Heinrich-Pesch Housing Development


Aerial view of site


Location: Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany Type: Competition with Developer Tender Language: German (assumed) Fees: none Timetable: 15 August 2022 – Deadline for inquiries Size of project: The Heinrich-Pesch-Siedlung GmbH & Co. KG (HPS-KG) is planning to develop a large-scale site with approx. 90,000 m² gross floor area (GFA)

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Chipperfield Prevails in Ottawa


Ottawa Parliamentary Precinct Renewal Competition



Culminating in a year’s long process, the winner of the Ottawa Parliamentary Precinct was David Chipperfield Architects, one of the six shortlisted firms designated to participate in the competition. An April 10th viewing of the public presentation of the six finalists was viewed by scores on

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Gyo Obata: How a Broad Horizon Paid Dividends


Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, MN Photo: courtesy HOK


If there are milestones in the world of architecture, the passing of Gyo Obata certainly marked one. Obata, along with Cesar Pelli, Richard Rogers and Helmut Jahn, belonged to a group of designers that had strong international connections, sometimes based on family histories. A

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The Renovation of the Industrial Territory of DSK-500



Client: Agency for Infrastructure Development of the Tyumen Region Facilitator: VANDER OOO 625000, Russia, Tyumen region, Tyumen, Dzerzhinskogo str., 15, 3rd floor. contest@dsk500.com Type: International, open, one-stage, RfQ, anonymous Fees: none Languages: Rusian and English Eligibility: Registered architects as team leaders (landscape, planning, design, etc.) Timetable: 17 March 2022 – Registration

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Taipei’s New Music Center as 24/7 Destination


From RUR’s Competition Winning Design to Final Realization


RUR Taipei Pop Music Center performance hall view with artwork ©Philip Colbert



Whether large or small, design competition or straight commission, projects from design phase to realization can stretch over extended periods of time. It was no different with Taipei’s Pop Music

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Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion in Danger


Image: ©wHY Architecture


Earlier this year, an article in the Architects’ Journal described what almost sounded like a death knell for wHY Architecture’s winning competition design for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion site. When the competition took place, some observers may have regarded wHY as a wild card, in the company of such high-profile

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Helmut Jahn: A Life as Innovator

Blending Technology with Aesthetics


On May 8th of this year, the world lost one of its foremost architects in Helmut Jahn, 81, who died in St. Charles, a suburb of Chicago, his adopted home in America. Born and educated in Germany, he received his first degree in architecture from the Technical University in

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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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Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge: The Reinvention of a 19th Century Icon

Professional winner: Brooklyn Bridge Forest (image © Pilot Projects Design Collective)


While looking for new adventures on a visit to New York City, friends suggested that I take time to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge—certainly a New York icon. For those intending to undertake this trek across the bridge for the

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Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta




Winning design by ©Moreau Kusunoki /Genton


Although one might normally assume that local firms participating in a competition might have a clear advantage over foreign competitors, this has seldom been the case: just see Sydney’s Opera House, won by a Danish architect, and Toronto’s City Hall, won by

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