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Kaliningrad City Design Competition – International
Kaliningrad Competition
Kaliningrad Architecture Competition
An international architectural competition for a spatial and volumetric design of the Governmental historical and cultural complex on the area of the former Order’s Castle Königsberg and the House of Soviets in the city of Kaliningrad. The parameters of this architecture competition will take into account results of the previous design contest “Korolevskaya Gora and Its Surroundings”, organized by the Bureau “Heart of the City” in 2014.

Tiny Homes Architecture Competition – International Design Ideas Competition
Registration deadline: 22 May 2015
Tiny Homes Architecture Competition
Activate14 invite you to share your ideas on a new typology for urban housing: a twelve unit community of tiny homes to help address the problem of homelessness in urban centers. The site is comprised of 4 vacant lots owned by the City of Raleigh, just outside Historic Boylan Heights in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Contest type: International ideas competition open to students and professionals
Registration: May 22nd, $50
Deadline: May 31st
Prize: $1,500 finalist + $250 merit awards
Website: http://activate14.com/competitions/tinyhome/

Site Art Center International Architecture Competition, Portugal
Registration Deadline: 25 May 2015
ARKxSITE is pleased to announce the ‘SITE ART CENTER’ international architecture competition for students and young professionals. Registration is now open.

Site Art Center International Architecture Competition

This international one-stage architecture competition invites all architecture students and young professionals to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a contemporary Art Center located within the Fortress of Cresmina, in Cascais, Portugal.

The Art Center aims to create a cultural destination and focus on the protection of the cultural heritage. The Art Center will provide a space to display Contemporary Art and gather the community together for performances, lectures and social events, while providing a quiet space for invited visiting artists.

SITE ART CENTER _ Cascais, Portugal

Registration Deadline: May 25, 2015
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2015
Participation fee: 60 / 90 Euros

Open to: Architecture Students and Young Professionals

Website: www.arkxsite.com

2A Asia Architecture Award 2015
2A Asia Architecture Award 2015
2A Magazine announce the first annual 2A Asia Architecture Award; 2AAA 2015, which celebrates “The Emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”. It aims to highlight Asian achievements in architecture and will enhance a wider dialogue between architects in Asia.
As a part of its growing activities, 2A is now organizing 2A Asia Architecture Award (2AAA) as an annual event. This award recognizes architects who have engaged in designing buildings and cities in Asia originating from their specific cultural and geographical locations.

Sukkahville Architecture Competition, Toronto, Canada – International
Registration Deadline: May 15 at 11:59 EST
Submission Deadline: Jun 19 at 11:59 EST
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sukkahville Architecture Competition 2015
Architects, architectural students, artists, builders and design professionals (individuals or teams) are sought to submit design proposals for the fifth annual Sukkahville Design Competition. This open design competition requires entrants to design and build a contemporary interpretation of the temporary, free-standing Sukkah on Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of this Ontario city.

Tristan da Cunha Competition – International
Phase 1 submissions deadline: 2 Jun
Tristan da Cunha island
International design competition to design a more sustainable future for Tristan da Cunha’s community
RIBA Competitions international design ideas competition on behalf of the Government of this remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. The design contest aims to create a more self-sustainable future for the Island community of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.

Tirana Park Entrance Competition – International
Phase 1 Deadline: 14 Apr
Phase 2 Deadline: 14 Jun 2015
Tirana Park Entrance Competition
The Master Plan of the entrance to the Tirana Park and architectural project ideas for two public buildings: the Public Service Center and the General Directorate of the State Police.
Atelier Albania, at the request of the Minister of State for Innovation and Public Administration, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Education and Sports, and mandated by the Office of the Prime Minister, is declaring through the Albanian Development Fund, a competition for architectural ideas, through which, it is requiring the best ideas for the master plan for the Entrance to Tirana Park, as well as innovative architectural concepts for the Park entrance and public facilities, proposed to be placed on the interconnection that connects the city with the Park of Tirana.
Through this open call, Atelier Albania, is reaching out to teams composed of at least an architect, landscape architect, installation artist/ visual artist, construction engineer, estimator, and a specialist of monuments of culture. The product of the competition will be design solutions for the landscape development of the Entrance to the Lake of Tirana as well as some public and administrative buildings in the interconnection between the city and nature.

The architecture competition winner will receive a cash prize of 45,000 Euro.

There will be a second prize of 30,000 Euro, and a third prize of 20,000 Euro.

Phase 1 Deadline: 14 April, 16.00 (local time)
Phase 2 Deadline: 14 June, 18.00 (local time)

A Competition for Architectural Ideas

Website: http://competitions.planifikimi.gov.al/parkentrance/

Tirana Park Architecture Competition contact: atelieralbaniacompetitions(at)planifikimi.gov.al

Expo Milano 2015 Competition, Italy – International
Early submission deadline: 20 Apr
Late submission deadline: 15 Jun
Expo Milano 2015 design competition
Expo Milano 2015 Competition
Architects, Engineers, Artists, Designers & students from around the world are sought to provide solutions to the theme of the Expo Milano 2015 “Feeding the planet, energy for life”. Proposals are sought that solve some of the key challenges facing our society – such as rapid population growth and problems that this brings.

The Rust Belt Architecture Competition, USA – international
Submission deadline: 1 Aug 2015

New Schedule:

Competition Announced: March 1, 2015
Standard Registration: March 1 – May 31, 2015
Late Registration: June 1 – July 31, 2015
Deadline for Questions: July 15, 2015
Closing Date for Submissions: August 1, 2015
Jury Evaluation: August 10-14, 2015
Announcement of Winners: August 17, 2015
Note: All deadlines are 11:59pm – 00:00 CST (Chicago)

Urban Design Competition hosted by UD4U. The site that is to be examined is the recently torn down and abandoned Chrysler Engine Plant in Kenosha, WI.

Prizes: $5,000
Rust Belt Architecture Competition
The site that is to be examined is the recently torn down and abandoned Chrysler Engine Plant in Kenosha, WI. The city has recently started the cleanup process, which is why UD4U feel it would be a great time in the process to hold a competition and generate some ideas. Registration is currently open and is $100 for teams of up to 4 people. The submission deadline is June 1st and there is $5,000 in prizes.
More information: Rust Belt Architecture Competition

RTS Campus Competition, Switzerland
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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.

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
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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.

Architecture Competitions – Recent Additions

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.

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

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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



Major Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize

Pritzker Prize

World Architecture Festival Awards

Recent Architecture Competitions

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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