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

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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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Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument Competition

 

Winning entry: courtesy Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument Public Art Competition

 

Covit/Nguyen/NORR (Montréal QC) has won the competition commemorating the Lord Stanley Cup. The winner prevailed over 40 original entries in the competition and eight finalists. The other finalists were:

• Coupland/Leinster/ Mills (Vancouver BC / Toronto, ON) • Integral Jean

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Royal College of Art Shortlist

London—10 August, 2016—The Royal College of Art announced today the seven shortlisted architectural practices for its new state-of-the-art £108 million Battersea South campus in an invited design competition.

The shortlisted practices are (in alphabetical order):

Christian Kerez (Switzerland) Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US) Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland/UK) Lacaton & Vassal (France) Robbrecht en Daem

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Montparnasse Tower Competition

Location: Paris, France (left bank)

The Board of the Montparnasse Tower has preselected seven firms from a list of

700 architects from around the world (four international and three French). They are:

Architecture Studio, France Dominique Perrault Architecture, France MAD Architects, China • nAOM(Chartier Dalix/Franklin Azzi Architecture/Hardel-°©‐Lebihan Architectes), France OMA, Holland PLP Architecture, UK Studio

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Bauhaus Museum Weimar

Photo: courtesy: ©Heike Hanada

Event: Cornerstone ceremony Location: Weimar, Germany Time: Friday, 28th October 2016 (14:30 hrs)

Winning Competition Architect: Heike Hanada Contact: info@bauhausmuseumweimar.de

Winner of Tristan da Cunha’s Sustainability Competition

The Competition encouraged innovative and cost-effective proposals for the re-design and consolidation of Tristan’s government (community infrastructure) buildings. The brief encouraged initiatives to significantly iprove the standard and performance of residential properties, together with improvements to the island’s agrarian systems to better support grazing and the year-round growth of fresh produce.

The finalists were:

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Hawkins\Brown wins University of Central Lancashire campus gateway competition

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) are delighted to announce that Hawkins\Brown has been selected as the winning team in the RIBA competition to design a new circa £60 million student support centre and civic square for the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Lancashire.

The shortlisted

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Royal College of Art Battersea South Campus Finalists

The Royal College of Art announced the seven shortlisted architectural practices for its new state-of-the-art £108 million Battersea South campus in an invited design competition.

The shortlisted practices are (in alphabetical order):

Christian Kerez (Switzerland) Diller Scofidio + Renfro (US) Herzog & de Meuron (Switzerland/UK) Lacaton & Vassal (France) Robbrecht en Daem architecten (Belgium)

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