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Bangkok Artists Retreat Design Competition

BANGKOK ARTISTS RETREAT

Bangkok Artists Retreat competition

THE VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/154247045

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers have launched their latest architecture
competition for the Bangkok Artists Retreat. This competition looks to revitalise an area of
Bangkok’s Old Town and repurpose one of the city’s notable landmarks -the Nightingale
shopping mall – as an artists retreat.

Bangkok has long been a haven for artists, with a unique vibe and culture, and a low cost of living,
it’s a popular location for artists to travel to in order to get inspired. A new artists retreat could
reinvigorate some of the city’s tourism that has been lost due to recent political and social unrest.

Registration for the Bangkok Artists Retreat architecture competition is open now until the 24th
February 2016.

Winners will be announced on the 23rd March 2016, in the meantime more information can be
found on https://bangkokartistsretreat.beebreeders.com

Bangkok Artists Retreat Architecture Competition

AIA North Carolina Urban Housing Design Competition, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Members of ACTIVATE NC invite you to share your ideas on contemporary housing in the inner city. The site is located along South Mint Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte has an intense and vibrant Uptown Center City surrounded by leafy suburbs. The competition site is within walking distance of the Uptown district and is representative of an in between zone that is neither Center City nor suburban. Thus it may be considered a resource for connecting different parts of the city that are currently separate.

Designers are invited to explore and develop the following:

• Live/work dwellings for young professionals or entrepreneurs
• Traditional dwellings for families
• Offices and shops
• Urban outdoor space
• Indoor and outdoor environments that nourish ecologIcal and sustainable lifestyles

This is an ideas competition generated by the need for new ways of dwelling in our growing cities.

The competition encourages a housing type that blends different income levels and demographics and helps knit together the fabric of the city. A building boom of multifamily housing is underway in many of our growing cities, but very little of it is designed for its place or program. From Charlotte to Seattle, multifamily housing tends to look the same. This competition asks entrants to create a design that embraces diversity, that is designed specifically for a site in Charlotte, and that is a good neighbor to small scale houses, streets, and light commercial and industrial buildings that comprise the neighborhood.

The competition winners will be publicly announced in May 2016. Entries will be displayed at the AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design as well as other venues throughout the state in the seven AIA NC Sections.

ACTIVATE NC is an outreach initiative of AIA North Carolina to strengthen the civic role of architecture and design in our community.

AIA North Carolina Housing Design Competition

London Internet Museum Design Competition

London Internet Museum Design Competition

Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are running the London Internet Museum
architecture competition; it is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to use creative designs to
connect current generations with both the past and the future. Participants are tasked with
submitting ideas for an internet museum which shows both the history of the internet, as well as
acting as a platform to discuss and workshop its future.

The internet has made connecting with others around the world infinitely easier, and it was this
concept of connection that drew us to select the now-closed North Woolwich Old Station Museum
in east London as the proposed competition site. What was once a hub for the city’s North London
line, the Old Station Museum has been abandoned and fallen into disrepair.

Registration for the London Internet Museum architecture competition is open now until the May 4.

More information can be found on https://londoninternetmuseum.beebreeders.com/

Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition
Ctrl+Space – Architectural Competitions are organizing and hosting:
Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition 2016
Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition
This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal for a Cultural Building Refurbishment in Lido Island – Venice, Italy.
A total fund of 5000€ in prize money will be awarded to winning entries and awards of merit. To all the awarded proposals, online promotion will be made through specialized websites and blogs.
Feb 19 – First Stage Registration deadline – 40€
Apr 9 – Second Stage Registration deadline – 60€
Apr 30 – Final Stage Registration deadline – 90€
Apr 30 – Final Project Submission deadline

IsArch Awards 2016 for Architecture Students
IS ARCH Awards Architecture Prize
IsArch awards for architecture students – jury members for the 7th edition news

Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion Design Competition
Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion Design Competition
Bee Breeders’ new architecture competition – the Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion – looks to help
spread the message of the importance of the right to free speech. The purpose of the structure is
to deconstruct the idea of free speech, reminding visitors that freedom of speech is a luxury not all
people can enjoy and educate people about the situation in other countries around the world. The
recent events in Europe have highlighted how the civil liberties we often take for granted are
denied to many all around the world.

The Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion will enable exhibitions on the importance of free speech to
travel the world and work to leave a positive lasting impression.

Registration for the Charlie Hebdo Portable Pavilion architecture competition is open now until the
March 9, 2016.

Winners will be announced on the April 6, 2016, in the meantime more information can be found
on https://charliehebdoportablepavilion.beebreeders.com/

Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
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

Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum Design Competition
Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum Design Competition
For the Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum architecture competition, Bee Breeders architecture
competition organisers were inspired by the work of multi award-winning filmmaker, and Ugandan
LGBT activist, Kamoga Hassan. This competition seeks to generate ideas for a youth centre that
can support the local LGBT population in what is a strict and dangerous society for LGBT
individuals.

The Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum should offer practical and psychological support for those youth
most affected by the country’s strict anti-gay laws. The work of the brave filmmaker Kamoga
Hassan, whose projects highlight just how dangerous it can be for LGBT individuals living in this
East African country, highlights why an LGBT youth centre is so important.

The final deadline for registration is April 20, and the announcement of the winning designs, and
the recipients of the $5,000 prize fund, will be announced on May 18, 2016.

More information can be found on https://ugandanlgbtyouthasylum.beebreeders.com/

Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation International Idea Challenge

The Tapio Wirkkala – Rut Bryk Foundation is pleased to announce an open international concept competition for the future Foundation archive. The aim is to create a new type of conversational, international design center.

The idea challenge is organized by the Tapio Wirkkala – Rut Bryk Foundation in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Architects and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

More information at http://wirkkalabryk.fi/juhlavuosi/ideas-competition/.

The registration closes on 28 March 2016. The material deadline is 4 April 2016, and the winners will be announced in June 2016. The prize of the idea challenge is 20 000 €, which the jury will distribute as they see best. There will be at least two prize recipients, and a maximum of five.

Dencity Competition 2016

Dencity Competition 2016 logo

Shelter Global, an architecture and design non-profit, are pleased to invite architects and students from all over the world to enter the second annual Dencity Competition. Last year the inaugural Dencity Competition had over 350 registrations from 50 different countries and the winners were highlighted in a number of publications.

Dencity Competition 2016 Jury

The intent of this architectural competition is to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities. Rapid world growth and urbanization is causing some of the densest places in the world to be comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Now, more than ever, architects and designers need to play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods.

Dencity Competition

Dencity has a prestigious jury of architects, professors, and thinkers from around the world. All competition submissions are due by April 25, 2016. Registration can be done online at:
Dencity Competition 2016

Dencity Competition 2016

Mud House Design Competition 2016
Designing a School for Ghana:
Mud House Design Competition in 2016
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

Shivaji Competition: Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas
Shivaji Competition Male Seawall Maldives
Shivaji Architecture Competition
In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter in the 21st century. All entries will be submitted as animated GIFs for social media broadcast and museum exhibition. One finalist will be selected to participate in the Rising Waters Confab 2016 to be held on Captiva Island, Florida, USA in May, 2016.

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

AIT-Award 2016 – best in interior and architecture Competition
Registration deadline: 27 Jan 2016
Submission deadline: 3 Feb 2016
Award ceremony: 16 Mar 2016 in Frankfurt am Main
AIT-Award 2016 logo
The international AIT Award – Best in Interior and Architecture 2016 – combines interior design and architecture in one price and has its focus in the architectural centres of the world (Europe, North America, Middle East and Far East) – but also includes newcomer and yet neglected regions. The AIT Award is divided in different categories: all types of architectural projects and interior spaces can be submitted. An international renowned jury of architects and interior designers will be awarding the best project in each of the categories. The competition is open to architects, interior designers and design professionals. There is no charge for entering the competition.

Re-think 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.

Re-think competition

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
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Architecture 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
International Shopping Plaza Concept Design 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.

www.awrcompetitions.com

Superscape 2016 Architecture Competition
The architectural award Superscape 2016 is launched, now open for submissions until March 7, 2016.

The Superscape is awarded biennal to innovative and visionary architectural concepts. It focuses on the interaction of private living space with urban contexts, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Superscape 2016 opens a field for visionary design suggestions and space concepts which focus on building the urban residential space of the future.

The goal is to formulate forward-thinking concepts, to question familiar residential patterns and to risk experiments in design, but also to consider their feasibility, and to check the possibility of realising them within existing building substance and existing urban structures. Supercape carries a cash value of € 20.000.

Read more about Superscape 2016 at www.superscape.at/eng

Lighthouse Sea Hotel Architecture Competition
Lighthouse Sea Hotel competition 2015
This architectural competition focuses on the transformation of a disused lighthouse into a hotel building.

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

http://www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com/competition

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

SEGD Global Design Awards 2016

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.

2016 SEGD Global Design 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.

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

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 info@amuseuminthemaking.com.

Arquideas Central Park Summer Pavilion (CPSP) New York competition
Central Park Summer Pavilion Design Competition
Central Park Summer Pavilion Architecture Competition
Participants: Architecture students and young architects
Registration: October 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016

A’ Design Awards and Competition
A' Design Awards and Competition 2015
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.

Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition

CHALLENGE
Today over 3 billion people live in urban areas, composing 50% of the world population. By 2050, it is estimated that the world population will grow to between 9 and 11 billion people, and over 70% will be living in urban areas. This means within 35 years, we will need to house an additional 3 billion people within cities by the most conservative estimates. Even if we could build large apartment complexes that house 500 people each, we would need to construct 500 buildings each day every day for the next 35 years to meet that demand.

Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition

How will the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry meet the demand for affordable and sustainable buildings in this rapidly urbanizing world? At Flux, we believe technology is the answer. Based out of San Francisco, Flux develops cloud-based collaboration tools that exchange data between existing design environments, allowing for automated and parametric workflows that extend across platforms. Our mission is to spread design knowledge and improve the accessibility of design tools, in order to help the AEC industry design buildings smarter, faster, and more sustainably.

In this competition, we ask students designing in Grasshopper, Dynamo, and Excel to think about the role technology solutions can play in accelerating the building design process and increasing the innovation capital of design teams. Each registered team will submit a short video explaining your project, along with relevant design files. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, simplicity, and transferability; prizes will be awarded for a variety of submission categories as detailed in the brief.

Read the full competition brief and register at Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition

SCHEDULE
November 2: Registration opens
November 15: Early bird registration closes
December 1: Competition brief released
December 31: Registration closes
January 31: Competition submissions due
February 29: Winners announced

AWARDS
Most innovative project: 5,000 USD
Best building performance: 5,000 USD
Best digital fabrication using Flux: 1,000 USD
Best use of data harvesting with Flux: 1,000 USD
Best multi-user collaboration using Flux: 1,000 USD
People’s choice for best overall: 2,500 USD
Plus 10 Honorable Mentions: value TBD

FOLLOW
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fluxhq/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1713021545583826/
Twitter: @flux_io

QUESTIONS
Have a question? Send us an email at competition@flux.io.

Architecture of Necessity Competition
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 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 Ideas Competition
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
AGi_2016 New Year 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.
Website: http://www.elevatingerie.com/

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:
contact@advancedarchitecturecontest.org
http://www.advancedarchitecturecontest.org/

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.

OPENGAP Architecture Competition

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.

IE School of Architecture and Design

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

Prizes:
– 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.

Jury:
– 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
HUC Architecture Competition
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.

ELIGIBILITY
Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline
(up to five years).

AWARDS
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)

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

RTS Campus Competition, Switzerland
RTS Competition Switzerland 1

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 Wine Culture Centre Competition 1
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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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