Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent competition-winning projects, finalists, commissions, and awards on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Here's Recap #5 for the week of April 14-18, 2014:
The American Academy in Rome announced the winners of the 118th annual prestigious Rome Prize Competition at a festive ceremony in New York City. Winners of the prestigious prize will receive a fellowship, which includes a stipend and live/working space, and are invited to live in Rome for six months to two years as members of the Academy community.
Seven finalists were announced for the Wheelwright Prize 2014. 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.
As we move forward into the springtime months, more outdoor events and festivals will start popping up on your calendar like daisies. What will also be popping up is KSR Architects' Camden Town Pavilion in Camden, London. The local design practice recently won the competition to design the temporary pavilion for the town's first annual Camden Create Festival.
HENN was chosen to design a new high-rise tower in Wenzhou, China. The new mixed-use building will be located in Wenzhou's new Central Business District, which HENN's Berlin-based design and research studio HENN StudioB was selected to design in 2010.
Norell/Rodhe's "One Garden, Seven Characters" proposal for a new Hans Christian Andersen "House of Fairytales" in Odense, Denmark exudes an air of whimsical charm like the fairy tales of the iconic Danish author and poet. Out of 475 entries from 57 countries in the international ideas competition, Norell/Rodhe won second prize.
From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose three joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.
Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.
See previous recaps here.