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Volume Zero Announces Winners of RE School Competition, Imagining the Future of Remote Education

13:00 - 29 March, 2019
Volume Zero Announces Winners of RE School Competition, Imagining the Future of Remote Education, First Prize. Image via Volume Zero
First Prize. Image via Volume Zero

Volume Zero has announced the results of their RE School architecture competition 2018, which challenged participants to design and innovative school that brings education to children living in the most inaccessible areas of the world. Serving as a hub for interaction between local communities, the winning schemes ranged from a school floating above a shanty area to a transportable building made of hands-on material.

Below, we have republished the three winners from the competition. For more information about the competition, honorable and special mentions, visit the official website here.

Dodi Moss Team Designs an Ethereal Italian Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020 Competition

04:00 - 21 March, 2019
Dodi Moss Team Designs an Ethereal Italian Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020 Competition, © Dodi Moss
© Dodi Moss

Responding to the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai, “Beauty Unites People,” a team led by Dodi Moss imagined a multi-layered architectural experience evoking Italy’s history and identity. The design pulls apart the pieces that make up architectural space, separating the building into its structural volume and its tactile, material components. The proposal won third place in Invitalia’s competition to design the Italian Pavilion at the Expo, behind carlorattiassociati and Gianluca Peluffa & Partners.

© Dodi Moss © Dodi Moss © Dodi Moss © Dodi Moss + 14

Rwanda Chapel: Call for Entries

01:30 - 15 March, 2019
Rwanda Chapel: Call for Entries

YAC - Young Architects Competitions launches “Rwanda Chapel”, a competition of ideas aiming to design a church for a small religious community in Rukomo as a place of peace and conciliation where to celebrate or meditate regardless of disagreements and differences. A cash prize of € 15,000 will be awarded to winners selected by a well-renowned jury made of, among the others, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Peter Eisenman, Simon Frommenwiler (HHF), Tatiana Bilbao, Sol Madridejos (Sancho-Madridejos Architects), Sean Godsell, Jean Paul Uzabakiriho (MASS DESIGN Group), Andrea Boeri (Università di Bologna), Walter Mariotti (Editoriale Domus)

Bee Breeders Announce Winners of the Urban Zoo Coworking Competition

04:00 - 12 March, 2019
Bee Breeders Announce Winners of the Urban Zoo Coworking Competition, First Prize: The Menagerie. Image © Studio Mas
First Prize: The Menagerie. Image © Studio Mas

In their most recent design competition, Bee Breeders partnered with Urban Zoo Coworking to seek a signature style for Urban Zoo’s coworking spaces. Viewed as a prototype to be adapted to each new venue, these interior designs needed to be customizable for various users. Common inhabitants of Urban Zoo Coworking’s spaces include freelancers, start-ups, and small businesses who need a workspace to meet their different creative needs.

Third Prize: Habitat. Image © Apex Project Bureau First Prize: The Menagerie. Image © Studio Mas First Prize: The Menagerie. Image © Studio Mas Second Prize: WILD. Image © Cornerstore + 27

UIA and TSEZ Seek to Revive Niemeyer’s Abandoned Tripoli Site through International Competition

08:00 - 9 March, 2019
UIA and TSEZ Seek to Revive Niemeyer’s Abandoned Tripoli Site through International Competition, Courtesy of International Union of Architects (UIA)
Courtesy of International Union of Architects (UIA)

As part of Tripoli’s economic revival plan, the International Union of Architects (UIA), in collaboration with the Lebanese Federation of Engineers and Architects (on behalf of the Tripoli Special Economic Zone / TSEZ), the Union of Mediterranean Architects (UMAR), and the Lebanese Government, have launched an international architecture competition to create a Knowledge and Innovation Center in the northern city of Lebanon.

The proposed site is situated on an empty lot within Oscar Niemeyer’s abandoned Rachid Karami International Fair, a modernist exhibition complex that has yet to see the light of restoration. The objective of the competition is to create a technology and business hub which will foster and promote start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, attracting students, young graduates, local and international companies to Tripoli and the neighboring region.

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Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Internationally-Renowned Firms

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Architecture for Heritage: YACademy's Course Offers 8 Scholarships and Internships in Internationally-Renowned Firms, Courtesy of YAC Academy
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YACademy launches the second edition of Architecture for Heritage, a high-level training course offering 8 scholarships and internships for internationally-renowned architectural firms.

106 hours of lessons, a 32-hour workshop and internships/lectures held by internationally-renowned architectural firms like OMA, Mccullough Mulvin Architects, Aires Mateus E Associados, Claudio Nardi Architects, and Carrilho Da Graça Arquitectos.

Last Call for Entries: A' Design Awards & Competition

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Courtesy of A' Design Award
Courtesy of A' Design Award

The A’ Design Award is an international award whose aim is to provide designers, architects, and innovators from all design fields with a platform to showcase their work and products to a global audience. While there is no shortage of design awards out there, the A' Design Award stands out for its exceptional scale; with over 100 design categories, each year over 1,000 awards are given to designers from all over the world. The award's 2019 edition is now open for entries; designers can register their submissions here.

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Re-Imagining New York's Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

11:00 - 31 December, 2018
Re-Imagining New York's Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack, Central Cloud of Breath / Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University – Nanjing, China). Image © LA+ Iconoclast
Central Cloud of Breath / Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University – Nanjing, China). Image © LA+ Iconoclast

The results of the LA+ ICONCOCLAST competition have been published, asking designers to reimagine and redesign New York’s Central Park following a fictional eco-terrorist attack. In total, over 380 designers from 30 countries submitted over 190 designs, culminating in five equal winners.

Hailing from the UK, USA, China, and Australia, the winning entries ranged from "megastructures to new ecologies and radical ideas for democratizing public space.” Jury chair Richard Weller praised the winners for “how designers can move beyond the status quo of picturesque large parks and embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

Call for Entries: Utzon UNBUILT

03:00 - 29 December, 2018
Call for Entries: Utzon UNBUILT, Utzon UNBUILT. Image Courtesy of Utzon Center
Utzon UNBUILT. Image Courtesy of Utzon Center

Re-imagining Utzon’s unbuilt gems

Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition

09:00 - 13 December, 2018
Laka Reveals Winners of the 2018 "Architecture that Reacts" Competition, First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka
First Prize: Tidal Terrains / Mary Denam. Image via Laka

Laka has published the results of the 2018 edition of their annual Architecture that Reacts competition, focusing on “architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings.” This year saw 200 participants from more than 30 countries submit 130 designs, following an interdisciplinary approach reaching beyond typical building solutions.

This year’s winners hailed from the USA and Austria, confronting issues such as climate change, ubiquitous computation, and new ways of perceiving space in a machine-driven future. Below, we have rounded up the winners, special recognitions, and honorable mentions from the 2018 edition. For more information on the competition, and previous results, visit the official website here.

Second Prize: Embodied Homeostasis / David Stieler	. Image via Laka Third Prize: Platform of Motion / Nusrat Jahan Mim, Arman Salemi. Image via Laka Surftopia / Eduardo Camarena Estébanez, María Urigoitia Villanueva. Image via Laka Platinum City / Sean Thomas Allen. Image via Laka + 21

ADEPT Wins Competition to Design New City Museum for Berlin

09:00 - 21 November, 2018
ADEPT Wins Competition to Design New City Museum for Berlin, ADEPT's interior proposal for the Stadtmuseum. Image Courtesy of ADEPT
ADEPT's interior proposal for the Stadtmuseum. Image Courtesy of ADEPT

Danish architecture firm ADEPT has been announced the winner of a competition to redevelop Berlin's Marinehaus as part of the city's Stadtmuseum group. This iteration of the competition was launched in 2018 (following a similar competition ten years ago) and will rehabilitate the Marinehaus for public use after nearly 20 years of closure.

AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

22:00 - 11 October, 2018
AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA, via OMA
via OMA

This article was originally published on April 22, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)—led by Rem Koolhaas—to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex’s accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament’s long history.

"The Final Push". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. "The Podium: Accommodation for Orgies of Speech". Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. Elevations. Image Courtesy of A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. + 9

Winner of ‘Home: What is the Future?’ Competition Announced

14:00 - 29 September, 2018
Winner of ‘Home: What is the Future?’ Competition Announced  , Overall Winner: "HAPPI: Integrated Apparatus" by Massimilian Orzi, Studio Orzi. Image Courtesy of arch out loud
Overall Winner: "HAPPI: Integrated Apparatus" by Massimilian Orzi, Studio Orzi. Image Courtesy of arch out loud

Architectural research initiative ‘arch out loud’ has announced the winners of the HOME competition. Entrants were asked to answer the question: ‘What is the future of HOME?’ A winner was identified for each category: Overall, Innovation, Adaptability, and Pragmatism.

As changes in global circumstances give rise to new design and living trends, the traditional definition of the home as a private place of permanence and stability has altered to accommodate these transitions. The competitors were asked to consider these changes, such as the impact of population shifts, the unpredictability of our changing ecosystem, contemporary forms of community housing and community relations, and newly engineered materials.

Adaptability Award: "The Not-For-Long Home" by Stav Dror and Liran Messer, Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design. Image Courtesy of arch out loud Pragmatic Award: "Urbanism of Stuff" by Jacob Comerci, Princeton University School of Architecture . Image Courtesy of arch out loud Innovation Award: "Above the Tire" by  Dazhong Yi, University of Pennsylvania. Image Courtesy of arch out loud Overall Winner: "HAPPI: Integrated Apparatus" by Massimilian Orzi, Studio Orzi. Image Courtesy of arch out loud + 5

Proposed Tourist Hub by Progress, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, and Cushman & Wakefield Utilizes the Forces of Nature to Promote a "Natural City"

11:00 - 8 September, 2018
Proposed Tourist Hub by Progress, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, and Cushman & Wakefield Utilizes the Forces of Nature to Promote a "Natural City", Courtesy of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Courtesy of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

A consortium comprising Progress, Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and Cushman & Wakefield recently reached the final stage of a design competition to create a tourist center in Russia in part of the embankment named after Admiral Serebryakov in the city of Novorossiysk. The proposal provides the required hospitality spaces but also features unique facilities, such as a wine museum, a fish market and an "artificial island", all serving as new centers of attraction for residents and visitors of the city. The foundation of the design concept is based on three components: "the idea of a natural city, the unification of the three forces of nature and the characteristic appearance of Novorossiysk as a port city."

Zaha Hadid Architects, Woods Bagot, and Cox Among Finalists Announced for Auckland Tower Competition

12:00 - 6 September, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects, Woods Bagot, and Cox Among Finalists Announced for Auckland Tower Competition, Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The international design competition to create a new high-rise tower in central Auckland has announced five finalists. The five teams include Warren and Mahoney, Cox Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, Elenberg Fraser and Woods Bagot. The landmark tower competition is run by Melbourne-based property development company ICD Property. Each of the teams were asked to complete two versions of their design, one following current city Unitary Plan rules and one version that could be built given more open planning parameters.

Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Warren and Mahoney Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Elenberg Fraser Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Cox Architecture + 6

2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

08:00 - 31 August, 2018
2019 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, 2019 Skyscraper Competition
2019 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

Spend a Night on the Great Wall of China, Courtesy of Airbnb

10:30 - 2 August, 2018
Spend a Night on the Great Wall of China, Courtesy of Airbnb, © Airbnb
© Airbnb

Airbnb is giving four lucky winners the honor of being among “the first people in thousands of years to spend the night on the Great Wall of China.” The competition, open until August 11th, offers the prize of staying in a custom-designed home situated on one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

The competition, run in collaboration with the Beijing Tourism Development Committee, is intended to “promote sustainable tourism to China by spotlighting wide-ranging efforts to preserve the Wall’s deep heritage and bring Chinese culture to life.” The four winners will have to adhere to strict House Rules, such as respecting their 1.38 billion neighbors, refraining from waking ancient guards with loud music, and promising not to disturb dragons.

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Paradigma Ariadne's Design for House With a Hundred Rooms Stretches into Visual Infinity

06:00 - 30 July, 2018
Renders by Whitebox Visual. Image Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné
Renders by Whitebox Visual. Image Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné

Hungarian architects Paradigma Ariadné push the concepts of progression and growth to a literal spatial extreme in their proposal for a new sport complex for the MTK Football Academy. Drawing inspiration from the diagram of traditional European peasant houses, the design stretches into a kind of visual infinity, stacking all the rooms in the building along a single horizontal axis.

Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné Renders by Whitebox Visual. Image Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné Renders by Whitebox Visual. Image Courtesy of Paradigma Ariadné + 11