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Beyond the Vertical Campus in white text on top of 4 high rise buildings with landscaped area in front

Every design—big or small—begins as an idea. At IE School of Architecture and Design, we’re on the lookout for yours.

This ideas competition is open to anyone who believes that one of our innovative bachelor or master programs can help unlock your full potential. The general theme “Imagining Student Life at IE: Beyond the Vertical Campus” is the same for all applicants, but we’ll consider applicants to each program in separate pools when judging the submissions.

The brief is intentionally broad. We don’t want to constrain, contain, or impede an innovative idea with restrictive guidelines. Your submission can deal with anything from how we might reimagine the traditional student residence to tackling the issue of sustainability in all aspects of student life. Alternatively, you may focus on increasing the connection with the city, promoting student well-being or improving on-and off-campus mobility. 

Your challenge is to think creatively in order to develop exciting new ideas for student life, drawing on the opportunities presented by the vertical campus.

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