Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation
Type: Open, International
Fees: $100 for Professionals; $25 for Students
Eligibility: Design professionals and students
31 July 2015 – Questions due
7 Aug 2015 – Registration closes, questions answered
19 Aug 2015 – Late registration closes
9 Sept 2015 – Submissions due
1 Oct 2015 – Exhibition opens
By Paul D. Spreiregen
Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Inside Story
By Robert W. Doubek
McFarland; 311 pages, illustrated
Photos: Paul Spreiregen
On any given day visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington may number in the hundreds, sometimes the thousands. Immediately upon its dedication in November 1982 it became and has remained one of the most visited sites in our nation’s capitol. Extending tranquilly across a tree bordered meadow near the Lincoln Memorial, its power as a work of tribute stands among the great memorials of any time or place. It is an American icon.
Visitors to the memorial may know that a college student designed it in a nation-wide design competition and that the selected design was the subject of great controversy. Little else about its creation is known or need be known by a typical visitor. The memorial speaks for itself, honoring the nearly 58,000 Vietnam veterans who died in the war and by implication the millions of others who served. As a work of public art it honors memory and service admirably.
The Guggenheim Helsinki Winners on Stage in New York
By Jayne Merkel
Winning Entry by Moreau Kusunoki Architectes
The soothing circular auditorium beneath the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright’s New York Guggenheim Museum was an unusually suitable setting for the revelation of the winning design for the proposed Helsinki Guggenheim and a discussion of the process that led to its selection. On July 1, the winners of the competition, Hiroko Kusunoki and Nicolas Moreau, of Moreau Kusunoki Architectes in Paris, took turns describing their scheme as they showed an impressive series of drawings and models. After their presentation, they joined a discussion, moderated by Architectural Record Editor Cathleen McGuigan, with Guggenheim staff members Ari Wiseman and Troy Conrad Therrien. Wiseman, a Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, has shepherded the competition from the conception stage in 2013. Therrien, the Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives, has created the state-of-the-art digital archive that has brought this competition and its entries into the public domain.
Sponsor: Chicago Architectural Club
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Type: Open, international, ideas
Eligibility: Open to students, architects, landscape architects, planners, designers and artists.
Fee: Professional $90 Student: $50
Awards: A prize totaling $3,000 will be awarded to a winner or dived amongst multiple winners at the discretion of the jury.
Timeline: 31 July
Sponsor: Capital Group; Moscow Government
Type: RFQ, international, 2 stage
Language: Russian, English
Eligibility:Â Russian and foreign architectural companies who can engage to their teams in landscape design, ecology, economy, and heritage are invited to participate in the competition.
Awards: Each of six teams selected at the first stage of the competition will
Sponsor: English Heritage; Malcolm Reading Consultants
Type: International, Two stage, Expressions of Interest
Location: Tintagel Castle, Cornwall, UK
Eligiblity: Proposed teams should be led by an architect or design engineer.
Budget and programme: Total project costs are estimated to be £4 million (including, fees, VAT and associated costs) and delivery of the bridge
Sponsor: AIA Atlanta; Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.; City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Eligiblity: The competition is open to individuals with an architectural license and active AIAmembership or design teams of any size with at least one licensed architect having active AIA membership. Design teams are
Sponsor: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Adminstration of Goesan-Gun, Chungcheonbuk-Do
Type: Open, international, ideas
Location: Sari-Myeon, Goesan-Gun, Korea
Eligiblity: Architects, students, and graduates from all over the world.
Entrance Fee: $100
1st place (1 applicant/team): USD $30,000 2nd place (3 applicants/team): USD $5,000 3rd place (3 applicants/team): USD $2,000
Sponsor: Shelter Co., Ltd
Type: Open, international, student
Languages: Japanese, English
Eligiblity: Applicants must be under-graduate or post-graduate students at universities or at tertiary institutions (as on September 11, 2015).Tertiary institutions include: junior colleges, colleges of technology, and other relevant vocational schools.
Entrance Fee: None
First Prize: ¥2,000,000 ($16,250 USD) Second Prize: