Architecture Competition, Design Contests 2016, Dates, Deadlines, Entries, Students, Prizes
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Recent Architectural Competitions
Recent Architectural Competitions up and including 2016, chronological:
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.
reTH!NKING Landscape Observatory Pamukkale Architecture Competition
Jun 20: Early Registration starts
Sep 4: Submission deadline
Location: Pamukkale, Denizli Province, southwestern Turkey
reTH!NKING team is delighted to introduce the new competition Landscape Observatory Pamukkale, a competition which pretends to create a place to observe the landscape, as peculiar and unique as this enclave of our planet is.
Big data exposes a widening construction knowledge gap
The closing date is 2nd November 2017. Winners will be announced w/c 20th November.
Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction industry knowledge base, has joined forces with BSRIA to launch a new competition looking for fresh and innovative ideas in response to the question:
How can tomorrow’s challenges be met by today’s buildings?
This architecture competition, which is open to students and professionals from all disciplines, is seeking original ideas for design solutions to the future trends that will affect the built environment. It asks the question; how can buildings be designed today to ensure they are resilient to the changes they will face tomorrow?
RIBA Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Competition, UK
Peabody and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are pleased to announce the launch of an international design competition for a new library building in Southmere Village, Thamesmead. This new civic building will be at the heart of the first phase of the planned 1,622 new homes to be delivered as part of the Abbey Wood and South Thamesmead Housing Zone in the London Borough of Bexley. It will be located on the south side of Southmere Lake within 10 minutes’ walk of the eastern most terminus of the new Elizabeth Line at Abbey Wood.
Gasholder bases international ideas competition
National Grid Property, which manages the company’s surplus land, has a portfolio of former gasholders which will be dismantled over the coming years. These voids represent an opportunity for repurposing and the competition is seeking alternative uses rather than the default practice of backfilling the holder.
The initial phase of the Gasholder architecture competition will require digital submissions only, with five concept designs shortlisted for further development at the second phase.
Deadline for first stage submissions was Tuesday 10 Oct 2017.
Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £3,000 +VAT. The winner will receive an additional £4,000 +VAT and there may be an additional payment of £1,000 +VAT for a highly commended scheme.
For further information about how to enter the competition please visit: RIBA Gasholder bases international ideas competition
IE Spaces for Innovation Prize
IE School of Architecture and Design announces its fourth IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the world.
Registration: 4 Sep – 20 Oct 2017
– Full-time, 6-month, paid professional internship at UNStudio, Studio O+A and Ingenhoven Architects
– Admittance to IE Master´s in Strategic Design of Spaces
– Scholarships worth € 21.000 towards program tuition fees
Dalian Wanda International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition
Dalian Wanda, a leading Chinese real estate developer and parent company of UK subsidiary Wanda One (UK) has unveiled the second International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition, celebrating the best of design and architecture across the globe.
The prestigious competition follows the inaugural International “Shopping Plaza Concept” Competition in 2015 which was held successfully by the Architecture and Culture Society of China and Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute.
This year, the competition focuses on “Commerce Changes Life” and encourages participants to upgrade shopping centers in the era of “experience economy”.
The results of the competition will be announced on Wednesday 15 November 2017, with the winners enjoying the opportunity to participate in further design work of Wanda projects as well as joining the “supplier’s data base” of Wanda Group. There will also be a cash prize for winning entries, and all the winners will be invited to the award ceremony.
For more information about this architecture competition, please visit: http://www.wanda-gh.com/registerIndex.jspx?lang=en
For the professional’s competition, jury members include:
• Jury Chairman: Daniel Libeskind, Founder and principal architect of Studio Libeskind
• Astrid Piber, Partner of UN Studio
• Norm Garden, Executive Vice President of CallisonRTKL
• Simon Bee, Managing Director of Benoy
• Jiangu Wang, Academician of China Engineering Academy and Professor of Southeast University
• Jianyan Lai, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties
• Zhibin Wang, Director and Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties
Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition
Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine, Beijing, China, launch an international urban design competition, the Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition.
Thi architectural competition is organized by Yilong District Management Committee, co-organized by CBC (China Building Centre) and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Taking urban design in central area as the main concern and “Oriental Landscapeand Futuristic City” as the competition concept, Yilong Cup is aiming at soliciting urban design proposals all over the world for building up the area from scratch.
Please check out this architectural contest website (http://futuristiccity.uedmagazine.net/en_index.html) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UEDmagazine) for updates.
You can find the assignment and poster from the download page: http://futuristiccity.uedmagazine.net/en_down.html
Jury Chairman: Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Theme: Oriental Landscape and Futuristic City
Deadline for Registration: 20 Oct 2017
Deadline for Submission: 15 Nov 2017
Jury Convenes: December 2017
1st Prize (1 team) Certificate and 200,000 RMB (approx.30, 000 USD) (tax included);
2nd Prize (3 teams) Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.14,000 USD) (tax included);
3rd Prize (8 teams) Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1,400 USD) (tax included);
Honorable Mentions Certificate and free UED magazine;
The winning projects are expected to be implemented, and detailed proposal is in accordance with the determination of local government.Detailed design proposal and construction cost are not included in the reward.
THEME OF THE COMPETITION AND INTERPRETATION
Oriental Landscape and FuturisticCity
In the era of globalization, small-mid size citiesare the engine of local development, and the potential core habitat residence.The urbanization of Chinese Midwest cities are crucial to the development of abalanced city network of China. In such scenario, we are confronted with many emerging challenges such as climate change, population migration, energycrisis, inheriting regional characters, etc., which demands development of newinnovative and adaptive urban approach and more complex urban morphology.
Thus, this design competition is intended to initiate a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature, involving topics such as local vs global, tradition vsfuture, Eastern vs Western, landscape vs city, nature vs living habitat,preservation vs development, intention vs reality. The unique mountainous landscape of Guizhou has its own regionalism characters, that inspired many poetsto write down grandeur and sensational lines.
This architecture contest is focusing on the new relationship between the local typical Chinese landscape and the development required for the future city, the connection between the nostalgia of traditional landscape vs modern way of living, with the foresight of globalization in local regional development.
Shelter 48 Design Competition
Shelter 48: Emergency Life Support Design Architecture Competition
Seventh international architecture & design competition by Eleven magazine to imagine a post-disaster life-saving shelter concept.
Submission: Nov 11, 2017
Registration: Nov 11, 2017
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Prizes: Please see link below
Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design open competition: ‘Shelter 48: Emergency Life Support Design’. The magazine’s latest challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for an emergency life-support system capable of being deployed rapidly in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.
Design Awards Competition
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Designing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference
The 2018 IMCL Design Competition jury will consider all submissions that speak to Designing Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhoods. Projects that emphasize Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity are actively sought, and will be given particular consideration.
Submitted projects do not have to be complete plans for a new urban neighborhood.
Projects might focus, for example, on the transformation of a mall into a mixed-use neighborhood center; or a plan to restructure an existing neighborhood into a “complete” neighborhood through infill. Projects might focus on one element that is needed to bring about a healthy neighborhood, such as walkable, bikeable streets, or a neighborhood park; or they may focus on a project that creates a community gathering place, etc.
In all projects, the jury will be looking for evidence that the project enhances its context, and contributes to Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity at the neighborhood level.
For more details and to submit a proposal, please see: Liveable Cities Design Awards Competition
International Student Competition Drawing of the Year 2017
Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA and The Danish Arts Foundation announce the fifth joint venture competition Drawing of the Year 2017. This year’s theme is Everyday Utopia.
• 1st prize: 5000 Euro
• 2nd prize: 2000 Euro
• 3rd prize: 1000 Euro
20 November 2017 at 12.00 noon (CET). The winners will be announced 1 December at an award ceremony at Aarhus School of Architecture.
Nordic Architecture Fair Award
Deadline for entering the Nordic Architecture Fair Award is in just a few days, on Sunday October 1.
Judging the entries are architects Julien De Smedt (JDS), Charles Renfro (Diller Scofidio + Renfro) and Oana Bogdan (BOGDAN & VAN BROECK). The architectural contest is part of the Nordic Architecture Fair and is entirely free of charge, open to all architectural firms that have completed a project in the Nordic countries between 2015 and 2017.
The presentations by the nominated architects will be followed by the jury’s deliberation – all in front of a live audience. The winner will be announced at a prize ceremony in the evening of November 7.
Enter now, before it’s too late! https://en.nordicarchitecture.se/hem/om-nordic-architecture-fair/nordic-architecture-fair-award/
‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition
20 Aug registration deadline
An architecture competition for international designers in fields of landscape, architecture, urban design and art design.
The award for first prize is more than 58000 USD. This is a good opportunity for designers to find their potential in China.
‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition – Sustainable Design, Sustainable Life
Registration Deadline: Aug 20, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sep 15, 2017
Result release: Oct 2017
Register linkage: http://natiancompetition.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1
Detailed information for the two sites: http://natiancompetition.uedmagazine.net/?r=info/down&en=1
Chairmanof the Jury: Vicente Guallart
Theme of the Competition and Interpretation: Identity for the Sustainable Design
The selected sites, the Shanshui Green Corridor and NaTian Flower arm, are locatedon the Axis between the Luoma Lake and the NaTian Flower Farm in Suqian. The prime location is a great opportunity for designers to imagine the city of thefuture based in ecological principles. Suqian as many Chinese cities are facinga new era for their development base in the idea of urban regeneration,landscape preservation and sustainable development. The site is a unique landscape that every year manifest the beauty of nature with their impressivecolors and the biodiversity explosion. And that’s why rethinking how the citycan extended the benefits of the beauty of thatphenomena in time, and to integrate all the natural cycles in their urban lifeis a challenge from which many cities can learn.
To develop an innovative design that bears an important effect in creating an identity for the city of Suqian, and may functionally impact the new Green Axis and the NaTian Flower Farm in the Shantaishan Forest Park. The proposal is suggested to pay attention to the two sites: the new Shanshui Green Corridor being developed and the existing flower farm.
1. Design Principles
1) Creativity: Create diverse and interesting places for SuQian residents and tourists. Design must be original.
2) Regionalism: Design should combine local history, culture, and natural environment.
3) Sustainability: Designers should take into account the sustainability of design, materials and management.
4) Practicality: The project should not be a mere conception. The material choices, the construction forms and the craftsmanship requirements should be practical.
5) The proposal should be able to develop the identity of the area, adding new functions and becoming an expressive public space.
2. Design Types
The type of design is not restrained. It could be building, landscape, sculpture or device, for example, Observatory tower, Sculpture, tourist center, teahouse, café, pavilion, restaurant, gallery, Art events etc. The project should be creative, based on local historic and cultural contexts and define a new urban icon.
The competition encourages participants to freely investigate in the given region, delineate their own design area and make their own themes. Photos and satellite images of the site should be attached to the project.
First ‘Naian’ Cup International Competition for Sustainable Design wasinitiated jointly by Suqian Municipal Government, Suqian Planning Bureau, and CBC (China Building Centre).
Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine covers the frontier ideas and practice of architecture, predicts the trend ofcontemporary architecture, and analyzes the profound relations amongarchitectures, events, city and environment. From domestic to international,from the established architect to emerging minds, UED Magazine reports thecurrent significant events, competition, ideas, and works.
ROB|ARCH 2018: Call for Workshops
15 Sep deadline
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15
ROB|ARCH 2018 now welcomes proposals for workshops. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for two-day OR three-day workshops, which will be held September 10th – 12th, 2018 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Workshop proposals with strong cross-disciplinary trajectories that actively integrate experts from multiple fields are highly encouraged.
Deadline for submissions is September 15th, 2017 (extended!). Visit ROB|ARCH 2018 website for more information and submission guidelines.
About ROB|ARCH 2018
The ROB|ARCH 2018 conference and workshops will take place at ETH Zurich and are proudly hosted by the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, a cross-disciplinary research network leading the development and integration of digital technologies within the field of architecture. Against this background the conference will provide an ideal setting for a series of interdisciplinary workshops pushing the boundaries of the state-of-the-art in robotic fabrication. The ROB|ARCH workshops will allow for hands-on experience with the most current robotic technologies, offer a unique platform for dissemination of new knowledge, and provide an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and industry leaders to share and exchange expertise, explore methods, compare techniques and create new connections.
Call for Papers:
September 29, 2017
Workshops and Conference:
ETH Zurich, Switzerland, September 10–15, 2018
Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler (ETH Zurich)
Kendra Byrne (X, the moonshot factory)
Tim Schork (University of Technology Sidney)
Jan Willmann (Bauhaus University, Weimar)
Romana Rust (ETH Zurich)
Russell Loveridge (NCCR Digital Fabrication)
Orkun Kasap (NCCR Digital Fabrication)
IE School of Architecture & Design Competition
3 Aug registration deadline
IE School of Architecture & Design announces its fourth IE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PRIZE.
Young architects and designers who graduated between 2014 and 2017 and who were ranked in the top 25% of their class are elegible to compete for the IE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PRIZE.
May 10, 2017 to August 3, 2017
August 20, 2017
Scholarships worth € 35,500 towards the program tuition fees + Admittance to IE Master in Real Estate Development or
IE Master in Strategic Design of Spaces or IE Master in Architectural Management and Design programs.
2017 International Design Competition–Greater Tainan Expo Center, Taiwan
30 Aug submission deadline
Deadline for Submission of Tender: 30 Aug 2017 12:00 p.m.
Announcement of Qualified Tenderer: 30 Aug 2017 02:00 p.m.
Evaluation Meeting: 2017.09.07
Web address: www.tainanexpocenter.com
International Design Competition of Project of the Greater Tainan Expo Center
All local and international elite are cordially invited to participate in the International Design Competition of the Greater Tainan Expo Center and to witness this critical moment of Tainan’s industry transformation!
It is a turnkey project and the estimated construction cost is NTD 1.795 billion. It is expected to generate maximum economic benefits by establishing a platform and media for industrial development to promote the growth of business and trade, to boost industrial development and area transformation as well as to deepen the advantage of industrial specialty and brand value.
The project includes 600 exhibition booths for flexible use, and the exhibition space should be a column-free space with a clear height of over 12m. There should also be one conference room for 1000 delegates (divisible into four rooms with the capacity of 250), one conference room for 800 delegates (divisible into two rooms with the capacity of 500 and 300 respectively), five conference rooms for 100 delegates (divisible into spaces for 50 delegates) and three for 20 delegates (divisible into spaces for 20-40 delegates), as well as parking space for 550 cars and 450 scooters. The area to be designed is 39,000m2.
All welcome to participate in this international design competition to design a new landmark at Tainan THSR Station District.
Budget: Approximately NTD 1.795 billion and to be paid by a fixed price.
Type of Tender: Public tender, one-stage tender and one-stage opening, and contract to be awarded to the most advantageous tender.
Prize Money: First Prize: Priority right for contract without extra incentive
Second Prize: NT$1,500,000
Third Prize: NT$1,000,000
Fourth & Fifth Prize: NT$800,000
Tender documents: http://web.pcc.gov.tw/tps/tpam/main/tps/tpam/tpam_tender_detail.do?lang=eng&searchMode=eng&scope=F&primaryKey=52170525
Qualification: refer to official website www.tainanexpocenter.com
Showing – alternative designs for museums, from Non Architecture Competitions
e-architect offered a discount on this competition
We can consider “Architecture” everything that has already been designed and/or built. That would define a realm of conventional solutions, often repeated in a self-referential system. We imagined a counterpart, a “Non Architecture”.
Showing – alternative designs for museums, is the fourth Non Architecture Competition.
If you would like a discount on the entry fee you need to go to this page and quote our coupon code:
16 Aug – 27 Aug 2017 – Late Registration (75 €) period
Use the code: e-architect
UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
31 Jul registration deadline
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
University Hospital Hradec Králové Design Competition, Czech Republic
7 Jul 2017 submission deadline
Open Call: NEXT LEVEL University Hospital Hradec Králové
The architectural and urban design competition for the modernization of the Surgical Centre of the University Hospital Králové.
The Surgical Centre will be composed of a new building (addition) and the reconstructed (now technologically outdated) older surgical pavilion. These two structures will be connected into a viable whole.
The winning design should meet all the functional needs of the hospital’s surgery departments and form the best possible working environment for medical staff, as well as a safe and pleasant setting for patients.
• University Hospital Hradec Králové is one of the largest medical facilities in the Czech Republic
• Modernization of the Surgical Centre is a project approved by the Czech government as a strategic area of health care
• When finished, the Surgical Centre will be (with 21 operating theatres including all the services) one of the best European medical facilities of its kind
All the competition documentation is in Czech and English and the teams can submit their proposals in both languages.
The competition has two rounds:
1. Round 1: Anonymous open call – submission: 4 posters and portfolio in printed form – deadline: 7 July 2017; 6 best designs will go to the Round 2
2. Round 2: Anonymous – submission: 6 posters and portfolio in printed form, model – deadline: 20 October 2017; 3 prizes and sketching fee for non-awarded teams
1st prize: 3 500 000 CZK (around 129 600 €)
2nd prize: 2 200 000 CZK (around 81 500 €)
3rd prize: 1 500 000 CZK (around 55 500 €)
Among those entering and fulfilling the conditions of Round 2: divided 1 800 000 CZK (around 66 660 €)
Participation fee: No
Jury: Zdeněk Zavřel (Chariman of the jury, CZ), Mario Corea (ES), Richard Klinger (AT), Sergio Bruns (CH), Kristina Richter Adamson (SK/GB), Martin Tycar (CZ); on behalf of the investor: Vladimír Palička (Vice chairman of the jury), Jan Vojáček, Veronika Bartošová, Michal Hudík, Karel Antoš
The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – a Town-planning Comprehension of the Important Urban Public Space
15 Jul 2017 registration deadline
The Union of Moscow architects invite professionals to the participation in The Open Architectural and Urban Competition “The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – a Town-planning Comprehension of the Important Urban Public Space”
The Competition will be held within the framework of the International Festival “Eco-Shore”. The Festival is unique international annual project devoted to the innovative ideas of the urban, architecture and design development of coastal areas.
Founder and Organiser: Union of Moscow architects (Russia)
Location: Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
Registration deadline: July 15, 2017
Submission deadline: August 30, 2017
Registration fee: 80 euro
Reshape 17 | wearable technology competition
Deadline: Participants must submit their entries via e-mail on/or before 30th of June 2017 at 23:59 (UTC/GMT +1 hour)
Reshape is an online platform promoting research, design and production of digital ideas, exploring implications and applications of technology and innovation in our society. Representing an international community of designers, makers and customers inspired by innovation, Reshape intends to establish a new worldwide network of ideas and creativity able to shift the production paradigm.
School without classrooms : Berlin Competition
30 Jun 2017 submission deadline
This architecture competition seeks the creation of a middle school (age group 5-12) that completely negates the present day ‘bench-table-chalkboard’ idea of a classroom and a regularized building typology of a school.
The registrations and briefs for the same open on 1st April, 2017. The architecture competition duration is for three months and the submission deadline is scheduled on 30th June, 2017. We will announce the results on 24th July, 2017. Eminent architects of international repute will be on the jury.
University Hospital Hradec Králové Design Competition, Czech Republic
the International Competition for students and young workers Under30 promoted by the italian Association Promopaglia. Topic of the competition is the preliminary design of a building of 40 sm suitable for a House of the Associations in the Municipality of Caino (Brescia), Italia.
The drawings should be submitted on our website within the 30 of May 2017.
For further information visit 1000 Buildings X 1000 Municipalities Architecture Competition
‘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
Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition, United States
Text from AIA SF:
“Harvey Milk is a civil rights icon who stood up for inclusiveness and access for all. Now, a design competition seeks to preserve his legacy so that all may be inspired by his example.
This program is a partnership of the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the San Francisco Art Commission. This partnership is collectively creating change, just like Milk, but the design outcome depends on your thoughtful submissions.
This unique opportunity is bringing the community and partnering organizations together to envision a memorial befitting of Milk, one that will last for generations to come. A design that will serve as a focal and meeting point for the LGBT community, just as Milk brought the LGBT community together 40 years ago.
The Harvey Milk Plaza Competition is open for submissions through May 31, 2017. Visit friendsofharveymilkplaza.org for more information, or to download the design brief.”
the competition date
May 27 to May 28
The competition begins at May 27th 12:00 noon and ends at May 28th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)
Driverless Future Challenge
6 Reasons to Enter:
• Four finalist teams receive free access to work space and fabrication facilities at New Lab, a technology paradise in the heart of Brooklyn.
• Together with our partners at the NYC Mayor’s Office, Fast Company, AIA NY and New Lab, we will help the winning teams turn their proposals into real products and companies.
• Four finalists pitch to the NYC Mayor’s Office and Commissioners at the ‘Pitch The City’ event.
• Finalists present at the Fast Co Innovation Festival.
• All participants receive free 1-year Fast Company subscriptions.
• But most importantly – to craft architectural ideas that tackle issues far beyond the scale of a building, with a direct impact on one of the most complex cities in the world.
(Early Bird Registration: Until March 3, 2017 ($50))
(Regular Registration: Until April 6, 2017 ($70))
Late Registration: Until Submission Deadline ($90)
Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017
‘Pitch The City’ Event: June 2017
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
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
Aldo Morelato Foundation Architecture Competition
Deadline for submission of entries: 5th May 2017
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
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
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 / email@example.com
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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 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: http://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).
Milan Residential Architecture Competition, Italy – International
14 Apr entry deadline
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
#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.
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.
More details on our Architecture Events page
8 + 9 Apr 2017
War: the most powerful weapon that man invented to gain strength by the power to destroy.
Won or lost wars that leave marks on what once stood.
This design contest takes place on April 8th to April 9th
Open Idea Competition for the Self-Evolving City of the Future, Korea
15 Apr 2017 Deadline
Prize money of the competition: 7,000,000 KRW – 5,680 EUR
Design contest website: http://selfevolving.org/
Design for Arrival Forefront Fellowship 2017
14 Apr 2017 Application Deadline
Forefront is an annual program led by the Urban Design Forum dedicated to cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development and policy.
Each year, the Forum invites 20 individuals under the age of 40 to become Forefront Fellows. Fellows meet monthly to investigate critical issues facing New York City, develop design projects and policy papers, and receive feedback from their peers and established leaders in the field.
In addition, Forefront Fellows enjoy two years of Forum membership, with benefits such as invitations to exclusive roundtables, tours and dinners in New York City; a monthly bulletin of Fellows’ news and updates; and unparalleled access to our global network of leading urbanists.
Design for Arrival explores how urban design, development and technology can strengthen historic and emerging immigrant communities in New York City. Forefront Fellows will explore key questions such as:
• What is the role of cities in attracting and protecting immigrant communities?
• What innovative design solutions offer greater affordable housing for immigrant families?
• How can the design of the built environment foster greater immigrant entrepreneurship?
• How can government agencies utilize technology to better serve immigrant populations?
• How can we improve transportation networks to better connect growing neighborhoods?
• How can we ensure equitable access to healthy parks, libraries, and other public spaces for immigrant communities?
Cohort Programs: Each month, Forefront Fellows gather for site visits and dedicated conversations with civic leaders on the relationship between New York City’s built environment and immigrant communities.
Small Group Inquiry: In small groups, participants will investigate an issue relating to immigration and the built environment in depth. Groups will review research and case studies, interview stakeholders, and plan a site visit and evening program for the Fellows.
Culminating Project: Each team will produce a culminating group project that offers an innovative solution to an issue facing an immigrant community in New York City. Each project will be published by the Urban Design Forum and distributed to our network of Fellows and civic leaders throughout the region.
Friday, April 14, 2017 Application Deadline
Early May 2017 Announcement of 2017 Class of Forefront Fellows
May 23, 2017 Orientation + Reception
June 2017 – March 2018 Design for Arrival programs
April 2018 Celebration + Publication
10th Theatre Architecture Competition, Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Entry deadline was 17 Mar 2017
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.
Dedalo Minosse International Prize
Entry deadline: 17 Feb 2017
Twenty years after its founding, ALA Assoarchitetti launches the Tenth Edition of Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building 2016/2017.
The Prize is unique among international awards programs for honouring the Client’s role in the design process.
The aim is to promote the quality of architectural and territorial transformations, through the enhancement of the Client’s figure.
From 2nd November 2016 to 17th February 2017 it will be possible to enter the Tenth Edition of the Dedalo Minosse International Prize.
The enrolment is free (Rules and Entry form are available on http://www.dedalominosse.org/eng/2017_regolamento.php)
Any private or public client, its architects, buildings firms, the companies supplying the works and materials, or anyone else involved in the building processing is entitled to enter the competition.
The works must have been completed between the 1st of January 2012 and the 31st of December 2016.
Jury will dedicate special attention to those works that have been taken into account the following issues: social and economical sustainability; works inspired by Design for All; use of the natural light; enhancement and conservation of the environment, the landscape and the architectural heritage; use of innovative technologies and materials; use of renewable energy and resources; promotion of traditions and local languages; multidisciplinary planning approach; integration between art/architecture.
The agenda for the Tenth Edition:
– awards ceremony: 23rd June 2017 at Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza, Italy)
– exhibition of the awarded works opening ceremony: 23rd June 2017 at Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza, Italy)
– exhibition of the awarded works: 23rd June 2017– 16th July 2017 at Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza, Italy)
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
#MorphedSquare Architecture Competition
Name of the contest: Square-in-Square Photo Contest
Deadline: March 16th 2017
Share your ‘Square in Square’ shot for a chance to win Morpho experience and signed copies of our first Monograph, Morphogenesis: The Indian Perspective. The Global Context.
To be a part of this photo contest, post the picture(s) using hashtag #MorphedSquare and tag Morphogenesis in your post/tweet. You may submit your entries on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.
One Grand Prize Winner will get –
– ‘A Day in the Life of Morphogenesis’ (visit the Morphogenesis, Delhi studio for a day, interact with the partners and/or attend a lecture).
– a signed copy of the Monograph
– a Swag Pack: prize bundle including specially designed (‘limited edition’, if you will) fun stationary and products (Diary, Bookmarks, Postcards, Coasters, Mouse Pads, etc.).
Three Other Winners will get –
– Three (3) winners, one from each social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), will win a signed copy of the Monograph and a Swag Pack (detailed out above).
Rules & Regulations:
Please read these rules before entering the Contest.
By participating in this Contest, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and confirm that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter this contest.
1. Eligibility. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Morphogenesis in the manner and format designated in the Submission guidelines. Photos can be shot on any device – Phone or camera. All applicable laws and regulations apply. Contest void in where prohibited by law.
2. Contest Period. The Contest starts on March 3, 2017 at UTC+05:30 and ends on March 16, 2017 at UTC+05:30 (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received during the Contest Period to be eligible to win a prize.
3. How to Enter. During the Contest Period
o Visit the Morphogenesis official Facebook page, Instagram profile, Twitter account OR all three and
o Follow the instructions on how to submit your entry (the “Submission”). Morphogenesis may display all Submissions on the Morphogenesis Facebook page, Instagram profile and/or Twitter account.
4. Submission Guidelines (Contest Rules)
The entrants must use the contest hashtag #MorphedSquare when uploading the contest entries, to be eligible to win a prize;
The Submission must be a digital photo;
The Submission must be entrant’s original creation and owned one hundred percent (100%) by the entrant;
The Submission must demonstrate the following contest theme (“Contest Theme: Square In Square”):
o The picture must have one or multiple squares captured creatively
o The image uploaded must be a square (1:1 Aspect Ratio)
You may submit more than one entry during the Contest Period
5. Terms and Conditions
o The decision of the Jury will be final and binding.
o It is in the sole and final discretion of the organizers/ Jury to cancel any entry on the grounds of plagiarism, illegality, infringement of any third party rights, or misinterpretation under the constitutional right of freedom of expression.
o The organizers hold the right to terminate the competition or amend rules at any time and stage at its sole discretion.
o The Submission must not contain material that violates, misappropriates, or infringes upon any law or regulation or the rights of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, or any rights of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights;
o The competition entry must be your original creation and not infringe on any copyright. The onus of ensuring the originality of work lies with the participant(s) at all times.
o Any sign of plagiarism will disqualify the entire team/individual from participating. A plagiarism committee will be instituted to monitor the plagiarism during the pre-screening process. The participating team/ individual must grant the organizers the non-exclusive right to make royalty-free reproductions of the entry in any manner or form, for marketing, promotional or educational purposes of the main activity and associated events. Refer http://www.facebook.com/events/395627414135105/?active_tab=about
Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements
Registration (rolling basis): Nov. 14, 2016 11:59 PM EST – Feb. 1, 2017 11:59 PM EST
$30 early (Nov 14 – Dec 3, 2016)
$50 regular (Dec 4 – Dec 31, 2016)
$70 late (Jan 1 – Feb 1, 2017)
Submission : Dec. 3, 2016 11:59 PM EST – Feb. 1, 2017 11:59 PM EST
we challenge the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace with an operational plan for more than 20 users from a vulnerable population (adolescents, single mothers, people with trauma, etc) in one of the refugee settlements listed in the brief. The marketplace should be able to run as long as possible, and benefit as many people as possible. The overall budget limit for both construction and long-term operation of the entire marketplace is $100,000 or less. The finalists teams will come to New York City to attend a workshop and present at a symposium
10 Architects + 7 United Nations Representatives and Directors + 7 Scholars + 6 NGO Leaders
Total Prize: $30,000
1 Overall Winning Team: $3,000
3 Winning Teams: $3,000 Per Team + Travel to New York City
6 Honorable Mentions: $1,000 Per Team
* All awarded proposals will be presented to a group of related humanitarian organizations and philanthropies with credits to participants.
To view the jury, download competition brief and register for the competition – link expired.
SITE DWELLING international architecture ideas competition
Registration deadline: Jan 30, 2017
The SITE DWELLING international architecture ideas competition for architecture students and young professionals is run by ARKxSITE.
The Site Dwelling, located on the cliff of the bay, in the village of Salir do Porto, aims to create a secluded destination, a place of retreat to engage with the landscape while providing shelter from the natural elements. This is a place to stay and inhabit for a few days, offering visitors a unique experience in a very special setting; visitors must leave the space as they found it, empty.
Early Registration Period: until December 15, 2016
Regular Registration Period: December 16 – January 19, 2017
Late Registration Period: January 20 – January 30, 2017
Submission Deadline: February 04, 2017
Jury Evaluation: February 24 – March 10, 2017
Competition Results: March 20, 2017
Open to Architecture Students and Young Professionals (≤ 40 years old)
Art Complex, Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul Architecture Competition
Registration Deadline: Jan 25, 2017
Seoul Metropolitan Government is in process of planning on “Art Complex, Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul (working title).”And for this, “Design Competition: Art Complex, Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul” will be held and announced on November 4. Total prize amount will be approximately 75,000,000 KRW, and the winner will be granted a right to sign the design contract.
Art Complex aims to contribute to the development of local community, maturity of cultural environment and communication between artistic activities by formation of a complex cultural space for combination of enjoyment of culture, research & development and learning with use of abundant local historical infrastructure and the art archive as the medium.
The competition seeks for openness, combination and connection among the space elements instead of division by function. Therefore, the design is expected to be an innovative plan that forms connection and interaction between materials and activities throughout the space. Also, it must be an eco-friendly space that is in harmony with Bukhansan, Bugaksan and the surrounding natural environment.
Registration for the competition is available through Friday Nov. 4, 2016 ~ Wednesday, Jan. 25 (by 17:00) on Seoul Public Building Design Competition website “Let’s Design Seoul” (http://project.seoul.go.kr) and submission of entry work is due Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017 at Seoul Urban Space Improvement Bureau.
Competition Title: Design Competition : Art Complex, Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Jan. 25. 2017, 17:00 p.m. (Korean Standard Time, UTC+9)
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, 17:00 p.m. (Korean Standard Time, UTC+9)
Announcement of Winners: Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
Award Ceremony: Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
Contractor: Museum Division, Culture Planning Bureau, Culture Headquarters, Seoul Metropolitan Government
Location: 148-16, Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, and 8 additional blocks
First Prize: Design Contract for the Construction Documents
XII International Prize for Sustainable Architecture
Entry deadline has now passed
Submission deadline: 25 Jan 2017
The Department of Architecture at Ferrara University, Italy, has the pleasure to announce the opening of registrations for the twelfth edition of the International Prize for Sustainable Architecture Fassa Bortolo dedicated to new works, redevelopments, existing building expansions, urban-scale interventions, landscape design and in any other project that clearly expresses the ideals of sustainability.
Individual professionals and architecture and engineering studios can take part to the competition, submitting one realized project, which must have been realized and completed within the past five years.
The Prize has involved during the years – over 1000 built projects in more than 30 countries of the five continents.
This edition also introduces the ‘Fassa Bortolo Special Prize’ to award those following the principles of sustainability and architectural quality who have used solutions from the ‘Integrated System Fassa Bortolo’ or main related systems.
The International Jury has been composed by prestigious and very well-known members coming from all over the world, as shown in the brochure on the history of the Prize linked below.
The International Jury for the 2017 twelfth edition includes:
Thomas Herzog (Chairman)
Diébédo Francis Kéré
Roberto Di Giulio
Nicola Marzot (Secretary).
On-line registration (at www.premioarchitettura.it) extended to December 30th 2016
Submission of documentation by January 25th 2017.
IMPACT Scotland Architecture Competition for concert venue in Edinburgh
Submission deadline: 13 Jan 2017
Expressions of Interest must be received at Colander Associates’ offices in London by:
12 noon on Friday 13th of January 2017
IMPACT Scotland : a new, world-class concert venue in the heart of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.
“We are delighted to announce the competition to find a design team for this fabulous project.
First and foremost, IMPACT Scotland will be home to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with an acoustic to rival any other classical venue in the world.
It must also be robust enough to adapt to and serve the many and assorted performers at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Alongside the main hall, a smaller studio will offer multiplicity for public performances, education programmes and rehearsals.
At its heart will be an open, public lobby, which will be a destination in its own right : with places to meet, think, eat and drink.
This is a very special project that needs an exceptional team both to design it, and deliver it. The client is keen to consider emerging designers as well as those that are more established and experienced, and for this reason, submissions are invited from teams that recognise the importance of nurturing and delivering exceptional creativity.
As well ass design talent, the team will be required to demonstrate that it is able to inspire and convince diverse stakeholders; that it can work collaboratively with a world-class acoustician; that it has the expertise to work in a World Heritage Site; and that it can steer a path through hugely complex and possibly conflicting functional and technical requirements.”
To find out more, visit the competition webpage:
The Masterplan report concluded that at today’s prices the Concert Hall could be built for a project cost of around £40 million, excluding VAT. This equates to a project cost per square metre rate of around £6,000.
Folly 2017 Architecture Competition
Submission Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017 11:59 p.m. EST
Call for Proposals: Folly/Function 2017
A design/build competition organized by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park
Tatiana Bilbao, Principal, Tatiana Bilbao ESTUDIO
Eric Bunge, Principal, nARCHITECTS
John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
Mary Miss, Artist and Artistic Director, City as Living Laboratory
Craig Schwitter, Partner, BuroHappold Engineering
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite designers and architects to help shape the physical setting in which the park fulfills its mission as a venue for art, creative expression, public programming, and education.
Socrates Sculpture Park, located in Long Island City, Queens, is one of the most distinctive cultural organizations in the country with its combination of waterfront setting, accessibility, and community-based programming. As a venue for the presentation of public art, a New York City park, and an active social space, Socrates has for 30 years harnessed the power of creative minds to transform the urban landscape.
In previous years the Folly program investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture with temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose. More recently the competition has shifted emphasis, asking entrants to fuse form with utility, creating designs that explore the intersection of art and architecture while addressing and improving the conditions of the Park. Continuing this trend, the 2017 competition asks architects and designers to design and fabricate four portable, demountable structures to replace four standard tent structures that are deployed, as needed, throughout the Park.
The structure should provide shelter from rain, shade from sun, and be secure enough to withstand wind in a waterfront environment. The structure must be able to be assembled in no more than 10–15 minutes by two people, preferably one person, and disassembled in the same amount of time. These criteria will be strictly applied when reviewing submissions. A submission will not be selected if this project, in the judgment of the jury, does not convincingly demonstrate this capability.
This year, for the first time, the project is not confined to a single site within the Park. Instead, entrants should design an easily portable, demountable system measuring approximately 8′ x 8′ in plan with a minimum height of 7′ to allow for standing and suitable for a variety of uses. It should be adaptable for multiple locations, which will include areas adjacent to the Park entrance, to its education area, and throughout the landscape.
Architects and designers are invited to apply. Applications will be accepted from individuals and firms; entrants need not be licensed. Architects and designers outside of New York City are eligible to apply, but housing and transportation are not provided as part of the award. If selected, non-residents will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Students are not eligible to apply.
For full architecture competition brief visit: archleague.org/folly17
Design Corps/SEED Network Competition, NC, USA
Submission deadline: Jan 6, 2017
The Design Corps/SEED Network annual competition is now open.
Deadline for each application on all three network platforms is Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
Award Winners will be announced on the networks’ websites Thursday, January 26, 2017.
Awards Presented: Structures for Inclusion Conference, April 7 and 8, 2017.
Design Corps, the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED), dbXchange, and Live Projects Network in collaboration with the Center for Public Interest Design, run the 2017 Awards competition to recognize excellence in public interest design.
For the first time, these three international networks are combining efforts to support and promote systemic change in the practices of design with the intent of building on the common ground they share. Recognizing design projects with exceptional social, economic, environmental, and pedagogic impact, this year the SEED + dbXchange + Live Projects Network Awards will represent the greater scale and growing relationships needed to create truly sustainable projects and positive change in all communities globally. While each network has a unique focus, sharing the awards acknowledges their common ground: supporting the growth of excellence in public interest design.
A total of six projects will be selected for awards through a competitive juried process. Two winners will be selected from each of the three networks that represent their public interest design principles and selection criteria.
Winning projects receive a $2,000 honorarium for a trip for one team representative to present their work at an international conference, taking place at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon in April 2017. Built on the framework of the annual Structures for Inclusion Conference, this joint conference will focus on sharing built works, research, and discussions which can inform the future collaborations and efforts by these networks, and others, to promote access to design as a basic human right.
WSBE17 Hong Kong International Architecture Competition
WSBE17 Hong Kong is the world conference of the 2015-2017 cycle of the renowned SBE Conference Series, it is the most influential and well-attended Sustainable Built Conference held every 3 years. With the theme of ‘Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action’, it is expected to attract over 1800 policy makers, industry practitioners and green-building advocates from over 50 countries.
It is the best platform to be seen and to be recognised
The Challenge/The Competition:
WSBE17 Hong Kong – International Youth Competition invites imaginative ideas, projects and action plans that best demonstrate an innovative interpretation of the Conference theme and the key discussion areas: Deep Building Renovation, High-performance Building, Sustainable Neighbourhood, and Community Empowerment.
Shortlisted teams will have the chance to:
• Display your innovative ideas at WSBE17 Hong Kong Exhibition
• Present yourself and network with over 1,800 industry experts from over 50 countries
• Present your brilliant ideas in front of a panel of internationally acclaimed judges
• Win a cash prize of HK$10,000 and 2x Conference Ticket
Age: 30 or below
Team size: Max 8 members
Team formation: Must consist of min. 2 sustainable-built environment-related disciplines students AND min. 2 students from other subjects in each team
Size: 1 x A1 pdf (300dpi) digitally submitted using the given template
Prof. Thomas Auer
Managing Director, Transsolar
Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Technical University of Munich
Prof. George Baird
Emeritus Professor of Building Science, School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Greg Foliente
Senior Science Leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Prof. Peter Guthrie
Director, Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Cambridge
Prof. Serge Salat
President, Urban Morphology & Complex Systems Institute
Prof. Arno Schlueter
Professor, Architecture and Building Systems ETH Zurich
Principal Investigator, Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore ETH Centre
Registration is free! Register today and submit by 21 Dec 2016 at www.wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc
24H Competition 2016
The 24h competition 14th edition
Design contest date // December 03 and December 04 //
SPONTANEOUS call for drawings about architectural elements of spontaneous construction
Deadline was 21 Dec 2016
In those areas in which spontaneous and unauthorized construction is widespread, overwhelming good architecture, one should consider that informal phenomena are a tangible manifestation of the social relationship with built environment. Structural or decorative elements are figured out and crafted to quickly respond to two important needs: spatial appropriation and self-representation of the builder. Often lying in the grey area of building regulations. Those elements adapt their form to any concrete frame construction and the modus operandi of the builders; absorb imperfections of the self-made building; speed up work; reuse or recycle existing materials.
SPONTANEOUS’s survey aims at raising the following operative questions: can an illegal/informal architectural element, which is widely employed in a community, become a subject of design interest? How does architecture practice anticipate and re-elaborate an established way of transforming the built environment driven by immediate needs? How can these elements be officially produced to meet a higher aesthetic and safety standard?
In 2017, selected submissions will be published in a collective atlas that will gather the above-mentioned surveying activity. It is intended to provide a partial list of architectural clichés, built for immediate needs. Each drawing will be credited to the author, who will participate to a collective system of knowledge exploring the self-made constructions’ spread over our territories. The atlas will be divided into four categories: enclosure, decoration, structure, technological system.
Training – Alternative designs for Sport Facilities Competition
The aim of the “Training” competition is to develop a design proposal for the sport facility typology, intended as a place where physical activity and/or sports entertainment can occur. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of sport facility.
After the recent closure of the European football cup and the Olympic games, you are asked to reinvent the way sports can be practiced, and how they can be used to entertain. Many architecture and design projects have already proposed new ways to empower the social value of sports and innovative solutions to implement them in order to promote a healthy lifestyle.
e-architect offered a 10% discount on the subscription fee.
International design competition “Castelo de Abrantes”, Portugal
The portuguese city of Abrantes and the national Association of Architects (OASRS) recently launched the International design competition “Castelo de Abrantes”. The Competition aims to qualify and enrich the Abrantes Castle surroundings through leisure, cultural and touristic programs.
Architects and landscape architects are invited to interpret the historical center of Abrantes as a dynamic and articulated unit with its surroundings, establishing relations of reciprocity in order to ensure significant human flows.
– 1st prize: €5.000
– 2nd prize: €1.500
– 3rd prize: €1.000
– (Response to questions: was until 24 Oct 2016)
– Deadline for submission: 7 Nov 2016 (17:00 local time)
Laka Competition ‘16—Architecture that Reacts
Laka Architektura invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and it develops because of it—to react is to live.
Can architecture react to social needs?
The subject of the competition is a conceptual project of architecture that is socially engaged and is capable of reacting to unpredictable conditions and environmental, natural and social risks. Proposed solutions should constitute an ideological interpre¬tation of modern technological solutions which take into consideration social and economic determinants. Architectural study should focus on architecture as a key field heading towards social revitalisation and increased safety and freedom of its users. Proposed solutions should involve a thorough analysis of the problem, for example, starting from outlining global factors and indicating key directions for modern ar¬chitectural solutions. Accuracy of this analysis and po¬tential of proposed solutions are going to be the main components of projects’ assessment.
Qun Dang (Architect, Principal Partner at MAD Architects)
Ana María Gutiérrez (Architect, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow)
Peter Kuczia (IARP and BAK Architect, author of CO2 Saver House)
Julien De Smedt (Architect, Founder of JDS Architects)
Arturo Vittori (Architect, Co-founder of Warka Water NGO, Director of A&V)
Nathalie de Vries (Architect, Urban Planner, Co-founder of MVRDV)
Tobias Wallisser (Architect, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture)
Participants are free to decide about the location of the project, its scale, size and the program.
Listed below are 3 highlighted issues that the jury will pay attention to during judging:
1) a properly indicated architectural, social or environmental issue to solve
2) an accurate analysis of the selected issue
3) a properly chosen architectural solution that “reacts” and solves the indicated issue
Listed below are some issues that explain the concept of “Architecture that Reacts”:
an ability to response for social, economic, environmental changes |a level of social and environmental engagement of the design | a relation with a specific social, natural and built context | a level of flexibility and adaptability of the design |an innovative use of technology and sustainable systems |a level of self-sufficiency of the design.
5000 USD will be distributed among winners:
1st PRIZE: 2500 USD
2nd PRIZE: 1500 USD
3rd PRIZE: 1000 USD
In addition: 10 honourable mentions will be selected. Winners and laureates of special mentions will be published in several international online magazines, and at the Laka Competitions website. The best proposals will be selected by the international panel of judges.
Selected designs will be considered to receive support of Acceleration Partners through a process of qualification which will be separate from the process of awarding the main prizes. Acceleration Program is an international network of Partners, whose role is to offer opportunities of investigation and implementation for the best designs submitted to Laka Competition by providing professional consulting, mentorship, international press coverage and support of sponsors and funders http://lakareacts.com/competition/partners/
Registration opened in April, 2016
(Early Registration: 50 USD was until June 1, 2016)
Regular Registration: 75 USD until October 1, 2016
Late Registration: 100 USD until November 1, 2016
Project submission deadline: November 1, 2016
Jury deliberation: November, 2016
Winners’ announcement: December 1, 2016
UTC time zone for all dates
Website: Laka Architecture Competition
Orwell Crossings Project Architecture Competition, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Competitions unit launch a design competition with associated tender process on behalf of Suffolk County Council for the Orwell Crossings Project in Ipswich.
This £77 m project will see the proposed construction of two new crossings near the town’s waterfront area, together with the refurbishment of an existing swing bridge across the lock which provides access to the ‘Wet Dock’ and its marina facilities.
IE Spaces for Innovation Prize
IE School of Architecture and Design announces its third IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the word.
Candidates have to present a digital collage where they will be showing their insights and reflections about the future of work, retail and learning environments.
All young architects and designers worldwide who have finished their studies or graduate studies in 2012 or later.
There are no registration fees.
July 6, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Full-time, six month, paid professional internship in UNStudio, O+A Studio, Ingenhoven Architects and Viguier et Associes +
Free registration fees in the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments +
Scholarships worth € 29.000 towards the program tuition fees.
International Architecture Student Competition from Austrian wood manufacture Admonter
Deadline 18 Nov 2016
Theme: Let’s meet Larch
Programme: Student and young architects have a free space to make an interior or interior furniture using larch.
previous design contest winners:
Michaela Foltýnová – 2012 (CZE)
“The prize and the contest itself meant to me a great resource of many unbelievable memories”
Andrea Pomykalova – 2013 (CZE)
“One more time thank you very much for a wonderful opportunity that was given to me”
Iveta Pavlíková – 2015 (CZE)
“The architecture is my passion. Believe me I didn´t think of participation in the contest at all”
University Island Architecture Competition, Italy
By YAC (Young Architects Competitions)
University Island, an architecture competition project in cooperation with the Italian Government we are promoting, from 7th March to 15th June, University Island, a projectural competition aiming at the urban renewal of Poveglia Island (Venice), Italy.
The architecture competition looks at offering a wide range of architectural proposals that might transform this uninhabited island into a campus of excellence open to citizens and tourists joining here several cultural, sport and leisure activities.
The jury of the competition gathers outstanding international personalities such as Andrea Boeri (Architecture Department UNIBO), Alberto Ferlenga (IUAV University), Francesco dal Co (director of Casabella magazine), Alessanddro Marata (C.N.A.P.P.C.), Peter Cook (CRAB studio), Iannis Kandyliaris (BJARKE INGELS group), Pierluigi Cervellati (Chief architect of Cervellati studio and associates), Patrick Luth (Snohetta studio) and Francesca Graziani (Real estate office).
Young Architects Competitions is an international network of professionals aiming at enhancing architecture research and young designers attitude.
A total of €20,000 in prize money will be awarded. The winner will receive €10,000, the runner-up gets €4,000 and the third prize is €2,000. Four gold honourable mentions will also receive €1,000 each. Ten other finalists will receive an honourable mention, and will also be published in various architectural publications, on the Young Architects Competitions website and all receive a one-year subscription to Casabella magazine.
The Wall of Answered Prayer Architecture Competition
international design contest launched by RIBA Competitions for a motorway landmark in the UK.
Called ‘The Wall of Answered Prayer’, it is set to be built beside a British motorway and to consist of a million bricks. Each brick is to represent an answered prayer.
The structure was the idea of a former Leicester City FC chaplain and over £47,000 has been raised through crowdfunding.
For each brick used another will also be donated for social housing. A million bricks is equivalent to about 62 houses.
Architect Renato Benedetti is the RIBA adviser on the competition; she said: “We are looking for very high quality, deliverable, innovative submissions which will inspire and intrigue.”
This architecture competition is open internationally to architects, engineers, artists, sculptors, technologists and related design professionals ; collaborations are encouraged.
Phase 1 of the architecture competition will require teams to submit concept designs anonymously, in digital format, by the deadline of 7 November 2016. Up to five will be shortlisted.
Each shortlisted designer will receive an honorarium of £4,000 + VAT.
The competition is being managed on behalf of a charity called Network, The Evangelical Council for the Manchester Area Trust.
A shortlist of potential sites is currently being drafted, with the preferred site expected to be announced in summer 2017.
Further information: www.thewall.org.uk/riba-competition
New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition
New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition (Elevated Bike Path)
The New SkyRider, a system of elevated bike paths, was proposed by the New Taipei City government in 2015 in response to the global trend towards low-carbon lifestyles. This major urban development plan will create a green network of bike paths in the heart of New Taipei City, linking the densely populated districts of Xinzhuang and Banqiao on the north and south sides of Dahan Creek, and expand outward to connect other areas. By promoting the development of low-carbon transport systems and industries, this project seeks to encourage people to commute by bicycle and provide a high efficient and convenient transportation choice. The route of New SkyRider starts from the intersection of Section 3, Zhonghuan Road and Section 4, New Taipei Boulevard in Xinzhuang District in the north, extends south along the 60-meter wide parkway of Section 3, Zhonghuan Road (Provincial Highway 65), and spans Dahan Creek to connect with existing riverside bike paths in Banqiao District.
The New Taipei City government cordially invites outstanding Taiwanese and international design teams to creatively combine urban design, smart and low-carbon systems, and urban ecology, and structure aesthetic and submit their innovative and visionary design proposals for the New SkyRider project. The design of the clean, safe, and convenient transport network should integrate the parkway, including the 10 meter-width pedestrian open space beneath the elevated New SkyRider, public area, and space beneath the elevated highway. New Taipei City looks forward to a revolutionary design for its newest landmark and new vision for sustainable and urban living.
About NT＄2,280,000,000. (Approximately US$ 70,150,000.)
The planning and design service fee for this project is a fixed fee in the total amount of about NT$ 126,000,000. (Approximately US$ 3,880,000)
Tender Qualification: (Stage One)
A Taiwanese tenderer is either an engineering consultancy, licensed architect firm, licensed civil (structural) engineer firm, or company/firm registered in Taiwan, R.O.C. in accordance with Taiwanese’s law.
An International tenderer is either an a professional technical engineering consultancy or agency, licensed architect firm or licensed architect, licensed landscape architect firm or licensed landscape architect, licensed civil (structural) engineer firm or licensed civil (structural) engineer registered in foreign country in accordance with foreign country’s law.
Stage One Tender Submission Deadline: 2016/05/24
Stage One Jury Session: 2016/05/26 – 2016/05/27
Stage Two Tender Submission Deadline: 2016/08/09
Stage Two Jury Session: 2016/08/11 – 2016/08/12
Tender Documentation Download:
www.NewSkyRider.com.tw or NewSkyRider.ntpc.net.tw
(official launch on March 8th, 2016)
University of Central Lancashire in Preston Design Competition, northwest England, UK
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and the University of Central Lancashire launch of an international architecture competition for a new Student Support Centre and creation of a new Square at the heart of their campus in Preston, Lancashire:
The City Above the City – international design competition
Deadline: September 30, 2016
€30k prize fund
Metsä Wood’s next Plan B initiative to explore possibilities of wood in solving the problems of urbanization
Cities all over the world are in dire need of new ways to house a rapidly growing urban population. The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanization in both sustainable and humane ways.
The world’s increasing urbanization is one of the most significant issues facing humanity today. By 2050, 2/3 of the world’s population will live in cities. Consequently, urban growth is fast outpacing the ability to build affordable and sustainable living space.
Winner chosen by an internationally accomplished jury
Alternatives to ‘Paddington Place’ Design Competition, London, England, UK
At the end of January, the proposal by Great Western Developments Ltd for the ‘Paddington Pole’ was withdrawn. This was a plan for a 72-storey skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano next door to Paddington rail station on 0.76 hectares of land on and around the old Royal Mail site. Westminster Council have said they will be working on the new scheme in the coming months.
Create Streets are running an architecture competition to suggest high-quality alternative schemes for Paddington. They are running this architectural competition in a positive spirit of assistance. They consider this site is worth thinking about strategically. Located close to a key train station it is in close proximity to housing, conservation areas, historic buildings and Royal Parks.
RIO OLYMPICS: Sustainable Fanbox Competition
The biggest sporting showdown of the world, Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016, will commence in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from August 5.
The aim of this competition is to design a ‘SUSTAINABLE FANBOX’, a new typological structure and mascot for the games that would be the prime interaction and gathering zone for the spectators during the Rio Olympics 2016. The competition seeks to recreate the atmosphere of a stadium in a temporary structure where fans who miss out on the live experience could connect with the Olympic games virtually. The FANBOX should communicate a sustainable and profound architectural statement being able to attract and converge visitors around it for an intense 24X7 experience of the Rio games.
Dukla Sports Complex Competition for rehabilitation of the city athletics complex in Pardubice, Czech Republic
DUKLA OF SPORTS / DUKLA SPORTOVNÍ
Two-round, open, anonymous architectural-urban design competition
Prize money total: 2,200,000 CZK (ca 81,400 Euros)
First round – deadline was: 4 Jul 2016
Second round – deadline: 7 Oct 2016
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
Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition
Launch of the International Competition in Architecture 2016
Imagine your future. Make your dreams real.
Every year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France launches an International
Competition in Architecture. The three prizes of the 2016 edition of the contest are:
“Innovation and Architecture for the Sea” Award: € 10.000
“Innovation and Architecture for Space” Award: € 10.000
“Architecture and Sea Level Rise” Award: € 10.000
Architects, designers, engineers, artists, urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account.
Encourage, stimulate and reward creativity and boldness, this is the Jacques Rougerie – Space and Sea Generation Foundation – Institut de France award’s ambition.
Conditions of participation:
Students and professionals passionate about sea, space and major environmental challenges may register individually or as a team. Registration is only available online on the Foundation’s website:
Registration opens March 31, 2016 and projects can be submitted no later than October 31, 2016.
The Jacques Rougerie Foundation incorporates an international multidisciplinary professional network
of experts in each field of the three awards: the sea, the space and the sea level rise.
The Foundation and its network enhance opportunities and promote meetings and exchange
essential to support young architects, designers, engineers and shape their projects in detail.
The Prize and the Database:
Every prize consists of a financial reward of EUR 10 000 along with the support for the laureates in furthering their projects’ development with the help of the professional network of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France.
Any project submitted has a chance to be included in the Jacques Rougerie’s Foundation
Free and accessible to everyone, the Database lists a wide range of architectural projects related to the sea, the space and the sea level rise.
Thursday, March 31, 2016: Registration opening
Monday, October 3, 2016: Registration closing
Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Projects submission opening
Monday, October 31, 2016: Projects submission closing
Wednesday, December 7, 2016: Award Ceremony
Rising Stars 2016 Competition
Deadline 13 Sep
RIBAJ Rising Stars 2016, in association with Origin, aims to recognise the talents of design team members early in their careers.
Looking for brilliant architects, hot-shot engineers, creative planners, perceptive project managers, genius cost consultants and sustainability innovators who, though early in their career, are already making their mark.
“The stars of the design team are at their most productive in the first 10 years of professional life, proving themselves with a combination of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Yet because they are often still young and working for others, they rarely gain recognition beyond their colleagues.”
The RIBA Journal and Origin Doors and Windows launched Rising Stars to uncover and reward the new generation of professionals who will forge architecture’s future path.
The winning individuals will feature in the RIBA Journal, on ribaj.com and will be invited to an exclusive event to celebrate and bring together the 2016 cohort.
RIBA Competition : Great Ormond Street Hospital Phase 4 Redevelopment, London, UK
Selection of multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for Phase 4 of the Redevelopment Programme at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH)
RIBA Competitions announce the launch of a Competitive Dialogue process on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) that is seeking to select a multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor for the fourth phase of its ongoing site redevelopment programme.
Phase 4 will replace outdated facilities on part of the Hospital’s central London site, supporting its clinical teams in delivering world class paediatric care and research activities. The building will become the new ‘front door’ for the organisation and an architectural expression of its guiding principle: The Child First and Always. The client vision for the development was shaped by a comprehensive review of the GOSH masterplan and engagement with GOSH staff, patients and families. GOSH is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital sees more than 268,000 patients every year from across the UK and around the world.
Peter Steer, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are excited to see how the world’s best design and construction experts can reflect our vision to create a building that supports our staff in their important work and nurtures our patients and their families through some of the most testing times of their lives. We’re also looking forward to seeing how the designs can express the things that are special about GOSH, including our focus on carrying out world-leading research to find new treatments and cures that transform young lives.”
“Our guiding principle at GOSH is The Child First and Always, so it goes without saying that the design of the building must prioritise their needs. It should also celebrate the children and young people who are at the heart of everything we do.”
Between three and six bid teams will be short-listed and invited to participate in a three-month competitive dialogue programme starting in late October 2016. This dialogue will include workshop sessions on design, cost and contractual issues leading to the submission of final tenders in February 2017. The submitted design proposals will be exhibited to allow feedback on the designs from staff, patients, families, partner organisations and the local community.
An equal honorarium of GBP £20,000 (+VAT) will be paid to each of the bid teams who submits a compliant final tender and gives a clarification interview presentation. Honorarium payments will be paid to the Lead Architect/Designer from each multi-disciplinary design team with prime contractor.
In the first instance, Expressions of Interest for the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment are invited in accordance with the requirements set out in a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Details of how to obtain the PQQ together with supporting information are contained with a Memorandum of Information available from:
The Memorandum of Information provides further details about the scope of the GOSH Phase 4 Redevelopment project, its procurement and programme. The deadline for receipt of PQQ returns is 14.00hrs (BST) on Friday 07 October 2016.
Iceland Trekking Cabins Architecture Competition
The Advance registration deadline for the Iceland Trekking Cabins architecture competition was June 29, 2016
Closing date for registration was: Jul 27, 2016
Closing date for submission was: Aug 17, 2016 (11.59pm GMT)
3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected.
Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers will award a total of US $5,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:
1st prize winner – US $3,000
2nd prize winner – US $1,500
3rd prize winner – US $500
CDS NORD Property Developers have committed to construct the first Iceland Trekking Cabin during 2017 with all winning designs to be put forward for consideration for the final design of the trekking cabin.
Details at: icelandtrekkingcabins.beebreeders.com
24H+24H Architecture Competition
the competition date: July 23 + July 24
The architecture competition begins at 00:01 of the first day and ends at 24:00 of the second day.
In the first 24 hours you will receive an half of the brief, the second half you only will receive in the second 24H.
International Tropical Architecture Design Competition 2016
ITAD Competition 2016 – The Future of Green Tropical Living
Registration was open until 10 Jun
Submissions due 8 Jul
In recent years, there has been greater frequency of extreme and erratic weather patterns across the globe, with rising sea and rainfall levels, fluctuations in temperatures indicative of climate change, which is now a global concern. The conclusion of COP21 and the adoption of Paris Agreement saw countries pledging their support to mitigate climate issues. Many also agree that on top of mitigation, countries will also have to adapt to the changing climate in order for them to be more resilient.
According to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), buildings use about 40% of global energy, 25% of global water, 40% of global resources, and they emit approximately 1/3 of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions. Through effective planning and incorporation of technology, there is great potential to be harnessed in the building and the construction sector to reduce its carbon footprint for greater climate resilience.
Futuwawa Architecture Competition
Call for projects for the 4th International FUTUWAWA Competition – “Look at the Square” has just started.
July 8, 2016: Deadline for submission of projects
This year’s competition concerns the vision of Parade Square in Warsaw and it is aimed at both professionals and amateurs. The full anouncement of the Competition and its rules can be found in the attachment, as well as on the placdefilad.futuwawa.pl website.
As every year, the initiative is supported by a group of experts of the Competition Jury. Financial awards have been founded by Plac Defilad/Teatr Studio, and in-kind prizes have been sponsored by VALEVSKY home&deco.
Winning projects will be selected by 1) Competition Jury and 2) the public vote, with the most interesting proposals being presented in Virtual Reality.
Twin Creeks Linear Park Design Competition
8 Jul 2016 submission deadline
About the Competition:
The City of Kansas City is sponsoring a design competition to bring in new ideas, energy, and visions to the development of Twin Creeks, a 15,000 acre predominantly rural area in the Northland of Kansas City that is projected to house up to 75,000 people over the next 20+ years.
The focus of this competition is developing an inspiring vision for a potential new linear park that could stretch over 7 miles and up to 1,000 acres and serve as a backbone of the area. Individuals and multi-disciplinary design teams from across the United States and beyond with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, engineering, economic analysis, transportation, sustainability, community development, and public art, amongst other fields are invited to submit design proposals for the competition.
Entries must include an overall linear park conceptual design and illustrations of the four different design scenario conditions, as described within the competition briefing book. Up to three teams will be selected as winning teams and will present their proposals at a public event in Kansas City with the City, stakeholders and general public. The City will offer $24,000 in total prize awards, to be distributed evenly between the selected winning teams. One student submission will also be selected for Honorary Mention. Design proposals will be used to shape and inspire a new linear park and development in Twin Creeks.
Submit your entries at RFP365Competition Timeline:
Participants shall submit proposals to the City using the RFP365 portal by no later than 11:59 p.m. (CST) on July 8, 2016.
Winning teams will be announced in August 2016 and a public event to present the winning proposals will take place in September 2016.
Design teams are invited to submit questions through the RFP365 portal. Responses will be posted in early June through the RFP365 portal. Additional details on the question and answer process will be posted on this website as they are confirmed.
About Twin Creeks:
Twin Creeks is a predominantly rural area encompassing 15,000 acres in the Northland of Kansas City, Missouri. In 2015, the City completed over $43.5 million of infrastructure improvements in the area, enabling future development. Full build out of the area, which is expected to occur over the next 20+ years, could accommodate up to 75,000 people and 20,000 units of housing.
Amanda Burden, Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Amber Hackett Crosby, Commissioner, KCMO Parks Board
Philip Enquist, Partner, Skidmore Owings and Merrill
John Fierro, CEO, Mattie Rhodes Center
Robin Ganser, Principal, Coen + Partners
Mark McHenry, Director, KCMO Parks and Recreation Department
Aaron Schmidt, Asst Gen Manager of Planning and Construction, Hunt Midwest
Alicia Stephens, Executive Director, Platte County Economic Development Council
Michael Vance Toombs, Director, Storytellers Inc.
General questions or issues about any aspect of this competition should be directed to:
City Planning and Development
City Hall, 15th Floor
PARIS PAVILION : The Art of Peace Design Competition
archasm invites architects, students, engineers, designers, artists and philosophers to send in their entries for their architecture competition
• Idea based competition
• Single stage competition
• Team of maximum three members
• No professional qualification necessary for eligibility
• Teams can be interdisciplinary
The city of Paris is rightfully termed as ‘the cultural capital of the world’ because of its rich and diverse ethos and character. Paris has been the artistic epicentre of the world since renaissance, inspiring many artists, philosophers, writers and architects to innovate and break the shackles of resistance.
e-architect editor Adrian Welch was a member of the three-person Jury for this design contest.
15.000€ prize money + publications + exhibitions.
Early bird registrations: 19 Nov 2015 – 20 Dec 2015
Standard registrations: 21 Dec 2015 – 24 Jan 2016
Late registrations: 25 Jan 2016 – 21 Feb 2016
Submission deadline: 29 Feb 2016
Sequoia Climbing Space Architecture Competition
Rethinking Competitions’ sixth competition for architects and students of architecture: “Sequoia Climbing Space”.
This new architecture competition is different and special since the architect must think of an action not only in the ground but also in the air, between the trees, hung or buried. It is located in the great Giants forest of the Sequoias National Park in California.
The prize is 4500 euros and the jury is composed of the following architects:
– BakPak Architects
– Sara de Giles de MGM Arquitectos (Spanish National Prize)
– Sara Ferreras de Foster & Partners
– Gabriel Bascones, Architectural Projects proffesor at ETSA Seville
Architectural Design Competition for new museum in Beirut, Lebanon
STAGE 1 OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A NEW MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM IN BEIRUT, LEBANON CLOSES JANUARY 4, 2016
Open call for an innovative and contemporary architectural design to house the museum, which is set to open in 2020
The international design competition for Lebanese origin architects with a Jury headed by Lord Peter Palumbo, Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) is currently accepting submissions for a design competition for a new modern and contemporary art museum in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon.
Situated on a historic and symbolic site across from the National Museum in the Achrafieh district of Beirut, the museum is one of the most significant developments for Lebanese art and culture in a generation. The yet-to-be-named museum is envisioned as a multidisciplinary hub of art and design dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary Lebanese culture. Set to open in 2020, its collections and program are being developed with the aim of bringing together diverse populations and narratives from the region and beyond. While located on a site owned by Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut, the museum will retain an independent governance structure.
The finalist will be an exceptional architect who identifies with the project values and understands the significance of designing a cultural institution in the current urban, social, economic and political context of the country and region. The call to architects entails two stages:
Stage One: Request for Qualifications (RFQ), open to all Lebanese origin architects based in Lebanon or abroad. Based on the submissions to this RFQ, a short list of up to ten architects will be established. The online submission template can be found here: www.AMuseumInTheMaking.com/Apply
The closing date for Stage 1 submissions is 4 January 2016, at 6pm (Beirut standard time; GMT+2 hours).
Stage Two: Short listed architects will be invited to participate in a comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) to envision strategies for the site and develop a concept scheme design for the museum, along with technical and commercial elements.
The winning proposal will be selected in Fall 2016.
For further information on how to enter visit www.apeal-lb.org, or contact email@example.com.
Lamborghini Road Monument – Young Architects Competitions
submission deadline was 02/11/2016 (h 11.59 p.m. GMT)
Visionary, cutting-edge, pure: these are the values that currently characterize Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. (“Automobili Lamborghini”). Since 1963 this company does not create cars but four-wheeled dreams, design and engineering masterpieces that reached every continent and became legendary in the world because of their visionary and pioneering features.
An international legend with an Italian heart. A legend that, starting from 2018, will be enriched by a further exciting chapter.
Made in Italy and known as the “Urus” project, the third model of the House of the Bull will soon be leading the market as the new Made in Italy luxury icon: a supersport car among the SUVs.
In order to celebrate this event, along with a new enlargement of its base, Automobili Lamborghini intends to innovate the places of the legend inviting all the designers to imagine two monumental landmarks at the entrance of its historic plants.
#007 RETHINKING Competitions: Carrara Thermal Baths
We are glad to inform you that reTHINKING architecture competitions, platform of ideas competitions for students and young architects, has published a new competition called “Carrara Thermal Baths”. We start from the need of rethink those spaces deteriorated by the human intervention, where we try to promote new ways of interventions where a new vision is taken, sustainable, ecological and transforming.
May 8th 2016 Late registration and FAQ ends
May 8th 2016 20:00 h GMT + 1:00 Submission deadline
May 15th – May 25th 2016 Proposal evaluation
May 25th – May 29th 2016 Winners announcements
This is why “Carrara Thermal Baths” is a great oportunity for the rehabilitation of unconnected spaces or apparently destroyed that we have in our planet.
This time, in addition to 4500€ in prizes,we will also give a grant for the Master in Advanced Architecture (MArch) in Valencia with architects like Álvaro Siza, Souto de Moura, Juan Domingo Santos and Fran Silvestre.
A total prize of 4.500 € will be distributed as follows:
First prize 3.000 €
+ 2000€ grant for Master’s degree MArch Valencia
Second prize 1.000 €
Third prize 500 €
Dencity Competition 2016
Shelter Global, an architecture and design non-profit, are pleased to invite architects and students from all over the world to enter the second annual Dencity Competition. Last year the inaugural Dencity Competition had over 350 registrations from 50 different countries and the winners were highlighted in a number of publications.
The intent of this architectural competition is to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities. Rapid world growth and urbanization is causing some of the densest places in the world to be comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Now, more than ever, architects and designers need to play a central role in the development of substandard neighborhoods.
Dencity has a prestigious jury of architects, professors, and thinkers from around the world. All competition submissions are due by April 25, 2016. Registration can be done online at:
Dencity Competition 2016
AIT-Award 2016 – best in interior and architecture Competition
Registration deadline: 27 Jan 2016
Submission deadline: 3 Feb 2016
Award ceremony: 16 Mar 2016 in Frankfurt am Main
The international AIT Award – Best in Interior and Architecture 2016 – combines interior design and architecture in one price and has its focus in the architectural centres of the world (Europe, North America, Middle East and Far East) – but also includes newcomer and yet neglected regions. The AIT Award is divided in different categories: all types of architectural projects and interior spaces can be submitted. An international renowned jury of architects and interior designers will be awarding the best project in each of the categories. The competition is open to architects, interior designers and design professionals. There is no charge for entering the competition.
Superscape 2016 Architecture Competition
The architectural award Superscape 2016 is launched, now open for submissions until March 7, 2016.
The Superscape is awarded biennal to innovative and visionary architectural concepts. It focuses on the interaction of private living space with urban contexts, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective. Superscape 2016 opens a field for visionary design suggestions and space concepts which focus on building the urban residential space of the future.
The goal is to formulate forward-thinking concepts, to question familiar residential patterns and to risk experiments in design, but also to consider their feasibility, and to check the possibility of realising them within existing building substance and existing urban structures. Supercape carries a cash value of € 20.000.
Read more about Superscape 2016 at www.superscape.at/eng
Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition
Today over 3 billion people live in urban areas, composing 50% of the world population. By 2050, it is estimated that the world population will grow to between 9 and 11 billion people, and over 70% will be living in urban areas. This means within 35 years, we will need to house an additional 3 billion people within cities by the most conservative estimates. Even if we could build large apartment complexes that house 500 people each, we would need to construct 500 buildings each day every day for the next 35 years to meet that demand.
How will the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) industry meet the demand for affordable and sustainable buildings in this rapidly urbanizing world? At Flux, we believe technology is the answer. Based out of San Francisco, Flux develops cloud-based collaboration tools that exchange data between existing design environments, allowing for automated and parametric workflows that extend across platforms. Our mission is to spread design knowledge and improve the accessibility of design tools, in order to help the AEC industry design buildings smarter, faster, and more sustainably.
In this competition, we ask students designing in Grasshopper, Dynamo, and Excel to think about the role technology solutions can play in accelerating the building design process and increasing the innovation capital of design teams. Each registered team will submit a short video explaining your project, along with relevant design files. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, simplicity, and transferability; prizes will be awarded for a variety of submission categories as detailed in the brief.
Read the full competition brief and register at Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition
November 2: Registration opens
November 15: Early bird registration closes
December 1: Competition brief released
December 31: Registration closes
January 31: Competition submissions due
February 29: Winners announced
Most innovative project: 5,000 USD
Best building performance: 5,000 USD
Best digital fabrication using Flux: 1,000 USD
Best use of data harvesting with Flux: 1,000 USD
Best multi-user collaboration using Flux: 1,000 USD
People’s choice for best overall: 2,500 USD
Plus 10 Honorable Mentions: value TBD
Have a question? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arquideas Central Park Summer Pavilion (CPSP) New York competition
Central Park Summer Pavilion Architecture Competition
Participants: Architecture students and young architects
Registration: October 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016
A’ Design Awards and Competition
The International A’ (A-Prime) Design Award is the world’s largest event for design, innovation and creativity, bringing together the very best designers, architects, innovators, inventors, brands, design press and institutions from all countries across the globe under the same roof.
The international design award and competition is looking for new and original product and project submissions worldwide. Entries are open to both concept stage works as well as realized projects and products. The ultimate aim of the competition is to highlight and recognize good design works worldwide.
Architecture of Necessity Competition
Architecture of Necessity
This design contest is an international triennial for sustainable community building. Entries are accepted from professionally active individuals or legal persons such as building contractors, architectural bureaus, local government, construction firms or other companies.
[MOSCOW] Circus School Competition
[MOSCOW] Circus School – Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia with 12.2 million residents within the city and 16.8 within its urban area. It is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city in the entire European continent.
Moscow Circus School Architecture Competition
New Ideas Competition ARCHITECT’S STUDIO
Opengap invites participants to submit innovative proposals to rethink the workspace of an architect. To propose projects that addresses the architect’s vision of his ideal inspiration and working space. How do you imagine the place from which other spaces are to be designed? How to address a project in which you yourself are the client?
This architectural competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors could subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
Luxury Bleisure Hotel Competition
L’ARCA INTERNATIONAL, the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris and the Mondial du Batiment are thrilled to invite you to participate to their international architecture competition : LUXURY BLEISURE HOTEL COMPETITION.
More information here: http://we.tl/DPzkGO05wy
Contest rules: http://www.arcadata.com/concours/present.php
AGi architects Greeting Card Design Competition
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AGi Architects Design Competition
This design competition consists of two categories, children up to 12 years of age and adults over 18 years old. In each category, there will be five finalists in order to select only one winning design in the junior category and another one in the adults section.
Elevating Erie Ideas Competition
The creation of the Erie Canal was a paradigm shift for American progress in the 19th century, leveraging hundreds of miles of canal networks capable of generating cities out of swamps and ushering in a new era of exchange. Over a century later, what was the Erie Canal in the city has been capped over with urban development and sprawl.
We are now presented with the opportunity to reposition Erie as the vehicle for a globally relevant, ecologically turbocharged urban corridor. The Elevating Erie ideas competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse NY.
6th Advanced Architecture Contest
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the FabLab Barcelona are pleased to announce the 6th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of PRODUCTIVE CITY.
The aim of the competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.
The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and productive cities.
Prize (Total value: 60.000, 00 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the Juries following the bases scheme. The competition jury, which is composed of architects, professionals in a wide range of fields and directors of some of the world’s foremost architecture schools, is looking for outstanding proposals at any scale, for any city in the world on Smart Cities, Eco neighborhoods, Self-sufficient buildings, Intelligent homes, FabLabs, Urban farming or any other proposal that analyzes the phenomena of the Productive City.
The Registration is FREE, and the competition entries should be submitted digitally in PDF files via the Internet.
6th Advanced Architecture Contest:
OPENGAP Architecture Competition
OPENGAP organizes the third edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals regarding a new concept for artistic inspiration spaces.
Participants are invited to design a place focused on the rental of spaces that motivate creativity and concentration, allowing users to focus, inspire and develop their artistic ideas.
Each participant or team will define the location of their project, however, the proposal must justify the choice of the location.
The competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors can subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.
The proposal submission will consist of two digital images in .jpg format, not bigger than 5MB each.
International Architecture Prize | IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION
IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the word.
Participants: All young architects and designers who have finished their studies or graduate studies in 2010 or later.
Fee: There are no registration fees.
Registration: September 14, 2015 to October 30, 2015
– Full-time, six month, paid professional internship in Inditex, Legorreta + Legorreta or Idom UK +
– Free registration fees in the IE Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments +
– Scholarships worth € 21.750 towards the program tuition fees.
– Martha Thorne (Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize)
– Guzmán de Yarza (Director of the Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments)
– Inditex (Global fashion retail group)
– Legorreta + Legorreta (Architecture firm)
– Idom UK (Group for Engineering, Architecture and Consultancy)
Shivaji Competition: Islands, Deltas and Rising Seas
Shivaji Architecture Competition
In GIF format, the Shivaji Competition seeks actual and impossible ideas to maintain human habitation on islands and deltas doomed by the predicted sea level rise of at least one meter in the 21st century. All entries will be submitted as animated GIFs for social media broadcast and museum exhibition. One finalist will be selected to participate in the Rising Waters Confab 2016 to be held on Captiva Island, Florida, USA in May, 2016.
AIA North Carolina Urban Housing Design Competition, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
The competition winners are to be announced in May 2016.
Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation International Idea Challenge
The Tapio Wirkkala – Rut Bryk Foundation is pleased to announce an open international concept competition for the future Foundation archive. The aim is to create a new type of conversational, international design center.
The idea challenge is organized by the Tapio Wirkkala – Rut Bryk Foundation in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Architects and EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art.
More information at http://wirkkalabryk.fi/juhlavuosi/ideas-competition/.
28 March 2016: registration deadline
The material deadline is 4 April 2016, and the winners will be announced in June 2016. The prize of the idea challenge is 20 000 €, which the jury will distribute as they see best. There will be at least two prize recipients, and a maximum of five.
Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
DACC advise the revision of the competition brief resulted from the consultations with UIA and the client, the City of Suncheon. This revised architecture competition brief has been officially approved by UIA and can be downloaded on the competition website.
■ Revised Eligibility
▪ Registered and non-registered architects who are allowed to practice in their home countries.
▪ Students majoring in architecture or related fields as a team advised by an architecture professor or a practicing architect.
▪ Although there is no limit to the number of members in a team, duplicate registration is prohibited.
▪ Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged The leader of the team must be an architect.
▪ If participants choose to submit as a team, each team must appoint a representative.
※ In order to ensure fairness in the competition, anyone who is a member or is directly in association to the competition, the organizer, the jury, the organization committee, or the technical committee, is not eligible to participate.
■ Revised Timetable
Feb 29, 2016: Competition launch
Mar 23, 2016: Closing date for inquiries
Mar 25, 2016: Answers to inquires (to be notified on the competition website)
Apr 15, 2016: Closing date for Registration
May 25, 2016: Closing date for Submissions
Jun 3 – 5, 2016: Jury Deliberation
Jun 6, 2016: Announcement of results on the competition website
Mid-July, 2016: Award Ceremony and Exhibition
Architecture Competition Website: http://www.siac.kr
Interior Scholarship Student Competition
Submission deadline: May 13th, 2016
For the sixth time AIT together with Sto Foundation initiate the Interior Scholarship. All students in the discipline of interior architecture who are enrolled at a European university and are at least approaching the end of their second year may apply. The total scholarship fund amounts to 21,000€. Each of the scholars will receive up to 580 € per month for a period of one year.
Further information available at www.ait-architektursalon.de/stipendium
Vogelsanger Straße 70, 50823 Köln
Fon: +49 – (0)221 – 299 41 50 1 / email@example.com / koeln.ait-architektursalon.de
Nodeul Island International Design Competition, Seoul, Korea
Competition title : The International Competition of Masterplan and Space/Facility Design for Nodeul Dream Island
Seoul Metropolitan Government holds an international competition in order to establish a Music-led cultural complex until 2018, in which domestic and oversea specialists from various fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, etc. can participate.
Seoul Metropolitan Government established a program for present including necessary facilities and the scale considering citizen participation and publicity for the realization of proposed operation program. Additional program would be prepared for the future.
It is expected that creative and various design would be proposed through this competition.
Eligibility : All professionals in architecture, landscape, and urban design can enter in this competition. In the case of joint application, a team can have up to five(5) members at maximum.
Registration : 2016. 02. 29. ~ 05. 06. 17:00
Questions Posted by Entrant : 2016. 03. 14. ~ 18. 17:00
Answers Posted by PA : 2016. 03. 25.
Briefing Session on Site : 2016. 03. 31.
Submission of Entries : 2016. 05. 27. 10:00 ~ 18:00
Technical Evaluation : 2016. 06. 14.
Main Evaluation and Selection : 2016. 06. 15. ~ 17.
Announcement of Winners : 2016. 06. 20.
Award Ceremony : 2016. 07. 07
Exhibition : 2016.07.04.~17.
Client : Seoul Metropolitan Government
(The times are based on Korean Mean Time and the schedule is subject to change.)
Website : http://nodeul.org
MAKE BUILDINGS BETTER, London, UK
If we are to prevent catastrophic global warming, buildings need to perform better.
BSRIA and Designing Buildings Wiki are running an ideas competition to improve the performance of buildings in use.
The architecture competition is very simple to enter. You don’t need to write an essay, we are just looking for ideas, which might only take a paragraph, or even a sentence to explain. The more innovative and far-reaching the idea the better.
The winner will receive £500 worth of BSRIA membership, training or publications, and along with 4 runners-up, will be featured in the July edition of BSRIA’s Delta T magazine and on Designing Buildings Wiki.
This architecture competition closes on Wednesday 18 May.
To enter, go to the Make Buildings Better page on Designing Buildings Wiki (www.designingbuildings.co.uk/make_buildings_better)
London Internet Museum Design Competition
Registration deadline: was May 4
Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers are running the London Internet Museum architecture competition; it is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to use creative designs to connect current generations with both the past and the future. Participants are tasked with submitting ideas for an internet museum which shows both the history of the internet, as well as acting as a platform to discuss and workshop its future.
The internet has made connecting with others around the world infinitely easier, and it was this concept of connection that drew us to select the now-closed North Woolwich Old Station Museum in east London as the proposed competition site. What was once a hub for the city’s North London line, the Old Station Museum has been abandoned and fallen into disrepair.
Registration for the London Internet Museum architecture competition is open now until the May 4.
More information can be found on http://londoninternetmuseum.beebreeders.com/
Secret Life Design Competition, School of Architecture, The University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA
The Secret Life of Buildings: A Call for Objects – architecture competition open to architects + designers
Registration Deadline: May 2, 2016
Submission Deadline: extended to May 20, 2016
This is a call for works of art or design that (i) might fairly be called ‘objects’ by the nascent philosophies of Speculative Realism and Object Oriented Ontology, and that (ii) will throw light on architecture as a peculiar set of objects, phenomena, ideas, relations, connections, skills, materials, obligations, and operations.
Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition
Ctrl+Space – Architectural Competitions are organizing and hosting:
Venice Re-Creation Centre Competition
This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal for a Cultural Building Refurbishment in Lido Island – Venice, Italy.
A total fund of 5000€ in prize money will be awarded to winning entries and awards of merit. To all the awarded proposals, online promotion will be made through specialized websites and blogs.
Feb 19 – First Stage Registration deadline – 40€
Apr 9 – Second Stage Registration deadline – 60€
Apr 30 – Final Stage Registration deadline – 90€
Apr 30 – Final Project Submission deadline
Bangkok Artists Retreat Design Competition
BANGKOK ARTISTS RETREAT
THE VIDEO: http://vimeo.com/154247045
Bee Breeders architecture competition organisers have launched their latest architecture
competition for the Bangkok Artists Retreat. This competition looks to revitalise an area of
Bangkok’s Old Town and repurpose one of the city’s notable landmarks -the Nightingale
shopping mall – as an artists retreat.
Bangkok has long been a haven for artists, with a unique vibe and culture, and a low cost of living,
it’s a popular location for artists to travel to in order to get inspired. A new artists retreat could
reinvigorate some of the city’s tourism that has been lost due to recent political and social unrest.
Registration for the Bangkok Artists Retreat architecture competition is open now until the 24th
Winners will be announced on the 23rd March 2016, in the meantime more information can be
found on http://bangkokartistsretreat.beebreeders.com
Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum Design Competition
For the Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum architecture competition, Bee Breeders architecture
competition organisers were inspired by the work of multi award-winning filmmaker, and Ugandan
LGBT activist, Kamoga Hassan. This competition seeks to generate ideas for a youth centre that
can support the local LGBT population in what is a strict and dangerous society for LGBT
The Ugandan LGBT Youth Asylum should offer practical and psychological support for those youth
most affected by the country’s strict anti-gay laws. The work of the brave filmmaker Kamoga
Hassan, whose projects highlight just how dangerous it can be for LGBT individuals living in this
East African country, highlights why an LGBT youth centre is so important.
April 20: final deadline for registration
The announcement of the winning designs, and the recipients of the $5,000 prize fund, will be announced on May 18, 2016.
More information can be found on http://ugandanlgbtyouthasylum.beebreeders.com/
Non Architecture Competition
Organization: Non Architecture Competitions
Title: Sleeping – Alternative designs for hotels
Registration Deadlines: 31 March, Early registration (45 euros). 30 April, Regular registration (60 euros).
Submission Deadline: 1 May
3 winners (1000 euros prize), 14 honourable mentions, 50 Finalists. All selected projects will be published in the Non Architecture competition book.
e-architect offer a 10% discount on the subscription fee when you enter.
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Konstrukt : Design and Innovation Awards 2016
Registration Starts from: February 06, 2016
Submission Deadline: March 16, 2016
KONSTRUKT is a competitive assembly that endeavours to recognize and honour niche aesthetic design to simple functional innovation, from Student to Architect or Civil engineer. It is their first ever chance in Eastern India to showcase their skills and get accolades from the stalwarts.
For more details, visit: www.konstrukt.con.in
AA Architecture Competition
Design Competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park. Open to AA Community.
11 Dec 2015 Registration deadline
An Ideas Competition The AA community is invited to take part in an ideas competition for the new central academic facility at Hooke Park. A design and learning strategy is sought that will inform the design development and construction of Wakeford Hall:
University of St Andrews Music Centre Architecture Contest
The University of St Andrews has announced a design competition for a new music centre
Practical and cost-effective proposals demonstrating both ‘flair and innovation’ are sought for the new facility which will be located on historic Queen’s Terrace.
The project will create a new home for the university’s music centre which is currently based inside the iconic 1828 Younger Hall on North Street.
The Music Centre provides facilities for enjoying music in all its forms to all sections of the St Andrews community. Situated in the Younger Hall, the largest public auditorium in the area, we offer facilities and opportunities for individual and group practice, tuition and performance, concert-going and formal academic training.
NOA South America 2014
Nature Observatory of Amazonia Contest
Contestants: Architecture students and young architects
Register: April 11, 2014 to June 13, 2014
Prizes: € 6,375 + Free digital subscription to AV Proyectos and Tectonica-online + Publication in
Plataforma Arquitectura, Future Arquitecturas, ARQ ediciones, Pedacicos Arquitectonicos and Taller al Cubo.
City-County Building Plaza Design Competition
Submission: May 28, 2014
Registration: May 28, 2014
Location: Indianapolis, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 15.000 ; 2nd Prize $ 7.500 ; 3rd Prize $ 2.500
Type: Open competition for architects in two stages.
International architecture competition seeking a final conceptual design that would be implemented on an existing 1.94 acre open space on the City-County Building Property also known as the City-County Building Plaza (CCB Plaza).
Where is Indianapolis’ Millennium Park experience? Downtown Indianapolis features several unique public spaces, but none of these spaces offer a full interactive experience.
The new CCB Plaza should serve the residents, employees, and visitors from Market East and downtown Indianapolis. The space should be flexible enough to draw in a young family as well as a retiree. This space should be mentioned in the same breath as other popular urban parks including Millennium Park (Chicago, IL), Jamison Square (Portland, OR), The Yards (Washington D.C), and City Garden (St. Louis, MO). More specific goals and recommendations will be featured in the Design Submittal Document that will be released in accordance with the Timeline.
The design team whose winning design is selected will receive $15,000 (2nd Place – $7,500; 3rd Place – $2,500) and will then be the preferred professional services provider for a full engineering/design contract (upon obtaining available funding) with the Indianapolis-Marion County Building Authority (IMCBA)
This competition is a two-stage competition. During the first stage, minimum qualifications from design teams will be requested. The second stage is the design submittal.
Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition, Taiwan
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Kinmen Passenger Service Center Architecture Competition
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