Archinect - News 2015-03-31T11:40:39-04:00 The five 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award finalists are revealed Justine Testado 2015-02-25T18:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:22:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">420</a> to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">40</a> and now the final five. The European Commission and the Fundaci&oacute; Mies van der Rohe announced the finalists of the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture &ndash; Mies van der Rohe Award today in London. Initiated in 1987, the biennial &euro;60,000 prize is one of the highest-ranking prizes in European architecture for projects less than 2 years old.</p><p>The award highlights recent projects that best represent the prize's mission to foster design and technological innovation as well as noteworthy contributions from architects across the continent. Previous <a href=";view=article&amp;id=23&amp;Itemid=36&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grand-prize winners</a> include familiar names like David Chipperfield Architects, SN&Oslash;HETTA, Zaha Hadid, OMA, Nicholas Grimshaw, Peter Zumthor, Dominique Perrault, Foster + Partners, &Aacute;lvaro Siza Vieira, and Henning Larsen Architects.</p><p>The five contenders are:</p><p>&darr; <strong>Ravensburg Art Museum</strong> <strong>in Ravensburg, Germany by Lederer Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir Oei</strong><br>Authors: Arno Lederer IC), J&oacute;runn Ragnarsd&oacute;ttir, and Marc Oei (DE)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&darr; <strong>Danish Maritime Museum</strong> <strong>i...</strong></p> Knight Cities Challenge announces its selection of 126 finalists Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T15:07:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight Cities Challenge? It wasn&rsquo;t easy. &nbsp;But, as of today, we&rsquo;ve asked 126 happy finalists to submit final applications in three weeks with more details about their ideas. [...] Each of the 26 Knight communities had at least one applicant named as a finalist, and Detroit had the largest number of applicants: 1,365! Detroit also had the largest number of finalists: 25.</p></em><br /><br /><p>These are the 126 finalists for the inaugural <a href="" target="_blank">Knight Cities Challenge</a>:</p><p><strong>Aberdeen, S.D.</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Aberdeen SD Welcome and Relocation Center</strong>&nbsp;by Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce (Submitted by Gail Ochs): Strengthening newcomers&rsquo; attachment to Aberdeen by creating a new welcome and relocation center.</li></ul><p><strong>Akron, Ohio</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Akron League of Creative Interventionists Headquarters</strong>&nbsp;by the League of Creative Interventionists (Submitted by David Swirsky): Establishing a space for the creative community to hold meetings, workshops and programs, and brainstorm interventions designed to break down barriers between diverse populations.</li><li><strong>Better Block International Hostel and AirBnB</strong>&nbsp;by Team Better Block (Submitted by Jason Roberts): Strengthening the city&rsquo;s sense of place by turning a vacant property into a cultural hub and hostel centered on a specific immigrant population.</li><li><strong>Chickadee Society</strong>&nbsp;(Submitted by Chris Horne):<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Fostering a love for Akron through a subscription service that delivers Rubber City goods and opportunities ...</li></ul> Guggenheim Helsinki finalists begin last leg of the competition Justine Testado 2015-01-12T02:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T09:44:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted early last month</a> will begin Stage Two of the highly debated competition with a visit to the museum site in Helsinki from January 14-16 as they start further development on their current proposals for final submission this April.</p><p>The names of the finalists have been revealed, but will not be matched to their proposals until the winner is announced in June 2015. The winning team will receive a prize of &euro;100,000 (approx. US$136,000), while each runner-up will receive&nbsp;&euro;55,000 (approx. US$75,000)</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li>AGPS Architecture Ltd. (Zurich, Switzerland; Los Angeles, USA)</li><li>Asif Khan Ltd. (London, United Kingdom)</li><li>Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (New York, USA; Barcelona, Spain; Sydney, Australia)</li><li>Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050 (Stuttgart, Germany)</li><li>Moreau Kusunoki Architectes (Paris, France)</li><li>SMAR Architecture Studio (Madrid, Spain; Western Australia)</li></ul><p>During the two-day visit, finalists will meet with the competition jury and Guggenheim Foun...</p> New St. Pete Pier – Finalists 2.0 Archinect 2014-12-30T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:08:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Second time's the charm&nbsp;&mdash; that's what the eight finalists of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier </a>competition must be thinking.</p><p>After the first attempt of an architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Petersburg</a>, FL was off to a bad start (remember? <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>'s entry <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> was first crowned as winning entry and, after a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heated debate</a>, quickly fed to the sharks and never realized), the City of St. Petersburg <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched a second RFQ</a> for the pier's redesign.</p><p>The latest brief incorporated one of the core arguments brought forward against "The Lens" by the group&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> &mdash; the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservation of the signature Inverted Pyramid</a> structure built in 1973.</p><p>Eight finalists have now been presented to the public; each team equipped with a $30,000 stipend to develop initial design concepts, cost estimates and detailed reports.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; Discover Bay Life by VOA - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;...</p> The six Guggenheim Helsinki finalists are announced Justine Testado 2014-12-02T13:12:00-05:00 >2014-12-08T09:29:50-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>December 2 marks the day that the six finalists of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition are revealed. The controversial competition has sparked enough debate in the architecture + design community that a counter-competition called The Next Helsinki is currently having their own call for alternative solutions. Stage One reeled in an entertaining mix of 1,715 entries from 77 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 11-member jury, who convened for four days last month, were tasked with selecting the proposals that show the most potential for developing into outstanding designs during Stage Two.</p><p>Here are the six finalists:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>More details about them on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?</a></p> Minneapolis picks architecture finalists for stadium-area park Alexander Walter 2014-11-07T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T14:36:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three landscape architect-led teams have been named finalists by the city of Minneapolis to design the new two-block long park called the Commons near the new Vikings stadium. [...] The three finalists are: The Olin Studio, Philadelphia and Snow Kreilich Architects, based in Minneapolis Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco, Damon Farber Associates, Minneapolis and VJAA, Minneapolis WORKSHOP Ken Smith, New York and Perkins + Will, Minneapolis</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Finalists announced for Scandinavia’s tallest skyscraper in Gothenburg, Sweden Justine Testado 2014-05-28T18:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-01T02:40:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="723" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's no surprise that the stakes are high to design the Gothenburg tower in Sweden, a mixed-use tower that will be the tallest building in the Nordic region. Swedish construction company SERNEKE initiated the idea of the skyscraper. Each team submitted their proposal under anonymity to the jury. The winner will be announced on June 17.</p><p>The well-known finalists make up a competitive group for the last round. They are:</p><ul><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ian Simpson Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wing&aring;rdhs Arkitektkontor</a></li><li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuelle Gautrand Architecture</a></li></ul><p>Try to guess who designed what!</p><p>(Pictured above) - <strong>Proposal #1 </strong><br>Title: Ursa</p><p><strong>Proposal #2</strong><br>Title: Svall</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Proposal #3</strong><br>Title: Glasklart</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Proposal #4</strong><br>Title: Polstj&auml;rnan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Proposal #5</strong><br>Title: Kyssen</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe Justine Testado 2014-05-08T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-05-09T13:42:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twenty-one of what was deemed as the most bold and creative ideas were listed as finalists in the first European edition of the Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge Competition. European cities with populations of at least 100,000 residents were invited to submit ideas that address a variety of some of the most common and complex urban issues throughout the continent.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the fall, one winner will get the grand prize of &euro;5 million (approx. US$6.9 million) for the most original and transferable idea, and four more cities will receive &euro;1 million (approx. US$1.4 million).</p><p>Below are the finalist cities and a glimpse into the type of issues their ideas address:</p><ol><li><strong>AMSTERDAM, Netherlands</strong> &ndash; Youth Unemployment</li><li><strong>ATHENS, Greece </strong>&ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>BARCELONA, Spain</strong> &ndash; Aging</li><li><strong>BOLOGNA, Italy</strong> &ndash; Youth Unemployment</li><li><strong>BRISTOL, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Health/Anti-obesity</li><li><strong>BRNO, Czech Republic</strong> &ndash; Public Safety/Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>CARDIFF, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>FLORENCE, Italy</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>GDANSK, Poland</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>KIRKLEES, United Kingdom</strong> - Social Capital</li><li><strong>RAKOW, Poland </strong>&ndash; Transportation</li><li><strong>LISBON, Portugal</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>LONDON, United Kingdom</strong> &ndash; Public Health</li><li><strong>MADRID, Spain</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>SCHAERBEEK, Belgium</strong> &ndash; Energy</li><li><strong>SOFIA, Bulgaria</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>STARA ZAGORA, Bulgaria</strong> &ndash; Economic Development</li><li><strong>STOCKHOLM, Sweden </strong>&ndash; Environment</li><li><strong>THE HAGUE, Netherlands</strong> &ndash; Civic Engagement</li><li><strong>WARSAW, Poland </strong>&ndash; Tran...</li></ol> Six finalists shortlisted for Britain’s Museum of the Year 2014 Justine Testado 2014-04-30T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="188" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The best museums are more than just expensive buildings that house expensive pieces of artwork. They have original exhibitions, engaging educational programs, and even tell a lot about a city's character. The Art Fund is one step closer to finding Britain's 2014 Museum of the Year, which acknowledges the very best achievements of museums across the UK.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ranging from iconic national institutions to up-and-coming local galleries, six finalists continue to compete for the &pound;100,000 prize:</p><p>Pictured above: <strong>Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich</strong></p><p><strong>Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hayward Gallery, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, East Sussex</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Tate Britain, London</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The winner will be announced on July 9 at an award ceremony at the National Gallery in London.</p><p>Check out the videos below for more about each museum. Find further details on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Wheelwright Prize 2014 finalists announced Justine Testado 2014-04-14T14:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T12:00:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven finalists have been announced for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wheelwright Prize 2014</a>. Established by Harvard GSD in 1935, the prize awards a $100,000 travel-based research grant to an early-career architect worldwide whose proposal best conveys original, scholarly, and professional design. Since 2013, the prize is applicable to any architect who graduated within the last 15 years from a professionally accredited architecture degree program. Emphasizing international research, the winner must spend at least six months working outside of their home country and not in the U.S.</p><p>The 2014 competition received nearly 200 submissions from 46 countries. This year's jury featured GSD Dean Mohsen Mostafavi; GSD professors; and architects Jorge Silvetti, I&ntilde;aki Abalos, and Silvia Benedito; Museum of Modern Art architecture curator Pedro Gadanho; New York architect Linda Pollak of Marpillero Pollak; and Shohei Shigematsu, partner of OMA and its New York office director.</p><p>The jury selected the following finalists:</p><p><strong>Jose...</strong></p> The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> Top three teams prep for final design presentation of MLK Library renovation Justine Testado 2014-02-10T20:19:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T13:55:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. is one step closer to finding the architectural team for its major renovation project -- and competition is stiff [...] After submitting their proposals, the top three teams will have one final presentation to persuade the review panel and the public this Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. in the MLK Library's Great Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Team 1: Mecanoo + Martinez and Johnson</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>Team 2: Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Team 3: STUDIOS + Freelon</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Get more details about each project on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Finalists for DawnTown’s 2nd Design/Build Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-08T02:25:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.</p><p>In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world -- although mostly from the U.S. Teams submitted works that conveyed their design philosophies.</p><p>The finalists have received the competition program and schedule.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li><strong>Dimitri Damiel Kim</strong> - Xmanifold ADRL, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Diogo Aguiar, Joao Jesus &amp; Teresa Otto</strong> - LIKE Architects, Porto, Portugal</li><li><strong>Emily Abruzzo &amp; Gerald Brodziak </strong>- Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY</li><li><strong>Meg Jackson, Michael Gonzales &amp; Damian Artiega</strong> - MMD Design, Houston, TX</li><li><strong>Nils Rainer Schultz &amp; Hans Feyerabend</strong> - Berlin, Germany; Miami, FL</li><li><strong>Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer</strong> - Design With Company, Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Katie MacDonald &amp; Kyle Schumann</strong> - After Architecture, New York, NY</li><li><strong>Wendy W Fok, Evelyn Tilney &amp; Jenny Chow</strong> - atel...</li></ul> Audi Urban Future Award 2014 participant to be determined by Speed Pitch Voting Justine Testado 2014-01-02T15:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:35:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three expert candidates who hope to participate in the Audi Urban Future Award 2014 have presented three different ideas that explore this year's theme: how far data can be used as a planning tool for urban mobility in the future. As part of the Audi Urban Future Initiative, the biennial award searches for visionary ideas in urban mobility.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The public will pick their favorite idea by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speed Pitch Voting</a> online before the winner is announced on Jan. 6 by Audi CEO Professor Rupert Stadler -- right before the opening of the International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 7-10.</p> <p> You can check out this year's Award trailer and each candidate's Speed Pitch videos below.</p> Three finalists for Moscow’s New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) Justine Testado 2013-12-16T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-08-13T12:40:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Strelka Institute for media, architecture and design announced on Dec. 12 the three finalists for the international competition to design the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) at the Khodynskoe Pole in Moscow.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heneghan Peng wins Moscow&rsquo;s NCCA competition</a></p><p>Out of 10 teams in the second round of the competition, the jury selected 3 finalists:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Heneghan Peng Architects (Ireland)</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Spain):</strong></a><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><img alt="" title="" src=""><br><br><br><strong>MEL (Russia)</strong>:<br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p><p><br><img alt="" title="" src=""></p> The top five finalists for The Battery Conservancy’s Draw Up A Chair competition Justine Testado 2013-11-26T21:02:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:54-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Battery Conservancy is one step closer to finding the winning outdoor chair design of their Draw Up A Chair competition for The Battery park in New York City. The competition began with 679 submissions in July 2012. Then the jury selected the Top 50 designs, which were exhibited for the public to see and use over the past six months.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The top five designs are:</p> <p> Fleurt by &shy; Andrew Jones Design: Andrew Jones (Toronto, Canada) <em>&mdash; see top image</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Maple Chair by &shy; Maria Camarena Design: Maria Camarena Bernard (Zapopan, Mexico)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Pivot Chair &shy; by Independent Design Group: Simon Kristak &amp; Aidan Jamison (Brooklyn, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> South Chair &shy; by Jason Bird (Redwood City, USA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> U Rock &shy; by Pitanga: Davi Deusdara, &Eacute;rica Martins, Tais Costa &amp; Rafael Studart Alencar (Falc&atilde;o, Brazil)</p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of The Battery Conservancy Americas "Draw Up A Chair" Design Competition.</em></p> <p> For more details, read the <a href="" target="_blank">Bustler article</a>.</p> Finalists for MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program Justine Testado 2013-11-14T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-09-10T13:32:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five finalists were selected this week for the MoMA PS1 2014 Young Architects Program. The annual program gives young emerging architects the chance to develop an innovative, temporary urban installation for the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, New York in summer 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 2014 YAP finalists are:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK</a> - Jon Lott, William O&rsquo;Brien Jr. and Michael Kubo</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fake Industries Architectural Agonism</a> - Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAMAS</a> - Wei-Han Vivian Lee and James Macgillivray</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pita + Bloom</a> - Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a> - David Benjamin</li></ul> EyeTime 2013 Competition Finalists Justine Testado 2013-11-07T13:56:00-05:00 >2013-12-04T14:16:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The finalists for the EyeTime 2013 competition have been revealed for the Emerging Talent and Future Voices categories. The competition aims to promote the research, exploration and investigation among today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EyeTime 2013 competition winners are out</a></p> Six finalists listed for last phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition Justine Testado 2013-10-30T19:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T22:18:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six finalist teams were invited to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument that will be built in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The two-phase national competition began with a Call for Qualifications in May 2013. The teams &mdash; which had to be led by a Canadian citizen &mdash; consist of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Some notable architecture team members include David Adjaye, Daniel Libeskind, Gilles Saucier of Saucier+Perrotte, and Jeffrey Craft of SWA Group.</em></p> Announcing the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists Justine Testado 2013-10-15T21:16:00-04:00 >2013-10-22T19:06:39-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the finalists for the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge today. Out of 19 semi-finalists--who we previously covered back in August--the distinguished Jury selected the top five after a day of deliberation on Oct. 7.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalists announced</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Mushroom Plastics&rsquo; initiative Ecovative wins 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge</a></p> Ten Firms Shortlisted for the Final Stage of Moscow’s New NCCA croixe 2013-10-06T21:54:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T12:50:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury announced the list of participants of the second stage. During the press conference on October 1, 2013 competition Jury announced the names of 10 participants of the second phase of the International competition for the architectural concept of museum and exhibition complex of the New National centre for contemporary arts.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The international competition to design the New National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow was held in two stages and its now entering its final phase with ten offices selected to make a final concept proposal for the design of the biggest institution of contemporary art in Russia.&nbsp; Five offices were selected through a &ldquo;preliminary concept&rdquo; proposal while five firms were shortlisted through their &ldquo;dossiers&rdquo;. The ten architectural firms are:</p> <ol><li> UNK Project (Russia)</li> <li> WAI Architecture Think Tank (China)</li> <li> Anton Barklyanski (Russia)</li> <li> Melorama (Russia)</li> <li> Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect (Italy)</li> <li> Steven Holl Architects (USA)</li> <li> Nieto Sobejano (Spain)</li> <li> Heneghan Peng (Ireland)</li> <li> 51N4E (Belgium)</li> <li> Alejandro Aravena (Chile)</li> </ol><p> The international jury of curators, museum and art institution directors, and architects included&nbsp; Maria Baibakova (Director and Chief Curator, BAIBAKOV art projects, Russia); Bart de Baere (Director, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuH...</p> Finalists of The City of Dreams 2013-2014 Pavilion Competition Justine Testado 2013-09-16T18:49:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T18:53:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>FIGMENT, ENYA, and SEAoNY announced the five finalists for this year's City of Dreams Pavilion Competition. [...] The winning project will be constructed on Governors Island in New York City for the Summer 2014 season.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The finalists are:</p> <ul><li> ArtCloud by IKAR</li> <li> Dreamcatcher by ManifoldArchitectureStudio</li> <li> Governor&rsquo;s Cup by CDR Studio with Sustainable Engineering Services</li> <li> M&Ouml;BI water tower pavilion by STUDIO V Architecture with FTL Design Engineering Studio and Plaxall</li> <li> Urban Accordion by afoam</li> </ul> Ground/Work finalist teams reveal their designs for Van Alen Institute’s new street-level space Alexander Walter 2013-09-04T20:14:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T14:12:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in July, we published the selected finalist teams for Ground/Work, the design competition for Van Alen Institute's new street-level space in New York City. The three competition finalists&mdash;Collective-LOK, EFGH, and Of Possible Architectures&mdash;spent the last few weeks developing their design ideas which were presented to the public today.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The public is now invited to vote on the best proposal and contribute to the jury process. Voting will take place from September 4 to September 10, 2013. Full details on the finalist teams and their proposals can be found at the Ground/Work online gallery at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</em></p> <p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Finalists Announced for Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s Ground/Work Competition</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective&ndash;LOK Wins Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s Ground/Work Competition</a></p> Inside 2013: Competition Finalists Justine Testado 2013-08-07T17:23:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T17:26:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inside 2013 has announced this year's finalists. The tech-savvy competition was assembled by designers, professors and students to publicly promote the research, exploration and investigation currently happening in academia and today's emerging talent.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced on August 20 after Stage 02 of EyeTime ends. Below are some of the outstanding projects in both categories.</p> Three Finalists Announced for Van Alen Institute’s Ground/Work Competition Alexander Walter 2013-07-25T17:03:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T14:12:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Finalists have been announced today for Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s New Street-Level Space. The challenge invited emerging designers, up to ten years out of school, to design Van Alen&rsquo;s new street-level work space and public venue at 30 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. Three finalist teams were selected from a pool of over 120 teams answering the recent Call for Portfolios.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ground/Work: A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s New Street-Level Space</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ground/Work finalist teams reveal their designs for Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s new street-level space</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective&ndash;LOK Wins Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s Ground/Work Competition</a></p> Buckminster Fuller Institute Announces DYMAX REDUX Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-22T14:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T17:00:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Buckminster Fuller Institute has unveiled the eleven finalists of DYMAX REDUX, an open call to create a new and inspiring interpretation of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map from 1943.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller Institute Selects DYMAX REDUX Winner</a></p> For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-19T17:35:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T19:02:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four finalists have just been chosen from Phase I of the two-phase &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) design competition. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), L+M Development Partners, The Bluestone Organization, Triangle Equities, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA New York) and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) made the announcement at the Center for Architecture in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Launched in April, the FAR ROC competition sought ideas for developing an 80+ acre site called Arverne East into a new mixed-use, mixed-income, sustainable and storm-resilient community that will meet the new physical and regulatory challenges of waterfront development while maintaining the balance between innovation and affordability.</em></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter wins &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) Design Competition</a></p> SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition Announces Four Finalists Alexander Walter 2013-07-17T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-11-05T20:57:29-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Four Finalists and four Honorable Mentions have been selected in TEX-FAB Digital Fabrication Alliance&rsquo;s 2013 international digital fabrication competition, SKIN.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cellular Complexity - 2013 Faculty Winner of AIA|LA&rsquo;s 2x8 Student Exhibition Design Competition</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finalists of APPLIED Research Through Fabrication Competition</a></li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3xLP wins SKIN Digital Fabrication Competition</a></p> Twelve Architects to Compete to Design Nobel Center in Stockholm Archinect 2013-03-25T19:12:00-04:00 >2013-04-01T19:28:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>During the winter there has been a selection process to choose the architects who will be invited to participate in the planned architectural competition to design a Nobel Center at Blasieholmen in Stockholm. In total, over 140 architects have been considered by a specially appointed evaluation committee. Of these, 12 have been selected to be invited to the architectural competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Nobel Foundation has announced the following 12 architects selected:</p> <ul><li> Kim Herforth Nielsen &ndash; 3XN, Denmark</li> <li> Bjarke Ingels &ndash; BIG, Denmark</li> <li> David Chipperfield &ndash; David Chipperfield Architects, England/Germany</li> <li> Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron and Ascan Mergenthaler &ndash; Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Switzerland</li> <li> Johan Celsing &ndash; Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden</li> <li> Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal &ndash; Lacaton &amp; Vassal Architectes, France</li> <li> Lene Tranberg &ndash; Lundgaard &amp; Tranberg Arkitekter, Denmark</li> <li> Marcel Meili and Markus Peter &ndash; Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Switzerland</li> <li> Rem Koolhaas and Reinier de Graaf &ndash; OMA, Netherlands</li> <li> Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa &ndash; SANAA, Japan</li> <li> Kjetil Thorsen &ndash; Sn&oslash;hetta, Norway</li> <li> Gert Wing&aring;rdh &ndash; Wing&aring;rdhs arkitekter, Sweden</li> </ul><p> Within the two-stage competition, the architects' task will be to design the building that will become the new home of the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. The building will house the Nobel Foundation, toge...</p> MY HAIR IS AT MOMA PS1 - Finalist Entry for 2013 MoMA PS1 YAP Alexander Walter 2013-02-07T15:08:00-05:00 >2013-07-03T00:23:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One very fascinating runner-up for New York's MoMA PS1 YAP is MY HAIR IS AT MOMA PS1 by TempAgency, a collaboration between the two individual offices Kutonotuk (Leena Cho, Matthew Jull) and mcdowellespinosa (Rychiee Espinosa, Seth McDowell).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>