Architecture Competition, Design Contests, Architectural Prizes, Student Awards, Ideas
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Latest Architecture Competitions
Architecture Competitions, chronological:
NEW DESIGN CONTESTS
UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
This is the sixth session of this International architecture competition:
UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design.
Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Transformation and Reconquest
Jury Chairman: Jean Nouvel
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
Jury Convenes: September, 2017
Daugava Stadium The Sketch Design Competition
Deadline: 20 Mar 2017
Prize money of the competition: 15,000 EUR
Design contest website: http://www.metukonkurss.lv/index.php/en/daugava-stadium
Open Idea Competition for the Self-Evolving City of the Future
Deadline: 15 Apr 2017
Prize money of the competition: 7,000,000 KRW – 5,680 EUR
Design contest website: http://selfevolving.org/
Wisla Competition for an architectural concept of a pedestrian and cyclist deck on the River Vistula
Deadline for elaboration: 8 May 2017
Prize money of the competition – 1st prize: PLN 100 000 – 23,000 EUR
Design contest website: http://www.architektura.um.warszawa.pl/mostdlapieszych
Amphibious Habitats Competition
This spring, LOBBY is calling for unique, inventive architectural proposals as we excitedly announce the launch of our first international design competition: ‘Amphibious Habitats’.
TAB 2017 Vision Competition
Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 has announced TAB 2017 Vision Competition, offering architects, scientists and artists the chance to define a new urbanity of the Paljassaare Peninsula in Tallinn in the era when no ecosystem is unaffected by human action.
Deadline for one-stage international competition: 25 Apr 2017
IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday, Milan, Italy
30 March – 4 April 2017
Archistart, following the success of IAHsummer and IAHrome editions promotes IAHmilan17, an international architecture workshop, incorporated within a holiday, created in order to generate interactive experiences between students and young graduates under the age of 32 years. Fifty young people from all over the world will have the chance to live 5 days full of architecture in the beautiful city of Milan.
Milan is the perfect location for an international event where students from all over the world can meet and work together. This city is now experiencing a modern renaissance, becoming one of the most dynamic cities of Europe. In line with the social policies initiated by the Municipality of Milan and in partnership with Passpartout – network of social enterprises – the theme of the workshop will concern the regeneration of “Casa Chiaravalle” spaces, initiative launched at Cascina Chiaravalle – the biggest asset seized from mafia in Lombardy.
Workshop entries will begin 16 January 2017 and will end 20 March 2017.
Additional info on www.archistart.it section IAH.
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Milan Residential Architecture Competition, Italy – International
Anyone can participate, without limits of age or country, either individually or in groups.
You cannot take part in this architecture contest with more than one project.
Programme: A residential complex in the north of Milan, Italy
HOW TO REGISTER?
Special entry: (09th January – 19th February): 15,00 euro using PayPal, 20,00 euro using bank transfer. Ordinary entry (20th February – 14th April): 20,00 euro using PayPal, 25,00 euro using bank transfer. The entry is for each participant. For info about payment with bank transfer contact by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MATERIALS TO BE DELIVERED
An A0 presentation, the project report and the MODEL A, no later than the date of 14th April 2017 (deadline 23:59 italian time). The works might be delivered in digital format to the mail: email@example.com
#FIRST PRIZE: 500,00 euro (excluding withholding tax) for each participant + 1 year subscription to the digital version of the magazine Domus + 1 copy of all Notiziario magazines + publications in digital copy + free participation in all of future contests.
#SECOND PRIZE: 1 year subscription to the digital version of the magazine Domus + 1 copy of our Notiziario magazine + our publications in digital copy + free participation in all of future contests.
#THIRD PRIZE: 1 copy of Notiziario magazine + our publications in digital copy + free participation in all future contests.
The results will be announced no later than the date of 28th April 2017. The winners and mentioned projects will be published on the design contest website.
Aviapolis Urban Blocks Architecture Competition, Finland – International
Aviapolis Urban Blocks – a living airport city
International architectural competition
Deadline appears to be April 28, 2017 but not confirmed on the design contest website
A total of 130 000 Euros in prize money will be awarded as follows:-
1st prize 60 000 Euros
2nd prize 30 000 Euros
3rd prize 20 000 Euros
Two more, both receiving 10 000 Euros.
The competition prize money is tax exempt.
Join us in getting inspired by Aviapolis, the most rapidly growing business center in Finland, which is becoming a true, versatile and living airport city with housing, jobs, as well as public and private services. Aviapolis—a hub of international and national transport and passenger flows—is situated in the middle of Finland’s metropolis. It is easy to reach by plane, train or car.
Future cities are built close to busy airports, and this is also true of Aviapolis. The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport is an important hub for air traffic between Europe and Asia, and annually more than 17 million passengers pass through it. Meanwhile, the Ring Rail Line brings the metropolis together.
150 000 people can access Aviapolis by train in less than half an hour.
Housing, jobs, as well as public and private services are planned in the competition area. We are looking for synergistic and innovative solutions that will create sustainable and feasible frames for these solutions as well as provide the area with a unique image and identity. The competition area amounts to 15.6 hectares, situated in Aviapolis, the district of Veromies that is right beside the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.
Plans for the area aim at turning the present block structure into a smaller city of blocks where walking is favored. Block efficiency shall be fairly large and the street environment urban. To complement efficiency and the compact street network, there will be an urban green structure, consisting of block parks, green inner courts, trees along the streets, and a few large parks. The area as a whole will be based on mass transit routes, while the street environment will be planned according to pedestrians’ scale.
The architectural competition aims to create an idea-level plan for the basis of the area’s land use and local detailed plan. The competition is open and international. The competition period is from Jan. 16 to April 28, 2017. The winner will be picked in the summer of 2017.
The competition program will be published online at: www.vantaa.fi/aviapolis_urban_blocks on January 16, 2017. The appendices to the competition program and questions and answers related to the competition will also be published online.
The competition is arranged by the City of Vantaa together with the local private landowners: YIT Oyj, Kiinteistö Oy Rälssitie 16, Kiinteistö Oy Vantaan Paavontalo, L-House Oy, and DBC Systems Oy in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA).
Inquiries: Mervi Savolainen, competition secretary, tel. +358 40 5423 096, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website in English: http://www.vantaa.fi/housing_and_environment/urban_planning_and_land_use/aviapolis_urban_blocks
Deadline: 3rd March 2017
Cash Prize: 20.000 €
Young Architects Competitions invites architects and designers to provide ideas for transforming the ruins of a medieval castle in Italy into a holiday destination.
The Castle Resort contest is organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC) in collaboration with Marlegno – a company that develops sustainable housing – and the Italian Government Agency for State Property.
10th Theatre Architecture Competition, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Entry deadline: 17 Mar 2017
The Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC), organized by Architecture commission of OISTAT -International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, is an international competition aimed at students and emerging architects and practitioners to showcase their innovation of future theatre architectures.
Themed “Theatre as Public Space”, TAC 2017 opens for submission from February 17 to March 17, 2017. The site will be in Public Activity Center, a disused sports stadium in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.
FURTHER ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS
Blueprint Competition, Genoa, Italy
BEAUTIFUL AND FEASIBLE – THE “BLUEPRINT” IDEAS COMPETITION
Two months after the presentation in Genoa, there is great interest in Blueprint Competition, an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings.
From the design by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.
AIIC – Architecture International Idea Competition
COMPETITION THEME – “[RE]design BIG designs” the goal is to think as the great names of architecture and to re-think BIG icons and monuments on it’s historical and urban context bringing it to our current days. “WHAT IF it was designed BY YOU”?? “How would you do it??” “What would this city be like?” Those are questions that we want participants to answer. The first building to [RE]design is the Eiffel Tower.
The three winning projects will be awarded the main prize:
Ist place – 4 000 US$
2nd place – 1 500 US$
3rd place – 500 US$
There will be media publications and at the end of the competition will be published a ‘book’ with all the proposals submitted in this design competition.
Competition dates and prices:
(Early Registrations: 15 Oct to 07 Nov 2016 – US$ 65)
Standard Registration: 08 Nov 2016 to 08 Jan 2017 – US$ 85
Late Registration: 09 Jan to 03 Feb 2017 – US$ 105 23h59 CET Paris
Deadline for Questions: 17 Dec 2016
Submission of the final work – 10 Feb 2017 – 11:59 pm. – 00:00 CET Paris
Competition results announcement: 26 Feb 2017
International Finsa Award for students of Architecture and Design
The three best designs will receive 10.000€ in total, to use on a project from Architecture sans Frontières
Five international prestigious architects, including the prize-winner Simon Allford, will value the buildability, integration and cost-efectiveness
FINSA, the Spanish wood-based panel manufacturer, has recently launched the International Finsa Award for students of Architecture and Design (http://ifa.finsa.com/), which counts on the participation of Universities from all around the world. The aim of the competition is that the future A&D professionals explore and redesign the use of wood and other ecological and recyclable materials within construction.
The judges are five international architects, with huge influence in their country: Simon Allford, partner at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) in London and winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize; Pedro Feduchi, doctor of architecture by Madrid Architecture School (E.T.S.A.M) as professor; Berta Willisch, architect at Avery Hall Invest in New York; Fernando Márquez, architect and chief director at the prestigious Spanish magazine ‘El Croquis’; and Xavier Codina, Barcelona based architect and development practitioner and Chair of Architecture sans Frontières.
The three best designs will receive 5.000€, 3.000€, 2.000€ respectively, to use on a project from Architecture sans Frontières, which will boost the student’s career even before it started.
In the first edition of the contest, education is the key. Students and teachers will have the task of building a temporary school with the goal of being able to quickly install the building after any unfavourable situation to help prevent interruptions to learning.
The registration is already open, the submissions period opens the 1st January 2017 and finishes the 31st March 2017. The judges will start to assess the projects on the 15th April and, at the beginning of May, the winners will be revealed according to all the assessments. Finally, Finsa will organize a gala to present the awards in the Matadero Arts Centre in Madrid.
The jury will value the buildability of the project and its flexibility, which means that the submissions should consider the constructability and efficiency of the designed structure, and plan for the future adaptation and evolution of the structure in different locations and situations.
In addition, the integration is essential, so the submissions should consider child protection, health, nutrition, social and psychosocial services, as well as cater for children with different levels of literacy and children with disabilities.
The design must also provide adequate space for classes, administration, recreation and sanitation facilities. Furthermore, submissions should consider cost to guarantee the economic viability of the project. The group of students who register for the competition must be supported by a teacher from their University.
The teachers and students interested in participating can find all the information on the website and also on the social media profiles:
For further information:
Theo and Oskar’s new home Architecture Competition
New architectural competition
THEO AND OSKAR’S NEW HOME
Colander Associates is delighted to announce its involvement with this special initiative that invites emerging architects to design a light, spacious and barrier-free home for the Taussig family and their two young sons, Theo and Oskar who both suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy*
FILMING THE COMPETITION PROCESS
Nick Taussig is one of the founders of the award-winning film finance and production firm Salon, creator of outstanding films and documentaries. He will be filming the architecture competition process, from conception through to the selection of the winning team, including sessions with the jury panel and interviews with shortlisted teams, as well as the subsequent building process. It is the intention that the resultant documentary will play at film festivals, be broadcast on domestic television, and sold for foreign broadcast.
The winner and shortlisted teams will benefit from this exposure and will have the opportunity to access a wide and varied audience, both in the UK and overseas. In addition to this unique publicity opportunity, it is expected that the winner will be appointed to design and deliver the project. A modest prize fund of £1000 is offered to contribute to the costs incurred by the teams attending interview.
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Theo and Oskar’s new home Architecture Competition
This process is being managed by Colander Associates (www.colander.co.uk ) and all general enquiries should be addressed to email@example.com.
* DMD is an inherited (genetic) condition which affects the muscles, causing muscle weakness. It is a fatal condition which starts in early childhood and may be noticed when a child has difficulty standing up, climbing or running. The muscle weakness is not noticeable at birth, even though the child is born with the gene which causes it. The weakness develops gradually. It usually shows up in early childhood. Symptoms are mild at first but increase as the child becomes older. About 1 in 3,500 boys in the UK are born with DMD. The name Duchenne comes from the doctor who first studied this condition.
2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence – Request for Competition
Call for Entries
Who: The Bruner Foundation (Cambridge, MA), sponsor of the biennial award
What: The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States. Award winners may use prize money in any way that benefits the project.
When: Deadline for Entries: midnight EST on Thursday, December 8, 2016
Why: Founded in 1986 by architect and developer Simeon Bruner, the RBA seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better, thereby benefitting urban communities nationwide.
Apply: Rudy Bruner Award
About the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), a program of the Bruner Foundation, is a biennial award that celebrates transformative urban places distinguished by their economic and social contributions to the urban environment. Each cycle is documented with detailed case studies about the winners and lessons learned about urban development in America.
What’s Up Paris? reTHINKINGcompetitions
From reTHINKING competitions, a new competition:
“What’s Up Paris?”
Prizes up to 3000€
A city like Paris is intense, full of tourists, workers, cars … is a place in constant motion, with changes of atmosphere, with people walking and taking pictures.
Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition
The Bee Breeders Blue Clay Country Spa architecture competition, in partnership with SRED Global real estate developers, is calling for architecture enthusiasts to present ideas for a rural spa and guest house within the beautiful countryside in Latvia. The Blue Clay Country Spa will utilise this mineral-rich product, which occurs naturally at the location site, for the health and beauty treatments that the spa will provide to guests.
As one of the greenest countries in Europe, designs for the Latvia-based Blue Clay Country Spa will focus on creating an eco-friendly and cost-effective countryside spa in which guests can relish in the lavish natural landscape.
Winning designs will be put forward for consideration for construction, and the competition itself has an incredible prize fund of US $20,000. Registration is open until January 25. Winners will be announced on March 8.
More information on the competition can be found at blueclaycountryspa.beebreeders.com
2017 John Betjeman Award for repairs to places of worship, UK – restricted
SPAB’s (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) John Betjeman Award celebrates excellence in conservation & repair projects at places of worship (of any faith) in England and Wales, and recognises the highest standards of craftsmanship used in carrying out those projects. The unique annual award commemorates former SPAB committee member Sir John Betjeman.
Further details here: https://www.spab.org.uk/spab-events-awards/john-betjeman-award/
Or please contact the SPAB press office for more information (Kate Griffin 0207 456 0905 / Alison McClary 207 456 0908).
Seoul Animation Center Competition, Korea
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announces a call for entry as below for the design competition aimed to construct a new Seoul Animation Center.
Sustainable Montpelier for 2030 Competition
Net Zero Vermont, Inc., an independent nonprofit dedicated to fostering a sustainable future for Vermont, launched a nationwide architectural design competition to envision what a sustainable Montpelier might look like in 2030.
Offering a $10,000 prize for the winning design submission, this project hopes to attract top talent to the challenge of creating a concrete vision of a low-carbon, small-city of the future. Such a vision could inspire the work which will allow Montpelier to a Net Zero model city for the U.S.
The ultimate goal is to create a community-embraced, fifteen-year plan that accelerates the development of a vibrant and inclusive downtown including mixed-use spaces, interconnected arteries, efficient buildings, an improved street system and green spaces, all accessible to young and old, working and retired people of varying abilities.
Montpelier made national news in 2014 by declaring that it would commit to becoming Net Zero in carbon emissions by 2030. For an aging small northeastern city, almost wholly dependent on commuter traffic, this is not a trivial challenge. Today, with over 60% of its downtown real estate devoted to off street parking lots and many of its existing buildings and infrastructure more than a century old, that commitment is a courageous first step. Through the design competition, citizens will be invited to shape that goal into a concrete vision.
Net Zero Vermont is mobilizing the resources of imaginative sponsors — including Ben & Jerry’s, National Life Group, Vermont Creamery and All Earth Renewables —for this unique architectural design challenge. The competition challenges multi-disciplinary design teams to envision a Net Zero downtown Montpelier for 2030 that retains the charming historic fabric of the city, while offering new concepts for life and work that focus on sustainable, human-centered design. The contest is open to teams with multidisciplinary design expertise in sustainable urban systems, the built environment, landscape design, public spaces, and the cultural and visual arts.
“We hope to create a vision of Montpelier that breaks from the status quo,” said Dan Jones, Managing Director of Net Zero Vermont. “The vision is one not designed around more asphalt-coated parking lots, but rather around a lovely city full of high density, affordable housing, recreation and commercial spaces. We looks forward to presenting the designs to our neighbors as we set about the hard work of transforming Montpelier into a truly Net Zero city.”
The first round, launched in July, will be an open public competition for design solutions, which will be culminate in a public review. In September, Montpelier residents and decision-makers will be invited to offer feedback and vote for the top concepts that illustrate the place they want to live, work and play in the future. The top five design teams from the first round will then be invited to prepare more comprehensive submissions, which will be publicly displayed and vetted through organized interactive review forums. The design that excites the most community approval will be awarded the $10,000 prize.
Net Zero Vermont Inc. is committed to continuing the planning process. The long term goal is to assist the community to integrate the winning preliminary and final designs into public development plans that will actualize the imaginative design work. By ensuring a significant voice for citizens in determining their collective future, this publicly visible visioning process will foster community buy-in and long-term commitment to development of the Net Zero future.
Net Zero Vermont believes that this model can and will be used as a template for small city transformation throughout Vermont, and perhaps throughout northern New England. The process provides a replicable model for attractive city-specific designs that can motivate the public to embrace necessary systems changes and develop small businesses development to ensure long-term sustainability.
Web site for this architecture competition: www.netzerovt.org
Net Zero Vermont Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit corporation
PAVE Student Design Competition
Non-profit organization The Planning & Visual Education Partnership (PAVE) are launching their annual Student Design Competition.
This year’s architecture competition is sponsored by Kroger. This annual architectural competition, now in its 21st year, is geared toward college-level students involved in retail design and planning, visual merchandising, interior design, and branding programs.
The architecture competition’s design challenges consist of a visual merchandising category and a store design category, providing an excellent opportunity for students to obtain real-life retail design experience.
There is no fee to enter and student will receive cash prizes up to $5000.00 with an opportunity to network with leaders in the industry.
This architecture competition is open to all college student world-wide.
New International Architecture Ideas Competition
“SAN FRANCISCO HOUSE OF MUSIC”
“The building wants to become an important link between the past and the present of the city.This new space, in addition to the Opera in the War Memorial Opera House, will be a place where new trends of classical and contemporary music will perform. The building will be a place where the community will be able to use the common areas and will enjoy the spectacles surrounded by the nature of the context.”
AWR-Architecture Workshop in Rome – www.awrcompetitions.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Architecture at Zero 2016 Competition
The Architecture at Zero 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy (ZNE) student housing project on the San Francisco State University campus.
This architectural competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking. Second, entrants will design one building, in detail, to indicate ZNE performance.
The competition is open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers anywhere in the world. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to student and professional winners.
Architecture at Zero seeks creative and feasible approaches to ZNE building. By encouraging innovative design solutions to site-specific design challenges, the competition aims to broaden thinking about the technical and aesthetic possibilities of zero net energy projects.
For further information visit www.architectureatzero.com
Win a weekend in Copenhagen, “the city’s architecture is inspired by light, water, open spaces and sustainability”.
Simply fill out a few simple details in a form and upload one internal image of your most inspirational single-storey extension project using VELUX roof windows.
The Best Home Competition
The Best Home Competition takes place once a year in cities around the world. It is a two stage Ideas and Design-Build Competition with the aim of identifying innovative proposals for new free standing residential houses this year in Montreal, Canada that will be built immediately.
This architecture competition is both a race that pushes the boundaries of the concept of house design and an opportunity of exposure. The architectural competition is open to anyone worldwide including designers, architects, landscape architects, artists, engineers and students and all professionals in areas related to architecture.
Making – Alternative designs for Factories Architecture Competition
International Ideas Competition for Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration, South Korea
– To look for creative program and unique conceptual ideas necessary for the development of Busan Mulmangol bunker and the whole neighborhood
– To promote development based on the discovery of unique and creative ideas by participants from various fields
Scale of Project
– Estimated cost of construction: Approximately 100 billion USD (Estimated cost of construction can be readjusted later in accordance with the proposed plan.)
One recipient for 1st prize: 50,000 USD
One recipient for 2nd prize: 30,000 USD
Three recipients for 3rd prize: 10,000 USD
Four recipients for Special selection: 5,000 USD
2A Asia Architecture Award 2016
2AAA 2016 will be held in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Theme: Innovative Architecture in Asia
RIBA, Chartered Member, Int’l. Assoc. AIA
AA dipl RIBA
Dr. Volkwin Marg
Dipl. Ing. Architekt, BDA
Modularch 2016 Architecture Competition
ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT COMPETITION
IDEOLOGICAL PROPOSAL OF A MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING OF THE SOUTH CZECH PHILHARMONIC IN ČESKÉ BUDĚJOVICE
The purpose of the architectural competition is to bring attractive ideological solutions for the proposal of a new multi-purpose building of the philharmonic orchestra in České Budějovice.
The topic of the competition is the design of a multi-purpose centre of the South Czech
Philharmonic with a variable hall for an audience of up to 1,000 persons, combined with an
open stage for open-air concerts with all the necessary amenities for the artists as well as for the visitors of the cultural installation of the South Czech Philharmonic.
‘Babyn Yar – Dorogozhychi Necropolis’ International Architecture Competition
Call for project proposals to the International Architecture Ideas Competition for complex integration of the memorial area “Babyn Yar – Dorogozhychi Necropolis” in Kyiv, Ukraine.
International architectural ideas single-stage competition with open application procedure for the selection of 7 best projects, with the requirement that the authors of winning designs submit materials for the exhibition.
Blue Award 2016 – International Competition for Students of Architecture and Regional Planning
The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology, and the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design is organizing the BLUE AWARD, an international student
competition for sustainable architecture.
Aldo Morelato Foundation Architecture Competition
13th edition of the International Competition by the “Aldo Morelato Foundation”
Significant Furniture 2016/2017
“Convivial spaces. Furniture elements for public spaces”
The Aldo Morelato Foundation launches the thirteenth edition of the International Competition “Significant Furniture”, with the theme “Convivial spaces – Furniture elements for public spaces”.
The great attention that design has dedicated to the home spaces, by designing tools and solutions to improve them, is now concentrating upon places where in fact “collective” activities take place, which include hotels and public places, offices and restaurants.
The new edition of the Significant Furniture Competition will be biennial. The Aldo Morelato Foundation under the guidance of the artistic director, the famous architect Ugo La Pietra has in fact decided to extend the period in order to better plan the activities related to the competition and give more time to the participants to present their projects. The deadline for submission of entries is fixed for 5th May 2017.
The Aldo Morelato Foundation, always active promoter of “artfully made” furniture suggests participants to enhance in their projects the woodworking aspect. The Morelato Company will produce a prototype of the first prize project, which will become part of the permanent collection of the MAAM (Museum of Applied Art in the Furntiure field) of the Foundation.
For the 2016/2017 edition the Foundation assigns the “Morelato Foundation” Award which consists of two awards, one for students and another one for professionals, with a total amount of € 5,000.00.
The competition is open to professional designers and to design and architecture schools students from Italy and abroad. Only new projects will be allowed, which will be evaluated by an illustrious jury together with the President of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, Giorgio Morelato.
Competition notice: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/documents/image/significante/2016_17/Bando_2016-17_ing.pdf
Subscription form: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/en/pages/modulo-di-iscrizione
‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update Design Competition, USA
Following on from the success of ‘Cambodia 2015’ (http://www.eleven-magazine.com/2015/11/18/cambodia-2015/) (awarded 3rd Top Competition of 2015 by Bustler), Eleven is excited to announce their latest architecture and idea challenge: ‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update’.
For this challenge, we move to California, in the beautiful city of San Francisco. The city is the USA’s most sought after real estate location and its Bay Area is today leading the way for innovative technologies and new urban models for the future. However, San Francisco is also home to the Tenderloin, one of the most distressed and dangerous neighborhoods of the USA. High levels of drugs, crime, prostitution, homelessness and violence are every-day realities in this neighborhood. Locals and tourists alike are strongly advised to avoid the area even in broad daylight and the police are often too scared to intervene without heavy backup by their side.
Ironically, the Tenderloin sits at the geographical heart of San Francisco, next to some of the most fashionable and desirable districts the city has to offer. Despite the vicinity to affluence, this part of the city remains isolated, existing as a dystopian urban island.
Herein lies both the opportunity and the challenge. The Tenderloin is an area of huge untapped potential waiting to be discovered, but the question remains: how do you solve a problem like San Francisco’s Tenderloin? Can it be turned into a model-district of the future, paving the way for a new age of 21st century inner-city regeneration to flourish?
Eleven calls thinkers, architects, designers, students and multidisciplinary teams from around the world to design innovation by submitting a proposal for turning one of the most deprived, dangerous and disconnected areas in the USA into the neighborhood of the future.
The challenge will seek a winner, a runner-up and six honorable mentions with a total cash prize of £4,500 to be won as well as lots of media goodies! The awards will be selected by a prestigious roster of judges from renowned academic institutions, architectural studios and magazines. The general public will also be given a chance to vote for their favorite entry, who will win the People’s Choice Award.
IsArch Awards 2016 for Architecture Students
IsArch awards for architecture students – jury members for the 7th edition news
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
matterbetter has initiated an international open ideas competition for architecture students and young architects to research new housing concepts for the future of the post-war Syria. The civil war in Syrian Arab Republic, which has started in 2011, created the biggest refugee crisis after the World War II. According to UNHCR, over 4 300 000 people has left the country and fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and now Europe. While world leaders are looking for the international solution of the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, many Syrians are looking forward for the opportunity to come back home as soon as the war is over.
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
Mud House Design Competition 2016
Designing a School for Ghana:
Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana, an international architecture competition open to graduates and advanced students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.
Mud House Architecture Competition
INNATUR 5 Architectural Ideas Competition
OPENGAP organizes the fifth edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals, committed to a strategy of implementing architecture in a natural environment. Approaches should point to find synergies between nature and the building itself. Each participant or team can propose the location of their Project.
INNATUR 5 Architectural Ideas Competition
Redefine convention: See things differently? Show your idea. Enter the Re-think competition and your work could be showcased on TiP, Balmond Studio’s influential online ideas lab. The winner will also receive a £100 iTunes voucher and enjoy a private call with Cecil Balmond himself, one of the world’s leading thinkers on space form and structure.
What is a Re-think?
Anything with an original idea at its core is a Re-think. To put it simply – a piece of work that challenges the norm. Something that pushes the boundaries, creating an alternate way of thinking.
What work can I enter?
There really are an infinite number of possibilities. Your entry could be a standout design project, architecture research, a pioneering artistic expression, a unique mathematical observation…the list goes on.
What format do I need to submit?
Submissions can be in any format – from a photo essay, written report or animation, to renders, audio files, interviews, essays or documentaries.
Website: Re-think competition
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Design Competition
New York City has seen rapid redevelopment that has capitalized on previously undesirable locations. Sitting at the top of these locations are the sites that have access to waterfront. Most of the ventures in these areas are private economic interests that only address public value when there is a direct return on profit.
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Architecture Competition
International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition
At the beginning of the 21st century there is a need to address contemporary social needs and desires and an emerging economic potential in order to create a new generation of shopping centers and leisure facilities. Architecture is no longer considered a footnote, but a fundamental means of engaging and extending the experience of the visitor toward new dynamic leisure horizons.
International Shopping Plaza Concept Architecture Competition
New Architecture Ideas Competition by AWR
International architecture ideas competition “MEHF – Milan Expo Horizontal Farm”. This architecture competition involves the design of a horizontal farm with a green playground in outdoor spaces of the Expo area and the related reorganization of the environment. The site area covers 5.600 sqm. The site area is located near the Cardo in the Expo Area Milan 2015. This architectural competition is powered and patronized by EXPO Spa and Ferrara Univercity.
2016 SEGD Global Design Awards
Entries to the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards for Experiential Graphic Design are now open!
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design—honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.
Winning projects have ranged from interactive multimedia environments to complex hospital wayfinding systems and from branded corporate environments to museum exhibitions. Retail and interior projects, architectural signing, public art, design research, and books have also won awards.
Awards are conferred by multi-disciplinary, international juries. Past jurors have included Henry Beer, Peter Dixon, Sue Gould, Graham Hanson, Lars Uwe Bleher, David Vanden-Eynden, Kelly Kolar, Ken Carbone, Mitchell Mauk, Ronald Shakespear, David Gibson, Paul Prejza, Lance Wyman, and Virginia Gehshan.
Cool Gardens 2016 Design Competition
Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is an exhibit of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg and Brandon. The 2016 Competition seeks creative proposals from designers, architects, landscape architects, and / or artists who are interested in challenging and celebrating the interface between urbanism, landscape, and design. Engage the urban design culture of Winnipeg or Brandon! Register today!
Architecture Competition page: http://www.coolgardens.ca/2016-COMPETITION
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Recent Architecture Competitions
Space for Social Actualization – ideas competition, Calgary, Canada
August 1, 2014 – Early Bird Registration* Deadline ($25 CAD)
August 28, 2014 – Registration* Deadline ($50 CAD)
August 31, 2014 – Submission Deadline (midnight MDT)
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) in Calgary, Canada invites designers to develop an exceptional and inspiring concept for a new space to promote social actualization.
The concept of social actualization reflects a move from a focus on personal development toward the development of the collective. It suggests a process of sharing and co-learning where the results promote a community of people to reach its full potential. What would a space look like that fosters a process of social actualization?
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) is a flourishing inner-city community. It embraces the potential and the challenges of its community through its core values: spirituality, social justice and radical hospitality.
Designers are asked to articulate a highly creative solution through a new form and program for a space (adjacent to the existing church) with the aspiration to be an inviting community hub for social innovation and spiritual growth. The idea is to engage and channel the energy of the congregation and citizens in the neighbourhood toward future-focused ideas and be a dynamic home base for HUC’s flourishing community. We envision a space where individuals of different beliefs who share our values can collaborate and innovate; an incubator for ideas.
Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline
(up to five years).
First Place – $2000 CAD
Second Place – $1000 CAD
Third Place – $500 CAD
Selected entries may be published online or during an exhibition of the ideas competition. There is a possibility that the ideas generated may be used towards a future built project.
Hillhurst United Church Ideas Competition
Green Line Ideas Competition, Toronto, Canada
“Or how to bury the imagination”
Green Line Ideas Competition (Underpass Solutions)
“If it is useless to hold a competition when there are no beliefs in the virtues of emulation and collective judgment, it is, above all, futile to hold an ideas competition when one fears the surprises of imagination and experimentation. The first part of the Green Line ideas competition (Toronto, 2012), presented in the most recent update of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, proposed an ideation exercise aiming to generate public debate. However it is harder to understand the relevance of the second part, entitled “Underpass Solutions”, which required designers to stick to “realistic and feasible ideas”.
more at http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca/editorial.php?lang=en&eId=1009
Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry
2014 International Architecture Student Competition
AECOM is seeking submissions to their fifth student competition. The theme this year is Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry. They are seeking integrated design, planning, environmental and engineering proposals in any urban context that relates to and improves the relationship between industry and urban development worldwide. For complete details, terms and conditions, please download the brief. If you are familiar with the brief and are ready to enter the architecture competition, please pre-register and upload your submission.
An internal jury of AECOM practitioners will select three semi-finalist teams, who will then be flown to New York City in the first week of September to present their schemes to a prestigious jury at the Center for Architecture. They will compete for US$15,000 in cash prize money. One winning team will be selected. The partner group of the winning design will receive an AECOM donation of up to US$25,000 of cash and in-kind staff time to further develop and implement the project.
Here’s a link to the architecture competition brief, which includes the program and all the terms and conditions. http://www.aecom.com/urbansos
RTS Campus Competition, Switzerland
Swiss Radio and Television Site Contest
The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is planning the construction of a new multimedia site next to the campus of the federal polytechnical school of Lausanne (EPFL) and the university of Lausanne (UNIL).
The new building should embody innovation and awareness in new trends, in new behavior of the public, in mixing of cultures, ideas and opinions as well as new technologies.
In association with the Swiss Company of Broadcasting (SRGSSR), the RTS organizes a parallel development study to one degree in selective procedure.
YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
YAC Architecture Competition
Italian Architecture Contest – organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC)
Mankind has developed through the centuries precious traditions and knowledge concerning the art of fermentation. The issue of fermenting grapes, malt, rice or barley has generated a quest for experience, knowledge, tradition, aesthetics, taste and pleasure.
Cantina Valpolicella Negrar (Verona) was funded in 1933 in one of the world’s most prolific regions for viticulture. The winery, under the trademark Domini Veneti®, is located among the worldwide top labels, excelling in producing classical wines such as Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.
What kind of architecture can be proposed in order to host and promote a culture related to one of the most ancient but most contemporary human activities?
This is the challenge YAC offers the designers, proposing to transform Valpolicella’s old winery into an architectural manifesto – carrier of quality. A place for culture, training and tasting, a facility open to those novices or experts who will to approach one of the most fascinating human expressions: wine.
1 tavola A1
architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals.
EARLY BIRD START:
24 March 2014
30 June 2014
Nicola Scaranaro; FOSTER+PARTNERS
Alfonso Femia; 5+1 AA
Markus Scherer; Markus Scherer Architekt
Antonio Ravalli; Antonio Ravalli Architetti
Fiorenzo Valbonesi; ASV3
For further information: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Space Forward: Ideas Competition
The Lightstone Group Architecture Contest – 1407 Broadway, NYC, USA
New York Architecture Competition
$14,000 goes to jury prize winner with $3,000 prize for 3 runners-up
1407 Broadway, a premier building in Times Square South undergoing a dramatic transformation with extensive building renovations and an image repositioning, has launched a contest inviting designers to create the ideal work environment – with the winner receiving $14,000.
The Lightstone Group, owners of the building, and its branding partner CO OP, launched the competition to foster an environment that sparks creativity and collaboration through the building’s new office spaces, amenities and creative tenant mix.
Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Competition
This new design contest by Parallel Projections, proposes the creation of secondary urban nodes with mixed-use, medium density development and public transportation to link each node, collectively pointing back toward the city center. Specifically, they are focusing on the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
You can find more details, including a tentative time-frame on their website: www.parallelprojections.com. We aim to post more details shortly.
Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Canadian Architecture Prize
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the launch of one of the largest architectural prizes in the world — the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.
“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.
UIA-HYP Cup 2014
International Student Competition
2014 marks the third edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design. As the exclusive annual international student competition in Mainland China sponsored by UIA (Union International des Architects), HYP Cup competition has provided a platform for architectural schools and students from different countries to exchange ideas on current architecture issues in relation to environment, specific sites, and urban spaces.
With its challenging topics, professional committee and jury as well as thorough organizing, HYP Cup competition has attracted students from all different countries to actively participate, and become one of the largest and most professional student competitions. Its influence and outreach has raised significantly throughout the globe.
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Contest
Elevator Annual 2014 : “A Unique Vertical Experience”
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Competition
The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes.
Beijing Cityvision Competition 2014
Evolution: the architecture of future mankind
Beijing Cityvision Competition is the sixth international competition launched by Cityvision and it’s part of the annual programme 2014, Evolution: the architecture of future mankind.
The purpose of the architecture competition is to provide a future vision of Beijing perceived as a Supercity (a unique one) that will absorb the best features from other cities (Satellites), assuming them as her own, and then reinvent itself in the form of a new – and unparalleled – model.
At the same time the architecture competition goal is to imagine who will inhabit this Supercity and how will the evolution of its future inhabitants take place.
Liget Budapest Masterplan Competition
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Liget Budapest Architectural Competition
Registration began for the Liget Budapest International Architectural Design Competition on 27 Feb 2014. A summary of the competition and its set of rules are available for all those interested on the official homepage of the open, free, international, two-round, anonymous competition announced after a successfully completed ideas competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings with a record number of submitted projects, three years of preparatory work and agreements conducted with national architectural and museum organisations; supplementary materials to the individual competitions are available upon registration.
International Urban Design Ideas Competition Bucharest, Romania
The Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 launches the international design competition Eco-Archipelago: Temporary Outdoor Urban Objects for Eco-design and Eco-tourism Destinations.
Designers, architects, artists and interdisciplinary teams around the world are invited to promote in an innovative way eight destinations from the Danube Delta, Romania: Crisan, Chilia Veche, Periprava, Letea, Mila 23, Cararoman, Sf. Gheorghe, Sulina. All entries in the contest will be dedicated to one of the eight destinations, the most important landmarks of Danube Delta biosphere.
The architectural proposals, in the form of floating islands, will be exhibited in the summer of 2014 in Bucharest on the Dâmbovița River, between the Romanian National Library and the Unirii Bridge.
Call for proposals: http://rowmania.ro/ecoarhipelag/?id2=&lng=1
International Open Call ‘Berlin Unlimited’
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Berlin Unlimited, initiated by Urban Transcripts, realized by CollageLab + Guerilla Architects, is surrounding the questions of “Berlin at its limits” through art, architecture and urban related events.
Only 25 years after the fall of the wall and the end of the “concrete division” (Willy Brandt, 10.09.1989), the city of Berlin still passes through the progress of re-definition and growth – a complex urban and political process, between the renewal of its own image as the “creative capital” and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition “Berlin Unlimited” is about to explore the contradiction of urban realities – between matters of individual freedom and urban constraint. By means of art and creative media, architecture and urban design, theory and research “Berlin Unlimited” aims to reveal an interdisciplinary narrative about the city and to display a critical view on former limits, todays limitations and tomorrows possible new divisions.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events: Through discussions in between different invited professionals and nominated artists/participants we want to open up a broader public field for urban related discussions around the opportunities and problems Berlin is facing. Furthermore the exhibition comes along with a program of unlimited events such as film screenings, guided tours, intensive workshops, urban talks and a publication.
EUR Rome Design Contest
Esposizione Universale di Roma Competition, Italy
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EUR Architecture Competition
The creation of the EUR was a huge, 1930s urban regeneration project, spearheaded by Mussolini, Italy’s controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning “the Leader”), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 World’s Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy. However, the World’s Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussolini’s ambitious EUR project was left incomplete.
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
The DuPont™ Corian® business has launched an international design award, called “Shape The Future Of Black”, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award is open to professionals and students in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar disciplines.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize, London, UK
The Bloomsbury Association, in partnership with Wainbridge Ltd, New London Architecture and Store, is pleased to introduce the inaugural Bloomsbury Association Prize.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize is an annual design competition which invites entrants to challenge and re-imagine the nature and use of one of Bloomsbury’s celebrated buildings or spaces. This year The Bloomsbury Association Prize invites visionary proposals which re-imagine the iconic Eisenhower Centre, a former deep-level shelter on Chenies Street.
Twenty chosen finalists will have their work exhibited at The Store Gallery. The winning entry, as chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a prize of £1,000, with a £250 prize for the the runner up.
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
International architecture vision competition organisers Homemade Dessert announce a new architecture vision competition in Latvia:
“BALTIC THERMAL POOL PARK”
Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia ask you to present the vision for a new development that would consist of thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities.
Efforts to restore Liepaja as a resort city have been revived in the new millennium. The wide beaches here attract visitors seeking recreation in the waterside cafés and bars, and nature lovers seeking peace on the coast. The unique natural healing resources available here call for the development of a new resort and health tourism amenities. Liepāja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia and 10th largest one in the Baltic States.
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
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New Berlin Natural Science Museum Architecture Competition
Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.
Hotel Ukraina Competition, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Ukraina Moscow Design Contest
Hotel Ukraina Architecture Competition
The OAO HOTEL UKRAINA, with the support of the non-state educational institution Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce the opening of a competition for the redesign of the entryway to this cultural heritage site of regional significance. This two-stage architecture competition, lasting from 17th September 2013 to 25th February 2014, gives architects from all over the world the rare chance to work with an example of Moscow’s unique Stalinist architectural heritage.
Architecture Competitions – Recent Additions
International Financial Center in Russia Competition, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Russia
Russia Masterplan Architecture Competition
Two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. The competition is held by CJSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, part of the CJSC Sberbank Russia group of companies, and is supported by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
“Russia” Theme Park is the first entertainment and educational park where visitors will have the reason to stay for more than one-two days. All existing theme and amusement parks are focused on one-day visit and are not designed for users who want to spend more than a week. The aim of this architecture competition is to change the concept of the theme parks.
Project of the Year and the Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture 2013, Israel
An initiative of AI and the EU, the competition is open to architects, designers, landscape architects, researchers and students, who are invited to submit work designed or written since 2009.
Emilio Ambasz Prize
First Architecture Competition Grañen, Spain
Architecture Competition Villa Grañen:
Rehabilitation of Municipal Building for Public Space of Art and Sound.
The purpose of this architecture competition is to gather ideas for a public space to host activities related with the plastic art and music, by fostering an environment of creation, education and the relationship between users.
It aims to encourage innovative proposals in terms of space and their integration in Grañén.
1st: € 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: € 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: € 500 EUROS + other benefits
More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details
eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions
A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
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A101 Urban Block competition
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