The :output International Student Award wants to change that. Every year more than 1.000 students from more than 30 different countries submit their best projects to the competition. A jury of international renowned designers and professors makes a selection which is published in :output. Send your best projects until February 15, 2010 and get published in the yearbook.
The best project of all submissions is honoured with the :output Grand Prix which includes also a scholarship worth 3,000 Euro. For more information on submission and conditions, go to the competition’s official website.
The Salvation Army joins the U.S. Green Building Council this year in hosting USGBC‘s 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition. Entrants will design an affordable, 800 square foot green home for an elderly client in the Broadmoor, New Orleans neighborhood. Winners will be announced after the top four entries have been constructed, inhabited and evaluated.
Through its EnviRenew initiative, The Salvation Army is kicking off a large-scale residential green building campaign in five neighborhoods in New Orleans, facilitating the construction of 125 new homes and the renovation of 125 existing homes over the next three years through the provision of grant financing to homebuyers and homeowners.
For complete schedule, requirements and submission go to the competition’s official website.
The Spontaneous Architecture mini-competitions are a series of twelve monthly competitions to last throughout 2010. The entries are single images, and the entry fee is $5 per entry. The competition winners will be decided by fellow competition entrants (although no entrant may vote for their own proposal).
This collective voting will harness the group’s intelligence and interests and hopefully catalyze a discussion within the participating group which will be formally continued in a live event in New York City. The event will be held in collaboration with Columbia University’s Studio-X in downtown Manhattan and will coincide with the announcement of the competition winner(s).
They have recently launched the first one. Details, after the break. (more…)
Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in public programs, an on-line installation, podcasts, and an exhibition in late spring 2010. W
inners will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as an additional stipend for transportation determined at set levels based on the applicant’s proximity to New York. A catalogue of winning work will be published by the Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. Deadline is February 8.
Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Inc. is sponsoring an international open two-stage design competition for the purpose of realizing a Memorial to the Holocaust and genocide on a site dedicated for that purpose by the city of Atlantic City NJ. The competition will be anonymous and judged by a world class Jury. First stage submissions are on-line only.
Each winner of the first stage shall be awarded a $2500 honorarium to build a model which will be exhibited and judged at a gala event to be held in Atlantic City NJ in August 2010. The author of the winning design will be awarded the commission to realize a Memorial on a magnificent site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and visited by millions of visitors annually.
The competition is dedicated to the innovation of green in urban areas. Participants can be creative professionals (landscape architects, designers, architects, planners, artists, and associations) as well as students (schools of horticulture, landscape design, architecture, etc.).
The competition theme is the creation of innovative proposals for the creation of small urban areas, a terrace, a roof, balcony, walls, windows and any other city in the “Garden” theme. Particular attention will be given to projects that will appeal to the jury’s senses (fruits, edible flowers, aromatics, etc..) The maximum area to be developed is 15 m2. The research and the originality to invent new ways to experience nature in the city, merging environment and aesthetics, using lighting and furnishings, and tips for eco-gardener, ideas for recycling, etc. The best project in each category will receive the Innovation Award 2010. More information:www.jardinsjardin.com.
Seen at Abitare.
With the Homeless World Cup arriving in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in fall 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, and Nike are teaming up with local partners Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS), and Bola Pra Frente (BPF) to establish multiple Legacy Centers to implement the Homeless World Cup influence beyond the week-long Tournament and Leadership Conference.
With project partners officially on board and a site secured, we are pleased to welcome you to the Selection Process for Design and Architectural Services of the Homeless World Cup Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz , Rio de Janiero, Brazil. With project partners officially on board and a site secured, we are pleased to welcome you to the Selection Process for Design and Architectural Services of the Homeless World Cup Youth and Women’s Leadership Center in Santa Cruz , Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
For more information on submission, awards and schedule, click here.
Design Challenge: The elevated Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway has been a controversial element of the Toronto skyline since it was completed in 1966. In recent years, public debate has been intensifying over whether its future should be a renovation, relocation, or complete removal. While many plans and proposals have been put forth over the years, none have produced a sufficiently compelling vision for a new urban identity and truly functional transportation system.
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are seeking input from the world’s most talented and creative design and engineering professionals in developing bold new concepts for the future of the elevated Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard, including the adjacent lands. The goal of the Innovative Design Competition is to produce a bold solution or series of bold solutions that can generate broad consensus on the best way forward for the eastern portion of the elevated Gardiner Expressway.
The intent of the Innovative Design Competition is to infuse the Environmental Assessment process with incisive design ideas and bring creative new solutions to the table. For more information about the submission requirements, click here.
The National Park Service and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay announced a new international design competition to re-invigorate the park and city areas surrounding “one of the world’s most iconic monuments”, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The competition, “Framing a Modern Masterpiece: The City + The Arch + The River 2015,” is called for in the National Park Service’s new General Management Plan, which was created through extensive public input over an 18-month period and approved on November 23, 2009.
According to the Gateway Arch Design competition site, “the Gateway Arch instantly became an international destination and won immediate recognition as one of the world’s premier works of public art. The grounds immediately surrounding it, designed by the late Dan Kiley, are also widely recognized as a landscape masterpiece. However, those grounds, and the city streetscape, highways, and the Mississippi riverfront which they abut, lack the ‘buzz’ of constant activity associated with a vibrant urban park – one of the issues the competition is meant to address.”
The AIA is hosting its first ever design competition on Facebook—the AIA Facebook Young Designers Challenge. The competition is targeting emerging professionals, and is open to all AIAS members, all Assoc. AIA members, and all AIA young architect members. (The AIA defines young architects as being licensed 10 years or less.)
The AIA is asking designers to submit new, unbuilt building projects that address America’s most pressing design needs for the 21st century. This can include, but is not limited to: sustainability, public infrastructure, affordable housing, retrofitting suburbs and other resource-intensive built environments, urban farming, and rehabilitating dilapidated urban cores. This requirement is intentionally flexible. The most important factor is that each design offers an innovative solution to a concrete and unsolved problem. The winning designer will be announced in AIArchitect with a feature article on their design in January.
For more information, go to the competition’s website in Facebook.
The purpose of the competition is establish a schematic design for developing the Gadeokdo region in Busan Metropolitan city, Republic of Korea, as an international compound zone by obtaining the broad ideas of experts at home and abroad.
Landscape architects, architects, and urban planners and designers are invited to suggest feasible ideas and designs to develop the Gadeokdo sustainable environment.
Open Up is a workshop focused on the development of projects for the digital façade in Medialab-Prado’s building. This call is meant for project proposals to be collaboratively developed during the workshop-seminar taking place in Madrid from February 9 through 23, 2010.
The goals of the workshop are to explore the relationship between the urban screen and public space, to experiment with the screen’s communicative, narrative and visual capacities, and to investigate its potential to offer new forms of participation. Selected projects will be developed under the supervision of teachers, technical assistants and an extensive group of collaborators.
Projects submitted to this call should take the following ideas into consideration: the development of strategies for public participation, activation of urban space through the screen, fostering public visibility of agents that normally have none, visualization of public collectives; interaction with portable devices, etc. All those interested in collaborating in one of the selected projects can sign in from January 5 through February 8, 2010. Check the call guidelines and submit your project before December 10, 2009. No entry fees. More information, call guidelines and submission form, click here.
Randić & Turato shared their competition entry for the new Adris Group headquarters in Zagreb. The architects investigated corporate office typology and its ability to generate public space when designing the proposal. ”Instead of building a structure on the perimeter of the block, that creates a characteristic configuration with public street on the outside and enclosed private court on the inside, the concept raises the program in a structure that hovers over the existing block,” explained the architects. In this way, the ground floor is completely accessible to the public creating a covered square below the new office building. The structure is supported by our sets of large steel columns that hold the building’s independent geometries. Each of these “legs” are programmed with ground level activities while the offices are organized within a horizontal framing structure.
More about the design after the break. (more…)
Visiondivision shared their Eden Falls entry for a vertical zoo competition organized by Arquitectum with us. The design features a thunderous water curtain facade that offers a dramatic entry condition as visitors pass over a moat of crocodiles and into a free setting where monkeys and birds freely roam about the building, and a pool with fresh water dolphins rests on the roof.
More images and more about the zoo after the break. (more…)
As you may know, to celebrate 25,000 fans on our Facebook Fans (we are now over 29,000!), we launched a competition to look for the best architectural animation video. We received many submissions and now it’s time for you to decide the winner. You have till December 6 to cast your vote.
The good thing is you may vote once per day, so come back here and vote to support your favorite entry! Results will be published on December 7 and the winner will receive a brand new iPod Touch. See all the videos after the break and startvoting right now!
To see the videos in a larger size, just click on them to launch them on YouTube.
SHIFTboston is calling on all visionaries to submit his and her most provocative ideas for the City of Boston. Think: WHAT IF this could happen in Boston? SHIFTboston seeks to collect visions that aim to enhance and electrify the urban experience in Boston. We want innovative, radical ideas for new city elements such as: public art, landscape, architecture, urban intervention and transportation. Competitors could explore topics such as: the future city, energy efficiency and ecological urbanism. YOU TELL US.
The honorary recipient will receive a cash prize and present at the SHIFTboston Forum at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on January 14, 2010. The winning entry will be displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway cars and post cards in the Boston Metropolitan area. All eligible entries will be promoted on the SHIFTboston blog and website and will become part of the SHIFTboston Exhibit. Submission deadline is December 11. Seen at Bustler. More information at the competition’s official website.
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.
Bridges are built to connect, traverse, and inspire. The pedestrian and cyclist bridges planned to reach across the run will be the defining elements in bringing people to the shores of the stream and to each other. As pieces of transit infrastructure, the bridges will also link neighborhoods, streets, and pathways, thus providing a more accessible and desirable means to walk or bike across the region. The first of these bridges is to establish the design language for the others to follow, and is the subject of this professional competition. Taking inspiration from its surrounding natural and industrial elements, the bridge is to be a modern, sustainable, and sculptural piece, spanning clear across the run with minimal impact to the stream bed.
The competition to design and build this bridge begins with a request for qualifications and culminates in a public presentation given by three finalists. A winning team will be 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 deathbyarchitecture. For more details on submission, visit the competition’s official website.
Our Facebook Fan Page has been growing a lot lately, and your feedback has been amazing. So to celebrate our 25,000 fans, we decided to launch a special competition, in which anybody can win. We are looking for the best architecture animation that you can show us! What makes this competition so special? Not only will the winners be featured in ArchDaily.com, but the best one will receive a brand new Ipod Touch. Who will win? That’s up to you to decide…
The competition will have two parts. First, you’ll upload the video to our Facebook Fan Page. You will have until November 22 to do so. Then, on November 23 the 10 videos with more “likes” will make the shortlist. From November 25 till December 6 you’ll be able to vote your favorite video in ArchDaily.com. So in December 7 we’ll announce the winner of the Ipod Touch, and two honorable mentions in our website.
The rules are simple:
1. You will have to upload the video to Youtube, and then post the link of your video in our Facebook Fan Page. To do this simply attach the Youtube link into the share section of our facebook wall.
2. Only ONE submission will be allowed per person.
3. Any doubt, disclaimer, suggestion, etc., will be decided by the ArchDaily editorial team.
So remember, you have till November 22 to upload your video, but the sooner you upload it, more people can start “liking” your video! If you want to help us promote the competition, you can download the poster and pass it through! Good luck everyone!
Ginseng Chicken Architecture P.C. has proposed a renewed identity for the St. Paul Church and Vadabus Square in Rakvere, Estonia by attempting to integrate three disparate elements of the site into a cohesive design strategy for a main concert hall. With Arvo Pärt’s musical legacy and contribution to the genre of minimal music in mind, non-organization and non-sequentiality became the main driving force behind the design of the annex and were then translated into an architectural language.
More images and further project description after the break. (more…)
With the debut of the international Blue Award, the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, from the Institute of Architecture and Design, is announcing an award for the best student works in the topic of sustainable architecture and building culture. The opening presentation of the Blue Award will take place on November 10, 2009 at the TU Vienna. From that point on, works from Bachelor, Master or Diploma studies can be submitted. The competition is open worldwide to students of architecture, regional planning and urbanism. Prizes totaling 15,000 Euros will be awarded.
The competition was initiated by the architect Univ. Prof. Mag. Arch. Françoise-Hélène Jourda, director of the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design, and functions under the patronage of the International Union of Architects (UIA).
The award’s main purpose is to encourage the topic of sustainability in architecture, regional planning an urbanism. Concurrently, it shall recognize and award students and teachers dedicated in pursuing the topic in their studies. The Blue Award aims at the helping standardize the exchange between various architecture schools and faculties. For more information, visit the competition’s official website.
A3+ Architects recently finished an urban renovation project in Marsala, Italy for an international competition. The project is situated in Porta Nuova, where the historical center of the city is connected to the sea by an urban road and an archeological park.
More images and more about the project after the break. (more…)