Friday, January 25, 2019

Late January Announcements

View of the site from the north bank of the Parramatta River

Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta

Sponsor: MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences), Australian Institute of Architects
Type: Open, two-stage, international (RfQ)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Eligibility: Professionals; Interested international teams will be required to partner with a registered Australian architect
Fees: None
Language: English
18 March 2019 – Expressions of Interest deadline
Compensation: At least five finalist teams will be selected, and each team will receive an honorarium of AUD $150,000
Interested teams will need to demonstrate capability as a lead architect on a built project of comparable complexity and program of at least AUD $200M or, alternatively, provide evidence of their ability to deliver a buildable, memorable facility exemplifying design excellence within the construction budget for the base building, public realm and pedestrian bridge (set at AUD $400M). International teams will need to partner with a registered Australian architect.
Craig A. Limkin
 (on AEDT)Create (0) 2 8289 6659

LAGI 2019

Sponsor: LAGI (Land Art Generator Initiative)
Type: Open, one-stage, international
Location: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi
The 24th World Energy Congress will be the venue for the awards ceremony and the exhibition of 25 shortlisted projects designed for Masdar City. The 2020 World Future Energy Summit will host a second exhibition and book launch.
Eligibility: Professionals, students
Fees: None
Language: English
12 May 2019 – Submission deadline
First Prize -US$40,000
Second Prize – US$10,000
Design Challenge:
The sponsor seeks an iconic work of art for a landmark site within Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The artwork will use renewable energy technology as a medium of creative expression and will provide on-site energy production consistent with the master plan of the city.
The goal of LAGI 2019 is to bring forward a portfolio of feasible concept designs that push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s renewable energy technologies. To ensure that the proposals are constructible, this will be the first LAGI design competition that will provide a capital cost restriction as a part of the design brief. The cost per watt of installed nameplate capacity is meant to provide guidance and steer proposals towards technologies that are ready for implementation. The limit has been set to coincide with the approximate cost per watt of installed solar photovoltaic panels as it existed in 1992, the year of the first United Nations Framework on Climate Change meeting (the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro). Since then, the cost of installed solar has fallen more than 85%. Celebrating this achievement that has placed solar at parity with fossil fueled electricity, you are asked to reinvest this cost margin into the artistic elements of your design. You are free to use any renewable energy technology, as long as your estimated cost per watt installed does not exceed $20 USD.
For more information and to enter:



12.03.18 full brief released
02.04.19 final submission
Two $2,500 prizes - 1 winning student team, 1 winning professional team
A competition to explore innovative interventions of underutilized spaces.
The Corridor Reuse Design Challenge is a competition to explore innovative interventions and design responses to one of the most typical and overlooked elements in large civic buildings -- the corridor. Intended to serve as egress for large flows of people during concentrated periods of time (can you hear the school bell now?), corridors take up a large portion of a building’s footprint yet oftentime are forgotten.
The challenge invites creative thinkers to imagine the future life of school buildings and civic buildings that have outlived their original use. Adaptive building reuse is critical to the future development of communities and serves as an opportunity for new ideas and uses.
The competition will be grounded in Bok, a repurposed vocational school in South Philadelphia where classrooms have been converted into creative maker’s spaces, small offices, and studios, but the massive 14’ wide corridors remain unchanged. These spaces are the core of the building and have great potential to enhance community, connectivity, productivity, and interaction. We are challenging designers to reimagine the use of underutilized corridors - the ‘streets’ of a buildings.
* Registration is free and non-committal. Registering guarantees that you will receive the full competition brief and all updates.
For more information and to register -

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New Year Announcements

January 2019 Announcements 

Disruptive Design Challenge: Making Homeownership Affordable in Chicago

Sponsors: Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, LISC Chicago, AIA Chicago, Northern Trust, and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives 
Type: Open, three-stage, anonymous 
The competition will be organized in three stages: Ideas (Stage I), Design (Stage II) and Realization (Stage III)
Locations: West Humboldt Park and Bronzeville, Chicago (Specific sites will be announced at the beginning of phase 2)
Language: English

Fees: None


This Design Competition is open to all with the following exclusions:

Entries shall not have been previously published in any competition publication, whether printed, online or otherwise.

Entries shall not have been selected as finalists, winner, honorable mention, etc. in any other competition

It is strongly recommended that each team include a licensed architect in Phase 1. Those selected to continue on to Phase 2 will be required to include a licensed architect. The winning project must include or engage an architect licensed in the state of Illinois
Current employees of Disruptive Design funders, jurors, sponsors, or task force organizations are not eligible to enter. Teams submitting to Phase 1 will be required to sign a disclosure of non-affiliation prior to jurying

Phase 1: ENDS JANUARY 31, 2019. One submission per entrant, please!

Submission requirements:
See link to competition brief below

Awards: Each of five finalists, selected to participate in Stage 3, will receive $10,000 each. The winner will receive an additional $20,000 and the right to negotiate for the commission.
Design Challenge: Architects must innovate for affordability, utilizing new construction materials and methods, and providing single-family homes with opportunities for live-work situations, growing families, aging in place, accessibility for people with disabilities, and a new focus on the “gig” economy. The cost of a single family home should not exceed $250,000.

PHASE I: Ideas
In this phase, submitters will register their team and be asked to:
1. Submit a written narrative that describes their design and program, up to 250 words.
2. Respond to a series of targeted questions that w ill assist a jury in understanding how each submission addresses the hard cap on construction and sales costs, affordability gap, economic and environmental sustainability, zoning, and wealth-building components of their idea.
3. Submit one drawing of their proposed design
Questions can be found in the submission details included in this document. A jury will review all submissions. Five submissions from Phase I will continue on to Phase II. Phase I will open on December 1st, and conclude on January 31st.

PHASE II: Design
The five participants selected to move forward from Phase I will be given a $10,000 stipend to continue work on their proposal. Phase II participants will produce site plans, sections, elevations, high-resolution renderings, and another narrative that aggregates the information provided in Phase I . Phase II participants will be notified in February 2019.

PHASE III: Realization
A jury of architects, city officials, academics, and developers will judge Phase II submissions. Residents of both Bronzeville and Humboldt Park w ill also be invited to submit their feedback on the final five designs. Phase III moves outside of the juried competition and invites the jury-selected winner to work alongside the developer, Related Midwest, to build their vision into reality. The final winner of the competition will receive an additional prize of $20,000.

There will be multiple sites located in 2 competition neighborhoods: West Humboldt Park and Bronzeville. The sites are representative of typical Chicago lots – 25’ w ide x 125’ long w ith minimum zoning of RT4. Competition entries should address the context of both of these neighborhoods.
Specific addresses for neighborhood sites will be announced at the beginning of Phase I I . Some context on the neighborhoods can be found here:

Humboldt Park: a75815e94fee/humboldt_park_qlp_2005.pdf
Bronzeville: 5346be1e3459/quad_communities_qlp_2005.pdf

The City of Chicago Zoning Code should be follow ed for required front and rear setbacks. Since a goal of this competition is to dev elop an affordable housing prototype, all entries should fit on a standard 25’ Chicago lot regardless of the actual lot w idth. Therefore, the typical side yard setback w ould dictate a maximum 19’ w ide building. A zoning v ariance for liv e-work units may be considered. Refer to City of Chicago Zoning Code for current allowable uses in residential zones.

For more information, go to:
Contact: Sarah Brune, NHS Chicago | | 773-329-4150


Fondation Domus Competition

Type: Open, one-stage, anonymous
Location: Ardon, Switzerland Language: French
Eligibility: Open to registered architects and engineers residing in countries that are members of GATT and WHO (teaming with a Swiss firm is encouraged.)
20 December 2018 – Q&A period ends
22 March 2019 – Submission of documents
5 April 2019 – Submission of model
• Philippe Venetz, architecte cantonal, président du jury
• Stephanie Bender, Dr ès Sciences, architecte EPFL SIA FAS, Lausanne
• Yves Milani, architecte ETH SIA, Zurich
• Miguel Fernández Ruiz, Dr ès Sciences | ingénieur civil UPM, Ecublens

Deputy jurors:
• Laurent Mayoraz, architecte SBMA
• Antonio Garcia, ingénieur civil EPF, Ecublens
A total of CHF116,000 has been set aside for distribution to 4-6 finalists
Design challenge:
The conversion of an existing psychiatric and rehabilitation facility to conform to modern standards, including a contextual addition which should conform to preservation requirements.
For more information and the competition brief:


2018 Chicago Prize Competition: Crossing the Line

Organizers: The Chicago Architectural Club
Competition Type: Open, Ideas, International
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Eligibility: The 2018 Chicago Prize Competition is open to anyone with a vision for Crossing the Line: students, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, designers and artists.
27 December, 2018 – Early Registration deadline
21 January, 2019 – Registration and Submission deadline
1st Prize: $1,500
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500
Honorable mentions may be awarded at the
discretion of the jury but will receive no cash prize.

Design Challenge:
Chicago is a product of its lines – lines that conceptually and physically demarcate, regulate, contain, separate , and knit together our physical environment. These seams and boundaries, through their thickness and content, have the power to both connect and divide. Some lines, like the invisible one that Eugene Williams inadvertently crossed, segregate groups of people to devastating effect without leaving a physical trace. Others, such as those encircling parishes and neighborhoods, bring people together and foster identities that remain strong even after the lines themselves disappear from maps. Ward and police district boundaries can determine the distribution of power and resources between communities. Zoning boundaries separate the cityscape into distinct parcels, their character and growth set into motion by planners for decades to come. Revitalized infrastructural lines, such as the 606, are a magnet for visitors and investors, setting off a ripple of urban regeneration along their length.

Crossing the Line will investigate these lines and many others, and the issues they raise in the city of Chicago.

Glass Walls and Operable Partitions by ModernfoldStyles


As a way of giving back to the communities we serve, we are proud to be hosting our 2019 “Workplace of the Future” Design Competition to help support and promote the field of architecture and interior design. We encourage eligible U.S. graduate and undergraduate students* majoring in architecture or interior design within the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area to use their creativity and innovative ideas to express their vision of the “Workplace of the Future.”
  1. Eligibility. You must be 18 years of age or older and attending an accredited school within the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area majoring in architecture or interior design. Entrants must also be attending school in the Fall Semester of 2019.
  2. Contest Period. The Contest begins January 2, 2019 12:00 am Eastern Time (ET) Zone in the United States and ends on April 5, 2019, 11:59 pm (ET) (“Contest Period”). All dates are subject to change.
  3. Fill out the Entry Form in its entirety. A confirmation email will be sent with submission instructions.
  4. One entry only per Entrant. Entries to be provided in digital format only. No hard copies will be accepted. Each entry must include a floor plan, supporting statement, and 7 – 10 renderings of the design in PDF and/or JPG format (6 MB max.). Each page may include a maximum of 3 drawings/renderings on a 11” x 17” page with a brief description of each space. NOTE: Please do not include your name, school affiliation, and company branding (company names or logos).
  5. Who are you designing for?
    • Law Firm located in New York City made up of roughly 150 employees: 20 Partners, CFO + 10 finance support team, CIO + 5 IT support, CMO + 6 marketing / PR staff, COO + 5 operations team members, 20 Counsels, 20 Lawyers, 15 Paralegals, 15 Corporate Associates, 15 Associates, 7 human resources staff, 10 administrative support, and 2 receptionists.
  6. Design parameters required in your drawing (DOWNLOAD the BLANK OFFICE SPACE PDF) illustrates locations of elevators, stairs, emergency exits, window locations, ceiling height, and beams). Be as innovative and creative with the office space around these non-negotiable, fixed parameters:
    • Approximately 20,300 sq. ft.
    • 12′ finished ceiling height
    • Common area(s) such as restrooms
    • Must comply with New York City building codes
  7. Supporting statement. Provide a caption for your drawing. A supporting statement will be required that articulates your vision of the “Workplace of the Future.” Acceptable formats:
    • Written – Maximum word count: 500
    • Video – Maximum length: 2 minutes (YouTube or Vimeo with a link included with your submission)
  8. Event presentation. You must agree to attend ModernfoldStyles Customer Appreciation Event and present your submission to our Judging Panel (5 minutes)


Arnold W. Brunner Grant - Call for entries by  February 1, 2019

This grant furthers advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a final written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation.  More information can be found here.

Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals - May 1 Entry Deadline
This award (of up to $5K) was founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for intelligent criticism among future professionals. The award is not intended as a prize for individuals, but is intended to support the ongoing publication of student-edited journals whose subject matter could include architectural design, history, and theory.  Click here for more information. 

Design that Educates Awards 2019

The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) investigate the educational potential of architecture and design. The ability to communicate the implemented solutions and features is the main theme of the awards. Such an informational layer of design and architecture provides an important (yet not fully explored) opportunity for a dialog between the user and the designer. The result—a new type of learning environment—provides a space for the exploration of both the design itself and its relation to the vaster context. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges will select the most outstanding examples. The objective of the awards is to recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that educate.  Late registration deadline is 1 February 2019.


What is a Hotel Competition

What is a Hotel Competition

New Design Contest by Switch Competitions
The aim of this competition is to question the very notion of a hotel and confront the stereotypes and conventions of this building typology. The competition encourages the participants to explore new possibilities and come up with innovative and unorthodox solutions that can enhance and change the boundaries of hotel architecture.
This is an idea competition where the participants are free to create their own vision for a hotel that could be manifested in the form of architecture, art, system, poetry, product etc. The participants are free to re-interpret the idea of a ‘hotel’ w.r.t to its program, function, architecture wherein the scale of intervention, functional program, specifications, dimensions and site are not given and they can be arranged by the participants to better suit their proposal.
The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.  Click here for more information.
Standard Registration: 80 EUR PER TEAM – 1st January 2019 – 30th January 2019
Submission deadline: 31st January 2019
Result: 25th February 2019

House In Forest Design Competition

28 Feb 2019: Registration Deadline
1 Mar 2019: Submission Deadline

Title: Open Call: House In Forest 2019 – Tiny House

Subject: Open architectural/landscape/planning competition

Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals

Type: Open

Language: English


Organizer: HIF Committee

Price: USD 35/45/55

Keywords: House, Forest, Architecture, Design, Landscape, Planning

“Less is More” – Mies Van der Rohe, Architect

The 5th annual international design competition by this organisation is designed to challenge and seek the creation of a tiny house with ideas and concepts in architectural design, as well as landscape design and site planning. The aim of this competition is to promote our ideas of protecting the forest and its environment, as well as focusing on urban design problems, while simultaneously raising awareness of the sustainability.

This year’s competition focuses on houses of a limited site area, seeking an extraordinary architectural style with creative designs.

Your tiny house design must be over no more than two floors with a total amount of 30sqm (320sqft) site plan, and has to feature four basic components: living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The competition seeks the creation of a tiny house for one or two people to live comfortably with ideas and concepts in architectural design with site planning.

Whoever you are students or professional architects, or experienced designers, working individually or in teams, we warmly welcome you to take participate in this competition. Winning participants will receive cash prize with certificate.

Total prizes: $1,000, including $500 for the first place winner.

Winning projects will be posted on the official website as a competition portfolio with exhibition launched.

Please visit website for more details


31 Jan 2019 Standard Registration

28 Feb 2019 Last Minute Registration

01/03/2019 Submission Deadline

01/03/2019 – 30/04/2019 Jury Deliberation

01/05/2019 Announcement of Winners


First Prize – $500 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

Second Prize – $300 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

Third Prize – $200 + Certificate + Portfolio Publication

10 Honorable Mentions to be published on the official website


Please visit

Monday, December 3, 2018

December Announcements

Buffalo’s “High-Line“ Competition: Reimagining the DL&W Corridor 

Sponsor: Western New York Land Conservancy
Type: Open, International, one-stage, ideas
Eligibility: Professionals, students, teams
Fee: none
Language: English
11 January 2018 – Q&A period ends
10 February 2018 – Registration deadline
15 February 2018 – Submission deadline
•  Charles Davis II, Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Criticism, University at Buffalo
• Ken Greenberg, Principal of Greenberg Consultants/author of Walking Home – the life and lessons of a city builder
• Sara Heidinger, President of the Old First Ward Community Association/co-owner Undergrounds Coffee House & Roastery
• Chris Reed, Founding Director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design
• Robert Shibley, Professor and Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning/UB Campus Architect/Senior Fellow at the UB Regional Institute
• Janne SirĂ©n, Director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
• Ana Traverso-Krejcarek, Manager of the High Line Network, at Friends of the High Line
First Place: $7,500
Second Place: $3,000
Third Place: $1,000
Community Choice Award: $3,000
Proposals should:
• Align with the 2018 community vision plan’s guiding principles and strategies (available at and from the Supporting Materials and Data website);
• Incorporate inspirational, innovative and inclusive urban design that is practical and achievable. An initial cost estimate for the construction of the trail and greenway is approximately $21 million;
• Enhance natural wildlife habitats and use native plants;
Consider connections and amenities;
• Ensure connections to adjacent parks, trails and the waterfront as well as possible features and amenities within the context of the surrounding geography and land use;
• Consider locations of trail and greenway entrances and access implications on existing communities and amenities, including both primary and secondary entrances to the corridor;
• Explore the potential for additional recreational amenities adjacent to the corridor:
• Incorporate comfort stations and respite areas along the corridor that provide, for example, restrooms and nursing stations.
• Promote access for multiple users and uses:
• Accommodate the potential for future consideration of light rail along the corridor, with particular attention to the western most section of the corridor between the DL&W terminal and Louisiana Street.
• Strive for universal access.
• Consider year-round uses and access, including winter uses in a cold-weather climate.
• Design each area to fit the context of the surrounding neighborhoods and consider several of the key features in the four different sections of the corridor described on the following pages.
For more information and to register, go to:

New Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Parramatta, Sydney

Sponsor: New South Wales Government, Australia
Type: International, RfQ, invited via shortlist
Language: English
Jury: Independent international jury
Competiiton adviser: Malcolm Reading Consultants
December 2018 – Competition opens
For notification of competition launch, go to:

Sponsor: Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation
Coordinator: RIBA
Type: open, international, ideas, two-stage
Language: English
Eligibility: Students enrolled in an accredited architecture program
11 December 2018 – Registration deadline
13 December 2018 – Submission deadline
21 January 2019 – Shortlist for stage 2 announced
7 March 2019 – Stage 2 deadline for submissions
It is intended that four teams will be selected to proceed to the second phase of the competition. Each short‐listed team who submits a phase two entry and attends the clarification interview will each receive an honorarium of £6,000 plus VAT, with an additional £6,000 winner’s prize fund.
The honorarium will be paid to the architectural practice leading each design team. Other than the stated honorarium payments, no further expenses will be paid to short‐listed teams.
The winning team will be commissioned by the Foundation to provide an indicative master plan for Site LG1, which will form part of the Development Brief and will be used as part of the marketing and partner recruitment exercise. This will be a paid for commission, separate from the Design Competition.
The winning team will also be invited by the Foundation to meet its appointed development partner and make a submission for the appointment of lead master planner for Site LG1
Design Challenge:
This design ideas competition aims to discover new designs for a modern garden city to meet the needs of the 21st century, whilst recapturing the pioneering spirit that led to the development of the world’s first garden city at Letchworth.
For more information, and to enter:

Architecture at Zero


Sponsors: Pacific Gas & Electric Co.; AIA California
Location: California State University, Monteray Bay, CA
Language: English
$275 – Architects, Engineers, Designers
No entrance fee for Students!
10 January 2019 – Registration deadline
28 January 2019 – Submission deadline
Awards: $25,000 has been set aside for both professionals and students
• Gregg D. Ander, FAIA
• Marsha Maytum FAIA, LEED AP
• Cole Roberts PE, LEED® AP, Arup
• Paul Torcellini, PhD PE, NREL
• Lynn N. Simon, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Certified Coach
• Allison Grace Williams, FAIA
Design Challenge:
The Architecture at Zero competition challenge is to create a zero net energy recreation center at the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay.  Two new buildings will be constructed in two phases and will replace two existing buildings and parts of two parking lots.
There are two parts to the competition:
First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program outlined below. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design two attached buildings in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance. In order to demonstrate the building design and its performance, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation.

Women in Architecture (WIA) Recognition Award 

The Women in Architecture committee launched this new component to its annual Recognition program in 2010. Please plan to submit for 2018 if you expect to achieve licensure. Submission deadline is December 19, 2018. Entry package must be submitted as one pdf file (max 6MB) to

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.

Daniela Gusman
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Rise - Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise
T: +1 954 296 9889 E:
For more information, go to:

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. (
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)
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
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:

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