All posts by Marcin

Submission: November 15, 2019
RegistrationJune 14, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Despite the growing presence of digital devices, the demand for physical books remains as strong as ever, and with good reason. Research has shown that readers of printed books absorb and remember more information about the plot of a book than those using e-readers, likely due to the tactile sensation of handling a physical book, turning its pages and feeling how far you have progressed. Even children as young as three benefit from being read to from physical books, becoming more engaged and finding the story easier to remember. Researchers theorise that this is because they are less distracted than by electronic devices. Continue reading

Archhive_Books_Portable_Reading_Rooms_Architecture_Competition

Submission: November 12, 2019
RegistrationJune 11, 2019
Language: English
Location: Paris, France
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Bee Breeders Global Housing Availability Challenge series in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS turns its attention on Paris for the next competition in the series. Paris, like so many other international cities around the world, is struggling with a huge affordable housing problem. Paris ranks in the top 10 most expensive cities to live in, meaning housing prices are naturally higher than other regions in France.

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Paris_Affordable_Housing_Challenge_Architecture_Competition

Submission: November 19, 2019
RegistrationJune 18, 2019
Language: English
Location: Iceland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Iceland’s volcanic landscapes are captivating and enchanting, with many filled with mythological stories, and the black lava fields in the north of the country are no exception. The Dimmuborgir site near Mývatn Lake takes its name from the Icelandic word for Dark Castles or Dark Cities, and was formed some 2,300 years ago by a massive eruption that created the unique features and bleak landscape. Continue reading

Lava_Fields_Visitor_Center_Architecture_Competition

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019
Registration deadline: June 30, 2019
Language: English
Location: University of Madrid, Polytechnic
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The 2ACAA have been organized and conceptualized by the 2A Magazine, an architecture magazine based in Canada. Ahmad Zohadi – CEO and the editor in chief of the 2A Magazine is the mind behind 2ACAA. The first ever 2ACAA 2015 took place in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of the event was, “The emergence of Contemporary Architecture in Asia”. 2ACAA 2019 is the 5th in the series. The 2ACAA for Asia-Oceania, Europe, Africa, South Central, and North America will be held at the Polytechnic University of Madrid on 18th October 2019. The theme of 2ACAA 2019 is “Innovative Contextual Architecture in the Continents”.

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2a architecture awards

Submission: June 30, 2019
Registration: June 30, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

On the evening of April 15th, 2019 the world held its breath as the Notre-Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames. A few hours later the centuries-old cathedral had lost its entire roof, spire, and was severely damaged. Thankfully it was not completely destroyed and many priceless artifacts from the interior were saved.

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notre dame cathedral design competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. The Jury selected 3 winners and 27 honorable mentions from 478 projects received. The annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas that through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments.

The FIRST PLACE was awarded to METHANESCRAPER designed by Marko Dragicevic from Serbia. The project is a vertical city-district in Belgrade that serves as landfill with recycling capabilities.

The recipients of the SECOND PLACE are Klaudia Gołaszewska and Marek Grodzicki from Poland for the project AIRSCRAPER. This proposal envisions a city-like skyscraper that cleans air of heavily polluted urban settlements.

CREATURE ARK: BIOSPHERE SKYSCRAPER designed by Zijian Wan, Xiaozhi Qi, and Yueya Liu from the United Kingdom received the THIRD PLACE. The project is a nature reserve skyscraper with research facilities. Continue reading

Submission: June 30, 2019
Registration: June 29, 2019
Language: English
Location: Mozambique
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views of the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco-design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts, and technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future, and the involvement of the whole community is imperative. In an era of globalization where the technological revolution dominated communication, there is the need to rethink the cities and how Man can relate in a global World as well as rethink the economic, social and cultural patterns of contemporary societies. The young creatives and thinkers are a precious commodity that we value a lot. We want to give them a voice.

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mozambique

Submission: June 12, 2019
Registration: June 06, 2019
Language: English, Italian
Location: Roman theater, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

CODE – COmpetititons for DEsigners – launches “Italian Tradition Market”, a competition of ideas aiming to design the first market of handcrafted Italian excellences of Art, Craftsmanship, Food and Wine production and Areas on the remains of  a 88 B.C. Roman Theater. A cash prize of € 10,000 will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others,​ Enzo Eusebi, Alfredo Häberli, Andrea Marcante (Marcante Testa), Benedetta Tagliabue (Miralles Tagliabue), Dong Gong (Vector Architects).

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italian market

Submission: April 30, 2019
Registration: April 30, 2019
Language: English
Location: Orlando, Florida
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

On June 12, 2016 the largest and deadliest act of violence affecting LGBTQ+ people, and one of the deadliest terrorist attacks by a single gunman in modern American history occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. A total of 49 people’s lives were taken that night, 68 others were injured, and hundreds were left permanently affected from the trauma.

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orlando design competiiton

Submission: July 10, 2019
Registration: July 07, 2019
Language: English, Italian
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

YAC – Young Architects Competitions launches “Plastic Monument”, a competition of ideas aiming to create an itinerant architectural installation. It will travel all around the world to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on our planet. A cash prize of € 15,000 + realization of the 1st Prize will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others,​ Kengo Kuma, Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Mandy Barker, Maria Cristina Finucci.

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540x320 plastic monument