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Blueprint International Ideas Competition

07:30 - 23 September, 2016
Blueprint International Ideas Competition

Blueprint Competition is an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings. From the Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s design to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.

The competition notice and the attachments are available on the website www.blueprintcompetition.it .
The deadline for submissions is 15 December, and the Jury is expected to complete its work by January 31, 2017.

“Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition

18:00 - 22 September, 2016
“Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition

During the Olympics in Rio, on the afternoon of August 13rd, an international landmark design “Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition kicked off at Beijing Parkview Green and called for international design powers. 

Call for Entries: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards

08:15 - 22 September, 2016
Call for Entries: BCI Asia Interior Design Awards, Interior Design Awards, courtesy of BCI Asia
Interior Design Awards, courtesy of BCI Asia

Interiors are such an integral part of one's living, playing and working experience that the design of an interior space has gone beyond solely aesthetics or function. It is also about crafting a space for occupant comfort and well-being. How a space makes one feel and the impact on one's health has become as important as how a space looks and functions.

Call for Entries: FuturArc Prize 2017

08:00 - 22 September, 2016
Call for Entries: FuturArc Prize 2017, FuturArc Prize 2017, courtesy of FuturArc
FuturArc Prize 2017, courtesy of FuturArc

FuturArc Prize seeks forward-thinking, innovative design ideas for Asia. The competition offers a platform to professionals and students who are passionate about the environment. Through the force of their imagination it aspires to capture visions of a sustainable future. FuturArc Prize 2017 invites you to Envisage an Architecture for the Common Good.

Spotlight: Gunnar Asplund

06:00 - 22 September, 2016
Spotlight: Gunnar Asplund, Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen
Stockholm Public Library. Image © Sam Teigen

As a professor of architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology and often cited for his contributions to Nordic Classicism, Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund (September 22 1885 – 20 October 1940) was a notable theorist on the most important architectural challenges of his time, first exemplified by his lecture entitled “Our Architectonic Concept of Space.”

Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

18:00 - 21 September, 2016
Open Call: Winter Stations Design Competition 2017

Winter Stations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an addition three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather.  This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for Winter Stations' temporary artwork installations.

Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award

10:30 - 21 September, 2016
Call for Applications: 2017 Carter Manny Award, The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.
The recipient of the 2016 Carter Manny Award for doctoral dissertation writing is Hollyamber Kennedy, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Peter Behrens, sketch of the Atlantropa Tower and North gate of the Gibraltar Dam, 1931, Munich, Germany. Courtesy of the Sörgel-Archiv, Das Deutsches Museum, Munich.

The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 Carter Manny Award, the foundation's annual award for Ph.D. students working on dissertation topics in architecture. Applications are due November 15, 2016.

Established in 1996, the Carter Manny Award supports dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and the potential to shape architectural discourse. 

Call for Submissions: European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier

09:30 - 20 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: European Prize of Architecture Philippe Rotthier , Philippe Rotthier Prize 2017
Philippe Rotthier Prize 2017

Established in 1982 by the architect Philippe Rotthier, this Triennial prize rewards works of collective and cultural value with regional roots and using natural and sustainable materials that draw on the genius of the European town and a dialogue with the past and with history.

THEME OF 2017 PRIZE : Water, architecture and the town

Water, today a precious and strategic resource, has long been present in towns and cities in the form of rivers and canals, lakes and fountains. A presence giving rise to works of architecture and public spaces… to watermills and bridges, to reservoirs and aqueducts, to

Sauerbruch Hutton: Archive 2

03:45 - 20 September, 2016
Sauerbruch Hutton: Archive 2

Description via Amazon. Lars Müller presents a second major monograph on Sauerbruch Hutton, Archive 2 that follows on from the previous Archive that recorded the practice’s work from its inception in 1989 to 2006. Archive 2 includes detailed descriptions of 70 works from the period between 2006 and 2015 as well as 6 essays by the architects and a complete register of all projects. The current compendium traces the development of the office’s architectural practice and thinking through a series of completed buildings, works in progress and projects that, as yet, remain unrealised.

International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture - Competition Live Stream

04:30 - 19 September, 2016
International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture - Competition Live Stream, Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event!
Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event!

Watch the ten regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2016 for Students of Architecture present their daylight-inspired projects at the World Architecture Festival in a live streamed event before the jury selects the two global winners!

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

04:25 - 19 September, 2016
Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries between architecture, urban design and planning and showcase innovative thinking about American cities.

One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 will be awarded. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the 48 contiguous United States.

Call for Submissions: Trans-Siberian Pit Stops

04:20 - 19 September, 2016
Call for Submissions: Trans-Siberian Pit Stops, Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
Enter the Trans Siberian Pit Stops ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 worth of prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

The Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is calling for submissions for a tourist centre that can be replicated along the world famous train route. Organised in cooperation with CDS NORD property developers, the Trans Siberian Pit Stops architecture competition is looking for designs for an instantly recognisable structure that would become a part of this iconic attraction, fitting in with the history and identity of one of the most well-travelled routes in the world.

There is no specific site selected for this competition, however the winning proposals that will be considered for construction will be situated at various locations along

Open Call: A Seat to Remember

04:15 - 19 September, 2016
Open Call: A Seat to Remember, Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest
Seat of Remembrance Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted - the inspiration for this contest

The competition is to design new seating that will be part of our improvement project at the Rectory Lane Cemetery. Eight new benches will be located in different areas around the Cemetery. Applicants may either design an individual bench (sympathetic to the proposed location of the bench) or design a composite scheme for all the benches. This competition is being run by the Friends of St Peter’s, Great Berkhamsted (‘The Promoter’).

Spotlight: Renzo Piano

11:30 - 14 September, 2016
Spotlight: Renzo Piano, The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux
The Whitney Museum. Image © Nic Lehoux

Italian architect Renzo Piano (born 14 September 1937) is known for his delicate and refined approach to building, deployed in museums and other buildings around the world. Awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1998, the Pritzker Jury compared him to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, explaining that "his intellectual curiosity and problem-solving techniques as broad and far ranging as those earlier masters of his native land."

Embedding Infrastructure With the Mindset of Sustainable Design

12:39 - 13 September, 2016
Embedding Infrastructure With the Mindset of Sustainable Design, Courtesy of LafargeHolcim
Courtesy of LafargeHolcim

Infrastructure includes roads, pipe systems, cable networks, bridges, public places as well as less tangible forms including systems for traffic management or capital flow, public security, or information technology. The way this infrastructure is designed fundamentally affects our lives and the space in which we conduct our activities.

Spotlight: Tadao Ando

11:30 - 13 September, 2016
Spotlight: Tadao Ando, Church of the Light. Image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/hetgacom/22029029686'>Flickr user hetgacom</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Church of the Light. Image © Flickr user hetgacom licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The 1995 recipient of the Pritzker Prize Tadao Ando (born 13 September 1941) is highly regarded for his unparalleled work with concrete, sensitive treatment of natural light, and strong engagement with nature. Based in OsakaJapan, Ando's ascetic yet rich version of modernism resonates with the traditional Japanese conception of architecture, and has caused him to be regularly referred to as a "critical regionalist."

Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

08:45 - 13 September, 2016
Exhibition: Stadiums Past and Future

At the Olympic Games, STADIUMS are real eye-catchers. But what do we know about these giant structures? Emblematic of the Olympic Games, STADIUMS also represent a challenge for the host city. With a long history, they refer to the past while turning to the future. With this new programme, The Olympic Museum is exploring the adventure of these buildings whose impact is measured beyond the 16 days of competition.

Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

03:30 - 13 September, 2016
Essays On Thermodynamics, Architecture and Beauty

A compendium of essays and projects, that creates a projective document able to set up new scenarios for the architecture of the next decade.

This is a book that unfolds arguments and designs around the concept of “thermodynamic beauty”. This new aesthetic category opens up new and unexpected directions to the architect’s work, connecting architecture and thermodynamics without giving up the tectonic tradition.

The compendium is developed through the concepts of Somatisms, Verticalism, Thermodynamic Materialism, Monsters Assemblage, and, summarizing design strategies and opening new territories at the scales of building, public space and landscape.