Houston Endowment Headquarters Competition

Houston Endowment Site Photo: courtesy ©Houston Endowment

Sponsor: Houston Endowment Type: International, RfQ, two-stage Language: English Fee: None Process: No design required at first stage – architect-led teams asked to submit details of team, experience, and approach Timetable: 15 July 2019 – Deadline for Stage one submissions (RfQ) May 2022 – Finished building scheduled

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EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science

Type: International Design Competition Location: Yerevan, Armenia RfQ, Expressions of Interest with shortlist of three (3) finalists Fee: none Budget: €25M Language: English Compensation: The three shortlisted teams will each receive a stipend of €20,000. In addition the sponsor will also cover travel and lodging expenses for two key members of each team for a

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Shelter for Soul Design & Installation Competition

Sponsor: The Korean Institute of Architects (KIA)
Type: International, open
Fee: none
Language: English
Eligibility: No restrictions or age limit
14 June 2019: registration deadline
12 July 2019 – design submission deadline
– Grand prize: US $10,000 + certificate of merit
– First prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
– Second prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
– Third prize: Certificate of merit + prize gift
– Honorable mention: 6-11 works, certificate of merit + prize gift

* selected number of semi-finalists entries (40~50 entries) will be exhibited in Seoul; and the installation of the 10-~15 Finalists will be exhibited during Korean Architecture Festival 2019

* a stipend (up to $1,000) will be provided to one representative from each of the 10~15 finalists to present their project to the jury in order to determine the awards. The stipend includes: installation fee, accommodation, and airfare.
Design Challenge:
Shelter for Soul Campaign gets inspiration from various types of social minorities around us. This campaign is to care not only on a physical level of the social minority, but also on the soul level of the group around our community. We believe that a group of architects and artists can initiate and conduct this mission efficiently. The main goal of this competition is to provide an opportunity for the public and student to understand the situation of the less-cared in our community and to interact with social groups who are concerned with those who desperately seek for a ‘shelter’ around us. To present a soul shelter for one, which comes with the spirit of care and gives identity of each person, will be the expression of affirmation and an action of love.

“Everybody wants, rich or poor, not only a warm dry room, but a shelter for the soul.”
– Samuel Mockbee’s legacy (1944 -2001, awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 2004, who dedicated his life as an architect, as a social reformer)

For mor information, go to the competition website: https://www.shelterforsoul.com/

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New Kiran Nadar Museum of Art & Cultural Center Winner Announced

Adjaye Associates chosen for new cultural powerhouse that is anticipated to become the leading privately-funded institution for the arts in India


Mrs Kiran Nadar and Sir David Adjaye OBE RA announced today [9 May 2019] at the Venice Biennale that Adjaye Associates has won the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art & Kiran Nadar

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Houston Endowment Headquarters Competition

Launch: June 2019 Sponsor: Houston Endowment Headquarters, Houston, Texas Competition Adviser: Malcolm Reading Consultants Type: Open, RfQ, two-stage (competition in second stage) Language: English Budget: $20M For notification about details, contact: https://competitions.malcolmreading.com/houstonendowment/

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SHINKENCHIKU Residential Design Competition 2019 Theme: Living in the Future


Ideas Competition / Open to Students


International, Ideas, Open





Registration Deadline

9 September 2019

Submission Deadline

9 September 2019 (via Online)



Fee: none
• Nader Tehrani
• Mark Lee
• Lisa Iwamoto
•Barbara Bestor
• Cristina Parreño Alonso
Professional adviser: Alan Goldberg
What will the future look like? How can architects design dwellings to meet evolving living patterns and the challenges of the future? This competition offers the contestant the opportunity to answer these questions. The contestant will be asked to design dwellings that take a bold social and environmentally sustainable view of the future.
70 years ago, New Canaan’s Mid Century architects faced similar questions. To these architects who practiced during that period, Mid-Century Modern was more than a style. It was a social, and even a political movement. They believed that the architecture they practiced offered new ideas for living that were more advanced and better suited for the times than the architecture that preceded them. By creating more efficient and scientific households, they thought of houses as “Machines for Living,” a term that became popular at the time. (a+u 19:05)
Now, more than 70 years later, it is time to re-examine the criteria on which the success of housing is formed, both from a programming, architectural and urbanistic point of view. In order to look to the future, one must not only understand the successes and failures of the past, but also be able to gauge what are some of the urgencies of the present.
An international jury panel made of prominent architects and academics will fairly and methodically judge the submissions. Winning entries will be displayed in the exhibit Beyond the Glass House: New Canaan Modern House 1947–1979 that opens in Cooper Union in New York January 2020.
-Alan Goldberg

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International Consultation for Detailed Planning of Xiaomeisha Coastal Zone, Shenzhen

Sponsor: Yantian District Government, Shenzhen Type: Open, RfQ, two-stage (competition in second stage) Languages: English, Chinese Fee: none Timeline: 8 July 2019 17:00 (GMT+8) – Registration Eligibility: This international consultation includes two stages: “prequalification and concept proposal” and “international consultation”. An international open call will be organized to attract applicants from all over the

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Open Call for 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture: Eyes of the City Exhibition

Sponsors: Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Type: Open, international Languages: Chinese, English

Timetable: 31 May 2019 – Submissions deadline Challenge:

The Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture is the only biennial exhibition in the world based exclusively on urbanism and urbanisation. Co-organised by the neighbouring cities of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the three-month event brings together international practitioners

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CTBUH 2019 International Student Tall Building Design Competition

Organizers: CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Tetra Tech Type: open, international, student Language: English Fee: None Timetable: Schedule Registration deadline – July 15th Submission deadline – July 22nd Short-listed “Semi-finalists” notified – August 9th Top-five “Finalists” notified – August 30th CTBUH 2018 Conference – October 29th–October 30th Top-five Finalists will present to

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Plastic Monument



Sponsor: Bio-On

Organizer: Young Architects Competitions

Type: International, open, one-stage (realization!)

Eligibility: architects, designers, students, graduates, postgraduates, professionals


12 May 2019 – Early bird registration ends (€60 team) 9 June 2019 – Standard registration ends (€85 team) 7 July 2019 – Late registration ends (€110 team) 10 July 2019 – Submission

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