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Submission: April 18, 2018
Registration:  April 18, 2018
Language: English
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Ideas competitions

 

Future of zoos will be decided in the next few years. We are facing radical changes in the concept. Over the decades we have been proved that animal captivity, in most cases in terrible conditions, has affected badly their quality of life and their expected lifetime. The raison d’être and the welfare of the more than 3.5 million animals that they contain around the world are increasingly questioned.
These places, emerged between the eighteenth and nineteenth century, deeply linked to colonialism and the discovery of new worlds, must evolve adapting to the new needs. The question is how to do so.

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zoo architecture competition

Submission: August 31, 2017
Registration: August 31, 2017
Language: English, Spanish
Location: Costa del Sol, Malaga, Spain
Prizes: Exhibition + more TBA
Type: Ideas Competition

 

For a second year the Costa del Sprawl ideas competition seeks creative solutions to improve the social, urban, and architectural situation in some of Costa del Sol’s sprawling neighbourhoods. This year’s competition is focused on the theme of ‘identity’ and invites participants to imagine a piece of architecture, whether building or space, which could be adopted as a model of contemporary vernacular architecture specific to the area of Riviera del Sol, and act as a precedent for the future planning and development of the neighbourhood. Continue reading

costa del sprawl competition

Submission: August 08, 2016
Registration: August 08, 2016
Language: English
Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Prizes: Exhibition and publication
Type: Open

 

This open ideas competition forms part of a wider research project and seeks designs which encourage and facilitate cultural exchange and integration between immigrant and native communities. Spain’s Costa del Sol has been permanently transformed by the construction boom of the late 20th and early 21st century and its abrupt end with the European financial crisis. Inward looking private residential complexes and commercial facilities sprawl incoherently to form communities inhabited predominantly by immigrants from Northern Europe. The financial crisis brought almost all construction to an abrupt halt. Abandoned structures remain on the periphery of the sprawl as if monuments to the boom and crash. Continue reading

Submission: March 13, 2016
Registration: March 13, 2016
Language: English
Location: UE
Prizes: Please check details in the text
Type: Restricted

 

More than 70% of EU citizens live in urban areas: cities and urban areas are centres of economic development, services, knowledge and creativity. Public space is the soul of the City, the place where all its features come together. It is an area of overlap and interconnection, the place where the character and the culture of a Society is materialized. Continue reading

Submission: February 29, 2016
Registration: February 29, 2016
Language: English
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Prizes: Pls check below
Type: Open

 

Competition for the temporary recreation of 8 columns and 2 pedestals preceding the Barcelona Pavilion. The purpose of the competition is for citizens to participate in the reflection on the temporary recreation (maximum five months) of an historical architectural feature of the city of Barcelona that was built for the 1929 International Exhibition. Continue reading

The EUROPAN 13 competition –a European competition of urban and architectural projects leading to implementation, conducted in partnership with European municipalities, local authorities and clients– was organised as a joint initiative by 15 European structures. This session topic was: The Adaptable City: Self-Organization – Sharing – Project (Process). The participating cities were confronted to the major challenges concerning the adaptability of European cities: adaptation to the need for more sustainable development but also to the context of an economic crisis that most of the European cities are currently undergoing. They also proposed concrete innovations in the order given by the site representatives, arousing new project approaches by young competitors.

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