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2021 CHICAGO PRIZE: JAMES R. THOMPSON CENTER

COMPETITION INFORMATION
For the 2021 Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club call for new visions for the State of Illinois Center/James R. Thompson Center.

Call for Submissions: Sea2City Design Challenge

The City is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a highly valued and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. The innovative and exciting design challenge will engage two
multidisciplinary teams to work co-operatively with the City of Vancouver and project partners to:

Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge

Berlin is a city with a complicated past, from the ravages of World War II to the division of the city by the infamous Berlin Wall from 1961 to -1989. Despite being one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Europe, Berlin is severely lacking in affordable housing, making it less accessible to live in than many of its smaller counterparts across Germany.

Call For Ideas: Tree House 2021 Architecture Competition

We all have always yearned for our personal space, one that takes us far away from our chaotic and stressful lives; our very own Home rooted in Mother Nature, one that reconnects us to our origins, rejuvenating our mind, body and soul. We all aspire for a home that is not just an extension of our persona but is also an expression of our individuality and freedom.

Turf - Student Housing Design Challenge

INTRO

Force-Majeure 2021

Whether act of God or a superior force, our society responds to and prepares for Force-Majeure scenarios on many different scales. It has become increasingly obvious in the past year that disasters, both natural and human-made, exacerbate inequities in our society by unequally limiting access to healthcare, green spaces, fresh food, transportation, and education for our most vulnerable populations. Strengthening our communities allows us to be more resilient in the face of future Force Majeure scenarios. How can we as design professionals help support and provide care for the most vulnerable groups of people in our society?

Open Call: PANDEMIC MEMORIAL: A tribute to the frontline workers

Archasm would like to thank all the health workers for their unflinching commitment and devotion to save human lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize recognizes outstanding achievements in saving buildings emblematic of the groundbreaking modern movement that swept across the globe during the twentieth century. World Monuments Fund (WMF) established the biennial award in 2008 with founding sponsor Knoll to honor individuals and organizations that have revitalized modern built heritage through innovative architectural solutions. This year, the prize will recognize a project showcasing excellence in environmental sustainability and preservation that has a positive economic and community impact. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT.

Open Call: An art object for Maslenitsa 2022 in Nikola-Lenivets

Art Park Nikola-Lenivets (Russia, Kaluga region) announces an international competition for the best concept of an art object for Maslenitsa 2022. Artists, architects, designers, directors, programmers and all creative people are invited to participate. The winner's prize — 100,000 rubles (including taxes). The deadline for applications is June 6.

SITE SHELTER

ARKxSITE is pleased to announce the ‘SITE SHELTER’ international architecture ideas competition for architecture and landscape architecture students and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies or landscape architecture studies (≤ 40 years old).

Architecture Travel Story!

INTRODUCTION

The Complete City: Filled In - A Design Competition To Test and Visualize Housing Policy in Portland, Maine.

Diverse housing, affordable housing, and workforce housing are pressing needs in Portland, Maine.  Recent changes in the city’s ReCode initiative have expanded the potential for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to help meet those needs.

Open Call to 24H competition 38th edition - culturEart

IF it is an international platform for competitions that aims to connect ideas from different areas of society in order to help transform cities and make them increasingly self-sustaining, efficient and green.
We are looking for innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.
In a global emergency period, it is increasingly important that we think globally.
IF is the space.
Here, you can try and experiment, everything is possible!

International Competition for the Development Plan of the Old HANGLAS Site

The objective of this competition is to select a specialized enterprise that is able to develop innovative, contemporary and creative ideas, and to carry out the required services for establishment of the development plan of the old HANGLAS site.

IAAC Global Summer School 2021

Each workshop has a different fee.

LEGENDARY BIRD HOME 2021

The LEGENDARY BIRD HOME 2021 competition is the second in a planned series of competitions looking to raise awareness for the global environmental crisis. This competition will be a collaboration with Birdly - a socially-responsible startup that aims to support environmental activism worldwide through funds raised by selling bird homes.

Respites - Hospice Design Competition

Premise

En Plein Air - an object for outdoor living in times of pandemic

ATELIER MOBILE launches its first design+build competition!
Architects, designers, artists, craftsmen, creatives are called to design and model an object for our going back to outdoor living. The winning projects will be built and exhibited by atelier mobile. Due to the current historical moment and in compliance with the restrictions for the control of the infection from Covid-19, atelier mobile reinvents itself: our first workshop of 2021 is a competition open to all. Our will is to create and share elements of daily use for outdoor life. This summer we’ll do it anyway but safely!
1. INTRO
Over the past few months we have been forced to spend most of our days indoors, often with little or limited range of motion. The desire to spend moments of our day also outside invites us to imagine new objects that can be in support of a new period in which open-air spaces become the setting for multiple work, leisure or meeting activities.
2. WE ARE LOOKING FOR
designers to create an object that can be used for outdoor living in a period divided between social-distancing and the desire to return to live in public spaces. The object must be selfbuildable, easy to assemble, with limited dimensions and cost, recyclable (or composed by elements that can be reused even individually) and transportable. The object must have one or more defined functions and a clear use to respond to concrete needs.
3. GUIDELINES
_object typology
Any object that can be used outdoors, in urban or natural spaces, to simplify activities that normally could only be carried out indoors. The object must be easy to make to allow it to be replicated by people without special craft and construction skills and competences, without the use of professional machinery and industrial production technologies.
_materials
Suggested materials are made through recycling or easily recyclable, as well as those that can be used for a second life if they are abandoned or no longer used.
_dimensions and weight
The object must be easily transportable and stored in a container with a maximum size of 50x30x20cm (approximately a 30-liter backpack) and low weight. It is admitted that it could be disassembled or folded to be transported, if it’s guaranteed an easy reassembling.
_cost
The maximum cost of the materials to make the object must be € 30, considering the standard prices in Italy.
_target
The largest possible pool of users should be favoured.
_values to convey
Creativity, curiosity, innovation, ease of use, clear functionality, awareness in the use of available resources.
4. MATERIALS TO SUBMIT
_gallery of 5 images (.pdf, max. 10MB overall size, ratio 4:3)
1. iconic image of the object, its title and short description (max. 280 characters including spaces), designer(s) name(s) and surname(s)
2. list of elements composing the object and their zenith photo
3. prototype (1:1 scale), photo of the disassembled object
4. prototype (1:1 scale) photo of the assembled object
5. photos of the object’s prototype showing its use(s)
_assembly instructions, A3 landscape panel (.pdf, max. 5MB)
object assembly explanation by a sequence of operations
_list of costs, A4 portrait table (.pdf, max 1MB)
_application form
designer(s) data and disclaimers (.pdf, downloadable together with the brief)
5. EVALUATION CRITERIA
Functionality
Innovation
Technical feasibility
Environmental compatibility
6. AWARDS
_prototype construction
The jury will select, build and exhibit from 3 to 5 prototypes, according to the number and quality of the submitted works.
_exhibition
Presentation and exhibition will take place at the natural area of Laghetto dei Camosci in Sant’Ambrogio di Torino (end of July) and at the Intercultural Center 28. Lo Spazio di mezzo in Turin (autumn). Panels and images of the winning projects will be exhibited with stop-motion videos on their construction (edited by our team) and together with a selection of images and panels of other selected projects.
_on-line publication
Winning and selected projects will be published on atelier mobile website and in an ISSUU flipbook.
7. JURY
The jury will be composed by members of the atelier mobile team.
8. LANGUAGE
All texts must be written in Italian or in English.
9. CALENDAR
_brief publication: 3 May 2021
_deadline for sending FAQs: 18 June 2021
_answers to FAQs: every week on www.ateliermobile.org
_deadline for registrations and works submission: 11 July 2021, 11:59 pm CET
_publication of results online: 18 July 2021.
10. REVIEW
Optional, not mandatory on-line reviews with an atelier mobile team member will take place in June, by appointment to be fixed by e-mail by 25 May 2021.
11. TO JOIN THE COMPETITION
The participation to the competition is free, open to creative talents of any nationality, aged 18 or over.
The requested materials must be sent to info@ateliermobile.org by the submission date. Works presenting materials other than those requested or arriving after the deadline will not be taken into consideration. The intellectual property of the submitted projects belongs to the authors. With the delivery of the projects, the authors consent to the publication of the works, and to their self-construction replica, protected by the Creative Commons license
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
12. GENERAL RULES AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
Participation in the competition presupposes full acceptance of this brief, the acceptance of the general competition rules, and the consent on personal data processing included in the application form.

Call for Submission: Analytical Drawing of Student Co-living at the JVB

Analytical Architectural Drawing: what can we learn about co-living from the Jacoba van Beierenlaan student housing complex?

Open Call: Call for Applications: Design New Aurora Observation Objects

Arctic Hotel «Bigfoot footprint»
But if today Rovaniemi is no longer exclusive the right of adventure seekers and seasoned travelers
nicknames, it is necessary to define new models of hospitality properties capable of preserving the distant identity of lands, who have reached development far from a person, and who are thanks to his absence, they managed to preserve primitive beauty and harmony.

Call for Entries: Reimagining the Commercial Strip in Cascadia

The name Cascadia calls to mind forests, mountains, water, vast open spaces, cities and towns and diverse cultural landscapes. But the daily reality for most of us is somewhat different. Yes, there are forests, waterways, urban centers and varied neighborhoods in the region, but there are also miles and miles of very similar commercial strip development, connecting towns along highways and hugging urban edges.

Reviving Silk Route | A Cultural Center for all

Switch Competitions invites all architecture students, and young professionals to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a cultural center for all, located in the soul of the Silk Road cities - Baku. The narrative of this competition design stems from revisiting the solid traditional roots and foundation as well as sculpting the community for the years to come. Designing a center that houses a network for all; a space that welcomes all and celebrates the notion of co-existence.

Terra x Terra - Pavilion Design Workshop + Competition

Learn to design a sustainable pavilion and participate in a competition!

RE-NATURE ROME

In this competition, we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts to reinvent an urban hotspot for biodiversity, within and beyond urban parks – only 2 drawings, absolute freedom of scale, or program. Participants are asked to imagine a new urban model, to promote biodiversity into the specific context of the city of Rome, Italy. Submissions can be ideas for new green infrastructure, parks, green buildings, or any kind of strategy that would boost biodiversity while enhancing the urban experience of a historical city such as Rome.

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