The biannual International VELUX Award for Students of Architecture returns for its 2024 edition, inviting students from all over the world to innovate on the theme of daylight in architecture, specifically, to envision the "Light of Tomorrow." This broad theme has encapsulated the award since its launch in 2004. Since then, over 6,000 projects from 130 countries have been submitted that adopt an open-minded, experimental approach to daylight in the built environment.
CHYBIK+KRISTOF has won an international competition to design a multifunctional tower as a significant part of Tirana’s evolving landscape. The structure is situated in the heart of the capital city’s culture hub within the New Boulevard, reflecting a shift in Tirana’s urban development. With its distinctive red concrete silhouette, it aims to create a new landmark, signaling the commencement of various other projects outlined in the masterplan.
Call for Ideas : Saint-Gobain Transparence 18.0 Architecture Competition - "Art and Science of Building Responsibly"
Saint-Gobain Transparence is India's Biggest Design Competition for students of architecture and design. For the past 18 years, Saint-Gobain in association with Ethos has been striving to provide a platform for aspiring designers to showcase their ingenuity on topics in design relevant to our times as well as apt for the future. Participate in Saint-Gobain Transparence 18.0 Architecture Category this year and win a chance to represent your country in the Global Architecture Student Contest in Finland, Europe.
Competition for the Conceptual Architectural Design of the Hospital Facility within “Danilo I” General Hospital Complex in Cetinje
Ministry of Spatial Planning, Urbanism and State Property of Montenegro has announced an International Competition for a Conceptual Architectural Design of the Hospital Facility within “Danilo I” General Hospital Complex in Cetinje (Montenegro).
- Competition Brief:
One-of-a-kind inclusive community grounded in neurodiversity, India Autism Center (IAC) is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other related conditions. The competition site of 3000 sq ft (built up of 4500 sq ft) is located within the campus, an integrated 39-acre community neighborhood, currently under construction at Sirakole, West Bengal.The project is envisioned to create an inclusive community - with the provision of residential, educational, vocational, clinical, and recreational services as well as employment avenues.
The Architecture for Health Student Award honours outstanding master theses on the theme of Architecture for Health.
This is intended to promote work in the field of healthcare architecture or architecture & urban planning for health and to encourage students in their motivation to engage in this important topic.
Support grant for research and publication of thesis/research on collective housing and the city, organised by MCH Master in Collective Housing UPM-ETH.
Organised by: MCH
The second edition of the “Ideas for Prishtina” design contest has arrived!
We welcome ideas that revolve around improving Prishtina’s cityscape, functionality, usability, and especially its livability. Prishtina has its fair share of urban issues, but that leaves a lot of room for potential, so share your thoughts and proposals, with the chance of making a proper change in the city.
The Municipality of Prishtina and the Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) are organizing this design contest to encourage the participation of the local community in the planning and implementation processes of the city. The main idea is the improvement and/or transformation of public spaces and their surroundings. These proposals could vary from sidewalks, crossroads, city lights, billboards, building facades, storefronts, rooftops, passages, tunnels, parks and other green areas, fountains, squares, markets, information points, pavilions, new public buildings, or even utopic urban solutions. No idea is too big, or too small, feel free to express yourselves fully. Everyone, either being a devoted residents or just visitors in Prishtina, of any age, nationality, or professional background, are invited to share their ideas. You can participate in this competition either individually or in groups with your friends, colleagues, neighbors, or family members. You are welcome to express yourselves with whatever medium you need, such as architectural and urban designs, art works, photos, videos, texts, etc. All you need to do in your designs is specify the exact location of your proposed intervention, and explain how your idea would improve the city and help the citizens.
The Municipality of Prishtina will be awarding the best proposal will the “Rexhep Luci” Award that also includes a monetary prize of 5000 € for 1st place, 1000 € for 2nd place, and 500 € for 3rd place. The most feasible projects might be implemented by the Municipality.
The terms and conditions of the competition can be found at: https://kosovoarchitecture.org/
🔖 Create a design concept for repurposing a panopticon. — only 1 drawing, with absolute freedom of scale or program.
SIT DOWN AND FEEL
One of humanity’s most important contributions, and one that supports, literally and often to the extreme, our choice not to move, is the chair. Disregarding the hip joint’s capacity for permanent movement, we adopt from an early age a sitting posture that in adulthood can account for an average of 7 hours of every day, according to studies by experts in workplace ergonomics, who also recommend changing positions from time to time, lest we begin to take root. Our body spends so much time in a chair that the challenge for designers has been to create one with a backrest and seat that merge with the body to unload its weight, distributing it over four legs. The process of imagining, recreating, developing, and producing a new chair is summarized in each iconic model that scholars of the history of design have placed on the timeline of humanity —which since the industrial revolution seems to spend increasingly more time seated— and of a profession exploding with endless creativity and rife with proposals for furniture that contradicts, complies with, reformulates, and varies the possibilities of our bodily actions when we stop moving around to rest, find ourselves, feel, and sit down.
Avani Essay Prize, 2023, is an essay competition for full-time registered undergraduate students of architecture, planning, and design from around the world.
The Avani Essay Prize is dedicated to fostering intellectual exploration and encouraging students to express their thoughts and ideas through the written word. This year we intend to explore the concept of a "city" that challenges the conventional narratives about its nature and purpose.
IE School of Architecture and Design is launching the fourth edition of their MBArch Entrepreneurship Challenge 2023 IV Edition. For optimistic and young entrepreneurial professionals with less than 15 years of experience, the challenge is geared toward those who have identified a relevant problem in their industry and would like the chance to solve it.
Show Garden Competition for SIGS 2024
The International Prize for Architectural Restoration “Fassa Bortolo Domus Restoration and Preservation” was established for the purpose of rewarding and promoting architectural restoration works that have managed to best interpret the preservation principles including through the use of contemporary forms of expression. It was conceived and promoted in 2010 by Fassa S.r.l., owner of the Fassa Bortolo brand, and by the Ferrara University, Department of Architecture.
Winners Announced for Wuyi Mountain National Park No. 1 Scenic Byway International Creative Design Competition （Architecture）
"Here, we need to shape a future national park that integrates natural ecology and human history through forward-looking and innovative design and construction methods." Natural mountains, ancient village hydrology, Zhuzi culture, tea hometown, Wuyi Mountain is located as the "roof of East China" Huanggang mountain. Wuyi Mountain is the most important mountain in the southeast coast of China.
Endowed with superior ecological and natural conditions, Nanping is the only city in China that is home to world cultural and natural heritage sites and national park, boasting unparalleled cultural and natural ecological value.
In August 2023, the International Competition focused on the target positioning of Wuyi Mountain as a world-class tourist destination and meeting room of Fujian Province, highlighting the natural and humanistic beauty of Wuyi Mountain National Park to the world. Driven by creativity and innovation, the Competition intends to solicit architectural and planning improvement proposals from around the globe for 14 nodes.
Winners Announced for Wuyi Mountain National Park No. 1 Scenic Byway International Creative Design Competition （Urban Planning）
Boasting a unique natural geographical environment and a rich diversity of species, Wuyi Mountain National Park is home to a plethora of rare, endangered, and endemic species, as well as ancient relict species. The pristine and intact subtropical mountain forest ecosystem, combined with a profound historical and cultural heritage, constitutes the park's unique natural and cultural resources. These resources, deeply ingrained and ancient, pulse with the vitality of life. The challenge we currently face is determining how to rejuvenate this ancient and profound ecology and culture of Wuyi, under the influence of both its natural conditions and cultural heritage.
After the competition was published, the office of the Leading Group of the Protection and Development Belt of National Park in Nanping City received a total of 3,400 design units, and more than 300 domestic and foreign designers gathered to conduct on-site survey and answer questions and experience the special natural and cultural resources of Wuyi Mountain. Gain insight into the characteristics and design requirements of the environment.
American School of Quito International Ideas Competition: Design of the New Campus of the American School of Quito
The American School of Quito Foundation (FCAQ) and the College of Architects of Pichincha (CAE-P) have announced the launch of an International Ideas Competition. The competition aims to solicit entries for the design and architectural direction of the school's new campus. The American School of Quito is renowned for its academic excellence and has shaped students with integrity, values, and principles for over 80 years. It provides a learning environment that fosters freedom, responsibility, and democracy while remaining committed to society's and the environment's well-being.
The initiative marks a significant achievement in the development of architecture and education in the city
The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award is an independent award, launched in 2019, to recognise the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city or landscape worldwide.
The third edition of the Paradyż Designers competition is now open for submissions with a new international scope. The competition will focus on the use of TRI-D sintered stone to create modern, innovative spaces. This year's jury will be led by Jürgen Mayer H., who together with the rest of the jury will revise the entries by designers, architects and art students in several categories concerning space designing using TRI-D sintered stones. The prizes amount to EUR 40,000 and include a trip to Salone del Mobile in Milan, all of which is organized by Polish tile manufacturer Ceramika Paradyż.
Concéntrico, Logroño International Festival of Architecture and Design, celebrates its tenth edition with a major transformation in which we want to visualise the future of the festival and share the learning acquired about the city by incorporating new formats, integrating audiences and meeting challenges that explore time as a factor of change in urban and social design. The new edition will be held from April 25 to May 1, 2024.
The INTERNATIONAL DOMUS AWARD RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION - 9th Edition - built projects division is event that aims to reward and highlight architectural restorations that have consciously interpreted the preservation principles shared by the scientific community, including the use of contemporary forms of expression.
The Award is open to individual designers, temporary groups, architecture-engineering studios, and construction companies that have successfully completed the submitted project.
The total prize for this edition is €13,000. Beside the money prize, the Sponsor Fassa Bortolo s.r.l. will invite the awarded professionals in Ferrara, Italy, to present their work to a wide public within the framework of the “Restoration and Cultural Heritage Days - VI edition” in March 2024 and widely published in magazines and scientific journals.
PAiD: Public Artists in Development is a visionary program from the LA County Department of Arts & Culture, funded by the Mellon Foundation, with development and delivery by Dyson & Womack. It's a groundbreaking initiative that's set to reshape the future of public art in our community.
Vernacular Architecture - Prize 2024 - 40 000 EUR