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rethinking somes urban planning competition

RETHINKING SOMEȘ Architecture Competition

Submission: September 25, 2017
Registration: September 25, 2017
Language: English
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Prizes: 1st Prize: Design Contract, 2nd Prize: 60.000 RON, 3rd Prize: 30.000 RON, Honorable Mention: 15.000 RON
Type: Open, One-phase Competition

 

The meaning of this contest derives from the need to reconsider the presence of River Someşul Mic in the future development of the city as a result of insufficient recognition of the present uses of the river’s potential for the city, its inhabitants and visitors. The specific complexity implied by the relationship of the city with the “Someş of the future” in a long-term perspective determined the initiation to organize this competition aimed at valuing the benefits that this river brings to the city by conceptual reshaping of the waterfront, highlighting its landscape and ecological value and, at the same time, identifying the vocation of this natural city axis to transform the public spaces which it crosses by developing specific functions in the neighborhood of the watercourse. (more…)

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mexico international competition

Sustainable Tourism is Possible – International Ideas for Guanajuato, Mexico

Submission: October 09, 2017
Registration: October 09, 2017
Language: English,
Location: Guanajuato, Mexico
Prizes: 1st place: 4000 USD, 2nd place: 2000 USD, 3rd place: 1000 USD
Type: Open

 

This competition wants to obtain international ideas proposed by students and profesionals (architects, designers, engineers, business planners and others) for the future of 3 contexts of the Mexican State of Guanajuato. (more…)

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detroit architecture competition

Give a Park Get a Park Detroit

Submission: July 31, 2017
Registration: July 31, 2017
Language: English,
Location: Detroit, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The City of Detroit is launching a design competition in the Morningside neighborhood that aims to design and build a new central park for that community, replacing a decommissioned park that will be sold to adjoining residents. (more…)

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futuristic city architecture competition

Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition

Submission: November 15, 2017
Registration: October 20, 2017
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Yilong District, Guizhou, China
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

City is the habitant for human. However, with global urbanization going on, city problems have been arising ever more, such as air pollution, water source shortage, traffic congestion, worse public security and urban homogenization. Decision-makers and citizens begin to reflect: can cities bear our simple and magnificent dream of a better life? where is the future of city? and where is the future of human beings? Nowadays, Chinese urbanization is progressing in a more rational way. Competition focus in many cities has changed from scale which based on low public service cost to utility which based on high specificity. Urban pattern is changing. During this process, future city has embodied infinite possibilities. (more…)

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brno architecture competition

The Brno Trade Fairs and its Surroundings

Submission: August 21, 2017
Registration: August 21, 2017
Language: English, Czech
Location: Brno, Czech Republic
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The subject of the competiiton is an urban design idea proposal for the Trade Fairs Brno site and part of the Brno wateworks connected to adjacent terminal and Riviera recreation area, which will show new way of using the development areas and the possibilities of the better integration of the complex to the city organism. The proposal in the scope of the urban study will be processed on the entire territory in accordance with the competition brief (see document P01). During the designing it is necessary to respect the generous urban concept of the Trade Fairs site based on the clearly structured public spaces surrounded by exhibition pavilions with great architectural value. (more…)

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cambridge to oxford connection

The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition

Submission: August 03, 2017
Registration: August 03, 2017
Language: English
Location: The Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor, UK
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas Competition

 

This free-to-enter, two-stage ideas competition is seeking forward-thinking, imaginative proposals to integrate sustainable placemaking with development and new infrastructure. The focus for the competition is the arc encompassing four of the UK’s fastest-growing and most productive centres: Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford. (more…)

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philadelphia challenge

2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge | The Next Parkway

Submission: October 27, 2017
Registration: September 28, 2017
Language: English
Location: Philadephia, USA
Prizes: First Prize is $5,000
Type: Open

 

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway! This is the city’s grand, green boulevard linking the center of our city to Fairmount Park – the city’s largest (over 2,000 acres). The Parkway took 70 years to build, undergoing countless design changes due to conflicting visions and economic conditions, and is not considered “completed” compared with most of the plans. Construction of the Parkway required demolition of over 1,300 buildings as well as radical changes to Philadelphia’s street grid. (more…)

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bench competition 2017

THE BENCH 2017 – International Design Competition

Submission: August 23, 2017
Registration: August 18, 2017
Language: English
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Prizes: Support to build project
Type: Open

 

THE BENCH is an idea based design competition open to all ages and backgrounds. The challenge of the competition is to design and install a temporary structure on a street to transform the street environment to a form of public space. The challenge of THE BENCH 2017 is to design a seasonal seating- space along the street edge(s) defined by the competition. The competition will unfold in two phases: selection by jury and installation for seasonal use. Multiple entries will be chosen as winning entries and will be constructed for public use during the 2017 WINNIPEG DESIGN FESTIVAL. (more…)

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taj mahal architecture competition

TAJ | THE INCOMPLETE STORY OF LOVE

Submission: October 15, 2017
Registration: October 15, 2017
Language: England
Location: Agra, India
Prizes: 1st Prize – $500, 2nd Prize – $200, 3rd Prize – $100
Type: Open Competition

 

The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh must not remain a separate tourist destination to visit, just to get another view of the Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal; but act as an extension of its beautiful architecture, into a harmonious continuation on the other side of the river. (more…)

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Retirement home ideas competition 2017

Retirement Community on a Shoestring Ideas Competition 2017

Submission: September 21, 2017
Registration: September 21, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept – UK
Prizes: £5000 prize fund
Type: Open

 

A unique ideas competition, run in collaboration with Grand Designs Live (GDL), open to all, where you have to design homes that can be built for a measly amount. We look for cost-effective, green and beautiful designs. Selected entries are displayed at GDL and the winners share a £5000 prize fund! We run this competition annually: the launch in May during National Custom & Self Build Week, the deadline in September and the winner’s ceremony at the GDL event in Birmingham in October. (more…)

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