Laval University School of Architecture “Emblematic Addition

Honoring the Old, In with the New

Laval University School of Architecture “Emblematic Addition” Ideas Competition

by Stanley Collyer


Addressing an addition to a centuries-old seminary building in the heart of historic Québec—designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site— would represent a unique challenge to any architect. To probe the boundaries of this scenario, the Laval University School of Architecture, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding, sponsored a one-stage ideas competition, open to professionals and students alike for an “emblematic addition” to the heritage building where it resides.

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National University Hospital in Reykjavik, Main building – Tender for the Architectural and Technical Design based on pre-design.

Type: Open, Tenders

Language: English


25 June 2015 – Deadline for submission of tenders

Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.

Challenge: The main building is 6 storeys above ground and 2

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Milan Expo Horizontal Farm

29 Feb 2016 – Special Registration Deadline 1 April 2016 – Early Registration Deadline 2 May 2016 – Late Registration Deadline 18 May 2016 – Project Submission Deadline

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Competing Modernisms:
Toronto’s New City Hall and Square
George Thomas Kapelos (author)
Christopher Armstrong (Introduction)
Dalhousie Architectural Press (2015)
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Competing Modernisms

Toronto’s1958 competition for its New City Hall and Square was anything but regional in nature. When the City Hall project was in a gestation stage, there was certainly enough pressure from locals to limit the competition to Canadian architects—or even Ontario. By expanding the scope of the competition internationally, the event became global, and the result was to bear this out. Not only was the winner, Viljo Revell, from Europe, but two of the high profile jurors, Eero Saarinen and Ernesto Rogers, were non-Canadians

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2014_annual_cover The 2014 COMPETITIONS
Annual is still available.
Among the featured articles
are two Chicago competi-
tions, the Calgary Library Competition, and the Mumbai City Museum.

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Vienna Museum Competition Results

1st prize winkler + ruck architekten mit Architekt Ferdinand Certov (Architektur) und Winkler Landschaftsarchitektur (Landschaftsrchitektur) Klagenfurt am Woerthersee/Austria, Graz/Austria, Seeboden am Millstaettersee/Austria

2nd prize Kim Nalleweg Architekten GbR (Architektur) und TDB Landschaftsarchitektur Thomanek Duquesnoy Boemans (Landschaftsrchitektur) Berlin/Germany

3rd prize Ilg Santer Architekten (Architektur) und Hager Partner AG (Landschaftsrchitektur) Zürich/Switzerland

Acknowledgement Juri Troy Architects (Architektur)

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Tintagel Castle Pedestrian Bridge Competition

Of of one hundred and thirty-seven submissions received by the competition organizers, Malcolm Reading Consultants, six were shortlisted. While UK practices predominated, almost forty per cent of submissions were international. Design teams from 26 other countries, including the United States, Russia, India, Japan, South Africa and Chile, applied. Competitors include top-tier engineering and architectural

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Placemaking to the Forefront: Sydney’s Green Square Library Competition


Winning entry by Stewart Hollenstein Image©Stewart Hollenstein


When reaching a final decision on the winner of a design competition in Sydney, Australia, clients and jurors alike will invariably hark back to the controversy surrounding the Sydney Opera House competition. Because of the large cost overruns associated with that project, it has cast a long shadow over local projects decided by the design competition process. With this in mind, organizers of the more recent Green Square Library competition went to great lengths to address buildability and budget issues associated with the various designs. Their precautionary measures seemed to validate the selection of Stewart Hollenstein as the winner. As unconventional as that entry might have appeared to some, it not only got the green light from a bevy of cost consultants who were brought on board; the feedback from the community turned out to be very positive.

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3rd Earth Architecture Competition

Sponsor: Nka Foundation Location: Ghana Type: Open, ideas, international Language: English Eligibility: An individual or a design team can submit an entry to the Designing for the Arts competition. The individual participant can be a student or a graduate since 31st January 2010 and the design team can be two or more persons. A team

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Shortlist announced: International competition to design a more sustainable future for Tristan da Cunha’s community

RIBA Competitions and the Government of Tristan da Cunha are pleased to announce the shortlist for the competition seeking design ideas to create a more self-sustainable future for the Island community of Edinburgh of the Seven Seas.

The competition is seeking innovative, cost-effective approaches for the re-design and consolidation of Tristan’s government (community infrastructure)

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