IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION COMPETITION now open for applications
This post is brought to you by IE School of Architecture & Design:IE School of Architecture and Design announces IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION Prize for young architects and designers worldwide, seeking to attract top architecture and design talents to invite them to take part in the IE Master in... View full entry
Behind the Scenes at Bloomberg’s Ideas Camp for Cities
Serious money is in play in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “Mayors’ Challenge” for cities competing to show they have come up with promising innovations to cope with 21st-century challenges.
“It was a big surprise to hear we’d share our ideas with competitors,” says Gomes. “But it works brilliantly. It’s exactly what you need—everyone sharing and trying to help each other. It’s crazy, but it works.”
Previously:How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in EuropeTwenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe View full entry
Helsinki Divided on Plan for a Guggenheim Satellite
City boosters in this Nordic capital dream of a Guggenheim museum of Finnish wood rising near the Baltic Sea and one day drawing millions of tourists and cruise passengers. But the huge costs of the proposed development are stirring a backlash here against an institution that is ordinarily accustomed to eager suitors.
Previously: Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim View full entry
Apply now to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship
Mark your calendars and apply by July 30th for a chance to win the $10,000 Vectorworks Design Scholarship! The program invites students across all design disciplines to submit their best work, created in any software program, and answer a few short questions to be considered for cash prizes and... View full entry
“Queensway Connection” competition exhibition to open July 17 in NYC
Earlier this year, the AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee revealed the winners of its biennial design ideas competition QueensWay Connection: Elevating the Public Realm (previously on Archinect). Now the public is invited to take a closer look at the winning entries at the... View full entry
How the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Is Being Received in Europe
Can a U.S. organization really tell Europe how to run its cities better? [...]
Following a successful inaugural challenge last year, the city innovation contest crossed the Atlantic in 2014, winnowing down European applicant cities to a shortlist of 21*, all of whom attended a two-day Ideas Camp staged in Berlin earlier this month. [...]
A European organization could not realistically offer anything as substantial as €9 million in prize money.
Previously: Twenty-one finalists for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge Competition in Europe View full entry
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announces “Outstanding Projects” shortlist
The who-is-who of international contemporary architecture makes up the gross of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize shortlist. Announced this week by Illinois Institute of Technology Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison, the 36 shortlisted projects — selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees throughout the American continent — are being recognized as "Outstanding Projects."
Apply now for World Architecture Festival Awards 2014 - Deadline is May 30!
The submission deadline for World Architecture Festival, the world's largest, live, global architectural awards program, is approaching quickly. Anyone can enter and anyone can win.WAF sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world... View full entry
Obama library officials allow parties to make their bid
The foundation established to lead the development of President Obama’s library and museum opened the door Thursday for institutions and groups to begin making a pitch to host the site.
The Barack Obama Foundation issued its long-awaited Request for Qualifications on its newly named website, inviting applicants to provide information about how their proposal would impact the community and how it would reflect the president’s vision.
The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition
Think you're too old for fairy tales? The submissions in Blank Space's first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition can make you believe otherwise.
The artistic storybook quality and intricate narratives of the entries came from at least two months of hard work from many of the participants -- with several of them being young non-architects, ages 18-34.
Out of over 300 entries from 50 countries, the jury of experts chose 3 top-prize winners:1st PLACE: Chapter Thirteen by Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang and Nicholas O’Leary (pictured above) — For the full narrative, click here.2nd PLACE: Man and Ground by Anna Pietrzak — For the full narrative... View full entry
The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series
Emerging Voices is an annual award given by the Architectural League. It is an invited portfolio competition, identifying eight firms in North America that are influencing the current condition of architecture, landscape design and built environments. To see a full list of this year’s award... View full entry
London Crystal Palace shortlist boasts six of the UK’s top architects
London's iconic Crystal Palace just moved one step closer to its magnificent resurrection with the announcement of six shortlisted design teams, all vying to rebuild The Crystal Palace and the surrounding public park as a major landmark.
The list of selected architects to move on to the next competition stage reads like a who's who in British architecture:David Chipperfield ArchitectsGrimshawHaworth Tompkins ArchitectsMarks Barfield ArchitectsRogers Stirk Harbour + PartnersZaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor View full entry
New whitehouse.gov petition urges to utilize open architectural competitions for the design of Federal buildings
43 signatures down, only 99,957 more to go — Archinect senior contributor John Jourden brought to our attention a new online petition at whitehouse.gov, which urges the administration to award the design of new Federal building projects utilizing open architectural competitions.The... 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
The 2014 A’ Design Award submission deadline is approaching!
Get your design A-game on for this year's A' Design Award & Competition. Aiming to give an extra boost of publicity and advertisement opportunities, the annual A'Design awards highlight the best designs, design concepts and design-oriented products.
Anyone who wants to take a shot at fame and recognition should submit before the deadline on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 by 11:59 GMT+1. Results will be announced on April 15, 2014.
Click here for more submission details and check out some Gold and Platinum-winning projects from previous years below. View full entry