Urban

LAGI 2022 MANNHEIM—BEAUTIFUL FORMS OF ENERGY

Introduction: The LAGI 2022 Mannheim design competition—Beautiful Forms of Energy—is an opportunity to weave renewable energy into the city in ways that improve human thriving. As a part of the 2023 German Bundesgartenschau (BUGA 23), the design challenge includes a number of themes and ideas for inspiration aligned with the

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CFAD 22 | CLOU URBAN CATALYST

Introduction: The idea of the contest is to work on objects that create tension in spaces, generating future projections that bring new visions and strategies to implement a place through an open and dynamic process. The object in question is a “catalyst”, that intervenes with its strength in an urban

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RE-ENVISIONING THE CITY OF FLINT MUNICIPAL CENTER

Introduction: The AIA Flint 2022 Design Competition focuses on the existing City of Flint Municipal Center Campus located in the heart of Downtown Flint. This project is intended to recognize the potential that unique and creative ideas could bring to the Downtown Flint area.  The goal is to re-develop a

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EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR URBAN PUBLIC SPACE 2022

Introduction: The CCCB is announcing the call for the European Prize for Urban Public Space, a prime observatory of European cities that recognizes the best works to create, recover, transform and improve public spaces in Europe. Summary: Agricultural engineer, landscape designer and lecturer at the ETH Zurich, Teresa Galí-Izard, will

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OPEN CALL: HOOWAVE RESILIENT TOWNSHIP AND WATERFRONT LANDSCAPE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Introduction: In order to bring innovation to traditional water conservancy projects that focus on flood control of watercourses,” Hoowave Resilient Township and Waterfront Landscape Design International Competition” intends to optimize the spatial landscape, humanistic beauty, landscape ecology, and local revitalization of water conservancy projects and their surrounding areas through comprehensive

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15-MINUTE CITY 2022

Introduction: After an overwhelming response to the first edition, theCharette is thrilled to announce the second edition of ‘15-Minute City’. Participants are required to design a module for a 15-minute city that can be replicated to create a larger city. You can design a fictional city or re-design a small

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NEW CITY CRITICS

Introduction: Urban Design Forum and The Architectural League are launching a fellowship program to empower new, fearless, and diverse voices to challenge the ways we understand, design, and develop our cities. The fellowship will support the development of five critics from underrepresented backgrounds through guest lectures and workshops, research guidance,

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2021 PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARDS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Introduction: FUTURARC PRIZE (FAP) 2022 asks how corporate/private/state-owned entities in Asia could be reinterpreted as civic/public spaces that are good, inviting, safe and sustainable. Could we turn them, for example, into high-rise community farms to contribute to the local food supply; solar PV or hydro farms that feed power back

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HONG KONG DRONE PORT

Introduction: In this competition, participants are encouraged to come up with visionary concepts for a drone port – only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale or program. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas for new architectural typologies in relation to air mobility, specifically in the city of Hong Kong,

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CARPARK FUTURES COMPETITION

Introduction: DPA-X and Indigo Group are launching an international architecture competition, open to young architects. Candidates, registered alone or in teams, are invited to exercise their creativity to invent the parking lot of the future, on the Euralille site, in northern France, which will be under study for 72 hours!

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9TH ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST

Introduction: The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) calls its 9th Advanced Architecture Contest as a global reflection to rethink human settlements at a time when our natural environments and the human habitats are more clearly intertwined. The planet is immersed in a fast process of urbanization while we

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STREET OF TOMORROW

Introduction: Our world is changing fast, while ambitions and challenges match in importance. In this context, design can play a huge role. How do we imagine the world to be? What range of possibilities we haven’t discovered yet? What’s a Non Architecture for a World in crisis? In 2020 we

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19TH ANNUAL ARCHITECTURE + THE CITY FESTIVAL

Introduction: Call for program submissions are now open for the 19th annual Architecture + the City Festival. Festival programs currently will offer in-person and virtual experiences; programming subject to change based on COVID-19 protocols during the time event takes place.  Summary: SUBMISSION PROCESS Submit a program proposal by creating an

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LA+ INTERRUPTION INTERNATIONAL OPEN DESIGN IDEAS COMPETITION

Introduction: How can design be used to challenge the status quo, to interrupt the jargon, to disrupt and redirect ecological and socio-economic flows? LA+ Journal’s fourth international design ideas competition invites you to take an established place and design your own beneficial interruption within it. You can site your interruption anywhere and,

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TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! 2021 COMPETITION

Introduction: TerraViva Competitions launches TACTICAL URBANISM NOW! 2021, a new edition of the architecture competition that puts the focus on the transformation of public space all over the world. Prizes up to 7.000 € will be awarded to the winners selected by an international jury panel composed by, among others, Arturo Mc Clean (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT), Liz Wreford

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BEGBROKE: A NEW INNOVATION DISTRICT FOR OXFORD

Introduction: On behalf of Oxford University Development, we are delighted to announce this competition to find creative forward-thinking master planners and landscape designers to deliver a world-leading Innovation District with the University’s Science park, an incubator of world-changing research, at its heart. Description: “We’re looking for a stellar team to

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VANCOUVER AFFORDABLE HOUSING CHALLENGE

Introduction: The Vancouver Affordable Housing Challenge is tasking participants with designing a solution to the city’s current housing crisis. They are encouraged to consider designs that are both flexible and capable of accommodating different unit sizes including families, single professionals and couples. Description: Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada

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MILAN NAVIGLI CANAL CHALLENGE

Introduction: For the Milan Navigli Canal Challenge, participants are tasked with conceptualising the Milan of the future and envisioning a symbiotic relationship between the city and the Navigli canal. Projects should focus on environmentally-friendly design, mobility, and the relationships between water and urban spaces.  Description: Milan has a long history of

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RECLAIM THE RIVER- WOOLWICH COMMUNITY DESIGN COMPETITION

Introduction: The competition is a collaboration between RESOLVE Collective, the Royal Borough of Greenwich, and Historic England’s High Streets Heritage Action Zone programme in Woolwich and invites both groups and individuals to apply, prioritising ‘first-time designers’ and collaborations with local residents. Applicants’ physical designs will be installed across a variety

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SKYHIVE SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE / EDITION NO5

Introduction: The SKYHIVE / Edition No 5 is the fifth annual architecture competition that searches out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high-rise structure. Participants of the SKYHIVE Challenge are tasked with creating a concept for a state-of-the-art tower that breaks from the norm. Description: Participants are encouraged to incorporate

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COMMUNITY 2050

Introduction: Co-organised by the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the international agency ARQ and curated by Non-Architecture, this competition, titled “Community 2050”, aims to gather reflections and design inputs for more sustainable and equitable progress of cities. Description: The

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SHAOXING JIANHU PLANNING AND DESIGN COMPETITION

Introduction: Jianhu (Jian Lake) is the origin of the local Yue civilization. It has witnessed the vitality and development of the city for thousands of years. Sitting at the junction between the Keqiao urban zone and Kuaiji Mountain landscape, it features a unique blended context of “mountain, lake, city and

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OPEN CALL: ARCHITECTURE OF NECESSITY

Introduction: Architecture of Necessity, an international triennial for sustainable community building, is held by Virserum Konsthall with the support of the Municipality of Hultsfred and the Regional Federation of Kalmar County. The call is now open! Description:   What entries can be submitted? Entries can be along the whole scale

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BUILD WITH SPEED – ULTRATECH INDIANEXT COMPETITION 2021

Summary: The challenge is to Build with Speed, while respecting the context, which is about anchoring design with the help of the latest technologies, processes and materials to Recraft India’s growth story. Engineers and architects have to ambitiously and courageously take up the challenge to fulfil the nation’s promises, time

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