Sponsors: NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development Type: Open, ideas, two-stage Location: New York Langauge: English Eligibility: Submissions from individuals, students, and non-licensed firms are welcomed during Phase I; however, finalist project teams proceeding to Phase II of the design competition must include at least one licensed architect and one licensed engineer. Fee: None
Sponsor: Building Trust International Type: Open, international Eligibility: Open to all except employees, staff, consultants, agents or family members of Building Trust International personnel. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group. There is no age limit. However, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over
Sponsor: Operation Resilient Long Island
Type: open, international
Eligibility: Architects, students, engineers, interdisciplinary groups, the public
25 March 2013 – June 30, 2013
Registration deadline – 30 June 2013Project submission deadline – 25 July 2013
First prize: Publication and Show Second prize: Publication and Show Third prize:
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Fee: 75 € individual registration100 € team registration (from 2 to 4 members) Timetable: 24 May, 2013 – Registration Deadline 14 June, 2013 – Submission Deadline 16 July, 2013 – Jury Decision 15 July – 15 August 2013 – Community Vote Awards: 1st Prize – € 3,750 2nd
Winning Entries: Third Place : #12146 Moxon Architects (firm/team name) London, UK Ben Addy Tim Murray Adam Holicska Pauline Marcombe Augustine Ong Jasper Stevens Marcus Stokton This year, after reviewing the best submission extensively, the jury unanimously decided to combine the 1st and 2nd place prize awards and award two first place winners
Commentary on Competitions & the Al Jamea Competition in Particular
by Paul Spreiregen, FAIA
Paul Spreiregen flying paper airplanes at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
There have been numerous international design competitions in the past. They go back centuries, and for both architecture as well as town planning. This is hardly the first. Yet it demonstrates some characteristics of considerable portent.
It is also a long condition of design in general that design predilections of many strains find their ways from their places of origin to places that are far different. Developing countries have long drawn on the design systems, “styles” if you prefer, of more developed neighbors. Even within the same culture borrowing from a distant past for present needs is hardly new. To borrow the old for use in the new has been a characteristic of architecture. It can be seen as a search for identity and order through architectural form.
Designing for a Moslem Learning Experience
Al Jamea in Nairobi Campus Design Competition
By Paul Spreiregen
Winning entry by FxFowle/Schwartz/Andropogon/Burhani Design (click to enlarge)
If there are still any doubts about the profession of architecture being a global phenomenon, they are fully dispelled by the recent competition for the Al Jamea campus in Nairobi, Kenya. Sponsored by a Moslem group in India, and managed by a professional adviser in California, this invited campus plan competition involved designers from the U.S., Great Britain, and India.
A Step Up for an Architecture Program
Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design
By Stanley Collyer
Winning entry by Weiss/Manfredi
Serving the needs of students is one thing. Making a strong architectural statement as a program’s add-on is sure to bring lots of national attention to any educational institution. Chicago’s IIT was in the doldrums before it staged the Student Center competition won by Rem Koolhaas. Once that building was finished, enrollment in the architectural program there rose from 300+ students to 900! As a state university, Kent State would not envision such a dramatic increase in student enrollment, as the competition they recently staged for a new building to house their architecture program has its spatial limitations. However, as a byproduct, one may anticipate that a remarkable new building will undoubtedly result in more competition for those spaces.
Sponsor: FIGMENT, ENYA, SEAoNY
Type: Open, international, 2-stage
Location: New York City
Entries are encouraged from individuals or teams of architects and non-architects of any age or experience level, provided they are prepared to carry out the project.
Individual entries – $50 Group entries – $80 Student entries – $20
Type: Open, international, 2-stage
Open to any team consisting of an architect in partnership or not with one or more professionals of the same or other disciplines (architects, urban planners, landscapers, engineers, artists, etc.) Each team member, whatever his/her profession, must be under the age of 40 years old on the