EFL Design Challenge 2021: Affordable Community Design in Smart City Kalasatama

Sponsor: The European Federation for Living (EFL) Location: Helsinki, Finland Type: Student, international Languages: English and Finnish Eligibility: Students and start-up professionals (leader must be a student) There is no age limit to participation, as long as a minimum of 2 team members are actively students at the time of the competition. Fee: none Timetable:

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The Budludzha Monument Project


Pedestrian perspective


The result of an effort from a professor at the TUM (Technische Universität München) to restore the Budludzha Monument in Bulgaria, located in a remote location on a mountain top in that country, we discovered that it originally was the result of a 1959 design competition won by the young

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Results Announced for the Annual International 2021 Berkeley Undergraduate Prize

Competition sponsor: UC Berkeley Prize Essay Competition and Community service Fellowship Competition Competition type: essay General competition goals: Through distinct competitions – the perennial Essay Competition and various Fellowship Competitions – the international Berkeley Prize competition encourages undergraduate architecture students worldwide to go into their communities for the purpose of thinking and writing about issues

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Seoul Workers’ Welfare Center and Happy Housing Complex Project International Design Competition

Competition organizer: Seoul Housing and Urban Corporation Neighborhood Regeneration Division Type: open, international, one-stage Fee: none Eligibility: Design professionals Languages: Korean and English Timetable: 8 May 2021 – Registration Deadline 21 May 2021 – Q&A Deadline 21 July 2021 – Submission Deadline Jury: 8 Korean design professionals, some with international experience. (see competition website) Design

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Jeffrey Ollswang – In Memoriam



If there was ever one to see the brighter side of life, it was Jeffrey Ollswang, architect, teacher and a glowing light in our firmament, who passed away last week at the age of 80. His personality can be summed up in a quote from the book he authored, together with his

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A Barn by Herzog de Meuron in Berlin


A Flawed Plan Leads to Budget Issues


Competition rendering of project looking south to Mies museum ©Herzog de Meuron


Once considered in the forefront of modern architecture in post-WWII Europe, Berlin has had its share of questionable decisions concerning important urban projects in recent history. Beginning with the rebirth of the

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Florenc 21 – Urban Design Competition


Sponsors: The Competition is organized as a cooperation of the City of Prague and Prague Institute of Planning and Development, Masaryk Station Development a joint venture of Penta Real Estate and Czech Railways and ČSAD Praha Holding, a private operator of Prague’s central couch terminal. Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Type: International, open, RfQ, invited

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Cold War Veterans Memorial


Sponsor: Cold War Veterans Memorial Commission

Type: International, open, 2-stage Eligibility: Design professionals and students Location: Village of Somers, near Kenosha, Wisconsin

Competition Manager; Donald Stastny, FAIA

Language: English Fees: USD100.00

Timetable: 15 June 2021 – 1st stage Submissions deadline 5 October 2021 – 2nd stage submissions deadline Honoraria: Those individuals and teams chosen

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Canning Dock Competition


Sponsor: National Museums Liverpool (U.K.)

Type: International, RfQ, invited Competition Manager: Colander Associates

Location: The National Museums Liverpool (NML) comprises eight museums and galleries and has one of the largest collections in the UK. Several of the venues, including International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool are located on the

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An Urban Icon Emerges


The Urban Confluence Silicon Valley Competition


Urban Confluence Silicon Valley winner: ©SMAR Architecture Studio


After several stops and starts over an extended period of time, the winner of the Urban Confluence Design Competition was named in early March, 2021. SMAR Architecture Studio’s The Breeze of Innovation, which prevailed over two other

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