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C. F. Møller’s Competition Winning design for VIA University College in Denmark

08:00 - 21 September, 2017
C. F. Møller’s Competition Winning design for VIA University College in Denmark, Courtesy of C. F. Møller
Courtesy of C. F. Møller

C. F. Møller’s design to interconnect and root the campus within the city wins VIA University College in Horsens, Denmark. The proposed 30,000 square meters proposal and 5,000 square meters Innovation House was selected amongst three strong projects, according to the adjudicators’ report in a forward-thinking scheme that develops a strong dialogue between the academic and urban spaces.

Courtesy of C. F. Møller Courtesy of C. F. Møller Courtesy of C. F. Møller Courtesy of C. F. Møller + 23

Big Idea for Public Space? You Could Win $5,000

19:30 - 4 September, 2017
Big Idea for Public Space? You Could Win $5,000

Four public space challenges, four ways to win $5,000.

The NXT City Prize is a celebration of bold, visionary ideas for public space. This year, we’ve shaken things up with four site-specific public space challenges to make your mark on our city’s public realm.

Submit your idea and show leading civic players what you would do if you were given a blank slate to make Toronto even better – with $20,000 in cash prizes to be won!

No technical drawings, no budgets needed. This is an ideas competition.

RIBA Launches Call for Entries for RIBA International Prize 2018

19:30 - 1 September, 2017
RIBA Launches Call for Entries for RIBA International Prize 2018, Wayne McGregor CBE, Elizabeth Diller, Joshua Bolchover
Wayne McGregor CBE, Elizabeth Diller, Joshua Bolchover

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to announce the second edition of the RIBA International Prize, the highly prestigious award for the world’s best new building.

Now open for entries, the RIBA International Prize will be awarded to a building which exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact. The prize is open to any qualified architect in the world, for a building of any size, type or budget. Entries close on 17 October 2017.

My Precious Plastics - 3D Jewellery Design Competition

19:30 - 28 August, 2017
My Precious Plastics - 3D Jewellery Design Competition

If you ask someone to define “fine jewelry” you’ll usually hear something about gold, platinum, diamonds, and other traditionally “precious” materials. But go to any high-end jewelry trade show today, and you’ll find that the term “fine jewelry” rarely matches this limiting definition. Designers no longer hesitate to mix non-traditional materials. The lines between “fine” jewelry and “fashion” jewelry are now blurred. The new generation of buyers doesn't want to conform to traditional boundaries anymore. For them, “precious” and “non-precious” don’t matter as much as one thing: MAKING A PERSONAL STATEMENT.

Cambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Announces Shortlist

12:00 - 26 August, 2017
Cambridge To Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition Announces Shortlist, © Wikimedia Commons Users: Cambridge - Bob Tubbs, Oxford - Toby Ord (CC-BY-SA-2.5)
© Wikimedia Commons Users: Cambridge - Bob Tubbs, Oxford - Toby Ord (CC-BY-SA-2.5)

The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants have announced the shortlist for The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition. The free-to-enter competition focuses on integrating placemaking with infrastructure in one of the UK’s leading growth regions: 130-mile Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor. The region is home to 3.3 million people and hosts some of the country’s most successful cities, as well as the world-leading Oxbridge universities. Launched in June 2017, the first stage encouraged entries from teams with a range of backgrounds - made up of urban designers; architects; landscape designers, planners and community specialists (to name a few).

TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love

19:30 - 23 August, 2017
TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love, TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love
TAJ | The Incomplete Story of Love

The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh must not remain a separate tourist destination to visit, just to get another view of the Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal; but act as an extension of its beautiful architecture, into a harmonious continuation on the other side of the river. Taj Mahal is often referred to as the symbol of love. The design intervention should aim at propagating the message of love through the language of art and architecture.

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