The Black Taj Competition

The Black Taj: An incomplete memory of the Mughal Empire

Submission: October 20, 2017
Registration: October 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Taj Mahal – Agra, India
Prizes: 4500$ and sponsored trips.
Type: Open

 

The Black Taj Mahal (Persian/Urdu: لحم جات ہایس “Black Taj”, also “the 2nd Taj”) was supposed to be a legendary black marble mausoleum that was planned to be built across the Yamuna River directly opposite the Taj Mahal. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan is widely believed to have desired a mausoleum for himself similar to the one he had built in memory of his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. There has always been a debate in the archaeological and historian circles regarding the authenticity of the plan for the Black Taj. What if it was supposed to exist and NOW, we vest this opportunity upon YOU, how would you build the Black Taj? (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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IS ARCH Award 2017

IS ARCH Awards for Architecture Students

Submission: October 15, 2017
Registration: October 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: €3,000, 2nd Prize: €2,000, 3rd Prize: €1,000
Type: Architecture Students

 

The IS ARCH Awards are international awards targeting students of architecture. Our aim is to provide a platform for debate surrounding the architecture solutions that students contribute within the framework of their university studies. The competition aims to boost avant-garde trends and to recognize new research that emerges from universities. It also provides students’ work with an opportunity for international projection that extends beyond the traditional relationship between students and their lecturers. (more…)

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fondation beneteau competition

Catamaran Architecture Competition

Submission: 14 October 2017
Registration: 14 October 2017
Language: English, French
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: 6.000€, 2nd Prize: 4.000€, 3rd Prize: 2.000€
Type: Open

 

Fondation d’entreprise Bénéteau is organising its seventh annual competition for students enrolled at a European architecture, engineering, design or art school or attending a university course relevant to the stated objective. This year the competition relates to the design of a catamaran. (more…)

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krob 2017

KRob 2017 – Architectural Delineation Competition

Submission: October 13, 2017
Registration: October 13, 2017
Language: English
Location: Dallas, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition — the world’s longest-running architectural drawing competition of its kind — is returning for its 41st year. Established in 1974 by the AIA Dallas Chapter, the competition is named after architect Ken Roberts who was known for his talent in ink perspective drawing. The competition recognizes architectural ideas that best represent innovation and exploration of the medium in both hand-drawn and digital. (more…)

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senegal rural arts center

RURAL ARTS CENTER FOR SENEGAL Architecture Competition

Submission: October 16-19, 2017
Registration: October 13, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Nka Foundation announces a call for entries for its 5th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a Rural Arts Center for Senegal, an international architecture competition open to professionals and students of architecture, design, urban planning and others from around the world. Your challenge is to design a unit of a rural arts school for construction in a village in the Casamance region of Senegal.

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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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construction container facelift competition

Construction Container Facelift

Submission: November 03, 2017
Registration: October 06, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize: US $1,500, 3rd Prize: US $500
Type: Open

 

As cities expand and construction continues, citizens have grown to accept the eyesore that accompanies it. Construction containers are often sighted blocking city views and crowding construction locations. We don’t think that the inhabitants of cities need to compromise their cityscapes with construction containers just in the name of progress.

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nisshinkogyo architecture competition

Bridging – Architecture that bridges

Submission: October 6, 2017
Registration: October 2, 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 JPY, 2nd Prize: 500,000 JPY, 3rd Prize: 300,000 JPY, x8 Merit Prize: ¥100,000 each
Type: Open

 

“Bridging” signifies, “connecting different places by drawing bridges”. Once the bridge is drawn over the river, the traffic of people and matter is born. Recently, we also call the connections among different networks bridging. (more…)

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workplace competition

BCO NextGen Workplace Competition 2017

Submission: October 06, 2017
Registration: October 06, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The BCO NextGen Workplace Competition 2017 is looking for multi-disciplinary teams to provide considered, forward thinking, and innovative ideas that challenge the status quo of today’s workplaces; and that reflect on the future of our organisations, people, and physical environments. We are asking competitors to consider: (more…)

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warming huts 2017

Warming Huts: An Arts + Architecture Competition on Ice

Submission: October 03, 2017
Registration: October 03, 2017
Language: English, French
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Started in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters. The competition has seen entries from across the globe and caught the attention of international architecture publications and awards, as well as admiration from newspapers such as the New York Times. (more…)

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Terminal Building in the Year 2075 – STUDENT GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Submission: October 1, 2017
Registration: October 1, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

This 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. (more…)

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riverside restaurant architecture competition

PARIS RIVERSIDE RESTAURANT

Submission: September 30, 2017
Registration: September 30, 2017
Language: English
Location: Paris, France
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

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’. (more…)

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pape bird observation tower architecture competition

Architecture Competition: Pape Bird Observation Tower

Submission: October 25, 2017
Registration: September 29, 2017
Language: English
Location: Latvia’s Pape Nature Park, Latvia
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Bee Breeders, in collaboration with “PASAULES DABAS FONDS” THE WWF ASSOCIATE PARTNER IN LATVIA, are calling for submissions for the Pape Bird Observation Tower architecture competition. The first in a series of competitions based in Latvia’s Pape Nature Park,the Pape Bird Observation Tower is looking for iconic designs for a replacement for the park’s previous observation tower that burned down when it was struck by lightning. (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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amber road trekking cabins

Amber Road Trekking Cabins Architecture Competition

Submission: October 25, 2017
Registration: September 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Baltic Sea beaches
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize – US $1,500, 3rd Prize – US $500
Type: Open

 

The AMBER ROAD TREKKING CABINS architecture competition, in partnership with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency, is calling for designs for a series of trekking cabins to be situated along the immense and beautiful Amber Road trekking path. The path will span the full length of Latvia, running along the Baltic Sea beaches which are an undiscovered gem of Northern Europe’s pristine natural beauty. (more…)

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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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egypt museum competition

Museum of the Ancient Nile International Competition

Submission: October 6, 2017
Registration: September 22, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Aswan, Egypt
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Architecture Students & Young Architects

 

With more than 6,800 km, the Nile is the longest river in Africa and for centuries it was considered to be the longest in the world. Located in the north-eastern part of the continent, it crosses 11 countries and has two major tributaries: the White Nile, which originates in Uganda and Kenya, named for the chalky colour of the sediment in its waters; and the Blue Nile, which originates in Ethiopia and is the source of most of the water in the river. (more…)

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riverside urban hackathon

Riverside Urban Hackathon 2017

Submission: September 21, 2017
Registration: September 21, 2017
Language: English
Location: Riverside, CA, USA
Prizes: Cash prize, publication, proposal pitch
Type: Open

 

Influence the future of Riverside, CA by merging design & tech to positively impact tourism in the city. #RUH17 . Riverside hosts amazing events every year, like the Festival of Lights, but the challenge of attracting tourists and caring for their needs is an ever shifting target. (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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