Urban Design Competition Lists

CONCEPT SEQUENCE DIAGRAMS COMPETITION

Introduction: The task of this competition is to create a building volumetry that represents the idea of a project and show the design decisions that you took as a sequence diagram. The goal in this competition is not the design itself, but to tell the story of how you came up

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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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THE URBAN REVAMP – DESIGN CHALLENGE

Introduction: This design challenge has been conceived by Young Leader for Active Citizenship (YLAC) and Sensing Local and is being conducted in partnership with Janaagraha, Doddanekundi Rising and Banaswadi Rising. We invite proposals to reimagine two typical neighbourhood scale public spaces in two wards of Bengaluru – Doddanekundi (ward 85)

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GHANA INNOVATION FARM

Summary: YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Manni Group​ launch GHANA INNOVATION FARM, the third edition of the Manni Group  Design Award aiming to design a hub where a system of infrastructures and a training centre will share with the local population knowledge and technologies to meet their needs. Description: The

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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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SUPERSCAPE 2022: GREEN SHIFT – VISIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Summary: SUPERSCAPE 2022: The biannual prize seeks to encourage innovative and visionary architectural concepts that explore new models of living and strategies for inhabiting an urban context over a broad expanse of 30 years. Reflecting processes of change, Superscape opens a creative space for unconventional ideas meant to deliver new impulses to real-life architectural output and urban development.

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UIA 2030 AWARD : CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Summary: The UIA, in partnership with UN-Habitat, has launched the UIA 2030Award to promote the work of architects contributing to the delivery of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development together with the New Urban Agenda. The biennial award, synchronised with the World Urban Forum, invites all architects around the

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URBAN CHAIR 2.0: RETHINKING STREET FURNITURE

Summary: Public/Street furniture is like the art pieces on any cityscape canvas. They add weight to any street perspective. They play a very important role in shaping up cities. After the huge success of Urban Chair, we are back with the second edition of the Urban Chair design competition and

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ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY DECATHLON

Summary: The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD23) is a new competition to build and market affordable, sustainable housing for the State of California. OCSD23 is seeking teams that are passionate, goal-oriented, and motivated to take action because they understand the urgent need for inventive thinking. Teams will design and build,

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CHILD PLAY – A PLAY STRUCTURE FOR A PUBLIC PARK

Summary: The challenge of the competition is to design a play structure for children that can be installed in a public park. The aim is to create a structure that is inventive and would challenge the kids without any singularly functioning elements. The structure design must establish a connection or

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CALL FOR IDEAS: THE MIXING MIDDLE COMPETITION

Summary: The Urbanarium invites designers around the world to develop and present innovative solutions that enhance community vitality. Existing monocultural single-family neighbourhoods need to densify with Missing Middle housing, but that on its own isn’t enough. Those neighbourhoods also need a variety of activities to thrive. This competition asks designers

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BUILD-UP

Summary: The design challenge looks for ideas to design an incremental house model that can be replicated in large numbers and grouped to create a low-income housing colony. It is a call for housing solutions that not only resolve today’s concerns and necessities, but they allow for extension, in the event

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BAUS STOP – BAUHAUS THEMED BUS STOP DESIGN CHALLENGE

Summary: The design challenge looks at manifesting Bauhaus design principles on a bus stop. Bauhaus is an architectural movement that stands out in its characteristics, making art and functionality go hand in hand, elegantly. Standing out, with its sleek yet bold structural elements, this form of design, intended to fuse

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FORUM – A NEW BREED OF TOWNHALL DESIGN

Introduction: This competition is looking for proposals to design a public town hall that will not only be a workplace for civilians, but also an interface between them and the citizens of the city. It should offer a platform for people to participate in political events. The transition from private to public access

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PEQUEÑA VILLA MONTAÑOSA

Introduction: This competition is looking for proposals to design the model as a small self-sufficient village with a strong sustainable footprint, to make the most of the resources offered by the site. For the conception of the town you must first understand who the space is intended for and its

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HOME COMPETITION BY ARCH OUT LOUD 2021

Summary: How do we define “home”? Although our ideas about home are constantly being rethought, the careful examination of “home” has recently come to the attention of architects and nonarchitects alike. In recent times, almost everyone has had to confront their perspective of “home” as these spaces have evolved to

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CALL FOR REGISTRATION: INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATION ON THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF YINGBIN PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE IN THE RIVERSIDE AREA

Summary: This international consultation aims to invite well-known design teams at home and abroad to carry out the international brainstorming for the conceptual design of Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge in the waterside area with an international vision, forward-looking thinking and innovative outcome. Description: Announcement of the International Consultation on the Conceptual Design

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(STEM) SCIENCE HIGH-SCHOOL

Summary: We want you to design a visionary STEM Science High-School complex for TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – similar to the NSF in the US), in Gebze, Turkey. Description: Science high-schools in Turkey are elite public boarding schools with a curriculum concentrated on natural sciences

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CONCEPT DESIGN OF DERBENT SPIRITUAL CENTER

Summary: Concept design of Derbent Spiritual Center is a unique project of national and international interest, which symbolizes the harmony and coexistence of religions and cultures not only in the ancient City of Derbent, but as universal values of contemporary times. The project consists of the following elements: Central Cathedral

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CYBERSCAPE – CYBERTECTURE SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

Summary: How will your idea of a Skyscraper that houses all evident typologies of today give birth to a more technologically advanced future? Design a Skyscraper for a functional community of 30,000 which is a synergy of architecture and technology. Reinvent the functions and aesthetics of the exterior that would

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THE ELECTRIC FUELLING STATION OF THE FUTURE

Summary: As a perceived lack of charging infrastructure is one of the largest barriers to EV adoption, this new design competition, The Electric Fuelling Station of the Future launched by Electric Autonomy Canada, is turning to designers and architects, hoping to enlist their help to fuel a fundamental change in

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BARBICAN RENEWAL

Summary: This open call seeks renewal ideas considering the Barbican Centre building – one of London’s most ambitious and unique architectural achievements; a global icon of brutalist architecture, renowned for its scale of ambition and consistency of design. It will explore how we can adapt the Barbican’s spaces and venues

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INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM

Summary: This is an international Design Competition for National Design Museum, organized by National Agency for Administrative City Construction (NAACC). The museum will encompass Children’s Museum, Integrated Facility, Museum of Urbanism and Architecture on the 59,936㎡ site, placed in Sejong, Korea. Description: 1. Competition Outline (1) Competition MethodThis design competition

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THE 3RD LH GARDEN SHOW INTERNATIONAL SIGNATURE GARDEN COMPETITION

Summary: Korea Land and Housing Corporation will hold “The 3rd LH Garden Show” to provide superior green premium to residents of Incheon Geomdan District by constructing elegant Show Garden and activate communities in the resident-friendly public garden. Accordingly, “International Signature Garden Competition” will be held to invite talented garden designers

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EUROPEAN HOUSING INNOVATION AWARDS

Summary: Within the framework of the Europe Housing Forum, the European Housing Innovation Awards 2021 has the objective to showcase and reward meaningful initiatives that, through innovation and collaboration, contribute to solutions for affordable housing in Europe. Description: Additionally, the European Housing Innovation Awards is inserted in the context of

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OPEN CALL: VLTAVA PHILHARMONIC HALL

Summary: The City of Prague has launched an architectural design competition for the Vltava Philharmonic Hall in the latter half of August. This building will become a new city landmark, a heart of a future new municipal district. The Vltava Philharmonic Hall will also launch and accelerate the transformation of

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANNOUNCEMENT OF SOLICITING FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN OF YANGTZE RIVER DELTA INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL HOSPITAL AND DETAILED URBAN DESIGN OF YANGTZE RIVER DELTA INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Summary: Invited the top design team at home and abroad to participate in this collection, the Yangtze River Delta International Medical Center will become a model of the modern health care system, the cradle of outstanding physicians and medical scientists, medical science and technology innovation and transformation applications of the

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PHI CONTEMPORARY | INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Summary: PHI is pleased to announce the launch of an international architectural competition for the design of PHI Contemporary – a cultural institution in Montreal, dedicated to exploring the contemporary through public engagement with art and culture.  Description: Founded by cultural protagonist Phoebe Greenberg, PHI is an ever-evolving cultural infrastructure

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PREQUALIFICATION ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE TENDERING FOR ARCHITECTURAL SCHEME AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT OF FUCHENG GUANLAN INDUSTRIAL LAND DEVELOPMENT OVERALL INTEREST COORDINATION PROJECT OF MEIGUAN INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY CORRIDOR (PLOTS 01-03)

Summary: Fucheng Guanlan Industrial Land Development Overall Interest Coordination Project of Meiguan Innovative Industry Corridor (Plots 01, 02 and 03) is the first land development overall interest coordination project of Longhua District, which has a total land area of about 102,400m2. The project is located at the core zone at

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OPEN CALL: (S) SQUARES ALSAHIL – ALKHOBAR CITY

Summary: Al Salimi Real Estate Development invites to apply for designing a unique and landmark commercial strip mall and boulevard in the southern area of AlKhobar city, Saudi Arabia, to attract high-level tenants of retail shops and F&B shops, with dynamic and eye-catchy outdoor spaces such as terraces, landscape, hardscape,

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PRAGUE MARKET INTERSPACES

Summary: International open two-phase architectural – landscape design contest focuses on one of the most remarkable areal of former Butchers market from 19th century – situated near Prague city center. Purpose of competition is to find best solution for public spaces in whole area. Description: “The subject of the solution

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NON-ARCHITECTURE AWARD FOR UNBUILT PROJECTS 2021

Summary: Construction is the most obvious reward for an architectural project, but very often in order to make things buildable, architects have to sacrifice innovation and creativity and surrender to business as usual. Non Architecture launches an award to honour those projects that didn’t take that approach and are unbuilt

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NE[O]ASIS /// AUSTRALIA – ARABIAN PENINSULA – AFRICA

Summary: This international Design Challenge invites students and young practitioners to work in women inclusive and interdisciplinary design teams to contribute ingenious and creative design ideas to a new interpretation of traditional oasis systems set in locations across Australia, the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.   Description: In response to the climate

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JBC MASONRY INNOVATION COMPETITION

Summary: MI’s JBC Masonry Innovation Competition wants your ideas for transformative masonry design. We’re challenging practicing and aspiring architects and engineers to advance the future of masonry design and construction. $30,000 in prizes is up for grabs across 3 categories! Description: Designers have the power to help create resilient, healthy,

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2021 TAIPEI INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD

Summary: The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2021 is now open for entries. Our submission period is starting from today till August 10th, 2021. This year’s total prize money is up to NT$ 3.8 million including NT$ 600K for the grand prize -Taipei City Mayor Award. We sincerely invite all

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INTERNATIONAL IDEA COMPETITION FOR K-2 BROWNFIELD

Summary: This competition is looking for the ideas for using the former K-2 site: A plan to create a global cultural waterside city incorporating the natural conditions of Mt. Palgong and the Geumho River plan for the integrated use of the former site including society, culture, industry, economy, and environment

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A GIRLS SANCTUARY IN IRAQ

Summary: Tamayouz Excellence Award invites architects and designers to submit their ideas for a safe and comfortable space for homeless girls that supports their health, educational and psychosocial needs and helps them to achieve their own potential. Participants are asked to design a sanctuary for homeless underage girls, as well

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WATERFRONT RECONNECTS DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: The waterfront Reconnects Design Competition is calling for ideas on how to create more welcoming and accessible connections to Toronto’s Central Waterfront. Applications are open to Canadian professional artists and/or designers in the hope to get a broad range of applicants who are seeking an opportunity to test, discover

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OPEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ARCHITECTURAL AND PLANNING RENOVATION CONCEPT FOR THE CITY OF NORILSK UP TO 2035

Summary: An Open International Competition for the development of an architectural and planning renovation concept for the city of Norilsk up to 2035 was announced by the TASS information agency. The competition was initiated by the city administration and the Norilsk Development Agency (ARN). The operator is CENTERLab, an international urbanist laboratory.The competition participants will be given a particularly challenging task: they will need to take into account the unique geographical location of Norilsk, as well as its climatic characteristics, historical development features, and the new vision for its territory. Description: Norilsk is currently seeing active development both as a worldclass metalworking hub and a skill, knowledge, and research center in the Arctic. The mission is to evolve from the concept of a monocity, where the entire community works in a single industry. Norilsk wants to expand its specialization by supporting business, creativity, and tourism. PARTICIPANTS Professional organizations in the field of integrated development of territories and urban planning, architecture, design, development of concepts for the development of public spaces, master planning, operating in Russia and capable of attracting specialists in the field of economics, finance, content programming

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OPEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN PLANNING CONCEPT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMERETINSKAYA EMBANKMENT ON THE SIRIUS FEDERAL TERRITORY

Summary: Sirius, the first federal territory in Russia, is initiating the competition for an urban design concept of its 7,5-kilometer long seafront promenade. Sirius is the first federal territory in Russia located on the Black Sea coast. Sirius aims to become an innovative, technological, educational, and tourist center of the country. Description: This competition is organized

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GLOBAL CHALLENGE 2021

Summary: The Global Challenge is a competition that recognizes the best community projects and helps accelerate their development. We select the most impactful initiatives, promote them amongst our global network of partners and connect them through meaningful collaborations. Description: WHAT TO SUBMIT Eligible projects must be collective spaces: community learning,

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INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL PARK IN ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

Summary: We are hosting a master plan concept design competition for architecture firms and talented individuals. The competition is open to everyone without registration fees with a prize pool of MNT 55 million (~ USD 19,200). Description: The “INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL PARK” project’s architectural design competition is hosted by Ikh Uilsiin

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MARIUPOL CENTRAL SHORE INTERNATIONAL IDEAS COMPETITION

Summary: The mayor of Mariupol is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov, with total area

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LAGOS: PLASTIC CITY

Summary: This year’s edition of the Lagos Architecture Competition is asking you to design creative architectural solutions to the problem of plastic pollution. The premise of your project should be inspiring and present something new for the city of Lagos. There should be coherence between your original concept/idea and your final output and

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: THE BEST CONCEPTUAL PROJECT FOR REGENERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLOODPLAIN AND ADJACENT AREAS OF THE SVIYAGA RIVER IN ULYANOVSK

Summary: The main task of the contestants is to offer an original conceptual solution, demonstrating a modern, innovative approach to the integrated development of the coastal areas of Ulyanovsk with the elements of public and tourist infrastructure. Description: The aim of the contest is to obtain architectural and urban planning

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR THE SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CULTURAL CENTER

Summary: This International Design Competition is searching for ideas for the Remodeling and expansion of the Seoul National University Cultural Center. Description: Competition title: The Remodeling and expansion of the Seoul National University Cultural Center (Bldg.#73) International Design Competition Type: International, one-stage Eligibility: Domestic and foreign architects (including corporations) Languages:

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2021 CHICAGO PRIZE: JAMES R. THOMPSON CENTER

Summary: For the 2021 Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club call for new visions for the State of Illinois Center/James R. Thompson Center. Description: Designed by Helmut Jahn, the State of Illinois Center, also known as James R. Thompson Center, is facing the threat of

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EPIDEMIC URBANISM INITIATIVE DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: The goal of this design competition is to provide a setting for collaboration between students, teachers, designers, thinkers, architects, artists, and practitioners from a range of disciplines and fields in order to create and discuss conceptual design ideas that explicitly promote healthy places for vulnerable communities. It is searching

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OPEN CALL: BIS SITE DEVELOPMENT

Summary: The Bank for International Settlements, situated in the heart of Basel and in the centre of Europe, acts as a regular forum for meetings of its constituency of central bankers, financial regulators and supervisory authorities. Over the last decades, the BIS has extended its presence in Basel as its

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEA2CITY DESIGN CHALLENGE

Summary: The City is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a highly valued and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. Description: The innovative and exciting design challenge will

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2022 URBAN DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE DESIGN AWARDS

Summary: APR Awards 4th edition Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022. The awards are organized by APR- a leading body of architecture press in Global. After huge success GFD Awards 2020, GFD Awards 2019, Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2020, World Architecture & Design Awards 2019, Urban Design & Architecture

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OPEN CALL: INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF BUILDING COMPLEX OF JONUŠAS RADVILA PALACE INTO AN ART MUSEUM IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Summary: The Lithuanian National Museum of Art (LNMA) has just announced an open international architectural competition for international open architectural project competition of the building complex of Jonušas Radvila Palace and it‘s approaches in Vilnius, Lithuania. Description: The competition calls for a vision for the revitalization and empowerment of the

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CALL FOR ACTION: STREETS AHEAD

Summary: This is a call for action for New York working Groups that are organized to convene Urban Design Forum fellows. In the 2021-2022 program Streets Ahead, Urban Design Forum invites architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, public officials, artists, community organizers, scholars, lawyers, journalists, and community developers to advance ideas

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2021 FENTRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGE: AIRPORT OF THE FUTURE

Summary: Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) is an annual international student design competition. This year, it calls students to create a new airport terminal concept.  Entrants are encouraged to utilize forecasts for population, environmental conditions, modes of travel, and potential destinations in the creation of their concept. Description: ABOUT THE COMPETITION Despite a

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BERLIN AFFORDABLE HOUSING CHALLENGE

Summary: The Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge is tasking the participants with creating innovative design solutions to Berlin’s affordable housing problem. Project designs should be flexible enough to accommodate different inhabitants and living situations – including families, single professionals, and couples – and provide suitable solutions for their various requirements. Description: Berlin is

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS CALL: CONSCIOUS CITIES ANTHOLOGY 21

Summary: In anticipation of the 2021 Conscious Cities Festival this October, we are delighted to announce an open call for submissions for the yearly Conscious Cities Anthology showcasing the diverse and impactful thinking by Conscious Cities practitioners. We are soliciting submissions from festival participants, industry professionals, the general public, and anyone

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THE ALLEYWAY PROJECT

Summary: The Alleyway Project: Activating Ann Arbor’s Alleys through Art is a community outreach project presented by the A2AC Art in Public Program. It is public art, architecture & design exhibit focusing on the urban fabric that exists in the space between our city’s buildings. The intent of the exhibit is

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EUROPAN 16

Summary: Europan is a competition of ideas followed by implementation processes open to professionals of architectural, urban, and landscape design under 40 years of age. 9 European countries proposing 40 sites are participating in the Europan 16 edition on a common theme: Living Cities – Metabolic Vitalities / Inclusive Vitalities.

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PARTICIPANTS CALL FOR MEDS SILESIA 2021

Summary: We are looking for open-minded students and young designers for the 11th edition of MEDS Silesia Revival 2021 workshops. Create an entry assignment concerning your own interpretation related to this year’s theme areas: ECOLOGY-REVITALIZATION-SOCIETY. There are no requirements on the form, content and technique. Description: DATE OF WORKSHOP: 14-29th

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STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION: CALL FOR ENTRIES

Summary: This is a student design competition for students from the USA. Winners will receive a stipend and have their entries showcased at the SCUP2021 Annual Conference. Description: Our world has shifted. Just over a year ago, campuses across the U.S. shuttered in response to a pandemic that disproportionately impacted

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ZHIYUAN LIBRARY 2021 – INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Summary: Zhiyuan Library 2021 – International charitable architectural design competition for college students, is a charitable project planning by Zhiyuan Charity. The main features of the competition ”charitable, college students and construction”, aiming at improving the practical ability of college students, through the integrated realization of architectural design to deepening

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THE COMPLETE CITY: FILLED IN

Summary: The Portland Society for Architecture (PSA) would like to invite you to visualize and test the limits of Portland’s newly adopted building code regulating the construction of accessory dwelling units. The hope of PSA is that this competition will bring to light any overly restrictive rules in the current

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: REIMAGINING THE STRIP IN CASCADIA

Summary: Strips fulfill necessary commercial functions; we all rely on them to some extent and they are where many small businesses begin and thrive. Strip development is already changing in response to economic trends favoring online retail, not to mention the pandemic. A few such examples include food delivery and

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HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS

Summary: Housing design awards is an open call for design awards of the housing projects, that must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and December 21, 2020. This is an international open call and anyone is eligible to submit. Projects by New England and New York City design professionals

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TURF – STUDENT HOUSING DESIGN CHALLENGE

Summary: TURF – student housing design challenge is searching for a design of a student housing community that caters to their function as well as psychological needs. The main challenge to be addressed is to find ways of making the design economical but in a charming way. This housing must be designed to

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REVIVING SILK ROUTE: A CULTURAL CENTER FOR ALL

Summary: The narrative of this competition design stems from revisiting the solid traditional roots and foundation as well as sculpting the community for the years to come. Designing a center that houses a network for all; a space that welcomes all and celebrates the notion of co-existence. Description: As one

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EUROPAN 16 – NORWAY: LIVING CITIES

Summary: Europan 16 Norway – Living Cities is on! Europan is a competition for students and young professional architects, landscape architects, and urban planners under 40 years. Description: Four exciting sites in Norway and another 36 sites in Europe. The Norwegian towns looking to the international community for exchange and

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RE-NATURE ROME

Summary: In this competition, the participants are encouraged to come up with visionary concepts to reinvent an urban hotspot for biodiversity, within and beyond urban parks – only 2 drawings, absolute freedom of scale, or program. Participants are asked to imagine a new urban model, to promote biodiversity into the

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MANHATTAN WILDSCRAPER

Summary: In this competition, we encourage participants to come up with visionary concepts for a green skyscraper – Only 3 drawings, absolute freedom of scale, and program dimensions. Participants are asked to propose conceptual ideas to bring biodiversity back to New York City, more specifically to Midtown Manhattan, through a

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LIFE VISION

Summary: This international competition architecture ideas invites all architecture students, young architects, young professionals, visual designers, and all artists to develop and submit compelling ideas for the city of future. Express your ideas and opinions about new ways of living in the city in the post- COVID world. Description: Themes of the

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2021 CTBUH STUDENT TALL BUILDING DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)’s 10th Student Tall Building Design Competition culminates with the top finalists presenting for winning distinctions at the virtual CTBUH 2021 Student Design Competition on 29 September 2021. Description: The goal of the competition, which is open to all students who

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INTELLIGENT JIAYUAN OF FUTURE

Summary: The theme of 2021 WUPENiCity International Competition on Students Course Works of Urban Design is “Intelligent JiaYuan of Future”, which requires contestants to analyze the connotation of the theme from a unique and novel perspective to carry out urban design with comprehensive and systematic professional quality. Description: “JiaYuan” is

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HEALTHY HOMES DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: The REHVA “Healthy Homes Design Competition 2022” encourages and challenges students and young professionals working within the field of building and buildings service systems, operation, and construction to explore the theme of healthy living – and to create a deeper understanding of indoor environmental qualities as well as exploring the impact of future climate changes.  The award celebrates and

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JINJU NAMGANGBYEON MULTIPURPOSE CULTURE CENTER ESTABLISHMENT BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: In order to select a design plan with creative design and excellent functions for the construction of the Namgangbyeon Multipurpose Cultural Center in Jinju City, the “International Design Competition for the Construction of the Namgangbyeon Multipurpose Cultural Center” is announced Description: Competition name International Design Competition for the Construction

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WARSZAWCALL: NEW CONCERT HALL

Summary: The aim of this open call is to obtain a plan for the Warsaw Concert Hall that aims to represent a new icon for the city center, an element of significant value that becomes a cultural incubator for the entire local community. Description: Warsaw was born as a small

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CITY NATURE CHALLENGE 2021

Summary: The City Nature Challenge is an international global citizen science event that brings together cities around the globe in a friendly competition to observe and identify the biodiversity in their communities. The event focuses on urban areas to promote the idea that one does not need to leave the

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URBAN REGENERATION COMPETITION

Summary: This competition aspires to have a realistically feasible project that will restore vitality to the district and aims to select the best proposals of an urban and landscape project relevant to the competition zone, foreseeing the establishment of a university campus with residences, study zones and laboratories, green areas

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#DUBLIN CALL: THE IRELAND CULTURAL CENTER

Summary: The Ireland Cultural Center will establish a dialogue with the context to give new value to the history of the place. Conferences rooms, workshop spaces, and areas for debates will host meetings in continuity with the cultural influences promoted by writers and artists of the past. A place that

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THE WHITE LANDS

Summary: The design challenge is to conceive a modular solution for housing Hajj pilgrims in the city of Mina. Can there be a better alternative to the current systems of tent-based housing with a more comprehensive solution? If horizontally the tent city is landlocked; can we see a new realm

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WARMING 2021: ARCHITECTURE FOR A CHANGED WORLD

Summary: Our world is changing. Imagine Mumbai and Miami permanently underwater, hurricanes frequently clashing against Manhattan and Manila, devastating droughts in Los Angeles and London, and fires running rampant in Sydney and San Francisco. A global future like this currently occupies our imagination but inches closer to reality each day.How

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CBDX: BORDERLANDS

Summary: Borders are spaces of transition—thresholds between areas with different characteristics. Whether political and imposed through human agency, or natural and made manifest through geographical features, borders have been, are, and will continue to be a staging ground for civilization’s greatest challenges. As urbanization pushes human activity towards Earth’s hinterlands,

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PROJECT JERUSALÉN

Summary: Construction of a country residential complex of 22 homes and common areas that integrates the concepts of innovation, technology, wellness, and sustainability, responding to the landscape through strategies that allow mimicry and the use of natural resources. The project must guarantee the thermal, auditory, luminous, and psychological comfort that

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OPEN CALL: INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF RAILWAY STATION, CENTRAL STATION SQUARE AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINAL IN VILNIUS, LITHUANIA

Summary: Vilnius city municipality, together with Lithuanian Railways (LTG), have just announced an open international architectural competition for the reconstruction of Railway Station, Central Station Square, and Public transport terminal in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. Description: The participants will have to create an iconic and globally recognizable international

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DIGNIFIED HOME DESIGN COMPETITION: OPEN CALL

Summary: This competition seeks for home design of a community of competitors’ choice. The organizer suggests looking at areas near you with severe economic development needs that could benefit from intentional design-thinking. Description: The concept of Home means something different around the world. In some places, it’s an apartment in

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Open Call for 24h competition 37th edition

Summary: IF it is an international platform for competitions that aims to connect ideas from different areas of society in order to help transform cities and make them increasingly self-sustaining, efficient, and green. We are looking for innovative ideas and new ways of thinking. In a global emergency period, it

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2021 INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Summary: Institute of Smart City and Management officially held the 2nd online international design competition]Following the great success of the 1st international online international design competition in 2019 with the theme “Future City: Smart design for the post-pandemic world”, the annual contest is held the second time in 2021 with

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Open Call: 15-Minute City

Summary: Before the lock-downs around the world, our lives were plagued by long commutes, leaving us with little time for ourselves, our families and our friends. Traffic polluted our air and smog blanketed our skylines. The pandemic hit the pause button on us. The switch to “working from home” made

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Open Call: WYCF Space: Design and Build Competition

Summary: A+C Designs are launching a Design and Build Competition open to all! We have partnered up with We Yone Child Foundation, a Sierra Leone based charity, which aims to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families through quality education and life empowering opportunities. ​WYCF is developing a

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LIVING TOGETHER – CALL FOR MATERIALS

Summary: Non-Architecture Competitions aims to find unconventional and unexplored design solutions in the field of architecture. The second phase of competitions is structured in 9+1 themes: a Research Ecosystem with the purpose of exploring each theme from different perspectives. All competitions have their focus on tackling the big issues of

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416 Memorial Park International Design Competition

Summary: The purpose of the competition is to select an optimal plan to create a cultural park consisting of a complex of an exhibition and educational facilities and a columbarium to commemorate and share the pain of Sewol ferry disaster victims. The competition should also be an opportunity to contemplate

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Children’s Hospital Cluj-Napoca

Summary: The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) and the Cluj County Council is glad to announce the official launch of the „Children’s Hospital Cluj-Napoca” International Design Competition. The purpose of this competition is to select, in order to award the design contract, the best solution for an Emergency Clinical

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Announcement on the International Tendering for Schematic Design and Whole-process Design Consulting Service of Qianhai Shenzhen – Hong Kong Plaza

Summary: Qianhai Shenzhen – Hong Kong Plaza is the new benchmark for the planning and construction of Shenzhen as the pilot demonstrative area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, integrating the programs of creativity, industry, humanity, and leisure of Shenzhen – Hong Kong, converging the cultural elements of Shenzhen – Hong Kong, building the urban showroom, and forming the

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Call for Entries: Innovation Hub design Challenge

Summary: The topic of this competition is designing Innovation Hubs: Using the power of design to create commercial facilities that act as workplaces and community hubs to instill an innovative spirit in the organization and thus, build a healthy company culture. Description: With the rise in the importance of values

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Open Call for Design Teams: Valencia 360

Summary: Non Architecture together with World Design Capital Valencia 2022 and Las Naves, is launching the Open Call for design teams for the following project: VALENCIA 360 – A GLIMPSE AT THE CITY OF THE FUTURE. What will Valencia look like in 2050? How will technology impact the built environment?

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NEW SPATIAL REALITY OF CITIES – POST-COVID-19

Summary: This competition is organized as an open, anonymous and international architectural and urban design competition. The competition is purely academic and its main goal is to initiate the informed debate about the new concepts and paradigms that will shape the future of cities. Description: The design challenge of this

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Hamburg Social Housing

Summary: The Cultural Housing will renovate the skyline in Hamburg, Germany, to become a new symbol, an architecture capable of fitting into a constantly changing context and ready to welcome new innovative stimuli. Description: Archicontest is a place for discussion. Designers from all over the world are invited to develop their

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SITE TOWER

Summary: This international one-stage architecture ideas competition invites all architecture students, young architects, and young professionals with a degree in architecture studies (≤ 40 years old) to develop and submit compelling ideas for the design of a Site Tower located in the beautiful scenery of Monsaraz, Alentejo, Portugal. Description: The

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Design in addvance

Summary: As the world is slowly reopening, easing lockdown measures, everyone is adapting to the ‘new normal’, as we now call it. The pandemic has imposed major changes to our work and lifestyles, altering our views and priorities. While we cannot foresee the future, we can definitely say that the

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Students reinventing cities

Summary: C40 Cities, a global network of cities committed to bold climate action, has launched a pioneering competition to offer students and universities from across the globe a platform to share their vision for green and thriving neighborhoods through ideas, innovations and solutions. Description: The C40 Students Reinventing Cities Competition

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ArchFrame Design Awards 2021

Summary: ArchFrame is pleased to announce its ArchFrame Design Awards 2021. Architecture & Design Competition is inviting all Architects, Designers, Engineers, Students, and Artists around the world. ArchFrame Design Awards 2021. Is one of the world’s most prestigious award for high-rise architecture It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine Architecture design through the implementation of novel

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Call for Ideas: Tiny Library 2021 Architecture Competition

Summary: Participants are to design a Tiny Library optimized for 100 users engaging multifunctional spaces for all ages with a renewed spatial experience. The Tiny Library is to be equipped with traditional reading material including modern formats like e-books, audiobooks, audiovisual books, etc.The space designed should function as a centralized

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Co(Vai) Urban Design Competition

Summary: The design challenge intends to develop the neighborhood of Koundampalayam as an integral part of Coimbatore, sharing its ecological heritage with the city and its immediate neighborhood. These ideas should be tied with the basic principles of urban design, that consider environmental, social, and cultural sustainability of the neighborhood

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Breaking the Cycle: Designing for a Community Justice Centre

Summary: This competition is asking currently enrolled students of architecture programs to think of a multi-use public building providing justice, health and social services to the community. The competition site relates to a community of the competitor’s choice. Description: Society’s standard institutions and approaches to justice are being challenged in

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Parliamentary Redevelopment, Ottawa

Summary: The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada organize an architectural design competition initiated by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). Description: The Block 2 site is the city block in front of the Centre Block and Peace Tower, Canada’s main parliament building.  Block 2 is in the foreground of Parliament Hill, a

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Ethiopian Satellite Preschools Competition

Summary: Archstorming is launching a new competition that will look for designs for the future schools of the NGO Abay Ethiopia, an organization founded in Spain in 2009 that operates in Walmara, Ethiopia, with the aim of fighting against poverty and promoting equal opportunities, mainly through the development of Education,

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Lunawood Urban Challenge

Summary: Lunawood Urban Challenge calls on all architecture and design students to re-imagine and redesign urban environments by using Lunawood Thermowood. This competition’s purpose is to highlight the vast possibilities of wood as a modern building material that helps create a healthier and more sustainable environment. Lunawood Urban Challenge 2021

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The Green Open Space at Washington & National Blvds.

Summary: The City of Culver City will implement a permanent Public Art Program for the Washington/National TOD (Transit Oriented Development) District. The Washington National TOD Gateway Public Art Program will inspire artists in the creation of world-class, aesthetically rigorous artwork(s) that respond to the natural, cultural, and infrastructural resources present

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