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Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge

06:00 - 4 April, 2018
First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has announced the winners of the recent Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge. The international architecture competition asked entrants to address the growing affordable housing crisis in Sydney. The challenge aimed at "garnering global attention to the important issue of housing in Sydney, Australia, where the economy is strong but the residential market is among the least affordable, according to surveys of major metropolitan markets."

Kemeri National Park Observation Tower

18:00 - 6 March, 2018
Kemeri National Park Observation Tower, Enter the Kemeri National Park Observation Tower ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 27, 2018
Enter the Kemeri National Park Observation Tower ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 27, 2018

Third-largest national park in one of Europe’s greenest country, Kemeri is a stunning and eclectic mix of forests, lakes, swamps and ancient raised bogs. Situated just a 1-hour train ride from Latvia’s capital, Riga, the park is home to a wide range of fauna including rare birds like the black stork, as well as moose, deer, elk, foxes, wolves, and wild cattle and horses. These were all reintroduced into this unique ecosystem with some help from the World Wildlife Fund.

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge

08:00 - 6 February, 2018
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge, First Prize
First Prize

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge. The purpose of the competition was to allow architects, design students, engineers, and artists from all over the world to "generate design ideas for iconic high rise buildings in cities around the globe."

Black Balsam Laboratories

08:37 - 23 January, 2018
Black Balsam Laboratories, Enter the Black Balsam Laboratories ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 20, 2018
Enter the Black Balsam Laboratories ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 20, 2018

Riga Black Balsam is an iconic traditional Latvian drink, created from a combination of 24 ingredients, including herbs, roots, berries, and fruit juices. Its smooth and versatile taste can be enjoyed any number of ways, though it is often taken neat, or mixed into a cocktail of choice. More and more lately, younger audiences have begun to recognize that Black Balsam is great when mixed into cocktails.

In an attempt to further entice the younger fan base, the traditional Latvian liquor is launching the Black Balsam Laboratories competition, in which cocktail “workstations” would be situated in numerous locations around the world.

Call for Entries: Irish Cult Music Venue

16:27 - 17 January, 2018
Call for Entries: Irish Cult Music Venue , Enter the Irish Cult Music Venue ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 13, 2018
Enter the Irish Cult Music Venue ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 13, 2018

For a relatively small country, Ireland has a rich musical history which is incredibly diverse and spanning all musical genres. Connolly's of Leap is a venue which promotes all types of music; from traditional Irish folk music, to the most avant-garde electronic music of today. The IRISH MUSIC VENUE architecture competition focuses on breathing new life into an existing and iconic music venue in the heart of rural Ireland.

Call for Entries: Pape Nature Park Gateway

12:37 - 17 January, 2018
Call for Entries: Pape Nature Park Gateway , Enter the Pape Nature Park Gateway ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 18, 2018
Enter the Pape Nature Park Gateway ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 18, 2018

The Pape Nature Park in the south west region of Latvia is a birdwatching paradise, and home to some of the region’s most unique and majestic species found in the wild. In addition to being a home for some 50,000 migratory birds each year, the Pape Nature Park is now renowned for its reintroduction of several large herbivore species into the wild. Most notably was the reintroduction of wild horses, who had been driven from the area by human agriculture and settlements.

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Construction Container Facelift Competition

08:00 - 21 December, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Construction Container Facelift Competition, First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Construction Container Facelift architecture competition. The competition jury received a wide range of work, but selected proposals which were based on a realistic implementation of a novel solution, maintaining the inherent durability and functionality of the shipping containers versus altering them strictly for aesthetics.

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition

06:00 - 30 November, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Amber Road Trekking Cabins Competition, First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Amber Road Trekking Cabins competition for the Latvian Baltic Coast. The competition sought proposals for low impact, transient and inhabitable infrastructure to support a planned hiking network along vast topographies of the Latvian Baltic Coast. The winning projects considered the various landscape elements of the site including pine trees, dunes, and white sand beaches while responding to programmatic requirements - economy, constructability, environmental sensitivity and utilitarian function.

The competition collectively provokes reflection of ecological conservation and its prescience in contemporary cultural and social practice, serving as an economic alternative to the commercialized, industrialized landscape definitive of global capital interests.

Second Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Place. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 28

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Pape Bird Observation Tower Competition

06:00 - 28 November, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Pape Bird Observation Tower Competition, First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected the winners for the Pape Bird Observation Tower competition, which saw participants submitting designs for a new bird observation station located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia. The competition is the first in a series organized by Bee Breeders in collaboration with Pasaules Dabas Fonds, Latvia's leading nature conservation fund. The competition asked for proposals for a tower that would replace a previous tower that was struck by lightening.

First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 61

Call for Ideas: Iceland Northern Lights Rooms

15:00 - 10 November, 2017
Call for Ideas: Iceland Northern Lights Rooms , Enter the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 11, 2018
Enter the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms ‪‎architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 11, 2018

Iceland has a vast, wild landscape, with some of the most unique and incredible natural views in the world. Appropriately known as the land of fire and ice, Iceland’s volcanic fields blend seamlessly into gigantic glaciers and tumbling waterfalls. Iceland is also an ideal location to view the iconic Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.

Call for Proposals: Nemrut Volcano Eyes

14:00 - 10 November, 2017
Call for Proposals: Nemrut Volcano Eyes, Enter the Nemrut Volcano Eyes architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 6, 2018
Enter the Nemrut Volcano Eyes architecture‬ ‪‎competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: APRIL 6, 2018

The Nemrut caldera sits cradled within the Nemrut Volcano in Turkey, formed by the collapse of the volcano into itself, creating a large, deep crater. This dramatic formation creates a unique micro-environment, becoming home to plants and animals that thrive in the harsh conditions. Nestled within the caldera is lake Nemrut, a half-moon crater freshwater lake that further adds to the unique biodiversity of the caldera.

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Modern Collective Living Challenge

06:00 - 8 November, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Modern Collective Living Challenge, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders announced the winners of the Modern Collective Living Challenge, one part of their Global Housing Crisis competition series. Participants conceived new types of accessible housing for rural China’s relocated farmers. China’s fast-paced urbanization is causing millions of rural folk to move to cities. With no designated site, successful projects need to be versatile enough to work in a variety of sites and even be adopted as a standard for addressing relocation. Winning projects were held to a high standard in their answering of the question: how can we create modern community living situations where relocated individuals are not forced into changing their way of life? Common themes in winning projects are modularity and green space

The competition winners are listed below.

Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge

19:00 - 16 October, 2017
 Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Debate rages across the country, as experts and analysts go back and forth over the idea of an affordable housing crisis in Australia. One area that all experts can agree on, however, is that Sydney is in a league of its own when it comes to property prices. Sydney comes in second to Hong Kong as having the least affordable housing in a survey of 10 major metropolitan markets.

The Guardian Australia reported figures from BIS Oxford economics showing that, as of December 2016, 42% of average disposable household income in New South Wales was being poured into monthly mortgage

Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Adelaide Creative Community Hub Competition

16:00 - 15 October, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of Adelaide Creative Community Hub Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders announced the winners of the Adelaide Creative Community Hub competition, challenging designers to propose an innovative, vibrant public space for the city of Adelaide, Australia. Participants were required to design either a temporary pavilion or fixed landmark within the frequented public park. Competition submissions seemed to focus on one of three things: a flexible open program, half building/half landscape, or a temporary pavilion. Judges looked for a clear concept. Winning projects have the potential to do more than merely bring people together; they go a step further sparking innovation in creative communities.

"SKYHIVE" Skyscraper Challenge

03:00 - 30 June, 2017
"SKYHIVE" Skyscraper Challenge, Enter the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 29, 2017
Enter the SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: NOVEMBER 29, 2017

The SKYHIVE Skyscraper Challenge is looking to create an iconic high rise structure for an office tower with state-of-the-art facilities. Working in partnership with the Manipal Executive Education, winning entries will be showcased in their Global Tall Building Studio - Design Workshop in Dubai, where architecture students and in industry leaders collaborate to conceptualise the future of high-rise structures.

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Hong Kong Pixel Homes Competition

06:00 - 23 June, 2017
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Hong Kong Pixel Homes Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected winners of the Hong Kong Pixel Homes competition, seeking to address the pressures of expanding populations and urban growth on existing housing markets. The competition asked for solutions which would reconsider our entrenched conventional forms of housing with “formal, technological, and material strategies predicated on modularity and repetition”. In announcing the competition results, the jury applauded the exploration of density, amenity and public/private adjacency in the winning schemes, recognizing their consideration for novel approaches to domestic culture and tradition.

The competition winners, including noted ‘Green’ and ‘Student’ schemes, are set out below.

First Prize: Exterior Perspective . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize: Exterior Perspective. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize + BB Student Award: Exterior Render. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Green Prize: Exterior Perspective . Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 82

Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners

14:00 - 17 June, 2017
Bee Breeders Announces Mango Vinyl Hub Competition Winners, First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected the winners of the Mango Vinyl Hub Competition, challenging entries to marry architecture, music, industry, and design in the repurposing of a decrepit tin foil factory in Cesis, Latvia. With a focus on the revival of the vinyl record industry, “successful projects temper the impulse of retrojecting nostalgic hallmark or tradition, through revitalization of purpose of an artifact and history of a bygone era.”

Here are the winning visions of the Mango Vinyl Hub:

Second Prize: In-Between / Onea Ioana Alexandra, Nistor Raluca, Hirleata Stefania Daniela, Tirca Radu George; Universitatea de Arhitectura si Urbanism "Ion Mincu". Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize: Out Of the Blue / Valdone Mitkeviciute, Greta Prialgauskaite; Vilnius Art Academy. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders The Big Picture Award (Best Masterplan): Sound Factory / Bartosz Matuszek, Ewelina Bugajewicz, Karolina Wasilewska, Paulina Sawczuk; Bialystok University Of Technology. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize: The Music Telescope / Lucia Filippini, Elisa Dellarossa & Tuana Yıldız. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 85

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition

06:00 - 29 May, 2017
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Stone Barn Meditation Camp Competition, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have selected winners of the Stone Barn Meditation Camp competition, seeking to create a place of refuge for individuals amidst the pristine natural beauty of one of Latvia’s most remote regions. In announcing the competition results, the jury applauded the respect and regard shown to the environment by submitted schemes, commenting that the most successful projects stood out for their simplicity, elegance, and balance with nature.

The competition winners, including noted ‘Green’ and ‘Student’ schemes, are set out below.

First Prize - Board 1. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 2. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 3. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders First Prize - Board 4. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 77