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Post-Fossil City Contest's 10 Finalists Share Visions of A Sustainable Future

16:00 - 25 March, 2017
Post-Fossil City Contest's 10 Finalists Share Visions of A Sustainable Future, Courtesy of Urban Futures Studio
Courtesy of Urban Futures Studio

Utrecht University’s Urban Futures Studio have announced the 10 finalists for their Post-Fossil City Contest, judged by a jury which included MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas. Each of the successful submissions responded to the contest’s call for the design of a sustainable city no longer reliant on non-renewable energy sources. Designers and makers were invited to envision this new future, which “will reshape our cities and everyday lives so radically that it is hard to imagine what it might feel, taste, smell, and look like.”

Out of the 250 total entries, below are the 10 selected finalists along with a snippet of their proposed futures as described by the competition website.

Call for Entries: Searching for New Heart

07:00 - 19 March, 2017
Call for Entries: Searching for New Heart, Szczecin is searching for an original idea to develop in the very heart of the City.
Szczecin is searching for an original idea to develop in the very heart of the City.

Szczecin – a city in north-western Poland, inhabited by over 400,000 people, is searching for an original idea to develop an area of 200 ha located in the very heart of the City. To this end, its authorities have just announced the international urban and architectural competition “Łasztownia – the New Heart of the City”. The record-breaking prizes, totaling EUR 97,900, clearly shows how serious the Mayor of Szczecin is about the Competition results.

Denmark's Largest Exhibition Center to Be Expanded by Schønherr and Cubo Arkitekter

12:00 - 18 March, 2017
Denmark's Largest Exhibition Center to Be Expanded by Schønherr and Cubo Arkitekter, Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter
Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter

A competition for the expansion of the MCH Messecenter, Denmark’s largest exhibition hall, has been won by the team consisting of CC Contractor with SchønherrCubo Arkitekter, and engineering firm Midtconsult. Given the center’s importance within Herning, the competition called for a new approach to the site’s physical organization, to provide more coherent and functional relationships with the surrounding context in order to host larger events in the future and serve as an even bigger tourist attraction.

Within a masterplan created by Schønherr, a new admissions building designed by Cubo Arkitekter will incorporate a distinctive façade with a homogenous character to directs visitors from the new arrival area to the Jyske Bank Boxen arena, exhibition Hall M, and the arcade that extends towards the rest of the MCH Messecenter.

Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter Courtesy of Cubo Arkitekter +7

7 Architectural Solutions for Asylum Seekers Shown by the Finnish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

09:30 - 18 March, 2017
7 Architectural Solutions for Asylum Seekers Shown by the Finnish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

The 2016 Venice Biennale may have officially closed in November, but many of its constituent parts continue to have a life beyond the confines of Venice. From Border to Home, the exhibit hosted by the Finnish Pavilion, showcased the results of an international architecture competition between October and November of 2015 that called for residential solutions for asylum seekers that offer both short-term shelter for refugees and long-term impact on the surrounding community. Three winners and four honorable mentions were featured in the exhibition, accompanied by a blog that offered sustained dialogue on the topic from architects around the world. On March 21st, Finland's contribution to the Biennale will finally be concluded with a review of the Biennale's themes and a seminar on the pavilion, hosted in Helsinki. Read on to find out more about the winners and four mentions from the competition that were featured in Finland's From Border to Home pavilion.

The Iconic Awards 2017 is Now Open for Submissions

10:30 - 14 March, 2017
The Iconic Awards 2017 is Now Open for Submissions, Courtesy of Iconic Awards
Courtesy of Iconic Awards

Entries are open for architects, designers and manufacturers to submit projects for this year's ICONIC AWARDS, organized by the German Design Council.

The Iconic Awards honor superb examples of the interaction of all disciplines in an independent architecture and design competition which focuses on internationally outstanding construction projects, innovative interior and product design as well as compelling communication in an architectural context.

Architects, designers, the building sector and industry are once more invited to participate in the ICONIC AWARDS with their contributions. Applications for the competition will be accepted through 18 May 2017.

Courtesy of Iconic Awards Courtesy of Iconic Awards Courtesy of Iconic Awards Courtesy of Iconic Awards +7

International Photography Competition "Cities Without Architecture”

19:30 - 13 March, 2017
International Photography Competition "Cities Without Architecture”, Courtesy of Arquitectura Sin Fronteras
Courtesy of Arquitectura Sin Fronteras

The main objective of this competition is to select a photograph which will be the main image for a sensibilization campaign named "Cities Without Architecture" alerting to the need of working towards the improvement of the habitat.

A -Theme Area

According to the Un-Habitat (United Nations) Urban Observatory, it is estimated that fifty million people will move from rural areas to the cities in western Africa over the next ten years. In Mumbay, the population has recorded a four-fold increase. Half of the population live in slums, 700.000 spend the night on the streets, 100 million people in the world, mostly kids, have no permanent home.

More than half a century has passed already since Bernanrd Rudofsky exhibited at the New York MOMA a collection of pictures he took during his trips. The exhibition would be named: Architecture Without Architect. This exhibition was shown in more than 80 cities during the following 11 years, and its catalog has become a true referent in what has been called vernacular architecture.

A question arises nowadays: what have architects learned from this famous Architecture Without Architects? But these days there is an even more important question: how much aware are we in the developed countries of the existence of cities without architecture?

Openact Architecture Envisages Ecologically-Driven Research Park As Bandirma's Future Hub

08:00 - 11 March, 2017
Openact Architecture Envisages Ecologically-Driven Research Park As Bandirma's Future Hub, © Openact Architecture
© Openact Architecture

Emphasizing a diverse combination of ecological, infrastructural and urban programs in their envisioned design, Istanbul and Madrid-based design practice Openact Architecture has been named the winner of the Bandirma Park Competition, which invited ideas to “introduce Bandirma to the world."

Titled ‘A Path of the Fields’, the winning proposal presents a layered approach to the revitalisation of a former military and industrial brownfield in the industrial Turkish city of Bandirma.

The area is defined by Openact as both “an open, interactive, collective and productive focal point locally and regionally” and “an idea factory in the city of factories”, allowing for the exchange of ideas between the public and professionals. By centering the park around a Design and Research Institute, the intent is to create an environment that will strengthen Bandirma’s socio-economic standing, and offer a new hub for the city’s future, while seamlessly integrating into the natural ecological identity.

© Openact Architecture © Openact Architecture © Openact Architecture © Openact Architecture +16

Schauman & Nordgren Architects’ Winning Masterplan Envisages New Harbour Front Identity

06:00 - 24 February, 2017
Schauman & Nordgren Architects’ Winning Masterplan Envisages New Harbour Front Identity , © Schauman & Nordgren Architects
© Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Envisioning the harbor front as an extension of the city center, “Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape” designed by the young Danish practice Schauman & Nordgren Architects has been named the winning entry of a waterfront masterplan competition by the City of Pargas, Finland.

The proposal was selected for its “thorough analysis of the city, its history, structure, character, potentials and challenge”, in response to the area’s development as a new residential hub and functional harbor. The competition introduced the notion of maintaining Pargas’ dominant maritime identity, while simultaneously strengthening the city’s character with various urban elements, such as hotels, a beach, saunas, and offices.

© Schauman & Nordgren Architects © Schauman & Nordgren Architects © Schauman & Nordgren Architects © Schauman & Nordgren Architects +9

Closing Soon: Submit Your Best Works to the A' Design Award

16:32 - 20 February, 2017
Closing Soon: Submit Your Best Works to the A' Design Award, Courtesy of A' Design Award
Courtesy of A' Design Award

A’ Design Award is the World’s largest international design competition. The A’ Design Awards are organized in all creative fields to bring out the excellent designers from all countries in all disciplines. Entries to the A' Design Accolades are peer-reviewed and anonymously judged by an influential jury panel of experienced scholars, important press members, and experienced professionals. A' Design Awards promises grandeur, prestige, publicity and international recognition to The A’ Design Award Laureates through the Coveted A’ Design Prize which is given to celebrate all awarded designs.

Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries

05:00 - 20 February, 2017
Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries

YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Corradi s.r.l. announce Wedding Oasis, an architectural competition aiming at the design of outdoor living structures to enhance the high potential of historical sites like the Castello of Rosciano (Central Italy). The international jury is made of outstanding personalities such as, among the others, David Chipperfield Architects and Will Alsop. A total amount of € 20,000 in cash prize will be awarded to the winner proposals.

Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries YAC, architecture, competition, contest, outdoor, castle Wedding Oasis: Call for Entries +11

Call for Entries: Aakriti - An Architectural Design Competition of Pragyan, Nit Trichy

19:30 - 10 February, 2017
Call for Entries: Aakriti - An Architectural Design Competition of Pragyan, Nit Trichy, Bob the builder, can you fix it?
Bob the builder, can you fix it?

To shape or form - the word Aakriti traces its roots from the ancient Sanskrit language. Our ancestors believed in the design of the universe and infused their creations with ideas and designs of the world. And here's a chance to inspire the world with your designs. Aakriti is an architectural design competition meant for Civil Engineering and Architecture Students.

Call for Applicants: Architecture Conflicts Program and Strategy Fellow

19:30 - 9 February, 2017
Call for Applicants: Architecture Conflicts Program and Strategy Fellow, Architecture Conflicts - Program and Strategy Fellowship. Storefront for Art and Architecture
Architecture Conflicts - Program and Strategy Fellowship. Storefront for Art and Architecture

Digital technologies heighten our awareness of ongoing conflicts around the world. A main strategic focus for Storefront in 2017 is to investigate the ways in which art, architecture, and design participate in the articulation and resolution of local and global struggles affecting individuals and collectives around the world.

Storefront announces a call for a one-year Program and Strategy Fellow who will develop and present a critical new project: Architecture Conflicts. This grant-funded position aims to reach candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and communities that have faced barriers to entry for leadership roles on major global projects. The fellow will work alongside Storefront's team in New York City.

Call for Registrations and Submission

19:30 - 8 February, 2017
Call for Registrations and Submission, AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017: Now In Collaboration with AIA Staten Island and AIA Bronx
AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017: Now In Collaboration with AIA Staten Island and AIA Bronx

2017 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards 2017
In Collaboration with AIA Staten Island and AIA Bronx

With the growth of new development and renovation in our boroughs over the past five years, our professional associations are excited to collaborate on this event tailored to professions of the built environment that we all share.

In its second annual celebration, the Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards (BQDA) was established to encourage excellence in architectural design, raising public awareness of the built environment and to honor the architects, owners & builders of significant projects. 

Call for Entry: Ground Water Research Project - International School Khalifa Heritage and Environment Park

19:30 - 7 February, 2017
Call for Entry: Ground Water Research Project - International School Khalifa Heritage and Environment Park

The International School seeks interdisciplinary-minded students and young professionals to work collaboratively to develop innovative design solutions for a proposed Heritage and Environment Park. The park will occupy a critically important site at the southern gateway to Khalifa neighborhood and overlooking the 13th-century al-Ashraf Khalil and Fatima Khatun Domes, monuments of great heritage significance.

Design proposals will address goals of enhancing public open space, empowering community, fostering environmental awareness, celebrating heritage, stimulating economic activity, and improving accessibility and climate. Teams will examine techniques for converting groundwater present on the site from a liability to an asset that will provide functional and aesthetic benefits to the park and neighborhood.

A Roof for Verona’s Roman Amphitheater – Competition Winners Announced

08:00 - 6 February, 2017
A Roof for Verona’s Roman Amphitheater – Competition Winners Announced, Winning proposal by GMP. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office
Winning proposal by GMP. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office

The results of a competition to propose an openable roof over the Arena di Verona, Italy have been announced. Three winners were chosen out of eighty-seven proposals to cover the famous amphitheater, a defining symbol of the city of Verona. The competition was announced in March 2016 in order to protect the Roman monument from the elements and to ensure that it continues to provide quality entertainment to spectators two thousand years after its construction.

Winning proposal by GMP. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office Winning proposal by GMP. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office Second place proposal by Vincenzo Latina. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office Third place proposal by Roberto Ventura. Image Courtesy of City of Verona Press Office +19

Call for Entries: 2017 A' Design Award

08:19 - 5 February, 2017
Call for Entries: 2017 A' Design Award, Design Award Yearbook
Design Award Yearbook

The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all architecture and design fields with a competitive platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. Among the design world's many awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale and breadth; in 2015, over 1,000 different designs received awards, with all fields of design recognized by the award's 100 different categories. The award's 2017 edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.

Call for submissions: Contemporary Shanghai – It’s LIQUID International Art Show

19:00 - 2 February, 2017
Call for submissions: Contemporary Shanghai – It’s LIQUID International Art Show

It’s LIQUID Group is selecting all interesting architectural projects, photos, paintings, video art, installations/sculptures and performance art works to include in the next event:

CONTEMPORARY SHANGHAI – It’s LIQUID International Art Show, international exhibition of architecture, photography, painting, video art, installation and performance art, will be held in Shanghai, in the prestigious VIA Shanghai Art Space, from March 25 to April 15, 2017.

Selection is open to video art, photography, painting, sculpture/installation, architectural and design projects, art performance and experimental dance.

The number of works you can submit is unlimited. The participation in the festival requires an entry fee only for selected artworks.

It’s LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017

19:00 - 1 February, 2017
It’s LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017

It’s LIQUID Group, a communication platform for contemporary art, architecture and design, is proud to present It’s LIQUID International Contest - 4th Edition 2017. The contest is a great opportunity to present your works in galleries and art spaces in the most influential cities in the world. Taking part in It's LIQUID Contest, you can win the participation in contemporary art exhibitions in Venice during the 57th Art Biennale, in New York, Shanghai, Bogota', Buenos Aires, interviews and featured articles on specialized magazines and platforms, one year contracts for the representation in influencial art galleries.