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Inter-Generational Mixed Use Project Wins Imagine Angers Design Competition

06:00 - 29 March, 2018
Inter-Generational Mixed Use Project Wins Imagine Angers Design Competition , © AIRSTUDIO
© AIRSTUDIO

International architecture competition, Imagine Angers, asked designers to create an innovative solution for one of six sites in Angers, France. Paris-based architecture firm WY-TO and Crespy & Aumont Architectes interlaced the natural landscape with a contemporary lifestyle for all ages in their winning design, Arborescence.

Young Architects Win First Prize for Museum of Forest Finn Culture in Norway

12:00 - 17 February, 2018
Young Architects Win First Prize for Museum of Forest Finn Culture in Norway, Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Lipinsky Lasovsky Johansson
Exterior View. Image Courtesy of Lipinsky Lasovsky Johansson

An international team of young architects based in Copenhagen have won first prize for their proposal ‘Finnskogens Hus’ in a competition for a new Museum of Forest Finn Culture in Svullrya, Norway.

The fourth largest architectural competition in Norway, the new museum aims to inform and educate visitors about the Forest Finns, Finnish migrants who settled in Swedish and Norwegian forests in the late 16th to 17th centuries.

Inside the Museum. Image Courtesy of Lipinsky Lasovsky Johansson View from Outside. Image Courtesy of Lipinsky Lasovsky Johansson Hide and Seek. Image Courtesy of Lipinsky Lasovsky Johansson Site Plan + 7

Archstorming Announces Winners of Mosul Postwar Camp Competition

08:15 - 14 February, 2018
Archstorming Announces Winners of Mosul Postwar Camp Competition, Courtesy of Archstorming
Courtesy of Archstorming

Archstorming has announced the winners of their Open Ideas Competition: Mosul Postwar Camp. In the competition for architects and architecture students, the challenge was to design a social reintegration solution with essential humanitarian aid for people who return home to Mosul after the Iraq war against ISIS. The competition results proved there are many ways to revitalize the lives of displaced people through the spaces they inhabit.

C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Active-Learning School in Copenhagen

14:00 - 14 January, 2018
C.F. Møller Wins Competition for Active-Learning School in Copenhagen, Courtesy of C.F. Møller
Courtesy of C.F. Møller

In May 2017, C.F. Møller and Tredje Natur’s interactive education design won the New Islands Brygge School competition. The new education facility sets up innovative, sustainable and active spaces for sixth to ninth grade students to participate in experience-based learning.

Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller Courtesy of C.F. Møller + 24

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Modern Collective Living Challenge

06:00 - 8 November, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Modern Collective Living Challenge, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders announced the winners of the Modern Collective Living Challenge, one part of their Global Housing Crisis competition series. Participants conceived new types of accessible housing for rural China’s relocated farmers. China’s fast-paced urbanization is causing millions of rural folk to move to cities. With no designated site, successful projects need to be versatile enough to work in a variety of sites and even be adopted as a standard for addressing relocation. Winning projects were held to a high standard in their answering of the question: how can we create modern community living situations where relocated individuals are not forced into changing their way of life? Common themes in winning projects are modularity and green space

The competition winners are listed below.

OOPEAA Wins Multi-functional Church and Social Housing Proposal in Helsinki

06:00 - 2 November, 2017
Courtesy of OOPEAA
Courtesy of OOPEAA

OOPEAA and Lujatalo worked together to design the winning proposal for a new multi-functional church and social housing project for Tikkurila, Helsinki entitled Church in the City. The project is unique in the way that the architect, builder, and client participated in a highly collaborative design process.

Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA + 7

Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition Announces Winners

08:00 - 19 December, 2015
Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition Announces Winners, “We are here to stay” by Gabriele Filippi from Genova, Italy. Image Courtesy of CTRL+SPACE
“We are here to stay” by Gabriele Filippi from Genova, Italy. Image Courtesy of CTRL+SPACE

Ctrl+Space has announced the winners of their Hamburg Hybrid Housing Competition, which prompted participants to design a mixed-use residential building in the St. Pauli neighbourhood of Hamburg, Germany. Entries were expected to reflect on the typology of the mixed-use building, exploring the set of relationships present with the city, the public, the time of day and the different programmatic areas. See the three winners after the break.

Europan 13 Winners Announced

12:00 - 13 December, 2015
Europan 13 Winners Announced , “Twin Phenomena” Proposal by ArenasBasabePalacios, one of the winners of Europan 12. Image Courtesy of ArenasBasabePalacios
“Twin Phenomena” Proposal by ArenasBasabePalacios, one of the winners of Europan 12. Image Courtesy of ArenasBasabePalacios

With 1,305 projects submitted, 44 winners, 49 runner-ups and 61 special mentions have been selected in the Europan 13 competition. Held annually, Europan is a European competition to design urban and architectural projects for implementation. Europan 13 was done in partnership with governing bodies of cities across Europe in collaboration with 15 European structures, under the theme “The Adaptable City: Self-Organization – Sharing - Project”, with participants called on to address the economic and ecological issues of sustainability in European cities.

KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Design Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital

14:00 - 8 November, 2015
KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Design Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital, Courtesy of KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects, and Arup International Ltd.
Courtesy of KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects, and Arup International Ltd.

After an international competition, the design by KHR Arkitekter, WHR Architects and Arup International Ltd. has been selected for the new Bispebjerg Somatic Hospital in the Bispebjerg region of Copenhagen, Denmark. Being added to an existing hospital campus project that will include a somatic hospital, a psychiatry hospital, laboratory/logistics building and a parking garage, the new hospital will help meet the region’s demands.

Winners Announced in Competition to Design Cultural Square in Seoul

06:00 - 23 October, 2015
Winners Announced in Competition to Design Cultural Square in Seoul, Seoul Chronicle. Image Courtesy of Sejongdaero Competition
Seoul Chronicle. Image Courtesy of Sejongdaero Competition

The winners of the Sejongdaero Competition to masterplan the former National Tax Service building site in SeoulKorea have been announced. The competition called for entries that not only addressed the site, but also the underground area of Sejongdaero and the old city area of Seoul. The jury was looking specifically for entries that addressed the many layers of culture and history in the area, promoting a new vision for the future.

After receiving 80 entries from 20 countries; first, second and third places, as well as 10 honourable mentions were awarded. See the three finalists along with the jury’s comments after the break.

Time Connector. Image Courtesy of Sejongdaero Competition Seoul Living Room. Image  Time Connector. Image Courtesy of Sejongdaero Competition Seoul Chronicle. Image Courtesy of Sejongdaero Competition + 15

ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport

07:00 - 19 May, 2015
ADEPT and Mandaworks Design Masterplan for Stockholm’s Royal Seaport, Birdseye view. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks
Birdseye view. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks

ADEPT and Mandaworks have been declared the winners of a design competition for an urban development in the Kolkajen-Ropsten area of Stockholm's Royal Seaport. Dubbed the “Royal Neighbour,” the masterplan is anticipated to provide more than 12,000 new homes, supply 35,000 jobs in the next two decades, and create a new cultural area.

Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks Waterfront terraces. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks View along the canal. Image Courtesy of ADEPT/Mandaworks + 9

Berrel Berrel Kräutler Wins Competition to Expand WHO's Geneva Headquarters

06:00 - 13 May, 2015
Berrel Berrel Kräutler Wins Competition to Expand WHO's Geneva Headquarters, Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler
Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler

Berrel Berrel Kräutler has won the World Health Organization's (WHO) two-stage international design competition to expand its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Employing a restrained approach, their design for a cubic office building will replace numerous temporary structures and unify the complex’s permanent infrastructure.

Overlooking the garden. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Atrium. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Restaurant. Image Courtesy of Berrel Berrel Kräutler Site Plan + 8

PWD to Break Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Dali City

17:00 - 9 May, 2015
PWD to Break Ground on Mixed-Use Development in Dali City, Birdseye view of the complex. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys
Birdseye view of the complex. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys

China-based firm PWD Architecture will soon break ground on Dali Creative Area, a mixed-use development in Dali City, in Yunnan province. The project took home first place in a 2014 design competition, and takes significant direction from the area’s landscape, employing a minimalist stepped-form that celebrates its setting. The development will include a hotel, restaurants, offices, retail and exhibition space. It is slated for completion in 2016.

Terrace. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys Garden. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys Restaurants. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys Section. Image © PWD, +OUT, White Monkeys + 12

Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters

13:00 - 9 May, 2015
Competition Entry: Latitude Studio Consolidates Office Space at WHO's Geneva Headquarters, WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio
WHO Headquarters after intervention. Image Courtesy of Latitude Studio

Latitude Studio’s entry for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) design competition to expand its Geneva headquarters seeks to embody WHO’s sustainable and collaborative approach to enhancing universal health. Their design consolidates individual offices and open workspaces within one facility, maximizing areas for collaboration and communication, while solar panels and rainwater collection systems improve the building’s sustainability. If chosen, the proposal would become one of three main buildings at the WHO headquarters.

Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland

15:22 - 6 May, 2015
Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland, Courtesy of Verstas Architects
Courtesy of Verstas Architects

Finnish firm Verstas Architects has been awarded first place in a competition for the expansion of Finland's Lapland central hospital for their design of a functional complex of "healing architecture." Responding to the challenge of Finland's aging population and changes in municipal funding, the winning proposal reflects the "hospital of tomorrow," creating a flexible and functional space in conversation with its urban surrounds.

Kullegaard Takes First Place in Holbæk HavneBy Design Competition

09:00 - 5 May, 2015
Kullegaard Takes First Place in Holbæk HavneBy Design Competition, © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard
© Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard

A team of architects from the Danish design firm Kullegaard have been awarded first place in a competition for the seaport municipality of Holbæk in Denmark. Seeking to form a connection with the surrounding architecture, their proposal for a mixed-use complex, entitled "Holbæk HavneBy," derives its form from the distinction of public and private spaces.

Read more on the $22 million proposal after the break.

© Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Northwest birdseye view. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Rooftop gardens. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard Waterfront. Image © Dimension Design, courtesy of Kullegaard + 13

Winner of Yeats2015 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" Announced

08:00 - 14 April, 2015
Winner of Yeats2015 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" Announced, © shindesignworks
© shindesignworks

Yong ho Shin and John Randle of shindesignworks have been announced as the winners of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," a design competition held earlier this year as part of the Yeats2015 festival. Based in London and Daegu, South Korea, the pair of architects proposed "Square Moon," a light-based installation for the Irish Island about which Yeats wrote his eponymous1892 poem, and from which the competition took its name.

nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner Design Recreation Center for Nauen

16:00 - 21 March, 2015
nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner Design Recreation Center for Nauen, Aerial view. Image Courtesy of nps tchoban voss
Aerial view. Image Courtesy of nps tchoban voss

This first-prize competition winning proposal by nps tchoban voss and Hager Partner gives new life to the municipal outdoor pool facility in Nauen, Germany. Commissioned for future construction, the recreation center brings a multi-functional layout to the complex, activating the space year round and providing the public with a recreational hub. 

Read on after the break for more on the proposal.

"Urban Platform" Wins First in Lisbon Open Room Competition

12:00 - 21 March, 2015
"Urban Platform" Wins First in Lisbon Open Room Competition, Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim
Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim

Recent graduates Bumjin Kim of MIT and Minyoung Kim of Columbia University have won first place in ARCHmedium's Lisbon Open Room competition for their project "Urban Platform". 

One of 67 teams to enter the competition's "Young Architects" category, the team developed a modular urban intervention for Lisbon, Portugal, with the intention of "[providing] a more flexible space" for the city's urban centre. Learn more about the winning project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Site History Diagrams. Image Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim Courtesy of Bumjin Kim, Minyoung Kim + 8

AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower

14:00 - 18 March, 2015
AZPML and SHARE Selected to Design 115-Meter Viennese Office Tower, © SBDA
© SBDA

AZPML and SHARE architects have won a competition to the design a new prominent office tower in Vienna. The building, Schnirchgasse 11 “aims to strike a balance between a distinctive identity for the complex and an efficient operation, both in terms of flexibility of use and environmental performance,” by taking on a rhomboidal shape derived from the site’s geometry and shade conditions. 

More about the competition-winning scheme, after the break.

WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich

16:25 - 16 March, 2015
WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich , © WAA
© WAA

Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has won a competition to design a cluster of four mixed-use towers adjacent to Munich’s Hirschgarten station. Each “horseshoe-shaped” building, perched upon a six to seven story plinth, will offer space for office, hotel and retail space as part of the “Am Hirschgarten” development. 

Read on to learn more about WAA's winning proposal. 

© WAA © WAA © WAA © WAA + 6

Rafael de La-Hoz and ADRI-HIT Chosen to Construct Cultural Centre in Meishan

08:00 - 12 March, 2015
Rafael de La-Hoz and ADRI-HIT Chosen to Construct Cultural Centre in Meishan, Courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos
Courtesy of Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Spanish studio Rafael de La-Hoz and Chinese design institute Architectural Design and Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology (ADRI-HIT) have been announced as the winners of a competition to construct a new cultural centre in Meishan, China. Located in Sichuan province in the nation's south, the complex will combine a sports centre with five museums, a library, and exhibition hall.

Occupying a sprawling 260,000-square-meters, the new complex is sited near the campus of the University of Meishan, and responds to the terraced topography of Sichuan's rice paddies. Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Mei and Felixx Propose Housing for Postwar Residential Area in Munich

16:00 - 10 March, 2015
Mei and Felixx Propose Housing for Postwar Residential Area in Munich , © Team Mei and Felixx
© Team Mei and Felixx

The largest housing association in Munich, GEWOFAG has awarded Mei Architects & Planners and Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners one of three prizes for their proposal to redevelop of a residential area of 340 dwellings around the Ludlstrasse in Munich.

"It is refreshing to see how the Dutch have dealt with this design task," says the jury in regards to the team's community-centric, winning scheme. "The Dutch are one step further in thinking about how neighborhoods should function."

More about their winning entry "Neue Nachbarschaften," after the break.

ADEPT Wins Competition to Design "Small Piece" of Flensburg

14:00 - 10 March, 2015
ADEPT Wins Competition to Design "Small Piece" of Flensburg , The green interior courtyard. Image Courtesy of ADEPT
The green interior courtyard. Image Courtesy of ADEPT

ADEPT has won a competition to design a new city gate in the German city of Flensburg along Bahnhofstrasse - a central urban axis leading to the city’s main station. Designed as a “small piece of the city,” the winning proposal adapts itself to the existing typology by combining different types of “facade expressions” that creates a “playful synergy between new and old.”

“The proposal gives us a unique chance to transform and influence our future city at a very high level of quality and creativity - Bahnhofstrasse can really become a real and vibrant piece of city,” says the client.