AIA Los Angeles announces ‘Arch is’ Competition Call for Entries

Oyler Wu Collaborative / 2009 Winner

The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles (AIA|Los Angeles) is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2010 Arch Is competition. Only in its sophomore year, Arch Is is the newest addition to the AIA|Los Angeles’s growing roster of programs.

The competition invites young architects and designers to share their portfolios and philosophies with an esteemed panel of judges, that includes Neil Denari, AIA (Neil M. Denari Architects), Lisa Iwamoto, AIA (IWAMOTOSCOTT Architecture), Mia Lehrer, FASLA (Mia Lehrer + Associates), and Geoff Manaugh (BLDG BLOG).

Two talented winners will be awarded with a public forum and the rare opportunity to share their perspective on what architecture is with the design community. The winner will also receive a cash award.

The Arch Is competition is open to any design collaborations, design partnerships, or designers residing in who have graduated from an accredited architecture school or foreign equivalent. Participants must register by December 17, 2010 and submit their materials by January 14, 2011. The winners will be announced and invited to speak at a public AIA|LA awards ceremony and forum event in March 2011. For more information, please click here.

Canstruction® Exhibit and Design Competition

Courtesy of Canstruction®

This year Canstruction® challenged 25 teams of architects and engineers to produce sculptures out of 100,000 full cans of food. The exhibition of the work produced will be displayed at the World Financial Center between November 11th and 22nd. Everyone is welcome, free of charge to marvel at the mind-boggling sculptures.

Read on for images and more information.


A Room for London

+ Artangel Competition

We’ve been bringing you coverage of the Living Architecture’s vacation houses and now we’re excited to share news that Living Architecture and Artangel are organizing a competition to build a new, temporary, one-bedroom structure on the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank Centre in . The Room will allow up to two guests at a time a chance to spend a unique night in an exemplary architectural landmark overlooking and will be available for the duration of the Olympic Year, 2012.  The competition is open to any architect or architect teamed up with an artist/engineer or designer from across the world. Design proposals are expected to be bold, ingenious and intelligent, for residents and alike.  The deadline is November 30, and the shortlist announcement will be December 10.

More details here.

Griffintown Interrupted Competition

Griffintown Interrupted is an international ideas competition which invites speculation on the value of the temporary, the urban promise of postindustrial lands, and the possibility of dynamic, incremental architectures.

Submit a proposal for a temporary, flexible and disassemblable structures on one of five sites across Griffintown, an evolving district in Montréal, . Finalist proposals will be featured in a digital exhibition and digital publication exploring the potential of indeterminacy in urban transformation.

Deadline is November 10 at 11:59 pm. Visit the competition’s official website for more information.

Update: V&A at Dundee shortlist designs

© Luxigon - REX proposal

Last month we shared with you the six designs from the shortlisted group for the future Victoria & Albert Museum in Scotland:

Delugan Meissl Associated ArchitectsKengo Kuma & AssociatesREXSnøhettaSteven Holl ArchitectsSutherland Hussey Architects

The six designs are now on exhibition at the library of Abertay University on Bell Street in Dundee until November 4th.

We now have more photographs and a short description of each proposal plus a video after the break.


36th annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition Call for Entries

The American Institute of Architects’ Dallas chapter () is calling for entries for the 36th annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, the longest-running architectural delineation competition currently in operation anywhere in the world. The competition is open to all architecture students, professionals and architectural illustrators throughout the United States, as well as abroad.

Entry deadline is Friday, October 22, 2010, at 5 p.m. CST. Entries may be submitted online or delivered to the AIA Dallas office at 1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway. The awards presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. in Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art.

For more information on eligibility, requirements, submission process, fees and awards, visit

PAV Prize 2011 – Competition to create an environmental park

Panoramic view of the PAV

“PAV – Parco Arte Vivente”, ’s Living Art Park and Experimental Contemporary Art Centre, is promoting the PAV PRIZE 2011, an international competition organised by Landscape Architect Gianluca Cosmacini, to create an environmental artwork in a portion of the territory of PAV.

Theme of the Prize for the first year: The PAV biosphere: Inner and outer osmotic boundaries. More information can be found at the competition’s official website.

V&A Exhibition Road Competition

The Victoria and Albert Museum wishes to create a major new gallery with the capacity to deliver its high-profile programme of temporary exhibitions, a new museum entrance and a courtyard to create an informal and inviting relationship with Exhibition Road.

The gallery, providing approximately 1500m2 of relatively uninterrupted (column-free) exhibition space, will be formed below street level, on the only undeveloped site in the Museum. Above the gallery there will be a new external courtyard-style space, linking the V&A to Exhibition Road through Sir Aston Webb’s historic arched stone screen and creating a new entrance into the museum. The new courtyard will need to be flexible so that the space could be used for installations, performances, for events or a cafe.

For more information, submissions and registration please go to the competition’s official website.

V&A at Dundee shortlist designs unveiled


Back in May we told you about the interesting group shortlisted for The Victoria & Albert museum’s first base outside London:

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects / Kengo Kuma & Associates / REX / Snøhetta / Steven Holl Architects / Sutherland Hussey Architects

The six designs have finally been unveiled and will be presented on an exhibition at the library of Abertay University on Bell Street in , from 29 September to 4 November.

See the proposals after the break. (more…)

Centre for Promotion of Science of Belgrade International Competition

One of the objectives of the Serbian Research and Development Infrastructure Initiative is to enhance the production of knowledge and scientific excellence by enabling Serbian research institutions and researchers to enhance their ability to generate, adapt and use new knowledge and become key actors contributing to the achievement of sustainable development, prosperity, and economic growth.

In line with this, the Ministry of Science and Technological Development initiated the creation of the new Centre for the Promotion of Science with the intention of bridging the gap between scientists and society as a whole, educating the younger generation and transmitting the scientific methods that affect building of a dynamic civil society open to the challenges of the future, and playing a key role in the better quality of life solutions and the affirmation of a knowledge-based economy in society as a whole.

The subject of the architectural competition is the preparation of the Preliminary Architectural Design for the new building: Centre for the Promotion of Science. It is also required to provide urban and architectural ideas for the remaining part of the Block 39, hosting the University Campus (e.g. Universities of : Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and the Faculty of Organizational Science). The Faculty of Dramatic Arts is already part of the Block 39. For more information, please go to the competition’s official website.

48 Hours Competition

The Young Architects Forum [YAF] is announcing the third annual 48 Hour Design Competition. Open to all Students, Designers, and Architects up to 10 years of licensure. The purpose of this competition is to provide a venue for designers and architects to showcase their ability, and to illustrate the value of good design to the Greater Public.

The competition program will be based in Atlanta, GA and focus on current Architectural and Design topics. Registration numbers will be assigned upon registration. Each entrant will be provided a digital ‘Program Packet’ when the competition opens. There will be a 24 hour period for questions, all questions and answers will be posted on the competition website prior to 5 pm on October 15th. All entries will be returned as a digital PDF @ 24”x36”.

For more information, please visit the competition’s official website.

Global Design Competition

The Global Design Competition of , WA calls for entries of integrated function, high efficiency, low carbon restaurant designs toward the goal of creating a shareware reference resource of design solutions and services directory for participating design teams. Our design objective is low carbon restaurants, by any means possible, including but not limited to reduction in the need for electricity, food menu and ingredient choices, localized power generation and waste energy capture and reuse.

For more information, please visit the competition’s official website.

urbaninform Competition 2010: Architecture of Social Investment

The urbaninform Competition 2010 is calling for architecture and urban design projects, which engage in and cooperate with social entrepreneurship and green business. The projects should be realized or developed to the level of being implemented.

Are you an architect, an urban designer, a social entrepreneur, a government official, a foundation or simply an individual or group engaging in the sustainable future of our cities?

Does your project empower individuals and communities to become economically independent? Does your project understand architecture as business opportunity? Does your project allow the community to generate or maintain services, infrastructure or education facilities?

If your project is a social investment, submit and win! For more information, visit the competition’s official website.

TurnmeON Competition 2010

TurnmeON invites architects, engineers and all designers to enter the TurnmeON Competition 2010!

They are seeking innovative designs for a water system that will address the current problems associated with water supply, quality and use in the rural regions of nepal.

The winning entrant wins a trip to Nepal with OzQuest to deliver the project!

For more information visit the competition’s official website. You can also follow them through Facebook.

International Design Award 2011

1 October 2010 will see the starting signal fired for registrations for the 8th International Design Award 2011. Students of architecture and design have to submit their entries by 31 January 2011. The re-structured concept for the largest student design competition simplifies participation and rewards universities setting and submitting a term/semester project assignment.

The International Design Award 2011 is looking for interior designs as well as furniture concepts and systems that best meet the requirements of the next decade. The competition assignment relates to the three areas of living room and bedroom, kitchen and food preparation as well as office workplaces. The adjudicators will be searching for innovative, multifunctional and creative designs that stand apart from classic applications. In terms of both design and technical intelligence, the solutions entered are to resolve the ‘tug of war’ in tomorrow’s home and work environment. More information and registration on the official website.

DawnTown Miami: Seaplane Terminal Design Competition

DawnTown Miami is an annual architecture ideas competition meant to bring creative and inspiring new solutions to Downtown . Now in its third year, DawnTown is reaching to new heights…literally. This year’s contest topic is a reference back to ’s unique history of aviation: a new Seaport Terminal on Watson Island.

The competition seeks out fresh and inventive designs that will help promote downtown not only as a transportation hub, but a gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.

To enter, please visit to download the competition brief. Registration is free and open to all designers, professionals or students.

Ballet West: Fluid Adagio Installation Competition

AIA Utah announces the 2010 design/build competition Ballet West: Fluid Adagio Installation (BWFAI), a first-time-ever joint competition initiated by AIA ’s Young Architects Forum.

Local, national and international architects and designers are invited to participate in this blind competition to create a temporary installation (estimated to be 1 to 2 years) that will occupy the future building site for Utah’s premiere ballet company, Ballet West. The project’s site is adjacent to the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Salt Lake City and is currently vacant, thus providing a unique contextual setting in Salt Lake City’s ever-changing urban fabric.

The winner of this two-stage competition will enter into a contract with Salt Lake County and receive $46,000.00 for fabrication and installation. Please take time to explore the project brief and sign up today! Entries may be submitted from individuals, teams, design firms or other collaborations. For more information go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.

The HuB Design Competition

Architecture for Humanity Charleston invites you to participate in ’s continuing legacy of preservation and sustainability. As a basis for exploration, the HuB Design Competition proposes that a new light rail system has been established that will provide a connection between Charleston’s downtown peninsula and its surrounding communities. Entrants to the competition are challenged to design the two major components of the new transit system:

The Downtown Transit Hub: The new downtown transit hub is a mixed-use building that will be located within the heart of the Charleston peninsula. The building will provide services for light rail, bus riders, cyclists, pedestrians and will also address the growing need for community meeting space, affordable retail and office space. We have chosen an underused site in a prominent location adjacent to the Charleston City Visitor Center on Meeting Street.

The Node Transit Station: The node transit station is a prototypical design that will be located at various locations throughout the Charleston Lowcountry. It is a modestly scaled structure that will serve the new light rail system and the existing bus system. The two designs should collaborate to create a system of cohesive recognizable nodes for tourists and residents. For more information, go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.