The London School of Economics launches its third RIBA international Design Competition

Sponsor:Â The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has invited expressions of interest for the redevelopment of 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, which will be known as the Paul Marshall Building.

Type:Â Open, RfQ, International

Language:Â English

Project budget:Â £100M


The Design Competition is a two-stage process. Expressions of Interest will be sought

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Museum of the 20th Century and its Urban Integration (Berlin)

(Mies van der Rohe’s Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts)

Sponsor: Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

Location: Berlin, Germany

Type: Open, ideas

Entrance Fee: None

Awards: The total competition money available amounts to 260,000 euros plus VAT. 10-20 equivalent prizes of 13,000 to 26,000 euros each are planned to be awarded.

Languages: English, German

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2016 Berkeley Prize

Eligibility:Â The competition is open to all current full-time registered students in an undergraduate architecture degree program or undergraduates majoring in architecture in accredited schools of architecture worldwide. Two students (maximum) who meet the eligibility requirements above may collaborate as authors. An architecture student may team up with another undergraduate in architecture, landscape architecture, urban

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2016 Rome Prize

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives.

Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months (some design fellowships are six months and some pre-doctoral art

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Staircase Design Competition

Sponsor:Â EeStairsÂ

Type:Â Open, international, ideas

Eligibility:Â Open to (young) designers and students (and anyone else who wants to participate)

Awards:Â Winners of each category will be awarded a prize of £2,000 (€2,800/$3,100), plus a trip to EeStairs’ headquarters in the Netherlands.

Timetable:Â 31 December 2015 – Submission Deadline


Sean Hatcher, Design

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Obama Library Competition

An RfQ posted on the Obama Foundation website drew 140 expressions of interest. Of those, 99 were based in the U.S., and the rest were submitted from architects in 25 countries. It should be noted that the Foundation initially sent out requests to about three dozen international architects to participate in the

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Varna (Bulgaria) Library Competition

Organizer: WhAT Association, Municipality of Varna

Type: Open, international, one-stage, anonymous

Eligibility: Open to registered architects

Languages: English, Bulgarian

Entry fee: None


1st Prize:    20 000 BGN (or ~10 000 EUR)

2nd and

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Inter-modal Transportation facility in Manchester, New Hampshire

Organizer: AIANH

Type: Open, emerging professional, one-stage

Eligibility: Open to New England interns and architects within five years of registration

Language: English

Entry fee: None


1st place:Â Â Â $1,000

2nd place:Â Â $750

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Gallaudet University International Design Competition

Sponsor: Gallaudet University; The JBG Companies

Organizer: Malcolm Reading Consultants

Location: Washington, DC

Type: RFQ, 2-stage, international

Languages: English

Project Budget: $60 million

Awards: An honorarium of $50,000 U.S. dollars will be awarded to each of the shortlisted teams following selection of the winner.

RFQ Deadline: 1st October 2015

Design Challenge:

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6th Advanced Architecture Competition

Sponsor: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia; FabLab Barcelona

Type: Open, international, ideas

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Entrance Fee: None

Awards: A total of 60,000.00 EUR will be distributed at the discretion of the Jury

Languages: English

Eligiblity: The competition is opened to students and professionals. There is no age limit; the projects may be carried

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