Essay: The Accessible Architecture

by Robbie

Great architecture is more than just creating a building that looks good; a thoughtfully-designed environment is one that works well and offers comfort and security for everyone who uses it. Accessibility variations are often an afterthought when it comes to architecture, but great design needs to incorporate decisions that make the space functional for all throughout the entire design process.

The importance of light on those with visual impairments, or circulation for those with limited mobility, can impact the entire form and aesthetics of an environment, and truly accessible design takes these into consideration from day one.

Do you have an idea or something to say about accessible architecture?

Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, is calling for essay submissions for their next print publication “What is Accessible Architecture?”. Submissions from participants related to any field or discipline are welcome. Selected winners will receive monetary awards and will be included in the ARCHHIVE BOOKS “What is Accessible Architecture?” print publication.


3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 1,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 600 €
2nd Prize – 300 €
3rd Prize – 100 €

+ 6 honourable mentions


Early Bird Registration: JUNE 7 – JULY 12
Advance Registration: JULY 13 – SEPTEMBER 15
Last Minute Registration: SEPTEMBER 16 – NOVEMBER 10

Final registration deadline: NOVEMBER 10, 2021
Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 14, 2021 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 23,2022



cash prize award: $ 1,210.00 USD

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