Archinect - News 2015-05-24T15:45:55-04:00 Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners Justine Testado 2015-05-20T04:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T00:38:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RIBA celebrated the winners of the 2015 London Awards, which highlights top-notch architectural design within the London capital region. Starting from 159 entries down to a final shortlist of 67 projects, 38 projects won awards during a recent evening ceremony at the National Theatre. A few of the winners scored extra in receiving London Special Awards, including the RIBA London Building of the Year Award.</p><p>The regional London Awards are considered an honor, but they're just the start of a series of RIBA competitions. Regional winners will be considered for the RIBA National Award. Once the National winners are announced in June, those winners will finally advance to compete for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for best building of the year.</p><p>Here's a few of this year's London Awards winners:</p><p><strong>The Foundry, SE11</strong> by Architecture 00 Ltd<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Foyles, WC2H by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Architect of the Year A...</p> Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday Sponsor 2015-05-19T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T17:18:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The entry deadline for all WAF entries is this Friday. Submit your completed or future projects in to one or more of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 categories</a> open for entries.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Entry Deadline:</strong> Friday May 22<br><strong>Cost to enter: </strong>$930 USD per entry</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Enter now</strong></a></p><p>Why enter?</p><p>WAF and INSIDE finalists will receive more exposure and media coverage than ever before, providing you with the chance to reach new markets and gain new commissions.</p><ul><li>Reach new markets and clients through WAF&rsquo;s global PR coverage &ndash; last year finalists were featured on the BBC, CNN, MSN and Yahoo as well as our media partners including Archinect, Dezeen, ArchDaily and The Architects Newspaper</li><li>Increase your online visibility by being permanently listed on the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li>Overall winners will feature in exclusive filmed interviews on Dezeen which receives 2.1million unique visitors per month</li><li>New for 2015 - all winners will receive a V2.Com gift certificate for one press kit distribution worth $1,525</li><li>New for 2015 - all shortlisted projects will be...</li></ul> Designs of the Year 2015 narrows down to six Category Winners Justine Testado 2015-05-19T01:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T12:46:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>And then there were six. The Design Museum in London revealed the Category Winners for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year</a> 2015. The museum's international competition and exhibition are popular for showcasing an array of distinctive projects that can undoubtedly attract broader public attention to contemporary design, but also prove the relevancy of design and its potential impact in society.</p><p>The competition jury sifted through submissions from international design stars, emerging startups, and students. After selecting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominees</a> total this past February, the jury picked one winner for each category: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category appears to have been omitted.) This year's winners include ads of deformed vegetables for an anti-food waste campaign, a monolithic eco-designed university building, Google's self-driving car, and microchips engineered to operate like human organs.</p><p>&darr; <strong>ARCHITECTURE</strong>: UC INNOVATION CENTER &ndash; ANACLETO ANGELINI<br>Designed by...</p> Barozzi / Veiga, Arquitectura-G, and Atelier YokYok are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-18T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T15:05:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #60 for May 11-15, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin wins 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin in Szczecin, Poland by Barozzi / Veiga won the coveted 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The biennial &euro;60,000 prize is considered to be one of Europe's highest-ranking contemporary architecture awards.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Luz House wins Emerging Architect Special Mention from 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Luz House designed by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARQUITECTURA-G</a> received the &euro;20,000 cash prize for the Emerging Architect Special Mention, following the announcement of the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award winner. Completed in 2013, Arquitectura-G restored and redesigned the private single-family house for client Luz Almeida.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2015 RAMSA Travel Fe...</strong></a></p> Bigger than a Breadbox winner "The Pulp Canopy" will be showcased at Boston Society of Architects in June Justine Testado 2015-05-14T20:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:46:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kh&ocirc;ra exhibition curators Robert Trumbour and Aaron Willette organized the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bigger than a Breadbox, Smaller than a Building competition</a> as a means to explore the medium of installation in the architectural realm, specifically the medium's increasing appeal among emerging architects and designers due to its dual spatial-artistic qualities.</p><p>For the competition, entrants had to further develop a previous proposal into a new site-specific installation for the Boston Society of Architects gallery lobby. Now that the winning submissions have been chosen, they will be realized in preparation for the "Bigger than a Breadbox" exhibition, opening on June 17.</p><p>The top-winning proposal, "The Pulp Canopy", by Katie Donahue and Mason Limke of MYKA investigates the architectural applications of cellulose fiber (paper pulp), which is considered to be the "most abundant raw material on the planet". Originating from its earlier form as The Pulp Wall, The Pulp Canopy consists of discarded paper products t...</p> 2015 Architectural League Prize "Authenticity" winners to lecture and exhibit next month Justine Testado 2015-05-14T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T21:08:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> announced a new set of winners for the 2015 Architectural League Prize, considered to be one of North America's most prestigious awards for young practitioners. North America-based Architects and designers out of school 10 years or less are invited every year to submit the best of their portfolios pertaining to the competition's theme.</p><p>The 2014-15 Young Architects + Designers Committee&nbsp;&mdash; which comprises of previous League Prize winners&nbsp;Carrie Norman, John Rhett Russo, and Jenny Sabin&nbsp;&mdash; selected "Authenticity" as this year's competition theme. The theme sought submissions that explore how design, technology, and practice challenge authenticity within architecture, and how authenticity can be treated more as a pursuit that can continuously develop and influence a young designer's practice -- as opposed to a form of validation or as an essential quality.</p><p>Here are the 2015 winners and some of their works:</p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Thom Moran, Ann Arbor, MI</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Besler, Besler...</a></strong></p> Articulate your feelings in the "Dear Architecture" competition. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-05-13T21:04:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T15:07:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Needless to say, effective communication is vital in architecture, but how often do architects get the chance to elaborate their own thoughts and feelings on the discipline itself&nbsp;&mdash; in the form of a letter?<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Blank Space</a> (the creators of the successful <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a>) along with Archinect, our sister site <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, and ArchDaily are presenting a new challenge: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Dear Architecture"</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Dear Architecture invites participants worldwide to write their own 500-word letter to architecture &mdash; whether as a concept, a social practice, or as a community &mdash; along with an illustration to supplement their letter's message. Through letter-writing, the competition hopes to initiate an open dialogue and valuable exchange of ideas about the role and responsibility of architecture in modern society.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Register by <strong>May 27</strong> to take advantage of the <strong>$30</strong> early-bird special (Regular registration: $40; Late registration: $50). The final submission deadline is <strong>July 24</strong>.</p><p>As always, give this competition...</p> Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin scoops up the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award Justine Testado 2015-05-11T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:32:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During a ceremony recently held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona, the European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe officially announced the Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin as the 2015 recipient of the&nbsp;biennial European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award. The 2015 edition first rounded up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420 projects</a> down to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a>. Then, the jury selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalists</a> to compete for the high-ranking &euro;60,000 award.</p><p>Completed in 2014 after three years, the Philharmonic Hall replaced the former WWII-era Konzerthaus in Szczecin, Poland. Barcelona-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barozzi / Veiga</a> designed the 3.800 m&sup2; geometric structure with a symphony hall that accommodates 1,000 spectators, a chamber music hall for 200 spectators, a multifunctional exhibition + conference space, and a wide foyer that's spacious enough for also hosting events. To add to that, the hall received a nomination in the Design Museum's popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Designs of the Year</a>.</p><p>Read more about the building...</p> Henry N. Cobb, MOS Architects, and Henning Larsen Architects are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-11T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T14:23:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #59 for May 4-8, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Established in 2000 as a project of The White House Millennium Council, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards recognizes design excellence, innovation, and public impact across multiple disciplines. (Pictured: Architecture Design winners MOS Architects.)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your ideas to redesign the remote Tristan da Cunha community</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>RIBA, on behalf of the Government of Tristan da Cunha, is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">currently holding a design ideas competition</a> that would improve the island's homes and government buildings for a remote fishing/farming community of less than 300.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Henning Larsen Architects&rsquo; winning design for new Gothenburg high-rise</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Henning Larsen Architects</a> won an invite-only competition to design a new c...</p> Sir Peter Cook, Sou Fujimoto and Benedetta Tagliabue – announcing the first of WAF's 70 strong jury Sponsor 2015-05-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-07T12:14:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAF awards</a> are unique and are the only awards to enter if you want to receive critical feedback in person from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our international jurors</a>.</p><p>Be part of the world&rsquo;s largest live crit. All shortlisted entrants present live at World Architecture Festival in Singapore in front of respected critics, architects, clients and associated practitioners. Enter to receive professional feedback, benchmark your work and exchange with your peers and WAF&rsquo;s global network.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>WAF has over 70 judges who all attend the festival and critique your work. There are <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">31 award categories</a> open for entries and each. Each category has its own expert judging panel who will watch presentations from every shortlisted architect live at the festival.</p><p>The final closing date for entries is May 22.</p><p><em>Archinect readers can use promo code <strong>ARCHINECT10</strong> to get 10% off their submission fee. Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to enter now.</em></p> Cooper-Hewitt awards MOS Architects, Michael Graves, Coen + Partners and more in 2015 National Design Awards Justine Testado 2015-05-06T19:57:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T19:03:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum</a> honored the talents of some of America's emerging and established designers in the 2015 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards. Established in 2000 as an initiative of the White House Millennium Council, the awards program highlights top-notch American design across multiple disciplines and promotes the essential role of design in shaping everyday society.</p><p>The museum convened a national jury of leading designers and educators who then reviewed the nominations submitted by the general public. Winners are selected according to the innovation, public impact, and outstanding quality of their body of work.</p><p>Recipients will be honored during a gala dinner at New York's Pier Sixty on October 15. And as always, the awards extend to National Design in Week on October 10-16, which includes a series of public-outreach programs like special events, panel discussions, and workshops.</p><p><strong>LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - Michael Graves</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>DIRECTOR'S AWARD - Jack Lenor Larsen</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>DESIG...</strong></p> Rogers Partners, Erik L'Heureux, David Chipperfield Architects, and P.K. VanderBeke are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-05-04T21:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T17:36:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="759" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #58 for April 27-May 1, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>&ldquo;The Pier Park&rdquo; selected as winning St. Petersburg Pier design</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Maybe the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">second time</a>'s the charm? After the first competition was a bust, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, and Ken Smith had the winning proposal for the new St. Petersburg Pier in Florida.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist concepts</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The big announcement of the winning Guggenheim Helsinki proposal is set for next month. In the meantime, dig into the details of the Stage Two concepts of the six finalists.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The 2015 Berkeley Prize essay winners respond to how &ldquo;Architects Confront Poverty&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Architecture undergrad students get a chance to participate in the competitive Berkeley Prize essay competition. This year's essay Question asked studen...</p> Tristan da Cunha + RIBA accepting redesign ideas for remote fishing/farming community Justine Testado 2015-05-04T19:23:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T17:37:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tristan da Cunha is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,750 miles southwest of Cape Town. Described as the remotest inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha is internally self-governed and actually consists of four islands: Tristan (the main island), Nightingale and Inaccessible, and Gough Island. A tiny fishing/farming population of less than 300 people known as Edinburgh of the Seven Seas -- or locally as "The Settlement" -- permanently resides on the main island. In time for the island's 200th Anniversary in 2016, the Tristan da Cunha community is ready for a redesign to ensure a more self-sustainable future.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Earlier</a> this year, the island's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Government</a> called upon RIBA to organize an international two-phase ideas competition to seek cost-effective schemes that would improve the quality and energy efficiency of Tristan's houses and government buildings. Additionally, the strongest ideas would enhance the island's agrarian systems to support grazing and grow...</p> AIA Chicago celebrates 2015 Small Project awardees Justine Testado 2015-05-01T21:28:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:57:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards is that extra nudge reminding us that small firms and small-scale projects are not to be overlooked and underestimated. Today, the Chapter announced this year's winners at a festive party at Chicago's Architectural Artifacts. The exhibition showcased all the competition entries from this year, and attendees had the chance to meet the architects behind the work. Every year, AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards give a big shoutout to the city's emerging architectural firms as well as exceptional local small projects.</p><p>P.K. VanderBeke, Architect received the sole Honor Award for their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live/Work Gallery </a>project, wherein the architect transformed a century-old factory space into a functional and sustainable live/work gallery while maintaining the space's "romantic ruin" character.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Six additional firms received Citations of Merit:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MGLM Architects - Acanthus Awards Medal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Froelich Kim Architecture - Box Within A Box</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dirk Denison Architects - Cast Aluminum Tabl...</strong></a></p> All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8! Sponsor 2015-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T13:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href=";utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href=";utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> OMA-designed 'nhow Amsterdam RAI' hotel will be the largest in Benelux Alexander Walter 2015-04-29T20:58:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T22:12:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of&nbsp;largest hotel in the Netherlands.&nbsp;The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known&nbsp;Rotterdam architecture firm OMA. [...] Among the features will be a virtual 3D holographic meeting space for having &ldquo;in person&rdquo; meetings with the holographs of people in another location.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The ‘Oscars of architecture’: World Architecture Festival opens call for entries Sponsor 2015-04-29T13:00:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T22:25:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, the &lsquo;Oscars of architecture&rsquo;, is now open for entries. The awards will be celebrated at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) in Singapore this November, following three days of intensive live presentations and judging.</p><p>Entries are now invited from architects and designers for the 2015 edition of what is the biggest architectural awards program in the world. The awards are expected to attract more than 750 entries, about half of which will be shortlisted, in 31 categories. Reduced early bird rate ends May 1 and the final closing date for entries is May 22. Shortlisting takes place in early June.</p><p>Shortlisted entrants will compete for category prizes on the first two days of the three-day Festival, which takes place in the Suntec Centre on November 4, 5 and 6. On the final day, category winners present again to &lsquo;super-juries&rsquo; of experienced and respected judges, who decide on the World Landscape, Future Project and Completed Building of the...</p> 2015 Wheelwright Prize awarded to Erik L’Heureux Justine Testado 2015-04-28T21:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T09:20:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another year has gone by for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's $100K <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Wheelwright Prize</a>. Hosted by Harvard GSD since 1935 and previously open only to Harvard GSD alumni, the prestigious travel grant is in its third year as an international open competition for any individual early-career architect from anywhere on the globe.</p><p>Selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from three finalists</a>, L'Heureux's winning proposal, "Hot and Wet: The Equatorial City and the Architectures of Atmosphere" examines the traditional and modern building strategies in five dense cities in the equatorial zone -- a timely topic when rapid urbanization and climate change are on the rise. The cities are:&nbsp;Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pondicherry, India; Lagos, Nigeria; and S&atilde;o Paulo, Brazil.</p><p>The prize will fund L&rsquo;Heureux&rsquo;s travel-based research over the next two years.</p><p>Read more about L'Heureux and some of his works below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Born in Jamestown, Rhode Island, Erik L&rsquo;Heureux received his B.A. in Architecture from Wa...</p> Get a glimpse of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage Two finalist proposals Justine Testado 2015-04-27T20:33:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T23:01:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big announcement of the winning <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> concept is only weeks away, so start making those predictions now. In the meantime, the Stage Two proposals of the six finalists have been revealed.</p><p>Throughout Stage Two, the teams worked on further developing their initial concepts for final submission. On that note, the finalist teams are AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA); Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom); Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia); Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany); Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France); and SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia).</p><p>Although the teams have been named, they'll remain unmatched to their Guggenheim Helsinki proposals until the winning announcement in June. Check out the proposals below:</p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-121371443</strong></a> (concept boards)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-76091181</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GH-5631681770 </a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-5059206475</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-1128435973 </strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GH-04380895</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>This past January,...</p> "The Pier Park" wins New St. Petersburg Pier competition Alexander Walter 2015-04-27T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T21:00:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After public comments were provided, the committee discussed the concepts, the input they had received, and deliberated on the ranking. The final ranking of the Design Concepts by the Selection Committee is as follows: The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group ALMA by Alfonso Architects, inc. City staff will now present these rankings to City Council for approval at a meeting in the near future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"We established a pier process that citizens on every side of this issue agreed would result in a fair and objective decision," said St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. "I am proud that we have stayed true to that process and that it has been transparent and open to the public throughout. I thank the Selection Committee for their diligence and their hard work. This was not an easy job, but it was a necessary one. The iconic St. Petersburg Pier has often been the source of passionate debate in the Sunshine City, but it is also a source of great pride. I'm looking forward to the day we cut the ribbon on a new St. Petersburg Pier."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see the full <em>The Pier Park</em> proposal (PDF).</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier &ndash; Finalists 2.0</a></li></ul> "Articulated Site", ZGF Architects, Aileen Sage + Michelle Tabet, and the 2015-16 Rome Prize recipients are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-27T14:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T17:07:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #57 for April 20-24, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S. projects win big in 2015 Holcim Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Projects in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and New York won the Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes and shared $350,000 in the global 2015 Holcim Awards. The competitive triennial awards seek architectural interventions that best address sustainable building and construction issues around the world.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the BANGKOK: IAM Fashion Hub</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>HMMD's BANGKOK IAM Fashion Hub competition let participants propose outstanding architectural designs of a regional <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASEAN</a> Fashion Hub that offers educational and collaborative workspace for fashion students and upcoming designers in Bangkok. (Pictured: 1ST PRIZE: Ilya Pugachenko, Andrey Sayko, Alla Aniskova | Russia)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The eight Next Helsinki shortl...</strong></a></p> AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015 Justine Testado 2015-04-25T11:36:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:18:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. for sustainably designed projects that convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology in the annual Top Ten Green Projects. Now in its 19th year, the program is considered to be the most rigorous program of its kind in sustainable design.</p><p>The jury evaluated the projects according to various criteria including the project's positive contributions to their communities, improving comfort for building occupants, and how design strategies were applied to reduce environmental impact.</p><p>In addition to the Top Ten-winning projects below, the Federal Center South Building 1202 designed by ZGF Architects Top Ten Plus Award. Previous Top Ten winners get a chance to scoop this extra special award, which demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.</p><p>(Cover image)<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>University Center &ndash; The New School; New York City<br>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill LLP</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Bu...</strong></a></p> Architects tell all in a global survey about the future of design competitions Justine Testado 2015-04-23T15:49:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:34:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural design competitions have long been a crucial element in the field -- from the student level to starchitect status -- that can provide an international platform for drawing attention to pressing issues and new ideas in the world around us. Nonetheless, the typical structure of the competition is also in great need of its very own discussion. The <em>Architectural Record </em>and the Van Alen Institute conducted a global Competition Survey that asked architects and designers worldwide about what drives them to participate in competitions, what they like and dislike about the process, and suggestions for how to improve and rethink its format for the future.</p><p>Respondents fervently shared their input and personal experiences in the survey, which amassed a total of 1,414 responses from 65 countries. The Architectural Record and Van Alen published the results in three documents:</p><ol><li>A compilation of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">raw data</a> from the online survey platform</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ten Propositions</a> that highlight the main factors that...</li></ol> The Next Helsinki shortlist demonstrates that a new Guggenheim isn't the only option Justine Testado 2015-04-21T18:02:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T20:48:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversy surrounding the Guggenheim Helsinki has made the project a hot topic in recent years. While the large response to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> is already widely known, is a new Guggenheim Museum truly what Helsinki needs? This is the burning question of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> organizers, who describe the Guggenheim franchise as "the cultural equivalent of Starbucks". Organized by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Checkpoint Helsinki</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terreform</a> and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">G.U.L.F.</a> (Global Ultra Luxury Faction), architects, designers, urbanists, and environmentalists worldwide submitted their alternative ideas on how the site can be transformed to best meet Helsinki's cultural, spatial, and sustainability needs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The call for ideas drew in 217 international entries from 40 countries on five continents, according to architect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Sorkin</a>, who chaired the jury. In the end, the jury shortlisted eight entries they deemed as outstanding ideas -- which are not necessarily refined and final proposals. (...</p> 2015 Holcim Awards grand prizes given to Colombia, Sri Lanka, and U.S.-based projects Justine Testado 2015-04-20T19:46:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T21:24:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Holcim Foundation finally announced today the three winning projects for their global 2015 Holcim Awards. Every three years, the awards competition seeks architectural design interventions that address sustainable building and construction issues worldwide. As a global competition, the Holcim Awards highlight people's different lifestyles and draws attention to their specific communal issues.</p><p>At the same time, it promotes the innovative sustainable strategies that architects and designers can create in effort to improve a community's quality of life. The Holcim Awards <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jury</a> -- chaired by Harvard GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi -- chose the three grand-prize winning teams, who each won a trophy and shared the $350,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>The $200,000 Gold prize went to<strong> </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Articulated Site: Water reservoirs as public park | Medell&iacute;n, Colombia"</a> by Colombian team Mario Camargo, Luis Tomb&eacute;, Colectivo720, with Juan Calle and Horacio Valencia, and EPM Group (Empresas P&uacute;blicas de Medell&iacute;n). Their proposal tra...</p> SANAA, Snøhetta, KPMB + West 8, David Baker Architects, and Egor Orlov are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-04-20T14:15:00-04:00 >2015-04-22T17:09:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #56 for April 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>24H Competition winners get metaphysical in ASPACE INSPACE</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 5th edition of ideasforward's 24H competition "ASPACE INSPACE" challenged participants to create a customized space of refuge using personal necessities, experiences, and the 4th dimension, Time, as inspiration. Participants received the brief on competition day and had 24 hours to complete their proposals. (Pictured: 1ST PLACE: Egor Orlov | Kazan, Russian Federation)</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg to design Waterfront Toronto ferry terminal + park</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants team scored the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waterfront Toronto</a>'s Innovative Design Competition. A few weeks prior, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five teams</a> including firms l...</p> Three teams left to compete for St. Petersburg Pier redesign Justine Testado 2015-04-15T19:11:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:55:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just three proposals left in the second attempt of the St. Petersburg Pier design competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. Back in 2012, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> by Michael Maltzan Architecture and Tom Leader Studio won the original competition, but that design was kicked to the curb after local group <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> fiercely <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opposed</a> it -- mostly because it eliminated the pier's iconic <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inverted pyramid</a> that was built in 1973. The group's request to preserve the pyramid became a requirement for RFQ #2.</p><p>A final shortlist of seven new proposals was revealed last December. The Pier Selection Committee convened on March 20 to discuss each proposal, and then narrowed down the list to the following three proposals and their current designs:</p><p><strong>ALMA by Alfonso Architects</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Destination St. Pete Pier by St. Pete Design Group</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Original proposal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Each team is now preparing responses to an additio...</p> Budapest National Gallery/Ludwig Museum competition: Snøhetta and SANAA tied for 1st prize Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T21:29:00-04:00 >2015-04-15T12:50:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="191" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a not-so-ideal turnout in its first run in 2014, The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the V&aacute;rosliget Zrt's Liget Budapest Design Competition 2.0 is a stark contrast! A few months after the architects for three of the development's buildings were announced, Sn&oslash;hetta and SANAA tied for first prize for Budapest's [...] National Gallery and Ludwig Museum. However, it seems that the ultimate winning proposal is yet to be chosen between the two, after the jury meets with both teams.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three winners, including Sou Fujimoto, are selected for the Liget Budapest museum competition</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New competition launched for National Gallery and Ludwig Museum in Budapest</a></li></ul> Vote now for your favorite AZ Awards 2015 finalists Justine Testado 2015-04-14T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T18:51:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Canadian contemporary design magazine <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>AZURE</em></a> is hosting their fifth AZ Awards, which invites architects, designers, students, clients, and manufacturers to submit the best of their completed works for a shot at fame -- or just that extra dose of public recognition.</p><p>Out of a grand total of 720 entries, the jury chose 66 finalists in a multitude of categories and subcategories in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Concepts, Interiors, and the A+ Award student category. Azure introduced the Social Good Award and Environmental Leadership Award for 2015.</p><p>You can participate in this year's awards by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casting your vote</a> for the People's Choice now until May 8 at midnight, Eastern Time -- you just have to register.</p><p>The 2015 jury features:</p><ul><li>architect Winka Dubbeldam of Archi-Tectonics</li><li>architect Brendan MacFarlane of Jakob + MacFarlane</li><li>designer Anwar Mekhayech of the Design Agency</li><li>landscape architect Janet Rosenberg of Janet Rosenberg &amp; Studio</li><li>designer Philippe Malouin</li></ul><p>Winners will be announced...</p> Amanda Levete, Mike Schlaich, and Sou Fujimoto+OXO Architectes+Nicolas Laisné are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-04-13T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T15:46:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the start of every week, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #55 for April 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Community public libraries around the U.S. competed for a winning spot in the AIA and American Library Association's Library Building Awards, which recognize and encourage library design excellence in a time when libraries continue to evolve.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sou Fujimoto + Manal Rachdi OXO + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; win Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Sou Fujimoto Architects + Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes + Nicolas Laisn&eacute; Associates won a closed competition for the new Ecole Polytechnique Learning Centre for the Paris-Saclay University. Donned in a Sou Fujimoto-signature white, the team's open and porous design will integrate six of the university's education and research institutions into one building.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>TEX...</strong></a></p>