We’re excited to share that Islington Council has just announced Levitt Bernstein’s ‘Homesown’ scheme as the winning proposal for the Islington Housing Design Competition. Competing against 59 other firms, Levitt Bernstein’s design attracted the jurors with its ‘grow your own food’ ethos in central London. The affordable housing scheme includes family residences that emphasizes sustainability and create spacious living conditions. The competition presented difficult obstacles to the architects as the proposal needed to fit into the area’s context of Georgian town houses, while still being affordable, accesible for impaired people, as well as provide a welcoming and adaptable living space for local families.
More about the winning housing proposal after the break. (more…)
RESET Development are pleased to announce the winners of the first ever UK Integrated Habitats Design Competition, run in association with CIRIA and livingroofs.org. The competition focuses on valuing biodiversity in the built environment and received a wide range of entries from participants around the country which included submissions not only from architects, but from engineers, landscape designers and students. The success of this years competition has now resulted in the IHDC becoming an annual event with the 2011 launch to take place next year.
You can see the winning proposals after the break. (more…)
Architect Marcelo Ertorteguy shared with us his project “The Stone”, for which he received first prize in the Art in Architecture Competition. The competition’s intent was to generate ideas about the relationship and interaction between the two. The thematic goal was to seek images about architecture as a repository for art, revealing how art is expressed in architecture, and how art and architecture affect and are affected by each other. In focusing on the capacity of art and architecture to be transcendent, the competition’s resulting exhibit adds special voice to the current debate between the “container” and the “contents” that has been taking place across the global art scene.
See more images and architect’s description after the break. (more…)
Winners for the Leading Edge Student Design Competition were announced recently. There were two challenges for the competition, and for the second one there wasn’t a first place awarded. You can see the winners after the break. For more images and merit citations go to the competition’s official website. (more…)
Now in its 15th year, the RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the architects of the best new European building ‘built or designed in Britain’. The winner will be announced at the RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner on 2 October, and broadcast live on BBC Two’s The Culture Show at 6.30pm, presented by Kevin McCloud.
Complete shortlist after the break. (more…)
In the summer, we introduced the proposals for The City + The Arch + The River competition that challenged designers to revive the urban fabric surrounding St. Louis’ iconic arch. The proposals offered differing views on ways to activate a park system and attract the public. We’re excited to share the news that the proposal by landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and his multidisciplinary team has been selected to move forward!
Check out a cool video of MVVA’s proposal and more about the project after the break. (more…)
SmithGroup shared their winning master plan proposal for a new Marine Sciences campus for the Pohang Institute of Science and Technology (POSTECH), in Uljin, South Korea. With the driving concept of a “wave” – a form common to both land and sea – the new design takes full advantage of the site’s natural beauty, weaving students throughout the campus and tying the man-made with the undulating topography.
More about the winning proposal after the break. (more…)
The Anglo-German practice Sauerbruch Hutton was declared the winner of the M9 International Architectural Competition at M9 / A New Museum for a New City, an exhibition on the competition designs arranged in the premises of the future cultural pole in Mestre. Six firms participated in the competition: Agence Pierre-Louis Faloci, Carmassi Studio di Architettura, David Chipperfield Architects, Mansilla+Tuñón Arquitectos, Sauerbruch Hutton and Souto Moura Arquitectos.
The winning design and those by the other international firms that entered the design competition are being shown in the M9 – A New Museum for a New City exhibition, a fringe event of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale, and open to the public with free admission from 28 August to 21 November. For more information, click here.
New Nørvasund School Competition entry / Various Architects + Kant Arkitekter + Grindaker Landksapsarkitekter
Update: We wrongly featured this entry as the winning design for this competition. The winning entry can be found here.
Various Architects, together with Kant Arkitekter and landscape architects Grindaker Landksapsarkitekter, shared their entry for a competition to design a new school for 1st – 7th grade students in Norway. Their proposal is an energy-efficient and space-effective building that integrates the school’s complex functional needs onto a suburban site. The compact design creates dynamic learning spaces for children, and from a sustainable standpoint, the design is set to achieve passivhaus standard due to its well insulated body.
More about their entry after the break. (more…)
C. F. Møller Architects placed first in a competition to design eighteen sustainable town houses for Norra Djurgaardsstaden, Stockholm. The town houses are part of a larger effort to convert the area of Norra Djurgaardsstaden into a completely high-profile environmental area. The architectural expression of the residences finds inspiration in the neighboring cultural center and Husarviken, which flows into the archipelago, and the Stockholm National City Park. According to C.F. Møller, “The project makes it possible to live a modern life based on sustainable solutions.”
More about the winning proposal after the break. (more…)
A few weeks ago we were discussing on Twitter how OMA has developed several innovations in cultural and educational buildings. The Wyly Theater (in partnership with REX), the Seattle Public Library, and on projects such as the MNBAQ extension or the West Kowloon Cultural District master plan.
Today we got the news that OMA has won the competition for a new regional library (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) in Caen, France. The 12,000m2 project will be OMA’s first cultural building in France, and was led by associate-in-charge Clément Blanchet.
The finalists of the International Highrise Award have been selected. In Frankfurt/Main an international jury of architects, engineers and property specialists chose five projects for the final shortlist. They will compete for the award and EUR 50,000 in prize money, which is bestowed by the city of Frankfurt/Main, Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank in a ceremony on 5 November 2010 in Frankfurt‘s renowned Paulskirche.
See the five finalists after the break. (more…)
The jury for the Museum of the Second World War Competition in Poland have recently announced the winner. Studio Architektoniczne Kwadrat received 1st Prize and will design the new museum in Gdańsk, the city where the war broke out. 2nd Prize was awarded to Polish architects Piotr Płaskowicki & partnerzy Architekci and 3rd Prize to Greece-based BETAPLAN S.A.
See more images and justification of the jury for the winner after the break. (more…)
d3 is pleased to announce the winners of the Natural Systems international architectural design competition for 2010. The program, developed by co-directors Gregory Marinic and Mary-Jo Schlachter, invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
The competition calls for innovative proposals that advance sustainable thought and performance through the study of intrinsic environmental geometries, behaviors, and flows. By identifying, examining, and applying their structural order on form and function- -bottom-up, performance-based solutions for limitless building typologies, functional programs, and material conditions may be realized.
Back in May, we told you about the Sukkah City Competition, which asked architects to reimagine the sukkah, a temporary structure built to celebrate the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
Twelve finalists were chosen, and their designs will go on display in Manhattan’s Union Square Park next September 19-20. New Yorkers will vote on the twelve designs to choose a single winner that will stand throughout the week-long festival as the Official Sukkah of New York City. The finalists are:
Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen / Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan / Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello / Kyle May and Scott Abrahams / Peter Sagar / tinder, tinker / Matthias Karch / Matter Practice / Volkan Alkanoglu / Bittertang / SO-IL / THEVERYMANY
Seen at the Los Angeles Times.
Christopher Morgan, architecture student from Virginia Tech won an international competition to design Yéle Music Studio in the Cité Soleil area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The competition was launched before the terrible earthquake of January 12, and architecture students from all over the world were invited to participate. The Royal Institute of British Architects, along with architecture firm John McAslan + Partners and developer Allied London, sponsored the competition on behalf of Yéle Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 by Haiti-born musician Wyclef Jean.
The brief asked entrants to design a 1,000-square-foot music studio that would contain recording and radio-production facilities, while also offering space for vocational training for at-risk youth in Cité Soleil, a poor and crime-ridden district. You can see more images of the winning design after the break. Seen at Architectural Record. (more…)
Competing against Aires Mateus and Gonçalo Byrne, William Consuegra, ARX and Zaha Hadid, Carrilho da Graça Architects were awarded first prize for their proposal for the Lisbon Cruise Terminal. The creation of the terminal provides the opportunity to address the interstitial space between the city and river. Designed as a simple volume that responds to the “desire of liberating the surrounding area”, the terminal will create a new public realm providing green spaces that can support varying activities for the city and adjacent neighborhoods.
More images and more about the winning design after the break. (more…)
Back in May, when American philanthropist, Eli Broad, announced his plans to build a new museum in downtown Los Angeles, six invited top architects competed for the commission ( Rem Koolhaas, Herzog and de Meuron, Christian de Portzamparc, Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Foreign Office Architects). Yesterday, Broad confirmed that Diller Scofidio + Renfro (one of just two invited firms who have not been awarded the Pritzker) will design the 120,000 sqf downtown museum. (more…)