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The California Mass Timber Building Competition

09:10 - 18 January, 2019
The California Mass Timber Building Competition, © Joshua Jay Elliott. ImageFramework / Works Partnership Architecture
© Joshua Jay Elliott. ImageFramework / Works Partnership Architecture

The California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) will award $500,000 in grants as part of the statewide California Mass Timber Building Competition.  

Deadline: March 18, 2019 / 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Call for Entries: Utzon UNBUILT

03:00 - 29 December, 2018
Call for Entries: Utzon UNBUILT, Utzon UNBUILT. Image Courtesy of Utzon Center
Utzon UNBUILT. Image Courtesy of Utzon Center

Re-imagining Utzon’s unbuilt gems

Wine & Design Contest

15:11 - 26 December, 2018
Wine & Design Contest

The Appio Spagnolo Association announces the Contest of Ideas for the creation of design objects aiming at the promotion of the wine industry together with the handcrafted furniture industry, and encouraging the positive combination of these two important productive fields.

Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing The Line

08:50 - 20 December, 2018
Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing The Line, Chicago Prize 2018
Chicago Prize 2018

The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) is pleased to announce the 2018/19 Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing the Line. A call for entries for the 2018/19 Chicago Prize is taking place as of November 30th, 2018 with the announcement of the winning entries on February 28th, 2019.

The crossing of an imaginary line 100 years ago resulted in the death of an African-American teenager named Eugene Williams, inciting the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. This chain of events demonstrates the power of lines – conceptual and physical – in shaping places and lives. Whether material or immaterial, the lines of Chicago both

Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 Open Call for International Architecture Schools‘ Exhibition ‘‘Terribly Beautiful‘‘

06:26 - 20 December, 2018
Tallinn Architecture Biennale TAB 2019 Open Call for International Architecture Schools‘ Exhibition ‘‘Terribly Beautiful‘‘ , Photo by Ulla Alla
Photo by Ulla Alla

The Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2019, which Opening Week takes place from September 11-15 2019 announces Open Call for International Architecture Schools‘ Exhibition ‘‘Terribly Beautiful‘‘ that is part of TAB 2019 Main Programme and targets current students, practicing architects and everyone else who has ever studied in architecture school.

TAB 2019 Architecture Schools' Exhibition is curated by three young Estonian architects: Merilin Kaup, Margus Tammik and Ulla Alla. Curators are expecting projects that hide a sinuous process and tell a story in which they can see author’s state of mind, personality and value systems.

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Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing

12:58 - 10 December, 2018
Call for Entries: Disruptive Design - New Solutions to Affordable Housing

Disruptive Design is a three-part design competition that seeks to address the challenges associated with designing and building affordable, owner-occupied housing.

Architects, designers, students, and those invested in urban development are invited to submit their speculative ideas for an owner-occupied housing development incorporating a flexible architectural solution that encourages wealth-building through homeownership and entrepreneurship. The competition will conclude with an occupant/buyer-ready prototype of the winning design.

THE CHALLENGE

The desire for affordable housing is present in both the gentrifying and underserved Chicago neighborhoods. In gentrifying areas, land values rise with desirability; in underserved areas, depreciated property and land values produce an appraisal

Travel Unravel

15:30 - 27 November, 2018
Travel Unravel

With an increasing number of urban movers and highway traffic; highway refreshment stops with filling stations play an important role of not just serving moving consumers but also generating an economy for the region. As road travel is becoming more frequent – highway refreshment stops are also growing in numbers. With the market becoming more competitive, the quality of highway refreshment stops will be the game changer.

Call for Entries: International Design Ideas Competition - A Multi-Use Urban Nature Trail and Greenway in Buffalo, New York

06:02 - 21 November, 2018
Call for Entries:  International Design Ideas Competition - A Multi-Use Urban Nature Trail and Greenway in Buffalo, New York, Reimagining the DL&W Corridor: International Design Ideas Competition for a Multi-Use Urban Nature Trail & Greenway in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Abby Songin.
Reimagining the DL&W Corridor: International Design Ideas Competition for a Multi-Use Urban Nature Trail & Greenway in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Abby Songin.

Reimagining the DL&W Corridor: International Design Ideas Competition for a Multi-Use Urban Nature Trail & Greenway in Buffalo, New York

Open Call: Pop-up Bazaar Istanbul

06:01 - 21 November, 2018
Open Call: Pop-up Bazaar Istanbul, Pop up Bazaar Istanbul, Image Credits: Archasm
Pop up Bazaar Istanbul, Image Credits: Archasm

The oriental establishments of the Middle-East, Northern Africa and some parts of Europe all mention the bustling marketplaces in their popular culture. They weren’t just the main centers of trade and business, but were multifunctional entities that contributed to the social and cultural exchange between people and civilizations. These marketplaces were called by different names in different regions and languages; Bazaar in Persian, Souk in Arabic etc. Today, bazaars tend to be found in a city's medina (old quarter) and are often important tourist attractions.

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In/Visible Borders

06:01 - 21 November, 2018
In/Visible Borders, In/Visible Borders by AIA|DC Urban Design Committee
In/Visible Borders by AIA|DC Urban Design Committee

The AIA|DC Urban Design Committee announces the launch of our design competition In/Visible Borders.

BDA Prize 2019: INVISIBLE C'VILLE

06:01 - 21 November, 2018
BDA Prize 2019: INVISIBLE C'VILLE, BDA Prize 2019: INVISIBLE C'VILLE
BDA Prize 2019: INVISIBLE C'VILLE

The BDA Prize, an annual design and ideas competition, exists to generate forward-looking ideas to better our community through design and dialogue.

Call for Ideas: RE School 2018 Architecture Competition

10:00 - 18 November, 2018
Call for Ideas: RE School 2018 Architecture Competition, RE School 2018 Architecture Competition, where you can RE-Think and RE-Imagine the idea of schools, challenging the conventional education system, while reaching out to millions who remain inaccessible to this basic need.  Come join the Movement!
RE School 2018 Architecture Competition, where you can RE-Think and RE-Imagine the idea of schools, challenging the conventional education system, while reaching out to millions who remain inaccessible to this basic need. Come join the Movement!

The world is growing at a break-neck speed today and with rapid urbanization, information and technology, it is demanding a constantly changing human intellect. To face these transformations, the upcoming generations need to be moulded in a way that they can cope efficiently with the variations. Education can help initiate this change by altering the mindsets and outlook of people around the world.

Call for Entries: Turkistan Architect Awards

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Call for Entries: Turkistan Architect Awards

About the Competition

Turkistan Architect Awards is an international architectural competition for the conceptual development of objects located in the historical city of Kazakhstan — Turkistan, initiated by the Governor of the Turkestan region. The main objective of the competition is to give a new impetus to the development of the Turkestan region: as a touristic hub with the unique architecture. The competition is aimed at creating equal conditions for creative competition between the participants in order to determine the most interesting and progressive solutions, both architectural and engineering, taking into account the use of innovative technologies, materials, design and methods of building structures in the project.

Open Call: Concept Design of Montenegro's World Expo 2020 National Pavilion

15:49 - 22 October, 2018
Open Call: Concept Design of Montenegro's World Expo 2020 National Pavilion, Expo 2020
Expo 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro announces the concept design competition for staging the exhibition of the National pavilion of Montenegro at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. According to its participants, the competition is international; according to its type, the competition is public; according to its task, the competition is project; according to its form, the competition is one-instance; and according to its method and entry submission, the competition is anonymous. The competition is open from October 15th, 2018 to December 3rd, 2018.

The competition announcement and the related competition materials are publicly available on the website: http://www.mvp.gov.me/en/sections/Economic_diplomacy/expo_2020/

International Design Competition: Re-Imaging the Garden City

14:46 - 22 October, 2018
International Design Competition: Re-Imaging the Garden City, Aerial photo
Aerial photo

This international design ideas competition aims to discover new designs for a modern garden city to meet the needs of the 21st century, whilst recapturing the pioneering spirit that led to the development of the world’s first garden city at Letchworth.

International Competition in Architecture - Jacques Rougerie Foundation

17:50 - 17 October, 2018
International Competition in Architecture - Jacques Rougerie Foundation, @Jacques Rougerie Foundation
@Jacques Rougerie Foundation

The 8th edition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation’s international architecture competition will continue this year once again to encourage creation, audacity and the capacity to imagine visions of anticipations of a world to come, while respecting the precepts of sustainable development turned towards the ocean and space.

Open Call: Habitat for Inhabitants _ Lima's Human Right to Housing

16:45 - 16 October, 2018
Open Call: Habitat for Inhabitants _ Lima's Human Right to Housing

Lima is undergoing a continuous change even though its biggest contradiction remains unchanged: a three meters wall that runs over ten kilometers separates people of different social states. Thus, on one side of the wall, the barren landscape dominates, showing no green areas and only a few streets. This area is barely/rarely reached with water supply and electricity, and many small houses have been manually built, up to the top of the mountain. Conversely, on the other side of the wall luxury residences can be seen surrounded by thriving vegetation, in addition to pools, high rises and many infrastructures for

Futurarc Prize 2019: Hyper-Dense Cities

16:27 - 16 October, 2018
Futurarc Prize 2019: Hyper-Dense Cities, FuturArc Prize 2019, courtesy of FuturArc, BCI Asia
FuturArc Prize 2019, courtesy of FuturArc, BCI Asia

The Asian city grows denser by the day.

The FuturArc Prize 2019 asks you to investigate what it means to live in a hyper-dense city, one with no less than 100,000 people per square kilometre.

How can this be done? What is the right mix of activities and programmes? How does a new neighbourhood fit into the urban system-of-systems that already exists? What new systems does it bring into the picture? What does hyper-density look like? How does it feel to our senses?

THE TASK
Select a site within your city that is approximately 1km2 in size.

Redesign this to accommodate no less than 100,000

Call for Ideas: Movement

11:03 - 4 October, 2018
Call for Ideas: Movement

Dedicated to advancing education by conducting research regarding architecture and design within the urban environment, Calgary’s Design Talks Institute (d.talks) has launched a ‘Call for Ideas’ to ‘improve the human aspect of mobility’ as part of the d.talks ‘2018 Movement’ program. The 2018 Movement Call for Ideas seeks ideas on the human connection to place. Using the new Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Calgary as a platform for new ideas, the call aims to rethink the present and future of transportation.

As technology advances continue to transform mobility, considerations of sustainable, economic, inclusive and accessible options for urban

Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Sixth Annual Fairy Tales Competition

04:30 - 26 September, 2018
Calling All Storytellers: Blank Space Launches Sixth Annual Fairy Tales Competition, Fairy Tales 2018: Architecture Storytelling Competition
Fairy Tales 2018: Architecture Storytelling Competition

Blank Space is thrilled to announce the 2019 Fairy Tales competition in partnership with ArchDaily, Archinect, Bustler, and the AIAS. The winners will be selected by a jury that includes Tatiana Bilbao, Mark Foster Gage, Jürgen Mayer and Moshe Safdie.

Resilient Homes Design Challenge

04:00 - 22 September, 2018
Resilient Homes Design Challenge

CALLING ALL ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS: DESIGN RESILIENT HOMES​ FOR PEOPLE IN VULNERABLE REGIONS

Open Call: LA+ ICONOCLAST Design Ideas Competition

15:52 - 10 September, 2018
Open Call: LA+ ICONOCLAST Design Ideas Competition

LA+ ICONOCLAST challenges designers to reimagine and redesign New York's Central Park for the 21st century following a fictional eco-terrorist attack that devastates the park. LA+ invites submissions from architects, landscape architects, planners, artists, and designers from anywhere in the world. This is an ideas competition - no professional qualifications are required to enter.

AWARDS:
Five winners will share US $20,000 and feature publication in a special issue of LA+ Journal entitled LA+ ICONOCLAST. Ten honorable mentions receive a certificate and publication.

JURY:
Lola Sheppard - architect and co-founder, Lateral Office
Geoff Manaugh - author, BLDGBLOG and “A Burglar’s Guide to the

2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

08:00 - 31 August, 2018
2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, 2019 Skyscraper Competition
2019 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

Call For Ideas : Aqua 2018 Architecture Competition

04:00 - 23 August, 2018
Call For Ideas : Aqua 2018 Architecture Competition, Aquatecture 2018, a competition that challenges to explore innovative designs on water for our aquatic future  Come join the movement and define the next big thing on Water!!
Aquatecture 2018, a competition that challenges to explore innovative designs on water for our aquatic future Come join the movement and define the next big thing on Water!!

Water – an element in nature that life is constantly surrounded by; an element that has given birth to life on Earth and continues to support it. Although we made our shift to land, our bond with water still remains significant as ever; it is an element that is a basic necessity for our survival.
The life on Earth is today plagued by adverse climate changes, global warming, the increasing toxic emissions, rising population, and scarce land resources. With various countries, such as Holland , fighting rising water levels for decades and with the current trends, it is now time to brace ourselves against the unseen future and design solutions to cope with the ever-changing community on Planet Earth.
Today, the discourse of ‘smart cities’ has overtaken every conversation discussing the future of architecture. It is a glaring question as to how are we going to address the equation between the contrasting aspects of ecological crises and technological advancement for building our futures.
Covering 71% of the Earth, it is now time to look at the water again as a harbinger of life in the near future; a place where human life can again thrive in its original glory. Creating living spaces on water will soon become a need to survive as a
“What happens in the Arctic, does not stay in the Arctic”
Extract - Greenpeace report on melting ice in Arctic paradigms of nature.

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