Thursday, September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018

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  • 21 September 2018 – Submission deadline

  • 20 September 2018 – Submission Deadline

  • 13 September 2018 – Application Deadline

  • 7 September 2018 – Submissions Deadline

  • 7 September 2018 – Submission of Qualification

  • LA+ Iconoclast Competition - Sponsor: LA+ Journal; Penn Design

    Type: Open, International, Ideas
    Location: New York City
    Language: English
    Eligibility: Open to students and professionals of any discipline. Entries may be made by individuals and teams of up to three (3) people.
    Fee: USD $60
    US $20,000 total prize money
    • 5 winners to receive US$4,000, a certificate, and publication in LA+ Journal’s LA+ ICONOCLAST issue
    • 10 honorable mentions to receive a certificate and publication in LA+ Journal’s LA+ ICONOCLAST issue
    10 October 2018 – Submission Deadline
    27 November 2018 – Winners announced
    • Richard Weller – Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania
    • Jenny B. Osuldsen – Partner and director of Snøhetta
    • Charles Waldheim  – John E. Irving Professor and Director, Office for Urbanization at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
    • Lola Sheppard – Founding partner of Lateral Office and Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada
    • Geoff Manaugh – Freelance writer, author of the New York Times-bestselling book A Burglar’s Guide to the City (2016), and former director of Studio-X NYC
    • Beatrice Galilee – Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

    Design Challenge:
    LA+ ICONOCLAST asks you to redesign New York’s Central Park, which has been fictionally devastated by eco-terrorists.

    Central Park is arguably the canonical work of modern landscape architecture. Its aesthetic and socio-political ideals of health, beauty and democracy underpin the profession of landscape architecture, which Olmsted first named, to this day. Writing of the park in 1973, the artist Robert Smithson claimed that Olmsted “combined both art and reclamation in Central Park in a way that is truly in advance of his times.” But what would Olmsted do today? What will you do?

    This competition asks that you redesign Central Park, starting, as Olmsted and Calvert Vaux did, from scratch. In doing so this competition seeks to explore the following questions: 1) If in parks, no matter how faux or superficial, we manifest a collective aesthetic expression of our relationship with the “natural” world, then what, on the occasion of nature’s disappearance, is the aesthetic of that relationship today? 2) What is the role of a large urban park today? 3) How might issues of aesthetics on the one hand and performance on the other coalesce into what Olmsted described as “a single work of art”? 4) Given the extraordinary history of the Central Park site, the competition asks how the new interprets the old, and how together, the new and the old anticipate the future.

    In short, the brief is to create the concept for a new, 21st century Central Park. The brief asks for a plan, a short explanatory text, and discretionary supporting imagery. The competition favors conceptual rigor and imagination, and places a premium on engagement with the questions outlined above. Basic issues of feasibility, materiality, circulation, and programming will also be taken into consideration by the jury.

    eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2019

    eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition
    eVolo Magazine invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture.

    Nov 20, 2018: Early registration deadline
    Jan 29, 2019: Late registration deadline
    Feb 12, 2019: Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
    Apr 9, 2019: Winners’ announcement

    Melike Altınısık
    Vincent Callebaut
    Marc Fornes
    Mitchell Joachim

    1st place: US $5000
    2nd place: US $2000
    3rd place: US $1000
    For more information:

    CGTrader’s Digital Art competition 2018
    CGTrader, one of the leading 3D model marketplaces in the world, has just launched the Digital Art Competition, which is open to all CG artists (both 2D and 3D): ! You can submit up to three works of art to each of the six categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. All artworks will also have the chance to win the Public Award. The CGTrader Digital Art Competition offers artists exposure in our 1.2M+ user community and the opportunity to win prizes worth a total of $60,000. There are no hard requirements, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favorite works. For more details, visit the competition page and be sure to check out the Categories & Prizes section!

    2018-2019 HERE+NOW | A House for the 21st Century

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) knowledge community is pleased to announce the

    HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century
    International Student Design Competition

    for the 2018-2019 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by AIA CRAN, this program is intended to provide architecture students, working individually or in teams, with a platform to explore residential architecture and residential architectural practice.

    According to the US Census, over 920,000 units of single family housing were completed in 2014. Many of these houses were built speculatively, as a generic prototype independent of context. Historically, Residential Architecture has represented a direct expression of culture and context, with local, vernacular elements informing the stylistic preference of the time. While the exterior of a house presents a more individualized image of its owner(s), the underlying design elements speak to broader cultural ideas of domesticity and family. Technological innovation, both in materials and systems, continues to advance the level of energy efficiency and resiliency in homes designed and built today. 

    This competition challenges students to envision a house for HERE+NOW: informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity.

    Summer 2018     Competition Launch
    April 3, 2019        Registration DEADLINE
    May 22, 2019      Submittal DEADLINE
    Summer 2019     Winners Announced

    The 2018-2019 COTE Top Ten for Students Competition: Innovation 2030 recognizes design proposals that best combine design excellence and environmental performance.
    Architects play a crucial role in addressing both the causes and effects of climate change through the design of the built environment. Innovative design thinking is key to producing architecture that meets human needs for both function and delight, adapts to climate change projections, continues to support the health and well-being of inhabitants despite natural and human-caused disasters, and minimizes contributions to further climate change through greenhouse gas emissions. Preparing today’s architecture students to envision and create a climate adaptive, resilient, and carbon-neutral future must be an essential component and driving force for design discourse.

    Given their long lifespan, new buildings must be designed to address solutions to climate change and to respond to its projected impacts, well into the second half of the 21st Century and beyond. As with the COTE Top Ten award for built work by design professionals, COTE Top Ten for Students allows designs to be characterized in terms of 10 measures ranging from Community to Water to Wellness.

    The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), is pleased to announce the fifth annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Student Competition: INNOVATION 2030. The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate adaptive, resilient, and strategies for moving towards carbon-neutral operation within their broader design concepts.
Competitions Announcements from August 27
  San Francisco Transbay Terminal Competition

LA+ Iconoclast Call - $20K Prize
LA+ Journal invites submissions from landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers for the LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition. The competition challenges creative thinkers to reimagine Central Park in the wake of a hypothetical eco-terrorist attack carried out to protest the loss of the world’s forests.  For more details, see or contact LA+ Editor in Chief, Tatum Hands, at The competition jury chair, Professor Richard Weller, is available for comment or interview, upon request. Images are available.

• International Landscape Competition for the Columnar Jointing area, Jeju Island

• Architecture at Zero

• Customer Innovation Center- Johnson Matthey
• Planning for Munich District “Freiham Nord”
• Fentress Global Challenge 2018/2019: Airport of the Future
• International Competition in Architecture 2018 – Jacques Rougerie Foundation
• Oriental Bay Pavilion Competition
• Ideas for a New City District, Rosenstein/Stuttgart
Call for Entries: New Hungarian Museum of Transport 

 WASTE: Lagos Landfill Stadium International Open Ideas Competition Call for Submissions
March out loud asks participants to design a new multi-purpose stadium at the former Olusosun Landfill. How could this massive structure, known to be wasteful in its resources, limited lifespan, and inconsistent usage, confront critical issues of waste in Lagos while sited on a former landfill? Designers are encouraged to consider how the stadium might act as a porous entity, serving as both a world-class sporting facility and local commodity.

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 2012 Announcements


Boulder Civic Area Planning Competition
Sponsor: Boulder City Government
Organizer: Planning and Development Services
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Language(s): German (Brief available in English)
Type: Open, ideas, one-stage
Eligibility: Design professionals and students
Fees: Available on December 10th with announcement
Jury: Local and national professionals
10 December 2012 – Brief available
17 & 20 December 2012 (3pm MST) – Background/informational webinars
Awards: $15,000 total
Design challenge:
Boulder Civic Area is a visionary community-driven project to rethink and evolve the downtown's most expansive public space. The goal is to transform this area into Boulder's social, civic, and environmental heart; one that prioritizes purpose per square foot over price per square foot.
For information, go to:

Extension of the UN Campus in Bonn
Sponsor: German Government (Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung)
Type: Open 2-stage, anonymous
Location: Bonn, Germany
Process: 20 entries from the first stage will be shortlisted for stage 2
Eligibility: Professionals licensed in their country of origin (GATT, WTO)
Fee: None
18 February 2013 – Registration deadline
1st Prize: 40 000 EUR,
2nd Prize: 27 000 EUR,
3rd Prize: 18 000 EUR;
Honorable mentions: 3 X 10 000 EUR.
- Piet Eckert, E2A Architekten, Zürich
- Heiner Farwick, Farwick Grote Architekten, Ahaus, Dortmund
- Prof. Dörte Gatermann, Gatermann + Schossig Architekten, Köln
- Prof. Anett-Maud Joppien, Dietz Joppien Architekten, Frankfurt
- Prof. Klaus Kada, Kadawittfeldarchitektur, Aachen
- Prof. Markus Neppl, ASTOC Architekten, Köln
- Hiltrud Lintel, Scape Landschaftsarchitekten
- and 6 professionals
Design Challenge
The extension of the UN Campus, established in Bonn in 2006, has become necessary due to the expansion of the UN facilities there by 700 workers in 2014. The total cost of the project will be 38M Euros.
For information:

Flat Lot Competition – Temporary Summer Pavilion
Sponsor: AIA Flint Chapter and Flint Public Art Project
Type: open, one-stage, international
Location: Flint, Michigan
Eligibility: open to professionals and students
Professionals – US$50
Students - US$25
31 January 2013 – Registration deadline
1 March 2013 – Submittal deadline
Budget: Winner will receive $25,000, including all materials, travel, etc., to realize the project.
Barry Bergdoll, MoMA Architecture and Design Curator
Reed Kroloff, Director, Cranbrook Institute of Arts
Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean, University of Michigan College of Architecture
Stephen Zacks, Producer & Artistic Director, Flint Public Art Project
AIA–Flint Appointed Panelist
DDA–Appointed Panelist
City Planning–Appointed Panelist
Design challenge:
Formerly occupied by a series of office buildings and storefronts along Saginaw Street, the full–block surface parking lot known as the Flat Lot has become a staging ground for parades, flower–plantings, car shows, road races, and almost every sort of public event that draws large crowds. The Flat Lot Competition seeks proposals to design and build an innovative temporary structure that provides shelter, shade, and seating for a wide range of public events, defines space within the lot, and demonstrates the capacity of contemporary architectural form–making to transform space and captivate the public imagination – all while occupying no more than eight parking spaces during normal business hours.
For more information, go to:

Folly 2013
Sponsor: The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York
Type: open, one-stage
Eligibility: architects and designers (full-time matriculated students excluded)
Fee: none
Site: Socrates Sculpture Park
Awards: Winner will receive $5,000 to realize the project
(The recipient will also have full access to the studio space and fabrication resources of Socrates Sculpture Park from March to May 2013 (click here for the equipment list). The finished project will go on view in Socrates Sculpture Park beginning in June 2013.)
Monday, 7 January 2013
• Michael Arad
• Orly Genger
• John Hatfield
• Granger Moorhead
• Billie Tsien
Design challenge:
Socrates Sculpture Park and the Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for the opportunity to build and exhibit a full-scale project around the theme of an architectural folly. This residency was established to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines.
For information, go to:

Cambodian Sustainable Housing Design Competition
Sponsor: Building Trust International, U.K.
Type: Open, ideas, international
Timetable: Only 8 days left to register: 15 December 2012!

Historic Park in Bjørvika, Oslo
Sponsor: BYFABRIKKEN, Oslo
Type: Open, ideas, international
Eligibility: architects, landscape architects, planners
Languages: English and Norwegian
Fee: none
4 January 2013 – Submission deadline
Awards: 3 First Place winners will receive 3,000 NOK
Design challenge:
In between shiny glass-facades, railway-buildings from 19th century and ruins from middle-age is an area designated as park, but not at all planned yet. Designers are to imagine how the park should look. Methods of presentation can include sketch, essay, videos, and designers are free to choose whether they prefer working on the entire Park or  just a part of it.
For more information, go to:

Transparent Shelter
Sponsor: innosite and Nordic Center of Glass
Location: Holbæk, Denmark
Languages: English
Type: open, international
Fee: None
20 January 2013 – Submission deadline
- 1st Prize: DKK 30,000 (4000 EUR.), possible realisation of the idea and presentation at exhibition
- 2nd Prize: DKK 10,000 (1300 EUR.) and possible presentation at exhibition
- 3rd Prize: DKK 10,000 (1300 EUR) and possible presentation at exhibition 
Design Challenge:
To design a bus stop almost entirely of glass which is of high quality aesthetically and in function.
For more information, go to:

Open International Design Competition on Project of
Belvedere (observation deck) for Nikola-Lenivets Park
Sponsor: Nikola-Lenivets Project, Festival Archstoyanie
Type: Open, 2 Stage, international
Eligibility: architects, artists
Languages: English and Russian
Fee: none
15 January 2013 – Submission deadline
Awards: The winner will be rewarded a cash prize of 100,000 rubles and provided with funding for the belvedere's construction.
Design challenge:
A competition for Nikola’s Belvedere art object which is meant to become one of the main landmarks in Nikola-Lenivets. The competition’s objectives include design and construction of observation deck/belvedere which will connect composition-wise Rotunda by Brodsky and Arch by Bernaskoni art objects into a uniform architectural ensemble and will become the high-rise dominant of Versailles Park. The main function of the belvedere is to let one see the panoramic view of the landscape from above.
For more information, go to:
Contact information:

Street Seats Design Challenge
Sponsor: Gerding Elden, AIR Graphics
Type: Open, international
Location: Boston, USA
Eligibility: Design professionals and students, individually and in teams.
Languages: English
Fee: Early Registration: 09/20 – 11/20
Museum Members – Free (Join DMB)
Non-Members – US$30
Late Registration: 11/21 – 02/01
Museum Members – US$20 (Join DMB)
Non-Members – US$75
1 February 2012 - Submission Deadline
Semi-Finalists will receive a $750 fabrication grant and promotion.
Semi-Finalists’ seats will be installed around Fort Point Channel for 7 months.
3 Finalists will be chosen: 1 Grand Prize US$5000, 2 Runners-up US$2000
Design challenge:
Design Museum Boston invites individuals and groups from around the world to design an iconic bench or ‘street seat’ for the Fort Point Channel in South Boston’s up and coming Innovation District. The Street Seats Design Challenge provides you with an opportunity to improve the livability of a burgeoning urban area while being socially and environmentally conscious. Boston’s Fort Point Channel area is a lively community and destination — in 2011 the area welcomed about 1,300 businesses, 33,000 workers, and 1,900 residents — and it’s continuously expanding. 
For more information, go to:

Cleveland Design Competition: Transforming the Bridge
Sponsor: Cleveland Design Competition/Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type: Open, international, one-stage
First Place (Tie: Awarded $3,500.00 USD)
Archilier Architecture New York, NY
Kai Sheng
Donghwan Moon
Changsoo Park
Tinxing Tao

First Place (Tie: Awarded $3,500.00 USD)
Ashley Craig, Austin, TX
Edna Ledesma
Jessica Zarowitz

Third Place (Awarded $1,000.00 USD)
Moxon Architects, London, UK
Ben Addy
Tim Murray
Adam Holicska
Pauline Marcombe
Augustine Ong
Jasper Stevens
Marcus Stokton
Honorable Mentions
Nadja Korbut, Russia
Anastasia Vaynberg
Lauren McQuistion, Washington, DC
Assad Abboud
Mark McQuistion
Brandon Young, Lakewood, Ohio
Thomas Nester
Gabriel Fey
Crossboundaries Architects, Beijing, China
Binke Lenhardt
Hao Dong
Diego Caro Serrano
Anne-Charlotte Wiklander
Cristina Portoles
Filip Galuszka
Eva Goudron, Paris, France
Mariam Herdam
Chloe Leymarie
Baptiste Manet
Danielle Lax, Syracuse, NY
Joshua Graham
Ying Zheng
Yuan Yuan
Wurlitzer Architekten GMBH, Berlin, Germany
Gudrun Wurlitzer

2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice
The 2012 Chicago Prize Competition: Future Prentice” received 71 entries from 13 countries. The subject of the competition was saving the Prentice Women's Hospital, designed by Bertrand Goldberg. On November 15th, 2012, three winners and an honorable mention were unveiled, all from Chicago:
First Prize:
Project Title: The Buildings are sleeping, you should go and wake them up, she says.
Team: Cyril Marsollier and Wallo Villacorta
Second Prize:
Project Title: Superimpositions: Prentice as Additive Icon
Team: Noel Turgeon and Natalya Egon
Third Prize:
Project Title: Bridging Prentice
Team: James Wild, Lauren Haras, Katherine Lee, Andres Lemus, Tom Marquardt, Pedro Melis,
Saman Moayer, Kerry Rutz, Katelyn Smith, Ashley Wendela
Honorable Mention:
Project title: Project X
Team: Anja Buttolo, Tilmann Lohse, Priska Lohse, Michael Pancost