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Alternative Designs for Restaurants Contest, from Non Architecture Competitions

31 Dec 2017 – Submission Deadline (23.59 GMT+0)

Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
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Eating – Alternative Designs for Restaurants Design Competition
The aim of the “Eating” competition is to develop a design proposal for the restaurant typology, intended as a place of preparation and consumption of food. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of restaurant.

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9-10 Dec 2017

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Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes.

Beginning of the registration period: October 23th Promotional registration period from October 23th to October 27th at 23:59 – Fee € 15 Regular registration period from October 28th to November 29th at 23:59 – Fee € 20 Late period of registration from November 30th to December 9th at 11:59 – Fee € 25

The architecture competition date: Dec 9 – Dec 10

The architectural competition begins at December 9th 12:00 noon and ends at December 22th 12:00 noon (London GMT + 0:00)

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition
STUDENT ARCH provides a platform for students and young graduates from technical universities as well as from universities of art & design.

First prize: 1000 € and a trip to Admont.

Deadline for submission: 18 Nov 2017

STUDENT ARCH 2017 Architecture Competition

Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition
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Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition
Enter by 24 November 2017

The Government of South Australia is commissioning an international search for a world-class team to design the much-anticipated Adelaide Contemporary – a second site for the acclaimed Art Gallery of South Australia.

Adelaide Contemporary will be a new landmark on the city’s celebrated North Terrace boulevard adjacent to the historic Botanic Garden and close to the parent Gallery.

reTH!NKING Landscape Observatory Pamukkale Architecture Competition

Jun 20: Early Registration starts

Sep 4: Submission deadline

Location: Pamukkale, Denizli Province, southwestern Turkey

Pamukkale Turkey Landscape |

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.

Landscape Observatory Pamukkale Architecture Competition

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.

RIBA Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Architecture Competition

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

IE Spaces for Innovation Prize

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:

Jury members:

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.

Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition

Please check out this architectural contest website ( and Facebook ( for updates.
You can find the assignment and poster from the download page:

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.


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
Language: English
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Prizes: Please see link below
Type: Open

Shelter 48 Architecture Competition

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.

Shelter 48 Architecture Competition

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.

International Student Competition Drawing of the Year 2017

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!

‘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:
Detailed information for the two sites:

Chairmanof the Jury: Vicente Guallart

‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition |

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.

3. Site
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


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.

ROB|ARCH 2018: Call for Workshops

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

Conference Chairs:
Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler (ETH Zurich)

Scientific Chairs
Kendra Byrne (X, the moonshot factory)
Tim Schork (University of Technology Sidney)
Jan Willmann (Bauhaus University, Weimar)

Workshop Chair
Romana Rust (ETH Zurich)

Site Chair
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.

arquideas Architecture Competition

2017 International Design Competition–Greater Tainan Expo Center, Taiwan

30 Aug submission deadline

Key dates:
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:

2017 International Design Competition Greater Tainan Expo Center

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:

Qualification: refer to official website

Showing – alternative designs for museums, from Non Architecture Competitions

Showing – Alternative Designs for Museums

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Non Architecture Competitions

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.

Showing - Alternative Designs for Museums

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Showing – Alternative Designs for Museums

16 Aug – 27 Aug 2017 – Late Registration (75 €) period

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Non Architecture Competitions

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

UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition

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.

University Hospital Hradec Králové Design Competition

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
Type: Open
Registration fee: 80 euro

Nizhny Novgorod Architecture Competition

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.

Reshape 17 | wearable technology competition

Reshape wearable technology design competition

School without classrooms : Berlin Competition

30 Jun 2017 submission deadline

School without classrooms Berlin Competition by archasm

School without classrooms Berlin Architecture Competition

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’ ( (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’.

San Francisco 2016 - Tenderloin System Update Design Competition

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.

San Francisco 2016 Architecture Competition

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

Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition
matterbetter has initiated an international open ideas competition for architecture students and young architects to research new housing concepts for the future of the post-war Syria. The civil war in Syrian Arab Republic, which has started in 2011, created the biggest refugee crisis after the World War II. According to UNHCR, over 4 300 000 people has left the country and fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and now Europe. While world leaders are looking for the international solution of the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis, many Syrians are looking forward for the opportunity to come back home as soon as the war is over.
Syria: Post-War Housing Competition

Mud House Design Competition 2016
Designing a School for Ghana:
Mud House Design Competition in 2016
Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 4th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a School for Ghana, an international architecture competition open to graduates and advanced students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.
Mud House Architecture Competition

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

Re-think competition

Redefine convention: See things differently? Show your idea. Enter the Re-think competition and your work could be showcased on TiP, Balmond Studio’s influential online ideas lab. The winner will also receive a £100 iTunes voucher and enjoy a private call with Cecil Balmond himself, one of the world’s leading thinkers on space form and structure.

Re-think competition

What is a Re-think?
Anything with an original idea at its core is a Re-think. To put it simply – a piece of work that challenges the norm. Something that pushes the boundaries, creating an alternate way of thinking.

What work can I enter?
There really are an infinite number of possibilities. Your entry could be a standout design project, architecture research, a pioneering artistic expression, a unique mathematical observation…the list goes on.
What format do I need to submit?

Submissions can be in any format – from a photo essay, written report or animation, to renders, audio files, interviews, essays or documentaries.

Website: Re-think competition

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 for more information, or to download the design brief.”

24H Competition

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)

24H Architecture Competition

24H Architecture Competition

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.

Challenge Schedule:
(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
Wisla Competition for an architectural concept of a pedestrian and cyclist deck on the River Vistula
Country: Poland
Deadline for elaboration: 8 May 2017
Prize money of the competition – 1st prize: PLN 100 000 – 23,000 EUR
Design contest website:

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

TAB 2017 Vision Competition

TAB Vision Architecture Competition 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”

Aldo Morelato Foundation Architecture Competition

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:

Subscription form:

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: 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

Website in English:

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.

Sustainable Montpelier for 2030 Competition

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.

Sustainable Montpelier for 2030 Competition Net Zero Vermont

“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:

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.

PAVE Student Architecture 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.

PAVE Student Design Competition

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.

Website: PAVE Student Architecture Competition

New International Architecture Ideas Competition


“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 – /

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.

Architecture at Zero 2016 competition

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

Velux Competition

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.

The Best Home Competition

The Best Home Competition

Making – Alternative designs for Factories Architecture Competition

Making - Alternative designs for Factories Non Architecture Competition

Making – Alternative designs for Factories

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

Busan Mulmangol Bunker Regeneration Architecture Competition

2A Asia Architecture Award 2016

2AAA 2016 will be held in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Theme: Innovative Architecture in Asia

2A Asia Architecture Award 2016

Murat Tabanlıoğlu
RIBA, Chartered Member, Int’l. Assoc. AIA

Nasrin Seraji
AA dipl RIBA

Dr. Volkwin Marg
Dipl. Ing. Architekt, BDA

Wolfgang Tschapeller

Hiromi Hosoya

Françoise Fromonot

2A Asia Architecture Award 2016

Modularch 2016 Architecture Competition



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.

Babyn Yar - Dorogozhychi Necropolis' International Arcitecture Competition

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.

Babyn Yar Architecture Competition

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.

Blue Award 2016

Blue Award International Architecture Students Prize

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.

Cost: free

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.

What’s Up Paris? Competition

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

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 (, 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:

International FINSA Award 2018

Theo and Oskar’s new home Architecture Competition

New architectural competition


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*

Dalewood Ashurst Drive building

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.

Theo and Oskar’s new home Architecture Competition

This process is being managed by Colander Associates ( ) and all general enquiries should be addressed to

* 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:

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


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:


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:


#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.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

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.

IAHmilan17 International Architecture Holiday

Workshop entries will begin 16 January 2017 and will end 20 March 2017.
Additional info on section IAH.

More details on our Architecture Events page

24H Competition

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

24H Architecture Competition

24H Architecture Competition

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:

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.

Program Theme
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?

Fellowship Structure
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.

Program Schedule
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

The Theatre Architecture Competition (TAC), organized by Architecture commission of OISTAT -International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians, is an international competition aimed at students and emerging architects and practitioners to showcase their innovation of future theatre architectures.

OISTAT Theatre Architecture Competition 2017

Themed “Theatre as Public Space”, TAC 2017 opens for submission from February 17 to March 17, 2017. The site will be in Public Activity Center, a disused sports stadium in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

Theatre Architecture Competition

YAC Castle Resort Competition, Italy
YAC Castle Resort Competition

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.

Castle Resort Architecture Competition

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.

Dedalo Minosse International Prize

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

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
Country: Latvia
Deadline: 20 Mar 2017
Prize money of the competition: 15,000 EUR
Design contest website:

#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.

#MorphedSquare Architecture Competition

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.

Content Restrictions:
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

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

Place and Displacement architecture competition

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:
Place and Displacement Architecture Competition

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)

SITE DWELLING Architecture Competition


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” ( 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)
Louisa Hutton
Diébédo Francis Kéré
Roberto Di Giulio
Nicola Marzot (Secretary).

On-line registration (at 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.

IMPACT Scotland Architecture Competition

“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

Folly 2017 Architecture Competition

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:

Design Corps/SEED Network Competition, NC, USA

Design Corps/SEED Network Competition

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.

WSBE17 Hong Kong International Architecture Competition

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

WSBE17 Hong Kong International Design Competition

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
…and MORE

Registration is free! Register today and submit by 21 Dec 2016 at

24H Competition 2016

The 24h competition 14th edition

24h competition 14th edition

Design contest date // December 03 and December 04 //

24H Architecture Competition

SPONTANEOUS call for drawings about architectural elements of spontaneous construction

Deadline was 21 Dec 2016

spontaneous atlas construction 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.

Training - Alternative designs for Sport Facilities Competition

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.

Training Architecture Competition

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.

Castelo de Abrantes design competition Portugal

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)

Castelo de Abrantes Architecture Competition

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.

Laka Architecture Competition
Design: “Wormhouse” by Peter Kuczia | Image:

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.

Jury 2016:
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)

Judging Criteria:
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

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.

Orwell Crossings Project Ipswich Competition

Orwell Crossings Architecture Competition

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.

IE Spaces for Innovation Prize Architecture Competition

International Architecture Student Competition from Austrian wood manufacture Admonter

Deadline 18 Nov 2016

International Architecture Student Competition

Title: International_arch_student_competition_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”

International Architecture Student Competition by Admonter

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:

New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition

New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition (Elevated Bike Path)

New Taipei City New SkyRider International Competition

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.

Construction Expense
About NT$2,280,000,000. (Approximately US$ 70,150,000.)

Service Fee:
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)

Taiwanese tenderer:
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.

International tenderer:
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: or
(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:

University of Central Lancashire in Preston Architecture Competition

The City Above the City – international design competition

Deadline: September 30, 2016

€30k prize fund

Plan B architecture competition

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

The City Above the City Architecture Competition

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.

Paddington Place Alternative Architecture Competition

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.

archasm RIO OLYMPICS: Sustainable Fanbox Competition

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.

RIO OLYMPICS: Sustainable Fanbox Architecture Competition

Dukla Sports Complex Competition for rehabilitation of the city athletics complex in Pardubice, Czech Republic


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

Dukla Sports Complex Competition Czech Republic

Dukla Sports Complex Architecture Competition#

NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Design Competition
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Architecture Competition
New York City has seen rapid redevelopment that has capitalized on previously undesirable locations. Sitting at the top of these locations are the sites that have access to waterfront. Most of the ventures in these areas are private economic interests that only address public value when there is a direct return on profit.
NYC Aquarium & Public Waterfront Architecture Competition

International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition
International Shopping Plaza Concept Design Competition
At the beginning of the 21st century there is a need to address contemporary social needs and desires and an emerging economic potential in order to create a new generation of shopping centers and leisure facilities. Architecture is no longer considered a footnote, but a fundamental means of engaging and extending the experience of the visitor toward new dynamic leisure horizons.
International Shopping Plaza Concept Architecture Competition

New Architecture Ideas Competition by AWR
International architecture ideas competition “MEHF – Milan Expo Horizontal Farm”. This architecture competition involves the design of a horizontal farm with a green playground in outdoor spaces of the Expo area and the related reorganization of the environment. The site area covers 5.600 sqm. The site area is located near the Cardo in the Expo Area Milan 2015. This architectural competition is powered and patronized by EXPO Spa and Ferrara Univercity.

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

SEGD Global Design Awards 2016

Entries to the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards for Experiential Graphic Design are now open!
Since 1987, the SEGD Global Design Awards have set the standard of excellence for environmental graphic design and experiential graphic design—honoring design work that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences in public spaces.

Winning projects have ranged from interactive multimedia environments to complex hospital wayfinding systems and from branded corporate environments to museum exhibitions. Retail and interior projects, architectural signing, public art, design research, and books have also won awards.

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

Awards are conferred by multi-disciplinary, international juries. Past jurors have included Henry Beer, Peter Dixon, Sue Gould, Graham Hanson, Lars Uwe Bleher, David Vanden-Eynden, Kelly Kolar, Ken Carbone, Mitchell Mauk, Ronald Shakespear, David Gibson, Paul Prejza, Lance Wyman, and Virginia Gehshan.

2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

Cool Gardens 2016 Design Competition

Presented by StorefrontMB and The Forks, Cool Gardens is an exhibit of contemporary garden and art installations that offers a shift of sensation for the summer—cooling—as a general theme for public projects in Winnipeg and Brandon. The 2016 Competition seeks creative proposals from designers, architects, landscape architects, and / or artists who are interested in challenging and celebrating the interface between urbanism, landscape, and design. Engage the urban design culture of Winnipeg or Brandon! Register today!

Architecture Competition page:

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.

Key dates:
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.

Rising Stars 2016 Competition

“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 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

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:

24H+24H Architecture Competition

the competition date: July 23 + July 24

24H+24H Architecture Competition

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.!24h/h7wvo

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 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.

Twin Creeks Linear Park Design 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.

Competition Jury:
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:
John DeBauche
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

Paris Pavilion the Art of Peace

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.

PARIS PAVILION : The Art of Peace Architecture Competition

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

15.000€ prize money + publications + exhibitions.
Early bird registrations: 19 Nov 2015 – 20 Dec 2015
Standard registrations: 21 Dec 2015 – 24 Jan 2016
Late registrations: 25 Jan 2016 – 21 Feb 2016
Submission deadline: 29 Feb 2016

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


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:

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, or contact

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

Carrara Thermal Baths Architecture Competition

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

Carrara Thermal Baths Architecture Competition

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

Dencity Competition 2016 logo

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

Dencity Competition 2016 Jury

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

Dencity Competition

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

Dencity Competition 2016

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

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

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.

Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition

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

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

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

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

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

A’ Design Awards and Competition
A' Design Awards and Competition 2015
The International A’ (A-Prime) Design Award is the world’s largest event for design, innovation and creativity, bringing together the very best designers, architects, innovators, inventors, brands, design press and institutions from all countries across the globe under the same roof.
The international design award and competition is 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 Competition
Architecture of Necessity
This design contest is an international triennial for sustainable community building. Entries are accepted from professionally active individuals or legal persons such as building contractors, architectural bureaus, local government, construction firms or other companies.

[MOSCOW] Circus School Competition
Moscow Circus School Competition
[MOSCOW] Circus School – Moscow is the capital and the largest city of Russia with 12.2 million residents within the city and 16.8 within its urban area. It is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific centre in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city in the entire European continent.
Moscow Circus School Architecture Competition

New Ideas Competition ARCHITECT’S STUDIO
Opengap Ideas Competition
Opengap invites participants to submit innovative proposals to rethink the workspace of an architect. To propose projects that addresses the architect’s vision of his ideal inspiration and working space. How do you imagine the place from which other spaces are to be designed? How to address a project in which you yourself are the client?

This architectural competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors could subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.

Luxury Bleisure Hotel Competition
L’ARCA INTERNATIONAL, the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris and the Mondial du Batiment are thrilled to invite you to participate to their international architecture competition : LUXURY BLEISURE HOTEL COMPETITION.
More information here:
Contest rules:

AGi architects Greeting Card Design Competition
AGi_2016 New Year Greeting Card Design Competition
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AGi Architects Design Competition
This design competition consists of two categories, children up to 12 years of age and adults over 18 years old. In each category, there will be five finalists in order to select only one winning design in the junior category and another one in the adults section.

Elevating Erie Ideas Competition
The creation of the Erie Canal was a paradigm shift for American progress in the 19th century, leveraging hundreds of miles of canal networks capable of generating cities out of swamps and ushering in a new era of exchange. Over a century later, what was the Erie Canal in the city has been capped over with urban development and sprawl.

We are now presented with the opportunity to reposition Erie as the vehicle for a globally relevant, ecologically turbocharged urban corridor. The Elevating Erie ideas competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse NY.

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.

OPENGAP Architecture Competition

Participants are invited to design a place focused on the rental of spaces that motivate creativity and concentration, allowing users to focus, inspire and develop their artistic ideas.

Each participant or team will define the location of their project, however, the proposal must justify the choice of the location.

The competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic. Competitors can subscribe individually or as a team of maximum of 5 people.

The proposal submission will consist of two digital images in .jpg format, not bigger than 5MB each.

International Architecture Prize | IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION

IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers to attract and reward young talented professionals around the word.

IE School of Architecture and Design

Objective: Candidates have to present a digital collage where they will be showing their insights and reflections about the future of work, retail and learning environments.

Participants: All young architects and designers who have finished their studies or graduate studies in 2010 or later.

Fee: There are no registration fees.

Registration: September 14, 2015 to October 30, 2015

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

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

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

Designers are invited to explore and develop the following:

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

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

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

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

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

AIA North Carolina Housing Design Competition

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

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.

Suncheon International Competition for Architectural Ideas

■ 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:

Interior Scholarship Student Competition

Submission deadline: May 13th, 2016

AIT Interior Scholarship 2016 Competition

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

AIT ArchitekturSalon|Stipendium
Vogelsanger Straße 70, 50823 Köln
Fon: +49 – (0)221 – 299 41 50 1 / /

Interior Scholarship Student Architecture Competition

Nodeul Island International Design Competition, Seoul, Korea

Nodeul Island International Design Competition

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 :


Make Buildings Better competition

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 (

London Internet Museum Design Competition

Registration deadline: was May 4

London Internet Museum Design Competition

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

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

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

More information can be found on

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.

The Secret Life of Buildings Architecture Competition

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

Bangkok Artists Retreat Design Competition


Bangkok Artists Retreat competition


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

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

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

Winners will be announced on the 23rd March 2016, in the meantime more information can be
found on

Bangkok Artists Retreat Architecture Competition

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

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

Non Architecture Competition

Organization: Non Architecture Competitions

Title: Sleeping – Alternative designs for hotels

Non Architecture design competition

Non Architecture Competition

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.

Non Architecture Competition

Fee: 45,00€

e-architect offer a 10% discount on the subscription fee when you enter.

Click on the link below and hit the ‘Have a Discount Code?’ button and type ‘earchitect’:

Sleeping – Alternative designs for hotels : Non Architecture Competition registration

Konstrukt : Design and Innovation Awards 2016
Registration Starts from: February 06, 2016
Submission Deadline: March 16, 2016

Konstrukt design competition 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:

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:

AA Hooke Park Architecture Competition

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.

University of St Andrews Music Centre Architecture Competition

NOA South America 2014
NOA South America 2014 Competition

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
Language: English
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
Taipei Pop Music Center
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Kinmen Passenger Service Center Architecture Competition
The project site for the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center is roughly 5.2 hectares in area and lies directly behind the apron of Shueitou’s South Dock. The projected goal for Phase 2 of the Center is an annual processing capacity of 5 million travelers. Based on the projected growth and airport expansion in 2031, the design of Phase 1 will be for an annual processing capacity of 3.5 million mini-three links travelers, with construction completion and quality assessment of construction on Dec. 2017.

Triumph Pavilion 2014 Competition, London, England
Organiser: ArchTriumph
Triumph Pavilion Architecture Competition
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Triumph Pavilion 2014 Design Competition
The brief is to design a temporary, freestanding, transportable and contemporary showcase Pavilion to be installed in the Museum Gardens during the summer of 2014. The Pavilion will be entitled “Dream Pavilion”.

Busan Tower Architecture Competition, Republic of Korea
May 23, 2014 submission deadline
Busan Tower Architecture Competition
International Design Competition is announced to remodel Busan Tower to a hot place in the world as the center of history, culture and tourism by resurfacing the history and symbol of Busan Tower and encouraging the improvement of the citizen access, the public function, and the activation of the old downtown through the remodeling based on architectural conservation and utilization for Busan Tower prototype of architectural landmark in Busan.

Coonskin Base Ideas Competition
Telluride, CO
Coonskin Base Ideas Competition 1
April 25: early registration deadline
June 9: late registration deadline
June 16: submission deadline

Telluride Arts is pleased to invite architects, urban designers, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2014 Telluride Coonskin Base Competition, an open competition for generating ideas for the community of Telluride.

For more see:

Architecture Student Competition, UK
The Future of the Conservatory architectural contest
31 May, 2014 : submission closing date
1st Prize – An iPad + £1000
2nd Prize – £500 + an iPad mini
There are also runners up prizes of £250.
Entrants can submit their designs as 3D models or detailed drawings. They must use their imagination to create new eye catching ideas, but it’s important to keep practicality in mind because there’s a chance the winning conservatory may get built.
Further details and the rules:
Entries are open now and will continue to be accepted until 31st May 2014.

London SkyScraper Design Competition
10 Jun 2014 submission deadline
International Design Competition for Architects + Architecture Students and Graduates
This international architecture competition calls on and challenges participants to design or present a fresh concept for an Organic Skyscraper – a skyscraper that grows or changes form according to future requirement.
London Skyscraper Competition
o Architects
o Graduate Architects
o Architecture Students
o Team (Architects, Graduate Architect, Architecture Students, Engineers, Designers, Urbanists)
o Special Registration: $60 US from 06th February 00:00 (GMT) to 20th February 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Early Registration: $80 US from 21st February 00:00 (GMT) to 17th March 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Standard Registration: $100 US from 18th March 00:00 (GMT) to 29th May 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Late Registration: $150 US from 30th May 00:00 (GMT) to 10th June 2014 23:59 (GMT)
o Closing Date for Submissions 10th June 2014

Voronezh Reservoir Open Ideas Competition
The development of a strategy for the renovation of the Voronezh reservoir
Open Ideas Competition

Voronezh Reservoir Design Competition

Registration due: Jun 14, 2014
Projects due: Jun 27, 2014

The Voronezh Reservoir is 30 km. long and 2 km. wide and was created in 1972 in the centre of Vonorezh, a city of over 1 million inhabitants 500 km south of Moscow.
The aim of this competition is to gather ideas on the renovation (ecological cleanup and improvement) of the Voronezh Reservoir so it can be more attractive for the population and used as a resource for the development of the city. The projects should not just address ecological issues, but also address the way the reservoir can be used in future, meaning that it should contain proposals on the urban development of the Reservoir and its direct surroundings.
The ideas should not necessarily concern the whole reservoir, but can be proposals for one or more parts. It is important to show how the proposal can be realized — it should be feasible both technically and financially.


Architects, urbanists, landscape architects and ecologists can take part in the open competition. The competition is also open to students in these fields.

The Client of the competition is the Department of Natural Resources of the Voronezh region (
Organizer is PROJECT MEDIA in Moscow, curator is Bart Goldhoorn

For more information:

Voronezh Reservoir Closed Competition
The development of a strategy for the renovation of the Voronezh reservoir
Call for Portfolio’s for a Closed Competition

Voronezh Reservoir Architecture Competition

Portfolio’s due: May 26, 2014

The Voronezh Reservoir is 30 km. long and 2 km. wide and was created in 1972 in the centre of Vonorezh, a city of over 1 million inhabitants 500 km south of Moscow.
The aim of this competition is to develop a strategy for the renovation of the Reservoir based on the vision of the design team and the results of an Open Ideas Competition that is held prior to the Closed Competition. This strategy will concern the whole reservoir. It should include proposals to:
– liquidate the shallow parts of the reservoir
– improve water quality
– prevent untreated water flow into the reservoir
– improvement of the character of the reservoir so it will be an attractive and meaningful place for the city.

The proposals should include chapters on the economic and technical feasibility of the strategy and a road map for its implementation.
The first round of the competition concerns a call for portfolio’s. Four teams will be selected for the second round.

The closed competition is only eligible for teams of urbanists, landscape architects and ecologists with experience in tasks of comparable scope and complexity.

The Client of the competition is the Department of Natural Resources of the Voronezh region (
Organizer is PROJECT MEDIA in Moscow, curator is Bart Goldhoorn

For more information:

Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2014
24 Apr 2014 : closing date for Submissions
Triumph Architectural Treehouse Competition
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Triumph Architectural Treehouse Competition
The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.
This competition investigates, explores and emphasis the importance of sustainable concept in Treehouse design as they become ever more popular, more intricate and more commercial.

World Habitat Awards – Building and Social Housing Foundation Architecture Competition
World Habitat Awards
The World Habitat Awards will now be presented at the World Urban Forum and UN-Habitat Governing Council events in April of each year, increasing opportunities for international exposure, networking and dissemination of the award winning approaches.

Rebirth of the Bath House International Architecture Competition
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
Architecture Competition with US$ 7000 prizes
As the first competition in a design series focused on Liepaja Seaside Park – a historically exclusive retreat area in Liepaja, Latvia – you are presented with an opportunity to express your vision for the revitalisation and further development of the ‘Bath House’, designed by Paul Max Berchi in 1902.

Holcim Foundation Awards 2013
International Holcim Awards design
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The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million. The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies. The competition has two categories and is conducted in parallel as five separate regional competitions.

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi Competition
Request for Expression of Interest (RfEOI) foraa new Design Competition: New Model University Project in Vietnam – The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi.
Mar 27, 2014 pre-qualification registration deadline
Mar 27, 2014 submission of Expressions of Interest deadline
Hanoi Architecture Competition
ADB Quality Based Selection Procedure for Architecture and Engineering consultants with embedded Design Competiton

Space For Life International Architecture Competition
Space For Life International Architecture Competition
The Montréal Space for Life launch of an architecture competition of international scope. The competition, inspired by the Space for Life mission, will attract designs for three major projects: the Insectarium Metamorphosis, the Biodôme Renewal and a new Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden.
The two-stage competition, covering all three projects, is intended for multidisciplinary teams of architects, Living Building Challenge and LEED certification experts, scenic designers, landscape architects and engineers. It is designed to encourage the teams to reflect in depth on a host of issues as they seek creative architectural solutions.
Each participant may bid on one, two or all three projects, by submitting a proposal. After examining the proposals, the jury will choose four finalists for each project. In stage 2, these finalists will be invited to expand on their concepts and present them to the jury in July 2014. The public will also be invited to this exceptional meeting. A winning team will then be selected for each project.

[DUBAI 09] – Dubai Architecture School Tower Competition
Dubai Architecture School Tower Competition
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Dubai Architecture School Tower Competition
This new International Competition is to offer an alternative environment for studying and training to acquire the vocational and practical skills and knowledge required to become an Architect within this global city. The new building should create a strong architectural symbol and statement within the city. Participants are challenged to create and suggest the most desirable vertical educational environment with their design proposal that best serves these students aiming to be part of the unique profession of Architecture.

Moved To Care International Design Competition
7 Feb 2014 date for registration, extended
28 Feb 2014 Closing date for all submissions
Moved to Care: International Design Competition
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Moved To Care International Design Competition
Building Trust international have just announced a new international design competition, which seeks to find design proposals for a small, either mobile or relocatable healthcare facility that promotes health and wellbeing in a safe and clean environment. The competition challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes design excellence on a humanitarian scale improving the lives of people from some of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia.

War Port Microtecture International Architecture Competition
“Objects (…) become collective architectures when they are part of an interaction between object-place-users, from which actions result.” (Marcos Rosa, in Microplanning: Urban creative practices)
Homemade Dessert, in cooperation with the Liepaja City Council, invites you to participate in the third international architecture vision competition on Karosta, Latvia: War Town Microtecture.

Post Quake Visions Architecture Competition, Italy
Organiser: Young Architects Competitions
Post-Quake Visions Architecture Competition
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Post Quake Visions Architecture Competition
Italy has been experiencing a delicate situation regarding historical memory preservation, in which such precious heritage is constantly put under harming risk. On one hand both protection and preservation cover a pivotal role; on the other hand national legislation is becoming more and more entangled by complex and articulated rules.

Radical Innovation 8 : In The Search For The Next Big Idea for Hotels
Radical Innovation
The 8th Annual Radical Innovation Competition — the only global award that provokes innovative hotel concepts — will again call for entries that propose feasible ideas to revolutionize the hospitality guest experience in the near term. This year, Radical 8 has refined its mission as it looks for strategies that can be implemented within 3-4 years, solving real problems within the hotel industry. Entrants have until February 3, 2014 to submit.
Radical Innovation awards $10,000 to the grand prize winner, $5,000 to a runner up,
$1,500 to an honoree and $1,500 to an outstanding student work.

The Observatory Design Competition, England
6 Feb 2014 : registration deadline
The Observatory Architecture Competition
The Observatory will create a unique and exciting sculptural and architectural structure, which is directly accessible by the public. It will offer artists the opportunity to engage with a specific place, providing space and shelter to undertake their investigations and share with an audience. It will be an inter-disciplinary project involving artists, other professionals and students providing creative learning opportunities throughout all phases.

Fairy Tales Architecture Competition
Fairy Tales Competition
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Fairy Tales Architecture Competition
“Since the beginning of recorded time, and perhaps earlier, fairy tales have been a means to confront and conquer the anxieties and hardships of humankind through metaphor,” says Professor Jack Zipes, a jury member for this architecture competition.

International Museum of Astronomy Design Competition, Atacama, Chile
International Museum of Astronomy Design Competition
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International Museum of Astronomy Design Competition
The objective of this competition for architecture students and young architects is to create a centre for lovers of Astronomical Tourism to learn and observe the sky. Whether in a professional or amateur capacity, this activity attracts thousands of tourists to Chile from other continents such as Europe, Asia or Australia, who want to experience the pleasure of discovering and learning about the celestial sphere.

eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
eVolo Architecture Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competition – architectural contest news
eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2014 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution.

Mumbai City Museum Architecture Competition, India
Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum Building
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Mumbai City Museum Architecture Competition
Malcolm Reading Consultants has been appointed to run the design competition for a major new wing to the Mumbai City Museum, known as the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. This architecture competition will seek a design team for a building expected to be 8,000 to 10,000 sqm, providing new galleries and facilities including, an interpretation centre, a library, an archive, conservation facilities and a new museum shop and café.

WorldWide Storefront : Proposals for Alternative Spaces around the Globe
Jan 31, 2014 : Deadline for Proposals
Storefront for Art and Architecture Competition
$1,000 Funding Available
Sep 19 – Nov 21, 2014
Storefront for Art and Architecture call for proposals for ‘WorldWide Storefront’ – spaces around the globe plus a digital platform for sharing info between architecture practices.

2013 AIM Competition, China
West Kowloon Architecture
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AIM Architecture Competition
Architects In Mission propose a design contest for the Yaan Earthquake site – based around a family style hotel

YAC – young architects competitions
10 Mar 2014 : deadline for submission of proposals
YAC - young architects competitions
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YAC in partnership with OMA, Dogma, Bologna University, UNL University, ThePlan magazine and Public Institutions, has just opened an interesting call for ideas for designers: “Space To Culture”.
prize money: 15.000€
target: architects, designers, artists, students, graduates
aim: transforming a disused industrial factory into a cultural centre
early bird start: 18 Nov 2013
deadline: 10 Mar 2014

Rome Motorino Check Point Architecture Competition, Italy
31 Jan 2014 : submission deadline
RMCP Architecture Competition
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Location: Rome, Italy
Challenge: For this contest we are going to consider that Rome’s city council has decided to address this issue and create a network of parking areas distributed throughout the city, specifically for motorized scooters; named “Motorino Check Points”. This network of public and free parkings will offer an attractive solution to users of this type of vehicle while simultaneously bringing order to parking in the urban landscape. The strategy is based on generating “park & ride” type stations which are located at connecting points with public transportation, creating a synergy between transportation media. This competition revolves around resolving the network’s main building; the Motorino Check Point of Termini central station. It will have the capacity to hold 1000 motorized scooters and 250 bicycles. As an annex program it will offer supplementary services such as vehicle washing, a shop for revisions and repairs, and a road safety education center. How to register:
Deadline for submission: January, 31st, 2014
1st Prize: 3.000 Euros + Publication in architecture magazines Future Arquitecturas and WA. + 1 year subscription to EL CROQUIS + 1 year subscription to ON Diseño magazine (digital edition). + Exhibition at the Architecture School of Barcelona and the Roca Barcelona Gallery.+ Reviews in several architecture webs and blogs.
2nd Prize: 1.500 Euros + Publication in architecture magazines Future Arquitecturas and WA.+ 1 year subscription to ON Diseño magazine (digital edition). + Exhibition at the Architecture School of Barcelona and the Roca Barcelona Gallery.
Reviews in several architecture webs and blogs
3rd Prize: 500 Euros + Publication in architecture magazines Future Arquitecturas and WA. + 1 year subscription to ON Diseño magazine (digital edition).+ Exhibition at the Architecture School of Barcelona and the Roca Barcelona Gallery.
Reviews in several architecture webs and blogs.

RESHAPE Digital Craft Architecture Contest, International
RESHAPE digital craft competition
RESHAPE digital craft competition
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RESHAPE ® digital craft competition is a contest of computational design and digital fabrication focused, in its first edition, on the theme of LIVING space.
The competition involves IaaC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya), Fablab Barcelona, Solido 3d and the Mediterranean Fablab.
Jury members are: Tomas Diez (fablab); Luis E. Fraguada (BAD); Andrea Graziano (Co-de-It); Filippo Moroni (Solido 3d) Giorgia Olivieri (journalist); Emmanuele J. Pilia (Libreria di TransArchitettura)

Cebada Community Centre Architectural Competition, Madrid, Spain
18 Jan 2014 submission deadline
A new architecture student contest – Cebada Community Centre. It’s an intervention in the Mercado de la Cebada, in Madrid, an area in the historic centre of the city which is in need of some reform, and has the potential to benefit from it.
The site already has a number of groups working on it. From the Campo de la Cebada, Tres en Cebada or Se Traspasa Mercado, the market has quite a few minds working on repairing its problems. In fact, in 2007, the City of Madrid announced the winner of a contest – Rubio & Álvarez-Sala – who proposed a full reconstruction of the market and its surroundings.
What we are proposing, then, is a contest to find ideas from students of architecture and young architects, in an area of Madrid which not only has a lot of history, but is very active in the present. Who knows, maybe some of you have an idea of how best to fix this very complex piece of the city.
For starters, we invite you to head over here to learn more about the contest, or here to read the rules in full. We have some juicy prizes and an excellent jury, eagerly awaiting your proposals. In addition to that, and to help you on your way, we’re sending all participants a package full of useful information; 3d models, site plans, and photography of the site, just to make your life a bit easier.
The deadline for signing up is January 18th, 2014 (but we recommend you do before that, it’s cheaper!)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
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Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Architect’s Village Bamboo Skyscraper that takes into account the need for a contemporary approach of bamboo construction in such an urban setting and also today’s ever-increasing need for ecological design principles. The design should be visually and aesthetically engaging in contributing to the wider investigation to the use and possibilities of bamboo in tall construction design.

Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition, Turkey
Çanakkale Antenna Tower Competition
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Çanakkale Architecture Competition
1st Prize 100.000,00 Turkish Liras
2nd Prize 80.000,00 Turkish Liras
3rd Prize 50.000,00 Turkish Liras
1st – 5th Honorable Mention 25.000,00 Turkish Liras each
This new Turkish architecture contest is for a 100m high tower. The design and position of the project should create a destination.
– Emre Arolat, EAA
– Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects
– Caroline Bos, UNStudio
– Oğuz Cem Çelik, Istanbul Technical University
– Arzu Erdem, Istanbul Technical University

Central bank of Libya architectural competition, Libya
5 Aug 2013 registration closing date
21 Nov 2013 submission deadline
Central Bank of Libya Architecture Competition Design Competition
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Central Bank of Libya Architecture Competition
One-stage, international architectural competition for the new building of the Central bank of Libya, limited to the invited participants. The purpose of the architecture competition is to choose the best design of the submitted entries. The winning design entry will act as a concept design for further design works. The winning team may be asked to provide complete design works.

TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design, India
15 Dec submission closing date
Home & Design TRENDS magazine (India) is announcing TRENDS Excellence Awards in Architecture & Design 2013.
Categories are spread over architecture, interiors and products. Open to all architects, interior designers and product designers – the submitted works must be located in India.
Call for entry: Oct 15, 2013
Last date for submissions: Dec 15, 2013
These awards are an endeavor to bring forth the best architecture and design concepts, forms, and practices in India. For more information, go to the awards site –
Contact Kamna Malik: 022-22735887 / kamna.malik(at)

Container Vacation House Architecture Competition, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sydney Architecture Competition
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Sydney Architecture Competition, Australia
The aim of this International Competition is to design a Container Vacation House overlooking the Bondi Beach waterfront in Sydney using used freight container.

ZIM Contest, Russia
ZIM Contest Design Competition
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ZIM Architecture Contest
The main aim of this architecture competition is to identify architectural ideas and solutions for the best way to use the potential of the territory at optimum combined implementation of modern building technologies, materials and elements with their cost effectiveness and actual applicability. The Organizer of the design contest is Joint-stock company “Russian institute for urban and investments development “Giprogor”, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition, Kent, England
Design teams invited to rethink how visitors and pilgrims approach the Cathedral
Canterbury Cathedral Building
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Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Architecture Competition
Canterbury Cathedral is delighted to announce a design competition to find an outstanding team to revitalise the landscape immediately in front of the main Cathedral entrance. The competition is an opportunity for designers to reconsider the way visitors first encounter England’s leading Cathedral and Mother Church.

FYDA Architecture Competition, International
FYDA Design Competition
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FYDA Architecture Competition
This architecture contest is run by Fenn Designers with the aim to assist and develop young talented designers, expose creativity and innovations and foster a forum for creative minds. This international design competition is open to all young creative minds from all parts of the world from the ages of 18-33.

Arquideas Grant 2013 Architecture Competition
Arquideas Architecture Competition
Design contest with the collaboration of Fundacio Enric Miralles and Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture office.
Register: June 21, 2013 to November 8, 2013
Contestants: Architecture students and young architects
Prizes: € 4,200 + practical experience in Miralles Tagliabue EMBT architecture office

WKCDA Arts Pavilion Architecture Contest, China
West Kowloon Architecture
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West Kowloon Arts Pavilion Architecture Competition
Planned to be completed in 2015, the proposed pavilion is to provide an exhibition and event space in WK. The building will serve as the museum’s exhibitions site before the M+ building designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron is completed in 2017.

Porto Architectural Competition, Portugal
Call For Ideas – International Competition
Urban regeneration of the block Aurifícia Porto, Portugal
Porto Architecture Competition
Submissions deadline: 17.00 (Lisbon Time) September 18th, 2013
The Portuguese Council of Architects – Northern Chapter launched the Call For Ideas – International Competition | Urban regeneration of the block Aurifícia Porto, Portugal, which intends to define urban regeneration strategies for the block bounded by Álvares Cabral Street, by República Square and Mártires da Liberdade Street, by Bragas Street, and by Cedofeita Street.

Rijeka Architecture Competition, Croatia
Open international architecture competition call for Delta and Porto Baros area
Rijeka Architecture Contest
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Delta and Porto Baros Architecture Competition
The City of Rijeka, perhaps more than any other place along the Adriatic, transmits the concept of border, margin and limes. This border extends far beyond its urban and territorial environment, involving the entire Central-European region. At the moment of Croatia’s accession to the European Union, the Euro-Adriatic Region is acquiring greater importance in both cultural and geo-political terms.

Architectural Challenge 2013
Architectural Challenge – committed to under 40 architects and students.
Architectural Challenge Competition
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Architectural Challenge Competition
72 hours to shape, imagine and fortify your ideas. A weekend to conceive. A chance to challenge each other, have fun and win awesome rewards! This design contest reach to increase the value of degraded town areas, which waiting just a smart idea to become likable urban places.
We choose no subject that will be built up for real. Also we focus in a short time the project period. That allow participants to go in for just creativity, and no spent so much time and crafts.
The design contest subject shall not released before the registrations end, ’cause the contest itself lasts only one weekend. Then, projects must be delivered 72 hours after the subject release.

Young Designers ’14 Competition, India
Indian Architect & Builder, a 27 years old magazine under Jasubhai Media Group in India, enters its 15th year of serving as a platform that launches the designers of tomorrow by featuring their designs in the February ‘Young Designers’ issue, if selected amongst the best in the following categories:
– Architecture
– Urban Design
– Landscape
– Interior Design
– Product Design
Three citations across all categories will win one complimentary pass each to the seventh edition of 361° Conference – – scheduled for 19-21 February 2014 at Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
Eligibility Criteria
– Only architects/firms that have not been published in any national/international journal previously will be eligible for participation.
– The project should have been completed in the last three years. Conceptual design proposals and projects under construction are not eligible for participation.
– Architects/Firms can participate in any number of categories, with a maximum of three projects in each category.

Submission Requirements
– A power-point presentation with the firm/ designer’s profile and images/ visuals of the submitted project(s)
– Project note about the project (800-1000 words max.)
– Material specifications and Fact File of the project
– Each project submitted must be accompanied by an individual form downloaded from the website

3rd Edition of the IS ARCH Awards
IS Arch Awards
• 7.000 € in prizes
• HP Designjet Web Connected Printer
• Subscription to On Diseño magazine and a web subscription to 2G magazine.
• Professional practices agreement at Herzog & De Meuron Studio and Zaha Hadid Architects.

5th Advanced Architecture Contest
international architectural competition open for both architects and students
Advanced Architecture Competition
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Advanced Architecture Competition
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the 5th Advanced Architecture Contest – an international architectural competition open for both architects and students.

Armstrong international architecture student competition
Armstrong Architecture Competition
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Green building competition for Architecture students anywhere in the world. This international architecture competition for students has been introduced to help celebrate ceiling systems becoming a key element of energy conservation. The contest is run by Armstrong Ceilings. Architectural students are invited to present concepts using ceiling solutions in four categories – energy savings, waste management programme, resource management and indoor air quality.
Judges include Marie-Claire Regniers, the Belgian architectural journalist; Jacques Allard, Archi-Europe CEO; Ronald Kern, architect and vice-president of the European Architecture Foundation EURAF, and Neil Shaw, vice president of marketing for Armstrong in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Winners in each design contest category receive all expenses paid trip in November 2013 to the Batimat internal exhibition in Paris to present their project.

NCCA Architecture Competition, Moscow, Russia
NCCA Architecture Competition
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation announces the international competition for the architecture concept of the Museum and Exhibition Complex of the National Center for Contemporary Arts. Registry applications can be submitted at the official competition website since August 20th, 2013. Architecture studios as well as young professionals are welcome to take part.

NYIT Students Plan Design Competition to Help Coastal Communities, NY, USA
Hurricane Sandy Architecture Competition
NYIT students have announced the launch of a global design competition to help communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The initiative, 3C: Comprehensive Coastal Communities, is part of Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI), a grassroots committee led by architecture, interior design, and construction management students at NYIT. Their goal is to explore and develop long-term building and design solutions to aid communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Registration for the competition is free and open to the public. Architecture professionals and students from around the world are invited to participate.

House Competition : opengap Design Contest, International
opengap Architecture Competition
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Architecture Competition by opengap
Design a house for a client that you propose
OPENGAP invites participants to explore the boundaries and paradigms of house designing. To work in innovative and visionary proposals which can both, think in a basic housing program and the relation of identity between the customer and the project.
Each participant or team will propose the client for designing a house. This will be a person of interest and inspiration for the project.
This competition is open to all architects, designers, architecture students and to people around the world interested in the topic.
First Prize, 2000 Euro / Second Prize, 1000 Euro / Third Prize, 500 Euro

Rochdale Town Centre Architecture Competition, England
Design proposals sought to bring life back to Rochdale Town Centre
Rochdale Town Centre Architecture Competition
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, the RIBA and Places Matter! are challenging teams of urbanists worldwide to be inspired and inspire others in bringing life back to Rochdale’s streets.

Describing Architecture 2013
Describing Architecture Competition
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Describing Architecture Competition
Describing Architecture is an annual exhibition exploring architectural representation and its role in designing and creating built space. This year, the theme for the exhibition is ‘Work in Process’. We are asking participants to consider the process involved in commissioning, designing, constructing, inhabiting, adapting and interpreting built space. At the core of the theme is the idea that every building is a work in process.

Salford Bridge Competition, England
Salford Bridge Architecture Competition
Ambitious architects could gain an international reputation with the launch of a competition to design a new pedestrian bridge for Salford. RIBA Competitions has joined forces with Salford City Council in asking architects and engineers to put forward concepts for the new bridge, which would cross the River Irwell and join some of Salford’s untapped green spaces to residential areas. This architecture competition is open to registered architects and engineers worldwide. Team collaborations are encouraged and can either be architect or engineering led.

Kadikoy Municipality Idea Competition : Istanbul Architecture Contest, Turkey
Kadikoy Municipality Idea Competition
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Kadikoy Municipality Idea Competition
Arkitera Architecture Center have a project called “Yarışmayla Yap” which means do it with competition. The project “Yarışmayla Yap” aims to raise the number and the quality of project and idea competititons of architecture and design in Turkey, and also to create an architectural-urban public culture. Arkitera Architecture Center believe that competitions with transparent, participatory process is the right way to conceptualize projects. According to this project Kadikoy Municipality decided to open an idea competition.
There are 5 equivalent awards the amount of 80.000 TL for each project. (around 32.000 euros) (totally 400.000TL)

ONE Prize 2013, NYC, USA
ONE PRIZE Architecture Competition
This year’s architectural competition is set in the context of severe climate dynamism. How can cities adapt to the future challenges of extreme weather? The ONE Prize is a call to deploy sophisticated design to alleviate storm impact through various urban interventions such as: protective green spaces, barrier shorelines, alternative housing, waterproofing technology, and public space solutions. We wish to reinvigorate infrastructure and repurpose spaces towards environmental adaptation in order to put design in the service of the community. This design contest seeks architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds.
ONE PRIZE is an Annual Design and Science Award to Promote Green Design in Cities.

Private Rental Housing Architecture Competition, UK
Private Rental Housing Architecture Competition
Architects and students of architecture around the world invited to submit designs for housing in the private rental market. The Royal Institute of British Architects, the Wates Group and Wates Family Enterprise Trust are delighted to announce the launch of an ideas competition for homes designed for the private rental market. Research has shown that an increasing number of households are renting rather than buying, with a predicted 1 in 5 UK households to be renting in 2016.

RAH Design Competition Adelaide, South Australia
RAH Design Competition Adelaide
The international design competition seeking innovative solutions for the current RAH site is now open for entries from registered architects and landscape architects. Marking the beginning of the International Open Ideas Design Competition, Planning Minister John Rau also announced the former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and an editor of an international architect publication will form part of an independent expert judging panel.

ImmaginaMIRANDOLA Competition
The municipal government of Mirandola (Italy) promotes international ideas competition – “ImmaginaMIRANDOLA”.
The main objective is to acquire strategies for action that are able to hold together a more general dimension of overall vision and long-term for the historic center of Mirandola, with a more strictly operational and short-term purposes of implementing the action needed the post-earthquake reconstruction.
The most interesting project proposals will help to define the objectives and strategies of the Municipal Structural Plan of Mirandola and the means of intervention contained in the Plan of reconstruction expected by regional law 16 dated 21/12/2012.
For the inspection of the files of the competition and for more information about the competition you can see the page dedicated to the initiative by accessing the website of the City

Mano Mia Art Competition
SICM – Italian Society of Hand Surgery, on the occasion of its National Congress to be held in Rimini, Italy (3-5 Oct 2013) announces an invitation to individuals or groups of artists and designers around the world to an open competition on the theme of the hand. Organizers of the competition are Ghirardelli Architetti in collaboration with PLS – Promo Leader Service the organizer of the National Congress of SICM.

Changing the Face 2013 Architecture Competition, Rotunda Building Warsaw, Poland
Warsaw Architecture Competition
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Changing the Face 2013 Architecture Competition
The seventh edition of the “Changing the Face” international architectural competition, which will be focussed on an architectural project in Poland, the Rotunda building in Warsaw. The competition calls for innovative designs to revitalize Warsaw’s Rotunda building, to provide a new and sustainable face for Central Europe’s largest bank (PKO Bank Polski). While previous editions of this competition were theoretical, the innovation of this year is that the winning design of the competition will actually be built.

HYP Cup 2013 International Student Competition in Architectural Design, International
HYP Cup Student Architecture Competition
Topic: Architecture in Transformation
Sub-Topic: The Disappearance of Architecture
Purpose of the Competition: Architecture must disappear. Behind the radicalism of this statement lies something crucial for the future of architecture. Architecture as a discipline should no longer think in terms of objects. Walls, facades, structures, are only modalities of architecture, but never its finality. Design comes after. After what? After situations. Architects deal with situations. Architecture should be conceived as an integral part of the landscape. Glass, concrete or metal would in this case no longer be the elements that build architecture, but the territory, as it exists, as we relate to it.
International Supporter: Union of International Architects (UIA)

72HUA Derry~Londonderry Architecture Competition, Northern Ireland
25-28 Jul 2013 – architecture competition timeframe
72HUA Derry~Londonderry Architecture Competition
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72HUA Derry~Londonderry Architecture Competition
10 Teams | 10 Sites | 10 Missions
3 Days and Nights to Design and Build
The international teams will include residents, architects, designers, artists, craftspeople, students and generally nice people. Teams will come to Derry~Londonderry armed with a passion for action, and ready to give their time and expertise to help with community needs.
All participants will live together on site, in a local school converted into a sleep-work camp, enriching the neighborhood with a multi-cultural and intense experience.

PLAYscapes Design Competition, International
PLAYscapes Architecture Competition
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Building Trust International Architecture Competition
Building Trust international have just announced a new international design competition, which seeks to find exciting design proposals to transform neglected parts of cities into interactive landscapes, encouraging public engagement, community involvement and sustainable adaptive reuse. This architecture competition challenges professional and student architects, designers, engineers and artists to provide a design solution which advocates creativity and promotes outside activity, increasing socialisation.

Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
[AC-CA] Design Contest
Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition
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Symbolic World Cup Structure Competition
The aim of this International Competition is to design a free standing World Cup Structure in the heart of Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The design should create a social space which includes a live big screenTV, an information area, a cafe, etc.

Taipei International Design Award
Open to innovative works in the categories “industrial design”, “visual communication design” and “public space design”. No Entry Fee, No Theme, No Replica
1st prize: NTD 500,000 (approx. US$ 16,500)
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The Architectural Review’s 2013 Global Architecture Graduate Awards
The Architectural Review’s 2013 Global Architecture Graduate Awards (GAGAs) are now receiving entries. In its second year, the awards have expanded to include both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and a new platform for teachers.
The winner of each student category will be awarded £2,500, and will be published in the special Education issue of The Architectural Review this autumn, along with all the runner-ups.
The awards were established to promote the best student projects in order to give a global perspective on the future of architecture.
This year teachers who inspire and guide architectural students and contribute to the excellence of architectural education will also win awards.

Costa Brava Architecture Competition, Spain
Costa Brava Architecture Competition Contest
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Costa Brava Architecture Competition invites architects to submit conceptual design proposal for a new construction project of Luxury Housing development in Costa Brava. The aim of the competition is to develop a luxury housing project for the Russian market. This architecture competition is open to professionals from all countries without restriction of any kind.
The winner will obtain a prize of € 9000 plus the commissioning of the project and the construction management. Two additional prizes of 1.000 and 500 € will be awarded to the second and third teams classified.

Storefront for Art and Architecture Competition, International
Storefront for Art and Architecture Competition

Nordic Built Challenge Architectural Contest, Scandinavia
Nordic Built Challenge Architecture Competitions
Five architecture competitions – one in each Nordic country – arranged in two stages. Stage one is an open design competition with anonymous evaluation.
The second stage will feature the four best entries from stage one in a negotiated project development phase with team composition requirements. A winner will then be announced for each design competition.
The 5 architecture competitions are located in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.
Stage One
Prizes: NOK 20 x 300.000
The winners of the five architecture competitions get their design built plus get entered for the overall award and prize of NOK 1.000.000.
The five individual architecture competitions are intended to demonstrate the principles of the Nordic Built Charter by refurbishing existing buildings in innovative and sustainable ways.

Sukkahville Architecture Competition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sukkahville Design Competition
Reimagining the Sukkah
Kehilla Residential Programme invites architects, students, artists, builders and allied design professionals to submit design proposals for the second annual Sukkahville Design Competition. The aim of this open competition is to design a temporary, free-standing Sukkah to be built in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto for the holiday of Sukkot. We encourage you to re-imagine the traditional notion of Sukkah, with a contemporary design language and approach.

Arquideas Architecture Competition, Belgium
International Gastronomic Center Brussels Academic Competition
24 May 2013 – registration closing date
14 Jun 2013 – submission deadline
IGC Brussels Design Competition
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Arquideas Architecture Competition
Contestants: Architecture students
Prizes: € 6,350 in cash prizes + Publication/Subscription to ON Diseño + Publication/Subscription to Future Arquitecturas + Publication/ Subscription to Yorokobu + Publication in Metalocus.
The winner or winner team’s representative will be Jury member in our next architecture competition.

Belgorod City Centre Architecture Competition, Russia
Open international competition for the design of an urban block in the centre of the city of Belgorod, Russia
Belgorod City Centre Design Competition
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Belgorod City Centre Architecture Competition
Prize fund: 50,000 US$
The competition site is quite a large urban block (around 300 x 200 m), located in the very heart of the city. The task is to replace the low rise buildings that now occupy the site with a more dense development. Though the construction of high towers is very popular in Russia with developers, the city would like to limit the maximum building height limited to 15-20 meters. At the same time it is obvious that a certain density is required to make the project viable. The task of the competitors is to find the optimum between density and quality and offer the city a recipe for redeveloping the city center as a whole, making it at an attractive place to live and work.

P54Jeff Ideas Competition, International
Jun 15 2013 – registration begins
P54Jeff Architecture Competition
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SiTE:LAB a Grand Rapids-based arts non-profit, is sponsoring an ideas competition surrounding a decommissioned Art-Moderne style natural history museum in downtown Grand Rapids, MI, USA.
54 Jefferson, once home to the Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been closed to the public since 1994. It needs a purpose. It needs your idea. In excess of $10,000 in cash prizes, including two $1,000 student prizes. Complete competition information will be available on the competition website in early June.
Jurors will include Reed Kroloff, Director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art and former editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine.
Competition submissions will be the subject of an exhibition within 54 Jefferson during ArtPrize 2013 at SiTE:LAB, winner of the ArtPrize juried award for best venue in 2011 and 2012, an exhibition seen by over 30K people.
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SKIN competition
2nd round jury to view the four short-listed projects in October to determine the Winner:
James Carpenter / JCDA
Neil Denari / NMDA
Mic Patterson / Enclos
Bill Zahner / ZAHNER
Additional jurors will be announced at a later date.
24 – 27 Oct 2013 : Four finalists will be exhibited at ACADIA Conference and 2nd round jury convenes to determine the Winner to work with TEX-FAB and ZAHNER to develop their proposal to be exhibited in Austin in 2014.
SKIN asks designers and researchers to speculate, or if they so choose – to present existing research – on the role of the building envelope by exploring new methods to enable the performative and aesthetic qualities of a façade.

Smart Harbor Architecture Competition, dismissed shipbuilding area, Italian Adriatic coast
YAC – Young Architects Competitions Design Contest
Smart Harbor Architecture Competition
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Shipbuilding industry has been hardly struck by crisis: Which future to imagine for such areas? YAC invites to redesign an old dismissed Adriatic harbor area in a play-area / wellness-entertainment centre that can amuse tourists and citizens. Aim is to design a water landmark on the Adriatic coast: a space for public relations / a waterplayground / a maritime square / a skatepark / temporary housing for tourists / whatever embodies the keywords landscape, interaction, dynamic space, fresh idea.
MARCO GAUDENZI – Gaudenzi & Associates Studio NARDO GOFFI – Pesaro Municipality City Planner Chief NICOLA LEONARDI – The Plan Director GIOVANNI LEONI – Bologna University of Bologna Architecture Department Director FRANCESCO TARENTINI – Area 17 Studio
4000 € Pubblication on Architecture magazines Pubblication on Architecture blogs and websites “The Plan” annual subscription Exhibition at Pesaro Municipality & at the Universities of Bologna, Santa Fè, Shanghai.

InstantHouse @ School 2013 Architecture Competition, International
This architecture competition is promoted by Federlegno Arredo S.r.l. for MADE Expo, in association with the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano.
The focus of the 2013 contest is kindergartens or nursery schools. The competition is looking for architectural ideas relating to the many ways that children perceive and interpret the world around them through the multi-sensory experience of space and architecture.
The competition is open to Italians and non-Italians who are studying or have studied architecture, engineering and industrial design and who are eligible to compete.
All projects will be on display at MADE expo, the forthcoming international construction and design trade show at the Milan Fairgrounds Rho from 2 to 5 October 2013.
1st prize: EUR 1,500
2nd prize: EUR 1,000
3rd prize: EUR 750
Entrants must forward their design concepts by no later than 12 noon, on 3 June 2013.

Zaryadye Park, International Architecture Competition, Moscow, Russia
22 May, 2013 submission of application deadline
Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition
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Zaryadye Park Architecture Competition
Zaryadye is a unique historic district in downtown Moscow, on the bank of Moskva river, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Kremlin and the Red Square. After the demolition of Hotel Russia, the site has remained abandoned for over 6 years. In late January, 2012, Prime Minister and President-Elect Vladimir Putin proposed to turn this 130 000 sq. m area into a multi-functional public park. This challenging project has the potential to become the most significant public space development in Moscow for the recent decades, likely to set a new benchmark for the quality of public space in Russia.

Kiruna Stadshus Architecture Contest, Lapland, Sweden
Kiruna Stadshus Architecture Competition
The swedish city of Kiruna – the most northerly in the country – have created an architecture competition for their city hall. Five design teams will be shortlisted.

Public Space for Urban Art and Sound Architecture Competition, International
opengap Architecture Competition
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OPENGAP Architecture Competition
OPENGAP organizes this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals for a new kind of public space that hosts activities related to street art, fostering a climate of creation, education and relationship of users with street art.
Participants are invited to conceive a space that gives urban culture an alternative where to merge the public use with a space of artistic expression and learning; to work on a proposal to brake old established paradigms about street art.

Gold Coast Design Competition – Architectural Design Contest in eastern Australia
Gold Coast Architecture Competition
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Gold Coast Architecture Competition
Prize money / Remuneration, $750.000 (AUD including VAT gross)
The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition is a two-stage contest expected to attract a host of exciting design teams led by some of the world’s top architects and landscape architects. Stage one, from 26 March, will provide competitors with six weeks to develop and submit proposals that include a high-level design response and outline their team’s capability. An independent expert jury will assess submissions. Stage two, over 12 weeks from 18 June, during which up to three short-listed teams will each be paid AUD$250,000 to further develop their responses.

AIA Philadelphia Architecture Competition, International
American Institute of Architects – Philadelphia
Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(p) 215 569 3186
Early Registration through Apr 26, 2013 11:59PM EST
Late Registration Apr 27 – May 3, 2013 11:59PM EST
Exhibition May 20 – Jul 22, 2013
AIA Bookstore – Washington Square, 7th & Sansom Streets

Tote 2013 International Outbuilding Architecture Competition, Scandinavia
Tote Architecture Competition
1st place will get 25% of the entry fees, 2nd place 15% and 3rd place gets 5%. The entry cost is £20 and is focussed on unpublished designs. Open international design contest, with optional sponsored entry possibilities.

TAB 2013 Vision Competition, Tallinn, Estonia
Architecture Competitions
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TAB 2013 Vision Architecture Competition
The Estonian Centre of Architecture in collaboration with the City of Tallinn announced the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013 Vision Competition: Recycling Socialism. According to the curators of TAB 2013, the aim of the open international vision competition is to gather architectural ideas and methods to enhance the current life quality as well as to envision the future of the iconic block-housing district of Väike-Õismäe (“Little Blossom Hill”) in Tallinn. The deadline of the competition entries is April 30th, 2013.

SixtyNine-Seventy, The Spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition, Utah, USA
SixtyNine-Seventy Architecture Competition
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SixtyNine-Seventy Architecture Competition
SixtyNine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake City’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the area’s cultural amenities.

DawnTown Architecture Competition, Florida, USA
DawnTown Architecture Competition
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DawnTown Architecture Competition
DawnTown is launching its latest ideas competition on for the 2013 season, entitled LANDMARK MIAMI. This architectural competition is centered around the idea of how cities are recognized and perceived through architecture. Many cities worldwide are instantly identified by their exclusive architectural elements.

Architecture Competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation, International
The Foundation’s ambition is to provide opportunities for young architects and designers to stimulate their inventiveness, creativity and boldness at the service of architectural innovation. In order to do so, the Foundation is organizing for the third consecutive year, an international architectural competition, focusing on Water and Space.
This architecture competition, organized under the aegis of the prestigious Institut de France, aims to reward the most innovative architectural projects by delivering three awards of € 10,000 each. It is open to everyone and offers a unique opportunity for architects all around the globe to make their projects come true, or simply to reward their creativity.

Arcology Skyscraper Architecture Contest, Hong Kong
Arcology Skyscraper Architecture Competition
This is a single-stage open international ideas architecture competition to seek Skyscraper design solutions and concepts. Winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes as follows:
1st Prize: US$ 3,500
2nd Prize: US$ 1,500
3rd Prize: US$ 1,000
The objective of this architectural competition is to create an investigation into the design and construction ideas of very tall architecture and the dynamic communities within and around them.

Linking Europe Design Competition
Linking Europe Architecture Competition – Design Contest
The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Vueling join efforts in their common aim to launch the professional career of European students through a competition to personalize an A320 Vueling airplane. The competition celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Mies Award, Europe’s most important and prestigious architecture prize. The Fundació Mies van der Rohe, created to rebuild the Barcelona Pavilion built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1929, awards on a biennial basis, the highest recognition to a work of architecture in the European Union.

[re]vive Architecture Competition, Milan, Italy
Milan Architecture Competition
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[re]vive Architecture Competition
‘a contemporary factory of culture’
[im]possible living is launching an open call addressed to makers, creative people and startups to assign affordable exhibition spaces inside an unused civic library during Milan Design Week 2013.
Application window open from 14th to 25th March.

Rethinking Urbanity Architecture Competition – Project Space 2013 Contest, Austria + Hungary
wonderland Architecture Competition
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Rethinking Urbanity Design Competition
– transformation of the Coffin Factory into a neighbourhood for young lively people with housing, culture centre and school
– models and concepts for urban vacancies in Budapest

IS Arch Awards – Architecture Prize
IS Arch Awards
IS Arch Awards Architecture Competition
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The aim of these international awards for architecture students is to provide a platform for recognition and debate surrounding the architecture solutions students contribute within the framework of their university studies around the world.

SITE Santa Fe Architectural Competition, New Mexico, USA
SITE Santa Fe Competition
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SITE Santa Fe Architectural Competition
The winning proposal will be constructed on the grounds in front of SITE’s building in Santa Fe, New Mexico and will be a highly visible component of SITE’s newly-defined biennial exhibition in the summer of 2014 for which it will function as the exhibition’s information and knowledge-exchange center. The project will be part of the exhibition and will be featured in the exhibition catalogue. It will have the distinction of creating a signature feature of what will be a highly-anticipated and widely publicized and reviewed six-month-long exhibition.

CANactions Architecture Competition, Ukraine
CANactions Architecture Competition
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CANactions Architecture Competition
The Open International Ideas Competition
organizer: international architecture festival CANactions
support: the National Union of Architects of Ukraine
Theme: clear city ideas for Kyiv
“Our society is unsound: Crucial human values were substituted with consumer instincts having their roots in fear. Fear underlies cynicism which turned into a norm of social relations.”

10Up 2013 Design Competition – YAF Atlanta Design Contest, Georgia, USA
10Up 2013 Architecture Competition
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10UP Architecture Competition
The Young Architects Forum of Atlanta (YAF Atlanta), a program of the American Institute of Architects Atlanta, is pleased to announce its fourth Annual design competition entitled 10Up. We are inviting innovative designers to step up to the 10Up challenge! This year, Modern Atlanta (MA) and YAF Atlanta are teaming up with the Lifecycle Building Center and The Architecture and Design Center to create a series of events around the 10Up installation. This year also marks the first time 10Up will be installed inside an historic structure, a former factory designed by world renowned architect Albert Kahn.

The International Architectural Competition, Nigeria
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Nigerian Architectural Competition
This African design contest is a collaboration project between the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development, Abuja and INTBAU Nigeria that aims to develop a sustainable housing programme for the urban poor. The main aims of supply of land, shelter and related services at affordable prices to all sections of society, and thereby to prevent the growth of slums in urban areas.

Young Package Design Competition
Young Package Design Competition
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Design a packaging for seniors – Competition for young designers announces new theme focused on the problems connected to aging.
18th year of the international competition aimed at young designers from all around the world.
According to the World Health Organization 605 million people over 60 live now on the Earth and by 2050 should exceed 2 billion. From the perspective of designers designing everyday objects, it is a great challenge and responsibility.
This design competition is aimed at young designers up to 30 years of age. The works can be registered in two groups: high-school students or university students and designers up to 30 years of age. The winner will receive 30,000 €, the others will also be awarded financially and other prizes donated by the competition partners. This year the special prize of Slovak Design Centre will be awarded too.
Registration online form will be closed 15 March 2013. The competition results will be announced in May 2013. Design competition website

Borderless Architecture Competition, South East Asia
30 Mar 2013 – submission deadline
Borderless Architecture Competition
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Borderless Competition: Designing Future ASEAN Borders
The Borderless Competition brings attention to the spaces along the borders of the 10 ASEAN nations, with the aim of improving their existing conditions.
While there has been much discussion about achieving a “borderless” condition through economic and legislative intiatives, currently, the actual border spaces themselves have been neglected and are lagging behind these developments.
For many people inhabiting these areas, the border remains a place of division and uncertainty. Outdated infrastructure affects their sense of security and livelihood. Socio-economic and cultural differences lead to misunderstandings and inequalities. In some areas, borders have become spaces of conflict and dispute.

Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial Architecture Competition, International
Call for Entries: Remember the Triangle Fire Memorial Design Competition
The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition seeks entries for an international design competition to honor the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its legacy.
Designers have the chance to wrap almost the entire façade of the New York City building where the blaze occurred. Anyone with an idea is encouraged to submit.
A jury of architects, designers, and labor activists will choose the winning design in a two-stage process, with a grand prize of $5,000.
The jury includes Daniel Libeskind, FAIA; Deborah Berke, FAIA; Wendy Feuer, Asst. Commissioner of Urban Design & Art, NYC Dept. of Transportation; Richard Greenwald, labor historian and Dean of St. Joseph’s College.
Register by March 29, 2013 at

Theatre Design Architecture Competition, Wales, UK
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Cardiff WCMD
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Theatre Design Architecture Competition
The winning design will be built for the World Stage Design festival 2013
World Stage Design 2013 is a celebration of international performance design from the world of theatre, opera and dance. The event will take place in Cardiff in September 2013, hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and includes an international design exhibition, a festival of performance, a series of presentations, seminars and workshops and a programme of events exploring sustainability in creative practice, including a competition to design a temporal sustainable theatre space.

London Vauxhall – The Missing Link International Design Ideas Competition, England
Missing Link Architecture Competition
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Missing Link Architecture Competition
This area of south east London is undergoing major flux and massive capital investment. The design contest seeks design ideas to improve the public realm in the area, providing the ‘Missing Link’ between the New US Embassy and the capital’s existing cultural area close to Waterloo Station. This architecture competition is open to registered architects, landscape architects, urban designers and students worldwide, with multi-disciplinary design teams preferred.

Triumph Pavilion Architecture Competition, London, UK
Triumph Pavilion Architecture Competitions
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Triumph Pavilion Architecture Competitions
Summer Showcase Pavilion – latest in a series of design competitions by Triumph
The aim of this architecture contest is to design a freestanding transportable temporary showcase pavilion. The resultant building should reflect a “peaceful space, encourage hope and highlight the need for ecological and sustainable architecture and design principles”.

AZ AWARDS – Design Competition, Canada – International
AZ AWARDS Architecture Competition
The jury: Furniture manufacturer Giulio Cappellini, architect Shirley Blumberg, product designer Todd Bracher, landscape architect Ken Smith, interior designer George Yabu and architect Todd Saunders.
AZURE, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine announces the AZ AWARDS. The 3rd annual international competition celebrates excellence in design. Submissions are open to designers and design firms from all disciplines, manufacturers and clients.

Docomomo Ireland Central Bank Competition, Ireland
Docomomo Architecture Competition
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Docomomo Central Bank Architecture Competition
DoCoMoMo Ireland presents Central Bank in the 21st Century: an open design competition to develop ideas for what the building might become. The architectural ideas competition seeks to generate discussion among designers and decision-makers about the future of the Central Bank building. The competition is open to all and offers a prize fund of €1500.
First prize in the general category: €1000
First prize in the student category: €300
Sponsored award: €200 for the best presentation from Inspirational Arts
Competition registration fee €20 / €10 for students
This design contest is endorsed by the Irish professional body for architects (R.I.A.I). It is a conceptual architectural competition.

University of Manitoba Architecture Competition, USA
Visionary (re)Generation open international design competition.
The University of Manitoba is issuing an open international design competition to develop a vision for the future of the Fort Garry Campus and transform it into a vibrant and dynamic urban village. The new Campus Plan will identify a physical planning and design framework to guide future growth and development of the Fort Garry Campus across a 279 hectare site. the contest is an international open design competition in 2 phases.
University of Manitoba design competition website:

Radical Innovation Design Competition, USA – International
Innovation in Hospitality Design Competition
Grand prize: $10,000, 2nd prize: $5,000, student prize: $1,500
The Radical Innovation in Hospitality international design competition aims to act as a catalyst for new ideas in hotel design. This contest has challenged designers to create innovative concepts for the past six years.

Ocean Platform Prison Competition – [AC-CA] Design Contest, International
Ocean Platform Prison Architecture
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[AC-CA] Architecture Competitions
This design contest focuses on the imprisonment of people. It is the sixth of [AC-CA]’s architecture competitions, all of which have been posted here on the architecture competitions page. Previous contests have had a specific site but as far as we can tell this one is marine-based and fairly flexible.

120 HOURS – Architecture Competition, Norway
120 HOURS Architecture Competition
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120 HOURS Architecture Competition
Architecture competitions for students, by students.
This design competition will take place in the 120 hours between 4 Feb at 14:00 and 9 Feb at 14:00.
The show begins on Monday 4 Feb at 2pm UTC+1.
This design contest is an independent architecture competition organised by students. The organizing committee comes from the three main Norwegian architecture schools. It offers fresh ideas on relevant architectural topics while giving students a voice in the current architectural discourse. It will give students a relevant first encounter with architectural competitions and should benefit the architectural community as a whole.
This architecture competition will this year focus on Bergen, with students from The Bergen School of Architecture as partners. The focus of the contest will be on the Norwegian West Coast.

Architecture of Necessity Competition, Virserum Art Museum, Sweden
Architecture of Necessity Competition
Architecture of Necessity Competition
International triennial for sustainable community building – competition + exhibition
During the autumn of 2009, Virserum Art Museum launched their international manifesto on the Architecture of Necessity. 143 entries from 28 countries were submitted for the 2012 exhibition, 42 of which went on display. Now the Architecture of Necessity is set to become an international triennial for sustainable community building.

Center for American Architecture and Design, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Curtains Architecture Competition
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Curtains Architecture Competition
CURTAINS is a multi-site installation, exhibition, and publication event designed to explore the use of fabrics in contemporary art and architecture – focusing on the theatrical and lyrical possibilities that curtains can make to buildings, not simply the functional item behind a window.

EASA 013 Pavilion Design Competition, Slovenia
EASA 013 Pavilion Architecture competition
An open, anonymous, single-stage, student and young graduates up to 5 years from graduating, international architecture competition for the pavilion on the square in Žužemberk.
The object of this design competition is the selection of an appropriate solution to build a pavilion on the site of the former Saint Jacob’s church in Žužemberk, the foundations of which are still buried underneath the square.
1st Prize: 600 euros

Italian Tile Design Competition
Italy Tile Competition
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Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition
Free, digital design contest.
Category prizes: $4,000 + 5-day trip to Bologna, northern Italy.
North America-based architects & interior designers invited to submit architectural projects completed between Jan 2008 & Jan 2013.

A Design for Later Life – RIBA Competition, UK
Design for Later Life Architecture Competition
The UK’s leading retirement developer, McCarthy & Stone, is seeking out the country’s most creative architects to help it revolutionise housing aimed at those aged 55 and over.

Architecture competition ‘Nikola’s belvedere’, Russia
Rotonda Brodsky Nikola-Lenivets
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Nikola-Lenivets Architecture Competition
This design contest is to create one of the main landmarks in Nikola-Lenivets, a creative cluster in the Kaluga region, where the natural environment comfortable for living and working in harmony with nature is being produced. The winner will receive 100,000 rubles (~3500 $).

MOA Design Contest, UK – International
Museum Of Architecture Competition
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Museum Of Architecture Competition
The aim of this two-stage “winner of winners“ International ideas competition is to design a new Museum Of Architecture in London, on the site of the derelict Battersea Power Station building. The four chimneys must be included in design proposals.
Organised by ArchTriumph – “Triumph of Architecture + Design”
Open to architects, architecture graduates, architectural students, designers, engineers & planners.
Total prizes: $ 17,000

Boulder Civic Area Ideas Competition, USA
Boulder Architecture Competition
Designers, artists, architects, planners & landscape architects (professionals and students) are invited to participate in the Boulder Civic Area Ideas Competition. This architecture competition is being hosted by Crowdbrite.

Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Competition, Cambodia
Cambodian Architecture Competition
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Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Competition
International Open Design Competition
Design proposals must be below a $2000 budget and work with annual flooding that effects most residential areas. The winning house design will be built by Habitat for Humanity Cambodia. This architecture competition is a chance to make a difference to a large group of working Cambodians lives.

Cambridgeshire Design Competition, England
Great Fen Cambridgeshire
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Great Fen Visitor Centre Architecture Competition
RIBA Competitions announce a two-stage Design Ideas Competition for the Great Fen Visitor Centre in Cambridgeshire. Great Fen is bold ecological vision: over the next 50-100 years, more than 3,000ha of largely arable land will be transformed into a mosaic of natural habitat: open water, lakes, ponds, ditches, reedbed, wet & dry grassland, fen, bog, marsh, woodland and scrub.

Architectural Competition for the design of a Student Village in Berlin, Germany
Berlin Architecture
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Berlin Architecture Competition
The construction of a modern student village out of 400 shipping containers on an approximately 11,000m2 sized plot of land in the context of an “Idea and realisation” architecture competition. This is a new concept for student accommodation not seen previously in Berlin or indeed Germany. It is designed to reflect the artistic and architectural environment.
The working language is German. English is allowed for phase 1 of “The Architectural Competition”. Entrants must be legally entitled to submit building plans and construction designs in the German capital.

Canning Town Architecture competition, London, England
Flitched Upcyclers Design Competition
Ash Sakula Architects has launched #Flitched; the design competition that challenges architects, architectural technologists, designers & ecologists to design a workshop space with structural engineers at a site in Canning Town, east London, using construction waste. Design teams are to creatively utilise waste materials to form an outdoor workshop space.
The winning project will be built in Feb 2013 – the winning team will be involved throughout.
Cost: £25

Design Competition in Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Millennium Point Architecture Competition
Architecture competition to seek design ideas to “enhance the visibility and image” of Millennium Point from a key approach. One of various RIBA Architecture Competitions launched in 2012.

Urban Design Contest – Inclusive Masterplan for Bangalore Club, India
Bangalore Club Architecture Competition
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Bangalore Club Architecture Competition
Established in 1868 this colonial clubs is one of the oldest in the country. It once served British Officers from the Army and Navy Barracks. The verdant ten-acre campus forjms an oasis in the heart of Bangalore City. Architects, Urban Designers and Architecture & Urban Design practices are invited to design an inclusive master-plan for the Club, to allow future growth. Interested design professionals and practices can download the Expression of Interest until Dec 25 2012.

innatur_2 Open Ideas Competition, International
inNATUR Ideas Architecture Competition
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innatur_2 Architecture Competition
OPENGAP organizes the second edition of this open ideas competition seeking for innovative, cutting-edge, contemporary, proposals, committed to a strategy of implementing architecture in a protected natural environment. Approaches should point to find synergies between nature and the building itself. Participants are invited to find spaces that promote a deep understanding and assimilation of nature. Projects must lead through their architecture to sensitivity, awareness, understanding, enthusiasm and commitment to the natural environment around them.

Turin Architecture Student Competition, north west Italy
Turin Architecture Competition
Student design competition for a sustainable green space on a car park in Turin.
Entries are open to all currently registered students of any discipline and those who have graduated since 1 Jan 2011.
Individuals or teams of up to 4 architecture students are encouraged to enter the architecture competition.

Guildhall Architecture Competition, York, England
York Riverside
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Guildhall Architecture Competition
International design competition to influence the future of York’s historic Guildhall and riverside.
City of York Council have launched a competition seeking nationally and internationally renowned architects to submit their design proposals which clearly demonstrate potential future uses for York’s historic Guildhall and riverside complex. Registered architects are invited to develop their ideas for the Guildhall, the associated office accommodation, river frontage and boat yard, as part of an ‘Open Ideas’ competition, run by The Royal Institute of British Architects.
Guildhall Architecture Competition Prizes:
1st prize – £5,000 ; 2nd prize – £3,000 ; 3rd prize – £2,000 ; 4th prize – £1,000 ; 5th prize – £1,000

USITT “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition, USA
Architecture and theatre students are invited to participate in USITT’s Sixth Annual “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition. The competition encourages architecture students to work with young theater artists to explore the emotive power of space, how space can aid storytelling, and how it can be manipulated to achieve a dramatic purpose. The design of the space itself should form the environment of the play, supplemented by costumes, props, lighting, sound, actors, and the audience. Winning design teams will interact with working professionals, receive free Conference registrations and cash prizes.
A jury of professionals will select three projects for Honor Awards. The Honor Award teams will be invited to the USITT Conference & Stage Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from March 20 to 23, 2013. The three teams will present their design at a special event at which time a final winner will be determined. Website:

Lamp Lighting Solutions Competition – International
Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013
48.000€ in prizes
Open to: lighting designer, architect, urban planner, interior designer, engineer, landscaper or student

SuperSkyScrapers Competition, USA
19 Nov 2012 – registration closing date
30 Nov 2012 – submission deadline
AIM: The aim of this competition is to create an investigation into the design and construction ideas of high-rise or very tall architecture and the dynamic communities within and around them with attention to aesthetics, technology, material, flexibility, adaptability and sustainability at its core.
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Competition
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PROJECT: This international ideas competition challenges participants to design a NEW Hotel Tower and Sky Garden Skyscraper in New York, USA. The design should create a new iconic skyscraper in the city of skyscrapers that is New York.
– Architects
– Graduate Architects
– Architecture Students
– Team (Architects, Graduate Architect, Architecture Students)
– Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers in-conjunction with an architect).
Every entrant shall be required to pay an entry fee as follows:
– Special Registration: $80 US from 1Aug 12:00 (GMT) to 19 Aug 2012 11:59 (GMT)
– Early Registration: $100 US from 19 Aug 12:00 (GMT) to 19 Sep 2012 11:59 (GMT)
– Standard Registration: $120 US from 19 Sep 12:00 (GMT) to 19 Oct 2012 11:59 (GMT)
– Late Registration: $150 US from 19 Oct 12:00 (GMT) to 19 Nov 2012 11:59 (GMT)
30 Nov 2012 – Closing Date for Submissions
14 Dec 2012 – Official Result Announcement / Publication
1st Prize – US$ 3,500
2nd Prize – US$ 1,500
3rd Prize – US$ 1,000
Joining the winners: 10 Special Mentions

Detroit By Design 2012: Detroit Riverfront Competition, USA
30 Nov 2012 – registration closing date
30 Nov 2012 – submission deadline
Detroit Riverfront Architecture Competition
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International ideas competition for the Detroit Riverfront with jurors Daniel Libeskind, Walter Hood, Reed Kroloff, Faye Alexander Nelson, and Lola Sheppard. This architecture competition is open to all architectural students and professionals around the world.
More info about the architecture competition:
Registration begins Aug 1
Registration Closed Nov 1
Submissions due by Nov 30
Symposium Dec 6
1st Place – $5000, trip to Detroit and a lecture at an AIA sponsored event
2nd Place – $2500
3rd Place – $1000

Floating Cinema Architecture Competition, UK
Architectural Competition Launched for A New Floating Cinema
Floating Cinema Architecture Competition
UP Projects and The Architecture Foundation were delighted to announce an Open Call through which a team will be selected to design the next phase of the acclaimed Floating Cinema project. This project has been commissioned by the Legacy List and sponsored by Bloomberg as part of the Bloomberg East series of artist-led programmes to animate the waterways in East London working in partnership with the Canal and River Trust. Once built, this new cinema-craft is planned to launch to the public in June 2013.

Article 25 Research Architecture Competition, Haiti
Haiti Earthquake Zone reconstruction
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Article 25 Research Architecture Competition
Port-au-Prince Design Contest : The National Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti has shaped and been shaped by the geopolitical history of the modern world. Destroyed in the 2010 earthquake, this site has a tumultuous history. Today it is surrounded by a camp of homeless and displaced people, and it is unclear what will happen to the site in the future.

Green Boulevards Architecture Competition, International
Green Boulevards Architecture Competition
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This international architecture competition is a collaboration between the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage [ Italian Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia] and Campania Regional Government Municipal Government of Salerno Municipal Government of Rome In/Arch NewItalianBlood
First Prizes > 5.000 + 5.000 Euro, for a grand total of 10.000 Euro 6 Felllowships/Collaborations > 5.000 Euro, for a grand total of 30.000 Euro
Professionals under 40 (Architects, Engineers, Landascape Architects, Designers, Artists, Scientists…) and students
Submission Deadline: November 15, 2012
Winners presentation: November 24, Italian Pavilion Arsenale di Venezia
Official Website, competition organization and management:
Infrastructure for mobility, as well as ensuring increasingly fluid and safe interchange of passengers and goods, become “smart & green”, ecofriendly and productive: networks for distributed generation of green energy, providing economy and employment for local communities. The aim of the competition is the design of devices for the production of energy and the ability to place them in an appropriate, artistic and evocative way in the landscape, triggering regeneration strategies of large areas.
The geographical area for the application of the ecometropolitan boulevards potential is the axis of rebalancing “Ro-Sa” future international outstanding sustainable tourist district with over 10 million inhabitants between Rome and Salerno.
Prizes: 40.000 Euro
Awards evening: Biennale di Venezia 24 Nov 2012
Official website:

Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence, International
BERKELEY PRIZE 2013 launches on September 15, 2012. The International Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence, which focuses on the social art of architecture, is celebrating its 15th prize cycle this year. Architecture Student proposals are due by November 1, 2012. Please contact info(at) for further information.

Latent Potentials Design Competition, USA
KTISMA Issue 3 explores the pervasive – the space, structure, and materials that surround us.
Have these environments become too familiar? How can these infrastructures, buildings and social manifestations be re-imagined and recreated to form equitable, conscientious, and inclusive societies? What are the foundations upon which these ideas can be conceived, manipulated and tested? KTISMAjournal is currently accepting design projects and investigations, critical articles, and artworks that explore these latent potentials present throughout design fields such as: architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design.
Submissions to Please visit for additional information. KTISMA is an independent Architecture Journal published by students of the Architecture Department at the University of Oregon.

New Sustainable Market Square in Casablanca, Morocco
[AC-CA] Architecture Contest
Casablanca Architecture Competition
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Moroccan Architecture Competition
A Market square is a public open area where market stalls are traditionally set out for trading, commonly on particular days. Sustainable Architecture is a general term that describes environmentally conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Casablanca is a young and dynamic city in Morocco with a population estimated at approximately 4 million habitants. It is the largest city in the Maghreb and the fourth largest in Africa.

Tile of Spain Awards
Open call for the 11th Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture-Interior Design
MUCA Building
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Tile of Spain Awards

Building Trust International Competition
‘Developing World – Digital World’
Building Trust International Competition
Open Photography competition open to architects and designers.

La Spezia Arsenale 2062 Architecture Competition, West Kowloon, China
Open international design competition
Re-Thinking a city in 50 years from now
This architecture competition is a renovation project for all areas of La Spezia’s Maritime Arsenal, assuming a future scenario in which a really important and strategic military zone could be merged with the urban center. Progetto per il concorso La Spezia Arsenale 2062:

New campus of the Vietnamese-German University Competition, Vietnam
Vietnamese-German University Competition Vietnamese-German University Architecture Competition Vietnamese Architecture Competition
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Architectural Design Contest for general planners for the new campus of the Vietnamese-German University near Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam. The submission deadline for the pre-qualification (EOI) is October 4th, 2012 (Vietnam).
The procedure is a non-open general design planning competition according to World Bank regulations. Architects have to apply with a team including landscape architects, civil engineers, building engineers (MEP), lighting engineers and acoustic engineers.
International design contest:

El Lissitzky Architecture Competition, Russia
Siberian Center for Contemporary Art (Novosibirsk) and Siberian Center for the Promotion of Architecture (Novosibirsk) invite to take part in Open international competition for the architectural concept of the symbolic object of city environment dedicated to Russian avant-garde WORLDS OF EL LISSITZKY.
The competition consists of Stage I (architectural concept) and Stage II (architectural project).
Stage I. The concept of the competition. Dates 01.09 – 20.10.2012
In Russia there are no monuments either to the Russian avant-garde movement or to Russian avant-gardist. That is why this project is unique. The realization of this project will be significant for the city and Russia. And it will underline the importance of Novosibirsk as one of the centers of Russian constructivist architecture. Competitors offer their concepts of symbolic object dedicated to Russian avant-garde (or to El Lissitzky). Concepts must be realizable.
Projects which will take the first, the second and the third places in the Stage I will get awards: I – 1 000 USD ; II – 750 USD ; III – 500 USD
Several finalists of the Stage I will be recommended by a Jury to participate in the Stage II. The winner of the Stage II will be required to enter into an agreement relating to the implementation of the winning project in Novosibirsk.
Participation in the competition is free of charge.
All projects will be exhibited on web-site
The exhibition of the second tour finalists will be hold in Siberian Center for Contemporary Art (Novosibirsk, 11 Voksalnaya Magistral st.) and within a framework of the Festival Zolotaya Kapitel 2013 (in February 2013).
Registration form must be send not later than 01.10.2012 by e-mail sarchmag(at)
Deadline 20.10.2012

Expressions of Interest Open for Flagship Museum for Visual Culture, West Kowloon, China
West Kowloon Cultural Complex
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West Kowloon Design Competition
WKCDA announce details of the design competition for M+, Hong Kong’s future museum for visual culture and launched an open invitation to architectural practices in Hong Kong and worldwide to submit Expressions of Interest to participate.

IS ARCH Competition, Barcelona, Spain
IS ARCH-Awards for Architecture Students
IS ARCH Architecture Competition
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At this first announcement the IS ARCH Awards get the support of the following jury members:
– Herzog & de Meuron Studio
– Richard Rogers Architecture Studio
– EMBT | Enric Miralles – Benedetta Tagliabue
– Koji Tsutsui
– Fernando Marquez Cecilia
On 9 Jul the second registration period started and it will remain opened until 21 Sep.
First prize €3,000
Second prize €2,000
Third prize €1,000
10 Honourable mentions
30 Finalists
Organised by team of architecture students from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC – ETSAB)
Architecture Contest:

Low Carbon Building Awards, Scotland
Low Carbon Building Awards
Designed to acknowledge and applaud the success of organisations in Scotland in designing and building low carbon buildings

San Pardo Architecture Competition, Matera, Italy
San Pardo Architecture Contest
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International architectural competition – a project for the improvement of a residential and commercial area located in “San Pardo” district in Matera, Italy : ‘Contest for design ideas’
1st prize of € 10.000,00, 2nd € 5.000,00 3rd € 1.000,00
Nemesis Group Architecture Competition

Five Senses Design Hotel Competition, Bari, Italy
Call for Artists, Architects and Designers: “Five Senses” Design Hotel
Luca Curci Architects asks artists, architects and designers from all over the world, to join a new project: styling the interior design of an exclusive five-room hotel, based on the five senses’ theme.
The Design Hotel stands at the first floor of a high-class building of the end of the 19th century, in the centre of Bari, nearby the historical Petruzzelli Theatre. It consists of five rooms (each room will be dedicated to one sense) plus the hall and breakfast room.
The interior of this new Design Hotel, projected by Luca Curci Architects, will be based on the main concept of the 5 senses: each room will be dedicated to only one of the five senses and its style will reflect them through the use of different furniture, materials, shapes and colours. The Hotel’s guests will live a different and total experience and their senses will be stimulated and delighted in every room.
The deadline for applications is October 10, 2012.

Hoop Cup 2012 International Student Competition in Architectural Design, Tianjin, China
Hoop Cup 2012 International Student Competition in Architectural Design
Competition Theme : Architecture in Transformation
Architectural Type : Cultural Complex
Architecture in Transformation should make responses to current situations and times. What concerns us is the relationship between architecture and city, and the relationship between architecture and natural environment. The competition aims at: (1) searching and constructing a human space with a sense of place in increasingly-fragmented cities or unordered villages; (2) exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age; (3) integrating creative design concepts with solid basic skills effectively in architectural education. The main requirements include: (1) making detailed examinations and reflections on architectural history; (2) exploring complicated requirements to architecture and environment by current users; (3) paying attention to events in specific sites; (4) configuring viable urban and architectural spaces.

Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition, International
Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition
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Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition
CollageLab launches its 2nd competition on the cycle POST+CAPITALIST City! After 1#SHOP, it’s time to 2#WORK!
Collage Competitions is a cycle of competitions for prospective thinking in terms of urban planning, architecture, political, social and economical spaces in a global scale.
Students, architects, urban planners, designers, artists and all active thinkers are invited to submit their ideas and share their visions to the world.

Trimo Urban Crash Contest
Trimo Urban Crash Architecture Competition
The organizers of the biannual international competition for students of architecture and industrial design, found the gap between the architecture competitions too long. In view of this they have launched a summer design contest. Participants, not limited to architectural students, are asked to present their thoughts on “Sustainable urban commuting”.

Mikkeli architecture competition, Finland
1 Oct 2012, tbc – first stage submission deadline
International two-stage architecture competition. The purpose of the Mikkeli architecture competition is to increase the density of Mikkeli’s city structure by designing a new ecological housing area for 5,000 inhabitants by extending the city centre to the Lake Saimaa shoreline. Port Competition Lahti – First phase ends 2012-10-01.
Mikkeli Architecture Competition – external link

Architecture at Zero 2012 Architectural Competition, USA
1 Oct 2012 – first stage proposals submission deadline
Architecture at Zero 2012 Architectural Competition
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) San Francisco chapter and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Zero Net Energy (ZNE) Pilot Program, in partnership with the University of California, Merced, are pleased to announce the upcoming Architecture at Zero 2012 zero net energy design competition. The competition team is extending this invitation to encourage the participation of advanced architecture, planning and urban design studios in this unique event that explores the cutting edge of energy efficient design. Up to $25,000 in total prizes will be awarded among student and professional entries.

Zero net energy buildings produce as much clean energy as they use during a year through a combination of designed energy efficiency and on-site, grid-tied renewable energy production. The Architecture at Zero competition supports an action plan of the California Public Utilities Commission for all new residential construction in California to be zero net energy by 2020 and for all new commercial construction to be zero net energy by 2030. The competition is targeted to raise awareness of ZNE design strategies and building technologies among the architectural design community.

For more information on Architecture at Zero 2011 and updates on the 2012 competition, visit Architecture at Zero 2012 Competition – external link

New Concordia Island Contest
University of Catania’s ICSplat _camping of permanent research – a research platform focusing on landscape and new forms of architecture – has launched the New Concordia Island Contest, a competition for ideas responding to the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship of the Costa Crociere company, out from regular service after the shipwreck on the night of 13 January 2012 on the Giglio Island.
New Concordia Island Architecture Competition
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The competition has the aim of stimulating new future visions for the Giglio Island and the shipwreck, which will become as part of the same landscape and with the same identity.
How can we rethink the future of these places? What could the shipwreck become if it remains aground for a period longer than a year? How will we program the disassembling and dragging of the parts? How to work with the shipwreck to build a form of memory? Is there any way to reconsider the Giglio island with this new outcropping rock that has changed the coastline?

In recent decades the perception of disaster has fueled insecurity and collective fear by encouraging the development of technicist rhetoric that uses engineering as linear solution to the issues. A disaster takes such a social and cultural significance that technical knowledge and economies are forced to reorganize themselves exclusively within its logic.

“Collapse” is a suspension of time that forces a rethink on the duration of the transformations and role of architecture: we need to think fast action in long-term visions. The “collapse” is the acceleration, determined by catastrophic events (landslides, floods, earthquakes), which triggers new immediate necessities; how can time be organized in different speed and forms?
The collapse is the measure of erasing. Can architecture suspend erasure at the margins of disaster? Or, can it trigger mechanisms of metabolism and coexistence with the everyday life?

Registration for the competition runs from 31 July (start registration) to 24 September (last registration deadline). Submissions must be entered by 25 September.
All information can be downloaded from the ICSplat website:

The jury evaluating the competition entries is composed of Cristina Díaz Moreno (AMID, cero9, Madrid), Andrea Bartoli (FARM cultural farm, Favara), Luca Emanueli (SEALINElab, Ferrara), Eva Franch i Gilabert (director of Storefront for Art & Architecture, New York), Joseph Grima (director of Domus, Milan), Kamiel Klaasse (NLarchitects, Amsterdam), Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG, Los Angeles), Marco Navarra (NOWA, Milan – Caltagirone), Lori Nix (New York), François Roche (R&Sie(n), Paris), Italo Rota (Milano), Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (Atelier Bow Wow, Tokyo).

High Line for London Competition, England
High Line Park
photo © Iwan Baan, 2011
High Line for London Design Competition
Registration is now open to find new ‘green’ designs for the development of London’s spaces. The Landscape Institute, Garden Museum and Mayor of London have launched ‘A High Line for London: Green Infrastructure Ideas Competition for a new London landscape’.

[International ArtExpo] Computer Graphic Competition in Venice
Computer Graphic Competition in Venice
image courtesy of Luca Curci, “Circular Borders”, 2009. Mixed media. 150×100 cm
Computer Graphic Competition
International ArtExpo is selecting five international video and photo talents operating in fields of computer graphic to include for FREE in the next 2012 Exhibition:
Liquid Identities – International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition at Scoletta di San Giovanni Battista e del SS. Sacramento in Bragora, Venice

European Architectural Competition ‘Re-think Athens’, Greece
The Onassis Foundation is organizing and funding a European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre, a project centered around Panepistimiou Street. The competition is organized under the auspices and in collaboration with the Ministries of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, the Attiko Metro S.A., the Region of Attica and the Municipality of Athens.
Those who wish to participate in the Architecture Competition may visit the Competition’s website at in order to submit their registration forms and download the technical folder of the Competition.
This Architecture Competition is open to participants coming from countries that are members of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as countries that have signed agreements within the framework of activities of the World Trade Organization.
The Architectural Competition will be realized in two stages. During the first stage (Ideas Competition) a number of entries will be selected whose designers will qualify for the second stage (Concept Drawings Competition). The winners of the Architecture Competition will share cash prizes of a total amount of Euros One Hundred and Sixty Thousand (€160,000.-).
Architecture Competition website:

2012 AIM Competition, China
Shengsi Islands : Renewing China’s Traditional Village Lifestyle
AIM Competition Beijing
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AIM Competition
Prizes total $16,000 USD
Architects In Mission (AIM) Competition is organized by AIM competition committee, supported by Zeybekoglu and Associates (ZNA). The goal of the annual competition is to promote high quality design among architecture students and young professionals, instill a strong sense of social responsibility, and provide a stage for them to demonstrate their design gifts and abilities.

2012 Fentress Global Challenge : Workplace of the Future, USA
Fentress Architecture Competition
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What are the future workplace trends? The 2012 Fentress Global Challenge invites you to answer these questions through design.
Employee productivity, environmental quality, information technology and energy costs were of little concern when many of today’s buildings were designed. Today they are of vital importance, and understanding the fundamentals behind these demands will help designers create workplaces that increase productivity and promote innovation.
All students presently enrolled in a recognized college level Architectural or Interior Design program are invited to participate. Graduates that are not employed may also enter the competition. Individuals and teams are both eligible.
Contest Awards:
1st Place: US$10,000 prize and a certificate
(US$10,000 prize includes US$3,000 cash, 4-week paid internship at Fentress Architects, round-trip airfare + lodging)
2nd Place: US$1000 cash prize and a certificate
3rd Place: US$500 cash prize and a certificate
Honorable Mention: Certificate
Winning designs will be exhibited at Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Registration is free:

AECOM Student Competition, International
Annual AECOM student competition ‘Frontiers’
This year, AECOM are seeking integrated design, planning, environmental restoration and engineering responses that address border, gateway and edge/fringe conditions in cities worldwide. Proposals should address urban sites currently facing chronic liveability challenges that are largely the result of a city’s location on a physical, political, cultural or economic border. Proposals should be implementable. In addition to a cash prize for the winning team, AECOM will be engaging a local organization to help advance the proposed project. Responses can range from a strategic framework to a surgical micro-response, from a whole landscape system to a single piece of architecture. Entrants should demonstrate a holistic and sustainable approach. Judges will value creativity and innovation, but your response must be fundamentally feasible.
This design competition is open to students worldwide. Students may work as individuals or in teams of up to four. The deadline for final submissions is 31 August, and pre-registration must occur by that deadline any time prior to the final submission. Finalists will be announced by 1 October. During the week of 12 November, finalists will present their submissions to a panel of judges in Shanghai, and a final winner or winners will be announced. At stake is USD$15,000 as a cash prize, as well as USD$25,000 to help see the winning scheme implemented. Ref.

2012 CLU Foundation Competition, Quebec, Canada
LIGHTITUDE: Lighting urban areas above the polar circle
What role can lighting elements play when the sun never sets or when it stays below the horizon throughout the day? Thoughts about lighting in extreme latitudes.

CLU Foundation Architecture Competition
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“The history of humanity, preferring warm and temperate countries, has poorly prepared mankind to accept the diversity of the earth, especially in high latitude locations where hours of sunshine are sometimes scarce.” Louis-Edmond Hamelin, geographer and founder of the Northern Studies Center of the Université Laval.
“LIGHTITUDE” is the theme of the 2012 CLU foundation contest. This year’s theme invites participants to reflect on lighting the communities near the Polar Circle. Due to their high latitude these communities are subjected to particular lighting phenomena. Since light is an essential part of every living organism, it or its lack thereof has a profound effect on humankind. Can these isolated communities benefit from a more adapted artificial outdoor lighting solution to satisfy their particular Nordic needs and identities?
These are some of the questions that the CLU foundation members invite the participants from all walks of life to reflect and create upon.

2012 CLU Foundation Architecture Competition
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Registration to the 2012 CLU Foundation contest is free. Deadline for this architecture contest inscription is : 2 Sep. To obtain all rules and regulations to the contest and assure that all your questions are answered please fill out the registration form.

Winners will be selected from all projects received. Prizes will be awarded on merit by a Jury composed of professionals from international renown in such fields as design and urban planning. The competition prizes are:
– 1st Prize: 2 500 $CAD or a 12 weeks training course* with the industrial design and engineering teams of Philips Lumec (The training course is remunerated. Conditions may apply)
– 2nd Prize: 1 500 $CAD
– 3rd Prize: 1 000 $CAD

2012 CLU Foundation Architecture Contest
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2 Feb: Launch of the 2012 Edition
31 Aug: Deadline for submittal of questions
2 Sep, 23h59 (GMT-5): Deadline for contest entry
3 Sep, 23h59 (GMT-5): Deadline for project submittal
24 Sep: Publication of Laureates


Trondheim Architecture Competition, Norway
Trondheim municipality is working on the necessary upgrading of the town square. Limited planning and design Trondheim invites talented designers to limited planning and design competition for the design of everyday scene and furniture series in connection with the renewal of the town square in Trondheim. The municipality will involve four groups, each will receive a fee of NOK 150 000.

SAFA Architecture Competition – Otaniemi Central Campus, Finland
Aalto University Properties Ltd is organising an open international competition for the design of the Otaniemi central campus area. This design competition is divided into two phases: Phase 1 competition assignment consists of designing a lively central campus area for the use of Aalto University and the whole Otaniemi science and research community
Phase 1: 5 Apr – 10 Aug 2012.
The architecture competition jury will select approximately six best proposals for Phase 2. The second phase is scheduled to start in November 2012.
This Finnish Architecture Competition can be entered by persons who have the right to practice architect’s profession in the country where they qualified or in the country where they practice the profession. The architecture competition language is English. The total prize sum is EUR 300,000. Signing up is via the competition website. The architecture competition will be launched and the related documents released on 5 April 2012.

Cadogan Café London Competition, Duke of York Square, London, UK
Cadogan Café London Competition
Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) is delighted to announce a two-stage competition to find a design team for a new café at the heart of Duke of York Square, in one of London’s most sophisticated districts.
MRC is managing the competition on behalf of the Cadogan Estate and further details of the project and how to register for the competition are available on the dedicated competition microsite.

suckerPUNCH New York City Casino/Convention Center competition, USA
suckerPUNCH announce their Summer 2012 open international design competition. Recently, New York’s state government has been trying to legalize non-Indian casinos throughout the state. Current proposals are asking for the construction of seven “Vegas”-sized casinos throughout New York. Although lawmakers have pushed to keep the casinos out of New York City, this ideas competition aims to investigate what a casino would do to New York City and, likewise, what New York City would do to a casino.
This architecture competition is blind peer reviewed.
$2500 in prizes will be awarded and the winning designs will be published on suckerPUNCH.
email with questions.
Architecture competition info:

inspiration HOTEL Architecture Competition, International
Hotel Architecture Competition
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inspiration HOTEL Open Ideas Competition – spaces for artistic creation
OPENGAP organizes 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.

Adream Architecture Competition, Europe
Adream is an European Competition in Architecture and Design realisation in Eco and Agro materials. 2012 is seeing the adream competition being held for the second time. This architectural competition is open to Students and Professsionals in Architecture and Design fields. Students can participate as individuals or in a group.
Projects can be submitted online at
The competition is endowed with 30,000€ of prize money and a 50,000€ budget for developing prototypes.
The adream competition results will be on display in a touring exhibition in Europe.

MOBILIciTY Architecture Competition, Albania
‘MOBILIciTY – Tirana Multimodal Station’ : International Architecture Competition.
This architecture competition proposes the design of a multifunctional railways station.

Tirana Architecture Contest
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Winy Mass / MVRDV / TU-Delft Holland
Besnik Aliaj / POLIS University
Rudina Toto / POLIS University
Ulrike Bega / Municipality of Tirana
Zamir Ramadani / HSH Albanian Railways
Stephan Pinkau / ANHALT University of Applied Science
Ledian Bregasi / AUA – Albanian Union of Architects
Antonello Stella / University of Ferrara

Albanian Architecture Contest
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1st Prize: 1500€
2nd Prize: 1000€
3rd Prize: 500€
5 honorable mentions
Winning projects and honourable mentions will be published in a special issue of Headline and will be displayed at the Tirana Architecture Week Exhibition.

Buenos Aires Architectural Competition
[AC-CA] Architecture Contest
Buenos Aires Architecture Competition
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Buenos Aires Architecture Competition
Paintings and scupltures are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, drawings, collages, prints, photographs and installation art including other artistic activities, such as performance art, land’art, web art to name a few are also regularly shown. This is an open international competition to generate progressive contemporary design ideas.

Arquideas Architecture Competition
Landscape, Architecture & Wine academic competition
Arquideas Architecture Competition
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The aim of the present architecture students competition – ‘Landscape, Architecture & Wine’ – is to contribute innovative ideas to the, increasingly common, strategy of opening wineries to tourism and to their immediate surroundings, thus providing new experiences for the visitor.

5100 euros in cash + Publication of awarded projects in WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to WA Wettbewerbe Aktuell magazine + 1 year free subscription to EL CROQUIS magazine + 1 year free subscription to 2G magazine.
The winner will be in the Jury in the next architecture competition.
All projects will be exhibed in

– Martha Thorne
Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
– Benedetta Tagliabue
Director of the architecture office Miralles Tagliabue-EMBT
– Fernando Marquez Cecilia
Editor in chief of the internacional architecture magazine EL CROQUIS
– Maria Urrutia Ybarra
Board Member and Marketing Director of Bodegas CVNE
– Sara Ouass Chemlal
Winner of the Coworking Building (COB) Madrid academic competition
Publication of design contest results: Aug 6, 2012

Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition, International
collagelab Architecture Contest
Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition
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Post Capitalist City Architecture Competition
With successive declines on the financial markets, recent times have seen a growing interest in the theoretical debate about alternatives to the ongoing capitalist system. Gathering international thinkers from all walks of political life, the diagnosis on the ongoing economic crisis situation tends to demonstrate that the system as it is nowadays needs to be rethought and perhaps re-established globally.
Entry fee: 30 Euros / submission

Project Space Architecture Competition, International
Call for ideas : The Project Space 2012 brings up the topic of new appearing challenges for urban space design in different European cities and discusses possible approaches. The design of our cities is one of the biggest and most pressing fields of activities, particularly for the young and European orientated architecture generation.
Project Space 2012 is an International Competition for European young teams to challenge the proposed sites.
Wonderland Design Contest

Floornature International Architecture Contest, Venice
Floornature International Architecture Competition
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Floornature International Architecture Competition
FLOORNATURE, the portal for architecture, design and design culture, and IUSVE are promoting the first NEXT LANDMARK: an architecture contest for university graduates. The winning projects will be exhibited in an event held on the same dates as the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.

ONE PRIZE Competition, International
ONE PRIZE Competition
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ONE PRIZE Competition
Terreform ONE is now accepting submissions for the 2012 ONE Prize Competition: BLIGHT TO MIGHT. ONE Prize 2012 is a call to put design in the service of disenfranchised communities, to reinvigorate deindustrialized and depressed urban areas, and to repurpose spaces for economic growth and job creation. Situated in the context of a struggling U.S. economy and the tension of stagnant unemployment, ONE Prize 2012 aims to explore the socially, economically, and ecologically regenerative possibilities of urban transformation and design. The competition is powered by the idea that social, ecological, and economic struggles can simultaneously be addressed through collaborative action and innovative planning.

NOVA Innovation Architecture Competition, International
Fourth NOVA Innovation Competition
NOVA External Venturing – the Saint-Gobain team of analysts that identifies start-up companies that are a good strategic fit with Saint-Gobain businesses – will reward innovations in the fields of construction products, advanced materials, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability with cash prizes and consideration for partnership opportunities with Saint-Gobain.
Start-ups from all over the world can participate. Final selection will take place at the Saint-Gobain booth at Greenbuild in San Francisco on November 15, 2012, where the most promising 8-12 start-ups will take part in a “speed-dating” session. Three winners will be chosen.
The design competition winners will benefit from:
– top three cash prizes are: $50,000 (1st place), $25,000 (2nd place) and $10,000 (3rd place)
– NOVA External Venturing team will work with the most promising start-ups to assess the possibility of partnerships with Saint-Gobain (joint development, license, financing, etc.)

HOME International Open Design Competition, International
HOME Architecture Competition
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Building Trust international open design competition, which seeks to find well designed homes for the elderly or homeless within some of the World’s richest countries. The growing rate in single occupancy households has led to increased numbers of young and elderly people affected by poverty being forced to live in substandard living conditions and in the worst cases sleeping rough. We are asking designers, engineers, architects and house builders to provide a solution to the housing crisis by offering sustainable, affordable small homes that give those that are alienated or marginalised within society a safe place to live.

King’s College London Design Competition, UK
King’s College London Design Competition
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King’s College London Design Competition
RIBA Competitions is delighted to announce the launch of a new Invited Design Competition on behalf of King’s College London. Expressions of Interest are sought from architects or architectural practices for the redevelopment of the Quadrangle and its associated buildings at the College’s historic Strand Campus in London WC2.

Trieste Contemporanea Design Competition, Italy
Trieste Contemporanea Design Contest 2012
The Trieste Contemporanea Committee announced DOUBLE TRACK, the tenth edition of its International Design Contest organised under the patronage of C.E.I. (Central European Initiative). This design contest represents an interesting opportunity also for all the young designers and the architecture students who can show their own ability and promote their works in an international context.

Call for Proposals – Seismic Zones Buildings, Toronto, Canada
Completed or on the boards projects that were/are built in seismic zones can be considered for the following call for proposals.
Curators Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure of McGill University, Department of Civil Engineering, are seeking completed building projects and research that engage innovative approach to seismic design for an exhibit that will be held at the internationally renowned Design Exchange in downtown Toronto Canada during the months of Sep/Oct 2012.
Buildings, as we have been reminded by too many recent catastrophic earthquakes, are complex dynamic systems, oftentimes, aesthetic consideration is put on hold in favor of cost and engineering restraint; with this in mind, we are seeking proposals that surpass conventional approaches, ones that do not sacrifice a design aesthetic for conventional structural solution. These buildings feature elegant structural solution to seismic considerations, while remaining true to the designer’s vision. Featuring drawings, models and various multimedia platforms, the exhibition aims to convey the cutting-edge character of some of the most creative projects around the world.

Rethink Hotels Architecture Competition, International
Open Architecture Contest
Entry Fee: Free
Awards: overall Prize Value up to $20,000
Rethink Hotels Competition

Bridging Prague Architecture Competition, Czech Republic
reSITE / Skanska Design Contest
Bridging Prague Architecture Competition
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Bridging Prague Architecture Competition
This design contest presents a challenge for interdisciplinary collaboration on new conceptions to connect the river with the historical capital city.

Young Arab Architects International competition
lnstitut du Monde Arabe
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CA’ASI, located in Venice and founded by AS.Architecture-Studio, is designed as a venue open to all those who are fond of architecture, urban planning and art. It functions like a laboratory and makes professional debate available for the general public. On the occasion of the International Architecture Biennale in Venice, CA’ASI opens its doors for young architects and “architectures”, in order to offer an offbeat perspective on the chosen theme of the Biennale or Venice’s relation with architecture.

Eisteddfod Architecture Competition, Wales
Eisteddfod Architecture Pavilion Competition
For the first time in its history, the 2012 National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Pavilion will be created by a Welsh Designer.

Troldtekt Architecture Competition, International
Danish Architecture Contest
Troldtekt Architecture Competition
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Danish Architecture Competition – winners announced 2 Jul 2012

Living in the Spacial Shift Competition, Mannheim, Germany
Spacial Shift Architecture Competition
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Living in the Spacial Shift Competition

alterMALL Architecture Competition, International
alterMALL architecture competition
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alterMALL Competition : opengap Design Contest news

The Heart of the Metropolis – Helsinki Central Library Open International Architectural Competition, Finland
Helsinki Central Library
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Helsinki Architecture Competition
Design contest open to all design teams that fulfil the architecture competition eligibility requirements. Each design team must include an energy-technology expert.

Tirana Cultural Complex Architecture Contest, Albania
Tirana Competition
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Tirana Architecture Competition

Re-Thinking Shanghai 2012 – Architecture Competition, International
RE-THINKING SHANGHAI 2012 – International Design Competition
This design competition is open to all students, architectural professionals, and artists. The aim of the competition is to further and expand a dialog about green thinking in Asia. The architecture competition site is located in Shanghai, China.
Re-Thinking Shanghai architecture competition
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Entries will be evaluated upon design merit, quality of sustainable ideas, and the impact proposal will have on Shanghai. The winner of the design competition will get 3 months to work in 10 DESIGN’s Hong Kong or Shanghai office to further develop their ideas. An international jury composed of magazine editors, educators, and design professionals will select the winning entry. An exhibit of the winning entries and other notable submissions will be held both in Hong Kong and Shanghai and then at various universities and venues around the world.

Call for application, features space available in Tent London 2012, UK
Tent London is the annual design trade show during the London Design Festival, and this year they are are targeting architects to design one of 4 feature spaces in the show. These designs will be presented to Tent London’s 20,000 visitors.
London Design Festival

Doodlit Napkin Competition, February 2012 “My Ceiling…on a napkin”
Doodlit Design Contest
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Pedestrian Bridge Architecture Competition, Amsterdam
[AMSTERDAM 03] – Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Architectural Competition
Amsterdam Pedestrian Bridge Architecture Competition
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Amsterdam Iconic Bridge Competition
The aim of this international architecture competition is to design an Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in the Heart of Amsterdam. This is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Iconic Pedestrian Bridge to be built.

‘The Kelpies’ Design Competition, Scotland
The Kelpies
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Scottish Architecture Competition
The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland organised this architecture competition to select an architect-led, multi disciplinary, team. The competition is for the design of the internal space within a giant sculpture of a horse’s head. This architecture competition also seeks the design of a complementary visitor hub on the same site.

Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, North America
Ceramics of Italy Competition
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Ceramic Tile Architecture Competition

Arquine Competition
Arquine Architecture Competition
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Arquine’s 14th International Architecture Competition : A Shelter for the Displaced

LifeEdited Challenge Competition, NYC, USA
Open Design Review and Ideas Challenge
LifeEdited Architecture Competition
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LifeEdited Challenge Architecture Competition

Bab Al Bahrain square Architecture Competition, Bahrain
Bab Al Bahrain square Bab Al Bahrain square in 1950
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On the occasion of Manama: Capital of Culture of the Arab World 2012, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain is organising an international open ideas competition for the redesign of the Bab Al Bahrain square. The square holds the potential of becoming one of the most representative and significant public spaces in the Island due to its central location, although it is currently little more than an accumulation of surface parking areas.

CAPITheticAL Design Contest, Canberra, Australia
Canberra plan
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CAPITheticAL Competition : Canberra Design Contest

eVolo 2012 Skyscraper Competition
Architects, students, engineers + designers invited to participate in this architecture competition
eVolo Skyscraper Competition – 2011 for ref.

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