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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.

Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG Courtesy of COBE / BIG + 11

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.

Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP Courtesy of MVRDV + JJP + 8

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.

Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop Courtesy of Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop + 7

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.

Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design

18:30 - 23 October, 2017
Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design, Strelka KB
Strelka KB

The Open International Competition for Standard Housing and Residential Development Concept Design has been officially launched. Architects and bureaus from all over the world are invited to develop projects of innovative housing for future generations of Russians. Applications can be submitted until 25 December.

"Eating" – Alternative Designs for Restaurants

01:30 - 3 October, 2017
"Eating" – Alternative Designs for Restaurants

The aim of the “Eating” competition is to develop a design proposal for the restaurant typology, intended as a place of preparation and consumption of food. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of the restaurant.

Open Ideas Competition: Mosul Postwar Camp

11:25 - 31 August, 2017
Open Ideas Competition: Mosul Postwar Camp

ARCHITECTURE AFTER TERRORISM
Architecture has found a strange and unexpected enemy in ISIS, which has destroyed and looted countless religious buildings, monuments, archaeological sites and works of art from different cultures and religions, most of them considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Open Call: Infinity Box Design a Recreational space

19:30 - 26 August, 2017
Open Call: Infinity Box Design a Recreational space, Infinity Box
Infinity Box

The Danish Capital Copenhagen is World renowned for being the most happiest and livable city in the world. If you ask the locals regarding the reward they all will sum-up to one thing and that’s the hygge which generally means coziness, but encompasses far more. The city is well crafted with bike friendly streets, hued town houses and craft studios, Freetown Christiania aligned with Copenhagen is attracted by the concept of collective business, workshops and communal living.

7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once

09:30 - 7 August, 2017
7 Annual Competitions Every Architecture Student Should Try at Least Once, Fairy Tales 2017 Competition Winner: Last Day / Mykhailo Ponomarenko. Image Courtesy of Blank Space
Fairy Tales 2017 Competition Winner: Last Day / Mykhailo Ponomarenko. Image Courtesy of Blank Space

When you’re used to the grind of architecture school, breaks can hit you like rain on a warm day—cool at first, but terribly annoying soon enough. While the first few days breeze past as you catch-up on lost sleep and binge-watch Game of Thrones, you realize before long that you’re going insane with nothing to absorb all your new-found energy.

This is where architectural competitions come in handy. They provide a constructive outlet while being deeply engrossing, thus keeping you from hopelessly refreshing Youtube to see if Buzzfeed uploaded a new video. Also, the fact that you’re no longer constrained by the direction of your studio-leader or school program enables you to experiment creatively. With diverse international competitions running at any given time, you can take your pick, depending on your individual interests and the amount of time you want to devote. However, the sheer number of available competitions can be deeply confusing as well. Here we shortlist seven of the most prestigious annual architectural competitions open to students:

SHOWING - Alternative Designs for Museums

19:30 - 22 June, 2017
SHOWING - Alternative Designs for Museums

The aim of the “Showing” competition is to develop a design proposal for the museum typology, intended as a place of display for objects and/or concepts of interest. It is asked to the participants to create innovative and unconventional projects on this theme, questioning the very basis of the notion of museums.

2017 Dencity Competition

13:24 - 17 January, 2017
2017 Dencity Competition, Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements
Dencity 2017 - Designing for Informal Settlements

Shelter Global is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the 2017 Dencity Competition.

The world’s population is rapidly growing and places all over the world are having to adapt to an unprecedented increase in urbanization. Towns are quickly growing into cities, and some of the densest places in the world are comprised of makeshift homes, otherwise referred to as slums. Right now, well over 1 billion people around the world live in slums. This number is rapidly growing and it is expected to reach 2 billion by the year 2030.

URBANLOGIC Arts Factory Awarded Silver at 2016 American Architecture Prize

12:00 - 20 November, 2016
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© URBANLOGIC

The annual AAP American Architecture Prize, which recognizes outstanding architectural design, interior design, and landscape architecture worldwide, has given URBANLOGIC's Sichuan Arts Factory and Innovation Center a Silver Award in the mixed-use category. The panel of judges included Troy C. Therrien of the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum, Peggy Deamer of Yale University, Ben Van Berkel of UNStudio and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and Alan Ricks and Michael Murphy, founders of Mass Design Group.

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