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Latest Architecture Competitions
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NEW DESIGN CONTESTS
Camus Prague Architecture Competition
NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR ČESKÁ SPOŘITELNA
The biggest Czech bank is building its new headquarters – changing a brownfield neighbouring Prague’s historical core – supporting creation of a fresh, liveable city district – forming contemporary environment for its employees, visitors and inhabitants of Prague.
The subject of this architecture competition is an architectural proposal for the new headquarters of Česká spořitelna: Campus Prague, including its surroundings. The Announcer’s vision is to develop a building complex, in the inner city of Prague, that will go beyond the norm of a generic office building and that will represent a new model for the administrative organisation by accommodating the Announcer’s activities, as well as public services and amenities accessible to both employees and the general public. The goal is to shift the notion of contemporary office buildings: to prevent the complex becoming a “ghost city” after working hours and to conceive it as a liveable and operational part of Prague.
For all the info, visit CSHQ-CityCampus.cz – check if you qualify – upload your portfolio – get selected by the jury among 15 to compete anonymously with your design – make the cut among 6 best to present your project in Prague – get a commission!
Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition
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Adelaide Contemporary International Architecture Competition
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.
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: 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
2017 Wood Design & Building Awards
2017 Wood Design & Building Awards is now open and accepting submissions for this year’s competition. The Wood Design & Building Awards is a program that recognizes excellence in wood architecture and international submissions are welcomed. Please visit the www.wooddesignawards.com for more information on how to submit the projects.
The Wood Design Awards program will publicize the winning projects to architecture professionals and the public through press releases, a special awards section of Wood Design & Building magazine, the Wood Design & Building awards website, industry conferences/tradeshows, and a limited edition hardcover awards book (awarded Gold in the General Audience Book category for the EXCEL Awards).
Website: Wood Design & Building Awards
Dalian Wanda International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition
Dalian Wanda, a leading Chinese real estate developer and parent company of UK subsidiary Wanda One (UK) has unveiled the second International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition, celebrating the best of design and architecture across the globe.
The prestigious competition follows the inaugural International “Shopping Plaza Concept” Competition in 2015 which was held successfully by the Architecture and Culture Society of China and Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute.
This year, the competition focuses on “Commerce Changes Life” and encourages participants to upgrade shopping centers in the era of “experience economy”.
The results of the competition will be announced on Wednesday 15 November 2017, with the winners enjoying the opportunity to participate in further design work of Wanda projects as well as joining the “supplier’s data base” of Wanda Group. There will also be a cash prize for winning entries, and all the winners will be invited to the award ceremony.
For more information about this architecture competition, please visit: http://www.wanda-gh.com/registerIndex.jspx?lang=en
For the professional’s competition, jury members include:
• Jury Chairman: Daniel Libeskind, Founder and principal architect of Studio Libeskind
• Astrid Piber, Partner of UN Studio
• Norm Garden, Executive Vice President of CallisonRTKL
• Simon Bee, Managing Director of Benoy
• Jiangu Wang, Academician of China Engineering Academy and Professor of Southeast University
• Jianyan Lai, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties
• Zhibin Wang, Director and Senior Vice President of Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties
Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition
Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine, Beijing, China, launch an international urban design competition, the Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition.
Thi architectural competition is organized by Yilong District Management Committee, co-organized by CBC (China Building Centre) and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Taking urban design in central area as the main concern and “Oriental Landscapeand Futuristic City” as the competition concept, Yilong Cup is aiming at soliciting urban design proposals all over the world for building up the area from scratch.
Please check out this architectural contest website (http://futuristiccity.uedmagazine.net/en_index.html) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UEDmagazine) for updates.
You can find the assignment and poster from the download page: http://futuristiccity.uedmagazine.net/en_down.html
Jury Chairman: Peter G. Rowe, Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Theme: Oriental Landscape and Futuristic City
Deadline for Registration: 20 Oct 2017
Deadline for Submission: 15 Nov 2017
Jury Convenes: December 2017
1st Prize (1 team) Certificate and 200,000 RMB (approx.30, 000 USD) (tax included);
2nd Prize (3 teams) Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.14,000 USD) (tax included);
3rd Prize (8 teams) Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1,400 USD) (tax included);
Honorable Mentions Certificate and free UED magazine;
The winning projects are expected to be implemented, and detailed proposal is in accordance with the determination of local government.Detailed design proposal and construction cost are not included in the reward.
THEME OF THE COMPETITION AND INTERPRETATION
Oriental Landscape and FuturisticCity
In the era of globalization, small-mid size citiesare the engine of local development, and the potential core habitat residence.The urbanization of Chinese Midwest cities are crucial to the development of abalanced city network of China. In such scenario, we are confronted with many emerging challenges such as climate change, population migration, energycrisis, inheriting regional characters, etc., which demands development of newinnovative and adaptive urban approach and more complex urban morphology.
Thus, this design competition is intended to initiate a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature, involving topics such as local vs global, tradition vsfuture, Eastern vs Western, landscape vs city, nature vs living habitat,preservation vs development, intention vs reality. The unique mountainous landscape of Guizhou has its own regionalism characters, that inspired many poetsto write down grandeur and sensational lines.
This architecture contest is focusing on the new relationship between the local typical Chinese landscape and the development required for the future city, the connection between the nostalgia of traditional landscape vs modern way of living, with the foresight of globalization in local regional development.
Shelter 48 Design Competition
Shelter 48: Emergency Life Support Design Architecture Competition
Seventh international architecture & design competition by Eleven magazine to imagine a post-disaster life-saving shelter concept.
Submission: Nov 11, 2017
Registration: Nov 11, 2017
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Prizes: Please see link below
Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design open competition: ‘Shelter 48: Emergency Life Support Design’. The magazine’s latest challenge calls on creatives from all around the world to design innovative concepts for an emergency life-support system capable of being deployed rapidly in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster.
Design Awards Competition
Deadline: October 31, 2017
Designing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods 55th International Making Cities Livable Conference
The 2018 IMCL Design Competition jury will consider all submissions that speak to Designing Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhoods. Projects that emphasize Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity are actively sought, and will be given particular consideration.
Submitted projects do not have to be complete plans for a new urban neighborhood.
Projects might focus, for example, on the transformation of a mall into a mixed-use neighborhood center; or a plan to restructure an existing neighborhood into a “complete” neighborhood through infill. Projects might focus on one element that is needed to bring about a healthy neighborhood, such as walkable, bikeable streets, or a neighborhood park; or they may focus on a project that creates a community gathering place, etc.
In all projects, the jury will be looking for evidence that the project enhances its context, and contributes to Community, Health, Sustainability, and Equity at the neighborhood level.
For more details and to submit a proposal, please see: Liveable Cities Design Awards Competition
International Student Competition Drawing of the Year 2017
Aarhus School of Architecture, schmidt hammer lassen architects, VOLA and The Danish Arts Foundation announce the fifth joint venture competition Drawing of the Year 2017. This year’s theme is Everyday Utopia.
• 1st prize: 5000 Euro
• 2nd prize: 2000 Euro
• 3rd prize: 1000 Euro
20 November 2017 at 12.00 noon (CET). The winners will be announced 1 December at an award ceremony at Aarhus School of Architecture.
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Architecture Competitions – September
Build A Retirement Community on A Shoestring Competition
21 Sep 2017 deadline
This year the organisers are keen to see clever and cost effective ‘Retirement Home/Granny Annexe’ solutions – a 40 sq m home that can be built for £40k (or less). Thirty of the homes also have to be configured as an innovative retirement community (with a max budget of £1.5m)
There is a £5,000 prize and there are a string of ‘TV celebs’ among the judges including Piers Taylor, George Clarke and Charlie Luxton.
Deadline: 21 September 2017.
A unique ideas competition, open to all, where you have to design an innovative Retirement Community of 30 homes that can be built very cost effectively.
Architecture Competitions January 2018
Arch at Zero 2017 Competition
registration deadline: Jan 10, 2018, 1:00 PM PST
submission deadline: Jan 30, 2018, 1:00 pm PST
Location: Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC), Tiburon, California, USA
Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.
This year’s architectural competition is a science education facility in Tiburon, California. Student registration is free. Register for updates.
The competition challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.
NO REGISTRATION DEADLINE NOTED
Design Competitions – Future
Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017
In rural regions and fishing villages there still exist “commons” such as mountains, forests and water areas that are jointly managed and utilized by the local community. It could be said however, that such commons are almost nonexistent in urban areas (especially in Japan). This is because in the process of modernization, land, building, and objects were designated either under private ownership or public ownership, and a society based on systems of exchange through currency and redistribution through tax had in particular come to shape urban space.
TINY HOUSE DESIGN COMPETITION 2017
Home is a domain that is intimate to all of us. Beyond its everyday function as a physical shelter for people and their activities, it connects with its user on a personal and emotional level.
The modern day scenario of environmental and financial concerns along with the desire to have more freedom has led people to follow simpler and efficient ways of living. With the rapid growth of technology and smart living there lies an opportunity for efficient spaces with the feeling of homeliness and personal touch points.
Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition
Paris and the entire country of France is world-famous for its cuisine, with a non-exhaustive list of delicacies and culinary systems. The culinary reputation of Paris is very rich, cultured and diverse. French food culture, according to UNESCO, is important for ‘bringing people together to enjoy the art of good eating and drinking’ and the power to create ‘togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature’.
COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition, Spain
For a second year the Costa del Sprawl ideas competition seeks creative solutions to improve the social, urban, and architectural situation in some of Costa del Sol’s sprawling neighbourhoods. This year’s competition is focused on the theme of ‘identity’ and invites participants to imagine a piece of architecture, whether building or space, which could be adopted as a model of contemporary vernacular architecture specific to the area of Riviera del Sol, and act as a precedent for the future planning and development of the neighbourhood.
Andalucía contains an exciting variety of vernacular and contextual architecture which has grown throughout its tumultuous history and within its diverse landscapes. From the labyrinthine streets of medieval fishing towns and gleaming white walls of hillside villages, to palatial citadels and capitals of once mighty empires, the architecture of Andalucía tells a compelling story and creates a strong sense of place and identity.
This sense of identity and reflection of context has all but vanished from contemporary architecture in Andalucía, and this is most notable in the sprawling neighbourhoods of the Costa del Sol which communicate little more than the capitalist speculation which lead to their existence. Nonetheless, this condition now forms a part of the area’s history and provides the point of departure for any future architectural, urban or planning projects.
Jacques Rougerie Foundation – International competition in architecture
Each year the Jacques Rougerie Foundation launch an international competition in architecture desined for architects, engineers, designers, wishing to propose new, innovative solutions according to their 3 main themes : les ans, nous lançons un concours international d’architecture gratuit destiné aux architectes, ingénieurs, designers qui désirent proposer des solutions innovantes selon nos trois thématiques générales:
• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
• “Architecture & Sea level rise” awards
This year, the 3 themes are divided into 6 categories:
• “Innovation and architecture for the sea” awards – Louis Vicat
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Ports of the future” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)
• “Innovation and architecture for space” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “Solar power satellites” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)
• “Architecture & sea level rise” awards
o Grand Prix: € 7500 (Seven thousand five hundred euros)
o Focus: “The African coastline” – € 2500 (Two thousand five hundred euros)
Rethinking The Future Awards 2017
Global Architecture & Design Awards: 35 Categories | 105 Awards | 249 Nations
RTF Awards 2017 are a global architecture awards event with 35 categories and 15 esteemed judges across the globe. It’s your chance to be distinguished around the Best in the profession.
There are three Winners in Each Category Event. Also depending on the Jury’s Decision, Some projects will receive Honorable Mentions. Last year, there were about 5-6 Honorable Mentions in each Category.
Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge: Design the Airport of 2075
6th edition invites students to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075
Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.
Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.
Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition
The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition will be held in Moscow
The Open International Urban Landscaping and Design Competition is a part of the “Moscow.Flowers.Sweets” Festival. Participants are offered to suggest solutions for landscape and floral compositions to improve Moscow urban spaces in the city centre and its outskirts.
The competition is organized with support of the Government of the City of Moscow and monitored by The Agency for Strategic Development Center.
The Black Taj : An incomplete memory of Mughal Empire
Design contest website: www.unfuse.xyz
Volume Zero Competition
Design contest website: www.volzero.com
Shopping Mall Competition
The mall should have 15.000 sqm. with approximately 100 shops, cinemas and a large auditorium for 1500 peoples.
Student Competition: Urban SOS: hOUR City
Presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute, with 100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, hOUR City is this year’s Urban SOS™ student ideas competition. We’re asking students to propose new solutions to tackle housing, transportation, or economic development challenges and to re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.
Visit the official Urban SOS: hOUR City website.
Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition, Czech Republic
The Capital City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition
The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition should bring an architectural and structural design proposal for a pedestrian bridge across the Vltava River. This bridge will connect the riverbanks of Karlín, Holešovice and the Štvanice Island. Up to this day the Prague districts Karlín and Holešovice suffer from the lack of good pedestrian and cycling connection.
Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition
Structures of Freedom Architectural Competition, Budapest, Hungary
Archtalent, an online architecture platform for Architects, in collaboration with Sziget, one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe, make an international call to design a temporary structure within the particular context of a music festival in the city of Budapest in Hungary.
The aim is to use the current model of architectural competition to develop a new contest in terms of format and scope, which should be an opportunity to all emerging talent anywhere in the world to boost their potential in a real competition, and showcase their built project to an audience of thousand of people.
Tuscan Architectural Award, Tuscany, Italy
Architecture, Tuscany launches a challenge to contemporary architecture by means of the 1st Regional Award. This Architectural Award is organised by the Regional Council for Tuscany, Florence and Pisa Orders of Architects and the National Building Contractors’ Association (ANCE) to promote architectural excellence and its culture.
International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops
International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops, supported by related government departments, is “the most internationalized and influential design award in China”. It aims to create the most thoughtful and influential space design award, discover and praise the best designers and design works around the world.
It attracts designers and architects from 35 countries or regions, such as USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, etc. In 2016, we had 6020 entries, including 14 works from the Venice Architecture Biennale; and in 2015, we had 5682 entries, including 11 national pavilions from the Milan Expo 2015.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING – Tenancingo Square Mediascape competition
Architectural research initiative arch out loud are hosting a competition addressing human trafficking and calling on designers to reimagine the square of Tenancingo Municipality, Mexico where this issue is prevalent.
This architecture competition can be found at this link: www.archoutloud.com/trafficking
Amphibious Habitats Competition
This spring, LOBBY is calling for unique, inventive architectural proposals as we excitedly announce the launch of our first international design competition: ‘Amphibious Habitats’.
Call to ceramicists to produce bespoke and highly crafted ceramic building components
CALL FOR CERAMIC ARTISTS I ECAlab + RIBA North
Bring your unique ceramic skills to a collaborative project for an exhibition organised by ECAlab at the RIBA North
Category: Exhibitions and Collaborations
We are looking to collaborate with ceramicists, ceramic artists, and studio potters in the development of an exciting new exhibition, Moulding Futures, which will be held at the RIBA North during September-December 2017.
We are seeking individuals with a proven track record of delivering bespoke and highly crafted ceramic pieces, showing a strong personal signature style, to offer their creative proposals to a design challenge.
FURTHER ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS
Blueprint Competition, Genoa, Italy
BEAUTIFUL AND FEASIBLE – THE “BLUEPRINT” IDEAS COMPETITION
Two months after the presentation in Genoa, there is great interest in Blueprint Competition, an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings.
From the design by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.
Seoul Animation Center Competition, Korea
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announces a call for entry as below for the design competition aimed to construct a new Seoul Animation Center.
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Space for Social Actualization – ideas competition, Calgary, Canada
August 1, 2014 – Early Bird Registration* Deadline ($25 CAD)
August 28, 2014 – Registration* Deadline ($50 CAD)
August 31, 2014 – Submission Deadline (midnight MDT)
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) in Calgary, Canada invites designers to develop an exceptional and inspiring concept for a new space to promote social actualization.
The concept of social actualization reflects a move from a focus on personal development toward the development of the collective. It suggests a process of sharing and co-learning where the results promote a community of people to reach its full potential. What would a space look like that fosters a process of social actualization?
Hillhurst United Church (HUC) is a flourishing inner-city community. It embraces the potential and the challenges of its community through its core values: spirituality, social justice and radical hospitality.
Designers are asked to articulate a highly creative solution through a new form and program for a space (adjacent to the existing church) with the aspiration to be an inviting community hub for social innovation and spiritual growth. The idea is to engage and channel the energy of the congregation and citizens in the neighbourhood toward future-focused ideas and be a dynamic home base for HUC’s flourishing community. We envision a space where individuals of different beliefs who share our values can collaborate and innovate; an incubator for ideas.
Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline
(up to five years).
First Place – $2000 CAD
Second Place – $1000 CAD
Third Place – $500 CAD
Selected entries may be published online or during an exhibition of the ideas competition. There is a possibility that the ideas generated may be used towards a future built project.
Hillhurst United Church Ideas Competition
Green Line Ideas Competition, Toronto, Canada
“Or how to bury the imagination”
Green Line Ideas Competition (Underpass Solutions)
“If it is useless to hold a competition when there are no beliefs in the virtues of emulation and collective judgment, it is, above all, futile to hold an ideas competition when one fears the surprises of imagination and experimentation. The first part of the Green Line ideas competition (Toronto, 2012), presented in the most recent update of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, proposed an ideation exercise aiming to generate public debate. However it is harder to understand the relevance of the second part, entitled “Underpass Solutions”, which required designers to stick to “realistic and feasible ideas”.
more at http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca/editorial.php?lang=en&eId=1009
Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry
2014 International Architecture Student Competition
AECOM is seeking submissions to their fifth student competition. The theme this year is Urban SOS: Towards a New Industry. They are seeking integrated design, planning, environmental and engineering proposals in any urban context that relates to and improves the relationship between industry and urban development worldwide. For complete details, terms and conditions, please download the brief. If you are familiar with the brief and are ready to enter the architecture competition, please pre-register and upload your submission.
An internal jury of AECOM practitioners will select three semi-finalist teams, who will then be flown to New York City in the first week of September to present their schemes to a prestigious jury at the Center for Architecture. They will compete for US$15,000 in cash prize money. One winning team will be selected. The partner group of the winning design will receive an AECOM donation of up to US$25,000 of cash and in-kind staff time to further develop and implement the project.
Here’s a link to the architecture competition brief, which includes the program and all the terms and conditions. http://www.aecom.com/urbansos
RTS Campus Competition, Switzerland
Swiss Radio and Television Site Contest
The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is planning the construction of a new multimedia site next to the campus of the federal polytechnical school of Lausanne (EPFL) and the university of Lausanne (UNIL).
The new building should embody innovation and awareness in new trends, in new behavior of the public, in mixing of cultures, ideas and opinions as well as new technologies.
In association with the Swiss Company of Broadcasting (SRGSSR), the RTS organizes a parallel development study to one degree in selective procedure.
YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
YAC Architecture Competition
Italian Architecture Contest – organised by Young Architects Competitions (YAC)
Mankind has developed through the centuries precious traditions and knowledge concerning the art of fermentation. The issue of fermenting grapes, malt, rice or barley has generated a quest for experience, knowledge, tradition, aesthetics, taste and pleasure.
Cantina Valpolicella Negrar (Verona) was funded in 1933 in one of the world’s most prolific regions for viticulture. The winery, under the trademark Domini Veneti®, is located among the worldwide top labels, excelling in producing classical wines such as Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone.
What kind of architecture can be proposed in order to host and promote a culture related to one of the most ancient but most contemporary human activities?
This is the challenge YAC offers the designers, proposing to transform Valpolicella’s old winery into an architectural manifesto – carrier of quality. A place for culture, training and tasting, a facility open to those novices or experts who will to approach one of the most fascinating human expressions: wine.
1 tavola A1
architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals.
EARLY BIRD START:
24 March 2014
30 June 2014
Nicola Scaranaro; FOSTER+PARTNERS
Alfonso Femia; 5+1 AA
Markus Scherer; Markus Scherer Architekt
Antonio Ravalli; Antonio Ravalli Architetti
Fiorenzo Valbonesi; ASV3
For further information: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com
Space Forward: Ideas Competition
The Lightstone Group Architecture Contest – 1407 Broadway, NYC, USA
New York Architecture Competition
$14,000 goes to jury prize winner with $3,000 prize for 3 runners-up
1407 Broadway, a premier building in Times Square South undergoing a dramatic transformation with extensive building renovations and an image repositioning, has launched a contest inviting designers to create the ideal work environment – with the winner receiving $14,000.
The Lightstone Group, owners of the building, and its branding partner CO OP, launched the competition to foster an environment that sparks creativity and collaboration through the building’s new office spaces, amenities and creative tenant mix.
Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Competition
This new design contest by Parallel Projections, proposes the creation of secondary urban nodes with mixed-use, medium density development and public transportation to link each node, collectively pointing back toward the city center. Specifically, they are focusing on the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
You can find more details, including a tentative time-frame on their website: www.parallelprojections.com. We aim to post more details shortly.
Moriyama RAIC International Prize
Canadian Architecture Prize
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the launch of one of the largest architectural prizes in the world — the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.
“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.
UIA-HYP Cup 2014
International Student Competition
2014 marks the third edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design. As the exclusive annual international student competition in Mainland China sponsored by UIA (Union International des Architects), HYP Cup competition has provided a platform for architectural schools and students from different countries to exchange ideas on current architecture issues in relation to environment, specific sites, and urban spaces.
With its challenging topics, professional committee and jury as well as thorough organizing, HYP Cup competition has attracted students from all different countries to actively participate, and become one of the largest and most professional student competitions. Its influence and outreach has raised significantly throughout the globe.
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Contest
Elevator Annual 2014 : “A Unique Vertical Experience”
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Competition
The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes.
Beijing Cityvision Competition 2014
Evolution: the architecture of future mankind
Beijing Cityvision Competition is the sixth international competition launched by Cityvision and it’s part of the annual programme 2014, Evolution: the architecture of future mankind.
The purpose of the architecture competition is to provide a future vision of Beijing perceived as a Supercity (a unique one) that will absorb the best features from other cities (Satellites), assuming them as her own, and then reinvent itself in the form of a new – and unparalleled – model.
At the same time the architecture competition goal is to imagine who will inhabit this Supercity and how will the evolution of its future inhabitants take place.
Liget Budapest Masterplan Competition
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Liget Budapest Architectural Competition
Registration began for the Liget Budapest International Architectural Design Competition on 27 Feb 2014. A summary of the competition and its set of rules are available for all those interested on the official homepage of the open, free, international, two-round, anonymous competition announced after a successfully completed ideas competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings with a record number of submitted projects, three years of preparatory work and agreements conducted with national architectural and museum organisations; supplementary materials to the individual competitions are available upon registration.
International Urban Design Ideas Competition Bucharest, Romania
The Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 launches the international design competition Eco-Archipelago: Temporary Outdoor Urban Objects for Eco-design and Eco-tourism Destinations.
Designers, architects, artists and interdisciplinary teams around the world are invited to promote in an innovative way eight destinations from the Danube Delta, Romania: Crisan, Chilia Veche, Periprava, Letea, Mila 23, Cararoman, Sf. Gheorghe, Sulina. All entries in the contest will be dedicated to one of the eight destinations, the most important landmarks of Danube Delta biosphere.
The architectural proposals, in the form of floating islands, will be exhibited in the summer of 2014 in Bucharest on the Dâmbovița River, between the Romanian National Library and the Unirii Bridge.
Call for proposals: http://rowmania.ro/ecoarhipelag/?id2=&lng=1
International Open Call ‘Berlin Unlimited’
image from design contest organisers
Berlin Unlimited, initiated by Urban Transcripts, realized by CollageLab + Guerilla Architects, is surrounding the questions of “Berlin at its limits” through art, architecture and urban related events.
Only 25 years after the fall of the wall and the end of the “concrete division” (Willy Brandt, 10.09.1989), the city of Berlin still passes through the progress of re-definition and growth – a complex urban and political process, between the renewal of its own image as the “creative capital” and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition “Berlin Unlimited” is about to explore the contradiction of urban realities – between matters of individual freedom and urban constraint. By means of art and creative media, architecture and urban design, theory and research “Berlin Unlimited” aims to reveal an interdisciplinary narrative about the city and to display a critical view on former limits, todays limitations and tomorrows possible new divisions.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events: Through discussions in between different invited professionals and nominated artists/participants we want to open up a broader public field for urban related discussions around the opportunities and problems Berlin is facing. Furthermore the exhibition comes along with a program of unlimited events such as film screenings, guided tours, intensive workshops, urban talks and a publication.
EUR Rome Design Contest
Esposizione Universale di Roma Competition, Italy
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EUR Architecture Competition
The creation of the EUR was a huge, 1930s urban regeneration project, spearheaded by Mussolini, Italy’s controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning “the Leader”), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 World’s Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy. However, the World’s Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussolini’s ambitious EUR project was left incomplete.
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
The DuPont™ Corian® business has launched an international design award, called “Shape The Future Of Black”, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award is open to professionals and students in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar disciplines.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize, London, UK
The Bloomsbury Association, in partnership with Wainbridge Ltd, New London Architecture and Store, is pleased to introduce the inaugural Bloomsbury Association Prize.
The Bloomsbury Association Prize is an annual design competition which invites entrants to challenge and re-imagine the nature and use of one of Bloomsbury’s celebrated buildings or spaces. This year The Bloomsbury Association Prize invites visionary proposals which re-imagine the iconic Eisenhower Centre, a former deep-level shelter on Chenies Street.
Twenty chosen finalists will have their work exhibited at The Store Gallery. The winning entry, as chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a prize of £1,000, with a £250 prize for the the runner up.
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
International architecture vision competition organisers Homemade Dessert announce a new architecture vision competition in Latvia:
“BALTIC THERMAL POOL PARK”
Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia ask you to present the vision for a new development that would consist of thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities.
Efforts to restore Liepaja as a resort city have been revived in the new millennium. The wide beaches here attract visitors seeking recreation in the waterside cafés and bars, and nature lovers seeking peace on the coast. The unique natural healing resources available here call for the development of a new resort and health tourism amenities. Liepāja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia and 10th largest one in the Baltic States.
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
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New Berlin Natural Science Museum Architecture Competition
Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.
Hotel Ukraina Competition, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Ukraina Moscow Design Contest
Hotel Ukraina Architecture Competition
The OAO HOTEL UKRAINA, with the support of the non-state educational institution Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, are pleased to announce the opening of a competition for the redesign of the entryway to this cultural heritage site of regional significance. This two-stage architecture competition, lasting from 17th September 2013 to 25th February 2014, gives architects from all over the world the rare chance to work with an example of Moscow’s unique Stalinist architectural heritage.
Architecture Competitions – Recent Additions
International Financial Center in Russia Competition, Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, Russia
Russia Masterplan Architecture Competition
Two-stage open international competition for the development of the masterplan of the International Financial Centre in Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye. The competition is held by CJSC Rublyovo-Arkhangelskoye, part of the CJSC Sberbank Russia group of companies, and is supported by Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design.
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
Russia Theme Park Architecture Contest
“Russia” Theme Park is the first entertainment and educational park where visitors will have the reason to stay for more than one-two days. All existing theme and amusement parks are focused on one-day visit and are not designed for users who want to spend more than a week. The aim of this architecture competition is to change the concept of the theme parks.
Project of the Year and the Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture 2013, Israel
An initiative of AI and the EU, the competition is open to architects, designers, landscape architects, researchers and students, who are invited to submit work designed or written since 2009.
Emilio Ambasz Prize
First Architecture Competition Grañen, Spain
Architecture Competition Villa Grañen:
Rehabilitation of Municipal Building for Public Space of Art and Sound.
The purpose of this architecture competition is to gather ideas for a public space to host activities related with the plastic art and music, by fostering an environment of creation, education and the relationship between users.
It aims to encourage innovative proposals in terms of space and their integration in Grañén.
1st: € 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: € 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: € 500 EUROS + other benefits
More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details
eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions
A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
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A101 Urban Block competition
Competition for the design of an existing building, Wimbledon, London, UK
The property is a purpose built block of flats on a residential road in Wimbledon. We want to upgrade the front façade and are looking for new and innovative ways of doing that are still in keeping with a residential block of flats in London. So put your best ideas forward and the winning design will receive £200 in cash.
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