About The Design Competition
In the spirit of the 1962 World’s Fair, Seattle Center and AIA Seattle invited multidisciplinary design teams to compete in an international design ideas competition to re-envision a nine-acre site in the heart of Seattle Center and use it to explore innovation in public space in the coming century.
1st Place – BumpZoid, New York, NY (Carl Pucci & Efrain Carbaca)
Entry 0005 – Jennifer Garcia & Kenneth Garcia, Coral Gables, Florida
Entry 0010 – Teja S. Sawant & Somkant R. Thakur, Chicago, Illinois
Entry 0017 – teraform environments, (Paul Privitera & Charlotte Firestone), Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Student, international
• First Place: US$8,500 –
US$5,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,500 value*)
• Second Place: US$6,500 –
US$3,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to US$3,500 value*)
Sponsor: King’s College London
Type: Open, EOI, international, anonymous in first stage
Location: London WC2
Eligibility: Licensed architects, Landscape architect (teams)
Fee: £50 + VAT for documents
Based on the applications, five teams will be selected for move on to a
Sponsor: Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU)
Type: Open, internationl, one-stage
Eligibility: Students, graduates in the profession of architecture
1st Prize – $2,500 or a 12 weeks training course with the industrial design and engineering teams of Philips Lumec.
2nd Prize – $1,500
Sponsors: Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Institute
Type: Open, Ideas, International
Eligibility: architects, engineers (Eligibility will not be limited to those in the maritime sector to encourage cross-sharing and adoption of ideas from other domains.)
The winners of the competition
Reimagining a Decaying Industrial Site:
Nashua Master Plan Design Competition
by Stanley Collyer
Winning entry by Carl Pucci & Efrain Carbaca
Nashua, New Hampshire is no different than many of its neighbors in New England: with the closing of its mills, it is the site of a post industrial district needing rejuvenation and new ideas. With this in mind, the City decided to stage a one-stage design competition to find some creative solutions to this problem.
Small Hospitals, Big Ideas:
Kaiser Permanente Looks to New Health Care Solutions
by Larry Gordon
Winning entry by Aditazz
Medical technology and health care economics are being revolutionized. Meanwhile, both patients and doctors want hospitals to be more beautiful and humane places. And everyone hopes health facilities will become more environmentally sustainable.
With all that in mind, the enormous health care provider system Kaiser Permanente last year launched an ambitious competition for architects to design a small 100-bed hospital of the future. While a possible site would be in the high desert California community of Lancaster, the contest was really looking for a prototype that could be adapted in many settings, rural, suburban and city. After all, Kaiser Permanente already serves 8.7 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia and is growing.
A Human Touch in an Age of High Technology:
The Nils Bohr Science Park in Copenhagen
by Stanley Collyer
Winning entry by Rambøll
How to express an idealistic learning environment in terms of bricks and mortar is hardly new. Frank Gehry’s Stata Center at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts is a recent example of the effort to encourage creative thinking by design at the post-graduate level. The University of Copenhagen in Denmark has taken up this idea by challenging a select group of architects to design the new Nils Bohr Science Park. They envision a ‘limitless community’ of academics and students, with lots of cross-pollination between disciplines.