Tuesday, 4 August 2009

3rd Advanced Architecture Contest - IAAC

3rd Advanced Architecture Contest INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

IaaC 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest - The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the 3rd Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of THE SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY: Envisioning the habitat of the future.

The aim of this architecture competition is to promote on-line discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.

The contest is open to architects, planners, designers and artists who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, socialization and globalization, with a view to enhancing the connected self-sufficiency of our cities.

The prize (Total value: 60.000, 00 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the Juries following the bases scheme.

This Architecture Competition Jury, which is composed of architects, directors of some of the world's foremost architecture schools, and mayors of prominent cities around the globe is looking for outstanding proposals for any city in the world, at any scale, and within any timescale.

The competition prizes will consist of three scholarships for the IaaC Masters in Advanced Architecture for academic year 2010-11, cash prizes, and the latest generation of large-format HP printers. The selected projects will go on show in a major exhibition, due to open in Barcelona in May 2010, which will then travel to key cities around the world. The best projects will also be featured in a book to be published by Actar. The project is supported by the Spanish Ministry of Housing, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council, and the publishing house "Actar".

The Registration is FREE,
and the competition entries should be submitted digitally in PDF files via the Internet

Reference link : http://www.advancedarchitecturecontest.org/

Friday, 27 February 2009

Gotong Royong City
Envisioning the Future of Jakarta
International Architectural and Urban Design Competition

The International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR) 2009 in collaboration with Ikatan Arsitek Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of Architects Jakarta Chapter) is pleased to announce an idea competition on the theme of ‘gotong royong city’ in the context of the extended metropolitan region of Jakarta. Three winning entries will be selected by an international jury for exhibition in the IABR 2009 and awarded prizes totaling 7,000 Euros.

The competition is open to all professionals and students in architecture, urban design and related disciplines. Entrants are encouraged to form inter-disciplinary teams including sociologists, artists, planners, anthropologists, engineers, economists etc.


Stephen Cairns (Edinburgh University, subcurator IABR 2009)

Kees Christiaanse (KCAP Rotterdam, curator IABR 2009)

Vedran Mimica (Berlage Institute Rotterdam)

Andrea Peresthu (TU Delft)

Daliana Suryawinata (SHAU Rotterdam, the why factory, subcurator IABR 2009)


A total amount 7,000 eur will be distributed as follows:

1 Winner 1,500 eur prize + 1,500 eur*

1 Runner-up 750 eur prize + 1,500 eur

1 Honorable mention 250 eur prize + 1,500 eur

*An additional funding of maximum 1,500 eur will be awarded to each winning team to develop the project further to integrate with the thematic aims of the IABR 2009. This development will be anchored by a workshop to be held in Jakarta where a number of the competition jury will work with competition winners.


Online registration is open from 27 Feb – 14 Mar 2009. Registration is free. There will be a 6-digit code sent to your email address upon the completion of registration. This code will be used to judge all entries anonymously. Therefore it is essential to include this code in your submission.

Registration Closes : 14 March

Submission Dates : 27Feb – 6 Apr (24.00 NL time, GMT +1)

Results Announced : 13 April

Official website of the competition :

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

International Architecture Contest for the development of designs for two Benetton multistorey buildings in Teheran

International Architecture Contest for the development of designs for two Benetton multistorey buildings in Teheran

Designing in Teheran is an international contest open to creatives, designers and architects, who are called upon to develop a design for two multistorey buildings, hereafter A and B, set in the Iranian city of Teheran.

Deadline : March 27th, 2009

Jury :
Odile Decq
Cino Zucchi
Makio Hasuike
Tobia Scarpa
Luis Pereira Miguel
Tatiana Sambo
Michele Zanella

Prizes :

The total prize money is Euro 30,000.00 for each building.

The winner for A and the winner for B will be awarded Euro 20,000.00 each.

The remaining two finalists for each building (four finalists), will be awarded Euro 5,000.00 each.

Should the contest, for any reason, end without a classification of merit or without winners, the Jury will divide the total prize money between the designs considered worthy of recognition. If the same person wins for both A and B, the prize money will be combined.

Further information : http://www.benettongroup.com/designinginteheran/

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

20+10+X Architecture Awards 3rd Cycle

20+10+X Architecture Awards 3rd Cycle

The aim of the WA Community Awards is to highlight and publish remarkable projects that might otherwise remain unnoticed by the international public but have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

Awarding follows a most democratic procedure where all member’s ratings and the votes of all Honorary Members are effective in the final decisions.

Registrations are completely FREE so that all architects can participate both as candidates and judges.

Architects from ALL countries can submit ALL of their buildings (realized or not) for the appreciation of the WA Community. Recent projects (not older than 10 years) will have more chances to be shortlisted for the Awards. Students, landscape architects, engineers may also submit for the awards projects they are the author of: we do not check or accredit diplomas.

Deadline: 23 January 2009
(All projects submitted OR UPDATED by their architects after 24 October 2008 will be evaluated for the 3rd Cycle.)

Competition website : http://www.worldarchitecture.org

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Woburn Public Library Expansion "Ideas" Competition

Woburn Public Library Expansion "Ideas" Competition

The Challenge
  • How would you provide 25,000 square feet of additional space for the library and the services required in the 21st century?
  • How does this additional space impact and/or relate to the original building?
  • What improvements can be made to the site and surrounding areas to reinforce the library's critical role as the "center" of town and source of local pride?

The intent of this "Ideas" competition is to:

  • Broaden the field of ideas through bold clear concepts (similar to a sketch problem charrette) for the restoration and expansion of the library building
  • Point out the complexities and opportunities that are inherent when adding on to an historically and aesthetically significant building by a renowned architect of the 19th century
  • To raise the awareness of this beautiful piece of architecture for the people of Woburn and others
Who Can Apply?

Any interested party


This is an IDEAS competition only. The winner of this competition does not get the commission for the actual project. These ideas are to be shown to the selected architect that will be chosen through a standard public selection process. The competition entries become the property of the Woburn Public Library on submittal.

Entry Specifications
(see Application Package at the competition website for specific details)
  • Each entry will include 3 presentation boards
  • The entries are to be delivered to the Woburn Public Library, 45 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801 no later than 5:00pm, Friday January 23rd, 2009.
Awards and Exhibits
  • Awards:
    • First Place Award is $2500
    • Second Place Award is $1500
    • Third Place Award is $500
  • Awards reception date to be determined
  • Select entries will be exhibited at Pink Comma Gallery (www.pinkcomma.com) and the Woburn Public Library (www.woburnpubliclibrary.org). Dates to be determined.

Sherida E. Paulsen, FAIA
(Principal, PKSB Architects; President 2009, AIA New York Chapter; Former Chair, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission)

Preston Scott Cohen, AIA
(Principal, Preston Scott Cohen, Inc.; Chair, Department of Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design)

Amanda Lawrence
(Principal, PRAXIS)

Jessica Pineo Lohnes, AICP
(Principal, FOLLIES)

Gretchen Von Grossmann, AIA, AICP, LEED AP
(Principal, Von Grossmann & Company)

Competition website : http://www.woburnpubliclibrarycompetition.com/index.php

2009 AIA Ideas Competition

2009 AIA Ideas Competition

"The invisibility of our modernist tradition to the general consciousness puts an entire and vital period of our heritage at risk," wrote Arleyn Levee, one of those who tried to save the house, in an e-mail. "We need to find some way to highlight this current disaster and turn it around into a positive learning case study."

The AIA Committee on Design (COD) invites architects, students, and allied design professionals to submit sketches to the international 2009 COD Ideas Competition, titled "Listening to the Past, Looking to the Future: A House for Today." In this unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the legacy of modernist design through a concept design problem.

Winners will receive funding to attend the COD Spring Design Conference in Boston and have their work exhibited at the 2009 AIA National Convention in San Francisco. Selected entries will be displayed on the AIA Web site.

Jury :

Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA (chair), Boston, Mass.
Robert Campbell, FAIA, Architecture Critic for the Boston Globe, Cambridge, Mass.
Marcus Springer, RIBA, LEED AP, Sasaki,Watertown, Mass.

Registration template and form : contact Allison Fax (afax@aia.org)

Registation/entry fee (no later than February 13, 2009) :
AIA Member: $100
Non-AIA member: $150
Associate AIA member: $75
Student: $30

Deadline : March 13, 2009, 5 pm.

Web site : http://www.aia.org/cod_ideas

Sunday, 14 September 2008

TU DELFT Ideas Competition

TU DELFT Ideas Competition

On 13 May 2008, the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) was unexpectedly reduced to ashes by a devastating fire.
It was shocking to see how this sturdy building, which was full of valuable collections and always bustling with activity, turned out to be so vulnerable.
Both in a material and an emotional sense, the fire was undoubtedly a major loss.
The fire shook the foundations of the Dutch architectural community. Nevertheless, this community soon joined forces to set to work again.
The Faculty of Architecture in Delft was already renowned the world over for its decisive, innovative and pragmatic approach.
And it is precisely thanks to this characteristic attitude that the Faculty’s sorrow regarding the loss was coupled with an enthusiastic and unflagging energy to enter a new phase. Indeed, the loss of the faculty building also offers new opportunities.
Opportunities to take a fresh and critical look at the education of the future, opportunities to realise a modern, innovative and refreshing design for the university building, which can hold its own in terms of power and presence with the well-known Bouwkunde building from the years of Van den Broek and Bakema.
Precisely because it intends to realise this specific ambition, the Faculty of Architecture has decided to organise an open international ideas competition, in preparation of a project competition for the new faculty building in 2009.

Liesbeth van de Pol
(Chair, Chief Government Architect, The Netherlands)
Mark Wigley (Architect, Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School, USA)
Rahul Mehrotra (Architect, Professor Department of Architecture MIT, USA)
Yung Ho Chang (Architect, Professor and Head Department of Architecture MIT, USA)
Herman Hertzberger (Architect, Emeritus Professor TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Kees Kaan (Architect, Professor TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Ole Bouman (Director of NAi, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Wytze Patijn (Architect, Dean of Faculty of Architecture TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Leanne Reynen (Student Faculty of Architecture TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Herma de Wijn (Secretary, Architect, The Netherlands)

Deadline for registration : 6 November 2008, 12 noon Dutch local time
Deadline for submissions : 13 November 2008, 12 noon Dutch local time

Complete informations available at: