Innovative Design Finds Anchorage in Boston: The Barge 2011 Design Competition by Dan Madryga

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Fort Point Channel is poised to become Boston’s “next great place.” As a centrally located connection between the waterfronts of downtown and South Boston, the long underutilized waterway has become the subject of attention in the last decade. The award winning 2002 Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan has laid the groundwork for a revitalized waterfront neighborhood that promises a variety of recreational, cultural, and maritime facilities. This September, in addition to the usual signs of revitalization, visitors may be surprised to come across a bright pink balloon hovering over the channel. This intriguing object is the result of SHIFTboston’s recent Barge 2011 Design Competition.

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Creating Spaces: A Multi-Layered Approach to a Complex Program The Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Music Center, Taiwan by Stanley Collyer

Creating Spaces: A Multi-Layered Approach to a Complex Program

The Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Music Center, Taiwan

by Stanley Collyer

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Once the destination of large passenger liners and freighters, ports such as Manhattan and San Francisco are now more likely to be the site of entirely different activities. Cities have discovered that waterfronts lend themselves to all kinds of recreational activities: instead of large ships, we may now find tennis courts, museums and restaurants located on those once abandoned piers. The conversion of waterfronts to other uses is hardly limited to North America. In the run-up to the 1984 Barcelona Olympic Games, Oriel Bohigas was asked to devise a plan, which included the redesign of the Barcelona waterfront. It turned out to be an attractive destination for locals and tourists alike and may have represented a subliminal moment in the minds of the Spanish architects who recently won the recent Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center International Competition in Taiwan. Recognizing the potential of this post-industrial site, the Kaohsiung authorities chose to stage a competition as a vehicle to facilitate the transformation process — with the stated intention of injecting new energy into an outdated waterfront location.

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Friends of Seger Park Playground

Sponsor: FOSPP Type: Design and Build Location: Philadelphia Language: English Fee: $25 Eligibility: No restrictions Timetable: May 1, 2011 – Registration deadline June 21 – Submission deadline Awards: Winner – $20,000 and contract Design Challenge: FOSPP is seeking a water feature that will act as a visual icon for the park. Interaction with the water

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Temple Cross: Call for Expression of Interest

Sponsor: Finzels Reach Ltd. Type: Call for expression of interest for artists Location: Bristol Language: English Fee: Free Eligibility: No restrictions Submission Deadline: May 4, 2011 Awards: Commissioning of up to 15 days work at 350 Euro per day Purchase of work at up to 182,750 Euro Design Challenge: Finzels Reach Ltd is redeveloping a

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Craftitecture: A Pavilion for Electric Picnic

Sponsor: Irish Architecture Foundation Type: Design and Build Location: Ireland Language: English Fee: Free Eligibility: Teams of architects and craft persons Timetable: May 12, 2011 – Submission deadline May 17 – Shortlist announced May 18 – Interview May 20 – Winner announced June 6-July 3 – Design development July 4-31 – Construction August 1-21 –

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New Strategies for the City

Sponsor: Future Arquitecturas Type: International Open Ideas Location: Hangzhou, Nanjing, Madrid and Barcelona Language: English Fee: 60 Euro (includes subscription to future magazine) Eligibility: Students and architects under 30 years of age Timetable: June 15, 2011 – Questions deadline June 30 – Registration deadline July 31 – Submission deadline September 10 – Shortlist announced September

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1.SixOneEight Student Competition 2011

Sponsor: PG Bison Type: Student Language: English Fee: Free Eligibility: Interior design and architecture students Timetable: April 29, 2011 – Questions deadline August 12 – Submission deadline September 2 – Finalists selected October 13 – Awards ceremony Awards: First prize – A trip for winning student and lecturer (valued at R50,000 per person) and TFG

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Sibbesborg: Competition for Sustainable Community Development

Sponsor: Municipality of Sipoo Type: Open International Planning Location: Finland Language: English Fee: Free Eligibility: Teams with at least one architect Submission Deadline: September 30, 2011 Awards: First prize – 50,000 Euro Second prize – 40,000 Euro Third prize – 35,000 Euro Additional 25,000 Euro in special prizes Jury: Christel Liljestrom, Municipality of Sipoo Hanna

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AuthentiCity Design Competition

Sponsor: Congress of New Urbanism Type: Open, ideas Location: Madison, WI Language: English Fee: Students – $20 Professionals – $60 Eligibility: Students and professionals in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and planning Timetable:

April 29, 2011 – Submission Deadline June 4, 2011 – Winners AnnouncedJune 1-4, 2011 – Exhibition – CNU 19 Madison

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Internacional School: Museum of Flamenco

Sponsor: contestA and ISMOF Type: Student Location: Spain Language: English and Spanish Fee: € 28 before April 30 € 53 between May 1 and May 31 € 75 after June 1 Eligibility: Architecture students Timetable: August 7, 2011 –Registration deadline August 22 – Submission deadline October 10 – Winners announced Awards: First prize – €

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