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Time’s up!

The competition is over for this year.
Thank you very much for all the wonderful submissions.
We look forwards to look through them together with the jury here in Oslo.
Hopefully every single proposal will be exhibited at Svalbard in July.
So a big congratulations to every single participant this year!

Book Release

A Beautiful book has been published about the 120 Hours Project from 2017, which was built in Guizhou, China! In’n’Out Village.

The winner of 120 Hours 2018 is …!

120 Hours is proud to present the winners of the 2018 competition: A Room for Communication.

The jury was overwhelmed by the variety of the entries, the differences and richness of the concepts, but saw similarity in the themes. In the end, the first, second, and third places represent three different ways and rooms for communication, and within their categories, they convinced the jury with their visualization and overall execution.


Follow the students in China!

The winning team, and the students from AHO are in China!

The winners of 120 HOURS 2017!

The winners of 120 HOURS 2017 are ready!

The winners of 120 HOURS 2016!

The Jury has chosen the winners of this year’s task “A House Without Function”.

Hva skjer med arkitekten?

Arkitektbedriftene har spurt norske arkitektbedrifter.


We interviewed the jury and asked them about their favorite building, describing its space(s) and why it interests them!

Jury Member: Christian Kerez

Christian Kerez was born in 1962 in Maracaibo, Venezuela and obtained his degree in architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich. After extensive published work in the field of architectural photography, he opened his own architectural office in Zürich in 1993.


Political, programmatic  and economic choices define our reality. Who is really in charge of architecture at the current moment? This leading role is deeply mystified.

Winner of 120 HOURS 2014 to be built at Øya 2015

The winner of last years competition will built at this years Øya festival by the relocatable buildings manufacturer OBWiik and the engineering and design company Hjellnes Consult.

Instagram contest – vote for your favorite!

During these amazing 120 HOURS we have chosen six topics to our Instagram contest: Excitement, Brainstorm, Chaos, Insomnia, Team Spirit and Celebration. It is now up to you to select the winner!

“One must move to the borders of architecture in order to blur it and ultimately renew it”

We asked jury member Alfredo Brillembourg to reveal his expectations, talk about the site and also to share his last advice.

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This years competition attracts an incredible amount of interest.

Design your music festival

120 HOURS are proud to announce that we have partnered with one of Europe’s leading music festivals. This week, over 2,000 students from 80 countries will compete to design a new meeting point and icon at this years Øya festival in Oslo.


In this year’s competition, we want to feel your excitement and frustration as it happens! During these 120 hours, we want you to share your pictures with us and your fellow contestants. The best contribution will be awarded with an iPad Mini!

Registration closes at noon!

The sign up will close at 12:00 AM GMT (+1) tomorrow, the 17th of February 2014. If you have not signed up by 12:00, you WILL NOT be able to participate in 120 HOURS 2014. We will make NO exceptions!

Sign up now or end up on the sideline.

“If you have a good idea, you can make a presentation in two hours”

… said Johanne Borthne without hesitation when Superunion Architects shared their experience with architectural competitions at their 120 TALK this Tuesday.

120 HOURS 2014: Redefining sustainability in architecture

The keywords of this years competition are sustainability and experience.

We are delighted to present 120 TALKS

120 TALKS is a lecture series held before and after the competition. The talks consist of lectures and debates that discuss the competition’s yearly theme, as well as more general topics of contemporary architecture. It aims not only to inspire participants, but also to reflect and question the vast field of architecture.

What does it take to win 120 HOURS?

We have asked some of the previous winners of 120 HOURS to give us their top three tips on how to create a winning project.

We are teaming up with ArchDaily!

We at 120HOURS are happy to announce that our official media partner for 2014 is the world’s most visited architecture website, ArchDaily!

Out with the old, in with the new!

Welcome to the brand new website for 120 HOURS, – the world’s leading architecture competition, created for and by architecture students.

The amazing jury of 2014

After a lot of phone calls, e-mails, hard work and almost unbearable secrecy, we are are very proud to finally introduce the fabulous jury of 120 HOURS 2014!

Competition archive, it will be back

We are curretly working to get the archive back online, but we need to do some alterations to give you the best user experience possible.

120hours in media

Svalbardposten – The World’s Northernmost Newspaper

We are also happy to announce the Svalbardposten (the world’s northernmost non-alternative newspaper) has published a review of our exhibition at Svalbard. (Behind a payment wall).

Icepeople – The World’s Northernmost Alternative Newspaper

We are delighted to see a thorough, and rather entertaining, review of our exhibition at Svalbard in Icepeople

[NO] Hva er et hus?

Oppgaveteksten for den internasjonalet arktitektkonkurransen 120 HOURS er lansert.

[NO] 120 Hours i gang

Mandag gikk startskuddet for årets 120-konkurranse. Dette er uka som arkitektstudenter fra hele verden har ventet lenge på.

[NO] 120 Hours er i gang

1472 lag med studenter fra hele verden skal diskutere det elementære i arkitekturen i årets utgave av 120 Hours.

[NO] Konkurranse: 120 HOURS

På mandag slippes årets oppgave. I løpet av fem dager skal studenter fra hele verden løse et komplekst sosialt spørsmål knyttet opp mot arkitekturfaget.


[EN] 120 Hours 2016: Theme launch!

Whatever Happened to Architectural Space?


[NO] Temaet for årets oppgave!

Vi har nå offentliggjort årets tema!


[NO] Hva skjedde med arkitektene?

Den internasjonale arkitektkonkurransen 120 Hours setter spørsmålstegn ved arkitektens rolle, og inviterer studenter fra hele verden til åpen debatt.


[NO] 120 Hours i startgropa

120 Hours er tilbake med nytt team!