d3 Housing Tomorrow 2014

Sponsor: d3

Type: Open, international, ideas

Language: English

Location: New York

Eligiblity: All architects, landscape architects, designers, engineers, and students are invited to participate. Submissions by interdisciplinary design teams are encouraged.

Entrance Fee: $50


First Prize – $1250Second Prize – $1000Third Prize – $750

Registration Deadline: 15 January 2014

Submission Deadline: 25 January 2014

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Future of the Conservatory

Sponsor: David Salisbury Conservatories

Type: Open, international, student

Language: English

Eligiblity: open to architecture and design students of all nationalities residing anywhere in the world.

Entrance Fee: None


Top Prize – £1,000 and an iPad

2nd Prize – £500 and an iPad Mini

Runners up – £250 each

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2014

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Kazakhstan National Pantheon Competition

Sponsor: Mayor’s Office of Astrana City (Akimat), Kazakhstan

Location: Kazakhstan

Type: International

Submissions Deadline: 1 March 2014

Award: 7.5 Million KZT (approx $48,600 US)

Design Challenge: The Mayor Office of Astana city (Akimat) is launching an international architectural competition for the development of concept of the National Pantheon of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Pantheon

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Waterfront Seattle: Call for Artists (Public Piers)

Sponsor: Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle

Type: Open, international, ideas

Language: English

Location: Seattle, WA

Eligibility: Open to professional artists working in the United States and internationally.

Budget: The total project budget is estimated to be $1,000,000 all-inclusive of design, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel, fees, taxes, and other project-related costs.

Entry Deadline: 19 December

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Results of Moscow’s Zaryadye Park Competition: Open-air Architectural Museum

The aim of the two-stage competition was to develop an architecture and landscaping design concept that will form the basis for the creation of a contemporary park with a high quality infrastructure that will be open for the public all year round.


1st – Diller Scofidio Renfro, New York

2nd – TPO Reserve, Moscow

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Interview: Linda Pollak (2013 Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Juror)

Juror Linda Pollak on the Taichung City Cultural Center Competition

Interview with Stanley Collyer


Linda Pollak is a founding member and principal of Marpillero Pollak Architects in New York City. A member of the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design from 1992-2004, Linda has been engaged in architectural practice since 1981, and landscape architectural practice since 1979, receiving her architectural license in 1988. Her commitment to research on architecture and urban landscape spans more than 20 years, informing acclaimed results in practice and theory.

Linda recently served on the jury for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition, and talked with Stanley Collyer about the experience.

COMPETITIONS: What about the jury process for this competition? You were there twice.

Linda Pollak: It was organized beautifully. We received the brief and all the other materials ahead. It had to be very rigorous, as it was for a public work.

It appeared that there were always some public officials in the room; but we didn’t know who they were. In other words, it was a really sunshine situation in terms of transparency for the government.

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