Christchurch Art Gallery will be lifted in $36.7m project

Photo © Murray Hedwig

A $36.7 million project to earthquake-proof the Christchurch Art Gallery will see the striking glass-fronted building lifted and reinforced to protect it from further ground shaking. The building served as Civil Defence headquarters in the weeks after the September 2010 and February2011 quakes. It suffered no major structural damage,

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Canterbury Earthquake Memorial: Ideas to Remember

Sponsor: City of Christchurch, New Zealand

Type: Open, anonymous, two-stage

Eligibility: Any interested party

Fee: none

Language: English


At 4:35am on 4 September 2010, Christchurch residents awoke to an unimaginable new reality. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred on a previously unknown fault. Over 14,000 aftershocks followed over the next three years, but it

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DESIGNING THE FUTURE: Prefabricated Wooden Homes

Sponsor: Association of Architects of Bergamo, Italy

Type: Open, International, one-stage, not anonymous

Language: English

Eligibility: Design professionals and graduate students

Fee: None


31 August 2014 – Submission deadline 22 July 2014 – Q & A deadline 30 Sept 2014 – Winners announced


First place 5.600,00 euros Second place 2.800,00

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Into the Wild Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Innosite

Location: Ørestad

Type: Open, international, ideas

Eligiblity: open to everyone

Entrance Fee: None

Awards: 1st prize: DKK 25,000 (approx $4535 USD)

Submission Deadline: 24 August 2014

Design Challenge: How would you create a transition between the urban area in Ørestad and the large rural area of Amager Common? The Amager West District Committee

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Multi-Family Housing in Marfa, Texas

Sponsor: Design Marfa

Type: Open, international, ideas

Language: English

Eligiblity: The Competition is open to everyone over the age of 18. Architects, architecture graduates, engineers, builders, students, and interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to enter the Competition. A “Design Team” can be comprised of 1 – 4 members. Participants are encouraged to form design teams with

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WHO Headquarters Building Extension, Geneva

Sponsor: World Health Organization

Type: International, open, two-stage

Fee: none

Languages: English and French

Eligibility: Architects licensed to practice in their country


8 August 2014 – Q&A period deadline

19 September 2014 – End of registration period

19 October 2014 – Deadline for Stage One submission


Total of CHF 320,000 available for

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Lesser Town Square in Prague

Sponsor: City of Prague

Type: open, international

Languages: Czech and English


14 July 2014 – End of Q&A period

5 September 2014 – Submission deadline (15:00 hrs)


1st prize – CZK 200,000 ($10,000)

2nd prize – CZK 140,000 ($7,000)

3rd prize – CZK 80,000 ($4,000)


• Prof. dipl. arch.

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Space for Social Actualization International Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Hillhurst United Church

Type: Open, ideas, international

Entrance Fee:

• Early Bird Registration (deadline 1 August, 2014) – $25 CAD

• Late Registration (deadline 28 August, 2014) – $50 CAD


• First Place – $2000 CAD

• Second Place – $1000 CAD

• Third Place – $500 CAD

Languages: English

Eligiblity:Competitors must

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Gearing Up for Louisville’s Centennial Riverboat Festival: Pavilions as Functioning Waterside Attractions

Gearing Up for Louisville’s Centennial Riverboat Festival

Pavilions as Functioning Waterside Attractions

by Stanley Collyer

Winning entry by stmpj

The Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating steamboat in the United States, will be celebrating a century of service in October, 2014. Not only will steamboats from throughout the Mississippi river basin be part of the festivities, a design competition for pavilions, intended to be placed at strategic points along the riverfront, has been organized, and a winner announced.



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