Nature Observatory of Monsanto, Lisbon

Sponsor: Arqfolium

Type: Open, ideas, international

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Languages: English, Portuguese

Eligiblity: Open to all interested, as indivduals or in teams

Entrance Fee: Special Registration: from 15/01/2015 to 15/02/2015: € 20,00 Regular Registration: from 16/02/2015 to 15/03/2015: € 25,00 Extraordinary Registration: from 16/03/2015 to 17/04/2015: € 30,00


1st Place:ÂÂ € 500,00 2nd Place:

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Soar Island International Ideas Competition

Sponsor: RIBA

Location: Leicester, UK

Type: Open, international, ideas, two stage

Languages: English

Eligibility: The competition is open internationally to registered architects and landscape architects only. Architects should be registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK, or an equivalent, recognised overseas regulatory authority.

Fee: £50+VAT

Awards: Each shortlisted designer will receive an

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Tours & Saint-Pierre-des-Corps

Sponsor: l’Institut pour la ville en mouvement

Location: Tours, France

Type: Open, two stage, international

Languages: French, English

Eligibility: The competition is intended for teams of at least two people, at least one of whom is qualified in urban design (architect, urban planner, landscape architect…). All the members of the team must be aged under

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Cool School Design Competition – Design for an Extreme Climate

Sponsor: Building Trust International

Location: Mongolia

Type: Open, international

Languages: English

Eligibility: Open to all. Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group. There is no age limit. However, entrants under 18 years of age must be led or entered by someone over 18 years of age. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to

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Five shortlisted designs for the Bristol Arena revealed

Five shortlisted designs for the £90 million Bristol Arena have been revealed following a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Design Competition.

The five entries for the 12,000 capacity indoor entertainment venue will go on display to the public from today (29th January) and local residents and businesses are

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PINGDI 1.1 Solutions for a Low Carbon City and Architecture

Sponsors: Shenzhen Public Art Center; Planning and Construction Management Office of Shenzhen International Low-Carbon City; Shenzhen SEZ Construction and Development Co.

Type: Open, international, Expressions of Interest

Fee: None

Language: English


All domestic or overseas universities/ research institutes are eligible. Preference will be given to those with experience in green and low carbon projects.

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Moscow Riverfront Competition

The Moskva river has formed the basis of the functional and planning

framework for the development of the city of Moscow ever since the ancient

times. Development of the city has always been closely connected to its

location along the shores of the Moskva river, an important transportation route.

At all times, the Moskva river

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Chicago Lakefront Kiosk Competition

Sponsors: Chicago Architecture Biennial, BP

Type: Open, International, one-stage

Fee: US$35


Open to individuals and teams, whereby the lead designer must be a registered architect.


23 March 2015 – Deadline for submissions

June-August 2015 – Fabrication

October 2015 – Chicago Biennial opens


1st Prize: $10,000, with a $75,000 stipend for construction of

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2015 UIA-PHG Student Competition | Design of a mobile isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment unit for use in ebola or other communicable desease epidemics

Sponsors: International Union of Architects-Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA) China Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress (CHBEC) and co-sponsored by Center for Health Systems & Design (CHSD) College of Architecture Texas A&M University

Type: open, student, one-stage

Eligibility: Full-time college students at the undergraduate,

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Science and Fiction Museum, Washington, DC

Science Fiction Museum, Washington, DC

By Stanley Collyer

1st Place entry by Emily Yen (image copyright Emily Yen)

The recently completed Science and Fiction Museum competition in Washington, DC is not unusual, in that it contemplates the marriage of literature and architecture in one location, as do libraries. It is different in that it deals with a very specialized theme, much as the Poetry Museum in Chicago. Still, Science Fiction is a relatively recent phenomenon in literature, but has rapidly gained a large audience. Although there is already such a facility in Seattle, it was time that an institution focusing on this subject to be located in our nation’s capital—a primary destination for tourists.

To start, this emerging non-profit has been seeking a site in Washington, DC, and, until that occurs, is planning an easily accessible temporary structure, which can be moved from one location to another—the subject of this 2014 design competition.

The competition drew 121 entries from all over the world, with the first- and second-place winners residing in the U.S. The entries were adjudicated by a largely local jury from the Washington, DC area. And the competition was ably administered by local architect, Jerry Vanek.


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