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Call for Proposals: Paphos Beach Shelters

12:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Proposals: Paphos Beach Shelters

The Paphos Beach Shelter Competition is open to architects, students of architecture, recent graduates, and associated disciplines from around the world, during the European Capital of Culture - Paphos 2017.​

Open Call for a Straw Bale House of the Associations in Caino (Brescia, Italy)

11:30 - 15 May, 2017
Open Call for a Straw Bale House of the Associations in Caino (Brescia, Italy), Site Area in the School courtyard
Site Area in the School courtyard

The competition topic is the preliminary design of a 40 sm one-floor building, located in Caino (Brescia), an Italian municipality, The building will consist in a single multifunctional area available to different associations to carry out conferences, meetings and events. The building will be used periodically and in a discontinuous way, thus management costs should be minimized.
The jury will select 2 winning projects: an Italian and a foreign winner.

Call for Ideas: "Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC"

11:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Ideas: "Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC", Graphic design: Delcan & Co Studio. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space
Graphic design: Delcan & Co Studio. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space

Since our founding in 1995, the Design Trust for Public Space has solicited project proposals from government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and individuals through an open Request for Proposals (RFP). After three years since our last RFP—"The Energetic City"—and four projects later, we have now unveiled "Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC," an open call for project ideas to ensure New York City’s public realm remains truly public.

Call for Proposals: Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition

10:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Proposals: Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition, Poster
Poster

The Seoul Metropolitan Government is promoting the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition which connects green areas that were disconnected for the Gyeongbu Expressway. The Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Competition aims to connect green axis, as a part of the Ring of Green Phase of the 2030 Seoul Park and Green Basic Plan, also targets the preservation of wild animals and plants by obscuring animal’s roaming routes and improving citizens’ convenience by connecting with the Seoul Trails.

Call for Submissions: Adelaide Creative Community Hub

09:30 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Submissions: Adelaide Creative Community Hub, Enter the Adelaide Creative Community Hub ‪architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: AUGUST 24, 2017
Enter the Adelaide Creative Community Hub ‪architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: AUGUST 24, 2017

What makes a ‘creative city’? And what capacity does architecture have to foster, inspire, or use to celebrate creativity within an urban environment? These questions are part of a growing discussion in Adelaide, Australia, surrounding what the city could be, and how to make Adelaide a more creative, vibrant, and innovative place to live.

Dongdaemun Silver Care Center Design Competition

09:00 - 15 May, 2017
Dongdaemun Silver Care Center Design Competition, Competition poster
Competition poster

Growing the aging society, the demand for nursing homes has been expanding due to the rapid increase in the elderly population and the increase in dementia patients. However, seoul city has a low rate of utilization of facilities compared to the demand for nursing home. To address this problem, the design competition that targets experts in the areas of domestic and international civil engineering, architecture, and the landscape design have been announced in order to create a efficient space design and family friendly urban elderly nursing home models.

Call for Papers: CARTHA Issue 1 (2017) – On The Limits of Fiction in Architecture

08:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Papers: CARTHA Issue 1 (2017) – On The Limits of Fiction in Architecture, Illustration from the book „A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture“ by Fischer von Erlach
Illustration from the book „A Plan of Civil and Historical Architecture“ by Fischer von Erlach

Since 2014, CARTHA has provided a platform for critical thinking on architecture and society. Founded by an international team of architects and designers, it aims to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical approaches to contemporary architecture. Each year, CARTHA initiates research and the publication of a set of issues on a topic in its online magazine that is then brought together in an annual book.

Call for Entries: Residential and Commercial Development - International Competition

05:00 - 15 May, 2017
Call for Entries: Residential and Commercial Development - International Competition, Residential and Commercial Development - International Competition
Residential and Commercial Development - International Competition

Build a residential and commercial development on the property of JHL Immobilien GmbH /Steinel Immobilien AG, spanning a surface of 24,318.00 square meters. All qualified experts in the fields of urban development, architecture and landscape architecture can apply. The competition is an international tender and independent from public procurement. The tendered task requires the participants to form teams of architects and landscape architects. Moreover, the expertise of structural engineers, energy consultants, traffic planners, spatial planners or environmental engineers shall be consulted.

Open Call: ‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition—Sustainable Design, Sustainable Life

06:02 - 12 May, 2017
Open Call: ‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition—Sustainable Design, Sustainable Life

‘NaTian’ Cup International Design Competition
—— Sustainable Design, Sustainable Life


I. Background

The contemporary urban landscape relies largely on the creation and regeneration of public spaces, which then reflect on the beauty of cities. The identity of urban spaces is created through infrastructures, sculptures, buildings, land, vegetation and any element that is capable of representing the essence of place and culture. Pleasant and comfortable urban ecological environment and interesting urban public spaces have undoubtedly become one of the main driving forces of urban development.

Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Announces its List of Participants

14:54 - 11 May, 2017
Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial Announces its List of Participants, Curators Bienal Diálogos Impostergables. Image © Jorge Brantmayer
Curators Bienal Diálogos Impostergables. Image © Jorge Brantmayer

The XX Chilean Architecture and Urbanism Biennial through its theme “Unpostponable Dialogues” invited academics, professionals, activists and the public sector from across the world to reflect on the matters that we have put aside in the construction of our cities and that are now pressing.

BCA International BIM Competition 2017

19:30 - 9 May, 2017
BCA International BIM Competition 2017, International BIM Competition 2017 - Computational Design, Analysis and Optimisation for DfMA
International BIM Competition 2017 - Computational Design, Analysis and Optimisation for DfMA

The competition is to develop a concept design of an academic building as a redevelopment project to replace the Block D & E-Canteen Block to support the expanding educational activities in BCA Academy. The new building block should be able to host a minimum 3,000 students’ capacity with a maximum 23,500sqm Gross Floor Area (GFA) including usable space, public circulation and service area.

The key aspect of the competition this year is to generate design options through computational approach for analysis and optimization that captures the design challenges and requirements mentioned above for the final optimized option.

Pape Bird Observation Tower

16:39 - 9 May, 2017
Pape Bird Observation Tower, Enter the Pape Bird Observation Tower ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
Enter the Pape Bird Observation Tower ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

The Pape Nature Park is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. There are a great number of protected plant, animal and bird species concentrated within the relatively small park area, which is located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia.

The Pape Nature Park is most known for being the first place in Latvia to reintroduce wild horses, auroxen, and bison back into the wild, however it also plays a vital role in the nesting habits of many species of birds. The Lake Pape area is an internationally-recognised breeding, migrating and wintering site for

Call for Entries: Gateways to Chinatown

15:11 - 9 May, 2017
Call for Entries: Gateways to Chinatown, Chinatown (NYC DOT)
Chinatown (NYC DOT)

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), in collaboration with the Chinatown Partnership and Van Alen Institute today launched Gateways to Chinatown, an initiative seeking innovative proposals to plan, design, and construct an iconic contemporary neighborhood marker at the nexus of Manhattan’s Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s historic Mott Street. Straddling art and architecture, symbolism and function, the new structure and public space aims to become a vibrant place of exchange at the center of one of New York City’s most dynamic and historically rich areas.
The overarching goal of Gateways to Chinatown is to provide

New Space for Rosatom 2017

13:22 - 9 May, 2017
New Space for Rosatom 2017

The second stage of the creative competition of the state Corporation Rosatom.

State Corporation for atomic energy Rosatom with the assistance of the communications ProjectNext agency and OfficeNext portal offers to take part in the second stage of the international creative competition for the development of the concept design the workspace of Rosatom for architects, designers, graphic designers, specialists in computer graphics and visual design.

PechaKucha Night NYC

11:21 - 9 May, 2017
PechaKucha Night NYC, Poster by Arthur Liu
Poster by Arthur Liu

PechaKucha, or “chit chat” in Japanese, is a concise presentation style, comprised of twenty slides at a duration of twenty seconds each that advance automatically. PK Nights invite creative thinkers of all fields to meet, present projects, and exchange ideas in this 20 x 20 format in over 1000 cities around the world.

Our largest annual PechaKucha event, this NYCxDesign special invites forward thinkers to speak about COMMON SENSE in the current political and environmental climate. Topics are always a surprise until night of – join us for a great and unexpected evening of storytelling.

Lanzarote Music Factory

19:30 - 8 May, 2017
Lanzarote Music Factory, Lanzarote Music Factory
Lanzarote Music Factory

The project of the Music Factory of Lanzarote was born as a public initiative that seeks to solve the lack of musical spaces and interpretation of the island bearing in mind the analysis extracted from the area.

A priority objective is a connection with the city and the impulse of the urban renewal in Arrecife. A project that will act as an engine of future activities that seek intervention in urban voids and old buildings adapting them to new uses.

Call for Submissions: SB-Lab 2017 - International Conference on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development

19:30 - 5 May, 2017
Call for Submissions: SB-Lab 2017 - International Conference on Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development, SB-Lab 2017 Conference Poster (Credits: Green Lines Institute)
SB-Lab 2017 Conference Poster (Credits: Green Lines Institute)

SB-LAB 2017 - International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Cities and Buildings Development adopted the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development as the reference for its scope and goals. Proposed topics aim to cover all the Sustainable Development Goals in order to achieve the contribute that architects, engineers, contractors, politics and the construction industry in general may bring to these goals.

Open Call: inShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award

19:30 - 4 May, 2017
Open Call: inShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award, inShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award Poster (credits: Green Lines Institute)
inShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award Poster (credits: Green Lines Institute)

Green Lines Institute and the Corpo Nacional de Escutas (CNE), the major Scouts association in Portugal launched an International Competition open to Architecture students from all over the world.

InShelter SB-Lab + Students 2017 Award aims to receive architectural proposals for 2 shelters/bird watching units that will be located in the future Scouts Eco-Camp of Barcelos, Portugal.