Urban Design Competition Lists

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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Stadium 2.0

Summary: The challenge is to design a concept stadium for national and international events in a small city, such that the setup could be used/reused for many purposes beyond sports. The sheer culmination of many facilities and building services makes a stadium an ideal box to serve many functions beyond sports. E.g. A public

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Arquine Competition No.23 | Meeting Point

Summary: Arquine summons to project the meeting point in the public space, where keeping a safe distance, we will meet. In uncertain times, we ask ourselves what to do in the public space. For the past five years, the Arquine Competition has called for the design and construction of a pavilion that,

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EVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition

Summary: eVolo Magazine is announcing submission for its eVolo 2021 Skyscraper Competition, the most prestigious competition for High-rise Architecture inviting all architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part. Description: The competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs,

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Echo of Rubble

Summary: The design challenge is to conceive new product design interventions resulting in more like a speaking product reflecting the roughness of post-war materials and the echoes of its culture, that delivers the society a message. Description: Physical & conceptual exploration of continuous products that come out of rubble such

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Brussels Art House

Summary: Brussels is the political seat of Europe; it houses buildings of high institutional value that reaffirm the vocation of an intermediary to which it is possible to trace the reasons for the foundation in which the city was a link between Cologne and Bruges. The Grand Place, a UNESCO

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Athenaeum – 2023

Summary: The secret of Copenhagen is open for the world to discover, and 2023 marks this special moment that has a chance to open it for the rest of the world. The competition brief here is to design an Athenaeum for Architecture at Copenhagen, that resonates with the evolving trends of

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72H Axo Battle – WATER PARK

Summary: The “72h Axo Battle” is a design competition developed to explore the creative potential of architectural design through one of the most iconic architectural drawings: the axonometric projection. You have 72 hours to develop a proposal that responds to the program contained in the extended contest brief, which will

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WATERLESS WORLD

Summary: 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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VERTIKAL HABITAT 2021 URBAN HOUSING TOWER

Summary: This open call invites participants to face the design of an urban housing or mixed-use tower. Description: To participate in this competition means to work on the avant-garde, innovative and visionary proposals promoting new ideas on how to better manage the growing density of cities with designs that contribute

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AMSTERDAM CYCLING BRIDGE

Summary: In this competition, we ask participants to design a cycling bridge in the context of Amsterdam, an effective connection over the river Ij for pedestrians and cyclists – 1 design expressed in 3 drawings. Description: The Netherlands are renowned for their popular biking culture, which made the country a

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SKYHIVE 2021 SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

Summary: The SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge is the fourth 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

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Design for Sustainable Cities

Summary: ‘Design for Sustainable Cities’ is an international student competition, being held by BE OPEN and Cumulus. It is open to students and graduates of all art, design, architecture and media disciplines of universities and colleges worldwide. The competition aims to encourage creation of innovative solutions, by younger creatives, for more

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Call for Entries: atX Design of the Year 2021

Summary: In this competition, we ask you to come up with a visionary concept for a Visitors center. When generating a vision for the center within a spectacular place, it is essential that each proposal emphasizes, respects and celebrates the site, while providing visitors with a unique experience. The Visitors

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Envision Tomorrow’s Israel

Summary: Located in the desert city of Be’er Sheva, Israel, this 21 acre village will serve as an eco-system of Zionist engagement including Jewish National Fund’s high school abroad, a program for post-college graduates to pursue yearlong internships at leading high tech companies, and an Adult Education Center to convene

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Liberland Design Competition 2020

Summary: In this unprecedented moment of global crisis, we have the opportunity to collectively rethink the values, agendas, and practices guiding the design of our built environments. As countries converge on drastic social control measures that aim to combat the Coronavirus pandemic, the fundamental infrastructures of every societal function system

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INTERNATIONAL TENDER FOR QIANHAI STONE PARK

Summary: Tender for Conceptual Design, Schematic Design and Design Development (Guiwan Coastal Section and Qianwan Coastal North Section) of Qianhai Stone Park is now officially open for application. The registration period is December 16th – 23rd, 2020. Design teams from home and abroad are welcomed to participate in this design bidding.

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Competition for the development concept of Tarkhanovo Park

Summary: Competition is searching for a development concept of Tarkhanovo park in Yoshkar-Ola. The concept should include landscape, urban development, planning, volume-space and architectural solutions for the Competition Territory and correspond to the Competition Technical Requirements. The competition territory is Tarkhanovo park, divided into two parts by Shoya river, that amounts

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EDRA Great Places Award 2021

Summary: The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is announcing the 2021 Great Places Awards in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). The GPA awards seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research and practice; and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our

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EDRA Great Places Award 2021

Summary: The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) is announcing the 2021 Great Places Awards in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces (PPS). The GPA awards seek to recognize work that combines expertise in design, research and practice; and contributes to the creation of dynamic, humane places that engage our

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Call for Ideas: City-led Design Competition

Summary: The Streets for People Challenge is an initiative of the Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and ITDP India Programme. The Challenge inspires cities to reimagine their streets as public spaces through the lens of economic regeneration, safety, and child-friendly interventions, in order to

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Low Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles

Summary: Low-Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles is a $100,000 design challenge asking architects and landscape architects to imagine appealing and sustainable new models of low-rise, multi-unit housing. Description: Participants in this competition may enter in any or all of the following categories. Fourplex: Assuming a 50-by-150-foot lot, submit a design that

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Urban Adaptation

Summary: THE URBAN ADAPTATION COMPETITION challenges architects and students from around the world to find a way to create multi-use buildings which can adapt to the changing needs of the urban community. Entrants are asked to select a centrally-located empty plot in a city area and develop an innovative modular

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THE FACE OF RENOVATION

Summary: The Face of Renovation is an open international contest for the development of architectural solution concepts of buildings under the program of housing stock renovation in Moscow. Description: We invite Russian and international teams of architects with relevant experience in volumetric-spatial design. The competition features 31 sites; they will

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Build That Park!

Summary: We are at a delicate stage in our relationship with our ally to the south, Mexico. The destructive and divisive security wall that stands at this time has the potential to overwhelm an important but fragile friendship between the ordinary citizens of the United States and Mexico. Especially in

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Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Summary: Toronto is among the ten most expensive major housing markets in the world, and housing prices are predicted to rise again in 2020 by almost 10%, according to the Toronto Regional Real Estate Board. The reason housing prices in Toronto are so disproportionate to household incomes is mainly due

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Uplift Tiananmen: Temporary Memorial

Summary: Tiananmen Square or Tian’anmen Square is a city square in the city center of Beijing, China, located near the city’s Central Business District and named after the eponymous Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) located to its north, which separates it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument

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Call for Entries: International Competition for Conceptual Master Plan & Phase I Architectural Design of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone (Nanshan) Hi-tech Industrial Park

Summary: The international competition for the conceptual master plan and Phase I architectural design of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone (Nanshan) Hi-tech Industrial Park (hereinafter referred to as Industrial Park) is calling for entries, combined with the industrial development positioning and key direction of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone, providing guidance and

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Linguatheque – Newfoundland

Summary: The challenge of this competition is to propose a language centre for the province that focuses on preserving and propagating the varied languages that existed historically and are now extinct or on the verge of getting extinct. Description: Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. It’s a former colony and then

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Call for Ideas: Wine Culture Center

Summary: CREA TALENTS is an open&free; Architecture Ideas Competition, sponsored by The Economic Development & Culture Committee. The objective of the competition is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. Description: With beautiful scenery and many wineries, Huailai, one

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RE-USE the Fallen-church

Summary: The third  edition of the cultural project Re-use Italy promotes an international architecture competition on the reuse of the “Fallen-church” (“Chiesa Diruta” in Italian), a forgotten church in southern Italy, Grottole (Matera), and faces the issue of the abandonment of small towns in Italy, together with local organizations, among

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CBDX: CITIES FOR ALL

Summary: This international design ideas competition—the first in the CBDX series—asks, What does a city for all look like? How does it operate and function? How can it come into being? What place, structure, thing, system, process, or relationship must be forged to engender a more just and equitable ‘city

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Liveable Leh: Call for Ideas

Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG) under ‘Liveable Leh’, a project funded by the European Union and supported by BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), is currently working towards achieving an inclusive, resilient and liveable Himalayan city. The main focus of the project is to mitigate Climate Change and also to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities). As a part of this initiative, LEDeG is launching a Global Design Competition on solutions to resolve problems in high-altitude towns, under Work Package 4.8 of the Liveable Leh project.

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Thamesmead Waterfront Strategic Masterplanner Competition

Summary: Developers behind the £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront project – Peabody and Lendlease – have launched a major international competition to find a masterplanner to work on the 100-ha scheme. Description: Titled “Town of Tomorrow” firms are being invited to enter the competition where the JV partner and organisers Colander Associates

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East Park Cluj-Napoca

Summary: The Order of Architects in Romania (OAR) and the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca officially announce the launch of the „East Park Cluj-Napoca” International Design Competition. The design competition aims at selecting the best project for The Cluj-Napoca East Park, for the award of the design contract. The new arrangement will

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Open Call: International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park

Summary: On September 29th, 2020 TIF-­‐HELEXPO SA launched an international open call for the pre-qualification to participate in the “International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park”. The invitation aims to attract architects with the highest degree of competence, creativity, innovation, and commitment. Description: The architectural competition aims at

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Open Call: International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki ConfEx Park

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece, EuropeCategories: Master Plan, Public buildings, Park, Landscape design1st Prize:  50.000 €Submission deadline: November 13, 2020, 11:30 PM (Prequalification)Language: EnglishOrganizers: TIF-HELEXPO S.A. Summary: On September 29th 2020 TIF-­‐HELEXPO SA launched an international open call for the pre-qualification to participate in the “International Architectural Design Competition for the Thessaloniki

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Call for Entries: International Competition for Schematic Design of Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall

Location: Shenzhen City, China, AsiaCategories: Master Plan, Public buildings1st Prize: 2,000,000 RMBRegistration deadline: November 2, 2020, 12:00 PMSubmission deadline: December 31, 2020, 03:00 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Engineering Design Management Center of Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality Summary: Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall is now open for pre-qualification application.

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Call for Entries: Správa železnic Headquarters in Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic, EuropeCategories: Master Plan, Public buildings1st Prize: 3,000,000 CZK Submission deadline: January 12, 2021 05:00 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Správa železnic, státní organizace Summary: Competition call is looking for the architectural design proposal for the purposes of future construction of new headquarters of Správa železnic in Prague. Description: The

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2021 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

Location: United States, specific location to be announcedCategories: Housing, Student competition1st Prize: 20,000$Registration deadline: November 02, 2020 12:00 AMSubmission deadline: April 12, 2021, 12:00 AMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Summary: HUD PD&R invites teams from accredited educational institutions in the United States to participate in its

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Open Call: Atlanta Legacy Makers

Location: Woodruff Park, Atlanta, USACategories: Urban revitalization, Master plan1st Prize: 5,000$ (each team in the first-round selection) Submission deadline: November 23, 2020, at 04:00 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Central Atlanta Progress, City of Atlanta Summary: Central Atlanta Progress, in partnership with the City of Atlanta, has issued a call for architecture and

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Call For Entries: A new Skyline for the City of Detroit

Location: Detroit, Michigan, USACategories: Urban revitalization, Master plan1st Prize: 10.000€Registration deadline: December 20, 2020, at 11:59 PMSubmission deadline: December 23, 2020, at 11:59 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: YAC – Young Architects Competitions Summary: CYAC –Young Architects Competitions– and Manni Group​ launch DETROIT WATERFRONT DISTRICT, a competition of ideas aiming to shape a new skyline

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RIBA Competitions – Leeds City Square

Location: Leeds, England, EuropeCategories: Square, Urban RevitalizationRegistration deadline: October 27, 2020, at 12:00 PM (First phase)Submission deadline: October 27, 2020, at 12:00 PM (First phase)Language: EnglishOrganizers: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Summary: Balfour Beatty and Leeds City Council are seeking a multi-disciplinary design team to redevelop Leeds City Square

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Open Call: Competition for the Conceptual Urban and Architectural Design for the Development of the Morača Riverfront in Podgorica

Location: Podgorica, Montenegro, EuropeCategories: Master plan, Landscape designSubmission deadline: December 14, 2020, at 12:00 AMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Capital city Podgorica Summary: Podgorica, capital city of Montenegro has launched an International Competition to select best conceptual design for one of its most important spaces – Morača riverfront. Description: The main objective of

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Call for Entries: International Solicitation of Conceptual Design Proposals for Key Shallow Lake Area of Yangtze River Delta Eco-Green Integrated Development Demonstration Zone and Coordination Zone (Xiushui New District)

Summary: Entrusted by the People’s Government of Xiuzhou District, China Eco-City Research Institute is inviting qualified applicants to participate in the international open soliciting for the conceptual design scheme of the key Hudang Area of the Integration demonstration Area of The Yangtze River Delta (Xiushui New Area).  Description: The designers

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Ontario Place: A Call for Counterproposals

Summary: The aim of the competition is the development of counterproposals in which the heritage values of Ontario place are safeguarded and enhanced while taking the public into consideration. Description: The idea is to program the site as a public asset. No condos or privatized development; rather, we want to engage the

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Reimagining the Visitor Experience – The Ames Estate

Summary: The aim of this student competition is to design a 1,500 square foot event pavilion near or within the Estate House footprint to have a unique relationship with the designed landscape that can enhance the visitor experience and provide a platform for community, family gatherings, and celebrations inviting new and

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Architectural Competition for the Sara Hildén Art Museum

Summary: The purpose of the competition is to find a solution for the new Sara Hildén Art Museum building that is architectural of high-quality and meets the set aesthetic, functional, technical-economic, and sustainable development goals in a balanced manner. Description: Works included in the Finnish and international modern and contemporary

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Re-think Dupont Circle

Summary: The competition covers the immediate urban area of Dupont Circle (the exact scope is at the discretion of each participant) and takes place at two scales — macro and micro — that must be interwoven through concept and design. We encourage entrants to thoroughly read and research the history

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Open Call: Marissa Villas (Town Houses) in Dammam City

Summary: The vision for the competition project is to build Contemporary, efficient, well designed attached villas (townhouses) in Ash Shatti Sharqi, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Our main goal is to provide the buyers with an extraordinary, smart living space that satisfies their needs and allows them to live comfortably. Besides, being

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Ignite – Reinventing Thompson Center, Chicago

Summary: The competition participants are asked to develop a new vision for the Thompson center, as a creative hub in the center of Chicago. Description: It is quite clear that the Center’s original ambition to create a truly grand civic space was a mismatch with its limited function from the

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Echo of Civilization: Re-Coding Post-War Syria

Summary: Competition seeks a design of a space that acts as a vessel in reviving the destructed neighborhoods and encouraging inhabitants to come back. A space that respects the past, responds to the present and incorporates the possibility of a bright future for Syria. Description: The cost of war cannot

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Call for Entries: Competition for Suncheon New City Hall, South Korea

Location: Suncheon Cityhall, South Korea, AsiaCategories: Master Plan1st Prize: Priority negotiation rights for working design and construction documentsRegistration deadline:  September 29, 2020 05:00 PMSubmission deadline: December 04, 2020 05:00 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Korea Institute of Architects Summary: The design competition aims to select a creative design plan for reflecting the status

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Liberty today: Reclaiming an urban void

Location: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ, USACategories: Urban Revitalization, Urban VoidPrize: 20.000,00$Registration deadline: Oct 12, 2020 15:00 GMTSubmission deadline: Oct 27, 2020 15:00 GMTLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: COMMUN Summary: Challenge is to rethink a disused 4000 sqm railway shed into space for culture, art, and public relationships. Design that retrieves collective memories and

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Open Call: Conceptual Urban and Architectural Design of Independence Square in Podgorica

Location: Podgorica, Montenegro, EuropeCategories: Renovation, Square1st Prize: 30.000,00€Submission deadline: October 30, 2020, at 04:00 PMLanguage: Montenegrin, EnglishOrganizers: Capital City Podgorica Summary: The fundamental objective of the competition is the selection of the best conceptual urban and architectural design of Independence Square in Podgorica. Description: Participants of the Competition are expected

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The International Design Competition for Central City Square of Rahovec

Location: Rahovec, Kosovo, EuropeCategories: Renovation, Square1st Prize: 7.000,00€Registration deadline: November 16, 2020, at 23:59 GTM+2Submission deadline: November 16, 2020, at 23:59 GTM+2Language: EnglishOrganizers: Municipality of Rahovec, UN-Habitat Summary: The International Design Competition for Central City Square of Rahovec is organized within the project Leading Urban Change in Rahovec through the

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International Architectural and Urban Design Competition: SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT VISION FOR ZUNDA PARK IN RIGA

Location: Riga, Latvia, EuropeCategories: Park, Urban Revitalization1st Prize: 17.000,00€Submission deadline: October 12, 2020, at 05:00 PMLanguage: Latvian, EnglishOrganizers: SIA “DG31 Summary: Competition search for spatial development vision with the master plan concept for the competition territory showing the prospective development stages of “Zunda Park” in Riga, Latvia. Description: The Competition

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Melbourne Affordable Housing Challenge

Location: Melbourne, AustraliaCategories: Housing1st Prize: 3.000,00€Registration deadline: November 2, 2020 at 12:00 PMSubmission deadline: December 8, 2020 at 12:00 PMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: BEE BREEDERS Summary: Competition is searching for a design of a pilot-phase concept for affordable housing within Melbourne, which can be easily rolled out to increase the capacity of

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Open International Competition for Designing a Development Concept for Gorky Central Park in Krasnoyarsk

Location: Krasnoyarsk, RusiaCategories: Park, Renovation1st Prize: 900,000,00R + 1,800,000RRegistration deadline: September 24, 2020 at 12:00 AMSubmission deadline: October 19, 2020 at 12:00 AMLanguage: EnglishOrganizers: Agency for Strategic Development CENTER Summary: The two-stage competition is aiming to assist the renovation of the Gorky Central Park in one of the Russian major

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Penang Bay International Ideas Competition

Summary: The Penang Bay Ideas Competition is about the rethinking of Penang’s Urban Core in a critical moment in the Age of Disruption. Description: Penang, a mid-sized city in northern Malaysia is using the pandemic downtime to scale up its efforts to prepare for the future. It has a multitude

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