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Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 Announces 4 Winners

11:30 - 6 July, 2018
Courtesy of YTAAwards
Courtesy of YTAAwards

The four winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award (YTAA) 2018—a competition run by the European Commission, the Fundació Mies van der Rohe, the Architects’ Council of Europe, and the European Association for Architectural Education—have been announced. With “implicit social and cultural relevance,” each of the winning projects deals with the theme of heritage in a personal yet visionary manner, leading to a set of projects that “show good architectural citizenry.” In the second edition of the competition, 451 students from 118 schools participated, representing 32 countries from across Europe (with China and South Korea participating as Guest Countries).

Read on to see the four winners with descriptions of their projects provided by the Young Talent Architecture Award.

Courtesy of Hendrik Brinkmann Courtesy of Loed Stolte Courtesy of Loed Stolte Courtesy of Matthew Gregorowski + 34

STLArchitects Reveal Competition Design Entry on Former Chicago Spire Site

16:00 - 24 June, 2018
Courtesy of STLarchitects
Courtesy of STLarchitects

Chicago-based STLarchitects revealed their design for the former Chicago Spire site. The competition brief called for two towers: one supporting a mixture of apartments and condominiums and the other strictly for condominium use. Their design focused on "Chicago’s architectural character and essential virtues... thus iconic, innovative, and flexible.

Courtesy of STLarchitects Courtesy of STLarchitects Courtesy of STLarchitects Courtesy of STLarchitects + 29

The Most Innovative Parking Structures From Around the World

14:00 - 24 June, 2018
The Most Innovative Parking Structures From Around the World , Courtesy of looking4.com
Courtesy of looking4.com

The parking garage: a loveless structure as necessary as it is unpopular. It can be easy for the architecture to reflect the unfancied nature, but sometimes, amidst all the mediocrity, beautiful design shines through.

Airport parking site Looking4.com has relaunched their award for the World’s Coolest Car Park, first published in 2013, that showcases some of the most innovative parking structures from around the world. Below is the 10 building shortlist—which one do you think deserves to take home the award?

© jean yves raffort © Lieven Van Landschoot Courtesy of looking4.com Courtesy of looking4.com + 17

Pre-Announcement: International Tender For the Architectural Design of Qianhai International Financial Exchange Center

10:00 - 19 June, 2018
Pre-Announcement: International Tender For the Architectural Design of Qianhai International Financial Exchange Center, Courtesy of Shenzhen Qianhai Development & Investment Holding Co., Ltd.
Courtesy of Shenzhen Qianhai Development & Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

The Overall Planning for the Development of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone was approved by the State Council in 2010. The Planning defines Qianhai as an innovative cooperation demonstration zone for Guangdong-Hong Kong modern service industry.

Call for Ideas: 2018 NOVA DESIGN AWARD "Future Living Space"

09:55 - 10 June, 2018
Call for Ideas: 2018 NOVA DESIGN AWARD "Future Living Space"

ABOUT NOVA DESIGN AWARD
The inaugural NOVA Design Award invites applicants to imagine future living spaces in an urban setting, and intends to build a subsequent physical prototype to promote such creative thinking. It calls for new design proposals based on a single living unit, with a suggested gross floor area of no more than 50 square meters and a clear height not exceeding 6 meters, as part of a high-density context in a first-tier Chinese city. 

Benefits of Entering:
· The Jury will select 5 finalist teams, who will be invited to attend NOVA DAY - the culmination of the competition including a design forum and the awards ceremony. Teams will also be asked to pitch their entries to the Jury at the ceremony, where the final awards will be determined.
· All finalist teams will receive a cash award and a NOVA Design Award certificate. Finalist entries will be published on acclaimed media platforms. NOVA welcomes all members of the finalist teams to the events, but will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses for only 1 representative from each finalist team.
· Winning entries may result in a physical prototype by NOVA in 2019.

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms Competition

08:00 - 10 June, 2018
Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible
Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Iceland Northern Lights Rooms competition, where entrants were tasked with designing a series of guest houses that framed the beauty of the surrounding context. In response to the delicate landscape, Mývatn Lake in Iceland, the brief outlined a number of restrictions. These included no permanent construction within 200m from the lake, and that all guest houses were to be movable. Shared themes throughout all the successful proposals were specific material experimentation, “distinct interaction with the site and sky,” scalable design, irand cost-conscious solutions.

Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Northern Lights Courtesy of Bee Breeders, In-Visible Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Bleikur Courtesy of Bee Breeders, Northern Lights + 80

Pelli Clarke Pelli Details Competition-Winning Proposal for the Chengdu Natural History Museum

12:00 - 7 June, 2018
Pelli Clarke Pelli Details Competition-Winning Proposal for the Chengdu Natural History Museum , Courtesy of Steelblue
Courtesy of Steelblue

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects has won an international contest for the Chengdu Natural History Museum in China, seeing off competition from firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects and FUKSAS. With a form inspired by the geological impact of shifting tectonic plates, and reflecting pools inspired by ancient irrigation systems, the scheme makes heavy reference to the surrounding natural landscape, while dominant features such as a tall central atrium form a visual connection with the built environment. Below, the architects offer their own description of the winning scheme. 

Courtesy of Steelblue Courtesy of Steelblue Courtesy of Steelblue Courtesy of Steelblue + 8

Winners of 'Reside: Mumbai Mixed Housing' Announced

06:00 - 7 June, 2018
Winners of 'Reside: Mumbai Mixed Housing' Announced, Courtesy of Arch Out Loud, Reincarnation Network
Courtesy of Arch Out Loud, Reincarnation Network

The winners of arch out loud’s competition Reside - in which entrants were to design a mixed residential development on one of the last remaining sections of undeveloped Mumbai coastline - have been announced. The architectural research initiative challenged entrants to design for “both the indigenous fishing community that has occupied the site for hundreds of years - as well as a new demographic drawn to the affluent neighborhood that now encompasses the site”.

Courtesy of Arch Out Loud, Reincarnation Network Courtesy of Arch Out Loud Courtesy of Arch Out Loud, Koliwada’s Koliving Courtesy of Arch Out Loud, Koliwada’s Koliving + 31

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition

12:00 - 2 June, 2018
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition, First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders
First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders have announced the winners of the Nemrut Volcano Eyes Competition, where participants were tasked with designing a visitor observation platform on top of Nemrut, a dormant volcano in eastern Turkey. With the unique natural environment, including a caldera and a pair of lakes, the observation platform is intended to provide unobstructed views of the extraordinary landscape. The jury encouraged submissions that were cost-effective, environmentally-responsible, and energy-efficient.

Below are the winners of the competition: 

First Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Third Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Second Prize. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders Green Award. Image Courtesy of Bee Breeders + 37

Winners of 2018 VEX Competition Reimagine Vernacular Architecture and Design

06:00 - 1 June, 2018
Winners of 2018 VEX Competition Reimagine Vernacular Architecture and Design

The Association of Siamese Architects (ASA) has announced the winners of the 2018 VEX: Agitated Vernacular Competition. This year’s ASA International Design Competition aimed to "upend the typical associations of vernacular architecture and design," what vernacular should or should not be. The goal was to re-think vernacular as something that can "assume performative roles and possess generative potentials." 

The winning designs challenge the notion that vernacular design is opposed to modernity, thus it is "static and unimprovable," and opposed to technology. Selected from over 230 applications from nearly 30 countries worldwide, the six winning projects are from The Netherlands, India, ChinaPoland, and Thailand.

Oslo's Holocaust Center Reappropriates Former Norwegian Nazi Building

06:00 - 28 May, 2018
Oslo's Holocaust Center Reappropriates Former Norwegian Nazi Building, Exterior Visualization. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio
Exterior Visualization. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio

Transborder has announced their estimated completion date of 2020 for the extension to Oslo's Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities. The building, Villa Grande, was once the residence of the leader of the Norwegian Nazi Party during the invasion years. "This faceted legacy where important contributions to the appearance of the villa arose from a dark and hateful ideology, demanded a critical adaptation of the extension where one had to have a conscious attitude to historical layers of the building."

Reflective Pool. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio Rooftop Garden. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio Courtesy of Transborder Studio Section. Image Courtesy of Transborder Studio + 12

Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden

06:00 - 17 May, 2018
Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition For a New Sustainable Landmark in Sweden, Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg
Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg

Kjellander Sjöberg Architects have won the competition for Nacka Port, a new sustainable and dynamic urban block. The award-winning architecture firm, which is one of the leading architectural offices in Scandinavia will build the project in an area between Nacka and Stockholm, Sweden.

Out of the three architecture offices who were invited to compete, the latter being held in discourse with the Nacka Municipality and Architects Sweden, Kjellander Sjöberg’s proposal contributes to a “vibrant urban context with an inviting and varied program."

Nacka Port West Facade Nacka Port Site Plan Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg Courtesy of Kjellander Sjoberg + 12

Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA)

17:12 - 16 May, 2018
Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) , Tapestry Design Prize for Architects
Tapestry Design Prize for Architects

Hosted by the Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) the Tapestry Design Prize for Architects (TDPA) is the only international tapestry award for architects. The TDPA invites architects from around the world to design a tapestry for a hypothetical site. Boullée’s mooted building that inspired the Pharos Wing, MONA, has been announced as the TDPA 2018 hypothetical site on Tuesday 20 March 2018. MONA was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects to house David Walsh’s extraordinary collection of old and new art.

The Beacon - A Design Competition for Combustable Architecture

16:57 - 16 May, 2018
The Beacon - A Design Competition for Combustable Architecture

The Beacon is a design competition for an architectural structure that can be set alight. The competition involves the design of a structure in or on which a fire can be made, the primary purpose of which is to act as the opening ceremony centerpiece torch for the Lemba Lights Festival at the Cultural Village of Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus in August 2018.

II International Contest “inHAUS LAB – Design Your Modular House” For Students and New Graduates

16:54 - 16 May, 2018
II International Contest “inHAUS LAB – Design Your Modular House” For Students and New Graduates

Following on from the work started in 2017 with the I International Competition “inHAUS LAB – Design your modular house”, Casas inHAUS launches this second edition where we would like to repeat the great reception that the last edition received, and increase the monetary value of the prizes.

IAAC Global Summer School 2018

16:47 - 16 May, 2018
IAAC Global Summer School 2018, GSS18
GSS18

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to inform you about the Global Summer School 2018, 11th edition of the international summer educational program about the future of our cities, that will take place in Barcelona and in other nodes worldwide simultaneously from the 2nd to the 14th of July 2018.

This two-weeks intense program brings together experts from around the world to discuss the future of urbanism and the impact of technology on spaces exploration through a series of workshops, global lectures, presentations and a final ceremony.

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: Phosphorus - A Design Competition for a Series of Illuminated Structures

16:28 - 16 May, 2018
Call for Entries: Phosphorus - A Design Competition for a Series of Illuminated Structures, Image copyright Nathaniel Rackowe
Image copyright Nathaniel Rackowe

Phosphorus a design competition for a series of illuminated structures. The Phosphorus competition involves the design of a series of illuminated structures and lighting displays at the Cultural Village of Lemba, Paphos, Cyprus for the summertime Lemba Lights Festival.