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Graham Foundation Announces 2020 Grants to Organizations Exploring Challenges in Architecture

The Chicago-based Graham Foundation has just announced its support to 36 international organizations leading projects that respond to today’s challenges, foster new connections across disciplines, and expand the field of architecture”. Based everywhere in the world, these associations push forward the work of eminent and emerging architects, artists, designers, critics, curators, scholars, and others, to explore new possibilities for the field and engage practitioners and the public worldwide.

Serpentine Pavilion 2020–21 designed by Counterspace. Design render, exterior view. From the 2020 organizational grant to Serpentine Galleries for the exhibition "Serpentine Pavilion 2020–21 designed by Counterspace". Image Courtesy of CounterspaceSoraia Teixeira, "Public Devices for Therapy", Bes?ktas Peer, Istanbul, 2020From the 2020 organizational grant to Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts for the exhibition "Empathy Revisited: designs for more than one, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial". Image © Kayhan KaygusuzNari Ward, rendering for "Battleground Beacon", 2020. Graphite on paper.From the 2020 organizational grant to Prospect New Orleans for the exhibition "Prospect.5: Yesterday we said tomorrow". Image Courtesy of the artistOlalekan Jeyifous, "…other seasonal occupancy neighborhoods", 2020. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. From the 2020 organizational grant to The Museum of Modern Art for the exhibition "Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America". Image Courtesy of the artist+ 8

Meet the Winners of the 2020 Panamerican Architecture Biennial of Quito

Estudio Iturbide / Taller Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Image © Rafael Gamo
Estudio Iturbide / Taller Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo. Image © Rafael Gamo

On November 20, the 2020 Panamerican Architecture Biennial of Quito (BAQ 2020) announced the winners of the present edition. Every other year, the BAQ "invites to discuss contemporary production of the built environment, aiming to improve the practice of our profession" in the Americas.

ArchDaily’s 2020 Architectural Visualization Awards are now Open for Submissions

*Open submissions are closed for this edition.

Architectural visualizations have recently reached unthinkable levels, being a great source of inspiration and a fundamental part of the design process in architecture. This is why we are proud to announce the first edition of the ArchDaily Architecture Visualization Awards, where we will award the best of the year.

Call for Entries: 7th Edition of Bringing Light to Life Architectural Design Awards

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Are you an architect or designer living and working in the CEE region? VELUX is honored to invite you to submit your project for the 7th annual Architectural Design Awards, Bringing Light to Life. The Awards seek to find outstanding projects that are examples of good practice in the use of VELUX solutions and that explore in their unique manner the generous theme of daylight.

Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 Announces Winners

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the four winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award YTAA 2020 and of the Asia Edition of the YTAA 2020

Established in 2016, the YTAA “supports the talent of recently graduated architects, urban planners, and landscape architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future." The third edition of the Young Talent Architecture Award counted with 382 graduation projects that competed to win the YTAA 2020, featuring 478 students of 155 schools registered from 36 different European countries including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico participating as guest countries.

Who Has Won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal?

Recognized as the UK’s highest honor for architecture, the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture.", according to the organization.

No 1 Poultry / James Stirling. Image © Claudio Divizia | ShutterstockQatar National Convention Centre / Arata Isozaki. Image © Nelson GarridoCasa da Musica / OMA. Image © Philippe RuaultAntwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects. Image © Helene Binet+ 13

Finalists Released for 2020 Young Talent Architecture Award

The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Creative Europe have announced the 12 finalist projects competing to win the Young Talent Architecture Award 2020 (YTAA 2020) and the 9 finalist projects competing to win the Asian Edition of YTAA 2020. Established in 2016, the YTAA “supports the talent of recently graduated Architects, Urban Planners and Landscape Architects who will be responsible for transforming our environment in the future."

Top 20 A' Design Award Winners

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The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all architecture and design fields with a competitive platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. Among the design world's many awards, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale and breadth; over the eleven years the Award has been given, more than 12,000 awards have been bestowed across 110 categories and 180 nationalities. This year's edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.

Spot Multifunctional Sofa / Vinicius Lopes and Gabriela Kuniyoshi. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardsTangxing No. 5 Residential House / Saiwen Liu. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardsFluid Cube and Snake Smart Furniture / Hello Wood. Image Courtesy of A' Design AwardsBo Du Resort Hotel / Zhang Can - CSD Design Office. Image Courtesy of A' Design Awards+ 22

Call for Submissions: Loop Design Awards 2020

LOOP Design Awards launches the first edition of its prize in 2020!

LOOP is an open platform to creativity and talent, where all the designers may showcase their best projects, giving them great visibility around the world. We want to celebrate and honor diversity with remarkable projects globally.

The LOOP Design Awards 2020 is open to Architects and Interior Designers from all over the world. Either you are a well established studio or just started your career, LOOP will value all your talent through all its different prize categories.
Projects must be completed in the past five years (since 1 January 2015).

For its

Call for Submissions: German Design Awards 2021

Design, branding and innovation are the most important factors in the success of entrepreneurial strategy, especially in times of change and crisis like the present. Receiving a renowned award is an efficient opportunity to draw attention to the recipient’s work with precise, positive messages. The German Design Awards – the international premium prize of the German Design Council – are entering the call-for-entries stage and offering winners the best-possible opportunity for publicity. They are proof of innovation capability and design expertise and demonstrate that the winners are well positioned and able to differentiate themselves through outstanding design.

International Drawing Competition


Archue – A complete Architecture Platform presents ‘International Drawing Competition’.

Our first competition celebrating the talent of architecture and design students and young professionals through a single drawing.

This competition is in no way limited to architecture and we very much welcome those from other arts and design industries.

At Archue we truly believe in the power of a drawing to communicate and represent more than what you see on the surface and are excited to judge an array of innovative and high quality works.

You can submit any drawing be it an axonometric, Isometric, 3D render, Visualisation or Sketch. Drawings can be

Open Call: 2A City Architecture Movie Awards 2020

We celebrate movies demonstrating ancient, contemporary, and modern architecture, representing a blend of talent, idea, vision, as well as commitment. The 2A City – Architecture Movie Awards provide critics, theorists, and architectural philosophers with a new median for architectural expression as well as discussion.

Best Office Awards 2020 – Call for Submissions

OfficeNext announced the launch of its 11th annual international competition for best corporate interior projects.
Best Office Awards has been held since 2010 and it is the main Russian professional award in the field of corporate interiors design. Russian and foreign office projects are denoted with this award and the prize is given to the office architect and customer tandem.
Every year more than 150 projects take part in the Award. Since it was established Best Office Awards — considerate prestigious and important event for a lot of top russian and international companies like Microsoft, Unilever, Sap, Google, Pernod Ricard, YE, Raffaizenbank,



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Call for Submissions: The 2020 AZ Awards for Design Excellence

AZURE announces the opening of submissions to the 2020 AZ Awards!

Now entering its 10th year, the AZ Awards celebrates the best in architecture and design from around the world. Each winner will receive the AZ Awards trophy, get international exposure through our media partners, and have their achievements recognized by AZURE in print, online and at the AZ Awards gala in June 2020.

The AZ Awards is open to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, product designers, industrial designers, experimental graphic designers, product manufacturers and students in design-related disciplines.

Early-bird deadline: January 31, 2020
Competition closes: February 18, 2020

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Submit

RIBA Announces World’s Best Student Architecture Projects of 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects has released the names of the 2019 winners of the President’s Medals, the annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects. To showcase these achievements, an exhibition will be held in London, from the 4th of December 2019 till the 1st of February 2020, before touring throughout the UK and internationally.

Rachel Wakelin (University of Westminster) - Avian Air – A Tropospheric Bird Sanctuary. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)Lou-Elena Bouey (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London) - A Sense of Place for the Displaced. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)Finbar Charleson (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) - London Euston. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)SOM foundation fellowship at part II. Image Courtesy of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)+ 16

Call for submissions: LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction

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Seeking international projects that combine sustainable construction practices with architectural excellence, the LafargeHolcim Awards are open for entries to their 6th cycle through February 25, 2020. The Awards offers a total of $2 million USD in prize money to projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.