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Architecture Competitions Yearbook 2020 | Book Review

How to submit your first competition entry? How to explain the idea behind the project? How to make eye-catching layout that will grab the attention of any jury panels? And finally, how to make a good project – the winning one that you will be always proud of? Those and many more questions are always asked during designing process. If you are a student or an architect, the question ‘ How ‘ is accompanying your university and professional life on regular basis. Architecture Competition Yearbook 2020 was created and published to help young architects understand the “competition world” and encourage them to become a part of it. The authors of the ACY wanted to show the stories behind winning submissions of 10 the most appreciated architecture competitions launched in 2020. Some of them may help competitors answer the following questions and find their own way for awards.

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How to win an architecture competition? | eVolo 2020- Epidemic Bible: Healthcare Emergency Sky-scraper

With this text, we continue series of articles on Competitions.archi. We will be showcasing the case studies of the projects that were awarded in various architecture competitions.

The main focus of this series is to understand the design process behind all winning submissions. That is why we will be asking all architects and designers ‘ How you won that competition? ‘. We’re curious about their path, from the first draft, the first blueprint to the full-scale plan. We’re also interested to see which solutions had been dropped on the way, what kind of choices had to be made, and most importantly, what was the grand idea behind the project. That is why we will be asking for sketches, drafts and detailed descriptions so that we can fully understand their technique and the process that resulted in the awarded works.

We started with Emergency Operations Center – Kaira Looro Competitions, Fairy Tales 2020 Competition and Xi’An Train Station Competition. Now is time to present the concept behind the winning submission in eVolo 2020.

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How to make your presentation board stand out? 5 simple tips to improve your architecture panels

Adequate creating and composing architecture panels is a key to a successful project delivery, a final presentation, or an awarded competition entry. It is an important part of designing process and very often it stands a synthesis of your long-term work. So, you supposed to take into consideration many aspects during creating your boards. In this article we would like to present five simple tips and advice that will help make your presentation boards stand out. If you follow rules below, your panels will grab attention of the jury panel. The tips will get you closer to a good result in architecture competitions or university public presentations.

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How to participate in architecture competitions? | Complete Guide

Participating in architecture competitions is a meaningful part of university studies and architecture professional career. There are many benefits that come from facing this type of challenges. Starting from getting knowledge and gaining experience, through learning time management or collaboration skills, finishing on possibility to be awarded as well as getting appreciation in the architecture world. But, no pain, no gain. Participating in architecture competition is a long and very demanding process that requires devoted commitment. In this article we would like to explain how “competitions world” works, how to choose the most suitable challenge and start your first entry as well.

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How to win an architecture competition? | Xi’An Train Station Competition

With this text, we continue series of articles on Competitions.archi. We will be showcasing the case studies of the projects that were awarded in various architecture competitions.

The main focus of this series is to understand the design process behind all winning submissions. That is why we will be asking all architects and designers ‘ How you won that competition? ‘. We’re curious about their path, from the first draft, the first blueprint to the full-scale plan. We’re also interested to see which solutions had been dropped on the way, what kind of choices had to be made, and most importantly, what was the grand idea behind the project. That is why we will be asking for sketches, drafts and detailed descriptions so that we can fully understand their technique and the process that resulted in the awarded works.

We started with Emergency Operations Center – Kaira Looro Competitions and Fairy Tales 2020 Competition. Now is time to present the concept behind the winning submission in Xi’An Train Station Competition.

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UPVALUE: Why should you participate in architectural competitions?

Participating in academic competitions for architecture students has its obvious perks – from proving ourselves against the best people in the business (and definitely against your future competitors on the market) to the possibility of snatching the main prize.

But this rivalry can also bring less expected developments to your skills and career and up your value in the industry.

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How we won that competition? | Fairy Tales 2020 – The Year Without a Winter

With this text we continue series of articles on Competitions.archi. We will be showcasing the case studies of the projects that were awarded in various architecture competitions.

The main focus of this series is to understand the design process behind all winning submissions. That is why we will be asking all architects and designers ‘ How you won that competition ? ‘. We’re curious about their path, from the first draft, first blueprint to the full-scale plan. We’re also interested to see which solutions had been dropped on the way, what kind of choices had to be made, and most importantly, what was the grand idea behind the project. That is why we will be asking for sketches, drafts and detailed description, so that we can fully understand their technique and the process that resulted in the awarded works.

We started with Emergency Operations Center – Kaira Looro Competitions  and now we will go deeper into the Fairy Tales.

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How we won that competition? | Emergency Operations Center – Kaira Looro Competitions

With this text we are starting new series of arcticles on Competitions.archi. We will be showcasing the case studies of the projects that were awarded in various architecture competitions.

The main focus of this series is to understand the design process behind all winning submissions. Thats why we will be asking all architects and designers ‘ How you won that competition ? ‘. We’re curious about their path, from the first draft, first blueprint to the full-scale plan. We’re also interested to see which solutions had been dropped on the way, what kind of choices had to be made, and most importantly, what was the grand idea behind the project. That is why we will be asking for sketches, drafts and detailed description, so that we can fully understand their technique and the process that resulted in the awarded works.

This article is part of Architecture Competitions Yearbook 2020 – where more stories and inspirations like the one below can be found. (more…)

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MVRDV Natalie de Vries | Can unbuilt projects change architecture?

We had the opportunity to interview Nathalie De Vries, from MVRDV – one the most influential contemporary practices. (more…)

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HOW TO MAKE A WINNING ENTRY IN A COMPETITION. CASE STUDY: AESTHESIA

Once we made the decision to take part in Silent Forest Meditation Cabins competition, we hadn’t imagined at that point that over one year later we would be publishing our own article about taking part in architectural contests. That’s only one of many unexpected positive outcomes of this adventure. Coming back to the beginning, first we would like to share how we got the idea to take part in such an event. (more…)

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