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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bridge design competition

‘Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge’ Design Competition

Submission: June 12, 2017
Registration: May 26, 2017
Language: English, Korean
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prizes: Design Contract for the Construction Documents
Type: Open

 

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is promoting the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition which connects green areas that were disconnected for the Gyeongbu Expressway. The Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Competition aims to connect green axis, as a part of the Ring of Green Phase of the 2030 Seoul Park and Green Basic Plan, also targets the preservation of wild animals and plants by obscuring animal’s roaming routes and improving citizens’ convenience by connecting with the Seoul Trails. After an evaluation of the entries, the results will be posted on the website, “Let’s Design Seoul” during this coming June and the winner will have the right of design.

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bauhouse competition

24h competition 17th edition – bauHouse

Submission: May 28, 2017
Registration: May 27, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: € 500, 2nd Prize: € 150, 3rd Prize: € 50
Type: Open

 

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. We are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes.

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CARTEL-II-CONCURSO-DE-IDEAS_RED

II International Graduation Project Competition

Submission: May 31, 2017
Registration: May 28, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Chair of Innovative Construction Materials (CIMC) with the Higher School of Architecture of Málaga and Financiera y Minera S.A. announce the II International Ideas Competition for architects and students of architecture in their graduation project. (more…)

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cybernetic competition

Innovative Minds 2017 – Cybernetic Framework

Submission: June 01, 2017
Registration: May 31, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $1000 , 10 Honorable Mentions
Type: Open

 

Innovative Minds 2017 is an exploration into the relationship between the virtual world blending with physical architecture. The virtual world – built on the framework of vast data networks – is becoming increasingly referential to the nervous system. Architecture strives to tangibly enhance humanity’s wellbeing through the design of complex systems. As cybernetics increasingly interconnects the virtual and physical worlds, how will this relationship influence architecture and its physical context to solve complicated problems? (more…)

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namsan competition

Post-human urbanity: A biosynthetic future on Namsan

Submission: May 31, 2017
Registration: May 31, 2017
Language: English
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prizes: 1st Prize: 5,000,000 KRW, x2 2nd Prize: 2,500,000 KRW, x5 3rd Prize: 1,000,000 KRW
Type: Open

 

The competition calls for ideas focusing on biosynthetic ecology as a vehicle for urban regeneration, and reflects the Metropolitan Government of Seoul’s new emphasis on building community engagement in sustainable urban regeneration.  Participants are expected to examine Haebangchon, known as “Liberation Village,” a village in Namsan scheduled for conversion to a large urban park.
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aquatic center barcelona

ACUATIC CENTER CONTEST

Submission: May 31, 2017
Registration: May 31, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Prizes: 1st Prize: 2.000 €, 2nd Prize: 1.000 €, 3rd Prize: 500 €
Type: Architecture Students

 

Fira de Barcelona organizes Piscina & Wellness Barcelona every two years, meeting point for the main companies and professionals related to the water sector at worldwide level. Innovative products, research projects and solutions will be shown during the event. At the same time, exhibitions and conferences will be held to present the current and future trends of the water sector.
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harvey milk plaza competition

Harvey Milk Plaza: A Design Competition

Submission: May 31, 2017
Registration: May 31, 2017
Language: English
Location: San Francisco, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

When San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took his bullhorn and rallied crowds at the intersection of Market and Castro Streets, he inspired a generation and helped forge the LGBT civil rights movement. And when Milk was assassinated as one of the nation’s first openly gay politicians, it was in this same place that thousands mourned, and many more still come to this day to remember. (more…)

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LA plus

LA+ IMAGINATION Design Ideas Competition

Submission: June 02, 2017
Registration: June 02, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: $10,000 + publication / Details Below
Type: Open

 

Paradisiacal, utopian, dystopian, heterotopian – islands hold an especially enigmatic and beguiling place in our geographical imagination. Existing in juxtaposition to what’s around them, islands are figures of otherness and difference. Differentiated from their contexts and as much myth as reality, islands have their own rules, their own stories, their own characters, their own ecologies, their own functions, and their own forms. (more…)

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national museum contest

National Museum of World Writing International Design Competition

Submission: September 01, 2017
Registration: June 02, 2017
Language: English, South Korean
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

As a great cultural heritage that allows us to trace back the lives and history of humanity, writing acts as a means to preserve and pass down humanity’s culture, and establish and maintain various ethnic cultural identities. Additionally, the history of social change alongside the principles of creating writing and development of a writing system provides us crucial reference to view humanity’s culture overall. (more…)

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NYC shared space

Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC

Submission: June 20, 2017
Registration: June 06, 2017
Language: English
Location: New York, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Since our founding in 1995, the Design Trust has solicited project proposals from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and individuals through an open Request for Proposals (RFP).After three years since our last RFP—The Energetic City—and four projects later, on April 25, 2017, we unveiled Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC, an open call for project ideas to ensure New York City’s public realm remains truly public. The Design Trust seeks innovative ideas for creating more accessible, resourceful public spaces and sustainable models for their operation and maintenance to strengthen the voice of communities and enliven neighborhoods.

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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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Sustainable Building Competition

Sustainable Building Competition – 4th Edition

Submission: June 12, 2017
Registration: June 12, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: Total prize fund 5,000 EUR
Type: Architecture Students

 

The choice of programme of the competition is based on the following question: “To reduce urban sprawl, how can we densify housing while preserving what existing buildings, encouraging architectural, social and programmatic diversity and building sustainably?”

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lanzarote music factory

Lanzarote Music Factory

Submission: June 14, 2017
Registration: June 14, 2017
Language: English
Location: Lanzarote, Spain
Prizes: 1st Prize: 10.000 €, 2nd Prize: 2.000 €, 3rd Prize: 1.000 €
Type: Open

 

From reTHINKING competitions we are happy to announce our new competition:“ Lanzarote Music Factory” It is a competition which pretends to create a collective space, where the domestic space is as important as the urban space.

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RESHAPE competition 17

RESHAPE17 Programmable Skins Competition

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: €1,500, 2nd Prize: €700, 3rd Prize: €500
Type: Open

 

Wearables are becoming an active, supplemental skin that not only protect our body but also facilitate functions such as growth, movement, respiration and nutrition or rehabilitate the environment. Becoming a new medium able to regulate the relation between our body and its surroundings, wearables can now collect and exchange information producing dynamic outputs. Reshape aims to enhance these impulses in fashion design, proposing a new challenge to makers and designers: RESHAPE17 | Programmable Skins Competition.

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europan 14 architecture competition 2017

Europan 14 : Productive Cities

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 19, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Winners: € 12000, Runners Up: € 6000, Special Mentions
Type: Open

 

After two sessions exploring the adaptable city Europan now focuses on productive cities. How mixed is actually the mixed-city? Housing remains the main program in many urban development projects of the post-industrial era. We wisely add some office places and public amenities, but remain especially keen on stimulating bars, shops and restaurants because we want every new district to be a “genuine vibrant urban neighbourhood. Looking back at how we organized this wave of regeneration, we can see how we have systematically excluded one program: the productive economy. (more…)

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arup writing contest

Doggerel Writing Contest

Submission: June 19, 2017
Registration: June 19, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Grand Prize 1,000 USD, up to 2 runners-up 250 USD each
Type: Open

 

“For the vast majority of challenges facing growing cities today, a new, yet-to-be-developed technology or innovation is not what we need. We need better politics, a better approach to appreciating triple-bottom-line benefits, and better ways to scale things up. We need implementation.” (Brian Swett, Cities Leader for Arup in the Americas) Over the past few years, Arup’s Cities Alive initiative has provided a platform for exploring traditionally overlooked issues in the built environment, from nighttime lighting to child-friendly urban design. Now we want to hear from you!
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pulpit rock church competition

PULPIT ROCK CHURCH

Submission: June 24, 2017
Registration: June 21, 2017
Language: English
Location: The Pulpit Rock, Norway
Prizes: 1st Prize: €2000, 2nd Prize: €1000, x5 Honourable Mentions
Type: Open

 

AWRcompetition proposes the design of a new temporary church in the evocative site of Preikestolen better known as the Pulpit Rock, Norway. Design a place of worship requires a careful study of the theme. In these magnificent places, which have always inspired the minds of architects and engineers in every age, nothing is left to chance.

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seoul design competition

International Design Competition for Gangnam Intermodal Transit Center

Submission: June 21, 2017
Registration: June 21, 2017
Language: English
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Seoul Metropolitan Government, in an effort to put people first in developing a conceptual design for a metropolitan mass-transit hub in Youngdongdaero, plans to organize an international invited design competition.
The first stage of this design competition will consist of a qualifying evaluation process; three to seven teams that qualify will be invited to take part in the international invited competition. (more…)

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residential and commercial competition

Residential and Commercial Site Development – International Competition

Submission: June 23, 2017
Registration: June 23, 2017
Language: German
Location: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR SITE DEVELOPMENT
JHL IMMOBILIEN GMBH / STEINEL IMMOBILIEN AG
EINSIEDELN

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international competitions in architecture

A HOUSE FOR CHUCK BERRY

Submission: July 01, 2017
Registration: June 24, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Publication, Exhibition
Type: Open

 

What is life…?

Maybe nothing more than a piece of rock and roll…

And the stone of life is still rolling…

And the rolling of life is still rocking…

C’est la vie… (more…)

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hongkong architecture competition

Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition

Submission: June 26, 2017
Registration: June 26, 2017
Language: English
Location: Hong Kong
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

A new competition to design a temporary pavilion for the West Kowloon Cultural District. To inspire innovation and help nurture new architectural and design talent in Hong Kong, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has launched the Hong Kong Young Architects & Designers Competition – a new competition to design an iconic Temporary Pavilion in the West Kowloon Nursery Park. The winning pavilion will be built on a waterfront location that offers spectacular harbour and sunset views, and the selected design should offer an inviting, informal public space to enhance visitor experience while also providing an informal space for talks, workshops and small performances. (more…)
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re-think contest

Re-Think: Share your ideas with the world

Submission: June 26, 2017
Registration: June 26, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

All humanity’s potential lies within the mind. Ideas are a testament to this fact. They change how we live, how we interact, how we feel. Ideas are everything. So now it’s time to show us yours. Balmond Studio’s annual Re-Think competition is back! (more…)

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urban sos competition

Urban SOS: hOUR City

Submission: July 17, 2017
Registration: June 28, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: US$15,000 and US$25,000 of in-kind support
Type: Student Competition

 

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. (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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Student Research Competition

CTBUH 2017 Student Research Competition

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 30, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: $20,000 paid in two installments of $10,000Mentions
Type: Student Research Competition

 

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce the “Call for Proposals” for its CTBUH 2017 Student Research Competition – culminating with an award of $20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2017 Conference to be held in Sydney, Australia, from October 30 to November 3, 2017. The funding for this competition has been made possible with the kind support of Underwriters Laboratories.

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paphos beach competition

Paphos Beach Shelters

Submission: July 28, 2017
Registration: June 30, 2017
Language: English
Location: Paphos Beach, Cyprus
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Paphos Beach Shelter Competition is open to architects, students of architecture, recent graduates, and associated disciplines from around the world, during the European Capital of Culture – Paphos 2017. (more…)

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modular interiors contest

USM Flexible Modular Interiors

Submission: June 30, 2017
Registration: June 30, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

“The only constant is change. This is true in our personal lives – and even more so in our working environments.” – USM In times of growing issues like sustainability and rapid densification of global cities, modular architecture could form a much needed solution for pressing questions. A modular design has the big advantage of being able to adapt to changing circumstances, making the still prevalent choice for complete demolition and rebuild absolute. A modular design could grow along with the office or family and change its function when necessary. (more…)

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reinventing our rivers

Rethinking Our Rivers/Revons nos rivières

Submission: August 25, 2017
Registration: June 30, 2017
Language: English, French
Location: Québec city, Canada
Prizes: First place 100 000$ CAD
Type: International ideas competition

 

The City of Québec is launching an international ideas competition, Rethinking Our Rivers, to collect distinctive, innovative proposals on developing Québec’s waterways. (more…)

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skycity architecture competition

SkyCity Challenge 17

Submission: November 01, 2017
Registration: July 01, 2017
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Place: 6,000 USD, 2nd Place: 3,000 USD, 3rd Place: 2,000 USD, 4 – 17th Place: 1,000 USD each
Type: Open

 

Our climate is changing, squalor, nationalism and inequality is rising, people are constantly moving into cities and the demand for a better and more sustainable living in urban areas continues to grow. The current ways are very limited and outdated and with the modern technology available we are able to create far better and more sophisticated spaces that could affect the very way of our living in the future …

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swiss room competition

A Swiss Room in Seoul

Submission: July 03, 2017
Registration: July 03, 2017
Language: English, French
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Architecture Students Competition

 

The challenge posed by this competition is to design a place-object which encapsulates the ideas behind the topic of “Architecture and Water”. It involves creating a place to showcase Lausanne’s Candidature which offers an intuitive approach to the multiple ramifications of this topic. It should, effectively, act as a laboratory of ideas. This place-object must be able to house a table and 4 chairs for discussions, presentation of the candidature, etc. It will be located in the hall of the Convention centre in Seoul. (more…)

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2017 Yilan Chair Design Competition

2017 Yilan Chair Design Competition

Submission: July 03, 2017
Registration: July 03, 2017
Language: English, Mandarin
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Yilan Chair Design Competition was established to showcase the passion and friendliness of Yilan residents, together with the natural beauty of Yilan County. Yilan Chair Design Competition is not only the first design competition brand to focus on a city in Taiwan it is one of only a handful of design events worldwide to adopt the theme of “children’s chairs.” (more…)

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bergamo architecture competition

Piacentiniano Centre in Bergamo Urban Design Competition

Submission: July 05, 2017
Registration: July 05, 2017
Language: English
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The European two-phase Urban Design Competition promoted by the Municipality of Bergamo intends to overhaul open areas, public squares and spaces and new functions for the discarded buildings of the centre of the Lower City. It asks for participants with multidisciplinary skills and aims at strengthening the role of the Piacentiniano system as the identity generator of the city centre, exploiting urban spaces, reviving commercial activities, re-using existing buildings, promoting social and cultural events and improving the accessibility of the area.  (more…)

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hospital competition

Open Call: NEXT LEVEL University Hospital Hradec Králové

Submission: July 07, 2017
Registration: July 07, 2017
Language: English, Czech
Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Prizes: 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 €)
Type: Open

 

The architectural and urban design competition for the modernization of the Surgical Centre of the University Hospital Králové is now open!

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chuck berry competition

Chuck Berry Museum and Cultural District RFP

Submission: July 10, 2017
Registration: July 10, 2017
Language: English
Location: St. Louis, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority of the City of St. Louis (LCRA) is issuing a public Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of the Land Reutilization Authority (LRA) owned property at 3137 Whittier Street and surrounding LRA properties (the “Property”). (more…)

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portugal architecture competition

Shelter / Bird Watching Units Contest

Submission: September 15, 2017
Registration: July 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Barcelos, Portugal
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Student Competition

 

PreGreen Lines Institute and the Corpo Nacional de Escutas (CNE), the major Scouts association in Portugal launched an International Competition open to Architecture students from all over the world.
InShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award aims to receive architectural proposals for 2 shelters/bird wathing units that will be located in the future Scouts Eco-Camp of Barcelos, Portugal. These units must comply with a set of principles in order to achieve the best sustainability performance, such as near zero environmental impacts, inclusivity, equity and preservation of natural species and cultural references. (more…)

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house for CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

A HOUSE FOR CHARLES BAUDELAIRE

Submission: July 27, 2017
Registration: July 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Vienna, Austria
Prizes: Exhibition, publication
Type: Open

 

It is difficult to find a more “modern” poet, since indeed in some ways it was himself who defined modernity. Let us recall. He said that art has two halves: the modern one, that depicts the ephemeral, the transient, and the eternal one, that depicts immutability. (more…)

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international student design competition

CTBUH 2017 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

Submission: July 24, 2017
Registration: July 17, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Cash + Stipend to attend CTBUH 2017 Conference
Type: Student Design Competition

 

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce its 6th International Student Tall Building Design Competition. The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. The deadline for submission is July 24, 2017.

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designing resilience

Designing Resilience Open Competition 2017

Submission: July 17, 2017
Registration: July 17, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

In the last decade and beyond, we have witnessed natural disasters and extreme weather events besiegning human settlements across various continents at greater frequency due to the effects of climate change. From earthquakes, hurricanes and typhoons, to extreme temperature resulting in droughts, subsidence and floods, these events have wreaked havoc to urban areas alike; they have devastated communities, cost lives and brought destruction. (more…)

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karlin footbridge contest

Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design Competition

Submission: July 25, 2017
Registration: July 25, 2017
Language: Czech
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Prizes: 1st Prize: 1,000,000 CZK, 2nd Prize: 600,000 CZK, 3rd Prize: 350,000 CZK
Type: Open

 

The Capital City of Prague has announced The Footbridge Holešovice – Karlín International Design 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. (more…)

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observatory houses competition

Observatory Houses Competition

Submission: July 26, 2017
Registration: July 19, 2017
Language: English
Location: Roccascalegna, Italy
Prizes: 1st Prize: 10.000 €, 2nd Prize: 4.000 €, 3rd Prize: 2.000 €
Type: Open

 

Architecture is the branch of knowledge that shapes and structures places for human activities. It gives an answer to several and various issues, where solutions embody designer’s creativity and intellect. Architectural quest doesn’t simply resolve itself nor in a stylish, nor a functional, nor an economic nor a technological answer. A genuine architectural answer comes through making a patchwork of all those issues, where designer manages to blend and structure them together with sensibility and control. YAC aims to promote contemporary projects that embody a temporal and personal approach to architectural space. Idea is the keyword, Architecture is the answer and project is the medium through which intuition transforms into concrete reality.

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UIA 2017 Architecture Competition

UIA HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

Submission: August 31, 2017
Registration: July 31, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize:100,000 RMB, 2nd Prize: 30,000 RMB, 3rd Prize: 10,000 RMB
Type: Open

 

2017 marks the sixth edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design, the sole annual international architecture competition for students in Mainland China that receives the support of Union International des Architects (UIA). It is a platform for global architecture students to approach the theme “Architecture in Transformation”, and for the rest of the world to check out the latest trend of Chinese architectural education.

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rome architecture competition

Rome Contemporary Chapel

Submission: August 14, 2017
Registration: July 31, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Rome, Italy
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Rome accumulates in its streets thousand of years of history. Its rich culture, its people and the intense and vibrant activity turn it into a reference world capital. Today, the city of Rome offers a different scenario according to society in which we live in marked by the mobility, the technology and the individuality. In a delicate European context, still in an economic crisis but proud of their racial crucible and welcoming refugees, spaces for introversion and shared dialogue are increasingly needed.

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Porto architecture competition

Porto: Escola de artes

Submission: August 04, 2017
Registration: August 04, 2017
Language: English, Italian, Espaniol
Location: Porto, Portugal
Prizes: Please see details below.
Type: Open

 

Ribeira is the oldest district of Porto: founded in Roman times overlooks the River Douro keeping intact the chaotic charm of its small streets. low houses, colorful facades, old shops, characterize the district that was insert in UNESCO for its typical morphology. The Luis I Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city, was built in 1880 boasting a strong structure of steel trusses. Porto isn’t only the city of bridges but it is also the place of colored tiles that cover the buildings, the azulejos.

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PISA architecture contest

#Pisa Conference Hall

Submission: August 06, 2017
Registration: August 06, 2017
Language: Italian, English, Espanol
Location: Pisa, Italy
Prizes: 500,00 euro for each participant
Type: Open

 

Pisa is a city with a long history that has preserved its ancient charm. The Middle Ages was the period of greatest splendor, during which expansionist ambitions and flourishing commercial traffic made Pisa one of the four Maritime Republics. To careful econom ic growth policies they were joined intentions of cultural development that led to the foundation of some of the most important academic centers in Italy. (more…)

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unbuild the wall contest

UNBUILD THE WALL

Submission: August 7, 2017
Registration: August 6, 2017
Language: English
Location: Mexico – United States Border
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

Donald Trump’s main campaign promise relaunches and gives a definite boost to an old and obsolete project of physical separation that had been abandoned by the last US governments, given the manifest inefficiency to obtain the intended results of tackling drug trafficking, illegal immigration and arms trafficking and which would actually bring disastrous humanitarian and environmental consequences. (more…)

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Planetarium competition

Planetarium: The Experience of Space

Submission: August 11, 2017
Registration: August 11, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: £2,000, Runner-Up: £400, 6x Honourable Mentions
Type: Open

 

Eleven has announced their latest ideas and design competition Planetarium: The Experience of Space. The magazine’s latest challenge invites creatives around the world to imagine a new typology of Planetariums, one that reflects today’s renewed interest in space new and emerging understandings of our world, and a new paradigm in the relationship between media and physical space; a new typology of Planetarium which allows architecture and design to play a central role in the experience of space, both architectural and outer.

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future house micro house

Call for Entries: Future House – Micro House

Submission: August 15, 2017
Registration: August 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: $800, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $300, 10 Honorable Mentions
Type: Open

 

“Less is only more where more is no good.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect. Not everyone aspires to live in a big house — some aspire to do quite the opposite. With a new generation entering the workforce with higher debts and lower wage expectations and another generation retiring on limited incomes with little savings, many people are seeking alternative living arrangements beyond the basements of family members.

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natian cup international design competition

‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition

Submission: September 15, 2017
Registration: August 20, 2017
Language: English
Location: Suqian, Jiangsu province, China
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The contemporary urban landscape relies largely on the creation and regeneration of public spaces, which then reflect on the beauty of cities. The identity of urban spaces is created through infrastructures, sculptures, buildings, land, vegetation and any element that is capable of representing the essence of place and culture. Pleasant and comfortable urban ecological environment and interesting urban public spaces have undoubtedly become one of the main driving forces of urban development.

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Adelaide Creative Community Hub

Adelaide Creative Community Hub

Submission: September 14, 2017
Registration: August 24, 2017
Language: English
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize: US $1,500, 3rd Prize: US $500
Type: Open

 

What makes a ‘creative city’? And what capacity does architecture have to foster, inspire, or use to celebrate creativity within an urban environment? These questions are part of a growing discussion in Adelaide, Australia, surrounding what the city could be, and how to make Adelaide a more creative, vibrant, and innovative place to live.
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redesigning urban open space

Redesigning Urban Open Space

Submission: August 24, 2017
Registration: August 24, 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

“Urban open spaces” are communal places where residents interact with their everyday communities ‒ places where people gather, where markets are held. Over the years, “Urban open spaces” have been referred to by many names.

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iraq rebuild competition

Rebuilding Iraq’s Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing

Submission: September 04, 2017
Registration: September 01, 2017
Language: English
Location: Mosul, Iraq
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $5000, 2nd Prize: US $1000, 3rd Prize: US $1000
Type: Open

 

Tamayouz Excellence Award is delighted to invite students, architects, and designers worldwide to Design a prototype for affordable housing for the post-Daesh city of Mosul, which can be easily replicated with the objective of increasing the capacity of housing in the city and providing a practical and inspiring solution for returning refugees and internally displaced. The conditions for returning refugees and internally displaced are extremely challenging. The question of how to support those who wish to return to their homeland will become extremely pressing. Limited resources in terms of finance and land mean that carefully considered material and spatial responses are needed. (more…)

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a house for contest

COMPETITION 2017: A HOUSE FOR . . .

Submission: September 12, 2017
Registration: September 05, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

 

Fifth edition of this international competition organized by OPENGAP, inviting participants to explore the boundaries and paradigms of house designing, inciting them to work in innovative and visionary proposals which can both, think in a basic housing program and in the relation of  identity between the customer and  the project. (more…)

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modern collective living challenge

Modern Collective Living Challenge

Submission: October 18, 2017
Registration: September 20, 2017
Language: English
Location: China
Prizes: 1st Prize: US $3,000, 2nd Prize: US $1,500, 3rd Prize: US $500
Type: Open

 

The Modern Collective Living Challenge is part of the Bee Breeders Global Housing Crisis competition series. For this architecture competition, participants are tasked with envisioning new forms of accessible housing for relocated farmers in rural China.
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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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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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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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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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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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laka architecture competition 2017

Laka Competition ’17: Architecture that Reacts

Submission: November 02, 2017
Registration: November 01, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize: 2.500 $, 2nd Prize: 1.500 $, 3rd Prize: 1.000 $
Type: Open

 

We invite designers from around the world to submit their ideas of architecture that reacts. That means architecture which is able to respond and adjust dynamically to the current needs and circumstances. These circumstances are often unpredictable, but their consequences can be crucial. The architecture that reacts is the architecture that lives as a living organism, since it responds to the external stimuli and develops because of it.

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skyhive skyscraper architecture contest

SKYHIVE Skyscrape Architecture Contest

Submission: December 20, 2017
Registration: November 29, 2017
Language: English
Location: Hypothetical site
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge is looking to create an iconic high rise structure for an office tower with state-of-the-art facilities. Working in partnership with the Manipal Executive Education, winning entries will be showcased in their Global Tall Building Studio – Design Workshop in Dubai, where architecture students and in industry leaders collaborate to conceptualise the future of high-rise structures. (more…)

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chinatown architecture competition

Gateways to Chinatown

Submission: June 19, 2017
Registration: June 19, 2017
Language: English
Location: Chinatown, New York
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), in collaboration with the Chinatown Partnership and Van Alen Institute today launched Gateways to Chinatown, an initiative seeking innovative proposals to plan, design, and construct an iconic contemporary neighborhood marker at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mott Street. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically rich areas.

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New-Space Competition Rosatom 2017

New space of Rosatom 2017 Competition

Submission: June 19, 2017
Registration: June 19, 2017
Language: English, Russian
Location: Rosatom, Russia
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open

 

The second stage of the creative competition of the state Corporation Rosatom.

State Corporation for atomic energy Rosatom with the assistance of the communications ProjectNext agency and OfficeNext portal offers to take part in the second stage of the international creative competition for the development of the concept design the workspace of Rosatom for architects, designers, graphic designers, specialists in computer graphics and visual design. (more…)

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