Friday, November 14, 2014

November Announcements


New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum, Budapest
The first stage of the Liget Budapest International Design Competition resulted in 470 entries. Based on the decision of the jury, 6 entries have been invited to the second stage in the House of Hungarian Music competition and the Museum of Ethnography competition and 5 entries in the FotoMuzeum Budapest and Hungarian Museum of Architecture. However, the original, open competition for the New National Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, closed without a winner. Five honorable mentions were awarded, and a new, invited competition has been launched — an international, invited design competition with an open pre-qualification process for the design of the museum building. Up to ten teams will be chosen for the second competition stage.

The new timetable is as follows:
12/1/2014 – Prequalification deadline submission
12/19/2014 – Invitation to the qualified entrants
1/13/2015 – Q&A deadline
3/3/2015 – Design submission deadline

1st prize: 65 000 EUR
2nd prize: 35 000 EUR
3rd prize: 25 000 EUR
Total prize money: 325 000 EUR

According to an initial report, the following have already been invited:

For further information, and to register, go to:

Future Ground, New Orleans - Shortlist
Future Ground is a design competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in New Orleans, transforming abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city.
The three finalists teams will receive $15,000 each to participate in a six-month research and design process. Working closely with local stakeholders and national experts, teams will forecast changes in density, demand, and climate over the next half-century in New Orleans, and will tackle the social, economic, and ecological challenges underlying reuse of the most prevalent types of vacant land in the city. The project will produce implementable, replicable solutions that NORA can apply to specific sites citywide, and can help catalyze change in cities around the world.
Finalist Team Lex:
L.Arch.: Jacob Boswell
L.Arch.: Kristi Cheramie
L.Arch.: Mattjis van Maasakkers
sonstige Fachplaner: Jennie Miller
Finalist Team Pad:
DARCH, New York City 
GANSstudio, Brooklyn 
sonstige Fachplaner: LoriAnn Girvan
Universitäten/ Hochschulen: Marc Norman
Finalist Team Stoss:
L.Arch.: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Boston 
OJT Office of Jonathan Tate, New Orleans 
Stadtplaner: Liz Ogbu
L.Arch.: Ann Yoachim
Verkehrsplaner: Byron Stigge
L.Arch.: Kate Kennen
L.Arch.: Jill Desimini
Projektsteuererin: Teresa Lynch
Investor: Michael Brady

Results: Development of Kaliningrad's Historical Center

Client: City of Kaliningrad
Type: open, one-stage
Design Challenge:
Noncommercial partnership ’City-Planning Bureau ’The Heart of the City’ under instructions of the Government of Kaliningrad region and in association with the administration of municipal entity ’Urban district ’The city of Kaliningrad’ announces an open International architectural and city-planning competitive tender for the Concept of area development in the historical center of Kaliningrad (Korolevskaya mountain and its locality)
The competition objective is to provide a rational urban, city-planning,and extensive tridimensional solution for the area of former Korolevskaya gora and its locality (the area of 56 ha within the boundaries of Novaya Pregolya riverfront, Zarayskaya str., Shevchenko str., Klinicheskaya str., Proletarskaya str., Sergejeva str., Universitetskaya str., Zhitomirskaya str., V. Hugo str.);
1st Prize 
studio 44 architects, St. Petersburg 
Urban Planner: Institute of Territory Development
2nd Prize 
Devillers et associés, Paris 
Wall, Moscow 
3rd Prize
Trevor Skempton, Liverpool
3rd Prize 
Urban planer: HOSPER landschapsarchitectuur en stedebouw, Haarlem 
Andreas Jonasson Arkitektkontor, Stockholm 
Finalist special subject for discussion:
PAD Baum Freytag Leesch, Weimar 
Osterwold°Schmidt EXP!ANDER Architekten BDA, Weimar
Finalist special subject for discussion:
Narodnij architektor, Moscow 
Urban Planner: Central Scientific Research and Design Institute for Town Planning, Moscow 

Shortlist announced: New arena for Bristol
Bristol’s Mayor, George Ferguson, has announced the shortlist of five experienced design teams for the 12,000 capacity Bristol Arena, at his annual State of the City address.
The announcement follows the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Invited Design Competition which launched in August. Over 30 teams from across the world, expressed interest in designing the cultural venue that will be located close to Bristol Temple Meads Station and is due to open towards the end of 2017.
The five shortlisted multi-disciplinary design teams (in alphabetical order) are:
• Grimshaw, MANICA Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, M-E Engineers and Neil Woodger Acoustics
• IDOM (in collaboration with Foreman Roberts and Nagata Acoustics)
• Populous / Feilden Clegg Bradley / Buro Happold / Vanguardia
• White Arkitekter with Arup
• Wilkinson Eyre with Arup
The multi-disciplinary teams include architects and engineers who all have experience of delivering major venues in the UK or overseas. They will now work on their design proposals for the Bristol Arena which will be submitted in January 2015. A public exhibition of all five design proposals will take place in January prior to a decision being made in March.

Public Space Design Competition: Precast Concrete Urban Furniture & Sport

Sponsor: Union of Designers in Belgium

Location: Belgium

Type: Open, international, ideas

Eligibility: Open to all designers

Fee: none

1st prize - 1000 €
2nd prize - 600 €
3rd prize - 400 €
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2014

Design Challenge: This competition is free of entry, anonymous and respects the highest standards of international ideas competitions through the partnership with Union of Designers in Belgium (, the professional union of industrial, graphic and interior designers in Belgium and member of European and International Designers associations.
Contestants will have to imagine one idea related to the thema of "Precast Concrete Urban furniture & Sport" and will present it on maximum 2 A3 sheets. Contestants can propose several entries separately. A prototype will be produced among the three first prizes by the sponsor and will be exhibited at the trade fair. Ideas therefore must be quite realistic.

If you are not in the winners or the runner-ups, your idea will not be published and will remain confidential. If you are among the winners, your idea will be published. If you are a runner-up, you can ask not to release publicly your idea. The Jury will decide how many runner-up projects can be published or exhibited.
For more information, go to:

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