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NEW DESIGN CONTESTS

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students

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.

Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students 2017

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.

Tiny House Design Competition 2017

Tiny House Design Competition

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’.

Paris Riverside Restaurant Architecture Competition

The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – a Town-planning Comprehension of the Important Urban Public Space

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

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

Showing – alternative designs for museums, from Non Architecture Competitions

Showing – Alternative Designs for Museums

e-architect offer a discount on this competition

Showing - Alternative Designs for Museums

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

If you would like a discount on the entry fee you need to go to this page and quote our coupon code:

Showing – Alternative Designs for Museums

Use the code: e-architect

Non Architecture Competitions

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition

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.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition 2017

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.

COSTA DEL SPRAWL Ideas Competition

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)

Jacques Rougerie Foundation Architecture Competition

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

Global Architecture & Design Awards: 35 Categories | 105 Awards | 249 Nations

Rethinking The Future Awards 2017

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.

Rethinking The Future Awards

The Black Taj : An incomplete memory of Mughal Empire

Design contest website: www.unfuse.xyz

Volume Zero Competition

Design contest website: www.volzero.com

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.

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

Fentress Global Student Architecture Challenge

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.

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

Moscow Urban Landscaping and Design Competition

IE School of Architecture & Design Competition

IE School of Architecture & Design announces its fourth IE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN PRIZE.

Participants
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.

Registration
May 10, 2017 to August 3, 2017

Submission
August 20, 2017

Prize
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

Shopping Mall Competition

The mall should have 15.000 sqm. with approximately 100 shops, cinemas and a large auditorium for 1500 peoples.

Top Hill Mall

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.

Urban SOS 2017: hOUR City Competition

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

Footbridge Holešovice - Karlín International Design Competition

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín Architecture 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.

Competition Website:
Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

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

University Hospital Hradec Králové Design Competition, Czech Republic

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 is now open!
Website: nextlevelfnhk.cz

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

Harvey Milk Plaza Design Competition, United States

Text from AIA SF:

“Harvey Milk is a civil rights icon who stood up for inclusiveness and access for all. Now, a design competition seeks to preserve his legacy so that all may be inspired by his example.

This program is a partnership of the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), the Center for Architecture + Design, San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the San Francisco Art Commission. This partnership is collectively creating change, just like Milk, but the design outcome depends on your thoughtful submissions.

This unique opportunity is bringing the community and partnering organizations together to envision a memorial befitting of Milk, one that will last for generations to come. A design that will serve as a focal and meeting point for the LGBT community, just as Milk brought the LGBT community together 40 years ago.

The Harvey Milk Plaza Competition is open for submissions through May 31, 2017. Visit friendsofharveymilkplaza.org for more information, or to download the design brief.”

‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition

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 20th, 2017
Submission Deadline: Sept 15th, 2017
Result release: October 2017
Register linkage: http://natiancompetition.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1
Detailed information for the two sites: http://natiancompetition.uedmagazine.net/?r=info/down&en=1

Chairmanof the Jury:
Vicente Guallart

‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition | www.e-architect.co.uk

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.

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

Structures of Freedom Architectural Competition, Budapest, Hungary

Structures of Freedom Competition for Sziget Festival

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.

Structures of Freedom Architecture 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.

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.

Tuscan Architectural Award

Tuscan Architecture Competition in 2017

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.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops 2017 logo

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.

International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops

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

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.

Tenancingo Square Mediascape Competition

Tenancingo Square Mediascape architecture competition

This architecture competition can be found at this link: www.archoutloud.com/trafficking

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

Website: http://driverlessfuture.blankspaceproject.com/

UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

This is the sixth session of this International architecture competition:

UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design.

Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Transformation and Reconquest
Jury Chairman: Jean Nouvel
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2017
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
Jury Convenes: September, 2017

UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition

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: http://www.architektura.um.warszawa.pl/mostdlapieszych

Amphibious Habitats Competition

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’.

Amphibious Habitats Architecture Competition 2017

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

Description
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.

Liverpool Architecture News

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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.

Blueprint Architecture Competition

Seoul Animation Center Competition, Korea

Seoul Animation Center Competition

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announces a call for entry as below for the design competition aimed to construct a new Seoul Animation Center.

Seoul Animation Center Architecture Competition

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: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/documents/image/significante/2016_17/Bando_2016-17_ing.pdf

Subscription form: http://www.fondazionealdomorelato.org/en/pages/modulo-di-iscrizione

‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update Design Competition, USA

Following on from the success of ‘Cambodia 2015’ (http://www.eleven-magazine.com/2015/11/18/cambodia-2015/) (awarded 3rd Top Competition of 2015 by Bustler), Eleven is excited to announce their latest architecture and idea challenge: ‘San Francisco 2016 – Tenderloin System Update’.

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

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.

www.awrcompetitions.com

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: http://www.coolgardens.ca/2016-COMPETITION

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Recent Architecture Competitions

Space for Social Actualization – ideas competition, Calgary, Canada
HUC Architecture Competition
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.

ELIGIBILITY
Competitors must be students or recent graduates of architecture or a related discipline
(up to five years).

AWARDS
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)

Green Line Ideas Competition

“If it is useless to hold a competition when there are no beliefs in the virtues of emulation and collective judgment, it is, above all, futile to hold an ideas competition when one fears the surprises of imagination and experimentation. The first part of the Green Line ideas competition (Toronto, 2012), presented in the most recent update of the Canadian Competitions Catalogue, proposed an ideation exercise aiming to generate public debate. However it is harder to understand the relevance of the second part, entitled “Underpass Solutions”, which required designers to stick to “realistic and feasible ideas”.
Jean-Pierre Chupin
more at http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca/editorial.php?lang=en&eId=1009

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
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Swiss Radio and Television Site Contest

The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is planning the construction of a new multimedia site next to the campus of the federal polytechnical school of Lausanne (EPFL) and the university of Lausanne (UNIL).
The new building should embody innovation and awareness in new trends, in new behavior of the public, in mixing of cultures, ideas and opinions as well as new technologies.
In association with the Swiss Company of Broadcasting (SRGSSR), the RTS organizes a parallel development study to one degree in selective procedure.

YAC Wine Culture Centre Competition
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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.

CASH PRIZES:
15.000 €

REQUESTED MATERIAL:
1 tavola A1

TARGET:
architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals.

EARLY BIRD START:
24 March 2014

DEADLINE:
30 June 2014

JURY:
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
Parallel Projections Architecture Competition
This new design contest by Parallel Projections, proposes the creation of secondary urban nodes with mixed-use, medium density development and public transportation to link each node, collectively pointing back toward the city center. Specifically, they are focusing on the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Reanimate The Ruins Architecture Competition
You can find more details, including a tentative time-frame on their website: www.parallelprojections.com. We aim to post more details shortly.

Moriyama RAIC International Prize
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Canadian Architecture Prize
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the launch of one of the largest architectural prizes in the world — the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.
“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.

UIA-HYP Cup 2014
UIA-HYP Cup 2014
International Student Competition
2014 marks the third edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design. As the exclusive annual international student competition in Mainland China sponsored by UIA (Union International des Architects), HYP Cup competition has provided a platform for architectural schools and students from different countries to exchange ideas on current architecture issues in relation to environment, specific sites, and urban spaces.

With its challenging topics, professional committee and jury as well as thorough organizing, HYP Cup competition has attracted students from all different countries to actively participate, and become one of the largest and most professional student competitions. Its influence and outreach has raised significantly throughout the globe.

SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Contest
Elevator Annual 2014 Competition
Elevator Annual 2014 : “A Unique Vertical Experience”
SuperSkyScrapers Architecture Competition
The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes.

Beijing Cityvision Competition 2014
Beijing Cityvision Competition 2014
Evolution: the architecture of future mankind
Beijing Cityvision Competition is the sixth international competition launched by Cityvision and it’s part of the annual programme 2014, Evolution: the architecture of future mankind.

The purpose of the architecture competition is to provide a future vision of Beijing perceived as a Supercity (a unique one) that will absorb the best features from other cities (Satellites), assuming them as her own, and then reinvent itself in the form of a new – and unparalleled – model.

At the same time the architecture competition goal is to imagine who will inhabit this Supercity and how will the evolution of its future inhabitants take place.

Liget Budapest Masterplan Competition
Liget Budapest Project
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Liget Budapest Architectural Competition
Registration began for the Liget Budapest International Architectural Design Competition on 27 Feb 2014. A summary of the competition and its set of rules are available for all those interested on the official homepage of the open, free, international, two-round, anonymous competition announced after a successfully completed ideas competition for the location of the Museum Quarter buildings with a record number of submitted projects, three years of preparatory work and agreements conducted with national architectural and museum organisations; supplementary materials to the individual competitions are available upon registration.

International Urban Design Ideas Competition Bucharest, Romania
The Association Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 launches the international design competition Eco-Archipelago: Temporary Outdoor Urban Objects for Eco-design and Eco-tourism Destinations.
Designers, architects, artists and interdisciplinary teams around the world are invited to promote in an innovative way eight destinations from the Danube Delta, Romania: Crisan, Chilia Veche, Periprava, Letea, Mila 23, Cararoman, Sf. Gheorghe, Sulina. All entries in the contest will be dedicated to one of the eight destinations, the most important landmarks of Danube Delta biosphere.
The architectural proposals, in the form of floating islands, will be exhibited in the summer of 2014 in Bucharest on the Dâmbovița River, between the Romanian National Library and the Unirii Bridge.
Call for proposals: http://rowmania.ro/ecoarhipelag/?id2=&lng=1

International Open Call ‘Berlin Unlimited’
Berlin Unlimited architecture competition
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Berlin Unlimited, initiated by Urban Transcripts, realized by CollageLab + Guerilla Architects, is surrounding the questions of “Berlin at its limits” through art, architecture and urban related events.

Only 25 years after the fall of the wall and the end of the “concrete division” (Willy Brandt, 10.09.1989), the city of Berlin still passes through the progress of re-definition and growth – a complex urban and political process, between the renewal of its own image as the “creative capital” and the establishing corporatism.
The exhibition “Berlin Unlimited” is about to explore the contradiction of urban realities – between matters of individual freedom and urban constraint. By means of art and creative media, architecture and urban design, theory and research “Berlin Unlimited” aims to reveal an interdisciplinary narrative about the city and to display a critical view on former limits, todays limitations and tomorrows possible new divisions.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public events: Through discussions in between different invited professionals and nominated artists/participants we want to open up a broader public field for urban related discussions around the opportunities and problems Berlin is facing. Furthermore the exhibition comes along with a program of unlimited events such as film screenings, guided tours, intensive workshops, urban talks and a publication.

EUR Rome Design Contest
Esposizione Universale di Roma Competition, Italy
EUR Competition
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EUR Architecture Competition
The creation of the EUR was a huge, 1930s urban regeneration project, spearheaded by Mussolini, Italy’s controversial prime minister and self-titled Il Duce (meaning “the Leader”), who intended to showcase the area at the 1942 World’s Fair to celebrate 20 years of fascist Italy. However, the World’s Fair was abandoned at the onset of World War II, and, subsequently, Mussolini’s ambitious EUR project was left incomplete.

Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
Shape the Future of Black Competition
Shape the Future of Black Architecture Competition
The DuPont™ Corian® business has launched an international design award, called “Shape The Future Of Black”, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The award is open to professionals and students in the fields of architecture, furnishing, interior design, industrial design, general design, decorative arts, engineering and similar disciplines.

The Bloomsbury Association Prize, London, UK
The Bloomsbury Association, in partnership with Wainbridge Ltd, New London Architecture and Store, is pleased to introduce the inaugural Bloomsbury Association Prize.

The Bloomsbury Association Prize is an annual design competition which invites entrants to challenge and re-imagine the nature and use of one of Bloomsbury’s celebrated buildings or spaces. This year The Bloomsbury Association Prize invites visionary proposals which re-imagine the iconic Eisenhower Centre, a former deep-level shelter on Chenies Street.
Twenty chosen finalists will have their work exhibited at The Store Gallery. The winning entry, as chosen by our panel of judges, will receive a prize of £1,000, with a £250 prize for the the runner up.
http://www.bloomsburyprize.co.uk/

Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
International architecture vision competition organisers Homemade Dessert announce a new architecture vision competition in Latvia:
“BALTIC THERMAL POOL PARK”
Baltic thermal Pool Park Architecture Competition
Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia ask you to present the vision for a new development that would consist of thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities.
Efforts to restore Liepaja as a resort city have been revived in the new millennium. The wide beaches here attract visitors seeking recreation in the waterside cafés and bars, and nature lovers seeking peace on the coast. The unique natural healing resources available here call for the development of a new resort and health tourism amenities. Liepāja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia and 10th largest one in the Baltic States.

New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition, Germany
New Berlin Natural Science Museum Competition
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New Berlin Natural Science Museum Architecture Competition
Almost no other metropolis has experienced such frequent, radical change transforming the face of the city. Although Berlin saw steady growth in its importance, dazzling epochs alternated with darker eras. Nevertheless, the formerly divided city has succeeded in becoming a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Europe.

Hotel Ukraina Competition, Moscow, Russia
Hotel Ukraina Architecture Competition
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.
Prizes:
1st: € 2.500 EUROS + other benefits
2nd: € 1.000 EUROS + other benefits
3rd: € 500 EUROS + other benefits
Website: http://www.orillasdelflumen.es

More architectural contests are welcome – please mail info(at)e-architect.co.uk for details

eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition
VeVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competition
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eVolo Skyscraper Architecture Competitions

A101 Urban Block Competition, Russia
A101 Urban Block Contest
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A101 Urban Block competition




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