Open Call for Submissions to the Hello Wood Builder Summit

Hello Wood is extremely excited to announce that their international summer school & festival for architecture is back for 2023! After a 3 year hiatus, the summer school is returning to Hungary in July. They are raising the bar this year with a permanent central installation/community space, more people, bigger projects, more days, international designer superstars, and a closing music festival with more than 1000 visitors in the mesmerising landscape of post-apocalyptic basalt quarry.

International Summer School & Festival

There have been many architecture summer schools and festivals in the history of Hello Wood, but none on the scale of this summer’s promising event, the annual Hello Wood Builder Summit, which will take place in Zalahaláp, Hungary, from July 6 to 15.

Considering the number of participants and the scale of the project installations – not to mention the closing arts and music festival open to the public, the festival will be the biggest and most exciting event in Hello Wood’s history. The Hello Wood Builder Summit is one of the major events of the European Capital of Culture VEB2023.

Future-oriented architecture, design and art students, opinion leaders and teachers from all around the world will gather to create something extraordinary during their 10 days together.

The Hello Wood Builder Summit is a multi-day festival that goes beyond the traditional summer camps/festivals. The event is a unique community experience, inviting people to master the ‘thinking through making’ men- tality – to create, dance and party in a spiritual mass or as they say – B.U.I.L.D. – Build. Unite. Inspire. Love. Design.

The event will host over 200 international students/workshop leaders/tutors, and over  1000 festival attendees for the closing music festival.

Hello Wood is looking for projects that reflect the ambiguity of building & demolition, and solutions that reflect on the future of architecture/design/ land art, the scarcity of resources and space.

To participate in the Hello Wood Builder Summit and realise a project, applicants can either apply as a team leader or as a participant. Team leaders must submit a project proposal reflecting their thoughts regarding the topic, students can apply by submitting their portfolio and motivational letter.

For more details and to apply visit here or email