Send your ideas to the 2016 Chicago Prize “On the Edge” competition
Visionary plans, policy, and infrastructure have all played crucial roles in the development of the city and consequently in the definition of its edge. Today, conflicting interests regarding ownership, use, and value of the Lakefront have produced a stalemate of what this civic treasure could become.
— Chicago Architectural Club
A hotspot for land-use disputes, the urban development of Chicago's Lakefront is the subject of the 2016 Chicago Prize competition, "On the Edge”. Launched on November 29 by the Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the competition seeks speculative architectural... View full entry
Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas
Amid everything that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to recklessly spew, one of the milestones in his circus of a campaign is his apparent plans to build the U.S./Mexico border wall...
Competition creator Reality Cues turns the tables in their newest installment: Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump.
The objective is pretty straightforward: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S.
“We want to ask questions more than produce answers,” Reality Cues emphasizes in the brief. Curious? Learn more about their latest snarky competition on Bustler.More on Archinect:Donald Trump, usher of America's postindustrial urban blightDonald Trump is architecture's nightmare... View full entry
Late registration for Laka Competition 2015: "Architecture that Reacts" ends on October 20!
Public arts initiative Laka wants to know how today's architects, engineers, scientists, and students interpret the theme "Architecture that Reacts" for the Laka Competition 2015. To get those ideas churning, architecture that reacts is responsive and highly adaptable to both current needs and... View full entry
Submit your ChiDesign CADE entries by September 9!
The Chicago Architecture Foundation launched their first ChiDesign CADE competition earlier this summer seeking design ideas for a different type of educational facility called the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE). Now that registration is closed, be sure to submit your entries... View full entry
Don't forget that the Dry Futures submission deadline is Tuesday, September 1!
Got an inventive design idea on how to address the historic drought that's parching up California? Send your submissions to Archinect's Dry Futures competition! Architects and non-architects worldwide are welcome to send entries that are imaginative, pragmatic, idealist, or even dystopic. The... View full entry
Last chance to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition is August 19
There's less than a week left to register for the ChiDesign CADE competition. Late registration closes next Wednesday, August 19.As learning spaces become more open and communally oriented, the Chicago Architecture Foundation launched the competition seeking design ideas of a Center for... View full entry
Don't forget to register for the first ChiDesign competition by August 7!
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... View full entry
Chicago Architecture Foundation launches first ChiDesign CADE competition
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).Participants must incorporate the following into their designs:a new headquarters... View full entry
Laka launches 2015 competition: Architecture that Reacts. Register now!
Public arts initiative Laka 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... View full entry
Tristan da Cunha + RIBA accepting redesign ideas for remote fishing/farming community
Tristan da Cunha is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean, located about 1,750 miles southwest of Cape Town. Described as the remotest inhabited island in the world, Tristan da Cunha is internally self-governed and actually consists of four islands: Tristan (the main island), Nightingale and... 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
University of Maryland grad students envision redevelopment plan for New Orleans neighborhoods
Founded by Gerald D. Hines, the annual Urban Land Institute Hines competition challenges multidisciplinary graduate student teams from North American universities to propose a comprehensive redevelopment program for a designated U.S. metro area. The ideas competition is set up as a design exercise... View full entry
2014 Chicago Prize winners envision the Obama Presidential Library
Although an American president has the right to having a dedicated Presidential Library, it's no surprise that the museum-library-shrine typology can spark debate and criticism regarding its true civic purpose. As plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Library appear to slowly take shape, the... View full entry
Don't forget to register for YAC's Rome Community Ring competition
Late registration began today for Young Architects Competitions' Rome Community Ring. If you want a chance to win, make sure to register by January 19, 2015 and submit your entries by January 26, 2015.Students and professionals are encouraged to share their ideas on how to revive one of Rome's... View full entry
CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like?
The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the Chicago Prize ideas competition this past weekend: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! From the lively discussion (if not frenzy) surrounding a Barack Obama Presidential Library possibly being built, the Chicago Prize invites architects and designers to send ideas of how the U.S. Presidential Library building typology should be reinvented.
The Chicago Prize 2014 competition aims to spark debate on the typology of the presidential library. Speculative proposals will fulfill functions like housing a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president’s life while also providing educational infrastructure and framework... View full entry