The architecture projects that won big in 2016
2016 was one hell of a year for many people. Thankfully, the world is still full of inspiring folks, like the many architects and designers who ceaselessly work hard toward a better future. The last 12 months flashed by with a multitude of memorable structures brought to life from renowned... View full entry
The Next Helsinki shortlist demonstrates that a new Guggenheim isn't the only option
The controversy surrounding the Guggenheim Helsinki has made the project a hot topic in recent years. While the large response to the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition is already widely known, is a new Guggenheim Museum truly what Helsinki needs? This is the burning question of The Next... View full entry
Fairy Tales 2015 competition winners revealed
From endearing and colorful to clandestine and foreboding, Blank Space's annual Fairy Tales Architecture Competition is back a second time with more architectural anecdotes to tell. Blank Space co-founders Matthew Hoffman and Francesca Giuliani started the open competition as one way to showcase... View full entry
UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results
The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. Launched last November, the single-stage competition invited architects worldwide to propose designs for a cultural center in the Bamiyan Valley of... View full entry
Renzo Piano’s The Shard wins Emporis Skyscraper Award
Skyscrapers designed by some of the world's biggest firms go head to head to get to the top in the yearly Emporis Skyscraper Award, the international prestigious prize for skyscrapers.
Winning the top prize this year is Renzo Piano and Adamson Associates' "The Shard", which is also currently Western Europe's tallest building at 306 meters tall. The London-based tower was chosen out of 300 skyscrapers at least 100 m. in height and that were completed in the previous calendar year.
Do you agree with the jury's winner selection? Have a look at this year's top 10 below.(Pictured above) 1. The Shard (London, UK)Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Adamson Associates International2. DC Tower 1 (Vienna, Austria)Architects: Dominique Perrault, Hoffmann-Janz3. Sheraton Huzhou... View full entry
Results of Taiwan’s Kinmen Passenger Service Terminal competition
The two-stage Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition in Taiwan has come to a close. Since our last update in January, five star-studded firms — who worked with local architects — were in the final round to become the master architect to design a new multi-functional terminal facility and expansion for the Port of Kinmen.
At the end of the competition, the jury awarded three prize winners and two honorable mentions:1ST PRIZE: Junya Ishigami + Associates / Junya Ishigami (Japan) with Bio Architecture Formosana Architecture / Ching-Hwa Chang (Taiwan)2ND PRIZE: Tom Wiscombe Architecture, Inc / Thomas Wiscombe (USA)... View full entry
2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners
The winners for the 9th annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition have finally been revealed! The sky is indeed the limit for the popular worldwide competition, which gave participants complete freedom with their skyscraper designs. Imaginative ideas aside, entrants also had to examine the skyscraper's definition, purpose, and potential in the 21st century.
Out of 525 entries from 43 countries in all continents, the Jury awarded three winners and 20 Honorable Mentions.1st place: "Vernacular Versatility" by Yong Ju Lee - U.S.2nd place: "Car and Shell: or Marinetti’s Monster" by Mark Talbot and Daniel Markiewicz - U.S.3rd place: "Propagate... View full entry
Winning results of the Çanakkale Antenna Tower competition in Turkey
Results are out for the Çanakkale Antenna Tower competition, Turkey's first international competition since 1997. After being shortlisted in Stage Two, Powerhouse Company & IND (Inter.National.Design) won 1st Prize out of 8 finalist teams, including renowned names like Sou Fujimoto and Snøhetta. The city's government plans to have the 100-meter broadcasting tower completed in 2015.
The Colloquium and Award Ceremony will take place on March 15 in Çanakkale.
Below is the complete list of finalist rankings.Pictured above: 1st Prize: Powerhouse Company & IND (Inter.National.Design)2nd Prize: Snøhetta & Özer/Ürger Architects & Battle Mccarthy 3rd Prize: AL_A1st Mention: TEGET (Teğet Mimarlık. Consultants: Yonca Çeltikçi, Mehmet... View full entry
Winning ideas announced for the Hormuz Bridge International Competition
The results are out for the Gulf Architecture Biennial's Hormuz Bridge International Competition. The open ideas competition invited entrants to propose designs for a bridge or other connective structure to link both sides of the Hormuz Strait in the Persian Gulf.
Three winners and four honorable mentions were awarded. Eighteen additional entries will be included in the first volume of Gulf Architecture Biennial and publically displayed.
First Prize: XXXXXX02 or The Frozen Leviathan by Matteo ManniniSecond Prize: A CITY FOR THE STRAIT: The Hormuz Federation by Edourad Champalle Third Prize: Backbone of Strait of Hormuz by Chien Bang WongHonorable Mention: Global Security Pipeline by Nick Axel Honorable Mention... View full entry
Winners of the d3 Unbuilt Visions 2013 Competition
d3 announced four Grand Prize winners and 11 Special Mentions in the 2013 Unbuilt Visions competition. The program recognizes excellence in unbuilt projects to promote critical debate about architecture and design.
Grand Prize Winners:Coastal Caretaker - Ursula Emery McClure, Michael McClure, Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Sarah Young (USA) - see title pic aboveHere After: The Material Processor - Aron Wai Chung Tsang (HONG KONG)Sadic Apiaries - Loukia Tsafoulia (GREECE-USA)Urban Paradox - Chris Tsui (HONG KONG)... View full entry
Winners of “Brutalist Facelift” and “Ghost Town Challenge” for Karosta, Latvia
Results were recently revealed for Homemade Dessert and Liepaja City Council's 'Brutalist Facelift' and 'Ghost Town Challenge' — two related competitions in a series to revive the cityscape of Karosta, a former Soviet military town outside of Liepaja, Latvia.
Each jury selected three winners — who won prize money and media attention — for each competition.
Hosted by Homemade Dessert Architecture Competitions, Brutalist Facelift had entrants redefine the image and future of the historically debatable brutalist-style architecture for Karosta.For Ghost Town Challenge, participants submitted their visions for a new city cultural center.Brutalist... View full entry
Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture
Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given.
Here's a handful of the entries that piqued our interest:Floramorphism: Bloominating Inorganic Objects by BanG studio – Babak Bryan & Henry Grosman If Robert Moses had his way in 1941… by Ida TamTower of Babel by Feliks BochenekThe Green Roof Trope by Eric Karasek View full entry
Winners of the London Cinema Challenge re-imagine the movie venue
Have a seat and grab some popcorn, the results are out for Combo Competitions' London Cinema Challenge. Limited to only their imaginations, designers from all disciplines created their own movie-viewing spaces set on Central London's Newman Street. Entrants also had to include a unique twist in their submission.
Three winners and four honorable mentions were selected:First prize - Cine'stival by Etienne Fabre and Jean-Emmanuel DavidSecond prize - Symbiotic Venue by Nada Alqallaf and Jaime SevillaThird prize - Peep(le) Show by Shuping Liu and Jackie Krasnokutskaya Click the thumbnails below to see the... View full entry
Winners of the third edition IS ARCH Awards
IS ARCH revealed the winning projects of the third edition IS ARCH Awards on Dec. 9. Out of 159 submissions from students and young architects, the competition resulted in three winners, 10 Honorable Mentions, and 30 Finalists.
Here are the top three winners: 1st Prize: ENCLOSING LANDSCAPE By Ana Bruto da Costa, Joana Gonçalves, João Moreira 2nd Prize: ARCH FRAME By Kang Ji Ho, Shim Hun Yong, Hwang Ki Soo 3rd Prize: HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY By Elena Capodarca, Luca Caroti To see more projects, check out... View full entry
Warming Huts Competition v. 2014 winners
It's that time of year again — when the Warming Huts Competition winners are announced, that is. Every year, the competition invites architects around the globe to develop their most innovative warming-hut designs. With no theme for v. 2014, the competition was met with a variety of submissions.
The international jury chose three winners out of 190 entries. As for the other three: one hut was selected for a separate University of Manitoba competition; one from an invited local architect (Étienne Gaboury); another hut — soon to be determined — will become a class... View full entry