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the new nomads

The Ghost Project 2017 “THE NEW NOMADS”

Submission: April 27, 2017
Registration: April 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Everyday commuting and transportation, intense tourist influx to global destinations, massive ecological, economic and war-instigated displacements of people across the entire continent are becoming inevitable challenges of our times. At the same time, mobility remains the ultimate ideal of creative people’s freedom and independence, inspiring visions of objects, spaces, services and technological solutions that support nomadic way of living.

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bob dylan competition

The Bob Dylan Center

Submission: May 12, 2017
Registration: May 12, 2017
Language: English
Location: Tulsa, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) is soliciting Requests for Qualifications from agencies interested in submitting proposals for the development of a master plan, design and initial installation and exhibition components for The Bob Dylan Center (BDC) in an existing building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This master plan will establish desired standards and best practices for building interiors, installations and exhibitions, as well as the agency’s plans to make the BDC’s assets accessible to its constituencies in meaningful ways through effective and innovative curatorial approaches and public programs. RFQ submissions must be received by May 12, 2017.

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Smart Signage Design Competition 2017

YoungBird “Halo” Smart Signage Design Competition 2017

Submission: May 26, 2017
Registration: May 26, 2017
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Shanghai, China
Prizes: 1st Prize: 100,000 RMB; 2nd/3rd Prize: 20,000 RMB; and more details below
Type: Open

 

In partnership with China Fortune Properties, a state-owned commercial property developer based in Shanghai, we are now launching the YoungBird “Halo” Smart Signage Design Competition 2017 and calling for entries from design firms and institutes of higher education the world over. Contestants are required to conceive an innovative, smart signage design scheme for a select array of outdoor spaces inside the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park developed by China Fortune Properties. This new competition is meant to seek ways to blend working environment and a shared community. (more…)

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architecture competition berlin

School without Classrooms Berlin

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 29, 2017
Language: English
Location: Berlin, Germany
Prizes: 1st Prize: INR 1,00,000, 2nd Prize: INR 60,000, 3rd Prize: INR 40,000
Type: Open

 

We seem to have forgotten that schools are the real ‘Temples of Innovation’ that shape children of the future. Schools are supposed to be ‘fun’ places that inspire wonder, creativity and innovation through the teaching and learning. Schools should offer welcoming environments that instil in us confidence to pursue our dreams and interests. Pedagogy i.e. the art of teaching faces a real test in today’s times for it has remained very stagnant and rigid in its discourse. Innovation in methods and practices of education has been slow and very limited.

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arquitectura del equilibro

THE ARCHITECTURE OF BALANCE

Submission: May 08, 2017
Registration: May 08, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

PIAM is an international architecture contest for professionals and students who use Fiandre Iris Ceramica Group materials to develop a project concept or submit a project prepared previously which have been changed with use of Fiandre Iris Ceramica Group materials. This third edition of PIAM focuses on reflection about: “THE ARCHITECTURE OF BALANCE”.

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hotel room design challenge

Hotel Room of the Future Design Challenge

Submission: April 02, 2017
Registration: April 02, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $2500, 2nd Prize: $1500, 3rd Prize: details below
Type: Open

 

The weary traveler isn’t looking for just any place to lay their head; hotel guests today are more tech-savvy, design-aware and sensitive to their surroundings than ever before. What would make their stay more comfortable? Let your imagination run wild and design the hotel stay of the future by demonstrating innovation in guest experience (comfort, entertainment and information) integrating at least 3 innovative appliances (can be ideas, projects or products currently on FirstBuild, or brand new concepts).

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ITAD Competition 2017

International Tropical Architecture Design Competition 2017

Submission: July 07, 2017
Registration: June 09, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: 5,000 SGD, 2nd Prize: 3,000 SGD, 3rd Prize: 2,000 SGD, 2 Merit Prizes 800 SGD each, Special Mention
Type: Open

 

80 percent of the largest cities are vulnerable to severe impacts from natural disasters and all cities face new impacts caused by climate change. Over the last decade, natural disasters affected more than 220 million people and caused economic damage of USD $100 million per year.

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3D printing award

International competition for additive manufacturing technologies 2017

Submission: March 31, 2017
Registration: March 31, 2017
Language: English, German
Location: Concept
Prizes: Prize money of EUR 15.000
Type: Open

 

Already for the second time the Challenge seeks to uncover specialists from around the world who are thinking outside the box and – pushing boundaries! 3D-Printing has the potential for the digital world to become real. Where do the developments of additive manufacturing lead to and which opportunies do they offer?
Interdisciplinary teamwork causes chances for creative new paths – because innovation needs a view from the top.

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photography competition

International Photography Competition “Cities without Architecture”

Submission: March 24, 2017
Registration: March 24, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Up to €3000 for the winner to develop a photographic project
Type: Open

 

According to the Un-Habitat (United Nations) Urban Observatory, it is estimated that fifty million people will move from rural areas to the cities in western Africa over the next ten years. In Mumbay, the population has recorded a four-fold increase. Half of the population live in slums, 700.000 spend the night on the streets, 100 million people in the world, mostly kids, have no permanent home. More than half a century has passed already since Bernanrd Rudofsky exhibited at the New York MOMA a collection of pictures he took during his trips.

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lasztownia competition

Łasztownia – the New Heart of the City

Submission: September 20, 2017
Registration: March 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Szczecin, Poland
Prizes: 1st Prize 150,000 PLN (about 34,600 EUR), 2nd Prize 75,000 PLN (about 17,300 EUR), 3rd Prize 50,000 PLN (about 11,500 EUR), up to 6 distinctions 25,000 PLN (about 5,800 EUR) each
Type: Open

 

Szczecin – a city in north-western Poland, inhabited by over 400,000 people, is searching for an original idea to develop an area of 200 ha located in the very heart of the City. To this end, its authorities have just announced the international urban and architectural competition “Lasztownia – the New Heart of the City”. The record-breaking prizes, totalling EUR 97,900, clearly shows how serious the Mayor of Szczecin is about the Competition results.

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