Next Stop: The 2013 Burnham Prize Competition

Next Stop

The 2013 Burnham Prize Competition

by Stanley Collyer

Winning entry by Hesam T. Rostami and Bahareh Atash

The NEXT STOP competition challenged designers worldwide to propose a vision for iconic, functional and sustainable stations for Chicago’s planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. It attracted forty-two entries representing design teams from 14 countries. Each competition entry includeed a station prototype and variations for three neighborhoods—the Loop, Bucktown-Logan Square and Pilsen.

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Why Stop

Why Stop

Imagining the South Coast Rail

by Kim Poliquin

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Winning entry by Emer O’Daly

What would make you stop? A glowing greenhouse? A rolling theater? Or how about a super pier? During the summer of 2011 SHIFTboston challenged architects, urban designers, designers and landscape architects — professionals and students — to visualize new destinations along the proposed South Coast Rail extension, a new rail line that will connect Boston to Taunton, New Bedford, and Fall River, Massachusetts.

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Canadian Holocaust Memorial

Sponsor: Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Languages: English and French

Type: Open, RfQ, international, 2-stage

Eligiblity: Open to Canadian-led teams of professional artists, architects, landscape architects and other urban design professionals. International competitors may also participate in these teams.

Submission Deadline: 4 September 2013

Design Challenge: Teams of professional artists, architects, landscape

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Stormproof: Design Competition for Building Resilient Cities


Type: Open, international, ideas

Language: English

Eligibility: Open internationally to architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds. Entries can be submitted by individuals or in teams.


Early Registration – US $100 until 30 June, 2013 Late Registration – US $150 from 1 July,

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Houses for Change

Sponsor: IE University School of Architecture and Design, Madrid

Type: Open, ideas, international

Eligibility: Students and young professionals

Fee: none

Awards: A prize equivalent to 20,000 € applicable towards the tition fees of a master program at IE + construction of the winning prototype.

Registration Deadline: 10 December 2013

Submission Deadline: 16 December 2013

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Design for Death Competition

Type: open, ideas, international


Fee: none

Registration deadline: 1 September 2013

Submission deadline: 1 September 2013


1st prize: 25,000 euro 2nd prize: 10,000 euro 3rd prize: 5,000 euro

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REBUILD BY DESIGN: Hurricane Sandy Regional Planning and Design Competition

Registration deadline: 20 July 2013

Submission deadline(s): TBD

Sponsors: Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, NEA

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Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition

Sponsor: Office for Design and Architecture, South Australia

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Type: Open, ideas, international, two-stage

Language: English

Eligiblity: Open internationally to registered architects and landscape architects

Fee: To be announced


Stage One Shortlisted entries (up to 6): AU$100,000 each Stage Two First Prize: AU$200,000 Stage Two Second Prize: AU$70,000 Stage Two Third Prize:

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Mapo Oil Reserve Base International Ideas Competition

Sponsor: Seoul Metropolitan Government

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Type: Open, ideas, international

Languages: Korean, English

Eligiblity: Open internationally to all professionals and students

Fee: None


1st(1project) – USD 10,000 & Certificate of merit 2nd(2project) – USD 5,000 & Certificate of merit 3nd(3project) – USD 2,000 & Certificate of merit Honorable mention(5project) – USD 1,000

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Swiss School Competition

Location: Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland

Language: French

Eligiblity: Open to architects in Switzerland and the EU

Fee: 300 Swiss Francs

Submission Deadline: 25 October 2013

Design Challenge:

Architectural competition for the construction of the new school Platy

The competition documents can be obtained from:

For more information, please contact:

Aloys PAGE Genevieve Frederick & ARCHITECTS

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