Archinect - News 2015-08-02T22:48:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132973249/don-t-forget-to-register-for-the-first-chidesign-competition-by-august-7 Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7! Sponsor 2015-07-29T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-07-29T00:38:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b1ii1swyn83a3x1.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The registration deadline is almost here for the first ChiDesign ideas competition to design a Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition as a means to explore possible models for future educational facilities.</p><p>Competitors must incorporate the following into their CADE designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Registration deadline:<strong> August 7, 2015</strong><br>Submission deadline: <strong>September 9, 2015</strong></p><p>The competition jury &mdash; who will evaluate all proposals as well as select the first, second and third prize winners &mdash; features:</p><ul><li>Stanley Tigerman, Tigerman McCurry Architects</li><li>David Adjaye, Adjaye Associates</li><li>Monica Ponce De Leon, MPdL Studio</li><li>Billie Tsien, Tod Williams Billie...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132875238/unstudio-and-parkroyal-on-pickering-are-among-this-week-s-winners UNStudio and PARKROYAL on Pickering are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-27T14:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T14:14:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2nr1d8025fypqo3.jpg" width="514" height="345" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out a nature-themed Bustler recap #70 for the week of July 20-24, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/send_your_ideas_to_the_inaugural_chidesign_cade_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your ideas to the inaugural ChiDesign CADE competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4x6gl9liz52x51xu.jpg"></p><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the first ChiDesign competition that challenges entrants to propose a new type of building typology for the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/dutch_residents_vote_unstudio_to_design_new_theatre_on_the_parade_in_den_bo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dutch residents vote UNStudio to design new Theatre on the Parade in Den Bosch</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/no/noklrgtt3s6cnxsi.jpg"></p><p>Over in The Netherlands, the people of Den Bosch have spoken: fellow Dutch firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> will design the new Theatre on the Parade proposed for the heart of the city.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/singapores_parkroyal_hotel_wins_ctbuh_2015_urban_habitat_award_winner/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Singapore&rsquo;s PARKROYAL hotel wins CTBUH 2015 Urban Habitat Award winner</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h3/h3yw1ddesd75dz8r.jpg"></p><p>In their latest winner announcement, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat revealed the PARKROYAL on Pickering as...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132411152/chicago-architecture-foundation-launches-first-chidesign-cade-competition Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition Justine Testado 2015-07-21T14:01:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T16:38:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyt0x4puci59mni8.jpg" width="514" height="258" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Chicago Architecture Foundation's inaugural ChiDesign competition is accepting idea submissions for a different type of educational facility entitled the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE).</p><p>Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:</p><ul><li>a new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces for the CAF</li><li>a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)</li><li>a design and allied arts high school</li><li>flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs</li></ul><p>Are you up for the challenge? Be sure to register by<strong> August 7, 2015</strong> and submit your entries by <strong>September 9, 2015</strong>.</p><p>Starting this October, CAF will host a major exhibition featuring a selection of submissions during the first <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. The exhibition will run from October 1, 2015 to January 3, 2016. The exhibition aims to spark dialogue on the design of a Center for Architecture, Design and Education in Chicago, as well as highlight the city&rsquo;s legacy of arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132348361/evolo-s-2016-skyscraper-competition-is-open-for-registration eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition is open for registration! Justine Testado 2015-07-20T18:14:00-04:00 >2015-07-20T18:14:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lz/lz9fjx6g8ir5v58t.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>eVolo wants to know the endless ways that the skyscraper can be reimagined in their annual Skyscraper Competition. First launched in 2006, 2016 is expected to be another popular year attracting hundreds of submissions worldwide. Participants rethink the skyscraper by incorporating novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Additionally, they're strongly encouraged to consider globalization, adaptability, and the various issues of contemporary urban living in their designs.</p><p>The registration deadline is currently scheduled for January 19, 2016 and the submission deadline is January 26, 2016. This year's jury includes: Matias del Campo, Thom Faulders, Greg Lynn, Marcelo Spina, and Skylar Tibbits.</p><p>To get a little headstart on those entries, check out a few winning entries from previous competitions below:</p><p>2015 1st prize - "Essence Skyscraper" by BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) | Poland</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2i/2id94wlsi6480yk2.jpg"></p><p>2015 2nd prize - "Shanty-Scraper" by...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132336246/the-chifley-tower-riba-s-stirling-prize-shortlist-nominees-and-the-urukundo-slum-factory-are-among-this-week-s-winners The Chifley Tower, RIBA's Stirling Prize shortlist nominees, and the "Urukundo: Slum Factory" are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-20T14:41:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T13:40:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij066dwepnexmbrs.jpg" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Bustler recap #69 for the week of July 13-17, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_inaugural_dencity_winners_explore_ideas_that_address_global_lack_of_she/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The inaugural DENCITY winners explore ideas that address global lack of shelter</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vf/vflopfw4qqe0qo0t.jpg"></p><p>The first DENCITY competition sought ideas that address the problem of substandard living conditions influenced by global rapid urbanization. (Pictured above: 1st place winner: "Urukundo: Slum Factory" by Robert Elkins, Riccardo Valsesia, Lucia Fanetti Zamboni.)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/evolo_launches_2016_skyscraper_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>eVolo launches 2016 Skyscraper Competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ub4ymolzc2a7nmlj.jpg"></p><p>eVolo's 2016 Skyscraper Competition is expected to be just as popular since it was first launched in 2006. The sky is indeed the limit, as participants worldwide are given the freedom to reinvent the idea of a skyscraper in their submissions. Check out previous Skyscraper Competition results <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/71983/evolo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chifley_tower_holedeck_win_in_ctbuh_2015_performance_and_innovation_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chifley Tower + HOLEDECK win in CTBUH ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132023950/riba-reveals-the-six-2015-stirling-prize-shortlisters RIBA reveals the six 2015 Stirling Prize shortlisters Justine Testado 2015-07-16T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:29:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c1nhjxja5hkr31lk.jpg" width="514" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The time has come again for RIBA's 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19665/stirling-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stirling Prize</a>, the institute's highest accolade for "best new building" in the United Kingdom. Starting out with the regional <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Awards</a> followed by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129874651/new-housing-and-school-developments-stand-out-in-riba-2015-national-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Awards</a> earlier this year, RIBA announced today the six buildings that are still in the running for the coveted Stirling Prize.</p><p>As usual, the shortlisted projects are a fairly striking bunch typically designed by British architecture firms that have graced RIBA nomination lists time and time again, or have already won RIBA awards. (Out of the shortlisted firms this year, MUMA and Reiach and Hall Architects are first-time Stirling nominees.) On the other hand, high-level awards like the Stirling Prize that evaluate new buildings for "design excellence and significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment" spark debates regarding what should be valued in architecture and the open-ended question of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104940407/stirling-prize-2014-what-should-we-value-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"What is good architecture?"</a></p><p>Check out the shortlist below, along w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131791894/som-big-zaha-hadid-and-the-2015-designers-in-residence-are-among-this-week-s-winners SOM, BIG, Zaha Hadid, and the 2015 Designers in Residence are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-13T13:24:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T13:29:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xc/xccd5l1wrjobhj0d.jpg" width="514" height="509" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Bustler recap #68 for the week of July 6-10, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_north_american_copper_in_architecture_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Take a peek at the 2015 North American Copper in Architecture awardees</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i7pboxefvpab0lyu.jpg"></p><p>Established in 2008, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program showcases a range of beautiful copper and copper alloy design in projects based throughout North America. <em>(Pictured: University Center - The New School by Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill.)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/snarkitecture_transforms_national_building_museum_into_giant_indoor_beach/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Snarkitecture transforms D.C.&lsquo;s National Building Museum into giant indoor &ldquo;BEACH&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fheqyt4lsksd2a9.jpg"></p><p>If you haven't already heard, Snarkitecture's 10,000 square-foot BEACH is at the National Building Museum now until September. Visitors can splash in the giant "ocean" of nearly 1 million plastic balls or relax on a beach chair in the monochromatic installation.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/send_your_crazy_ideas_to_the_folly_for_london_satirical_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Send your crazy ideas to the Folly fo...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131256536/foster-partners-hollyhock-house-bvn-and-cal-poly-pomona-are-among-this-week-s-winners Foster + Partners, Hollyhock House, BVN, and Cal Poly Pomona are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-07-06T15:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-06T15:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh6syu0iej6s6mea.jpg" width="514" height="257" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out Bustler recap #67 for the week of June 29-July 3, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/foster_partners_wins_cardiff_interchange_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Foster + Partners wins Cardiff Interchange competition</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77srotwou6hzbo1t.jpg"></p><p>Foster + Partners will be designing the new central bus station in the city of Cardiff in Wales. The firm is no stranger to Cardiff, as they have a few built structures there already and, quite coincidentally, are also working on the larger Central Square regeneration masterplan.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/register_now_for_100design_design_in_colour_happening_this_september/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Register now for 100%DESIGN: Design in Colour, happening this September</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pm6ww0gr5ocq3lp8.jpg"></p><p>Registration is open for the UK'S largest tradeshow 100%DESIGN, which is prepping for its 2015 installment: "Design in Colour". 100%DESIGN will place at a new location in Olympia London this September.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_boston_living_with_water_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Boston Living with Water competition</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ct/ctal9qwne94uzo13.jpg"></p><p>Three top-prize winners were announced for Boston Living ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130731624/moreau-kusunoki-architectes-human-organs-on-chips-and-one-world-trade-center-are-among-this-week-s-winners Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, "Human Organs-on-Chips", and One World Trade Center are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-29T19:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-30T17:59:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fujviejmpe51cxe8.jpg" width="514" height="360" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>The week of June 22-26, 2015 was jam-packed with big news. Check out Bustler recap #66 for below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ctbuh_announces_2015_best_tall_buildings_regional_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>CTBUH announces 2015 Best Tall Buildings regional winners</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3vb0lojey7d4hobh.jpg"></p><p>CTBUH revealed the four regional winners in the 2015 Best Tall Buildings awards. An overall "Best Tall Building Worldwide" winner will be chosen out of the four structures, but that won't be announced until this fall. (<em>Pictured: Americas regional winner: One World Trade Center</em>)</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/selgascanos_2015_serpentine_pavilion_now_open_to_the_public/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SelgasCano&rsquo;s 2015 Serpentine Pavilion now open to the public</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1gw94ebivu9hmvo.jpg"></p><p>SelgasCano's 2015 Serpentine Pavilion finally opened to the public last Tuesday in London's Serpentine Galleries. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175687/selgascano-s-psychedelic-chrysalis-serpentine-pavilion-is-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"psychedelic chrysalis" structure</a> features pastel stained glass-like tunnels, a cafe, and a lounging area that altogether create an enticing environment for visitors of all age...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130351040/the-world-architecture-festival-inside-live-competitions-return-to-marina-bay-sands-this-november The World Architecture Festival + INSIDE live competitions return to Marina Bay Sands this November Justine Testado 2015-06-25T08:59:00-04:00 >2015-06-25T12:37:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1xzw8jfj57zbesq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a> (WAF) is preparing for another eventful year at the Moshe Safdie-designed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on November 4-6. Architects, designers, and clients from around the world gather to witness the happenings of the live architecture competition and form connections with some 2,000 of their fellow attendees. Needless to say, the competition attracts a number of stellar projects from today's leading designers, so it's anyone's game.</p><p>For 2015, the WAF shortlist boasts 338 projects across 31 categories from architects based in 46 countries.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8w/8w4hl8of4erua2o3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4aqmcofiazxki5l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsihpsmls8plkrvo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34j1d82czyi97kd4.jpg"><br><em>From top to bottom: Fulton Center by Grimshaw; Cardedeu by EMC Arquitectura; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122754938/look-inside-heatherwick-studio-s-newly-opened-learning-hub-at-ntu-singapore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nanyang Technological University</a> by Heatherwick Studio; Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura &amp; NAP Co. Ltd.</em></p><p>During the event, WAF competitors will get the chance to interact and hear critiques from the 2015 &lsquo;super jurors&rsquo;: Sir Peter Cook (UK), Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Benedetta Tagliabue (Spain), Charles Jencks (UK/US), Kerry Hill (Singapore) and Ma...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130280247/architects-designers-and-students-strut-their-skills-in-azure-s-global-2015-az-awards Architects, designers, and students strut their skills in Azure's global 2015 AZ Awards Justine Testado 2015-06-24T15:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:52:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u7wu0rzuejfb59qr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading Canadian contemporary design publication Azure Magazine celebrated a new set of winners in their international AZ Awards, touted as the only open competition of its kind in Canada. Recently concluding its fifth edition, the AZ Awards welcomes designers, architects, firms, manufacturers, and students from various disciplines to send their best work for a chance to win and to show off their skills to an international audience.</p><p>Compared to 652 entries from 36 countries last year, competition leveled up with a total of 720 entries from 43 countries. Last month, the jury narrowed the list down to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_glimpse_at_some_of_the_az_awards_2015_finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">66 finalists</a> and the public also had a chance to participate by voting for their favorite finalists. At the end of the competition, the jury picked 19 winners, who received trophies designed by last year&rsquo;s AZ Awards guest of honor, Karim Rashid.</p><p>Here's a selection of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr; Residential Architecture &ndash; Multi-Unit: Antonini Darmon: Oiseau des &Icirc;les Social Housing, Nantes, Franc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130277033/regular-registration-for-dear-architecture-ends-june-24 Regular Registration for Dear Architecture ends June 24 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T21:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-14T14:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/54hfpfi7uaieso6n.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Regular Registration period for the Dear Architecture competition is coming to a close tomorrow, June 24. Afterward, the current $40 fee will go up to $50 until the final deadline on July 24.</p><p>Presented by <a href="http://blankspaceproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> &mdash; the creators of the successful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123125518/fairy-tales-2015-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> &mdash; along with Archinect, our sister site <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>, and ArchDaily, 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.</p><p>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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpf8hog0lbkrfyqe.jpg"></p><p>Remember: The final registration + submission deadline is <strong>July 24</strong>.</p><p>The jury includes:</p><ul><li>Beatrice Galilee: Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art</li><li>Fernando Romero: Founder, FR-EE</li><li>Daniel Arsham &amp; Alex Mustonen: ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130270609/human-organ-mimicking-microchip-wins-designs-of-the-year-award-2015 Human organ-mimicking microchip wins Designs of the Year Award 2015 Justine Testado 2015-06-23T19:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:14:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zdel8pjhkfq16xa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A microdevice called Human Organs-on-Chips is engineered with the astounding ability to mimic the complex structures, functions, and mechanical motions of whole human organs. Fabricated by scientists Donald Ingber and Dan Dongeun Huh at Harvard University's Wyss Institute, Human Organs-on-Chips was announced today as the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/233930/designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designs of the Year Award</a> winner in the <a href="http://designmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Museum</a>'s popular international competition.</p><p>The annual contest shows off an entertaining categorized mix of thoughtful designs whose creators range from global-brand giants to emerging entrepreneurs. Needless to say, competition is tough year after year. In 2014, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103107452/zaha-hadid-wins-the-design-museum-s-designs-of-the-year-award-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center</a> in Baku, Azerbaijan snatched the winning title.</p><p>The 2015 edition started out with <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museums_designs_of_the_year_2015_nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">76 nominated Designs-of-the-Year hopefuls</a> across six categories: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121215975/get-a-glimpse-of-the-designs-of-the-year-2015-architecture-nominees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture</a>, Digital, Fashion, Graphic, Product and Transport. (The Furniture category in previous editions appears to have been omitted.) Last month, the jury then selected the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130249664/a-black-museum-for-the-white-city-of-the-north-moreau-kusunoki-architectes-selected-to-design-guggenheim-helsinki A black museum for "The White City of the North": Moreau Kusunoki Architectes selected to design Guggenheim Helsinki Archinect 2015-06-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:53:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cvceat3v3smseof.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One year and 1,715 entries later, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/386053/guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a>&nbsp;has selected&nbsp;Paris-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/82586027/moreau-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a>&nbsp;as the grand-prize winners today for their design, "Art in the City". In recent years, the Foundation's plans for building a new Guggenheim in Helsinki prompted lively debate among local residents and architects worldwide alike, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108582827/the-next-helsinki-counter-competition-launches-in-response-to-guggenheim-helsinki-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the launch</a> of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/500199/the-next-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Helsinki counter-competition</a> that wondered whether Helsinki even needs a Guggenheim Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/90/90kqzdt5pu25rqa9.jpg"></p><p>But just like the whirlwind of discussions around the project, the competition itself is just as memorable: Stage One reeled in an astounding <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1,715 anonymously submitted entries</a> from around the world last fall, attracting a variety of designs ranging from the safer-yet-promising to the bolder-but-downright wacky. By the start of Stage Two this past January, only <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115035092/the-six-guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-are-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">six teams</a> &ndash; whose team names remained unidentified &ndash; made the cut. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117982575/guggenheim-helsinki-finalists-begin-last-leg-of-the-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over the following months</a>, each finalist team received additional briefing to deve...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130199884/a-glimpse-at-the-2015-ctbuh-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners A glimpse at the 2015 CTBUH Best Tall Buildings regional winners Justine Testado 2015-06-23T08:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T21:38:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/654muyshc8oh64v4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While the work ethics behind constructing skyscrapers shouldn't be ignored, tall buildings are an architectural feat that will continue to capture the upward gazes and awe of many. Every year in the Best Tall Buildings awards, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat rounds up a jury of industry experts to select the best recent structures that have contributed greatly to advancing tall-building construction.</p><p>Compared to 88 entries <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last year</a>, 2015 brought in 123 submissions. Out of the nominated projects, one winner was selected in the four regional categories:</p><p><em>(Cover photo)</em><strong> Americas: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/522653/one-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Trade Center</a>, New York, USA<br>Architect: Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill<br><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/one-world-trade-center/98" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a></p><p><strong>Asia &amp; Australia</strong>: CapitaGreen, Singapore<br>Design Architect: Toyo Ito &amp; Associates Architects<br>Architect of Record: RSP Architects Planners &amp; Engineers Pte Ltd</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ez6vwof34j0xyetj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/capitagreen/13978" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Europe</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bosco Verticale</a>, Milan, Italy<br>Architect: Boeri Studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edg87d7v2eqzqr8u.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/complex/399" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More project info</a>.</p><p><strong>Middle East &amp; Africa</strong>: Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower, Abu D...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130180518/miller-s-court-matthew-lloyd-architects-ylan-vo-and-ana-filipa-de-jesus-paisano-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Miller's Court, Matthew Lloyd Architects, Ylan Vo, and Ana Filipa de Jesus Paisano are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-06-22T15:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T15:54:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t5/t563acevpo0ysgdr.jpg" width="514" height="383" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's a quick recap #65 for June 15-19, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_of_the_2015_rudy_bruner_award_for_urban_excellence/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Miller&rsquo;s Court in Baltimore wins top prize in 2015 Rudy Bruner Award</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzkpnvrsa5mwywlk.jpg"></p><p>After the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/finalists_of_the_2015_bruner_award_for_urban_excellence/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five finalist projects</a> were announced this past February, the 2015 selection committee selected Miller's Court in Baltimore to win the $50,000 top prize of the prestigious 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/spacex_sets_up_hyperloop_pod_competition_for_students_and_engineers/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>SpaceX sets up Hyperloop Pod Competition for students and engineers</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s74hma60ls7oykn3.jpg"></p><p>Been tracking down Elon Musk's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>? Students and engineers now have the chance to contribute to the ongoing development in SpaceX's design-build Hyperloop Pod Competition. Full criteria will be revealed in August. SpaceX is currently accepting Intent to Compete forms until Sept. 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. PDT.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/eco-case_study_on_vietnams_a_luoi_valley_wins_2015_norden_fund_travel-study/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eco-case study on Vietnam&rsquo;s A Luoi Valley wins 2015 Norden Fund ...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129874651/new-housing-and-school-developments-stand-out-in-riba-2015-national-award New housing and school developments stand out in RIBA 2015 National Award Justine Testado 2015-06-18T17:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/yk5h3z8qvtu56luj.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks after the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> announced the winners of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 regional London Award</a>, the competition continues with the announcement of the National Award winners. Thirty-seven projects from throughout the UK including England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland made the cut.</p><p>'The RIBA National Awards provide a unique insight into UK construction, investment and design trends,' RIBA President Stephen Hodder said. New housing developments and educational facilities were at the forefront in this year's batch of National awardees, much to RIBA's delight, especially at a time when high-quality housing and school buildings are sorely lacking in the UK. The winners will be celebrated during a special event at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> in London on July 8.</p><p>Here's a few of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr; Abode, Great Kneighton, Cambridge by Proctor and Matthews Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m73o0zxv9g0kwjal.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Darbishire Place, E1 by Niall McLaughlin Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ie6dqme8hq8p865q.jpg"></p><p>&darr; Alfriston School, Beaconsfield by Duggan Mor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers Justine Testado 2015-06-16T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvosbrg53f0n1w0q.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>University students and engineers now have a chance to contribute to the ongoing development of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/154376/elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk</a>'s and SpaceX's high-speed ground transit system, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Hyperloop</a>. As SpaceX works toward constructing a one-mile test track near their headquarters in Hawthorne, California, they launched a design-build competition open to university students and independent engineering teams to propose their own Hyperloop human-scale transit pod. Entrants will then be able to operate their pods on the test track during Competition Weekend, currently scheduled for June 2016. And in case you were wondering, no riders will be inside any of the pods during testing.</p><p>SpaceX launched the competition in effort to accelerate the development of a functional Hyperloop prototype and, as always, to foster and promote student innovation. In the current design guidelines, entrants will have to address the pod's essential technical design features including navigation sensors, ground-operator communication, and v...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129635847/sasaki-associates-variable-projects-and-atelier-yokyok-are-among-this-week-s-winners Sasaki Associates, Variable Projects, and Atelier YokYok are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-15T13:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-20T10:51:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dilmz8owdip06f4x.jpg" width="514" height="397" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's a quick recap #64 for June 8-12, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_yokyoks_les_voutes_filantes_at_2015_cahors_june_festival/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Atelier YokYok&rsquo;s &ldquo;Les Vo&ucirc;tes Filantes&rdquo; at the 2015 Cahors June festival</strong> </a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lquuz8jaiefxt7lr.jpg"></p><p>The 2015 Cahors June festival is now in full swing. After being selected as one of three winners, &ldquo;Les Vo&ucirc;tes Filantes&rdquo; by Paris-based Atelier YokYok is now on display for all to see.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/make_music_new_york_crowdsources_funds_for_archi-music_showcase_concerto_fo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Make Music New York crowdsources funds for archi-music showcase &ldquo;Concerto for Buildings&rdquo;</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/br/brdrhzc0udfi3saa.jpg"></p><p>Make Music New York is currently crowdsourcing funds on Indiegogo for their special "Concerto for Buildings" performance. Youth orchestra ensembles Face The Music and Mantra Youth Percussion will play their hearts out as they use SoHo's 19th-century cast-iron buildings to create musical harmony.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2015_aia_small_project_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sasaki Associates, Variable Projects, and WRT among 2015 AIA Small Project Awardees</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/cotosoqs0749manp.jpg"></p><p>Now in its 12t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129420910/satirical-folly-for-london-competition-mocks-garden-bridge-project Satirical “Folly for London” competition mocks Garden Bridge project Archinect 2015-06-12T19:22:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T20:48:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7fb510506e01650b7dd92bcc0163f6a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As controversy carries on over the notorious Garden Bridge by Heatherwick Studio proposed for London's South Bank, some opposers of the project are expressing their discontent with good ol' British satire in the soon-to-be-launched "Folly for London" competition. If you have a cheeky sense of humor, you'll have fun in this one.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously on Archinect</a></p><p><strong>UPDATE, June 15, 2015: </strong><a href="http://www.willjennings.info/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Jennings</a>, artist and initiator of the "Folly for London" competition, sent us this statement to further explain the cause until the design ideas contest officially opens for entries.</p><p><em>Details of the competition will be announced in due course and we will seek entries from across professional architectural and design circles, established and amateur artists, citizens of London and anyone else with an interest in the capital - adults and children alike - before a panel of judges, including architecture writer Owen Hatherley, will meet to decide the best follies. </em></p><p><em>The <a href="http://www.afollyforlondon.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a> is not only intended as a &lsquo;home&rsquo; for the competition, with details being added as we get closer to the launch, but will also have writings and responses to the many issues around the city, politics, finances and architecture which are raised by the problematic Garden Bridge project. </em></p><p><em>While we will invite crazy, ridiculous and satirically nonsensical projects and ask p...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T20:05:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utsn7sc3egngf0qm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) bestows its Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award to a federal agency with the best model practice that can be adopted government-wide. Today, ACUS announced that the 2015 Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award is being presented to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There's something of a <em>mise-en-abyme</em>&nbsp;quality to a competition winning an award, but it's a good occasion to remember the Rebuild by Design was, after all, not quite your regular competition. Organized in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and funded primarily by the US Department of Housing and Development and the Rockefeller Foundation, the competition gathered some of the brightest names in architecture and the six winning proposals will actually be implemented.&nbsp;</p><p>Harriet Tregoning, HUD's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, states, "We're absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition on behalf of the many partners who came together to think of new ways to consider the challenge of how we prepare for natural disasters."</p><p>Take a look at winning projects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129113930/mayer-reed-sn-hetta-dialog-unstudio-and-marina-bay-are-among-this-week-s-winners Mayer/Reed + Snøhetta + DIALOG, UNStudio, and Marina Bay are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-08T19:44:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T02:21:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sw/swkiyr1dr22we7cd.jpg" width="514" height="539" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #63 for June 1-5, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_behind_mayer_reed_snhetta_dialogs_winning_willamette_falls_concept/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Details behind Mayer/Reed + Sn&oslash;hetta + DIALOG&rsquo;s winning Willamette Falls concept</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h47f8eecbb880j37.jpg"></p><p>Mayer/Reed + Sn&oslash;hetta + DIALOG will be designing the new riverwalk at Willamette Falls in Oregon. The project is part of a major redevelopment that aims to create public access to the landmark Falls and its adjacent industrial site for the first time in over a century.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/five_shortlisted_teams_advance_to_stage_2_of_singapore_rail_corridor_projec/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Five shortlisted teams advance to Stage 2 of Singapore Rail Corridor project</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cy/cyq2ps9692twk12y.jpg"></p><p>Five architecture + landscape architecture teams advanced to Stage 2 of the Singapore Rail Corridor competition. In this stage, the teams will spend 13 weeks developing the overall Concept Master Plan and the Concept Proposals until late August.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/register_now_for_laka_competition_2015_architecture_that_reacts/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Register now for Laka Competition 2015: Architecture that Reacts</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fie9mu77u9vgk3ke.jpg"></p><p>The ideas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128813766/vancouver-architect-michael-green-proposes-35-story-wooden-skyscraper-for-paris Vancouver architect Michael Green proposes 35-story wooden skyscraper for Paris Justine Testado 2015-06-05T12:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T23:57:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9v5irxq3cjqgzvlo.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vancouver architect Michael Green is proposing to alter the iconic Parisian skyline &mdash; by building the world's tallest wooden building...'Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront,' said Green in a press release.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the project <a href="http://mg-architecture.ca/news/a-proposal-to-transform-the-parisian-skyline-and-define-a-new-era-of-carbon-neutral-building-in-france/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More:</p><p><a title='France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128025752/france-mandates-green-roofs-for-all-new-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France Mandates "Green Roofs" for all new buildings</a></p><p><a title="A New Use for the Eiffel Tower" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></p><p><a title="Vancouver is the latest city to announce 100% green energy goals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124996166/vancouver-is-the-latest-city-to-announce-100-green-energy-goals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vancouver is the latest city to announce 100% green energy goals</a></p><p><a title="Canadian Wood Council pushes for more wood architecture excellence in the latest Wood Design Awards" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121146922/canadian-wood-council-pushes-for-more-wood-architecture-excellence-in-the-latest-wood-design-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canadian Wood Council pushes for more wood architecture excellence in the latest Wood Design Awards</a></p><p><a title="2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118200781/2014-was-the-tallest-year-by-far-for-skyscrapers-ctbuh-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 was the tallest year by far for skyscrapers, CTBUH finds</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128638615/laka-launches-2015-competition-architecture-that-reacts-register-now Laka launches 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. Register now! Justine Testado 2015-06-02T14:40:00-04:00 >2015-06-02T14:47:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21adhvs32wctlu8g.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public arts initiative <a href="http://www.lakareacts.com/competition.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laka</a> has launched their 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. The ideas competition invites architects, designers, engineers, biologists, and interdisciplinary teams worldwide to submit their interpretations of the theme: Architecture that Reacts. Like a living organism, architecture that reacts is responsive and highly adaptable to often unpredictable circumstances and its users' current needs.</p><p>Sign up now during the early registration period until July 1, 2015 for a fee of US$50. Regular registration lasts until October 1, 2015 ($75), and late registration ends on October 20, 2015 ($100). <strong>All project submissions are due on October 31, 2015 (23:59 UTC). </strong></p><p>Three cash-prize winners and special mentions will be announced on December 1.</p><p>The competition jury features:</p><ul><li>Maria Aiolova (Architect, Educator, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA): Co-Founder of Terreform ONE</li><li>Chris Bosse (Architect, Educator): Co-Founder of LAVA</li><li>Giacomo Costa (Artist, Photographer): Author of The Chronicl...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128559831/sanaa-morphosis-architects-patterson-associates-and-alex-zelaya-are-among-this-week-s-winners SANAA, Morphosis Architects, Patterson Associates, and Alex Zelaya are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2015-06-01T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T18:53:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bkxtqhvt71b0s9k.jpg" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #62 for May 26-29, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_winning_eira_lounge_designs_for_portugals_bons_sons_music_fest/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning EIRA Lounge designs for Portugal&rsquo;s Bons Sons music fest</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vg/vgol4bv3p1v6c76v.jpg"></p><p>For Portugal's Bons Sons music fest coming up this August, entrants had to design a sustainably built lounge space called the EIRA LOUNGE for festival-goers to meet up, socialize, and relax during the event. The winning proposal by&nbsp;Orlando Gilberto Castro and Tiago Ascens&atilde;o (shown above) will be realized.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/nzia_canterbury_architecture_awardees_signify_citys_endurance_in_post_quake/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>NZIA Canterbury Architecture awardees signify Christchurch&rsquo;s endurance in post-quake rebuilding</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/kt415ytsbmrky8yf.jpg"></p><p>The rebuilding efforts following the Canterbury earthquakes had a strong presence in the New Zealand Institute of Architects' 2015 Canterbury Architecture Awards, which highlights some of the Canterbury region's best architecture over the past year. <em>Pictured above: Christchu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128252391/x-architects-wins-competition-to-design-new-mecca-master-plan-with-focus-on-pedestrians X-Architects wins competition to design new Mecca master plan with focus on pedestrians Alexander Walter 2015-05-28T14:58:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T23:10:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7b/7bh8ge7ukoy8rrbj.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UAE-based X-Architects has won a competition to design a new masterplan for Makkah, Saudi Arabia - the holiest city in the world for Muslims. [...] &ldquo;We proposed a complex network of pedestrian routes on different levels to enhance the movement during the &ldquo;Nafrah&rdquo; [...] &ldquo;The surrounding roads have either been bridged or tunneled so as to strengthen the pedestrian tissue. This will solve the current situation of the constant crash between people and vehicles.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvexwfmia5f4vdqa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p7/p7guujy18rwz9czn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/et/etns6utzqnbry3bh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/ermf3w5gi4v7r0pt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8i/8i6ndfhb123mfp2d.jpg"></p><p>All images via X-Architects' <a href="http://www.x-architects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>. Learn more about the proposal <a href="http://www.x-architects.com/x-architects/darb-al-mashaer/76" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>In case you were looking for <em>royal floors </em>and <em>helipads</em>, you may get lucky over here: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127538363/world-s-largest-hotel-under-construction-in-mecca-and-it-s-worse-than-you-thought" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's largest hotel under construction in Mecca &mdash; and it's worse than you thought</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128174402/sanaa-chosen-to-design-nsw-art-gallery-expansion SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2015-05-27T14:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:57:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f47uh0s9v943veh4.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize laureates</a> Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> were revealed today as the winners of an international competition to design the AUD$450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, the expansion will upgrade the existing building into a global cultural landmark that connects the Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, the city, and Sydney Harbor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tad9rkjhl8se86x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reet7agafg2ylj3j.jpg"></p><p>SANAA scored the commission out of <a href="http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media-office/architects-shortlisted-sydney-modern-project/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 notable shortlisters</a> like Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to name a few.</p><p>SANAA incorporated the gallery site's surrounding topography and climate in their design, which features cascading platforms of sandstone and glass. The expansion will double the size of the 23,000 sq.m. gallery and will include new educational facilities, spaces for live performances and films, open exhibition spaces, and reintroduce natural day...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128094049/frank-gehry-elemental-architecture-00-ltd-and-place-by-design-are-among-this-week-s-many-winners Frank Gehry, ELEMENTAL, Architecture 00 Ltd, and PLACE by Design are among this week's many winners Justine Testado 2015-05-26T13:52:00-04:00 >2015-05-28T11:08:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7w/7wp5sh7iy0v8p8f3.jpg" width="514" height="480" 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="http://www.bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Here's recap #61 for May 18-22, 2015 below:</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_inside2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winners of INSIDE2015</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehxk6s8w1k19curd.jpg"></p><p>Morpholio revealed the winners of their INSIDE2015 competition, which promotes the works-in-progress of today's emerging talent.</p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/design_museum_announces_designs_of_the_year_2015_category_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Design Museum announces Designs of the Year 2015 category winners</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dn/dnp41t4hfhqna3o6.jpg"></p><p>The Design Museum in London announced the category winners of their annual Designs of the Year competition. This year's batch includes deformed vegetables for an anti-food waste campaign, a distinctive eco-friendly university building, and microchips that imitate human organs. <em>(Pictured: Architecture Category Winner - UC INNOVATION CENTER &ndash; ANACLETO ANGELINI by Elemental.)</em></p><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_mongolian_cool_school_design_challenge/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Winners of the Mongolian Cool School Design Challenge</strong>&nbsp;</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mz/mz4hs2lwv0qyxydj.jpg"></p><p>Participants in the Building Trust International's 6th annual competition submitted designs of an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127595087/get-a-glimpse-of-the-2015-riba-regional-london-awards-winners Get a glimpse of the 2015 RIBA regional London Awards winners Justine Testado 2015-05-20T04:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T20:56:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0t7r62q19egqmj0.jpg" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/es/esw0248qchj3d31c.jpg"></p><p>Foyles, WC2H by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands<br>(also winner of the RIBA London Architect of the Year A...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127583609/award-entries-for-the-world-architecture-festival-close-this-friday Award entries for the World Architecture Festival close this Friday Sponsor 2015-05-19T17:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-26T19:25:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/466xtn5d5o1rlw8v.jpg" 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="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/award-categories#list" 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="https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/enter" 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="https://www.worldbuildingsdirectory.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">worldbuildingsdirectory.com</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>