Senses and Sensitivity: The Opening of Taichung’s Central Park by Catherine Mosbach/Philippe Rahm




View from the south with downtown Taichung in the distance image:©Mosbach/Rahm


The abandonment and closing of airports, including decommissioning those that were used for military purposes, has presented design communities with several opportunities to convert them entirely to civilian purposes. Notable among those which have been the result of

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Low Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles


Organizers: Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, CA Type: International, open

Languages: English Fees: None Timetable: 12 February 2021 – Submission deadline

Awards: In each category, cash prizes will be awarded as follows, for a total of 12 winning proposals:

First place – $10,000

Second place – $3,500

Third Place – $1,500

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Kaizhou New City International Young Designer Competition Results


Sponsor: Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City Organizer: Deyang Kaizhou Investment Development Co., Ltd.; CBC(China Building Centre) Academic Support:International Urban and Rural Innovation & Development Research Center Media Support: Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine Winners: 1st Prize “Spring Tops” Sports Park Wave Architects – Wei Ruoyu and Yu Haochen New York, NY

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RE-Imagining Britain’s Railway Stations Shortlist Announced


Organizers: RIBA and British Network Rail Type: International, open, two-stage

Number of entries: 200+ Entrants to the competition were asked to reimagine small to medium-sized stations, which make up 80% of all those on Britain’s railway. More than 200 submissions were received, from designers based in 34 different countries. Five will go through to

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Design Competition: Unification Culture Center


Organizers: Seoul Metropolitan City Urban Space Improvement Team Competition Management: Jeong-Joo Lab (

Location: Seoul, Korea Type: International, open

Languages: Korean and English Fees: None Timetable: 10 December 2020 – Registration deadline 23 December 2020 – Submission deadline

Project dimensions: Site area: 506㎡; Scale: Total floor area 680㎡, 1 basement level / 3

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Science Island Design Competition Finalists


Finalist and Winning entry: ©SMAR Architecture Studio


Until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989, the occupied Baltic countries were known for their hi-tech contributions to the Soviet economy. As a carryover from that period, the Baltic nations still emphasize technology as a major factor in their economies. Thus, the establishment

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Design Competition for Joint Building of the Garak Fire House & the Gangnam Agricultural & Marine Products Inspection Center

Sponsor: Project Seoul Location: Seoul, South Korea Type: International, one-stage

Languages: Korean and English

Eligibility: Architects

Timetable: 23 November 2020 – Registration deadline

24 November 2020 – Submission deadline Awards: (USD approximate) Winner – Right to negotiate for the contract 2nd Prize – KRW 23,400,000 (USD 20,000) 3rd Prize – KRW 17,400,000 (USD 15,000)

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Antwerp (Belgium) WWII Memorial on the Scheldt quays in Antwerp

Sponsor: AG VESPA Type: EU, RfQ limited competition

Eligibility: (EU) Architects, Landscape Architects, Engineers, etc.

Timetable: 29 January 2021 – RfQ Deadline Language: Dutch (for submission of tenders) Description of Project: Design of public domain Pilotage site and design of WWII Memorial on the Scheldt quays in Antwerp. The subject includes the preparation of

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2021 Steel Design Student Competition


Sponsor: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Coordinator: ACSA Type: Student, open Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students in architecture programs Fees: none Timetable: 7 April 2021 – Registration deadline 2 June 2021 – Submission deadline Awards: $20,000 in cash prizes Design Challenges: Two categories – Workplace Wellness and Open Category I – Workplace Wellness

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Ground Breaking at Science Island


SMAR’s Winning Entry Gets the Green Light

Image: ©SMAR Architecture


The winning competition entry in the 2016 Science Island competition in Kaunas, Lithuania by SMAR Architects may only take five years to realize—from the date of the competition to completion. This is encouraging news, as the duration of such projects resulting

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