Tallinn City Harbor Masterplan Competition

Finalists

• Zaha Hadid Architects, London (winner) • Alejandro Zaera-Polo Maider Llaguno Architecture, Spain / Kavakava, Tallinn • Andres Alver, Tallinn

Thamesmead Library Shortlist

Sponsors/organizers: Peabody, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

 

Location: London Borough of Bexley.

 

The shortlisted teams (in alphabetical order) are:

Adam Khan Architects, UK Architecture 00 Ltd / Studio Weave, UK Bisset Adams Ltd, UK Keith Williams Architects, UK Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Norway

 

The new library and civic building will lie

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London Centre for Music Shortlist

Sponsors: Barbican, the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Process: RfQ, shortlist

 

The need for a new state-of-the-art venue was the result of a study, drawn up by Arup and Arup Associates among others, which said London lacked a venue with ‘brilliance, immediacy, depth, richness and warmth’ and

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Ross Pavilion Design Competition

 

Image: © wHY Architecture

 

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Type: RfQ with shortlist of seven (7) teams

 

Site: The site for the new Pavilion is a nationally-important space, perfectly positioned below Edinburgh Castle and adjoining the city’s most famous shopping street. Currently occupied by the Ross Bandstand, this is a true

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Building Voices Design Competition

Photo: © Olivier Koning

 

Organized by the University of Hawai’i School of Architecture and the University of Hawai’i Center for Community Design as part of the BUILDING VOICES DESIGN FESTIVAL, this open, international competition drew 111 entries from the continental United States and around the world.

 

The theme of the competition focused

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Ross Pavilion International Competition Shortlist

 

The seven-strong shortlist that reached the second stage of the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition was selected from the 125 teams (made up of 400 individual firms) who entered the competition. The Pavilion, which will provide a flexible platform for the imaginative arts and cultural programming that Edinburgh excels in, will allow visitors and

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Clandon Park International Design Competition Shortlist and Competition Jury Announced

The National Trust has announced the six multi-disciplinary teams shortlisted to restore and reimagine Clandon Park, along with details of the competition jury.

The charity aims to give Clandon, a Grade l listed, 18th-century Palladian house, near Guildford, a new life through new uses, and transform

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2016/2017 Steedman Competition Winner

Image © Pedro Pitarch

 

Pedro Pitarch of Spain was last year’s winner of the Steedman Fellowship competition, which includes a $50k travel grant. Among largest U.S. architecture awards for young architects, Pitarch’s entry, “This Train is my Bedroom,” deals with the boundary between public and private spaces. According to jury chair, Mason White,

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Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands win The Illuminated River International Design Competition

 

Westminster Bridge © MRC and Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

A six month search for a world class team to illuminate the Thames’ bridges in central London with a free, permanent light installation attracted submissions from 105 teams in 20 countries. Six shortlisted concepts went on show at the Royal

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Gallaudet University Design Competition Results

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Winning entry by Hall McKnight

This design competition for the historic core of the Gallaudet campus and adjacent public realm focused on themes of cultural exchange and creative placemaking. It ran from September 2015 to November 2016.

Background
Established in 1864, Gallaudet University is the world’s only liberal arts university in which all programs and services are designed to accommodate deaf and hard-of-hearing students. One of the challenges faced by the competitors was the use of “DeafSpace” in their proposals—design principles based on the knowledge that the built environment, largely constructed by and for hearing individuals, presents a variety of challenges to which deaf people have responded with a particular way of altering their surroundings to fit their unique ways-of-being. Examples of DeafSpace design elements can be found on the Gallaudet campus in two of its buildings. This project is the first time these design principles will be incorporated into a public space off the Gallaudet campus.

 

Throughout the competition, the Gallaudet community participated in a number of design events, including the Shape Gallaudet launch, a colloquium or discussion, and a charrette, also known as a live design critique.

 

The competition featured two parallel initiatives:

Shape Gallaudet invited ideas, inspirations, sketches, images, and videos from students, staff, alumni, local residents, and supporters of Gallaudet, both international and stateside. The finest of these were used to inform the briefing to be given to the design teams shortlisted after the first stage.

A Request for Proposals invited applications from multidisciplinary teams of designers, landscape architects and specialists in human behavior, performing and fine arts, communication technology, wayfinding and engineering disciplines, amongst others.

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