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NOA South America 2014
NOA South America 2014 Competition

Nature Observatory of Amazonia Contest
Contestants: Architecture students and young architects
Register: April 11, 2014 to June 13, 2014
Prizes: € 6,375 + Free digital subscription to AV Proyectos and Tectonica-online + Publication in
Plataforma Arquitectura, Future Arquitecturas, ARQ ediciones, Pedacicos Arquitectonicos and Taller al Cubo.

Green Line Ideas Competition, Toronto, Canada
“Or how to bury the imagination”
Green Line Ideas Competition (Underpass Solutions)

Green Line Ideas Competition

“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”.
Jean-Pierre Chupin
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

Voronezh Reservoir Open Ideas Competition
THE VORONEZH SEA
The development of a strategy for the renovation of the Voronezh reservoir
Open Ideas Competition

Voronezh Reservoir Design Competition

Registration due: June 14, 2014
Projects due: June 27, 2014

TASK
The Voronezh Reservoir is 30 km. long and 2 km. wide and was created in 1972 in the centre of Vonorezh, a city of over 1 million inhabitants 500 km south of Moscow.
The aim of this competition is to gather ideas on the renovation (ecological cleanup and improvement) of the Voronezh Reservoir so it can be more attractive for the population and used as a resource for the development of the city. The projects should not just address ecological issues, but also address the way the reservoir can be used in future, meaning that it should contain proposals on the urban development of the Reservoir and its direct surroundings.
The ideas should not necessarily concern the whole reservoir, but can be proposals for one or more parts. It is important to show how the proposal can be realized — it should be feasible both technically and financially.

Participants

Architects, urbanists, landscape architects and ecologists can take part in the open competition. The competition is also open to students in these fields.

Organizers
The Client of the competition is the Department of Natural Resources of the Voronezh region (www.dprvrn.ru)
Organizer is PROJECT MEDIA in Moscow, curator is Bart Goldhoorn

For more information: http://prorus.net/konkursy-05-voronezh-eng
e-mail: voronezh@prorus.ru

Voronezh Reservoir Closed Competition
THE VORONEZH SEA
The development of a strategy for the renovation of the Voronezh reservoir
Call for Portfolio’s for a Closed Competition

Voronezh Reservoir Architecture Competition

Portfolio’s due: May 26, 2014

TASK
The Voronezh Reservoir is 30 km. long and 2 km. wide and was created in 1972 in the centre of Vonorezh, a city of over 1 million inhabitants 500 km south of Moscow.
The aim of this competition is to develop a strategy for the renovation of the Reservoir based on the vision of the design team and the results of an Open Ideas Competition that is held prior to the Closed Competition. This strategy will concern the whole reservoir. It should include proposals to:
- liquidate the shallow parts of the reservoir
- improve water quality
- prevent untreated water flow into the reservoir
- improvement of the character of the reservoir so it will be an attractive and meaningful place for the city.

The proposals should include chapters on the economic and technical feasibility of the strategy and a road map for its implementation.
The first round of the competition concerns a call for portfolio’s. Four teams will be selected for the second round.

Participants
The closed competition is only eligible for teams of urbanists, landscape architects and ecologists with experience in tasks of comparable scope and complexity.

Organizers
The Client of the competition is the Department of Natural Resources of the Voronezh region (www.dprvrn.ru)
Organizer is PROJECT MEDIA in Moscow, curator is Bart Goldhoorn

For more information: http://prorus.net/konkursy-05-voronezh-eng
e-mail: voronezh@prorus.ru

YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
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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.

CASH PRIZES:
15.000 €

REQUESTED MATERIAL:
1 tavola A1

TARGET:
architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals.

EARLY BIRD START:
24 March 2014

DEADLINE:
30 June 2014

JURY:
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

Coonskin Base Ideas Competition
Telluride, CO
Coonskin Base Ideas Competition 1
Deadlines
April 25: early registration deadline
June 9: late registration deadline
June 16: submission deadline

Telluride Arts is pleased to invite architects, urban designers, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2014 Telluride Coonskin Base Competition, an open competition for generating ideas for the community of Telluride.

For more see: http://www.tellurideartandarchitecture.com/design-comp/

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
Parallel Projections 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.
Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Competition
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
Raymond Moriyama 1
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
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 Competition
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
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
Liget Budapest Project
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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’
Berlin Unlimited architecture competition
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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.

Busan Tower Architecture Competition, Republic of Korea
Mar 24, 2014 registration deadline
May 23, 2014 submission deadline
Busan Tower Architecture Competition
International Design Competition is announced to remodel Busan Tower to a hot place in the world as the center of history, culture and tourism by resurfacing the history and symbol of Busan Tower and encouraging the improvement of the citizen access, the public function, and the activation of the old downtown through the remodeling based on architectural conservation and utilization for Busan Tower prototype of architectural landmark in Busan.

EUR Rome Design Contest
Esposizione Universale di Roma Competition, Italy
EUR Competition
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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 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.

CANactions Architecture Idea Competition, Kyiv, Ukraine
New dates:
- registration till 25 Aprill 2014, 18:00 ( Kyiv time)
- project submission 27 April 2014, 24:00 ( Kyiv time)
CANactions Architecture Competition
CANactions Idea Competition
The Competition idea was born in circumstances of nowadays, rising civil responsibility and inspiration. Maidan, among other things, has brought Ukrainians to the understanding that every city is being built by its citizens. We are the masters of our own destiny. Today’s events in Ukraine make us ponder on our history, public attitude, values, freedom, responsibility for our decisions, our lives and our surrounding.

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.

http://www.bloomsburyprize.co.uk/

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”
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
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.

Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition, Taiwan
20 Jan 2014 : Stage One Material Submission Deadline
22 Apr 2014 : Stage Two Material Submission Deadline
Taipei Pop Music Center
picture from architect
Kinmen Passenger Service Center Architecture Competition
The project site for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center is roughly 5.2 hectares in area and lies directly behind the apron of Shueitou’s South Dock. The projected goal for Phase 2 of the Center is an annual processing capacity of 5 million travelers. Based on the projected growth and airport expansion in 2031, the design of Phase 1 will be for an annual processing capacity of 3.5 million mini-three links travelers, with construction completion and quality assessment of construction on Dec. 2017.

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2014
24 Apr 2014 : closing date for Submissions
Triumph Architectural Treehouse Competition
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Triumph Architectural Treehouse Competition
The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.
This competition investigates, explores and emphasis the importance of sustainable concept in Treehouse design as they become ever more popular, more intricate and more commercial.

Rebirth of the Bath House International Architecture Competition
15 Mar 2014 cheap registration deadline
2 May 2014 : registration closing date
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
Architecture Competition with US$ 7000 prizes
As the first competition in a design series focused on Liepaja Seaside Park – a historically exclusive retreat area in Liepaja, Latvia – you are presented with an opportunity to express your vision for the revitalisation and further development of the ‘Bath House’, designed by Paul Max Berchi in 1902.

New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition
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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 Architecture Competition
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.

Triumph Pavilion 2014 Competition, London, England
Organiser: ArchTriumph
Triumph Pavilion Architecture Competition
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Triumph Pavilion 2014 Design Competition
The brief is to design a temporary, freestanding, transportable and contemporary showcase Pavilion to be installed in the Museum Gardens during the summer of 2014. The Pavilion will be entitled “Dream Pavilion”.

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.
Prizes:
1st: € 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: € 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: € 500 EUROS + other benefits
Website: http://www.orillasdelflumen.es

More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details

Architecture Competitions in May 2014

World Habitat Awards – Building and Social Housing Foundation Architecture Competition
2 May 2014 closing date for submissions
World Habitat Awards
The World Habitat Awards will now be presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.

Architecture Student Competition, UK
The Future of the Conservatory architectural contest
31 May, 2014 : submission closing date
1st Prize – An iPad + £1000
2nd Prize – £500 + an iPad mini
There are also runners up prizes of £250.
Entrants can submit their designs as 3D models or detailed drawings. They must use their imagination to create new eye catching ideas, but it’s important to keep practicality in mind because there’s a chance the winning conservatory may get built.
Further details and the rules: http://www.davidsalisbury.com/conservatory-competition
Entries are open now and will continue to be accepted until 31st May 2014.

More architecture contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details

Architecture Competitions in June 2014

London SkyScraper Design Competition
10 Jun 2014 submission deadline
International Design Competition for Architects + Architecture Students and Graduates
This international architecture competition calls on and challenges participants to design or present a fresh concept for an Organic Skyscraper – a skyscraper that grows or changes form according to future requirement.
London Skyscraper Competition
ELIGIBILITY
o Architects
o Graduate Architects
o Architecture Students
o Team (Architects, Graduate Architect, Architecture Students, Engineers, Designers, Urbanists)
DEADLINES
o Special Registration: $60 US from 06th February 00:00 (GMT) to 20th February 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Early Registration: $80 US from 21st February 00:00 (GMT) to 17th March 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Standard Registration: $100 US from 18th March 00:00 (GMT) to 29th May 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Late Registration: $150 US from 30th May 00:00 (GMT) to 10th June 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Closing Date for Submissions 10th June 2014

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Stirling Prize

Pritzker Prize

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eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
VeVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions

A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
A101 Urban Block Contest
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A101 Urban Block competition


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