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Architecture Competitions, chronological:
2015 Better Philadelphia Challenge: The Future of Petty Island
This annual competition (Formerly the Ed Bacon Student Design Competition) challenges university-level students from around the world to address real-world urban design issues in Philadelphia that have application not only to our city, but to urban centers around the globe.
Pre-Registration Deadline: 11:59PM EDT, October 02, 2014
Competition Takes Place: Oct 3 – 24, 2014
Awards Ceremony: Feb 2015 (tentative)
More info: www.EdBacon.org
Petty Island, the site of multiple development proposals over the centuries (even Louis Sullivan drafted plans for an entertainment complex on the island in 1907), languishes today as a nearly-forgotten storage site for petroleum tanks and cargo containers. How might Petty Island – and the land adjacent to it on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River – be developed as a visionary 21st Century complex that creatively addresses todayâs and tomorrowâs cultural, environmental, and economic needs?
The 2015 competition is open to students of all disciplines and academic levels who are registered at a college or university for the duration of the competition (October 03 – 24, 2014). Entries may be submitted by individuals or by teams of any size and from any discipline, as long as all members of the team are matriculating students. Teams may include students from one school or from several schools.
Entrants MUST electronically submit one (1) presentation board which measures 80â wide x 40â tall (203cm x 101.5cm) as a PDF document. Entrants MUST also electronically submit one (1) 10-slide PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. The purpose of this slide show is to help tell the story of your proposal and will also become the basis of your public presentation at the awards ceremony, should your team win.
Downtown Q 2025 design ideas competition
Registrations deadline: 30 Sep 2014
Submissions deadline: 11 Nov 2014
Calling on all architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners to shape the future of one of Australiaâs oldest country towns.
Australian and international designers are invited to enter the Downtown Q 2025 design ideas competition â an opportunity to rethink critical streets and sites within the central business district of Queanbeyan, New South Wales in Australia.
The competition prize pool is $62,000 with an additional $2,000 community prize pool.
Winning entries will combine urban design ideas and development concepts that project a visionary future of prosperity and design excellence for the regional city. These ideas will be used to generate confidence in outcomes for the community and may be further developed to define and stimulate investment opportunity – spearheading regeneration and renewal of one of Australiaâs oldest inland settlements.
There is an eminent competition jury, chaired by renowned Australian architect John Wardle.
The competition has the endorsement of the Australian Institute of Architects â¨and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Registrations close 30 Sep 2014, with entries due 11 Nov 2014.
Call for Papers – Achieving Green Healthy Cities
Call for Papers – Achieving Green Healthy Cities
CALL FOR PAPERS – deadline: October 31, 2014
52nd International Making Cities Livable Conference on Achieving Green Healthy Cities
Bristol, UK, Jun 29 – Jul 3, 2015
Co-organizers: Bristol City Council, The Academy of Urbanism, University of the West of England
At this conference, we will examine creative strategies, tools and design solutions for Achieving Green Healthy Cities. We will review how the built and natural environment can be designed and managed to increase social and physical health and well-being, and to foster ecological, social and economic sustainability.
These goals cannot be achieved by professionals in one field alone. They require collaborative efforts and insights from many disciplines. We will hear from world-renowned experts working at the interface between planning, architecture, urban design, public health, landscape architecture, transportation planning, and social sciences, and review outstanding projects from the UK, Europe, North America and around the world.
Paper proposals are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners concerned with the following issues:
Topics for Achieving Green Healthy Cities:
â˘ Physical Planning for Healthy Cities
â˘ Ten-Minute Neighborhoods and Town Centers
â˘ Healthy Buildings, Healthy Architecture
â˘ Healthy Transportation Planning
â˘ How Public Health and Planning Collaborate
â˘ Counteracting Environmental Health Inequalities
â˘ Urban Design for a Hospitable Public Realm
â˘ Street Design in the Healthy City
â˘ Sociable Squares and Special Places
â˘ Green and Blue in the Livable City
â˘ Regeneration Projects
â˘ Lifetime Communities
â˘ A Green Healthy City for Children
â˘ Pedestrian Paths
â˘ Community Participation in Planning and Reshaping the City
â˘ Learning from Bristol
For more details, please see http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/52nd-conference-bristol
Those wishing to present papers should submit a 250 word abstract for consideration before October 31, 2014. Please submit online, following the Call for Papers Guidelines on the web at http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/52nd-conference-bristol/call-papers
Please prepare proposals for blind peer review. Notification will be sent within 4 weeks of submission. Final accepted papers are due March 2014. Papers must be presented in person at the conference and will be published in the digital conference proceedings. Selected papers will also be published in eReports on focused topics.
Future Wimbledon Competition, England, UK
Online submissions deadline: 15 Sep 2014 5pm GMT
futureMerton, in its role as Merton Councilâs strategic planning and regeneration team, plan to commission a masterplan in 2015 to guide investment and manage growth for the next 15 years, considering the potential of Crossrail 2 as a catalyst for growth.
This competition is a pre-cursor to that masterplan.
Challenging ideas are often overlooked in the process of formal masterplanning. Rising stars often do not get a look-in and the community can sometimes feel side-tracked by the formality of the planning process.
This competition is an opportunity to share ideas for Wimbledon that will inform future plans. It is an opportunity to showcase emerging talent and for the community to share aspirations at the earliest stage.
Bristol Arena Competition, England, UK
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol.
The Bristol Arena project is a large indoor multipurpose arena, to be located on the former diesel depot site close to Temple Meads railway station in central Bristol. It is anticipated that the Arena will open in the summer of 2017.
Multi-disciplinary teams will have the opportunity to design the 12,000 capacity entertainment arena. The successful experienced design team will have architectural, structural and building engineering capabilities as well as experience within the performance venue field and significant knowledge of the creation and development of urban spaces.
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol said: âThe Bristol Arena is key to the city region’s future and will act as a major catalyst to the development of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. We have to grasp the opportunity to design a building that not only works really effectively but is an inspiring place that enriches this new quarter of the city.
Self Build on a Shoestring in the City ideas competition, International
Submission deadline: 19 Sep 2014
A unique IDEAS COMPETITION, open to all, where you have to design a development of 20 homes on a typical urban site that can be built for less than ÂŁ75,000 each.
The organisers are looking for cost-effective, green and beautiful designs.
Selected entries will be displayed at Grand Designs Live and the winners will share a ÂŁ5000 prize fund!
The design contest judges include Kevin McCloud and Tom Dyckhoff.
Design a development of 20 homes for a city site that can be built for less than ÂŁ75,000 each
This is the second year we have run this competition in association with Grand Designs Live. This year we are seeking innovative ideas for a group self build project in a typical urban location. The competition is designed to showcase designs for clever sustainable homes, and to that prove that low cost homes can also be a very attractive too.
The Self Build on a Shoestring in the City ideas competition is open to anyone â though entrants will have to prepare detailed drawings, and assemble some carefully worked out construction costs.
Read the detailed Brief for the competition and ensure your entry is submitted by 19 September. The winner will be revealed at the Grand Designs Live exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, England, in October.
British Gas has sponsored the prize fund.
NBH International Youth Creativity Award, Kingdom of Bahrain
The Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award is a non-profit creativity competition which aims at providing the opportunity to youth aged between 14 and 30 years old to compete with creative youth and peers worldwide. The award consists of six different majors including photography, film making, graphic design, science, art and architecture. The winner is eligible to win grand prizes reaching up to $11,000.
To all the young architects who are hoping to leave a touch in their societies and use their talents effectively. This is your chance to be part of the award and show the world what you are capable of doing.
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.
Hereâs 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 TĂŠlĂŠvision 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.
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 â 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 buildingâs 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 â 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.
âMy 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,â 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 todayâs 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 itâs 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 â and unparalleled â 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 â 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 DĂ˘mboviČa 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 âconcrete divisionâ (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 âcreative capitalâ and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition âBerlin Unlimitedâ 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 âBerlin Unlimitedâ 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, Italyâs controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning âthe Leaderâ), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 Worldâs Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy. However, the Worldâs Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussoliniâs ambitious EUR project was left incomplete.
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
The DuPontâ˘ CorianÂŽ business has launched an international design award, called âShape The Future Of Blackâ, 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 ÂŁ1,000, with a ÂŁ250 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 cafĂŠs 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. LiepÄja 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.
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
âRussiaâ 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 GraĂąen, Spain
Architecture Competition Villa GraĂąen:
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 GraĂąĂŠn.
1st: âŹ 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: âŹ 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: âŹ 500 EUROS + other benefits
More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details
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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
Major Architecture Awards
Recent Architecture Competitions
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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