About the contest

Competition Objectives

Identify the top architectural projects created with the use of BIM-technologies

Assess the level of knowledge of modern technologies in the field of architectural design

Support implementation of BIM technologies at universities

Improve the use of BIM-technologies in education

Connect students and share knowledge and experience

Support and grow the software user community

To participate, you must:
  • Apply individually
  • Be enrolled at an accredited Architectural School and currently pursuing a undergraduate diploma Bachelor or Master of Architecture or Engineering and construction
  • Be between 18-25 years of age
  • Submit one project in one category only
Requirements for competitive projects

Projects should be delivered using ARCHICAD 23, the industry first BIM software for architects developed by GRAPHISOFT, and its supported 3rd party applications. Students are allowed to use visualization tools and create final layouts in other software products.

Open for any architecture student around the world
Dates and order of the competition

May 11 - June 30, 2020

Registration and submission of projects

July 1 - July 7, 2020

Evaluation of entries

July 8, 2020

Winners Announced

Registration and submission procedure

To qualify for BIM PROJECT 2020, you must complete the registration process and verify your email address


Fill out your personal profile


Create a project and prepare the files:
– 1-6 presentation boards in .png or .jpg formats (size 1000x1400px) and files in * .pdf format (size 100x140cm, 150dpi or higher);
– A *.pla project file (no more than 1GB) saved from ARCHICAD 23;
– Optional: .bimx file and/or .mp4 video (e.g. Twinmotion animation)


Upload files to your account


Include a written description of the modeling techniques and additional software used


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Projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:

50% Architecture

High quality of the project, functional concept, taking into account regional features, plan, as well as environmental, economic and social rationality.


The criterion “Architecture” will be evaluated by leading architects and the criterion “Effective use of ARCHICAD opportunities” will be evaluated by BIM experts and GRAPHISOFT company members who will serve as judges for this competition.