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Madrid Announces Design Competition to Remodel 11 of the City´s Public Squares

06:00 - 10 August, 2017
Madrid Announces Design Competition to Remodel 11 of the City´s Public Squares , Parque Mirasierra en el distrito Fuencarral-El Pardo. Image © Comunidad de Madrid [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Parque Mirasierra en el distrito Fuencarral-El Pardo. Image © Comunidad de Madrid [Flickr], bajo licencia CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The municipality of Madrid´s Area of Sustainable Urban Development, in collaboration with the Official College of Architects of Madrid, has announced a design competition to remodel eleven public plazas in the outskirts of the Spanish capital city as an urban regeneration strategy for the city´s periphery.

As part of the strategic plan, Regenerate Madrid, the competition, “Plaz-er”, seeks to “contribute to the creation of an upgrading program for the civic plazas located on the city´s periphery, understood as representative spaces with a singular and identifying character for the local areas population that should be reinforced through the new project."

Proposal For A Transparent Museum in Cyprus Rethinks The Urban Square

06:00 - 7 August, 2017
Proposal For A Transparent Museum in Cyprus Rethinks The Urban Square, © Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis
© Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

Responding to a competition brief for a new archaeological museum in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a proposal submitted by Greek architects Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis uses the traditional elements of the line, atrium and stoa to inform the composition of the envisioned landmark. Titled "Trigonica Simplicitas," the design of the museum is intended to form a new central hub, celebrating Cypriot history and culture through the synthesis of indoor and outdoor spaces on various levels to rethink the function of a museum.

© Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis © Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis © Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis © Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis +20

Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History

12:00 - 5 August, 2017
Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History, © Fat Tony Studio
© Fat Tony Studio

Theoni Xanthi of XZA Architects has been selected as the winner in the competition to design the new archaeological museum in Cyprus. Composed of three layers corresponding to Memory, the City, and the River, Xanthi's proposal took first place in a competition that sought a new urban space to celebrate Nicosia’s history and archaeology. The project is situated in close proximity to the medieval city walls, enabling it to play a key role in altering and upgrading the existing urban and green spaces that surround it.

© Fat Tony Studio © Fat Tony Studio Courtesy of XZA Architects Courtesy of XZA Architects +27

Finalists Announced for Redesign of Norwegian Government Headquarters After 2011 Attacks

06:00 - 4 August, 2017
Finalists Announced for Redesign of Norwegian Government Headquarters After 2011 Attacks, © Team Ubris / Statsbygg
© Team Ubris / Statsbygg

Two teams have been announced as the finalists of a competition to rebuild Norway’s government headquarters after it was bombed in 2011 during the country’s worst terrorist attack in modern history. The state building agency Statsbygg selected G8+, comprised of A-Lab and LPO Architects, and Team Urbis, which includes the firms Haptic and Nordic, out of a group of seven teams to create a safe, inviting hub of ministry buildings for central Oslo.

© Team Ubris / Statsbygg © Team Ubris / Statsbygg © Team G8+ / Statsbygg © Team G8+ / Statsbygg +14

Revised Design for Washington DC WWI Memorial Unveiled

08:00 - 26 July, 2017
Revised Design for Washington DC WWI Memorial Unveiled, Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission
Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission

The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has reviewed the revised concept for the National Washington WWI Memorial as part of several major commemoration and transport projects taking place in the capital city. Designed by architect Joseph Weishaar and sculptor Sabin Howard, the proposal won the memorial’s competition last year, beating out 4 other finalists with its multilevel design and use of relief sculpture.

Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission Courtesy of National Capital Planning Commission +10

Call for Entries: BAITASI 2017 International Design Competition

18:30 - 10 July, 2017
Call for Entries: BAITASI 2017 International Design Competition , Courtesy of World Architecture
Courtesy of World Architecture

This open international competition aims to collect design works of public space for hutongs in Baitasi neighbourhood. Shortlisted works will be implemented in a simulated way during Beijing Design Week, and the winning designs will be selected by professional Jury and residents in the neighbourhood and will be made available as reference of the revitalization development in Baitasi neighbourhood, in a broader old-town area of Beijing and even in old towns throughout China.

Winners of Tenancingo Square Competition Addressing Human Trafficking Announced

08:00 - 7 July, 2017
Winners of Tenancingo Square Competition Addressing Human Trafficking Announced

Architectural research initiative Arch Out Loud has released the winners of the Tenancingo Square Mediascape international open-ideas competition aimed to engage architects with the topic of human trafficking. The competition challenged participants to reimagine the town square of Tenancingo, Mexico in response to the prevalent issues of sex trafficking existing in the area. “With proposals from both regional designers and designers from other parts of the world, the competition brought forth a large variety of approaches to an extremely sensitive, but immediate, societal problem” Arch Out Loud said in a statement. “Being the first architectural competition to address human and sex trafficking, Arch Out Loud hopes that the culmination of this exploration is only the beginning of the field’s examination of its’ role in the matter.”

Winners of Tenancingo Square Competition Addressing Human Trafficking Announced Courtesy of Arch Out Loud Courtesy of Arch Out Loud Courtesy of Arch Out Loud +30

Eco Bridge Design Winner Creates an Undulating Mountainside Infrastructure in Seoul

06:00 - 30 June, 2017
Eco Bridge Design Winner Creates an Undulating Mountainside Infrastructure in Seoul, Courtesy of KILD
Courtesy of KILD

In response to the Yangjaegogae Eco Bridge Design Competition commissioned by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, SLOPEWALK is a mountain-inspired bridge designed by a Lithuanian team, KILD, proposing a structure evoking the “pictorial passage through the southern slopes of the two discontinued mountain peaks of Mt. Umyeon and Maljukgeori Parks.” Seeing a current infrastructural void, the project aims to unite the two neighboring mountain parks over the Gyeongbu Expressway, as a continuation of the sloped landscape.

Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD Courtesy of KILD +12

Shelter Global Announces Winners of 2017 Dencity Competition

08:00 - 29 June, 2017
Shelter Global Announces Winners of 2017 Dencity Competition

International architecture non-profit Shelter Global has just announced the winners of its third annual Dencity Competition, highlighting innovative solutions that will improve living conditions for over 1 billion slum dwellers worldwide. The goal of the competition is to foster new ideas on how to spread awareness and handle the growing density of unplanned cities .

Courtesy of Shelter Global Shelter Global Announces Winners of 2017 Dencity Competition Courtesy of Shelter Global Courtesy of Shelter Global +10

Blank Architects Win Competition to Design Moscow Metro Station

06:00 - 29 June, 2017
Blank Architects Win Competition to Design Moscow Metro Station, Courtesy of BLANK Architects
Courtesy of BLANK Architects

Russian architecture office Blank Architects have won a competition to design the Rzhevskaya Metro Station in Moscow, Russia. The open international competition searched for proposals to design three stations along the capital’s new metro line: "Rzhevskaya," "Sheremetyevskaya," and "Stromynka." Blank Architects is one of three architecture offices winning proposals for each station, with AI Architects chosen to design "Sheremetyevskaya" station and Map Architects winning "Stromynka." Designed as a sequence of arches and topped with a transparent pavilion, the proposal creates a dialogue between monumental and light elements - a modern addition to the city’s architectural identity.

Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects Courtesy of BLANK Architects +7

Mirroring the Flatness of a Calm River: Cheongvogl Win Seoul Ferry Terminal Competition

16:00 - 24 June, 2017
Mirroring the Flatness of a Calm River: Cheongvogl Win Seoul Ferry Terminal Competition, Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL
Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL

Hong Kong based architecture firm Cheongvogl has won an international competition to build the Yeoui-Naru Ferry Terminal in Seoul, South Korea. Founded by Judy Cheung and Christoph Vogl in 2008, the international practice aspires to “touch human hearts with poetic senses” through their projects. With that in mind, their winning design impressed an illustrious jury including architects Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA, Nishizawa, and Associates) and Alejandro Zaera Polo of APML. Using an approach called “Poetic Pragmatism” – the design aims to enhance the flatness and monochrome characteristics of the Han River site through its architecture. The masterplan connects the entire design to the city’s existing infrastructure while creating a sense of place along the riverbank.

Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL Courtesy of CHEUNGVOGL +20

Powerhouse Wins Competition to Build New Urban Plaza in Eindhoven

06:00 - 20 June, 2017
Powerhouse Wins Competition to Build New Urban Plaza in Eindhoven, © Powerhouse Company
© Powerhouse Company

Powerhouse Company have won a competition to create a new mixed-use hub in Eindhoven, Netherlands. For the competition, Powerhouse teamed up with landscape architects ZUS and developer Amvest to design a trio of skyscrapers forming the winning proposal for a new urban plaza, called “District E”. The 70,000 square meter proposal will be located next to Eindhoven Station.

© Powerhouse Company © ZUS © Powerhouse Company © Powerhouse Company +5

Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners

14:00 - 17 June, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners, First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected the winners of the Mango Vinyl Hub Competition, challenging entries to marry architecture, music, industry, and design in the repurposing of a decrepit tin foil factory in Cesis, Latvia. With a focus on the revival of the vinyl record industry, “successful projects temper the impulse of retrojecting nostalgic hallmark or tradition, through revitalization of purpose of an artifact and history of a bygone era.”

Here are the winning visions of the Mango Vinyl Hub:

Second Prize: In-Between / Onea Ioana Alexandra, Nistor Raluca, Hirleata Stefania Daniela, Tirca Radu George; Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism "Ion Mincu". Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: Out Of the Blue / Valdone Mitkeviciute, Greta Prialgauskaite; Vilnius Art Academy. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders The Big Picture Award (Best Masterplan): Sound Factory / Bartosz Matuszek, Ewelina Bugajewicz, Karolina Wasilewska, Paulina Sawczuk; Bialystok University Of Technology. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +85

MASA Studio’s Competition-Winning Hostels Combine Modularity and Tradition for Cancer Patients

16:00 - 3 June, 2017
MASA Studio’s Competition-Winning Hostels Combine Modularity and Tradition for Cancer Patients, via MASA Studio
via MASA Studio

With a modular composition inspired by traditional sub-Saharan African building typologies, MASA Studio’s safe lodging proposal for Tanzanian cancer victims has been selected as the winner of the Hostels for Hope competition, which called for solutions to issues of health and safety in regards to the rehabilitation of cancer victims away from home in rural Africa. Organized by Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, an international foundation combatting women’s cancers, the competition responds to the unfortunate decision that thousands of Tanzanian women have to make every year – to travel great lengths for unaffordable treatment and lodging, or to remain at home unable to fight the disease.

via MASA Studio via MASA Studio via MASA Studio via MASA Studio +10

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition

06:00 - 29 May, 2017
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected winners of the Stone Barn Meditation Camp competition, seeking to create a place of refuge for individuals amidst the pristine natural beauty of one of Latvia’s most remote regions. In announcing the competition results, the jury applauded the respect and regard shown to the environment by submitted schemes, commenting that the most successful projects stood out for their simplicity, elegance, and balance with nature.

The competition winners, including noted ‘Green’ and ‘Student’ schemes, are set out below.

First Prize - Board 1. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 2. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 3. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 4. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders +77

Emerging Studio Wins Competition to Expand one of Norway’s Largest University Campuses

06:00 - 26 May, 2017
Emerging Studio Wins Competition to Expand one of Norway’s Largest University Campuses, New university buildings form a spatial framing, where the park is the unifying element. The square is enriched with small landscape interventions, and facilitates external business activities. (Illustration by Beauty and the Bit). Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter
New university buildings form a spatial framing, where the park is the unifying element. The square is enriched with small landscape interventions, and facilitates external business activities. (Illustration by Beauty and the Bit). Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter

KOHT Arkitekter has won an international competition to expand one of Norway’s s largest university campuses. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim launched their masterplan competition in December last year, setting the deadline for the first stage in January 2017. The emerging studio, consisting of Anders Olivarius Bjørneseth (27), Kenneth Larssen Lønning (25), Jonas Velken Kverneland (27) and Christopher Wilkens (32) beat 39 competing proposals before winning in the two-stage competition.

North Lift. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Promenade. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Technology and University Centre, Innovation Square. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter Elgeseter Park. Image Courtesy of KOHT Arkitekter +16

Call for entries: Concorso Bergamo Centro Piacentiniano

19:30 - 23 May, 2017
Call for entries: Concorso Bergamo Centro Piacentiniano, The area
The area

The European two phases Urban Design Competition promoted by the Municipality of Bergamo will transform the center of the Lower City asking Italian and international designers proposals to overhaul open areas, public squares and spaces and new functions for the discarded buildings. It asks for participants with multidisciplinary skills and aims at strengthening the role of the Piacentiniano system as the identity generator of the city centre, exploiting urban spaces, reviving commercial activities, re-using existing buildings, promoting social and cultural events and improving the accessibility of the area.

Urban SOS: Hour City

19:30 - 22 May, 2017
Urban SOS: Hour City, Van Alen and AECOM
Van Alen and AECOM

Presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute, with 100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, hOUR City is this year’s Urban SOS™ student ideas competition. We’re asking students to propose new solutions to tackle housing, transportation, or economic development challenges and to re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.