The Wall

Sponsor: CODE (Competitions for Designers) Type: Open, international, one-stage, anonymous Fees:

Early Bird Registration Deadline! (15 October 2017) €50 Regular registration (16 October – ) €100 Language: English Timetable: 13 November 2017 – Submission deadline (electronic) Awards: 1st Prize – €5,000 + Exhibition 2nd Prize – €2,000 + Exhibition 3rd Prize – €1,000 ± Exhibition

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Sandy Hook Memorial Competition

Sponsor: Municipality of Sandy Hook, Connecticut Type: Open, international, one-stage, anonymous Fee: none Language: English Timetable: 15 December 2017 – Submission deadline (electronic) Awards: There are no awards for this project at this time. The individual/group chosen would be contracted with the Town of Newtown for their services. Design Panel/Process: The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial

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2018 Berkeley Prize – The Social Art of Architecture

 

Sponsor: UC Berkeley Type: Open, international, essay, multi-stage Fee: none Language: English Awards: Fellowship

12 March 2018 – Proposal Deadline

Process: The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a

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Adelaide Contemporary

 

Sponsor: Government of South Australia Type: open, RfQ, International, two-stage Fee: none Timetable October 2017 – Competition Launch Eligibility: The two-stage competition will seek architect-led teams with an initial open global call for Expressions of Interest. Up to six teams will be selected to develop a concept design at the second stage and will

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Taoyuan Museum of Arts, Taiwan

 

Note: Tender schedule now available! Sponsor: Taoyuan City Government Type: open, international, two-stage Fee: none Languages: English and common Chinese Timetable: 14 December 2017 – Deadline for receipt of tenders Overview In view of the fact that the existing Taoyuan arts and cultural facilities are mainly for performing arts activities and for small exhibition

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Adelaide Contemporary

 

Sponsors: Government of South Australia Type: open, RfQ, International, two-stage Timetable October 2017 – Competition Launch Eligibility: The two-stage competition will seek architect-led teams with an initial open global call for Expressions of Interest. Up to six teams will be selected to develop a concept design at the second stage and will need to

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2018 Berkeley Prize – The Social Art of Architecture

Sponsor: UC Berkeley Type: Open, international, essay, multi-stage Fee: none Language: English Awards: Fellowship

Process: The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to

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Waterproof

Sponsor: Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy Type: International, anonymous, one-stage Eligibility: Limited to architects and engineers under the age of 40 Fee: None! Languages: Italian, English Awards: First prize €10.000 Second prize €4.500 Third prize €2.000

Timetable:

20 October 2017 – Registration deadline 3 November 2017 – Submission deadline

Challenge:

The aim of the contest

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SO-IL Re-invents Place Mazas in Paris


View of site from south Rendering ©SO-IL

 

In Paris, it’s no longer just about Grands Projets. Lately, the French have become more focused on areas bordering the Seine River, and how to turn them into more attractive destinations for locals and visitors alike. The most recent projet, and the subject of a competition, was Place Mazas, located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 12th District. Partially because of the bordering highway’s proximity to the river, the site is underused and hardly regarded as a high profile destination.

 

Now that may all change. The competition, won by the New York-based firm, SO-IL, has conceived a plan, which will create a series of park areas and structures relating to the current needs of the community. Sustainability is almost always on the front burner in these competitions, and this was no exception. SO-IL’s plan for the site’s only major building is a seven-story structure made primarily of wood. Although situated all by itself at the end of a street—bordering on the Seine—its shape and size serve to address the composition of the streetscape in a very logical, spatial manner. According to the intent of the winner, “This volume includes a housing program in co-living typology, with several interior and exterior shared spaces for the residents as well as a public restaurant on the ground floor.”

 

 



Arsenal Basin Rendering ©SO-IL

 

The rest of the site is devoted to “public activities,” opening up views to the Seine River and includes a repurposed 1905 lockhouse and a “temporary pavilion” hosting facilities like public co-working spaces, a fabricaion lab, an event room and a terrace offering views on the Arsenal Basin, the river, and the surrounding city, “as well as a facility for homeless care already established on site.” Labeling the pavilion as a “temporary” structure is based on the assumption that neighborhoods are always evolving, and that future changes could be in store.

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The Cambridge to Oxford Connection

Sponsor: National Infrastructure Commission, U.K. Language: English Type: open, anonymous, 2-stage Fee: none Awards: Second stage finalists will each receive £10,000 Timeline: 3 August 2017 – Stage 1 submission deadline (digital) Design Challenge: The aim of the competition is to gather, showcase and promote imaginative responses to integrating placemaking with the proposed infrastructure projects across

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