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Call for Entries: 2020 Fairy Tales Competition

For the last 6 years, the Fairy Tales competition has captured the imagination of designers and architects around the world. Last year's record breaking competition drew entries from over 60 countries, making the competition once again the largest annual architecture competition in the world. For the seventh year of the competition, Blank Space is proud to partner with ArchDaily, Archinect, and Bustler.

ShopSmart on Redchurch: Ideas Competition

ShopSmart on Redchurch is an ideas competition that will explore ways that placemaking and technology can bring character, activity, community and economic success to Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London.

The brief invites new ways of thinking about the connection between retail technology and the public realm. Entry is free and we are open to submissions from students or professionals - we want creative thinkers from all industries, including architecture and urban design, landscaping, lighting, artists, tech etc.

The judging panel is chaired by Sir Peter Cook. Five shortlisted entries (individuals or teams) will received £1,000 and there is the potential for

Open Call: House In Forest 2020 - Wooden House

HOUSE IN FOREST is pleased to announce its 6th annual international design competition: House In Forest 2020 - Wooden House. The competition is designed to challenge and seek the creativity with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on wooden houses, an extraordinary architectural style with traditional methods of building with heavy timbers, prefabricated wooden structures or creative

Open Call for Design of New Xi’An Train Station

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Manni Group and YAC - Young Architects Competitions launch Xi’An Train Station, a competition of ideas to design a new rail terminal that will define the meeting point between East and West in the city where the famous Terracotta Army was found. A cash prize of €25,000 will be awarded to the winning projects selected by an internationally-renowned jury featuring: Dong Gong (Vector Architects), Ben van Berkel (UNstudio), Antonio Cruz (Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos), Volkwin Marg (GMP Architekten), Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects), Stefano Boeri, and many other distinguished professionals. The competition is promoted by Manni Group with the participation of ROCKWOOL, Renolit, Dow and Tata Steel as sponsors.

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Hurricane Maria Memorial Public Art Project

Governor Cuomo welcomes artists, architects and designers to submit proposals for a memorial honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria to stand as an international symbol of the resilience of the Puerto Rican community.

The deadline for submission has been extended to October 28th and we encourage conceptual, forward thinking ideas which reflect the complexity of the climate crisis and the resilience of the Puerto Rican Community.

Shortlisted proposals will be granted a 2 month period to further develop their designs.

PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019

Call for Entries: 2020 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2020 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.

Open Call: "Beyond Cement: Towards an Alternative Vision for Chekka and Surrounding Towns"

Many challenges underline the urgency of reconsidering dominant approaches to development, land use, and the institutional framework that governs them, in addition to the political context, which requires a novel and creative counter-approach in Chekka and Surrounding Towns in North Lebanon.
As such, this competition is an open call for planners, designers, environmental scientists, agricultural engineers, economists and other professionals to draft an intervention framework, which simultaneously answers the concept of sustainable development and the immediate needs of the people, including job opportunities and a local economy, without compromising their health, the environment and local economic resources.

This competition proposes

Call for Entries: Gas Station of the Future Design Competition

Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST
Rasmus Hjortshøj - COAST

Last quarter, Tesla delivered 95,000 electric cars to customers from around the world. Needless to say, the electric car revolution is coming at a rapid pace as people around the world choose to buy an electric vehicle instead of a gas car.

The question then becomes, what will happen to all the gas stations? There are over 130,000 gas stations in the US alone and many are family-run small businesses who don't have endless resources to prepare for the coming tectonic shift.

Timeabu Kindergarten Competition: Design & Construction

Madanfo Project and Radefoundation announce a call for entries for the "Timeabu Kindergarten" Architecture Competition. The competition aims to create a place where the youngest children of Timeabu can take classes.

The competition is open to candidates both students of professionals of architecture, design, engineering, or people involved to design or construction projects, from all around the world.

Call for Entries: International Urban Design Ideas Competition for Berlin-Brandenburg 2070

On the occasion of the 100 Years of (Greater) Berlin anniversary, Berlin 2020 gGmbH, an organization of the Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein zu Berlin e.V. (AIV), is launching an open-call initiative for an international urban design ideas competition. Berlin-Brandenburg 2070 aims to spur a broad social debate on the future of the Berlin-Brandenburg region. The competition asks architects, urban planners and landscape architects to respond to the interdisciplinary challenges facing the region in the future. The competition is focused on urban development issues common to both the city of Berlin and the state of Brandenburg. So that the design proposals fully take into account the challenges associated with sustainable metropolitan growth, the design ideas competition seeks to promote cooperation between the various experts and their fields. The international jury comprises the following members: Brigitte Bundesen Svarre, B.V. Prof. Ir. J.M.J. Jo Coenen Beheer, Prof. Werner Durth, Prof. Hans Kollhoff, Prof. Arno Lederer, Prof. Cornelia Müller, Reiner Nagel, Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Schwedes, Prof. Miroslav Sik. The patron of the project is the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller. The deadline to register for the competition is 27 September 2019.

ABC | MONZA 2019 - Open International Architectural ideas competititon

THE COMPETITION IN BRIEF
ABC | MONZA 2019 is an international architectural ideas competition in the time of Digital Transformation.
The theme of the competition is the urban regeneration of an industrial site of approximately 60,000 square meters in the city of Monza - Italy in accordance with the values of environmental, economic and social sustainability.
One of the characterizing elements of this competition is the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) for the ideation, design and submission of the proposal.


WHERE
Via Philips 12 in Monza - Lombardy - Italy, north of the Greater Milan and close to what in the coming years will

Nano Nest - Maximizing living in tiny spaces

PREMISE

With the growing population, land is constantly seen as a depleting resource and thus has increased real estate prices. Today, the definition of a house has barely boiled down to it being a commodity that constitutes a kitchen, a living area, bedroom and bathroom. This commodity offered is sometimes so inhabitable that it even lacks the basic notion of light and ventilation. Eventually, all the other additional notions of what a house should offer then become secondary. How do we then redefine a modern living space for a space crunch situation that it is not just habitable, but also restores

Open, Two-phase International Urban Design Ideas Competition Berlin-Brandenburg 2070

Berlin as we know it – with its centres, residential quarters, and suburbs – marks its 100th anniversary in 2020. A reason to celebrate, but also a spur to think about the future development of the region. After years of stagnation, dynamism is returning to the Berlin-Brandenburg region: population growth, new flows of commuters and goods, new quarters and housing developments, a new rail map, a radically new airport arrangement, and a growing public transport system. Berlin is a metropolis, its integrated hinterland extending far beyond its administrative boundaries. What we need now is a broad public debate ranging from

The Digital Colosseum

PREMISE

“eSports have joined the big leagues”, a research from Goldman Sachs wrote in a recent report about the new subsection of the video game industry. They estimate that the monthly size of competitive eSports gamers, 167 million as of year-end 2018, will hit 276 million by 2022, basing their forecast on a New Zoo survey. Out of 7700 million world population estimated 2400 million people are playing some form of games in digital media as per a report by Statista.

A survey by New Zoo (an organization dealing with games & eSports Analytics) reflects that platforms like YouTube and

Co-Design Milan

PREMISE

Buildings are often designed aspiring for their long lives. With our modern-day construction materials, the average lifespan of a building can be considered as 40-50 years. However, what happens when a building dies and what if it becomes defunct before that?

Buildings when clubbed together form a locality which in turn add up to build a city. Proper functioning of any such building becomes an asset to a city. Contrarily, a defunct building is eventually a liability to a city.

Technological boost embarks our lifestyle enhancement. With this change, if a building cannot cater to the changing need of the society,

Open call : Busan Architecture & Urban Media Competition

2019 Busan Architecture & Urban Media Competition

1. Theme : Memory & Oblivion (A matter concerning the method of existence)
Philip Johnson once said, "Some civilizations are remembered only by their architecture," while Aldo Rossi stated that, "Memory is the consciousness of the city. The city itself is the collective memory of its people, and like memory, it is associated with objects and places. The city is the locus of the collective memory." Such a belief indicates that architecture can be a means of forming the identity of the city itself by creating places and memories for humans. Modern people endure living

Open Call: Fashion Pavilion Milan

BACKGROUND

What do Tom Ford, Raf Simons, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin, Gianni Versace and Virgil Abloh all have in common? Before kickstarting a flourishing career in fashion, each of these individuals enrolled to study architecture or industrial design. Architects like Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas have repeatedly collaborated with fashion houses and imparted their quirky vision to develop an experimental and bespoke range of products.

It is unsurprising that architects – artists who obsess over scale, shape and proportion in their work – tend to apply the same tenets to their personal style; while many fashion designers have cited architecture

Open Call: macau [ morphosis ] WATERFRONT FUN PALACE

Design Synopsis
The debate is whether Macau can continue to be a liveable city with such deficit and lack in social spaces.
The competition challenges designers to bring back these spaces that once belonged to the locals, to create new social spaces and recover the lost connection between the city and its people.
We seek proposals and designs of an alternative form of social and entertainment architecture that diverges from the existing gambling culture.

Jury
Viviana Muscettola, Associate Director, Zaha Hadid, Architects, London

Michela Falcone, Senior Architect, Zaha Hadid Architects, London

Negar Moghtadaei, Founder & CEO, Tarkib Studio, Canada

Yashar Montazeri, Founder & CEO, Tarkib Studio, Canada

Zeth Ko,

Open Call for "5x5. International Contest of Idea for Edgeallies' stand" at WAF19

In the context of the World Architecture Festival 2019, edgeallies, a brand owned by edgearch: Ahmed Abdulaziz Zaidan Consulting Architects has signed off a 4 years participation to the World Architecture Festival as main exhibitor as well as main sponsor for the first Engineering Prize category: For collaborative design by architects and structural engineers.

Pursuant to this objective, edgeallies’ executive board has called for an International Contest of Ideas for the design of its booth for the WAF 2019 Amsterdam event.
The project shall reflect the principle of material and technology sustainability, based on the possibility to disassemble and reassemble

Circle of Life - Reinterpreting urban cemeteries in context of future

PREMISE

The story of birth and demise began to weave when humans started reading the stars and celestial bodies. Socio-cultural phenomena and language paved the path for religion and beliefs. Each religion had a new chronicle associated, that tapped our emotions. Infrastructures and spaces to perform these rituals were built, and held positions of great sanctity and significance in the society. Tombs, Pyramids, temples, all kinds of structures were constructed, and often formed the heart of a city or civilization.

In the age of globalization where culture is getting homogenized, one can imagine a society where religions are not distinct any

Moon Trip - Inspiring Humanity to Explore Beyond Earth

PREMISE

50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon. Upon landing, the first words that he quoted were “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” True to his words, the world has never seen back since and new dimensions of space explorations were open following that day. Every space mission has always inspired humanity to think beyond and, this marvelous feat has been the pinnacle of those.

In the past few decades space travel and exploration has lost a significant public interest, however, our recent innovations have

Call For Ideas: MIcro Housing 2019 Architecture Competition

Since the beginning of time, a HOME has continued to be an entity that is intimate to all living beings on the planet. Apart from being a physical shelter for humans and their daily lives, a home forms a distinct, intimate connection with its users.

Today, across the globe, we are experiencing a rise in densely populated urban areas, along with a lack of land resources to provide sufficient housing for the masses. This phenomenon has given rise to a new movement of Micro-Housing; one that commands the idea of simple but inventive living in today’s urban areas.

The concept

LIBGEN - Towards a new class of evolutionary libraries

PREMISE

The world that we see today is closer than ever before. Knowledge which was earlier stored via books has now been transferred to the digital medium. It is accessible to the world, making the process of acquiring this knowledge i.e. learning, simpler. An avenue to self-educate and learn was initiated by need of a public space that made knowledge accessible to all with books. The concept of libraries initiated with this idea, by making learning accessible to all. It banked on the idea of gathering a wide spectrum of knowledge in one space, open to enable self-learning.

Books is a medium

International Ideas Competition: LIVING IN THE CITY. Contemporary Urban Housing in Uruguay

LIVING IN THE CITY
The Ministry of Housing Land Planning and Environment through the Directorate of Housing (DINAVI) and the Faculty of Architecture, Design, and Urbanism (FADU) through the Housing Committee come together to organize a competition of proposals open to students, teachers, and professionals in general. The entries should develop project-ideas conceived as alternatives and innovations to the current ways of management, design, and construction of urban housing in Uruguay.

The context
The dynamics of the contemporary living present a strong challenge for understanding and approaching current problems of habitability. That results in high levels of complexity of the different ways

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