The island: between utopia and metaphor for reality
The island summarises the double value inherent in the utopia: - On the one hand "it generates tension towards news horizons, an aspiration that is well suited to the mentality of the utopist in conflict with his world" (Fortunati 1995a: 199-205). - On the other hand, in its realization, closure and limitation: metaphysically, and ontologically, everything is contained in the island, a space that always refers to itself, and thus becomes an obsession. At the base of the utopian construction there is a double movement, of opening and closing, of dilatation
"La forêt monumentale" is planned between September 2019 and September 2022. It is a sustainable Fun and Monumental Art and Architecture exhibition which is original due to the creation or the adaptation of temporary artwork specifically for this project. Managed by Métropole Rouen Normandie in collaboration with the ONF, the call for applications covers the creation of 8 to 12 works of art located at the center of the Green Forest.
Building Trust International have just announced their 8th design competition which is in association with the United Nations Development Programme and the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone. The competition entitled 'Affordable Housing Design Challenge' challenges architects, designers and engineers to submit an innovative design proposal for new affordable housing for low income workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. These new units should be well-designed, sustainable and most importantly improve the quality of life of the intended residents and the surrounding community. More than just housing, this new project should build a future for workers and their families in Cambodia.
Sukkah x Detroit celebrates the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot in Detroit’s Capitol Park through design, agriculture, and Jewish programming. Detroit, home to 1300 urban farms, is the only UNESCO City of Design in the United States. Sukkah x Detroit honors both.
The Beacon is a design competition for an architectural structure that can be set alight. The competition involves the design of a structure in or on which a fire can be made, the primary purpose of which is to act as the opening ceremony centerpiece torch for the Lemba Lights Festival at the Cultural Village of Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus in August 2018.
Phosphorus a design competition for a series of illuminated structures. The Phosphorus competition involves the design of a series of illuminated structures and lighting displays at the Cultural Village of Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus for the summertime Lemba Lights Festival.
In celebration of its visitors, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is organising a photography contest on the theme of its architecture, designed by Frank Gehry. The contest is open to all, amateurs and professionals alike. A jury of representatives of the Fondation, led by Frank Gehry, will come together at the end of the contest to choose from 5 to 10 photographs.
From 3 May to 5 June, with unexpected outlooks on the architecture, both indoors and outdoors, unmissable moments from the terraces, unforgettable views of the waterfall, the contest #MyFLV honours the public and its vision of the Fondation. The best
Barilla launches Barilla Pavilion International Competition, to design an architectural addition to the Barilla Headquarters in Pedrignano (Parma, Italy). The competition will aim to gather architectural proposals from both emerging designers as well as established firms to produce an architectural proposal for the design of a new multifunctional building in Pedrignano and to identify an architect or team capable of subsequently developing the project in close cooperation with Barilla. The two-phase competition, run by Luca Molinari Studio, after a first worldwide anonymous phase, will involve a selected group of designers into a second restricted stage. An International Jury composed by well-know architects and designers along with Barilla chairman and vice-chairmen will select and declare the winning project that most successfully translates Barilla’s willingness to remove the boundaries between factories and people. The chairman Guido Barilla addresses to architects and designers a passionate request of collaboration to build the future of the Company and the Territory of Parma: “Help us to turn this dream into a reality and give visitors one more reason to come and see the Italian Food Valley”.
The Prague City Council has tasked the Prague Institute of Planning and Development with preparing an urban planning competition for an overall solution for Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square). The solution should deal with improving not only the quality of life of the local residents, but also the traffic situation.
The subject of the competition is the architectural and design concept of the new building of the State Autonomous Cultural Institution of the Sverdlovsk Region (Russia) “The Sverdlovsk Order of the Red Banner State Academic Philharmonic” with the adjacent territory. The competition is held in order to create a unique philharmonic complex in the city of Yekaterinburg that meets the international requirements for staging world-class musical events, as well as to identify options for functional planning, urban planning and landscape-architectural solutions by comparing and evaluating the submitted competitive materials to identify the best architectural and design solution that meets the
SEOUL EDUCATION HUB International Competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building
1. Competition Goal The purpose of the competition for Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education Headquarter Building is to create a comfortable and convenient working environment by securing appropriate office spaces and providing the Education Hub Space that may embrace the ideas and dreams of the Seoul educational families for the future education in Seoul.
2. Project Outline ● Location : 27, Duteopbawi-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea ● Site Area : 13,214.2㎡ ● Building Area : 39,967㎡ ● Construction Cost (Estimated): \100,689,000,000 KRW (surtax incl.) ● Design Fee (Estimated): \5,081,000,000 KRW (surtax incl.) ● Design Period: 360
We are very happy to announce that for the 3rd time, MArch Valencia has relied on reTHINKING competitions to organize a competition where, in addition to the prizes, a scholarship is awarded for one of its Architecture programs. Thanks to that we have just launched the new contest# 016 Ibiza Artist House. -------------- INFORMATION Site - Te pirate Tower The pirate tower, in Ibiza, is one of the most famous defensive constructions on the island, which every year attracts hundreds of tourists who want to visit the well-known defense tower. Its true name is the Torre de Es Savinar or Cap d’es Jueu,
Two new international design competitions "Le 5 Stagioni" and "Storie di Farina" are dedicated to the evolution of Pizzerias and Spaces for Bread, in Italy and in the world, and to examining the relationship between tradition and innovation, between design and evolution of spaces.
The new international competitions are open to architects, designers, contract companies and entrepreneurs, with a prize money of Euros 15,000. The International Competition Storie di Farina and the International Competition Le 5 Stagioni will award three bakeries and three pizzerias already made and operating. Rules and information to participate are available on www.concorsostoriedifarina.it and www.concorsole5stagioni.it
The Korea Land and Housing Corporation (LH) intents to hold the “International Urban Design Competition for the Regeneration of Tongyeong Dockyard” in order to newly activate its neighborhood around the previous Shina shipbuilding dock yard that is no longer in operation due to the downturn in the shipbuilding industry, to create an international hub of culture and tourism thus establishing a global tourist attraction through regeneration and reorganization of the old urban structure. This international competition will be by invitation only, and Request for Qualification will be collected from which the participating teams will be selected. Teams that intend to participate
The aim of this competition is to make it possible to identify and implement an integrated urban remodelling concept that meets the complex needs of an area of significant size for the efficient functioning of the city of Cluj-Napoca.
The purpose of the competition is to provide the public administration with the most efficient solution of sustainable urban development of the Feroviarilor Park area. The reintroduction of Feroviarilor Park into the patrimony of public green spaces of Cluj-Napoca city is regarded as a significant victory for the entire community and at the same time as a huge opportunity to rehabilitate
BI GROUP ARCHITECT AWARDS – is the first international competition for young professionals and graduates of architectural universities in Kazakhstan. The organizer is a large construction holding BI Group — the leader in the real estate market in Kazakhstan. The purpose of this competition is to develop a concept to draw and identify the most modern and progressive architectural and engineering solutions, as well as innovative technologies to solve acute social problems on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, caused by a shortage of cultural facilities, educational and health facilities.
DETAIL is awarding the international DETAIL Prize 2018, and in doing so once again recognising the importance of innovative details for the overall design concept. In keeping with the journal's self-conception, architecture is thereby defined in its entirety: The architecture prize honours innovative building construction projects, outstanding interior design and construction-related highlights.
Emaar Development is hosting an International Open Design competition for the Design of the Iconic Mosque at the heart of the ambitious new world-class mixed-use waterfront development Dubai Creek Harbour. The Development is a 5.6 Million sqm site and is expected to have 48,500 residential units with a population of 175,000 residents when completed.
THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION – to obtain a high-quality architectural solution, a functionally well-developed and economically justified Sketch Design that meets the requirements set out in the Brief and the Designing Programme for The renovation of the historic building of the Riga Circus and development vision for the territory.
THE COMPETITION SITE AND OBJECT – the project area of the sketch design competition is located in Riga, at Merķeļa iela 4, and it includes the territory between Merķeļa and Alfrēda Kalniņa Streets (cadastral No. 0100 005 0014) in the area of 3807 m². The study area of the sketch design
The European Commission is launching an international architectural competition to identify the best design proposals for its most important current real estate project in Brussels (Belgium) – the redevelopment of its premises at rue de la Loi 130 (hence the competition name, Loi 130).
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is inviting designers to reimagine its Israeli Lounge in a way that celebrates the spirit of modern-day Israel, and the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture. The Israeli Lounge International Design Competition presents a unique opportunity to reshape and transform an historic space within a Memorial that is visited by millions from around the world annually.
The Union of architects of Russia invites you to participate in the 2nd Russian competition with international participation "Build School Project 2018" on nursery, kindergarten and school designs and constructions, which will be held in the framework of the 2nd international exhibition "Build School 2018" from 25 to 27 September 2018 in Moscow in "Expocentre".