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2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence – Request for Competition
Call for Entries
Who: The Bruner Foundation (Cambridge, MA), sponsor of the biennial award
What: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits the project.
When: Deadline for Entries: midnight EST on Thursday, December 8, 2016
Why: Founded in 1986 by architect and developer Simeon Bruner, the RBA seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better, thereby benefitting urban communities nationwide.
Apply: Rudy Bruner Award
About the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), a program of the Bruner Foundation, is a biennial award that celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to the urban environment. Each cycle is documented with detailed case studies about the winners and lessons learned about urban development in America.
Lamborghini Road Monument – Young Architects Competitions
Visionary, cutting-edge, pure: these are the values that currently characterize Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (“Automobili Lamborghini”). Since 1963 this company does not create cars but four-wheeled dreams, design and engineering masterpieces that reached every continent and became legendary in the world because of their visionary and pioneering features.
An international legend with an Italian heart. A legend that, starting from 2018, will be enriched by a further exciting chapter.
Made in Italy and known as the “Urus” project, the third model of the House of the Bull will soon be leading the market as the new Made in Italy luxury icon: a supersport car among the SUVs.
In order to celebrate this event, along with a new enlargement of its base, Automobili Lamborghini intends to innovate the places of the legend inviting all the designers to imagine two monumental landmarks at the entrance of its historic plants.
The Wall of Answered Prayer Architecture Competition
international design contest launched by RIBA Competitions for a motorway landmark in the UK.
Called ‘The Wall of Answered Prayer’, it is set to be built beside a British motorway and to consist of a million bricks. Each brick is to represent an answered prayer.
The structure was the idea of a former Leicester City FC chaplain and over £47,000 has been raised through crowdfunding.
For each brick used another will also be donated for social housing. A million bricks is equivalent to about 62 houses.
Architect Renato Benedetti is the RIBA adviser on the competition; she said: “We are looking for very high quality, deliverable, innovative submissions which will inspire and intrigue.”
This architecture competition is open internationally to architects, engineers, artists, sculptors, technologists and related design professionals ; collaborations are encouraged.
Phase 1 of the architecture competition will require teams to submit concept designs anonymously, in digital format, by the deadline of 7 November 2016. Up to five will be shortlisted.
Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT.
The competition is being managed on behalf of a charity called Network, The Evangelical Council for the Manchester Area Trust.
A shortlist of potential sites is currently being drafted, with the preferred site expected to be announced in summer 2017.
Further information: www.thewall.org.uk/riba-competition
Rising Stars 2016 Competition
Deadline 13 Sep
RIBAJ Rising Stars 2016, in association with Origin, aims to recognise the talents of design team members early in their careers.
Looking for brilliant architects, hot-shot engineers, creative planners, perceptive project managers, genius cost consultants and sustainability innovators who, though early in their career, are already making their mark.
“The stars of the design team are at their most productive in the first 10 years of professional life, proving themselves with a combination of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Yet because they are often still young and working for others, they rarely gain recognition beyond their colleagues.”
The RIBA Journal and Origin Doors and Windows launched Rising Stars to uncover and reward the new generation of professionals who will forge architecture’s future path.
The winning individuals will feature in the RIBA Journal, on ribaj.com and will be invited to an exclusive event to celebrate and bring together the 2016 cohort.
Seoul Animation Center Competition, Korea
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announces a call for entry as below for the design competition aimed to construct a new Seoul Animation Center.
RIBA Competition : Great Ormond Street Hospital Phase 4 Redevelopment, London, UK
Selection of multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for Phase 4 of the Redevelopment Programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH)
RIBA Competitions announce the launch of a Competitive Dialogue process on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) that is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for the fourth phase of its ongoing site redevelopment programme.
Phase 4 will replace outdated facilities on part of the Hospital’s central London site, supporting its clinical teams in delivering world class paediatric care and research activities. The building will become the new ‘front door’ for the organisation and an architectural expression of its guiding principle: The Child First and Always. The client vision for the development was shaped by a comprehensive review of the GOSH masterplan and engagement with GOSH staff, patients and families. GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital sees more than 268,000 patients every year from across the UK and around the world.
Peter Steer, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are excited to see how the world’s best design and construction experts can reflect our vision to create a building that supports our staff in their important work and nurtures our patients and their families through some of the most testing times of their lives. We’re also looking forward to seeing how the designs can express the things that are special about GOSH, including our focus on carrying out world-leading research to find new treatments and cures that transform young lives.”
“Our guiding principle at GOSH is The Child First and Always, so it goes without saying that the design of the building must prioritise their needs. It should also celebrate the children and young people who are at the heart of everything we do.”
Between three and six bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in a three-month competitive dialogue programme starting in late October 2016. This dialogue will include workshop sessions on design, cost and contractual issues leading to the submission of final tenders in February 2017. The submitted design proposals will be exhibited to allow feedback on the designs from staff, patients, families, partner organisations and the local community.
An equal honorarium of GBP £20,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams who submits a compliant final tender and gives a clarification interview presentation. Honorarium payments will be paid to the Lead Architect/Designer from each multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor.
In the first instance, Expressions of Interest for the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Details of how to obtain the PQQ together with supporting information are contained with a Memorandum of Information available from:
The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the scope of the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment project, its procurement and programme. The deadline for receipt of PQQ returns is 14.00hrs (BST) on Friday 07 October 2016.
Orwell Crossings Project Architecture Competition, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Competitions unit launch a design competition with associated tender process on behalf of Suffolk County Council for the Orwell Crossings Project in Ipswich.
This £77 m project will see the proposed construction of two new crossings near the town’s waterfront area, together with the refurbishment of an existing swing bridge across the lock which provides access to the ‘Wet Dock’ and its marina facilities.
IE Spaces for Innovation Prize
IE School of Architecture and Design announces its third IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the word.
Candidates have to present a digital collage where they will be showing their insights and reflections about the future of work, retail and learning environments.
All young architects and designers worldwide who have finished their studies or graduate studies in 2012 or later.
There are no registration fees.
July 6, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Full-time, six month, paid professional internship in UNStudio, O+A Studio, Ingenhoven Architects and Viguier et Associes +
Free registration fees in the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments +
Scholarships worth € 29.000 towards the program tuition fees.
Sustainable Montpelier for 2030 Competition
Net Zero Vermont, Inc., an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering a sustainable future for Vermont, launched a nationwide architectural design competition to envision what a sustainable Montpelier might look like in 2030.
Offering a $10,000 prize for the winning design submission, this project hopes to attract top talent to the challenge of creating a concrete vision of a low-carbon, small-city of the future. Such a vision could inspire the work which will allow Montpelier to a Net Zero model city for the U.S.
The ultimate goal is to create a community-embraced, fifteen-year plan that accelerates the development of a vibrant and inclusive downtown including mixed-use spaces, interconnected arteries, efficient buildings, an improved street system and green spaces, all accessible to young and old, working and retired people of varying abilities.
Montpelier made national news in 2014 by declaring that it would commit to becoming Net Zero in carbon emissions by 2030. For an aging small northeastern city, almost wholly dependent on commuter traffic, this is not a trivial challenge. Today, with over 60% of its downtown real estate devoted to off street parking lots and many of its existing buildings and infrastructure more than a century old, that commitment is a courageous first step. Through the design competition, citizens will be invited to shape that goal into a concrete vision.
Net Zero Vermont is mobilizing the resources of imaginative sponsors — including Ben & Jerry’s, National Life Group, Vermont Creamery and All Earth Renewables —for this unique architectural design challenge. The competition challenges multi-disciplinary design teams to envision a Net Zero downtown Montpelier for 2030 that retains the charming historic fabric of the city, while offering new concepts for life and work that focus on sustainable, human-centered design. The contest is open to teams with multidisciplinary design expertise in sustainable urban systems, the built environment, landscape design, public spaces, and the cultural and visual arts.
“We hope to create a vision of Montpelier that breaks from the status quo,” said Dan Jones, Managing Director of Net Zero Vermont. “The vision is one not designed around more asphalt-coated parking lots, but rather around a lovely city full of high density, affordable housing, recreation and commercial spaces. We looks forward to presenting the designs to our neighbors as we set about the hard work of transforming Montpelier into a truly Net Zero city.”
The first round, launched in July, will be an open public competition for design solutions, which will be culminate in a public review. In September, Montpelier residents and decision-makers will be invited to offer feedback and vote for the top concepts that illustrate the place they want to live, work and play in the future. The top five design teams from the first round will then be invited to prepare more comprehensive submissions, which will be publicly displayed and vetted through organized interactive review forums. The design that excites the most community approval will be awarded the $10,000 prize.
Net Zero Vermont Inc. is committed to continuing the planning process. The long term goal is to assist the community to integrate the winning preliminary and final designs into public development plans that will actualize the imaginative design work. By ensuring a significant voice for citizens in determining their collective future, this publicly visible visioning process will foster community buy-in and long-term commitment to development of the Net Zero future.
Net Zero Vermont believes that this model can and will be used as a template for small city transformation throughout Vermont, and perhaps throughout northern New England. The process provides a replicable model for attractive city-specific designs that can motivate the public to embrace necessary systems changes and develop small businesses development to ensure long-term sustainability.
Web site for this architecture competition: www.netzerovt.org
Net Zero Vermont Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit corporation
The City Above the City – international design competition
Deadline: September 30, 2016
€30k prize fund
Metsä Wood’s next Plan B initiative to explore possibilities of wood in solving the problems of urbanization
Cities all over the world are in dire need of new ways to house a rapidly growing urban population. The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanization in both sustainable and humane ways.
The world’s increasing urbanization is one of the most significant issues facing humanity today. By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population will live in cities. Consequently, urban growth is fast outpacing the ability to build affordable and sustainable living space.
Winner chosen by an internationally accomplished jury
PAVE Student Design Competition
Non-profit organization The Planning & Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) are launching their annual Student Design Competition.
This year’s architecture competition is sponsored by Kroger. This annual architectural competition, now in its 21st year, is geared toward college-level students involved in retail design and planning, visual merchandising, interior design, and branding programs.
The architecture competition’s design challenges consist of a visual merchandising category and a store design category, providing an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience.
There is no fee to enter and student will receive cash prizes up to $5000.00 with an opportunity to network with leaders in the industry.
This architecture competition is open to all college student world-wide.
New International Architecture Ideas Competition
“SAN FRANCISCO HOUSE OF MUSIC”
“The building wants to become an important link between the past and the present of the city.This new space, in addition to the Opera in the War Memorial Opera House, will be a place where new trends of classical and contemporary music will perform. The building will be a place where the community will be able to use the common areas and will enjoy the spectacles surrounded by the nature of the context.”
AWR-Architecture Workshop in Rome – www.awrcompetitions.com / email@example.com
Architecture at Zero 2016 Competition
The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy (ZNE) student housing project on the San Francisco State University campus.
This architectural competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking. Second, entrants will design one building, in detail, to indicate ZNE performance.
The competition is open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers anywhere in the world. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to student and professional winners.
Architecture at Zero seeks creative and feasible approaches to ZNE building. By encouraging innovative design solutions to site-specific design challenges, the competition aims to broaden thinking about the technical and aesthetic possibilities of zero net energy projects.
For further information visit www.architectureatzero.com
Win a weekend in Copenhagen, “the city’s architecture is inspired by light, water, open spaces and sustainability”.
Simply fill out a few simple details in a form and upload one internal image of your most inspirational single-storey extension project using VELUX roof windows.
The Best Home Competition
The Best Home Competition takes place once a year in cities around the world. It is a two stage Ideas and Design-Build Competition with the aim of identifying innovative proposals for new free standing residential houses this year in Montreal, Canada that will be built immediately.
This architecture competition is both a race that pushes the boundaries of the concept of house design and an opportunity of exposure. The architectural competition is open to anyone worldwide including designers, architects, landscape architects, artists, engineers and students and all professionals in areas related to architecture.
Making – Alternative designs for Factories Architecture Competition
Dukla Sports Complex Competition for rehabilitation of the city athletics complex in Pardubice, Czech Republic
DUKLA OF SPORTS / DUKLA SPORTOVNÍ
Two-round, open, anonymous architectural-urban design competition
Prize money total: 2,200,000 CZK (ca 81,400 Euros)
First round – deadline was: 4 Jul 2016
Second round – deadline: 7 Oct 2016
Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts
Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.
Can architecture react to social needs?
The subject of the competition is a conceptual project of architecture that is socially engaged and is capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural and social risks. Proposed solutions should constitute an ideological interpre¬tation of modern technological solutions which take into consideration social and economic determinants. Architectural study should focus on architecture as a key field heading towards social revitalisation and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should involve a thorough analysis of the problem, for example, starting from outlining global factors and indicating key directions for modern ar¬chitectural solutions. Accuracy of this analysis and po¬tential of proposed solutions are going to be the main components of projects’ assessment.
Qun Dang (Architect, Principal Partner at MAD Architects)
Ana María Gutiérrez (Architect, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow)
Peter Kuczia (IARP and BAK Architect, author of CO2 Saver House)
Julien De Smedt (Architect, Founder of JDS Architects)
Arturo Vittori (Architect, Co-founder of Warka Water NGO, Director of A&V)
Nathalie de Vries (Architect, Urban Planner, Co-founder of MVRDV)
Tobias Wallisser (Architect, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture)
Participants are free to decide about the location of the project, its scale, size and the program.
Listed below are 3 highlighted issues that the jury will pay attention to during judging:
1) a properly indicated architectural, social or environmental issue to solve
2) an accurate analysis of the selected issue
3) a properly chosen architectural solution that “reacts” and solves the indicated issue
Listed below are some issues that explain the concept of “Architecture that Reacts”:
an ability to response for social, economic, environmental changes |a level of social and environmental engagement of the design | a relation with a specific social, natural and built context | a level of flexibility and adaptability of the design |an innovative use of technology and sustainable systems |a level of self-sufficiency of the design.
5000 USD will be distributed among winners:
1st PRIZE: 2500 USD
2nd PRIZE: 1500 USD
3rd PRIZE: 1000 USD
In addition: 10 honourable mentions will be selected. Winners and laureates of special mentions will be published in several international online magazines, and at the Laka Competitions website. The best proposals will be selected by the international panel of judges.
Selected designs will be considered to receive support of Acceleration Partners through a process of qualification which will be separate from the process of awarding the main prizes. Acceleration Program is an international network of Partners, whose role is to offer opportunities of investigation and implementation for the best designs submitted to Laka Competition by providing professional consulting, mentorship, international press coverage and support of sponsors and funders https://lakareacts.com/competition/partners/
Registration opened in April, 2016
Early Registration: 50 USD was until June 1, 2016
Regular Registration: 75 USD until October 1, 2016
Late Registration: 100 USD until November 1, 2016
Project submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Jury deliberation: November, 2016
Winners’ announcement: December 1, 2016
UTC time zone for all dates
Website: Laka Architecture Competition
International Ideas Competition for Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration, South Korea
– To look for creative program and unique conceptual ideas necessary for the development of Busan Mulmangol bunker and the whole neighborhood
– To promote development based on the discovery of unique and creative ideas by participants from various fields
Scale of Project
– Estimated cost of construction: Approximately 100 billion USD (Estimated cost of construction can be readjusted later in accordance with the proposed plan.)
One recipient for 1st prize: 50,000 USD
One recipient for 2nd prize: 30,000 USD
Three recipients for 3rd prize: 10,000 USD
Four recipients for Special selection: 5,000 USD
University of Central Lancashire in Preston Design Competition, northwest England, UK
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and the University of Central Lancashire launch of an international architecture competition for a new Student Support Centre and creation of a new Square at the heart of their campus in Preston, Lancashire:
2A Asia Architecture Award 2016
2AAA 2016 will be held in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Theme: Innovative Architecture in Asia
RIBA, Chartered Member, Int’l. Assoc. AIA
AA dipl RIBA
Dr. Volkwin Marg
Dipl. Ing. Architekt, BDA
Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition
Launch of the International Competition in Architecture 2016
Imagine your future. Make your dreams real.
Every year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France launches an International
Competition in Architecture. The three prizes of the 2016 edition of the contest are:
“Innovation and Architecture for the Sea” Award: € 10.000
“Innovation and Architecture for Space” Award: € 10.000
“Architecture and Sea Level Rise” Award: € 10.000
Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.
Encourage, stimulate and reward creativity and boldness, this is the Jacques Rougerie – Space and Sea Generation Foundation – Institut de France award’s ambition.
Conditions of participation:
Students and professionals passionate about sea, space and major environmental challenges may register individually or as a team. Registration is only available online on the Foundation’s website:
Registration opens March 31, 2016 and projects can be submitted no later than October 31, 2016.
The Jacques Rougerie Foundation incorporates an international multidisciplinary professional network
of experts in each field of the three awards: the sea, the space and the sea level rise.
The Foundation and its network enhance opportunities and promote meetings and exchange
essential to support young architects, designers, engineers and shape their projects in detail.
The Prize and the Database:
Every prize consists of a financial reward of EUR 10 000 along with the support for the laureates in furthering their projects’ development with the help of the professional network of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France.
Any project submitted has a chance to be included in the Jacques Rougerie’s Foundation
Free and accessible to everyone, the Database lists a wide range of architectural projects related to the sea, the space and the sea level rise.
Thursday, March 31, 2016: Registration opening
Monday, October 3, 2016: Registration closing
Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Projects submission opening
Monday, October 31, 2016: Projects submission closing
Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Award Ceremony
Modularch 2016 Architecture Competition
ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT COMPETITION
IDEOLOGICAL PROPOSAL OF A MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING OF THE SOUTH CZECH PHILHARMONIC IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
The purpose of the architectural competition is to bring attractive ideological solutions for the proposal of a new multi-purpose building of the philharmonic orchestra in České Budějovice.
The topic of the competition is the design of a multi-purpose centre of the South Czech
Philharmonic with a variable hall for an audience of up to 1,000 persons, combined with an
open stage for open-air concerts with all the necessary amenities for the artists as well as for the visitors of the cultural installation of the South Czech Philharmonic.
‘Babyn Yar – Dorogozhychi Necropolis’ International Architecture Competition
Call for project proposals to the International Architecture Ideas Competition for complex integration of the memorial area “Babyn Yar – Dorogozhychi Necropolis” in Kyiv, Ukraine.
International architectural ideas single-stage competition with open application procedure for the selection of 7 best projects, with the requirement that the authors of winning designs submit materials for the exhibition.
Blue Award 2016 – International Competition for Students of Architecture and Regional Planning
The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology, and the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design is organizing the BLUE AWARD, an international student
competition for sustainable architecture.
New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition
New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition (Elevated Bike Path)
The New SkyRider, a system of elevated bike paths, was proposed by the New Taipei City government in 2015 in response to the global trend towards low-carbon lifestyles. This major urban development plan will create a green network of bike paths in the heart of New Taipei City, linking the densely populated districts of Xinzhuang and Banqiao on the north and south sides of Dahan Creek, and expand outward to connect other areas. By promoting the development of low-carbon transport systems and industries, this project seeks to encourage people to commute by bicycle and provide a high efficient and convenient transportation choice. The route of New SkyRider starts from the intersection of Section 3, Zhonghuan Road and Section 4, New Taipei Boulevard in Xinzhuang District in the north, extends south along the 60-meter wide parkway of Section 3, Zhonghuan Road (Provincial Highway 65), and spans Dahan Creek to connect with existing riverside bike paths in Banqiao District.
The New Taipei City government cordially invites outstanding Taiwanese and international design teams to creatively combine urban design, smart and low-carbon systems, and urban ecology, and structure aesthetic and submit their innovative and visionary design proposals for the New SkyRider project. The design of the clean, safe, and convenient transport network should integrate the parkway, including the 10 meter-width pedestrian open space beneath the elevated New SkyRider, public area, and space beneath the elevated highway. New Taipei City looks forward to a revolutionary design for its newest landmark and new vision for sustainable and urban living.
About NT＄2,280,000,000. (Approximately US$ 70,150,000.)
The planning and design service fee for this project is a fixed fee in the total amount of about NT$ 126,000,000. (Approximately US$ 3,880,000)
Tender Qualification: (Stage One)
A Taiwanese tenderer is either an engineering consultancy, licensed architect firm, licensed civil (structural) engineer firm, or company/firm registered in Taiwan, R.O.C. in accordance with Taiwanese’s law.
An International tenderer is either an a professional technical engineering consultancy or agency, licensed architect firm or licensed architect, licensed landscape architect firm or licensed landscape architect, licensed civil (structural) engineer firm or licensed civil (structural) engineer registered in foreign country in accordance with foreign country’s law.
Stage One Tender Submission Deadline: 2016/05/24
Stage One Jury Session: 2016/05/26 – 2016/05/27
Stage Two Tender Submission Deadline: 2016/08/09
Stage Two Jury Session: 2016/08/11 – 2016/08/12
Tender Documentation Download:
www.NewSkyRider.com.tw or NewSkyRider.ntpc.net.tw
(official launch on March 8th, 2016)
Aldo Morelato Foundation Architecture Competition
13th edition of the International Competition by the “Aldo Morelato Foundation”
Significant Furniture 2016/2017
“Convivial spaces. Furniture elements for public spaces”
The Aldo Morelato Foundation launches the thirteenth edition of the International Competition “Significant Furniture”, with the theme “Convivial spaces – Furniture elements for public spaces”
The great attention that design has dedicated to the home spaces, by designing tools and solutions to improve them, is now concentrating upon places where in fact “collective” activities take place, which include hotels and public places, offices and restaurants.
The new edition of the Significant Furniture Competition will be biennial. The Aldo Morelato Foundation under the guidance of the artistic director, the famous architect Ugo La Pietra has in fact decided to extend the period in order to better plan the activities related to the competition and give more time to the participants to present their projects. The deadline for submission of entries is fixed for 5th May 2017.
The Aldo Morelato Foundation, always active promoter of “artfully made” furniture suggests participants to enhance in their projects the woodworking aspect. The Morelato Company will produce a prototype of the first prize project, which will become part of the permanent collection of the MAAM (Museum of Applied Art in the Furntiure field) of the Foundation.
For the 2016/2017 edition the Foundation assigns the “Morelato Foundation” Award which consists of two awards, one for students and another one for professionals, with a total amount of € 5,000.00.
The competition is open to professional designers and to design and architecture schools students from Italy and abroad. Only new projects will be allowed, which will be evaluated by an illustrious jury together with the President of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, Giorgio Morelato.
Competition notice: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/documents/image/significante/2016_17/Bando_2016-17_ing.pdf
Subscription form: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/en/pages/modulo-di-iscrizione
‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update Design Competition, USA
Following on from the success of ‘Cambodia 2015’ (http://www.eleven-magazine.com/2015/11/18/cambodia-2015/) (awarded 3rd Top Competition of 2015 by Bustler), Eleven is excited to announce their latest architecture and idea challenge: ‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update’.
For this challenge, we move to California, in the beautiful city of San Francisco. The city is the USA’s most sought after real estate location and its Bay Area is today leading the way for innovative technologies and new urban models for the future. However, San Francisco is also home to the Tenderloin, one of the most distressed and dangerous neighborhoods of the USA. High levels of drugs, crime, prostitution, homelessness and violence are every-day realities in this neighborhood. Locals and tourists alike are strongly advised to avoid the area even in broad daylight and the police are often too scared to intervene without heavy backup by their side.
Ironically, the Tenderloin sits at the geographical heart of San Francisco, next to some of the most fashionable and desirable districts the city has to offer. Despite the vicinity to affluence, this part of the city remains isolated, existing as a dystopian urban island.
Herein lies both the opportunity and the challenge. The Tenderloin is an area of huge untapped potential waiting to be discovered, but the question remains: how do you solve a problem like San Francisco’s Tenderloin? Can it be turned into a model-district of the future, paving the way for a new age of 21st century inner-city regeneration to flourish?
Eleven calls thinkers, architects, designers, students and multidisciplinary teams from around the world to design innovation by submitting a proposal for turning one of the most deprived, dangerous and disconnected areas in the USA into the neighborhood of the future.
The challenge will seek a winner, a runner-up and six honorable mentions with a total cash prize of £4,500 to be won as well as lots of media goodies! The awards will be selected by a prestigious roster of judges from renowned academic institutions, architectural studios and magazines. The general public will also be given a chance to vote for their favorite entry, who will win the People’s Choice Award.
IsArch Awards 2016 for Architecture Students
IsArch awards for architecture students – jury members for the 7th edition news
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
matterbetter has initiated an international open ideas competition for architecture students and young architects to research new housing concepts for the future of the post-war Syria. The civil war in Syrian Arab Republic, which has started in 2011, created the biggest refugee crisis after the World War II. According to UNHCR, over 4 300 000 people has left the country and fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and now Europe. While world leaders are looking for the international solution of the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, many Syrians are looking forward for the opportunity to come back home as soon as the war is over.
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
Mud House Design Competition 2016
Designing a School for Ghana:
Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana, an international architecture competition open to graduates and advanced students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.
Mud House Architecture Competition
INNATUR 5 Architectural Ideas Competition
OPENGAP organizes the fifth edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals, committed to a strategy of implementing architecture in a natural environment. Approaches should point to find synergies between nature and the building itself. Each participant or team can propose the location of their Project.
INNATUR 5 Architectural Ideas Competition
Redefine convention: See things differently? Show your idea. Enter the Re-think competition and your work could be showcased on TiP, Balmond Studio’s influential online ideas lab. The winner will also receive a £100 iTunes voucher and enjoy a private call with Cecil Balmond himself, one of the world’s leading thinkers on space form and structure.
What is a Re-think?
Anything with an original idea at its core is a Re-think. To put it simply – a piece of work that challenges the norm. Something that pushes the boundaries, creating an alternate way of thinking.
What work can I enter?
There really are an infinite number of possibilities. Your entry could be a standout design project, architecture research, a pioneering artistic expression, a unique mathematical observation…the list goes on.
What format do I need to submit?
Submissions can be in any format – from a photo essay, written report or animation, to renders, audio files, interviews, essays or documentaries.
Website: Re-think competition
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Design Competition
New York City has seen rapid redevelopment that has capitalized on previously undesirable locations. Sitting at the top of these locations are the sites that have access to waterfront. Most of the ventures in these areas are private economic interests that only address public value when there is a direct return on profit.
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Architecture Competition
International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition
At the beginning of the 21st century there is a need to address contemporary social needs and desires and an emerging economic potential in order to create a new generation of shopping centers and leisure facilities. Architecture is no longer considered a footnote, but a fundamental means of engaging and extending the experience of the visitor toward new dynamic leisure horizons.
International Shopping Plaza Concept Architecture Competition
New Architecture Ideas Competition by AWR
International architecture ideas competition “MEHF – Milan Expo Horizontal Farm”. This architecture competition involves the design of a horizontal farm with a green playground in outdoor spaces of the Expo area and the related reorganization of the environment. The site area covers 5.600 sqm. The site area is located near the Cardo in the Expo Area Milan 2015. This architectural competition is powered and patronized by EXPO Spa and Ferrara Univercity.
15.000€ prize money + publications + exhibitions.
Early bird registrations: 19 Nov 2015 – 20 Dec 2015
Standard registrations: 21 Dec 2015 – 24 Jan 2016
Late registrations: 25 Jan 2016 – 21 Feb 2016
Submission deadline: 29 Feb 2016
Sequoia Climbing Space Architecture Competition
Rethinking Competitions’ sixth competition for architects and students of architecture: “Sequoia Climbing Space”.
This new architecture competition is different and special since the architect must think of an action not only in the ground but also in the air, between the trees, hung or buried. It is located in the great Giants forest of the Sequoias National Park in California.
The prize is 4500 euros and the jury is composed of the following architects:
– BakPak Architects
– Sara de Giles de MGM Arquitectos (Spanish National Prize)
– Sara Ferreras de Foster & Partners
– Gabriel Bascones, Architectural Projects proffesor at ETSA Seville
2016 SEGD Global Design Awards
Entries to the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards for Experiential Graphic Design are now open!
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design—honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Winning projects have ranged from interactive multimedia environments to complex hospital wayfinding systems and from branded corporate environments to museum exhibitions. Retail and interior projects, architectural signing, public art, design research, and books have also won awards.
Awards are conferred by multi-disciplinary, international juries. Past jurors have included Henry Beer, Peter Dixon, Sue Gould, Graham Hanson, Lars Uwe Bleher, David Vanden-Eynden, Kelly Kolar, Ken Carbone, Mitchell Mauk, Ronald Shakespear, David Gibson, Paul Prejza, Lance Wyman, and Virginia Gehshan.
Cool Gardens 2016 Design Competition
Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is an exhibit of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg and Brandon. The 2016 Competition seeks creative proposals from designers, architects, landscape architects, and / or artists who are interested in challenging and celebrating the interface between urbanism, landscape, and design. Engage the urban design culture of Winnipeg or Brandon! Register today!
Architecture Competition page: http://www.coolgardens.ca/2016-COMPETITION
Architectural Design Competition for new museum in Beirut, Lebanon
STAGE 1 OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A NEW MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM IN BEIRUT, LEBANON CLOSES JANUARY 4, 2016
Open call for an innovative and contemporary architectural design to house the museum, which is set to open in 2020
The international design competition for Lebanese origin architects with a Jury headed by Lord Peter Palumbo, Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) is currently accepting submissions for a design competition for a new modern and contemporary art museum in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon.
Situated on a historic and symbolic site across from the National Museum in the Achrafieh district of Beirut, the museum is one of the most significant developments for Lebanese art and culture in a generation. The yet-to-be-named museum is envisioned as a multidisciplinary hub of art and design dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary Lebanese culture. Set to open in 2020, its collections and program are being developed with the aim of bringing together diverse populations and narratives from the region and beyond. While located on a site owned by Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, the museum will retain an independent governance structure.
The finalist will be an exceptional architect who identifies with the project values and understands the significance of designing a cultural institution in the current urban, social, economic and political context of the country and region. The call to architects entails two stages:
Stage One: Request for Qualifications (RFQ), open to all Lebanese origin architects based in Lebanon or abroad. Based on the submissions to this RFQ, a short list of up to ten architects will be established. The online submission template can be found here: www.AMuseumInTheMaking.com/Apply
The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 4 January 2016, at 6pm (Beirut standard time; GMT+2 hours).
Stage Two: Short listed architects will be invited to participate in a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) to envision strategies for the site and develop a concept scheme design for the museum, along with technical and commercial elements.
The winning proposal will be selected in Fall 2016.
For further information on how to enter visit www.apeal-lb.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A’ Design Awards and Competition
The International A’ (A-Prime) Design Award is the world’s largest event for design, innovation and creativity, bringing together the very best designers, architects, innovators, inventors, brands, design press and institutions from all countries across the globe under the same roof.
The international design award and competition is now actively looking for new and original product and project submissions worldwide. Entries are open to both concept stage works as well as realized projects and products. The ultimate aim of the competition is to highlight and recognize good design works worldwide.
Architecture of Necessity Competition
Architecture of Necessity
This design contest is an international triennial for sustainable community building. Entries are accepted from professionally active individuals or legal persons such as building contractors, architectural bureaus, local government, construction firms or other companies.
[MOSCOW] Circus School Competition
[MOSCOW] Circus School – Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia with 12.2 million residents within the city and 16.8 within its urban area. It is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city in the entire European continent.
Moscow Circus School Architecture Competition
New Ideas Competition ARCHITECT’S STUDIO
Opengap invites participants to submit innovative proposals to rethink the workspace of an architect. To propose projects that addresses the architect’s vision of his ideal inspiration and working space. How do you imagine the place from which other spaces are to be designed? How to address a project in which you yourself are the client?
This architectural competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors could subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
Luxury Bleisure Hotel Competition
L’ARCA INTERNATIONAL, the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris and the Mondial du Batiment are thrilled to invite you to participate to their international architecture competition : LUXURY BLEISURE HOTEL COMPETITION.
More information here: http://we.tl/DPzkGO05wy
Contest rules: http://www.arcadata.com/concours/present.php
AGi architects Greeting Card Design Competition
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AGi Architects Design Competition
This design competition consists of two categories, children up to 12 years of age and adults over 18 years old. In each category, there will be five finalists in order to select only one winning design in the junior category and another one in the adults section.
Elevating Erie Ideas Competition
The creation of the Erie Canal was a paradigm shift for American progress in the 19th century, leveraging hundreds of miles of canal networks capable of generating cities out of swamps and ushering in a new era of exchange. Over a century later, what was the Erie Canal in the city has been capped over with urban development and sprawl.
We are now presented with the opportunity to reposition Erie as the vehicle for a globally relevant, ecologically turbocharged urban corridor. The Elevating Erie ideas competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse NY.
6th Advanced Architecture Contest
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the FabLab Barcelona are pleased to announce the 6th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of PRODUCTIVE CITY.
The aim of the competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.
The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and productive cities.
Prize (Total value: 60.000, 00 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the Juries following the bases scheme. The competition jury, which is composed of architects, professionals in a wide range of fields and directors of some of the world’s foremost architecture schools, is looking for outstanding proposals at any scale, for any city in the world on Smart Cities, Eco neighborhoods, Self-sufficient buildings, Intelligent homes, FabLabs, Urban farming or any other proposal that analyzes the phenomena of the Productive City.
The Registration is FREE, and the competition entries should be submitted digitally in PDF files via the Internet.
6th Advanced Architecture Contest:
OPENGAP Architecture Competition
OPENGAP organizes the third edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals regarding a new concept for artistic inspiration spaces.
Participants are invited to design a place focused on the rental of spaces that motivate creativity and concentration, allowing users to focus, inspire and develop their artistic ideas.
Each participant or team will define the location of their project, however, the proposal must justify the choice of the location.
The competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors can subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
The proposal submission will consist of two digital images in .jpg format, not bigger than 5MB each.
More info: OPENGAP Architecture Competition
International Architecture Prize | IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION
IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the word.
Objective: Candidates have to present a digital collage where they will be showing their insights and reflections about the future of work, retail and learning environments.
Participants: All young architects and designers who have finished their studies or graduate studies in 2010 or later.
Fee: There are no registration fees.
Registration: September 14, 2015 to October 30, 2015
– Full-time, six month, paid professional internship in Inditex, Legorreta + Legorreta or Idom UK +
– Free registration fees in the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments +
– Scholarships worth € 21.750 towards the program tuition fees.
– Martha Thorne (Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize)
– Guzmán de Yarza (Director of the Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments)
– Inditex (Global fashion retail group)
– Legorreta + Legorreta (Architecture firm)
– Idom UK (Group for Engineering, Architecture and Consultancy)
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Space for Social Actualization – ideas competition, Calgary, Canada
August 1, 2014 – Early Bird Registration* Deadline ($25 CAD)
August 28, 2014 – Registration* Deadline ($50 CAD)
August 31, 2014 – Submission Deadline (midnight MDT)
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) in Calgary, Canada invites designers to develop an exceptional and inspiring concept for a new space to promote social actualization.
The concept of social actualization reflects a move from a focus on personal development toward the development of the collective. It suggests a process of sharing and co-learning where the results promote a community of people to reach its full potential. What would a space look like that fosters a process of social actualization?
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) is a flourishing inner-city community. It embraces the potential and the challenges of its community through its core values: spirituality, social justice and radical hospitality.
Designers are asked to articulate a highly creative solution through a new form and program for a space (adjacent to the existing church) with the aspiration to be an inviting community hub for social innovation and spiritual growth. The idea is to engage and channel the energy of the congregation and citizens in the neighbourhood toward future-focused ideas and be a dynamic home base for HUC’s flourishing community. We envision a space where individuals of different beliefs who share our values can collaborate and innovate; an incubator for ideas.
Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline
(up to five years).
First Place – $2000 CAD
Second Place – $1000 CAD
Third Place – $500 CAD
Selected entries may be published online or during an exhibition of the ideas competition. There is a possibility that the ideas generated may be used towards a future built project.
Hillhurst United Church Ideas Competition
Green Line Ideas Competition, Toronto, Canada
“Or how to bury the imagination”
Green Line Ideas Competition (Underpass Solutions)
“If it is useless to hold a competition when there are no beliefs in the virtues of emulation and collective judgment, it is, above all, futile to hold an ideas competition when one fears the surprises of imagination and experimentation. The first part of the Green Line ideas competition (Toronto, 2012), presented in the most recent update of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, proposed an ideation exercise aiming to generate public debate. However it is harder to understand the relevance of the second part, entitled “Underpass Solutions”, which required designers to stick to “realistic and feasible ideas”.
more at http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca/editorial.php?lang=en&eId=1009
Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry
2014 International Architecture Student Competition
AECOM is seeking submissions to their fifth student competition. The theme this year is Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry. They are seeking integrated design, planning, environmental and engineering proposals in any urban context that relates to and improves the relationship between industry and urban development worldwide. For complete details, terms and conditions, please download the brief. If you are familiar with the brief and are ready to enter the architecture competition, please pre-register and upload your submission.
An internal jury of AECOM practitioners will select three semi-finalist teams, who will then be flown to New York City in the first week of September to present their schemes to a prestigious jury at the Center for Architecture. They will compete for US$15,000 in cash prize money. One winning team will be selected. The partner group of the winning design will receive an AECOM donation of up to US$25,000 of cash and in-kind staff time to further develop and implement the project.
Here’s a link to the architecture competition brief, which includes the program and all the terms and conditions. http://www.aecom.com/urbansos
RTS Campus Competition, Switzerland
Swiss Radio and Television Site Contest
The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is planning the construction of a new multimedia site next to the campus of the federal polytechnical school of Lausanne (EPFL) and the university of Lausanne (UNIL).
The new building should embody innovation and awareness in new trends, in new behavior of the public, in mixing of cultures, ideas and opinions as well as new technologies.
In association with the Swiss Company of Broadcasting (SRGSSR), the RTS organizes a parallel development study to one degree in selective procedure.
YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
YAC Architecture Competition
Italian Architecture Contest – organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC)
Mankind has developed through the centuries precious traditions and knowledge concerning the art of fermentation. The issue of fermenting grapes, malt, rice or barley has generated a quest for experience, knowledge, tradition, aesthetics, taste and pleasure.
Cantina Valpolicella Negrar (Verona) was funded in 1933 in one of the world’s most prolific regions for viticulture. The winery, under the trademark Domini Veneti®, is located among the worldwide top labels, excelling in producing classical wines such as Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.
What kind of architecture can be proposed in order to host and promote a culture related to one of the most ancient but most contemporary human activities?
This is the challenge YAC offers the designers, proposing to transform Valpolicella’s old winery into an architectural manifesto – carrier of quality. A place for culture, training and tasting, a facility open to those novices or experts who will to approach one of the most fascinating human expressions: wine.
1 tavola A1
architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals.
EARLY BIRD START:
24 March 2014
30 June 2014
Nicola Scaranaro; FOSTER+PARTNERS
Alfonso Femia; 5+1 AA
Markus Scherer; Markus Scherer Architekt
Antonio Ravalli; Antonio Ravalli Architetti
Fiorenzo Valbonesi; ASV3
For further information: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Space Forward: Ideas Competition
The Lightstone Group Architecture Contest – 1407 Broadway, NYC, USA
New York Architecture Competition
$14,000 goes to jury prize winner with $3,000 prize for 3 runners-up
1407 Broadway, a premier building in Times Square South undergoing a dramatic transformation with extensive building renovations and an image repositioning, has launched a contest inviting designers to create the ideal work environment – with the winner receiving $14,000.
The Lightstone Group, owners of the building, and its branding partner CO OP, launched the competition to foster an environment that sparks creativity and collaboration through the building’s new office spaces, amenities and creative tenant mix.
Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Competition
This new design contest by Parallel Projections, proposes the creation of secondary urban nodes with mixed-use, medium density development and public transportation to link each node, collectively pointing back toward the city center. Specifically, they are focusing on the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
You can find more details, including a tentative time-frame on their website: www.parallelprojections.com. We aim to post more details shortly.
Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Canadian Architecture Prize
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the launch of one of the largest architectural prizes in the world — the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.
“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.
UIA-HYP Cup 2014
International Student Competition
2014 marks the third edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design. As the exclusive annual international student competition in Mainland China sponsored by UIA (Union International des Architects), HYP Cup competition has provided a platform for architectural schools and students from different countries to exchange ideas on current architecture issues in relation to environment, specific sites, and urban spaces.
With its challenging topics, professional committee and jury as well as thorough organizing, HYP Cup competition has attracted students from all different countries to actively participate, and become one of the largest and most professional student competitions. Its influence and outreach has raised significantly throughout the globe.
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Contest
Elevator Annual 2014 : “A Unique Vertical Experience”
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Competition
The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes.
Beijing Cityvision Competition 2014
Evolution: the architecture of future mankind
Beijing Cityvision Competition is the sixth international competition launched by Cityvision and it’s part of the annual programme 2014, Evolution: the architecture of future mankind.
The purpose of the architecture competition is to provide a future vision of Beijing perceived as a Supercity (a unique one) that will absorb the best features from other cities (Satellites), assuming them as her own, and then reinvent itself in the form of a new – and unparalleled – model.
At the same time the architecture competition goal is to imagine who will inhabit this Supercity and how will the evolution of its future inhabitants take place.
Liget Budapest Masterplan Competition
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Liget Budapest Architectural Competition
Registration began for the Liget Budapest International Architectural Design Competition on 27 Feb 2014. A summary of the competition and its set of rules are available for all those interested on the official homepage of the open, free, international, two-round, anonymous competition announced after a successfully completed ideas competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings with a record number of submitted projects, three years of preparatory work and agreements conducted with national architectural and museum organisations; supplementary materials to the individual competitions are available upon registration.
International Urban Design Ideas Competition Bucharest, Romania
The Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 launches the international design competition Eco-Archipelago: Temporary Outdoor Urban Objects for Eco-design and Eco-tourism Destinations.
Designers, architects, artists and interdisciplinary teams around the world are invited to promote in an innovative way eight destinations from the Danube Delta, Romania: Crisan, Chilia Veche, Periprava, Letea, Mila 23, Cararoman, Sf. Gheorghe, Sulina. All entries in the contest will be dedicated to one of the eight destinations, the most important landmarks of Danube Delta biosphere.
The architectural proposals, in the form of floating islands, will be exhibited in the summer of 2014 in Bucharest on the Dâmbovița River, between the Romanian National Library and the Unirii Bridge.
Call for proposals: http://rowmania.ro/ecoarhipelag/?id2=&lng=1
International Open Call ‘Berlin Unlimited’
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Berlin Unlimited, initiated by Urban Transcripts, realized by CollageLab + Guerilla Architects, is surrounding the questions of “Berlin at its limits” through art, architecture and urban related events.
Only 25 years after the fall of the wall and the end of the “concrete division” (Willy Brandt, 10.09.1989), the city of Berlin still passes through the progress of re-definition and growth – a complex urban and political process, between the renewal of its own image as the “creative capital” and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition “Berlin Unlimited” is about to explore the contradiction of urban realities – between matters of individual freedom and urban constraint. By means of art and creative media, architecture and urban design, theory and research “Berlin Unlimited” aims to reveal an interdisciplinary narrative about the city and to display a critical view on former limits, todays limitations and tomorrows possible new divisions.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events: Through discussions in between different invited professionals and nominated artists/participants we want to open up a broader public field for urban related discussions around the opportunities and problems Berlin is facing. Furthermore the exhibition comes along with a program of unlimited events such as film screenings, guided tours, intensive workshops, urban talks and a publication.
EUR Rome Design Contest
Esposizione Universale di Roma Competition, Italy
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EUR Architecture Competition
The creation of the EUR was a huge, 1930s urban regeneration project, spearheaded by Mussolini, Italy’s controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning “the Leader”), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 World’s Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy. However, the World’s Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussolini’s ambitious EUR project was left incomplete.
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
The DuPont™ Corian® business has launched an international design award, called “Shape The Future Of Black”, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award is open to professionals and students in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar disciplines.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize, London, UK
The Bloomsbury Association, in partnership with Wainbridge Ltd, New London Architecture and Store, is pleased to introduce the inaugural Bloomsbury Association Prize.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize is an annual design competition which invites entrants to challenge and re-imagine the nature and use of one of Bloomsbury’s celebrated buildings or spaces. This year The Bloomsbury Association Prize invites visionary proposals which re-imagine the iconic Eisenhower Centre, a former deep-level shelter on Chenies Street.
Twenty chosen finalists will have their work exhibited at The Store Gallery. The winning entry, as chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a prize of £1,000, with a £250 prize for the the runner up.
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
International architecture vision competition organisers Homemade Dessert announce a new architecture vision competition in Latvia:
“BALTIC THERMAL POOL PARK”
Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia ask you to present the vision for a new development that would consist of thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities.
Efforts to restore Liepaja as a resort city have been revived in the new millennium. The wide beaches here attract visitors seeking recreation in the waterside cafés and bars, and nature lovers seeking peace on the coast. The unique natural healing resources available here call for the development of a new resort and health tourism amenities. Liepāja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia and 10th largest one in the Baltic States.
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
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New Berlin Natural Science Museum Architecture Competition
Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.
Hotel Ukraina Competition, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Ukraina Moscow Design Contest
Hotel Ukraina Architecture Competition
The OAO HOTEL UKRAINA, with the support of the non-state educational institution Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce the opening of a competition for the redesign of the entryway to this cultural heritage site of regional significance. This two-stage architecture competition, lasting from 17th September 2013 to 25th February 2014, gives architects from all over the world the rare chance to work with an example of Moscow’s unique Stalinist architectural heritage.
Architecture Competitions – Recent Additions
International Financial Center in Russia Competition, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Russia
Russia Masterplan Architecture Competition
Two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. The competition is held by CJSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, part of the CJSC Sberbank Russia group of companies, and is supported by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
“Russia” Theme Park is the first entertainment and educational park where visitors will have the reason to stay for more than one-two days. All existing theme and amusement parks are focused on one-day visit and are not designed for users who want to spend more than a week. The aim of this architecture competition is to change the concept of the theme parks.
Project of the Year and the Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture 2013, Israel
An initiative of AI and the EU, the competition is open to architects, designers, landscape architects, researchers and students, who are invited to submit work designed or written since 2009.
Emilio Ambasz Prize
First Architecture Competition Grañen, Spain
Architecture Competition Villa Grañen:
Rehabilitation of Municipal Building for Public Space of Art and Sound.
The purpose of this architecture competition is to gather ideas for a public space to host activities related with the plastic art and music, by fostering an environment of creation, education and the relationship between users.
It aims to encourage innovative proposals in terms of space and their integration in Grañén.
1st: € 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: € 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: € 500 EUROS + other benefits
More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details
eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions
A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
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A101 Urban Block competition
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