Beyond Granite: A Design Competition for a Temporary Commemorative Installation

Beyond Granite: A Design Competition for a Temporary Commemorative

Installation at the Ariel Rios Hemicycle, Washington, DC

Sponsor: U.S. government (General Services Administration and National Capitol Planning Commission)

Type: RfQ, two-stage

Fee: none

Language: English

Eligibility: Artists, architects, landscape architects



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National and University Library NUK II, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sponsor: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Type: open, international

Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Languages: English, Slovenian


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A Dramatic Curtain: The Taiwan Tower International Competition

A Dramatic Curtain:

The Taiwan Tower International Competition

by Stanley Collyer


Winning entry by Sou Fujimoto Architects

The sponsors of the Taiwan Tower Competition have managed to come up with a departure from a generic solution to an observation tower. Instead of settling on the ubiquitous column with a sphere on top, they picked a green solution by the Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, which simultaneously conveys the appearance of a giant theater curtain, ready to reveal the unfolding of an interesting drama. Instead of illustrating the bare bones of a support system, the structure is shrouded in mystery, and, aside from its character as a model of sustainability, it should draw crowds of curiosity seekers for decades to come.

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Bringing Life to the Center: The Aberdeen City Garden Competition

Bringing Life to the Center:

The Aberdeen City Garden Competition

by Stanley Collyer


Winning entry by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Aberdeen, Scotland has long been the beneficiary of the oil bonanza off its coast in the North Sea. But faced with declining oil revenues from this source, the community now finds itself at a crossroads: how do you reinvent yourself while a once dependable revenue stream is slowly disappearing? Urban issues logically came to the forefront, and the discussion concentrated on Aberdeen City Gardens, an underused park smack in the middle of the city. If this relatively dormant piece of real estate could be turned into a people place for the community and beyond, it might not only help to rejuvenate the city’s urban core, but provide it with an asset having a symbolic value well beyond that of a common green space.

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Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellowship in Landscape Architecture

Sponsor: Harvard GSD

Type: Competitive selection process


Landscape architects and designers from a range of allied design professions who can demonstrate a

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Green Spaces Competition: Breaking Away

Sponsor: James River Green Building Council (JRGBC)

Type: Open, anonymous

Language: English


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Music Center in Bochum, Germany

Sponsor: City of Bochum, Germany

Type: RfQ, limited to 10 participants

Language: German

Budget: M18.2 €

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5th Concrete Student Design Competition

Type: Open, Student

Language: English

Eligibility: Students residing in Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Turkey


General schedule: September 2011-May 2012 (check individual country for deadlines)

For more information, go to:

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d3 natural systems 2012

Type: Open, international

Language: English

Fee: US$50.00

Eligibility: Architects, planners, interior designers, landscape architects, students and artists


1 July 2012 – Registration deadline

15 July 2012 – Submission deadline


Category 1

· First Place $1000 cash prize

· Second Place $500 cash

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International Student Tall Building Competition

Sponsor: KONE

Type: Open, student, international

Language: English

Fee: None

Eligibility: Individual students or teams


22 June 2012 – Registration deadline

6 July 2012 – Submission deadline


· First Place: US$8,500 – US$5,000 cash + stipend to attend 2012 Shanghai Congress (up to

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