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Mariupol Central Shore International Ideas Competition
The mayor of Mariupol is inviting local and international architects, urbanists, landscape architects and interdisciplinary teams to put forward a bold and contemporary design framework for the reconstruction of the Mariupol Central Shore, a centrally located territory stretching for 2.75 kilometers along the Sea of Azov, with total area of 38 ha.
Disaster Relief Shelter- Reinventing The Tents
India is vulnerable, in varying degrees, to a large number of disasters. Most of us will remember the year 2020 for the coronavirus pandemic. However, while the pandemic brought our human lives to a standstill, nature could not be reigned in.
Pearls of Green | Landscape Design Competition
The essence of Miegakure must be extracted in the design. The entire landscape must not be discerned from a single viewpoint. A sequence of views must be created and imagined as a composition from the viewer's experience. Achieving harmony and balance is paramount.
Trashed | Smart Trash Can Design Challenge
The aim of the challenge is to understand how design can be a tool to incentivize the act of using trash bins. The design of trash bins can experiment with unconventional forms. The design must be able to capture the attention of people, passing by it. The aesthetic must be balanced with the functional purpose of bins.
Transcend | Clock Tower Design Competition
Basic design principles can be used to play with, create a conceptual timepiece design that uses contextual elements and history, to instill uniqueness. The effect materials have on public spaces is also a major feature that should be taken into consideration.
Jack and the giant hotel | Themed restaurant design challenge
This challenge is a play on perception. Using the right tools, the scale of elements can be altered with a skew vision and the image they create. The idea is for visitors to experience navigation and eating in a colossal environment, where all sense of privacy and security may feel lost.
Ruse | Architecture Illustration Competition
The graphic may be entirely hand-drawn and rendered, digitally created, or a combination of both. The usage of photographs, stylized/credited or otherwise, directly is strictly not allowed.
Fantasia | Egypt-styled theme park design challenge.
A theme park is built on concept art, and this industry is thriving today. Understanding color theory and human psychology is key to generate anticipation and curiosity, in coherence with the theme. Although some aspects of the park require technical detailing, the focus is to be maintained on the theme manifestation in design.
Breaking Work 3.0 | The coworking for the new normal
The design of this coworking space is particularly tricky since every company has its own specific needs when it comes to office equipment. But in this challenge, we are mainly trying to see how a single space can be transformed to perform an array of functions with smart design interventions.
ARCTIC HOTEL | YAC - Young Architects Competitions
YAC - Young Architects Competitions - launches ARCTIC HOTEL, a competition of ideas for the design of accommodation facilities combining hospitality and unspoilt nature and offering a unique experience for the observation of the Aurora Borealis.
The cash prize of € 15, 000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel made of, among the others: Angelo Micheli (AMDL Circle), Rodrigo Duque Motta, Nicodemos Tsolakis (Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects), Lukas Rungger (noa*), Mario Cucinella, Dagur Eggertsson (Rintala Eggertsson Architects), Hesselberg Foged (Effekt).
Discover the Internship Competition: Young Visionary Architecture Competition 2021
This competition is international and involves unbuilt projects that were designed by students and graduates from all over the world during their career, and can be expressed as university projects, personal projects or graduation projects.
PANDEMIC MEMORIAL: A Tribute to Frontline Workers
Contemplate how we will come together or stay apart in the upcoming period. The solution does not have to be grandiose or even architectural, it can be basic and take any space or form that your community entails. The intervention should be emotional, powerful, poetic and can take any form/function as per the participant’s narrative. The memorial should take shape in an area footprint that can range from a minimum of 100 sq. meters to a maximum 1000 sq. meters.
ARCHITECTURE THESIS OF THE YEAR | ATY 2021 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
‘Architecture Thesis of the Year 2021’ is an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the field of Architecture. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path-breaking ideas to the forefront on a global scale.
Imagining student life at IE: beyond vertical campus
The brief is intentionally broad. IE doesn’t want to constrain, contain, or impede an innovative idea with restrictive guidelines. Your submission can deal with anything from how we might reimagine the traditional student residence to tackling the issue of sustainability in all aspects of student life. Alternatively, you may focus on increasing the connection with the city, promoting student well-being or improving on-and off-campus mobility.
Call For Artists - Lucca Biennale Cartasia Outdoor Exhibition
LUBICA - Lucca Biennale Cartasia is the world's biggest art event dedicated to paper art. The Biennale takes place every two years, in 2022 it will be held from the 31st of July until September the 25th. The Biennale is looking for....
Shifting Horizons | Creating new havens
A point to be kept in mind is that these spaces will be occupied by people with diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, so the design must generate a neutral living space. Although architecture and design cannot nullify the prejudices that refugees will face as they go through their everyday life, the community they live in must be a safe and secure haven for them, to live in with comfort.
Weave 2.0 | Fashion meets Sustainability
The venue must be aesthetic enough to personify the current stature of the high-end fashion industry. The ramps are the highlights of any fashion week, hence the design must be at par with expectations and standards of the previous iconic ramps that were designed, to attract attention enough to promote sustainability as well.
Solace | Calmness amongst Chaos
The product must be easy to operate and occupy minimal space. While designing such a product, one often concentrates on the space restraint, when the real focus must be on optimizing this space, keeping in mind the functions it caters to.
Respites | Hospice Design Challenge
The aim of the challenge is to understand how design can be improved for better living of terminally ill children. Although the facilities and skilled staff of a hospice is what would create a soothing environment to an extent, the tangible spaces that they are exposed to, during their stay in a hospice, can contribute to their well-being.
Turf | Tackling student crises efficiently
The main challenge to be addressed is to find ways of making the design economical but in a charming way. This housing must be designed to cater to a diverse group of students, so access and layout must be planned accordingly.
Throned | Rethinking public toilets
Public toilets are often viewed as functional entities that are not particularly appealing or hygienic. This image of the public toilet can be changed by improving its efficiency and comfort.
Eco-ware | Eat at Ease
The design challenge here is to develop a set of ...The aesthetics and design of the new cutlery must be inventive and original. The material used must be sustainable,with the invention involving compactness and mobility as well.They can be designed to be reusable, giving them a chance to last longer.
Decode | Breaking boundaries of architectural design
How can we create a positive impression of deconstructivism in this era?
The White Lands
The design challenge is to conceive a modular solution for housing Hajj pilgrims in the city of Mina. The stay duration is aimed at 6 days of air-cooled living, cost-effective, fireproof, hygienic, and incremental to begin with and can go as much as elevating pilgrim experience with whichever means found imperative.
Terra x Terra | Pavilion Design Workshop + Competition.
Pavilion designs are generally seen across the world to develop mostly technology-oriented designs that are alien to the space they are installed in. In the era of globalization, where almost every city in the world strives to look the same - A pavilion can be the most feasible ways to experiment regionalism in civic life. Most large scaled buildings while framing the city do not lean into the public life, a pavilion has the exact scale to tingle the human scale - while negotiating for better architecture design in the spaces they are built in. In 2021, how can this new sense of building regionally sustainable pavilions materialize into a rational architecture solution that can be deployed across various sites for tailor made functions they serve?
Reviving Silk Route | A Cultural Center for all
At the intersection of the notions of culture and tourism, cultural centers increasingly stand out as the linkage between the exchange of values, habits, and social life. They are the most eternal means of expressing ourselves – of transferring ideas and values.Cultural Centers also play a vital role in retaining morals and beliefs for the community. The integration of architectural features, forms, and materials help imbibe the past as an active part of the future; a vision for the society in the coming years is just as important as retaining the values of old.
What is a prison? Prison is a place where inmates are confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as punishment for various crimes.
But is this all to a prison? Can’t prison serve to be more than just a set up to punish the convicts?
Recidivism is not a very rare occurrence. It's time to put out the question, why? Why do convicts go back to their old means as soon as they are released from the prison? Why are prisons failing to contribute to society?
Underearth |Exploring medieval living – beneath the ground
Architecture Design Competition_ Challenge - Design a gallery/museum whose structure stands ..The underground city of Derinkuyu can be taken as a specific study if need be.
Turn Back Time | Reimagining alternative realities in present day context
Architecture Design Competition_ The aim is to make it relatable to today’s times but in a different time period.
Squared up | Build a home using squares and squares only
Architecture Design Competition_ How will the shape limitations help you shape a new experience through this form of limitation?
Visionary | Designing new age schools for blind students.
The challenge here is to design a school for the ...Taking into account the parallels between these learning environments can’t be equal, but exercise looks more towards raising the bar than to meet it at equal capacity.
Secura | Equitable shelter for security personnel on construction sites.
The aim of this exercise is to deliver a universal design regardless of the project budget. The design does not imply to induce riches or costly comfort, but rather bringing more dignity to the daily lives of this security personnel.
Space can be situated in any site or project that would require a security cabin of that scale. Material selections/configurations are kept unrestrained for this challenge and are placed on participants to freeze these based on the above premise.
The Oasis-Cultural Center
How can a concept of Oasis and the culture of Marrakech come together in an architectural project that is much more than a culture box? How can it symbolize the Marrakech of the future?
Timberate | Rethinking housing with Timber
Primary focus on the design of a parametric and prefabricated timber building system for a two storey housing unit where it can be shown the potential for a modular building system for horizontal and vertical expansion.
Mobitecture | Habitat on the move
Here is a challenge for designers of all age groups, nationalities, etc. to unleash their unlimited imagination and creative abilities and marry them with cutting-edge evolving scientific/technological advances.
ReDrive-In |Bringing back Drive-In’s
The challenge here is to design a new user experience-based drive-in theatre in the given site for an automobile-centric audience.
The point that people of the locality are open to fresh concepts and experiences can be used to the designer’s advantage and provides an opportunity to explore new horizons of theatre experience. With the ongoing crisis, we must find safer alternatives to return to normal life, and drive-ins are one of those efficient ways.
Mad Hatter’s Closet | Designing a personality-driven furniture.
The challenge here is to design a personalized closet for Mad Hatter from the beloved fantasy story ‘Alice in wonderland’.
The aim here is to broaden the realms of closet designs by designing for the creative population and redefining the definition of storage in the future.
Green-Retreat | Disconnecting from distress
The retreat is expected to be planned in all aspects of how humans can be sensitized to living with nature, at the same time how it is planned right from its inception to its day-to-day running.
The participants are expected to pick at least 3 crucial facets which are prone to disrupt nature (for eg. energy, waste management, food consumption, materials used, construction process, etc.) while building or running such a retreat.
The Artistory | Creating a haven for today’s creative minds
The challenge is to create an artist’s coworking where the art of all kinds can find an atmosphere to grow. The design is specifically tuned towards people who create, appreciate, and celebrate art in their daily lives.
The WARMING Competition 2021
How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large?
WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment.
The aim of the “Re-Draw” competition is to develop one drawing to ‘represent’ an iconic architecture piece. The participants are asked to draft one image, with absolute freedom of scale, technique, and level of abstraction.
We encourage creativity, criticality, and innovation.
15 - Minute City
The “15-minute city” is an approach to urban design that aims to improve quality of life by creating cities where everything a resident needs can be reached within 15 minutes by foot, bike or public transit. This concept puts an emphasis on careful planning at the neighborhood level, giving each district the features it needs to support a full life – including jobs, food, recreation, green space, housing, medical offices, small businesses and more. And importantly, it’s a full life that doesn’t require a car.
POiD Building Awards 2021
Polish Windows and Doors Association (POiD Association) had announced POiD’s 2021 Building Awards – the industry’s first competition, seeking and presenting the best solutions for building joinery and building automation in the context of completed architectural projects.
Entries Open: Global Future Design Awards 2021
APR presents Global Future Design Awards 2021. The awards are organized by APR- a leading body of architecture press in Global.
Global Warming is a term almost everyone is familiar with. It is one of the biggest issues we are dealing with. In the upcoming years, global warming can affect us in many treacherous ways.
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