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African School Project: Education for the future

13:30 - 6 December, 2018
African School Project: Education for the future

Many developing countries are seeking universal education, gender equality, and women's empowerment. Educating children helps reduce poverty and will give the next generation the tools to achieve upward mobility and conquer disease. Education also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision, and socialization. Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, including HIV/AIDS and malaria prevention. Children may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water, and nutrient supplementation at school.

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.

Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing

19:30 - 23 May, 2018
Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing, Courtesy of Strelka KB
Courtesy of Strelka KB

The Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of Russia and DOM.RF, with the support of the Russian government, announces the Open International Competition for Alternative Layout Design in Standard Housing. Strelka KB have released a design brief and participants can enter here

Call for Ideas: Marschitect 2018 Architecture Competition

16:44 - 16 May, 2018
Call for Ideas: Marschitect 2018 Architecture Competition, Volume Zero encourages you to come envision an unseen utopian future on ‘The Red Planet’!
Volume Zero encourages you to come envision an unseen utopian future on ‘The Red Planet’!

Since the start of time, we humans have been captivated by the mystical nature of other celestial bodies surrounding our Planet Earth. This fascination has been translated to works of astronomy, astrology, architecture and many other studies from making a simple telescope to humankind’s first steps on the Moon. This unending drive for exploration has today led us to understanding our neighboring solar systems and galaxies, thousands of light years away.

Call for entries: Revitalization and activation, Feroviar Park Cluj-Napoca

12:00 - 10 April, 2018
Call for entries: Revitalization and activation, Feroviar Park Cluj-Napoca , Bird view Feroviar Park, Cluj-Napoca
Bird view Feroviar Park, Cluj-Napoca

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

Vincent Callebaut Architectures Wins Public Vote for Millennial Vertical Forest Competition

12:00 - 31 March, 2018
Vincent Callebaut Architectures Wins Public Vote for Millennial Vertical Forest Competition, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

For the "Imagine Angers" international design competition, Vincent Callebaut Architectures worked in collaboration with Bouygues Immobilier group to submit a proposal for the French city at the intersection of social and technological innovation, with a focus on ecology and hospitality. Named Arboricole, meaning “tree” and “cultivation,” this live-work-play environment gives back as much to the environment as it does its users. Although WY-TO prevailed in the competition, the Callebaut scheme succeeded in winning the public vote.

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Studio Fuksas Releases Images of Competition-Winning Double-Ellipse Tower in Slovenia

12:00 - 30 March, 2018
Studio Fuksas Releases Images of Competition-Winning Double-Ellipse Tower in Slovenia, Courtesy of Archivio Fuksas
Courtesy of Archivio Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have released images of their competition-winning “Capo Grande Tower,” a tower and bridge situated on the Slovenian coastline linking Giusterna Beach to Monte San Marco. Designed in collaboration with Slovenian architect Sandi Pirš, the scheme consists of a 365-foot-high (111-meter-high) double-ellipse structure inclined slightly towards the sea, seeking to “immediately become a new symbolic element of the city.”

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Mexican Water-Managing Public Space Triumphs in Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018

12:30 - 28 March, 2018
Mexican Water-Managing Public Space Triumphs in Global LafargeHolcim Awards 2018, Winning schemes were situated in Mexico, Niger, and the USA. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards
Winning schemes were situated in Mexico, Niger, and the USA. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards

Results have been announced for the 5th Global LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, with three women-led teams awarded the gold, silver, and bronze positions. The design competition asked participants to speculate on future methods of balancing environmental performance, social responsibility and economic growth, “exemplifying architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability.”

The competition attracted over 5,000 submissions from 131 countries. Having been regionally assessed by juries in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific, 55 successful proposals were entered for the global awards, where six winning schemes were selected.

Gold Medal: Hydropuncture in Mexico. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver Medal: Legacy Restored in Niger. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze Medal: Grassroots Microgrid in Michigan. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards Territorial Figure: Acknowledgment and Next Generation Prize Winner. Image Courtesy of Global LafargeHolcim Awards + 67

COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center

12:00 - 27 March, 2018
COBE & BIG Reveal Images of "Waterfall" Proposal for Copenhagen Aquatic Center, Courtesy of COBE / BIG
Courtesy of COBE / BIG

Danish firm COBE has released images of their proposed aquatic center in Copenhagen Harbor, a scheme entered for a design competition which was won by Kengo Kuma. The proposal, designed in collaboration with Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), formed part of COBE’s competition-winning masterplan for Paper Island, which was chosen for development in 2016.

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MVRDV Releases Alternative Proposal for Taoyuan Museum of Art

12:00 - 20 March, 2018
MVRDV Releases Alternative Proposal for Taoyuan Museum of Art, Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP
Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP

MVRDV has released details of their alternative design for the Taoyuan Museum of Art, an entry for an international competition ultimately won by Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop. The MVRDV scheme, developed in collaboration with JJP Architects and Planners, seeks to become a nature-centered cultural destination, transforming the area into a “cherry room for the city.”

Throughout the design process, MVRDV drew inspiration from the natural world, recognizing the potential for public spaces in the rapidly-expanding Taoyuan City to blur the boundaries between the built and natural environment.

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Riken Yamamoto's "Hill" Wins Competition for Taiwan Art Museum

14:00 - 19 March, 2018
Riken Yamamoto's "Hill" Wins Competition for Taiwan Art Museum, Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop

Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop has released images of the proposed Taoyuan Museum of Art in Taiwan, having won an international competition for the scheme’s design in 2018. Acting as a symbolic gateway to the heart of the city, the architect’s vision was for a hub where every visit leads to new discoveries and experiences.

Named “The Hill,” the competition-winning scheme is defined by a sloping green roof, hosting artwork, pavilions, trees, and an outdoor theater. Beneath the roof, a structure named “The Cube” contains permanent exhibitions and collections, and establishes a link between the museum and Blue Pond Park beyond.

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First Images Released of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Toronto "HUB" Tower

12:00 - 19 March, 2018
The scheme is set to be a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline. Image Courtesy of RSHP
The scheme is set to be a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline. Image Courtesy of RSHP

London-based Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has released the first images of their 1.4-million-square-foot (130,000-square-meter) commercial tower for Toronto, Canada. Having won an international competition for the design of “The HUB” in 2017, the RSHP scheme has progressed with the potential to become a dominant fixture on the Toronto skyline.

Call for Entries: Radical Innovation Award 2018

17:46 - 5 March, 2018
Call for Entries: Radical Innovation Award 2018, Radical's 2017 Trophies
Radical's 2017 Trophies

Radical Innovation, an annual competition that calls for the best and brightest innovative concept ideas in the hospitality sphere, announces the opening of its 2018 edition. Both professionals and students alike are encouraged to submit their concepts online at radicalinnovationaward.com through April 1st. In addition to a clear and compelling brief, all entries should be accompanied by a professional quality presentation including design renderings illustrating how the concept could be achieved in the next 3-5 years.

4 Tiny Houses Selected as Winners in the Ryterna modul Architectural Challenge 2018

08:00 - 13 February, 2018
4 Tiny Houses Selected as Winners in the Ryterna modul Architectural Challenge 2018, Winning Proposals from the Architectural Challenge 2018: Tiny House. Image Courtesy of Ryterna modul 
Winning Proposals from the Architectural Challenge 2018: Tiny House. Image Courtesy of Ryterna modul 

European modular container and building producer Ryterna modul has announced the winners of their fourth International competition: Architectural Challenge 2018 Tiny House. The competition asked for the design of a home for two people no larger than 25 square meters that integrated a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and sleeping area into a cohesive environment. With 150 projects from 88 countries, the three winning solutions and one honorable mention turn micro dwelling into a luxury.

See all the winning entries below.

Kaira Looro Architecture Competition for Cultural Center in Africa

18:00 - 20 January, 2018
Kaira Looro Architecture Competition for Cultural Center in Africa, Kaira Looro
Kaira Looro

Hundred-year-old cultures give birth to communities, being transmitted through rhymes of those who are narrating it and interpreting the past through wisdom. One’s accomplishments result from rituals and metamorphosis, bonding the human being to its own roots through dance, history, music, colors, flavors, materials and landscapes. Space and matter relate themselves to the power of rituals, drawing together the lines of an architecture encharged of passing and preserving history.

Architects Challenged to Rethink Schools in Scuole Innovative Design Competition

06:00 - 16 January, 2018
Architects Challenged to Rethink Schools in Scuole Innovative Design Competition, Courtesy of Michelangelo Galeota
Courtesy of Michelangelo Galeota

The Italian government has allocated 350 million euro for the construction of 52 new schools. In order to gather ideas for these future schools, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) hosted the Scuole Innovative Design Competition. Architect and engineer participants were critiqued on: architectural response to teaching needs, urban site integration, accessibility, flexibility, safety, materials, ease of maintenance, economic and environmental sustainability.

Call For Ideas: Rethinking Containers for People

14:50 - 8 December, 2017
Call For Ideas: Rethinking Containers for People, a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces.
a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces.

The world today has become aware of the reckless utilization of natural resources and is now making conscious efforts to move towards a sustainable future. In this endeavor, it has become imperative to rethink our approach towards building materials to ease the pressure on the conventional ones.

Call for Ideas: Unbox 2017 Architecture Competition

13:33 - 4 December, 2017
Call for Ideas: Unbox 2017 Architecture Competition, UnBox 2017, a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces.
UnBox 2017, a competition that looks at exploring disruptive design ideas using shipping containers that will transform the future of public spaces.

The world today has become aware of the reckless utilization of natural resources and is now making conscious efforts to move towards a sustainable future. In this endeavor, it has become imperative to rethink our approach towards building materials to ease the pressure on the conventional ones. The Shipping Container is one such potential building material that boasts of good structural quality, can be recycled easily and is universally available.