The International Parking Institute 2010 Awards

Car Park One at Chesapeake, Oklahoma City

The International Parking Institute (IPI) has announced the winners of their 2010 International Institute’s Awards of Excellence Competition. Each year, the competition recognizes world-class examples of design and program innovation.

This year’s winners reflect a parking industry trend toward sustainability with many of the projects incorporating LEED certification, energy efficient lighting, use of solar panels, advanced technologies and innovative approaches that reduce the need for more parking spaces.

To see all the winners, click here. The three awards of excellence after the break. (more…)

Iceberg / CEBRA + JDS + SeARCH + Louis Paillard

One of our favorites, CEBRA, (and their collaboraters JDS, SeARCH and Louis Paillard) shared their latest winning competition entry.  Situated in Aarhus, , right in front of the harbor, the 21.500 m2 project features mixed dwellings types and commercial space.   The project receives its jagged heights to allow better views toward the ocean and better daylight conditions, and the tops and bottoms are shifted so that views between the volumes become possible.  This breakdown of the mass creates the potential for an “iconic” building for the harbor area, and one that, due to its form, creates its own skyline within itself.  There’s just something about the Danes’ approaches, like BIG + , where they tackle simple realities, such as light and views, and allow their whole building to respond them in an unconventional and dynamic way.

More images, diagrams and more information about the winning design after the break. (more…)

Miami Civic Center 2010 Competition winners announced

First Prize

Results for the Civic Center 2010 Competition to design the new urban and civic center were announced recently. For complete honorable mentions and participants go to the competition’s official website. Winners after the break. (more…)

MaxMix Cities International Competition winners

First Prize / Asia / Jung Woo Oh

The International Competition “Celebration of Cities Maxmix Cities” winners were announced last year. Three projects from architecture students and three from architects were awarded in the three categories (W. Europe, E. Europe and Asia).

See the winners after the break. (more…)

Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Competition winners

First Prize

The -Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) is an unprecedented important strategic road corridor which links up three regions in the Pearl River Delta, . In mid 2009, Highways Department initiated to organize an International Design Ideas Competition. Results were announced this month.

See the winners after the break. (more…)

Kloden, Egmont High School / CEBRA

Our friends from CEBRA shared their recently awarded Sports Center design with us.  The 3.5 m2 extension will incorporate handicap friendly solutions within a sports facility, as almost 50 % of the students attending Egmont High School experience some form of disability whether it be that they are blind, mentally challenged or an amputee.  Entitled Kolden, the Danish world for ‘the globe’, the project reflects the fact the everyone is welcomed in the facility.

More images, great diagrams and information about the project after the break.


Fort Tilden Field House Competition winners announced

First Place / Play the Loop

suckerPUNCH announced the winners of their second international open ideas competition for the Fort Tilden Field House in Queen, .

See all the winners after the break. (more…)

Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture – International Prize winners

First Prize - European Investment Bank

The Prize for Green Architecture were awarded in Israel. Among all the categories, there’s an International Prize for buildings outside Israel. You can check the International Prize winners after the break, and see all the winners right here. (more…)

Cultural Center / OFF Architecture

OFF Architecture‘s proposal recently received first prize for their Cultural Center in Cugnaux, .   The building’s central element is the exterior treatment which is a woven wooden mesh that filters different densities of light based on thermal, visual and ambient qualities defined by each program.

More about the winning proposal after the break. (more…)

“In remembrance of Sinan the Great” Competition proposal

Architects Kutlu İnanç Bal and Hakan Evkaya shared with us their proposal for “In remembrance of Sinan the Great” a National Competition of Mosque Architecture in . Their proposal received one of six equivalent first prize awards.

More images after the break. (more…)

Malmö Cultural Centre / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won the competition to design a 54,000m2 concert, congress and hotel complex in Malmö, . The competition, where Snøhetta, Baumschlager Eberle and Daniel Libeskind participated, also included the development of additionally 35,000m2 for housing and commercial use. This is the second competition won by schmidt hammer lassen architects in the southern part of in 2010.


New Architecture for New Maribor Art Gallery Competition Results

First Prize - Tamás Lévai, Ágnes Jószai

The Municipality () and the jury members under the auspices of the International Association of Architects announced the winners and award holders of the open international competition for the new UGM / Maribor Art Gallery. The Competition Committee received over 200 attractive entries from around the world proposing solutions for the new, 14,000m2 UGM including 8,000 m2 of gallery premises, a Children’s Museum, an Architectural Centre and a Creative Industry Centre, museum library and retail.

See the winners and honourable mentions after the break. (more…)

“Have a Nice Day” / We Are You

Swedish architects We Are You were recently awarded 1st price in a competition for their proposal “Have a Nice Day” for a new student residential house in Toronto, . You can see more images, a video, and the architect’s description after the break. (more…)

Winners announced for Four Mile Run Bridge Competition

The Four Mile Run Bridge Competition has announced its winning entries, awarding Team Arup/Grimshaw/Scape with the First Prize.

For years, Northern Virginia’s Four Mile Run has functioned as a flood control channel and a border between the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. More recently, growing community interest in revitalizing and celebrating the Run has resulted in the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan. The plan outlines a broad range of ambitious, feasible goals to restore the ecology of the Run while re-establishing it as a cherished park space and a means of stitching together communities.

The winning team was chosen based on the strength of their professional skills and the potential for their conceptual design to become an icon for the Four Mile Run and its surrounding community.

Seen at Bustler. See the winners after the break. (more…)

Urban Market / Kohn Pederson Fox


The 2010 AIA winners were recently announced (we’ll share the full over view this weekend with you), and this project by Kohn Pedersen Fox received a design award in the Unbuilt category.   Just like the other winning projects, the design showcases New York talent and was chosen for its “design quality, program resolution, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.”  The project, entitled Urban Market, is for Tianjin, China.  The urban center is a way to reinvigorate the river banks through new uses, such as cultural institutions.  The hope it that the center will grow to establish “a new identity for the city that links its culture to its historic place of commerce.”

More about the winning project after the break. (more…)

1st Place for Santa Catarina’s Public Library Refurbishment Competition

Brazilian architects Bruno Conde, Filipe Gebrim Doria, Filipe Lima Romeiro, and Lucas Bittar were awarded with the first prize for the design of the ’s Public Library Refurbishment (National Architecture Competition).

More images and architect’s description after the break. (more…)

IIDA Award Winners: Northern California

Best of Show

Luminaries of Northern California’s interior design community raised the roof of the Art Deco-era Fox Theater last Thursday for a scintillating double feature: the 2010 Honor Awards and Pioneers in Design celebration. The Northern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association sponsored the event, honoring a select group of member firms, designers and students who have elevated the practice of interior design. The group also recognized Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, the founders of Architecture for Humanity (AFH), as its 2010 Pioneers in Design.

Honor award winners–kept secret until the presentation–were chosen from a field of 74 projects submitted by designers from Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawaii in six categories: Live, Work, Play, Shop, Serve, and Give. The “WOW!” Award was presented for the best-of-show design.

See all the winners after the break. (more…)

Europan 10 Winning Project / P2P 39’27’45,29’’N8º2830.03’’W

Pedro Dias, João Matos, and Hugo Santos Silva are the architects of one of the winners of the Europan 10 Architecture Competition. Their project, “P2P 39’27’45,29’’N 8º2830.03’’W” is located in , Portugal.

More images and architect’s description after the break. (more…)