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 :

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 Dundee, 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 www.dawntown.org 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.

Chicken Coop Design Competition

The Pultry Project is launching Chicken Coop Design Competition to challenge creative thinkers & makers to design a chicken coop for backyard use in urban/suburban America. Their US-based nonprofit organization, works with an indigenous Ugandan org, TASO, to help AIDS orphans start small poultry businesses so they can earn extra $ selling eggs and supplement their diets with eggs.

Their goal with the competition is to raise awareness about their work with AIDS orphans in Uganda while promoting the local food/urban chicken keeping movements in the US. Winning designs will be awarded cash prizes ($500, $250) and will be modified for use in Uganda.

The competition brief/entry form and more details can be found at their website. Seen at Bustler.

The 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an annual international design Challenge awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems. It attracts bold, visionary, tangible initiatives focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world’s complex problems. For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

2010 TCA Student Design Contest

2009 1st Place

TCA International Student Design Competition: The Concrete Classroom is sponsored by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Tennessee Concrete Association.

Students in the field of architecture, currently in a graduate or undergraduate program are invited to present conceptual designs for a new education and training facility for a state concrete association, specifically designed with emphasis on the practical sustainability using site cast concrete panels and components known as “Tilt-Up” concrete.

The Concrete Classroom 2010 is an international, open, single-stage ideas competition. For more information, go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

Finalists of the Integrated Habitats Design Competition announced

RESET Development are pleased to announce that the eight finalists for the first ever UK Integrated Habitats Design Competition have now been announced. Submissions included entries from a variety of backgrounds including students, architects, ecologists, landscape designers and engineers. The judges were impressed by the diverse range of projects proposed and will be awarding prizes to the top three entries.

First prize of £2000, runner-up of £1000 and highly commended places will be presented as part of CIRIA’s bi-annual World Green Roof Congress at 6.00pm on Wednesday 15th September with the top three finalists also receiving a free ticket to the 2-day congress which is run in partnership with livingroofs.org. The eight finalist proposals will be published online and will also be showcased at the 5 week IHDC Exhibition will will open on Monday 13th September.

Based on a similar competition organised by the City of Portland in 2007, the IHDC emphasises the importance of biodiversity in the built environment. The competition invited holistic designs that integrate biodiversity, emphasising the value of good quality design that puts nature at its heart. Complete list of finalists after the break. (more…)

2010 Monsters of Design (MoD)

The Young Architects Forum of Kansas City invites all young designers to submit their work for the 2010 Monsters of Design Competition. Projects of all types and scales (architecture, interiors, products, furniture, lighting, graphics and anything else) are welcome.

Monsters of Design is an annual design awards competition for young architects and/or designers from or near the metro area. MoD exists to recognize the young designers whose work may not be recognized by other awards competitions. All types of design are considered equal in this competition. For more information, go to the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.

Wine’s Museum on Cerro San Cristobal Architecture Competition

Arquitectum jointly with the Universidad Finis Terrae and the Chilean Association of Vineyards have recently launched the International Architecture Competition de 2010″.

The challenge for this competition is to design a Museum that has XX Century History of Wine exhibition areas and also be a landmark for the city of Santiago. To this end, the plot where this project will take place is located at Cerro San Cristóbal, since this hill is the most natural and, at the same time, urban backdrop to lay out a natural/artificial product such as wine. This is an amazing opportunity for the winning architect to become well known in a potentially growing market such as design of wine cellars and vineyards of all South America.

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

New Visions Design Competition

General Area of Site

Urban Reserve establishes a new vision for the development of single-family neighborhoods-one of sustainably designed, modernist houses, gently sited in a rolling, wooded landscape with close access to urban amenities. We envision houses that are of their time and place: cutting edge in design but low impact and co-existing harmoniously in the streetscape and landscape.

The purpose of this competition is to facilitate the involvement of younger architects, architectural interns and students in the design of one or more of the houses at Urban Reserve. In addition to monetary prizes, one or more of the winning entrants may be awarded a commission to further develop their design for eventual construction.

For complete information visit the competition’s official website.