September 6, 2018
- 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, IdeasLA+ ICONOCLAST asks you to redesign New York’s Central Park, which has been fictionally devastated by eco-terrorists.
Location: New York City
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
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 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
1st place: US $5000
2nd place: US $2000
3rd place: US $1000For 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.
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.
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.