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Call for Entries: Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Mosul's Al Nouri Complex

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UNESCO, the Iraqi Ministry of Culture and the Iraqi Sunni Endowment, have committed to reconstruct and rehabilitate the Al Nouri Complex in Mosul with the generous financial support of the United Arab Emirates. In order to do so, UNESCO organized an international design competition for selecting a winning design entry to rehabilitate this important site destroyed by conflict in 2014.

Call for Entries: Transform a Church in Ruins into a Concert Hall

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The third edition of the architecture competition Re-use Italy promotes the repurpose of a forgotten church in southern Italy, in Grottole, in the province of Matera. Facing the issue of the abandonment of small towns in Italy, the contest in partnership with, ArchDaily, KooZA/rch, Graphisoft, Wonder Grottole, with the official support of the Municipality of Grottole (Matera), Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali e per il turismo, FAI Basilicata, Matera Art Film Festiva, ANCI Basilicata, Associazione Borghi Autentici d’Italia, Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. della provincia di Matera, seeks to reuse the “Fallen-church” and transform the ruin into a Concert Hall.

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Enter Now in RTF’s Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020

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In its 9th consecutive year, with the launch of Architecture, Construction, and Design Awards 2020, Rethinking The Future (RTF) is inviting architects and designers to submit their projects under the various building, interior, and product categories. RTF now offers even more opportunities for encouraging accomplished and up-and-coming design minds. Rethinking the Future has been a leading organization committed to recognizing and acknowledging innovative and future-sensitive designs worldwide. RTF celebrates and shares its knowledge base through a plethora of awards, events, and academic dialogues in the field of Architecture & Design.

Rethinking Public Toilets 2020 Architecture Competition

The world today is experiencing unprecedented demographic growth and consequent urbanization of various places. Rapid population growth in urban areas usually gets coupled with poor planning of physical and social infrastructure along with a lack of individual and communal sanitary consciousness.

The rural areas in many developing countries face a lot of problems caused by poor sanitation facilities such as pollution of water sources, a high rate of waterborne diseases, and high expenditures on curative health care.

Open defecation and urination are still rampant in urban and rural areas of developing economies and such practices pose a grave risk to the health

PlayHouse Competition - Call for Entries

Hacking the home to make play part of everyday

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Play is an essential part of all our lives, whether child or adult. Be it playing sports, a board game or simply sharing jokes with friends, play is just as important to adults as building a den or playing dress-up is to a child.
The Coronavirus outbreak has left many of us having to spend extended periods of time at home in lockdown, restricting the opportunity to socialise and play in ways that we are used to.

How can we use creativity to encourage play at these unique

Pandemic Architecture Ideas Competition Open Call

Pandemic Architecture International Ideas Competition

curated by Vassilios Bartzokas for the Design Ambassador, Organized by ARCHISEARCH.gr

Assistant Curator: Tina Marinaki, Editor in Chief ARCHISEARCH.gr

“Extraordinary times” require extraordinary design.
What Can Architecture Do for our Health?

On 17 November 2019, a COVID-19 case was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei, China. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a pandemic, as over 138,000 cases have been confirmed in more than 130 countries and territories and at least 3,300 people have died from the disease.

Over the course of a few days, the lives of millions of people have drastically changed.


ArXellence 2: Redefine the Western Waterfront of Thessaloniki through a New CBD

International Architecture Ideas Competition: Redefine the western waterfront of Thessaloniki

Founded in 315 BC and named after princess Thessalonike of Macedon, the sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki is a historic city that has developed through the ages. Thanks to its location at the northwest corner of the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki became a multi-ethnic metropolis. Hellenes, Romans, Ottoman Turks, Slavs and Jews passed through the centuries, leaving their mark on the city's culture and architectural style.

The west coast, including the port of the city, used to be a manufacturing zone and is now uniquely located to spearhead the development of the



Privatisation of public land is a growing phenomenon in cities such as London. More and more communal spaces are being sold to public bodies or developers, resulting in them becoming the primary makers of modern cities. This transformation has been giving rise to privately owned public spaces (POPS), a term to describe spaces open to the public, formed from deals between the city and the developer in return for zoning concessions. The areas around King’s Cross current development is one of the 50 POPSs in Central London.


The term POPS has been demonised and attacked by various media for one

Call for Submission Festival des Architectures Vives 2020

Every year, the Festival is visited by a large public. In 2019, it received 19 000 visitors and has been widely published in France and abroad.
For the 15th edition, the Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier will take place from June the 9th to the 14th 2020. The festival thematic is Transition. The FAV will keep to aware a wide public to architecture, to highlight a young generation of architects and to discover places from the urban heritage.

The call for submissions is launched to realize 10 installations for the FAV in Montpellier
The deadline so as to

Call For Ideas: Tiny Library 2019 Architecture Competition

As the world is continuously transforming and expanding, the amount of data and information created every day is also increasing constantly. Human intellect today is expected to evolve at the same rate as our world to continue our journey into the future. Despite all the information, reading and self-learning remain the most powerful tools available to mankind to consume knowledge. Learning bolsters awareness, exposure and productivity, which in turn results into development.

Despite its importance, education is still inaccessible to many communities in remote locations around the world. Self-learning, especially through reading, is crucial for the society’s development.

Hope Dental Center: Rwanda Clinic and Training Institute

Archstorming is collaborating in this new competition with His Hands on Africa. a non-profit organization born in 2016 that wants to address the lack of dental services by equipping communities to achieve sustainability with dignity. The chosen location is Rwanda, a small country in the heart of Africa.

In Rwanda, 18% of morbidity cases are directly linked to treatable oral diseases that are easily preventable and curable, with access to basic dental care and education, according to the 2016 reports by the Rwandan District Hospital. Rwanda currently has 48 dentists in a country with a population of almost 12 million

My Dream Home: Call for Student Entries

Call to all design students! This is the opportunity that you’ve been waiting for! $500 cash prize + website feature, guest blog feature & social media feature for best designs. What do you imagine as your dream home? Registration closing November 30, 2019.

1st Prize – $500 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

2nd Prize – $300 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

3rd Prize – $200 + Certificate + Feature on our guest blog/Website & social media pages

10 Honourable Mentions to be published on the official website & guest blog


Rural Tourism Accommodation (RuTA) Vietnam

Arquideas is pleased to inform you of the launch of the new international competition called Rural Tourism Accommodation (RuTA) Vietnam.

This competition is for students and young architects and you could win up to € 6.375 in economic prizes and several free subscriptions to the most internationally renowned architecture magazines.

The objective of the present competition consists in proposing lodging for tourists that come to this rural area of the country looking for the beauty of its landscape. A place where nature and rural world, with the help of the rice terrace fields, play a key role in facilitating rest for

Call for Entries: Bringing Light to Life Awards for Architecture & Design

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Bringing Light to Life Awards for Architecture & Design. Image Courtesy of VELUX
Bringing Light to Life Awards for Architecture & Design. Image Courtesy of VELUX

The BLL Awards for Architecture & Design comes from “Bringing light to life” which is the slogan of VELUX world brand for roof windows, which distribute daylight and fresh air into buildings through the roof. The idea of the Awards is to popularize good architecture, from architects and designers across countries in the CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) region, which demonstrates the effective distribution of daylight into buildings and the utilization of the space under the roof elements. It is a platform to showcase the work and products of architects and designers to a global audience. This year is the 6th edition of the BLL Awards, and is now open for entries. Seven countries from the CEE region are included – Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Turkey.

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Site Mausoleum Competition

ArkxSite has announced the winners of its international architecture ideas competition.The competition has invited all architecture students and young architects to develop innovative ideas for the design of a Site Mausoleum located in the Jaspe Quarry, ‘Serra da Arrábida’, Portugal. The site is of great natural power as the remains of an old quarry are carved into its landscape, along with massive cliffs that drop dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean.

The competition committee wanted participants to develop an intervention that emphasizes, respects, and celebrates the site, all while providing visitors with a unique experience of movement between enclosed and open spaces.

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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

How to Win Architecture Competitions? Anatomy of a Winning Entry

"About one year ago we were hard at work, doing our best to come up with a proposal that could have a shot at winning the next edition of the world-famous eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Here’s our account of how we were able to achieve that and some tips and insights we were asked to share that you might hopefully find useful if you plan on following in our footsteps".
Original text by: Damian Granosik, Jakub Kulisa and Piotr Pańczyk.