Thursday, November 8, 2018

November Competitions


International architecture competition “Rise in the City” seeks mentors and sponsors to push the boundaries of design

Deadline to sign up as a mentor is October 31!
International architecture competition, rise in the city 2018, has unveiled a renowned line up of high profile International judges who will be coming together to seek the ‘big idea’, that could change the future of Africa’s housing crisis. With an unprecedented number of applications from students and recent graduates from 39 different countries rushing to take part, the competition has clearly captured the imagination and passions of the architecture community. It is hoped it will push the boundaries of design, to find an affordable and sustainable solution for Africa’s rapidly growing population.

The unique competition will see Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho, split into 100 blocks, each of which will be shared between a competition entry, a mentor and a sponsor. Between them, they will enjoy networking opportunities as well as the kudos that comes with international exposure.

The high profile jury will choose 10 shortlisted entries to be exhibited at a series of International events in 2019. From that list, one International winner and one Lesotho winner will have the accolade of seeing their design exhibited in Lesotho and potentially built in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government (subject to funding). It is hoped this will inspire the local population to build more of their own homes from sustainable, locally sourced and affordable materials.
Some of the world's most distinguished architecture firms such as EYP Architecture and Engineering, Grimshaw, Perkins+Will, Perkins Eastman, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Woods Bagot Architects to name but a few, have stepped in as mentors and global companies such as MAPEI, dormakaba and Johns Manville will be benefitting from networking opportunities by taking up strategic sponsorship of a city block of their choice. There is no charge for mentors to get involved, and 100% of the proceeds go towards a live design and build training program for unemployed youths in Lesotho who are constructing a residential centre and entrepreneurship hub
for vulnerable adolescents residing at GLC orphanage.

The competition is being organised by BOND Events and rise International, a social enterprise dedicated to working with communities to build relationships that inspire social enterprise.

There are just 25 places left for mentors to get involved by October 31.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available until December 15.

Contact:
Daniela Gusman
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Rise - Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise
T: +1 954 296 9889 E: daniela@riseint.org
For more information, go to: https://riseint.org/ritc2018/


International Competition for Conceptual Planning & Design of Jizhou High-speed Railway Station Area


Sponsors: People’s Government of Jizhou District; Jizhou District Planning Bureau; Tianjin Jizhou Newtown Construction Investment Co.,Ltd 
Organizers: CBC (China Building Centre); Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
Type: Open, International
Location: Jizhou, China
Languages: Chinese, English
Prequalification Requirements: The Competition is open to planning/design institutions and industry planning institutions around the world. 
To sign up, applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 3 to 5 reference projects that combine the urban design with the industry planning to the email box of the Organizing Committee. (jizhouplan@163.com)
Awards:
First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 1,800,000RMB (USD $260,000) 
Second Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 500,000RMB (USD $72,000) 
All shortlisted teams (including prize winners) will each receive a stipend of 1,500,000 RMB (USD $216,000)
Timeline:
Registration Deadline: 28 October 2018 
Field-visit Date: 5 November 2018
Design Challenge:
As one of the important urban micro-centers in the Capital Development Circle, Jizhou District is an important gathering area for the relocation of non-capital functions. The new area, which is developed upon the Jizhou Station transportation hub, will become an important node for Jizhou District’s integration into Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The Competition intends to take Jizhou station as a media to break down urban barriers, integrate urban development, and implement the five concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing in urban space. It will fully interpret the current conditions of Jizhou including ecological background, regional cultural characteristics, tourism resources, location and transportation advantages, and industrial resources, and study the status and role of Jizhou District in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration.
The submitted design proposal should take into accounts the characteristics of the project area and functions of the region, and define the development orientation, industry positioning and urban function of the project around its core function as a transportation hub. The design proposal should also promote city-industry integration in Jizhou District, and shape the urban space of Jizhou, promoting its coordination with the surrounding cities and making it an example for micro-center development in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

RE-School 2018 Architecture Competition


Sponsor: Volume Zero
Type: Open, international, ideas
Eligibility: Open to all students and professionals, individually or in team of up to three.
Awards: $4000 USD total
Timetable:
25 January, 2019  – Submission Deadline
25 March, 2019    – Announcement of results
Design Challenge:
The world is growing at a break-neck speed today and with rapid urbanization and industrialization, it is demanding a constantly changing human intellect. To face the gradual transformations, the upcoming generations need to be moulded in a way that they can cope efficiently with the variations. Education can help initiate this change by altering the mindsets and outlook of people around the world.
Over the last decades, education has evolved into a vital necessity for people belonging to all facets of the ever-changing world. An important agent of social change, education not only helps in moulding young minds with values but also guides their intellectual development and boosts the society’s potential for its own progressive transformation. Education can help in the eradication of many social evils such as poverty, poor health, scarcity of food and water, pollution and other stigmas.
UNICEF, with its campaign ‘Education for All’, aims to educate 110 million children and help them find a school, making them capable to effectively face the burgeoning challenges of the changing world In spite of its significance, millions around the world lose the opportunity to learn, owing to inaccessible locations and lack of facilities, a situation that needs immediate attention and remediation. The agenda of providing the prospect of education to the isolated population needs to take fore in today’s day and age.
The participants are to design a multifunctional educational space to accommodate a capacity of 200 students from the age group of 5 to 11 years. These spaces should also function as an interactive space for the local community post school hours. The chosen site should be in a region where education is inaccessble. The built up area of the school should not exceed 500 square metres.
The designed spaces should be innovative, encourage learning for children as well as strengthen the communal spirit. The space should incite a healthy dialogue amongst the local communities. These spaces can work in unison during school hours or after. Thus, enhancing the social development.
Participants are encouraged to develop their own program. The spaces designed should not be limited to the standard activities viz. educational spaces, sanitary and administrative areas; the designs should promote innovative activities that stimulate accelerated learning and development.
For more information, go to: https://reschool.volzero.com/

AIANY New Practices New York: Consequence

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms in NYC. Sponsored by the AIANY New Practices Committee, this juried portfolio competition honors architects that utilize unique and innovative strategies, both in the projects they undertake and the practices they have established. Here's more information.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • New practices are defined as architecture and design firms founded after January 1, 2008
  • The competition is open to all architects and designers, registered and non-registered
  • Firm’s main office must be located within the five boroughs of NYC, including those that work internationally
  • All work for built projects must credit the architect of record for the project on the individual portfolio page
  • Theoretical and unbuilt work is welcome and encouraged


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mid-October 2018 Announcements


 

OVERVIEW

The AIAS is looking for members to share their sketches and renderings to showcase the work our members do and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their skill sets. This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Share your sketches and renderings on your Instagram account between September 11 and December 14, 2018, to enter the competition
  2. Tell us (in 1-2 sentences) what your sketch/rendering is about
  3. Tag the AIAS National Office on Instagram – @aiasorg @vectorworks
  4. Use the following hashtags: #AIASInStudio and #InStudioRender
Each Wednesday during the competition the National Officers will select their top five (5) submissions and feature them in the AIAS InStudio Highlights on Instagram. At the close of the competition, the jury will select three winners from the submissions posted between September 11 and December 14, 2018.
Winners will be announced at AIAS FORUM 2018 in Seattle, WA.
*Note: You must be an active AIAS member to participate*
**You must have a public Instagram account to participate**
***There is no limit to the number of sketches and renderings you can submit, but please choose your best!***

PRIZES

Three winners will be selected and their work will be showcased at AIAS FORUM 2018.
The winning cash prizes are as follows:
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100

DEADLINE

You must have uploaded your sketches and renderings to Instagram by 11:59 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018.
Please Note: Acknowledging the collaborative tendency of architecture studios in academic settings, In Studio Competitions are open to both individual work as well as group work. If an AIAS member chooses to submit a project, image, model, or sketch to any of the AIAS InStudio Competitions that was the product of more than one individual, it is important that all participants are aware of the submission and that their names are included in the associated description. Prior to submission, all individuals that contributed to the work being entered must come to a consensus regarding the allocation of the potential prize funds. Ideally, group submissions would donate their winning funds to their AIAS Chapter or split the funds equally. If an entry is chosen as a competition winner, the prize funds will be issued to the individual that submitted said work to distribute in accordance with their pre-determined distribution plan.

The Forge Prize: Vision in Steel for Architectural Excellence

Sponsors: ACSA, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Type: Open, two-stage
Fee: None
Eligibility: Open to designers practicing in the U.S. and Canada. Team leader should be an emerging professional in the process of licensure or within 10-years of licensure.
Challenge: Proposals for visionary design that embrace steel as the primary structural component. Projects can focus on Exposed Structural Steel (AESS), Modular Construction, Long-Span, Reuse Systems, Urban Density, etc., but are not limited in their scope or complexity.
Timetable:
16 January 2019 – Stage one submission deadline
February 2019 - Winners announced
May 2019 – Stage two submission deadline
Awards:
$10,000 (3) for shortlisted winners of stage one
$10,000 (1) Addition award for final prize winner
Jury: TbD
For information, go to:
Note: If you have difficulty opening this link, just google Forge Prize.

Runway Park Competition:

Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport Renewal Plan
Type: open international, student
Location: Nanjing, China
Fee: None
Eligibility: Open to those majoring in urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, and art design who are under 40.
Timetable:
15 November 2018 – Registration deadline
1 December 2018 – Submission deadline
Awards:
First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Second Prize (4 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, around 4,500USD)
Third Prize (10 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tax, around 1,500USD)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate
Jury: TbD
Design Requirements:
1. Design Principle
(1)The design must be original;
(2)The design should be both creative and interesting, combined with the history, culture and natural environment of Nanjing South New Town.
(3)The proposal should remark the material, construction form and technique (or crafts), as well as the suggestions for its operation and usage in future.
(4) The proposal should fully consider different needs of diverse group of people and provide urban space to suit activities of Nanjing citizens and tourists
2. Design Categories
Categories of the design vary from landscape furniture, urban installation, lightening device design (on the runway or the public space on the both sides) to urban signage system, participants could design a single work or a series of work based on the runway park as the site. The work in a series should be the one guided by a theme, while irrelevant and repeated pieces are not encouraged.
For more information, go to:
http://runwaypark_renewal.chinabuildingcentre.com/en_index.html

Oriental Bay Pavilion Competition

Organizer: ADEDU, New Zealand
Sponsors: Victoria University of Wellington; The University of Auckland; WelTec – Wellington Institute of Technology; Resene Paints Ltd
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Type: Open, international, ideas, single stage
Eligibility: This Architecture Ideas Competition is open to students and young professionals (under 40) in areas related to architecture. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). We also encourage and support the registration of architecture teaching institutions as this competition provides a realistic, compelling and challenging task for students.
Fees:
Early Birds (before 30.08.2018) – $20 /Team
Standard – $30 /Team
Entries From Developing Countries – $10 /Team
Teaching Institution Registration – $500
Awards:
1st Prize – 1,5000 NZD
2nd Prize – 1,000 NZD
3rd Prize – 500 NZD
5 Honorable Mentions
Timeline:
30 October 2018 – Design Proposal Submission
15 November 2018 – Results Announcement
Jury:
• Andy Thomson | President of Oriental Bay Residents Association (to be confirmed)
• Diane Brand | Professor at University of Auckland
• Harris Maragkos | Associate Director of AECOM
• Marc Aurel Schnabel | Professor at Victoria University of Wellington
• Pamela Bell | CEO of Prefab New Zealand
Design Challenge:
The site of this competition is the Band Rotunda which is located at the heart of Oriental Parade, one of the most beautiful and popular streets in Wellington. The area of the site is about 530 m2 with a semi-circular shape projecting into Wellington Harbour.
A bathing pavilion was built on the site in the nineteenth century. A second floor was subsequently added to the original art-deco structure in the late twentieth century which until recently accommodated a restaurant. After an earthquake in 2016, a crack in the foundation of the building indicated that the added floor was too heavy for the original design. City councilors and planners question whether we should bring the building back to its original design, or if we would be better off to create a new structure that expresses the spirit of our time. Creative and innovative proposals both the design of the new structure and for the use of the site are encouraged in this competition.
For more information, go to: adedu.co.nz/architecture-competition

2018 Steedman Fellowship Competition: Infrastructures


Sponsors: Sam Fox School of Architecture, St. Louis AIA
Type: Open, International, one-stage
Award: $50,000 Travel Fellowship
Language: English
Fee: none
Eligibility
The Steedman Fellowship is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, who has received an accredited degree in architecture within the last eight years. Fellows must be able to complete their proposed projects within 18 months of receiving the award.
Additionally, at the conclusion of their fellowship, Fellows must be available to travel to St. Louis to share their research with the Washington University and local AIA architectural communities. The exact presentation format will be decided between the Fellow and the Governing Committee, but it could take the form of a public lecture, exhibition, or collaborative design workshop.
Timeline:
15 August 2018 – Registration opens1 November 2018 – Submissions deadline
Jury
• Andrea Leers, FAIA, Leers Weinzapfel Architects, Boston (Chair)
• Marion Weiss, FAIA, Weiss Manfredi Architects, New York
• Lisa Iwamoto, Iwamoto Scott Architecture, San Francisco; Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley
  • Linda C. Samuels, Associate Professor of Urban Design, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Anna B. F. Ives, AIA
    Managing Partner, patternhn ivesDesign Challenge
    The Steedman 2018 jury seeks creative research proposals on the design impact and potential for infrastructures to positively contribute to a sustainable urban future.

The Berkeley Prize 2019: Architecture & Climate Resilience

Sponsor: UC Berkeley
Type: Open, international, essay, multi-stage
Fee: none
Language: English
Awards: Fellowship
1 November 2018 – (Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due
1 February 2019 – (Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’ 2,500-word essays due
Process:
The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition. 
The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to the Question (see eligibility requirements).  Undergraduate architecture students may team up with undergraduates from allied arts and social sciences programs.
From the pool of essay proposals received, approximately 25 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising. The selected individual students, or student teams, become Semifinalists.
These Semifinalists are invited to submit a 2,500-word essay, again in English, expanding on their proposals. A group of readers, composed of Committee members and invited colleagues, selects five-to-eight of the best essays and sends these Finalist essays to a jury of international academics and architects to select the winners.
At the conclusion of the Essay Competition submittals, all Semifinalists are also invited to submit for a BERKELEY PRIZE Travel Fellowship. Details for the Fellowship will be announced in the Spring 2019. Past Travel Fellowship Competition requirements, winning submissions, and follow-up reports by the winners are available to read here on the website.
Essay Question: Architecture & Climate ResilienceWhat have architects done in the past and what can they do in the future to help reduce the negative effects of climate and climate change?

International Competition in Architecture 2018 – Jacques Rougerie Foundation

Organizer: Fondation Jacques Rougerie
Type: Open, international, ideas
Languages: English, French
Eligibility: Open to architects, engineers, scientists, designers, landscape designers
Awards:
Innovation and Architecture for the Sea Awards
Grand Prix – €7 500
Focus: Floating constructions from recycled plastics of the seas – €2 500
Innovation and Architecture for Space Awards
Grand Prix – €7 500
Focus: Lunar village – €2 500
Architecture and Sea Level Rise Awards
Grand Prix – €7 500
Focus: The African Coastline – €2 500
Architecture solar innovations by the sea Students Awards
Grand Prix Akuo SunStyle – €10 000
Timeline:
9 November, 2018 – Registration & Submission Deadline
Design Challenge:
The Foundation‘s primary action is to encourage a different vision of tomorrow‘s world linked to the universes of Space and the Sea. In this perspective, the Foundation rewards audacity and architectural innovation on an international scale, by inviting the transdisciplinarity of the candidate teams.
These architectural projects will have to be based on emerging progress, a forward-looking vision, well-known transversal skills, and respond to the major current and future environmental challenges for greater industrial and technical responsibility.
These projects should take into account the precepts of sustainable development and contribute to the integration of the sea and space in the development of our society (innovative materials, techniques and fundamental advances in terms of design and development, saving energy or natural resources, recyclability, etc.).
For more information, go to: www.fondation-jacques-rougerie.com




Thursday, September 27, 2018

Late September 2018 Competition Call




The Grand Bayway by Common Ground
 (image © TLS Landscape Architecture)

The Berkeley Prize 2019: Architecture & Climate Resilience

Sponsor: UC Berkeley
Type: Open, international, essay, multi-stage
Fee: none
Language: English
Awards: Fellowship
1 November 2018 – (Stage One) 500-word essay proposal due
1 February 2019 – (Stage Two) Essay Semifinalists’ 2,500-word essays due
Process:
The Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Design Excellence endowment was established in the Department of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design to promote the investigation of architecture as a social art. Each year the PRIZE Committee selects a topic important to the understanding of the interaction of people and the built world that becomes the focus of the Essay Competition. 
The Committee poses a Question on this website related to the topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal in English responding to the Question (see eligibility requirements).  Undergraduate architecture students may team up with undergraduates from allied arts and social sciences programs.
From the pool of essay proposals received, approximately 25 are selected by the PRIZE Committee as particularly promising. The selected individual students, or student teams, become Semifinalists.
These Semifinalists are invited to submit a 2,500-word essay, again in English, expanding on their proposals. A group of readers, composed of Committee members and invited colleagues, selects five-to-eight of the best essays and sends these Finalist essays to a jury of international academics and architects to select the winners.
At the conclusion of the Essay Competition submittals, all Semifinalists are also invited to submit for a BERKELEY PRIZE Travel Fellowship. Details for the Fellowship will be announced in the Spring 2019. Past Travel Fellowship Competition requirements, winning submissions, and follow-up reports by the winners are available to read here on the website.
Essay Question: Architecture & Climate ResilienceWhat have architects done in the past and what can they do in the future to help reduce the negative effects of climate and climate change?

New Music Theatre in Poznan

Sponsors: City of Poznan, Poland
Type: International, open, two-stage
Fee: none
Language: Polish
Eligibility: Architects (Teams to be composed of an architect, acoustician and stage technologist
Process: The competition consists of two stages.
The participants shall submit the application for participation in the competition along with their portfolio. In the first stage they submit their own description of the vision. Then, 6 teams will be invited to the second stage and to submit their competition work with a model.
Timetable:
18 October 2018 – Registration deadline
Jury
• Joanna Bielawska-Pałczyńska, Urban Conservator
• Wojciech Grabianowski, Architect
• Przemysław Kieliszewski, Director of the Music Theatre
• Mariusz Napierała, Set Designer
• Janusz Lichocki, Managing Principal Epstein
• Piotr Sobczak, Architect of the City of Poznań
• Stefan Sholz, Architect
Prizes:
1st Place – 80,000 zloty (approx. $14,500)
2nd Place 50,000 zloty
3rd Place 30,000 zloty
Design Challenge:
The participant who wins the 1st prize will also be invited to negotiate the public contract for the development of the design and the cost-estimate documentation of the construction of the new seat of the Music Theatre.
For more information and rules, go to:  www.poznan.pl/konkurs_tm and http://bip.poznan.pl/http://bip.poznan.pl/

Plastics World Competition

Plastic Worlds Competition
Competition Details:
‘Plastic Worlds’ is open to all creatives – both professionals and/or students. Participants can compete individually or in a team of up to four people. Each team is asked to register and submit their proposals online by the 11th of January 2019, in the form of two digital A1 landscape sheets accompanied by an additional 500 words explanatory text. Models and videos are highly encouraged but are not mandatory.
The competition, which officially opens for registration on Tuesday the 11th of September 2018, is scheduled to run until the 11th of January 2019 at 11:00am (UK Time). Awarded entries will be officially announced online on the 11th of March 2019. Winners will be selected by an esteemed jury panel of experts, creatives, architects, designers and academics. The public will also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite designs online. The people’s favourite will go on to win the People’s Choice Award.
Plastic Worlds is Eleven’s twelfth international competition to date. Since their start in mid-2015, the challenges launched by this UK based magazine and creative agency have received great global success. Previous competitions have been exhibited in Europe and the USA, published in multiple international magazines such as the Architecture Review, the AJ, Dezeen, Archdaily and Designboom, and have been featured in Bustler’s ‘Top-10 Best Competitions of the Year Awards’ in 2015, 2016 and twice in 2017. 
For more information on Eleven’s Plastic Worlds challenge and to register, please visit: https://www.eleven-magazine.com/competitions/
Competition Schedule:
Competition Opens: 11th September 2018
Early Bird Fees change to Standard Fees: 9th October
Standard Fees change to Late Bloomer Fees: 28th December
Registration Closes / Submission Deadline: 11th January 2019 11:00am (UK Time)
Public Voting Opens Online: 16th January
Public Voting Closes Online: 10th March
Winners and Awarded Announced: 11th March
Competition Fees:
Early Bird: £60
Standard: £90
Late Bloomer: £120
Competition Awards:
– Winner: £2000
– Runner-Up: £400
– Minimum 6 Honourable Mentions: no cash (boo) but lots of glory (yay)!
– People’s Choice Award (selected by general public voting): £100 
*All of the awarded entries listed above will be published on Eleven’s ‘Elevenses’ feed, social media and Apple News channel. In addition, awarded entries will receive fantastic worldwide attention through Eleven’s media partners.
Confirmed Competition Jury (so far):
– Carl Precht (Director, Penda)
– Michael Pawlyn (Founder and Director, Exploration Architecture)
– Shannon Royden-Turner (Founder and Director, Actuality)
– Safia Qureshi (Founder and CEO, CupClub)
– Luca Maccarinelli (Associate, Spark* Architects)
– Richard MacCowan (Founder and Director, Biomimicry UK)
– Andrea Verenini (Editor in Chief, Eleven)
– Eloise Carr (Editor, Eleven)
Competition Organizers:
This competition is organised by Eleven, an architecture and creative-lifestyle magazine, design agency and online platform dedicated to creative innovation, architecture and design. Eleven is one of the leading competition generators, creating award-winning international challenges and publishing articles on the industry’s coolest people, places, ideas and designs.

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
    Awards:
    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
    Timeline:
    10 October 2018 – Submission Deadline
    27 November 2018 – Winners announced
    Jury:
    • 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.

    SCHEDULE
    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

    JURY
    Melike Altınısık
    Vincent Callebaut
    Marc Fornes
    Mitchell Joachim

    AWARDS
    1st place: US $5000
    2nd place: US $2000
    3rd place: US $1000
    For more information: http://www.evolo.us/registration-2019-skyscraper-competition/

    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): https://www.cgtrader.com/digital-art-competition ! 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.


    OPPORTUNITY
    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.


    SCHEDULE
    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.
       
       
    INTRODUCTION
    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.

    ABOUT THE COMPETITION
    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
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LA+ Iconoclast Call - $20K Prize https://laplusjournal.com/
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 http://laplusjournal.com or contact LA+ Editor in Chief, Tatum Hands, at laplus@design.upenn.edu. The competition jury chair, Professor Richard Weller, is available for comment or interview, upon request. Images are available.
   

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