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Competition Archive 2005

Italy: Living Box Edilportale.com is now accepting submissions for its Living Box competition. Entrants should develop a design for a prefabricated living unit that can be transported by ground or air. The unit should function as both a permanent or temporary house that is consistent with contemporary lifestyles. Deadline: December 31, 2005


USA: The West End Pedestrian Bridge Competition -Riverlife Task Force, Pittsburgh, PA. Open to Architects, Landscape Architects, Urban Designers, Engineers, Industrial Designers, Artists, and Students. Open, two-stage hybrid competition–Stage I is open. Stage II will include an RFQ paid participants and the Stage I finalists. Situated at the headwaters of the Ohio River, the West End Pedestrian Bridge will complete a loop of riverfront trails known as Three Rivers Park. In addition to connecting Pittsburgh’s shorelines, the bridge will enhance the city’s skyline and provide new access points to the riverfront from neighborhoods now separated by highways and parking lots. Registration period to December 21, 2005.

USA: Southpoint: from Ruin to Rejuvenation, the Roosevelt Island Universal Arts Center International Ideas Competition. The AIA NY Chapter Emerging New York Architect Committee is announcing the second biennial international ideas competition to explore issues of universal design and historic rejuvenation in developing a visual / performing arts center on Roosevelt Island. Deadline for registration is extended to December 18th, 2005.

Italy: International Design competition “MOdAM – Museum and School of Fashion. The City of Milan announces an International Design Competition, to be held by restricted procedure in a single anonymous stage, with pre-qualification of competition participants, for the preliminary design of the MOdAM-Museum and School of Fashion. Deadline for Delivery of Materials: Participants must deliver documentation described at articles 3.1 and 3.2 to Protocollo Generale (Registry) by 4:00 p.m. on December 12, 2005.

USA: The eighth annual international Berkeley Undergraduate Prize for Architectural Design Excellence 2006.  The Berkeley Prize, which advocates the study of architecture as a social art, sponsors an Essay Competition and a Travel Fellowship Competition completely via the internet. This year’s competitions are focused on “Children and the City” and are dedicated to the UNESCO Growing Up In Cities Programme. The competitions are open to full-time architecture undergraduate students and teams they may form with other undergraduates in the allied arts and Social Sciences.  Essay Competition winners will share in a $6000 purse with a minimum $3500 First Prize. Competition proposals due by Dec 10th 2005.

Ireland: The Art Box Design ideas Competition - organised by The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, this design competition aims to create a mobile performance and exhibition space. The Art Box will provide a venue which professional artists, arts organisations, community and voluntary groups can use to stage exhibitions and events within their own locale.  The space must be innovative and demonstrate quality and excellence in its design and the execution of that design.  The standards within the structure must be equivalent to those in fixed exhibition and performance venues. The Art Box must be a flexible structure which serves the needs of its many and varied users and audiences.  The total budget construction should not be in excess of ¤750,000. Submission date: 9 December 2005.

UK: Whitefield Ward Design Competition. Selection of a multi-disciplinary team to revitalise and transform a part of the highly profiled Whitefield ward in Nelson, Lancashire. The competition will be held in two stages, stage one expressions of interest, stage two submission of concept design proposals. Submission deadline: 8 December 2005.

USA: Request for Proposals: Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt FacilityThe Department of Sanitation of New York City invites intends to build a new maintenance and storage structure for their fleet of vehicles for Manhattan Districts 1, 2, and 5. The new structure will serve areas including the Hudson waterfront and Lower Manhattan, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District up through midtown to Central Park. Located on Spring Street between Washington and West Streets, the new building will be adjacent to the upscale boutiques and loft residences of Soho, directly north of the Holland Tunnel, and at the southern end of an industrial swathe that reaches up through the meatpacking district to Chelsea. A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Capital Project No. S219/233, Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage and Salt Facility,PIN 82705RR00068, can be obtained by accessing the City Record website. The due date is 6th Dec 2006.
International: Living Steel International Competition for Sustainable Housing. Can you house 8 billion people? The challenge is to address the global housing requirement in a way that respects our environment and economically meets society’s aspirations. Living Steel, a worldwide programme to stimulate innovation in the design and construction of housing, has launched an international architectural competition to take on the challenge. In the course of the five-year programme two invited international competitions for sustainable housing are being undertaken, in Poland and India. The final date for receipt of expressions of interest is 1 December 2005.

UK: Design ideas competition for Dover. Kent County Council have launched a design competition, on behalf of Dover Pride, to encourage the most talented designers, architects, artists and students to come up with a creative and practical design idea for Dover, one of the best-known towns in the UK. The competition closes on 28 November.

Russia: International Architectural Competition of Ideas “Time in a city”. Organizers: Centre for Architecture and construction “Dom na Brestskoy”; Deadline of work submission – the 20th of November, 2005.

Ireland: Development of Lands at Scalaheen, Co. Tipperary The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland), in conjunction with Tipperary Town Council, is pleased to announce the launch of a One Stage Design Competition for the design of 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Houses at Scalaheen, Co. Tipperary. Closing date of competition: Friday 18 November 2005.

Germany: Architecture + Technology Award 2006 -European prize for architecture and technology presented in recognition of projects which combine exemplary architectural design with innovative engineering. All projects entered must be located in Europe, must not be older than three years, and must have been fully operational for at least one year when the competition was announced (15 March 2005). Submission: 16 November 2005.

Thailand: Tsunami Memorial Competition The Government of Thailand invites individuals or teams to participate in an international design competition. Registration information has been placed online. Site visits October 7/October 28, 2005.  Registration ends November 15, 2005.

Peru: International Architectural Contest “CHAN CHAN 2006. This idea contest is promoted by ARQUITECTUM in order to evaluate the possibility of installing a Beach Lodge that serves not only as an observatory from which to look at the fabulous citadel of Chan Chan, but also to provide temporary lodging for tourists (local and foreign) that wish to spend the night at the place, by the sea. Early Registration until November 15th, 2005

USA: URBAN VOIDS: Grounds for Change, an international design ideas competition for Philadelphia’s vacant land. Van Alen Institute and City Parks Association invite participants from around the world to suggest compelling ideas for Philadelphia’s vacant land and imagine fantastic long-term solutions that inspire change and reshape urban and natural forms throughout the city. Registration Ends:  Monday November 14, 2005.

Estonia: International Open Architecture Architecture Competition for the new Estonian National Museum Building Complex -The Estonian National Museum in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Union of Estonian Architects announces an international architecture competition for the new Estonian National Museum building complex. The goal of the architecture competition is to achieve the best architectural solution for the new Estonian National Museum building complex, including planning of the grounds. The competition ends on 10 November 2005.

UK: Central Promenade Site, Morecambe. The RIBA Competitions Office, in conjunction with Urban Splash and Lancaster City Council, is pleased to announce the launch of the competition to search for an team to produce a strategic framework plan for the beautiful 4.7 hectare Central Promenade Site, Morecambe, which lies on the glorious sweep of Morecambe Bay and is adjacent to the Art Deco classic Grade II* Listed Midland Hotel, which Urban Splash is refurbishing. The jury panel includes Ken Shuttleworth RIBA (Make Architects), Hugh Pearman (Architecture critic and author), Cllr Ian Barker, (leader, Lancaster City Council), Brian Gray (chairman, Northwest Regional Development Agency), Tom Bloxham MBE (chairman, Urban Splash) and Jonathan Falkingham (chief executive, Urban Splash). Submission deadline: 8 November 2005 . Email:lisaashurst@urbansplash.co.uk

Nigeria: The African Institute of Science and Technology (AIST) – New Campus. The African Institute of Science and Techology (AIST) is seeking to select an architect led design team to design its first campus to be situated in Abuja, Nigeria. The AIST will ultimately comprise several science and technology higher education campuses and smaller affiliated centers of excellence located throughout Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Submission deadline of 7 November 2005.

USA: Oklahoma City Bus Stop Design Competition -The AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter in partnership with Oklahoma City Metro Transit invite you to create a design proposal for the 2005 Bus Stop Design Competition. Late registration and submission deadline 7th November.

UK: Invited Design Competition -Major residential development, Park Street and Grafton Street, Liverpool 8. The RIBA Competitions Office, on behalf of Liverpool City Council, NewHeartlands, developer MJ Gleeson Group Plc, Include, Brunswick Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, Plus Housing Group and Cosmopolitan Housing Association, is launching a design competition to create a new residential neighbourhood of a quality that reflects the changes in the City and which takes account of a unique opportunity to build a new and sustainable community. Expression of Interest deadline is 4.00pm, Wednesday 2 November 2005.

UK: Clay Roofing Awards 2005 -designed to recognise and celebrate the most stunning and visually appealing roofscapes that have been created using genuine clay roof tiles over the last two years. The awards are split into various categories covering both new build and refurbished projects in housing developments, commercial schemes and ecclesiastical projects. In addition to this there is an award for the best self-build project. Architects, specifiers, developers and self-builders have until 31st October 05 to submit their entries.

UK: The ReardonSmith Student Award 2005 for the best design of a small hotel bedroom and bathroom. For the fourth year running, ReardonSmith Architects is organising an award scheme for students of architecture and design studying at a college in Europe.  The competition is open to both individuals and teams studying at the same college; a tutor’s signature will be required to that effect. Closing date 31st Oct 2005.

Finland: The Millenium Technology Prize -The world’s largest technology prize acknowledges innovations that directly promote people’s quality of life, are based on humane values, and encourage sustainable economic development. Nominations are accepted from hich-tech companies, industry organisations, research institutes, universities as well as science and engineering academies. During the selection process, innovations will be classified into the following four fields: Communications and Information; Energy and the Environment; Health Care and Life Sciences; New Materials and ProcessesSubmission: 31st October 2005

Republic of Korea: International Urban Ideas Competition for the New Multi-functional Administrative City The Presidential Committee on Multifunctional Administrative City Construction is holding an International Urban Ideas Competition to gather advanced and innovative urban design and planning concepts to develop a global urban paradigm for the New Multi-functional Administrative City in the Republic of Korea. Submission period: October 18 to October 25, 2005.

USA: Bienal Miami + Beach 2005 Open International Competition of “unbuilt” architectural work via the internet 2005. This architecture competition follows the successful electronic competition of unbuilt work celebrated at the Bienal Miami + Beach 2001 & 2003. Registration Deadline: October 21, 2005.

Slovenia: CITY OF SKYCRAPERS will run as part of 3rd INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE BIENALLE LJUBLJANA: EUPHORIA, organized by the Monochrome Arhitekti. It will take place at various venues across Ljubljana from 17 to 30 November 2005. Interesting events  exhibitions, lectures, projections and round tables  will once again host internationally highly renowned architects, designers, musicians and theoreticians. Submission deadline: 20th October 2005

USA: 2005 Chicago Prize: Water Tanks -The purpose of this project is to promote awareness of urban water tanks within the City of Chicago and to encourage their preservation either as artifacts, or through creative reuse. Entries Due by 11th October 2005.

USA: Pamphlet Architecture 28! Following the success of the inaugural “call for ideas,” which produced the Pamphlets 23 27, Pamphlet Architecture, with renewed support from the National Endowment for the Arts, announces the 2005 competition. The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2005.

Taiwan: Taichung Metropolitan Opera House International Competition The Municipality of Taichung City would like to invite all creative and talented architects around the world to join in a design competition for a world-class grand Opera House in Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.  Deadline for material submission 3rd Oct 2005.

International: Travel + Leisure magazine Design Awards -Travel and Leisure Magazine is currently accepting entries for its second annual Design Awards, recognizing outstanding design and architecture in eleven categories: hotels, restaurants, museums, retail spaces, and more. To be considered, projects must be completed between October 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005. The winners will be featured in the magazine’s March 2006 issue. Entry deadline is October 3.

China: FAR 8 Competition -FAR, the Gallery for European Architecture in Shanghai, is announcing an international open idea competition about hyper density in future urban environments. The results will all be exhibited online, the winners will be awarded and have an exhibition at the FAR gallery in Shanghai. Participants must send their entries by email to the address far.8@web.de by October 1st, 12:00 AM, Beijing time


Scotland Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum Awards for Best Practice The aim of the scheme is to reward and promote best practice throughout the Scottish regeneration and inclusion community and to demonstrate how regeneration and inclusion initiatives can make a real difference to communities. The Award categories are People, Place, Partnership. Deadline 30 September 2005

USA: WindsCape, An Ideas Competition Envisioning Renewable Energy for Cape Cod Currently there is a proposal to build a 130 turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, MA. This would be the largest of its kind in the world and would provide 75% of the power for the region.. The project has been the subject of much controversy for more than 4 years as the review process moves ahead. How do we address the addition of wind farms to our physical and cultural landscape? The Boston Society of Architects challenges designers to expand this dialogue by envisioning a wind farm that is more than just a utility to generate electricity. Entrants are challenged with designing an experience that enriches the landscape, educates the public about wind power, and provides a direct connection for the community to their energy source while maintaining the economic viability of a utility-scale wind farm. Closing Date For Registration: Sept. 30

Italy: Terra Di Pietra -Land of Stone -First International Design Competition for the Marble of Custonaci. The participants to the competition are asked to draft objects useful for new applications, with particular reference to all types of marble extracted in the territory of Custonaci in the Sicilian Province of Trapani – Italy. The competition is open to designers, architects, groups of designers, classes of students from Public or Private schools, Italians and Foreigners. The closing date is the 28th September 2005.

new USA: Biennal Miami + Beach 2005. International student competition for the design of the west entrance of Lincoln Road Mall in Miami Beach. Lincoln Road can be seen as a unique piece in the Miami Beach street network, partially crossing the island as an elongated narrow plaza full of pedestrian activities, restaurants, shops and cultural venues. The competition calls for ideas to explore the design possibilities of a new western entrance to Lincoln Road mall at the corner of Lincoln and Alton Roads, and eventually extending the design until the western edge of Lenox Avenue. Registration closes September 26, 2005.

Japan: 1st DoCoMo International Architectural Design Competition 2005. This spatial design competition seeks new proposals concerning the relationship between the urban environment and keitai in the near future. What sorts of conditions, forms and environments will the “keitai city” exhibit? Competition entrants are encouraged to propose images of the future of a “keitai society” unconstrained by preconceptions, or proposals for new spatial designs that make today’s assumed worldview seem hackneyed. Deadline for registration and submission of work September 26, 2005.

Europe: Europan 8 - Europan is directed at young architects and young professionals in related creative fields, under forty years of age and from Europe. Europan is a call for ideas followed by implementations. A series of urban sites in European towns, accompanied by a programme brief, is proposed to competitors. Submissions by Sept 26th 2005.

Spain: Advanced Architecture Contest -as part of the research program in the Master of Advanced Architecture, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia are now organizing an international competition of architecture. The main goal of this competition is the development of self-sufficient dwellings in which technological elements are essential components of a new architectural concept and not only a reflection of an attachment to conventional ideas about houses. Closing date for registration: Monday 19 September 2005.

Australia: The Australian Timber Design Awards is a national competition designed to showcase and encourage the innovative structural and aesthetic use of timber in Australia. The awards are open until 16 September. Please visithttp://www.timber.net.au/awards.htm to access more information about the awards and download the entry form.

USA: American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter -Urban Design Committee -Public Process/ Public Space Call for Submissions . Some of the most exciting public engagements in the nation are taking place in New York City, the Hudson Valley and Long Island as a result of the many urban design, community planning, landscape architecture, and architecture projects occurring. To honor these innovative initiatives, the Urban Design Committee of the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association is preparing to launch Public Process/Public Space: Case Studies in Planning and Urban Design. The online registration for this Call for Submissions is due on September 16, 2005, and is eligible to all entities or firms that have conducted projects within the New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley metro area.

Europe:European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage -Europa Nostra Awards. Since 1980, Europa Nostra has been running the Europa Nostra Awards Scheme, which aims to recognise and promote high standards of conservation practice and to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experience throughout Europe. It achieves this by giving public recognition and the largest possible visibility to exemplary initiatives and best practices by individuals or organisations which contribute to the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe, and by encouraging further efforts through the “Power of Example”. Deadlines: Category 2 -August 1, 2005 ; Category 1 and 3 -September 15 2005.

UK: New Hospital Sculpture Competition -The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust in association with the RIBA, invites submissions for a single stage international open ideas competition for the design of an innovative sculptural piece to mark the entrance to the new BECaD building at Central Middlesex Hospital. The BECaD (Brent Emergency Care and Diagnostic Centre) building is a PFI project designed by HLM and Avanti Architects and is due to be completed in Spring 2006. The competition is open internationally to artists, landscape architects, architects, urban designers, and professionals from related disciplines, and students of these disciplines. Collaboration between disciplines is actively encouraged. The deadline for submission of design ideas is Wednesday 14th September 2005.

Italy: Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente: bando di concorso di pro gettazione del Centro Studi e Documentazione in Seveso La Fondazione Lombardia per l’Ambiente ha indetto un concorso di progettazione riservato a 5 candidati selezionati da una prequalificazione, per la redazione del progetto preliminare per la costruzione di un Centro Studi e Documentazione ambientale da realizzarsi nella zona del centro abitato di Seveso. Gli elaborati richiesti per la partecipazione alla prequalificazione del concorso dovranno pervenire entro le ore 18,30 di luned+AOw- 12 settembre 2005.

USA: ARCHITECTURE AND. . . . For winter and spring 2006, the Architectural League seeks proposals from architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, artists, academics, filmmakers, inventors, scientists and others-anyone who is passionate and informed about work and ideas that will stimulate, inform, provoke and challenge architects and others about the connections or collisions of ARCHITECTURE AND. . . . . Proposals must be received by the Architectural League at 457 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022, by 6 pm on Monday, September 12, 2005.

Italy: Living in Milan/2 -International Design competition -new urban spaces for pubblic housing development (Via degli Appennini, Via Cogne, Via Giambellino, Via del Ricordo). Submission by Monday, September 12, 2005.

UK: Birchfield Library, Birmingham
Expressions of interest are invited from architects with exceptional design skills and a willingness to work closely with local people, for the design of a new Community Library and Adult Education Centre at the heart of the Birchfield community in Birmingham. The competition is being organised by the RIBA Competitions Office. The deadline for expressions of interest is 9th September 2005.


UK: Invited Design Competition -Elmswell Social Housing Development
The RIBA Competitions Office is organising an Invited Design Competition on behalf of the Suffolk Preservation Society and Orwell Housing Association Ltd, with the support of Elmswell Parish Council, Inspire East (East of England Development Agency) and Mid Suffolk District Council. Architectural practices are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for a project to build a social housing development in the village of Elmswell, Suffolk. The competition seeks cutting-edge designs that will integrate truly sustainable, high quality architecture with landscape design. The Expression of Interest deadline is Wednesday 7 September 2005.

Argentina: Concursos UNCuyo -The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, announces an international architecture competiton for The New Music’s School Building in Mendoza, Argentina. The goal of the architecture competition is to achieve the best architectural solution for the new building. Deadline of work submission – the 7th of September, 2005.

UK: Bolton Great Estates Urban Design Competition -Organised by RIBA Competitions Office on behalf of Bolton at Home. Suitably qualified architects, landscape architects, town planners and urban designers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest for an exciting and ambitious ‘investment in place’ project to revitalise the overall apperance of Bolton at Home’s Estates at the street and estate level. Expression of Interest deadline Tuesday 6 September 2005.

Canada: Peepshow International Pavilion Design Competition 2005 -Artcity Festival is a celebration of contemporary visual art, architecture and design, held every September in Calgary, Canada. Artcity opens possibilities for conversations, debates and realizations about how and what artists, architects and designers do and how they see and shape the world around us. Submission Deadline Sept 1st 2005.

Peru: Architectum GLOBAL HOUSE 2005- International Contest designed for students, baccalaureates and architects younger than 28 years old from around the world. The aim is to collect the best ideas about what houses ought to be like in this current Global Village, researching and incorporating aesthetic, plastic, functional, technological and even social patterns that may be part of the particular context in which the contestant is currently in. Registration by August 31st, 2005.

Korea: CiSCu 2005 (City, Street & Culture) International Idea Competition on Architecture / Urban Design / Landscape Architecture / Visual Design. Open to professionals and students of urban design, architecture, landscape design, art and visual/industrial design, and teams made up of professionals or students of these fields. The objective of the Revitalization of Gwangbok Street & PIFF Plaza is to create an attractive urban space in the center of Jung-gu in order to revitalize a district that has been diminished and weakened in terms of population and urban functions. Deadline for competition registration 31 Aug. 2005

USA: Poster Design Competition -Designs needed to explain prison crisis Why should architects, designers, and planners refuse to work on prisons? Don’t ask us- design a poster to explain it to design professionals yourself! This design competition calls for a poster than explains the problems with the current U.S. prison system and why the refusal to contribute to it is an important and effective response. Deadline: August 30, 2005.
Poland: Competition for the architectural design concept of the Concert Hall and Wolnosci Square in Wroclaw. The City of Wroclaw is pleased to announce the competition for the architectural design concept of the Concert Hall and Wolnosci Square in Wroclaw. Inspiration for this Concert Hall construction came from the cooperation of the Karol Lipinski Musical Academy and Wroclaw City authorities. Submission of competition Application Forms by 22 August 2005

Norway: Competition: Pedestrian bridge in Bergen, Norway (PDF download). The city of Bergen and partners are launching a limited architectural competition (plan and design competition) for a new pedestrian bridge across Puddefjorden. The bridge will tie old docklands closer to Bergen city centre. It will also be a part of the city’s project for sustainable development in the area. The material for prequalification must be received by the city of Bergen within the 19th of August, 2005.

Italy: International ideas competition for the requalification of Latina’s coastal territory. Municipality of Latina, Italy. European single phase competition for the urban reorganisation of the entire coastal area (approximately 2500 hectares), the environmental restoration of the dune area and the recovery and up-grade of the territory’s most interesting landscape. Closing day for application: 15 August 2005.

UK : Kielder Observatory -open competition for a new observatory to be located in the hills surrounding Kielder Village in Northumberland. The project is being developed through Kielder Partnership’s commissioning programme Art and Architecture at Kielder. The new observatory will take advantage of Kielder’s dark skies and lack of light pollution – users will include specialist and amateur astronomers, researchers, and small educational groups. Submissions due early August.

Czech Republic: Centre for Czech Architecture (Centrum architektury), Prague  -a competition for ideas to design a Centre for Czech Architecture in Prague. The center would be designed to house a meeting and resource place for three Czech architecture organizations as an infill to a historic site in the center of Prague. This International Ideas Competition is presented in conjunction with the AIA Committee on Design conference to be held September 17-23, 2005, in Prague, Czech Republic. Registration deadline: August 1, 2005.

USA: Pangea Institute -a mixed use community proposed for Boulder, Colorado. The site will include residential units, retail spaces, an education center, an organic soap factory and agricultural grounds. Open to professionals and students. Submission Deadline: August 1, 2005

Japan: Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2005 -a town landmark. The proposed landmark may be situated in a metropolis, a regional core city, or it may be in a small town or part of a single streetscape. Each proposal must establish a specific town environment and create a landmark that is suitable and it must be expressed in a specific form. Deadline 27 July 2005.

Canada: Point Pleasant Park Competition -Halifax Regional Municipality, in partnership with Southwest Properties Limited, invites entries to an international design competition to create a master plan for the regeneration, restoration and renewal of Point Pleasant Park. Stage one submissions must be received before 4:30 p.m. (ADT) on Monday, 25 July 2005.

Germany: Lenné Prize -Competition for Ideas of Landscape-Development and Urban Green Spaces Planning -The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize awarded by the city of Berlin is a competition of ideas on garden and landscape architecture and on open space and landscape design. It is directed in particular at young landscape architects, planners, scientists, architects, and artists who are being trained or are active in these fields. Deadline for submissions is 18 July 2005.

Germany: Europäisches Kulturzentrum Aachen Bewerbungsverfahren zum Architektenwettbewerb. Der Katschhof im Herzen der Aachener Innenstadt gehört zu den bedeutenden mittelalterlichen Platzanlagen in Europa. Termine Ende der Bewerbungsfrist 7. Juli 2005.

Norway: The most energy efficient building in Europe? Oslo -Open International project competition of the EU/EEC countries. The competition is held by NAL in collaboration with Oslo S Utvikling (OSU) and ENOVA. The competition site is one of the plots of the BARCODE area  the development project in Bjørvika designed by MVRDV/a-lab/DARK. The object of the competition is to accomplish a reference building that unites high quality architecture and energy efficient solutions. Deadline for submitting entries: July 7.

USA: Park Avenue Design Ideas Competition -sponsored by the United Arts Council of Collier County in conjunction with the Southwest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The competition is an ideas based, non-commissioned design competition with a cash award to the winning entry. The purpose of the Park Avenue Design Ideas Competition is to create ideas and goals for the future development of an integral urban landscape to the core of Marco Island, Florida. Registration Deadline: Friday July 1st 2005.

Austria: Energy Globe 2005 environmental award. The Energy Globe awards best practice projects and initiatives for a careful and efficient use of our resources and is presented in the categories earth, energy, water, air and youth. It is a national (e.g. Austrian) and international environmental award.Deadline June 30th 2005.

Australia: East Darling Harbour -Urban Design Competition - the first great addition to Sydney Harbour’s environment for the 21st Century. A 22-hectare site sits on Sydney Harbour at the western foreshore of the city’s business district. Its change of use now presents a unique opportunity to create a new western edge to the city. A mix of recreational and working uses will ensure that this exceptional site will provide a new and significant open space area on the forshore for all to enjoy, and provide a showpiece of excellence in waterfront urban renewal. To advance this, the NSW Government has launched this urban design competition to source ideas and concepts that will underpin the transformation of East Darling Harbour. Registration closes 29 June 2005.

Republic of Korea: International Competition for the Design of the Asian Culture Complex in Gwangju -The Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) of Korea intends to build a culture complex, which accommodates various forms of arts and cultural events, in the southwestern hub city of Gwangju. The complex, named tentatively Asian Culture Complex (ACC), is aimed for promot-ing Asian values in arts and culture. The Executive Agency for Culture Cities of the MCT invites architects around the world for the design of ACC to the Open International Project Competition in a Single Stage approved by UIA. Registration due on 27th June 2005.

Scotland: Architecture and Design for Young Children International Award. The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland with Children in Scotland, in association with The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Children in Europe and with sponsorship from Lend Lease, have announced an International award with the theme of ‘Architecture and design for young children’. Deadline for submissions: 17 June 2005.

USA: Urban Habitats - The Transformation of Sunrise Trailer Court: Replacing Trailers without Displacing Residents. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, in partnership with the Charlottesville Community Design Center is pleased to announce URBAN HABITATS, an open ideas competition for the transformation of Sunrise Trailer Court into a vibrant, attractive urban community called Sunrise Park. Registration deadline: June 17, 2005

Germany: of.f.lines International Student Competition calling for visionary projects on transportation by rope. The institute for e[x]perimental construction and design at Innsbruck University/School of Architecture together with OITAF (International Organisation for Transportation by Rope) are organising an international design competition for architecture students. The competition brief is downloadable at http://www2.uibk.ac.at/hochbau/offlines/offlines_brief.pdf
Submission and Registration 17 June 2005.

USA: New Visions -a design competition for a single-family, detached house for a to-be-built new neighborhood of 50 modernist houses. It will be Dallas’s first low-impact development. Urban Reserve establishes a new vision for the development of single-family neighborhoods-one of sustainably designed, modernist houses, gently sited in a rolling, wooded landscape with close access to urban amenities. We envision houses that are of their time and place: cutting edge in design but low impact and co-existing harmoniously in the streetscape and landscape. Deadline for submittal: June 15, 2005.

UK: Open University -The Open University is seeking expressions of interest from design-led consortia as part of a competition to create a major new redevelopment on their Milton Keynes Campus, Walton Hall. The University is seeking to appoint a Consortium by competition to develop a design, and subsequently deliver as part of a Partnering team, an imaginative, practical and contemporary landmark building. A pdf copy of the PQQ can be downloaded byclicking here.Submissions are due by 14th June 2005.

Italy: Comune di Milano -Living in Milan new urban spaces for public housing development -open Competition in a single stage and anonymously, for the drafting of the preliminary design, pursuant to Italian Law 157/95 and article 69 of Italian Law 554/99, for the construction of four new neighbourhoods to be used for public housing construction. Notice in PDF format. The documentation must be submitted by 14 june 2005.

Japan: Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2005. The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference (SB05Tokyo) will be held from September 27th to 29th, 2005. Each year since 1965, The Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition has called for entries that explore new potential in architecture through the design of the residence, a place for human dwelling,” asking an architect of international standing to serve as a judge in selecting the winning submission. This time, in a departure from past competitions, two architects, Tadao Ando and Richard Rogers, will serve as judges. All entries must reach the competition office no later than June 13th (Monday), 2005.

Korea: Seoul Opera House Competition -Seoul Performing Arts Center are seeking “creative designs” from professional and amateur architects worldwide to build the city’s future opera house on an artifical island in the Han River. The facility will consist of a 1.5-hectare (3.7-acre) state-of-the-art complex. Plans are to build it on Nodeul Island by 2009. There is no permanent facility on Nodeul Island at present except for several outdoor tennis courts. The island is located across from Mapo, and can be reached only by vehicles crossing the Hangang Bridge, which intersects the center of the island. The deadline for registration is June 10.
Netherlands: Designing Unseen Wellness is a design competition organized by the department of Industrial Design of the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven in the Netherlands, supported by the Italian wellness company Technogym. We hope to involve young designers and design students in the discussion about the role of pleasure and wellness in interactive products. The competition is part of the Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces 2005 conference that unites international players from both industry and academics to share the newest developments in the field. Submission from to 1st June 2005.
International: World Habitat Awards 2005. The competition is open to all organisations worldwide, including central and local governments, NGOs, community groups, research and academic institutions and the private sector, as well as individuals. Prize money of £10,000 plus individually designed and crafted trophies are presented to the two winners at the global celebration of World Habitat Day. All submissions should reach BSHF before 1 June 2005.

UK: 2005 Copper in Architecture Awards -The well-established Copper in Architecture Awards recognise excellence in design by architects and students, as well as craftsmanship by installers. Entries must be submitted by 31 May 2005.

UK: The Art and Christianity Enquiry 2005 ACE Awards:
The ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture For a work of religious architecture or landscape design that makes an outstanding contribution to the external environment. A new design or a re-ordering of existing structures or open spaces are eligible. Buildings of any faith tradition are eligible. The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2005.

UK: The Wood Awards 2005. Currently in its third year since the re-launch of the former Carpenters’ Award, the four main categories (Commercial & Public Access; Private; Structural, and Conservation/Restoration), and three additional awards (Small Project Award, Innovation Award, and new for 2005, Special Award for British Wood), continue to celebrate excellence in wood and work in buildings across the UK. Deadline 20 May 2005.

UK: International competition for the architecture, landscaping and access of new visitor facilities at the Giant’s Causeway -Central Procurement Directorate, Supplies and Services Division, on behalf of the Department Of Enterprise, Trade And Industry and The Northern Ireland Tourist Board is seeking requests to participate in a design contest for the provision of new visitor facilities for the Giant’s Causeway located on Northern Ireland’s North Antrim Coast, within the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The design contest is for Architecture, Landscaping and Access. Closing Date: 20 May 2005.

Ireland: Ideas Competition to Design an Ideal Library, Cork, Ireland -The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is administering a competition which is part of the Cork European Capital of Culture 2005 Programme. The competition is a One Stage Competition to design an ideal 21st century library for a city of approximately Cork’s size. The invitation is issued to architects and students in architectural schools across Europe who are not more than 35 years of age at the closing date for entries.   Registration Closes: 20 May 2005

Canada: Canada’s Walk of Fame -design competition to create a new and exciting ‘streetscape’ for what has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Toronto. A jury on behalf of Canada’s Walk of Fame is accepting submissions from designers, architects and artists interested in creating an innovative and visually arresting platform to honour Walk of Fame inductees. All designs must be submitted by May 17, 2005. Registration forms must be received no later than May 17th, 2005.

UK: Design for Manufacture Competition. The UK Government has announced that there will be a competition to demonstrate that it is possible to build a good-quality home for a construction cost of GBP 60,000. The figure of GBP 60,000 is a target construction cost, not a development cost or a sale price. English Partnerships will run the competition for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and has published a Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union. Closing date: 13 May 2005.

Ireland: Royal Canal Linear Park Competition. A two-stage landscape design contest for architectural/landscape/design services for the Royal Canal Linear Park, a linear public urban park on the banks of the Royal Canal in the Dublin Docklands area. The park is to be suitable for active and passive recreation, incorporating cycle and pedestrian routes along the Royal Canal. Registration Closes: 10 May 2005. Download registration form.

Italy: Promosedia International Design Competition: Ideas for Chair Design. The aim of the competition is to stimulate innovative creative ideas, which must be technically feasible. Submissions are invited that express originality and innovation and identify the use and function of the chair, giving due consideration to ergonomics, choice of materials, and the requirements of mass production. Deadline: May 6, 2005

USA: Points of View Ideas Competition. The purpose of this competition is to gather ideas for a research and conference center, extending and elaborating the core of the graduate program at The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. ICAR seeks to develop theory, practice, and research to address and resolve protracted identity-based conflicts.Friday, May 6, 2005 -Close of Competition and Due Date.

Netherlands: 2005 YMERE Encouragement Award -International architecture competition for urban green space in Almere. The ‘Ymere Encouragement Award’, a competition for architecture, visual arts, landscape architecture and urban design, is a biennial contest that is entering its third edition this year. The closing date is May 1 2005.
UK: Saltire Society Housing Design Awards 2005 register by email to enter by 29th April. Closing date 12 noon 20th May 2005.

Australia: Burwood Interconnect: Design Competition for a project at Deakin University, Melbourne campus at Burwood. Deakin University is excited to announce a competition for the design of an accessible pedestrian link across the Gardiners Creek Reserve. The reserve is a popular public park, valued by local people and the University community. To register for selection as an entrant for this competition you must provide submit required registration information in hard copy by 27 April 2005.

UK: Bonn Square refurbishment International Design Competition -Oxford Council’s Executive Board are running an ‘open Ideas’ International Design Competition for the refurbishment of Bonn Square. Their vision is for a design for that demonstrates the best contemporary work of artists, urban designers, landscape architects, architects and town planners; a design that creates a dynamic, inspirational city square which people will love and use and will become the hub of the revitalised west end of the city centre; a design that respects and enhance the setting of Bonn Square within the Central (City and University) Conservation Area. Submissions due 26th April.

UK: World-class design -An international architectural competition is launched to help transform central London’s viaducts. Cross River Partnership (CRP) working with Spacia, the property arm of Network Rail, has launched the competition to identify outstanding design ideas for the network of railway arches which carve through riverside central London. The competition, managed by the Royal Institute of British Architects, forms part of a wider strategy by CRP to transform the viaducts which carve through riverside central London south of the river. Called Light at the End of the Tunnel, the strategy aims to reduce the dissecting effect of the viaducts. From Vauxhall to London Bridge alone, there are ten kilometres of viaduct housing almost 1000 railway arches, and containing more than 250,000 sqm of space.Submissions by 22nd April 2005.

UK: The Forum – Castleford. The City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council in conjunction with its external funding and development partners, seeks to create ‘The Forum’ housing a Museum, Library, Gallery and Community Facilities, on a strategic site in Castleford town centre. A design competition is being organised by the RIBA Competitions Office, and expressions of interest from architect-led design teams are invited. The deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday 21st April 2005.

Ireland: Cork 2005 Architectural Design Competitions -Kyrl’s Quay Design Ideas. Cork City Council in association with the RIAI is organising an architectural design competition for Cork 2005 which aims to promote high quality design in the built environment of Cork city. Architectural design ideas will be sought from national and international designers for a group of prominent waterfront sites which stretch from the junction of Cornmarket Street westwards along Kyrls Quay. Submission date: 20th April 2005.

USA: Buzzard Bay Design Competition -The Buzzards Bay Village Association is pleased to announce a single-phase, open International Design Competition seeking innovative proposals for up to a 20-acre park with extensive frontage on both Cape Cod Canal and Main Street, Buzzards Bay. The main objective is to create an intergenerational recreation area and cultural amenity for the use of local residents while encouraging downtown economic redevelopment. Registration starts: Saturday, January 15th; Deadline: Tuesday, April 19th 2005.

new USA: DesignShare 2005 Design Awards. DesignShare and School Construction News has opened its sixth annual Awards Program for global school design. This international competition has a history of changing the vocabulary of school design and is intended to continue to foster these innovative ideas. Registration Deadline: April 16, 2005

Canada: FRONTIERSPACE: Open Design Competition for Vancouver -FRONTIERSPACE is an open international design competition in the city of Vancouver organized by SPACEAGENCY. The objective of the design competition is to explore the urban potential of FRONTIERSPACE within the city of Vancouver through the development of a design intervention that is to consider multiple forms of occupation across the span of a 24-hour day. Submissions due April 13, 2005.

USA: Hopes Design Chjallenge 2005 University of Oregon’s 11th Annual HOPES conferece in April. The task is to identify a small-scale problem in one’s home community and design a sustainable solution to it. The closing date is April 1.

Switzerland: Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction -The Holcim Awards recognize contributions to sustainable construction  irrespective of scale  in architecture, landscape and urban design, civil and mechanical engineering and other related disciplines. At the deadline for submission to the regional awards (March 31, 2005) the project must have reached an advanced design stage prior to the beginning of construction.
USA: Van Alen Institute competition for the design of a pavilion adjacent to the famed Parachute Jump in Coney Island. The first prize award is $20,000. This in an international open competition and graduates of college/university programs from any of the design fields are eligible to enter. Early registration has been extended to December 15th (for a reduced fee of $30). Registration deadline is February 25th, 2005, and submissions are due April 18th.

USA: Mosaic Foundation Architectural Competition. The Board of the Mosaic Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of an open architectural competition for design visions of a future Arab Cultural Center to be built in Washington, D.C. Submission April 1, 2005

UK: Suburban Housing Competition. The Joseph Roundtree Foundation is sponsoring a design and build competition to draw out the possibilities and provide the inspiration for the best designs  for housing associations, housebuilders and house buyers  for suburban housing in this new century. The emphasis will be on relatively inexpensive, affordable housing. The closing date for receipt of formal expressions of interest is 31 March 2005.
Turkey: UIAI Student Competition 2005 -the XXIInd World Congress of Architecture of the International Union of Architects will convene in July 2005 in Istanbul and will be hosted by the Chamber of Architects of Turkey. A student competion is being organized on this occasion of UIAIstanbul2005 event with a UNESCO grand prize. The Scientific Committee of the Congress has chosen “EXTREME -Creating Space in Extreme and Extraordinary Conditions” as the theme of the competition. Final submissions will be in: March 2005.

Switzerland Shrinkage Award 2005 -shahneshin.net: would like to invite you to participate in an open international design competition which will result in a multidisciplinary multiuse poster to explore divulge, foster, sensitize, awaken ‘shrinkage’ nature, culture and experience: this is an international competition open to anyone with design ideas inspired by shrinkage lifestyle enter alone or in a group collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged. Submissions by 21st March 2005

UK: Stevens Competition for Architectural Glass Design - the only national competition of its kind and attracts entries from students and young artists from all over the country. The project for the Stevens Competition 2005 is to design a backlit glass panel to be situated in the Reception and Waiting area of the Radiotherapy Department in the new UCH Hospital. Intentions to enter by Friday 18th March 2005.

new Spain: Campus de la Justicia - An international competition for ideas for the Preliminary Plan for the Madrid Campus of Justice, which is to be located on a site comprising two adjoining plots of land in the urban development of the north of Parque de Valdebebas in Madrid. End of Inscription 17/03/05.

Spain: Secretaría del Concurso del Campus de la Justicia de Madrid -an international competition for ideas for the Preliminary Plan for the Madrid Campus of Justice, to be located on a site comprising two adjoining plots land in the urban development of the north of Parque de Valdebebas in Madrid. The deadline for registration is 17th March 2005.

Italy: UPPER Sky Office Competition. To celebrate its 10th anniversary and the creation of the UPPER Research division, UPPER, an Italian company, leader in furniture for offices, announces the international ideas competition “Sky Office”, open to architects, engineers and designers and aimed at the conception of systems, technological components and innovative spatial organizations for the office. Deadline for Registrations and Entries: March 15, 2005.

Italy :Torsanlorenzo Nurseries International Prize 2005 -Landscape, planning and protection -Created by the Italian company « Vivai Torsanlorenzo » (Torsanlorenzo Nurseries), the aim of this international prize is to promote completed landscape projects and the quality of urban and forest vegetation. This Prize is approved by the International Union of Architects  UIA.
Submission by 15th March 2005

Poland: The International Architectural Design Competition for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Architects are invited to provide an architectural concept for a building which is to house the Museum together with a site plan for the development of surrounding areas bordered by Anielewicza, Zamenhofa, Lewartowskiego and Karmelicka streets in Warsaw. The Competition is organized as a one-stage international architectural design Competition with a pre-selection of qualified applicants. Initial submissions by March 15, 2005, 5.00 p.m. Warsaw time.

UK: Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor -New Wear CrossingSelection process being run by the City of Sunderland, in partnership with the local regeneration company Sunderland arc, to choose a design team demonstrating the best conceptual approaches for a new bridge over the River Wear in Sunderland. Expressions of interest by 7th March 2005.

UK: Invitation for Expressions of Interest for a new pavilion in Priory Park, Reigate. The RIBA Competitions Office is organising a design competition on behalf of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, with funds provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Architectural practices are invited to submit expressions of interest for a new pavilion building in the historic Priory Park, Reigate. Expressions of interest by 2nd March 2005.

Iceland: Vision Akureyri -a project aimed at renewing central Akureyri to strengthen its role as a center for commerce, culture and town life in general. Akureyri is a town of 16,000 residents located on Iceland’s northern coast. Submission deadline: March 1st, 2005.

USA: McCormick Museum Art Competition - To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the McCormick Tribune Foundation plans to build a public museum to honor the legacy of its founder: Robert R. McCormick. As part of the venture, the foundation has launched a major competition – open and international – to find a signature work of art for the museum. Entries are due February 25, 2005.

USA: The Parachute Pavilion: an Open Design Competition for Coney Islandinvites designers worldwide to generate innovative design proposals for a project that contributes to a 21st-century vision for Coney Island. In concert with the Coney Island Development Corporation’s (CIDC) planning initiatives, Van Alen Institute (VAI) is directing a competition for a project ambitious in program and design on a significant site in Coney Island’s amusement district, in the shadow of the famed Parachute Jump-an iconic reminder of Coney Island history that is now a designated landmark. The Pavilion design will play a key role in the ongoing revival of Coney Island, with implications for urban recreation in New York City waterfront communities and beyond. Registration ends Feb 25th 2005.

USA: Santa Fe Civic Center Competition -The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico is sponsoring a competitive selection process to select a design team for its new civic center. The new facility is intended to help meet a variety of community needs including attractive and affordable public space for conferences and meetings, large annual city-wide events of long standing Santa Fe tradition, community group events, and small occasions that bring together families. The new facility will include civic center spaces and a 600-car underground parking garage. It is estimated to have a total project cost of approximately $42 million and will include approximately 72,500 square feet of new construction. The City plans to complete construction of this project expeditiously, within budget, while preserving environmental, natural, and archeological resources. Registration: February 23, 2005

Europe: International Roca Design Competition -The Hotel Bathroom of the Future. BCD (Barcelona Design Centre) is collaborating with the Spanish multi-national company Roca in the organisation of a design competition for students and product and/or interior design, architecture students, as well as young designers and architects under 35, of the five participating countries: Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom. Roca aims to launch a platform for young creative people, giving them the opportunity and freedom to design a personal environment related to the hotel bathroom of the future. The competition seeks to receive conceptual and innovative proposals without any constraints for further production. Registration deadline: 10 February 2005

USA: 2004-05 ACSA/AISC Student Design Competition. Category I: Student Union Building: The 2005 ACSA/AISC competition will challenge students to design a Student Union building for their campus or the campus of their choice. Category II: Open: New this year will be an open category of the ACSA/AISC competition. This category will provide a forum for recognition of student work with pedagogical goals that are not met by the Category I program challenge. Deadline for receipt of registrations February 8, 2005

Mexico: Guadalajara Public Library Competition Municipality of Zapopan & University of Guadalajara open design competition for licensed Architects. Jury: Alvaro Siza, Ricardo Legorreta, Jose Luis Cortes and Robert Campbell. The general objective is to provide Guadalajara’s metropolitan area and the state of Jalisco a new Public Library of high-quality, with a capacity of more than 2,000,000 volumes and capability to host 3,600 simultaneous users, this creating a research and reading space devoted both to the general public as well as specialists.Registration Deadline: February 4, 2005

USA: The Architectural League of New York -Young Architects Forum 2005 - Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the Architectural League’s annual Young Architects Competition.  Projects of all types, either theoretical or real and executed in any medium, are welcome.  The jury will select work for presentation in public forums, an on-line installation, and an exhibition at the Architectural League of New York in May and June, 2005. Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2005.

UK: Manchester Letherium Competition -open ideas competition. The aim of the competition is to solicit design propositions for a revitalised institution, and is open to architects, designers, artists and interested citizens alike. Applicants wishing to submit a proposal to the MLC for consideration in the competition must have all materials postmarked by Feb 1st 2004.

Peru: Nazca 2005 -Arquitectum, an enterprise dedicated to the development of architectural bidding contests, is pleased to welcome all architects from around the world to the International Architectural Competition “Nazca 2005″, which will take place from November of this year until February of 2005. Registration Deadline January 30th, 2005

Mexico: 7th International Arquine Competition for architects and students. The theme is “Frontera/Border”. Different urban and architectural themes are addressed each year in the competition: “Re-Inhabiting the Center of Mexico City”, “The Twenty-First-Century House”, “Documentary Center of Modern Latin-American Architecture”, and “The Park of the Senses”, among others. This year’s competition deals with the theme of the border, proposing a “pedestrian border crossing” in response to the importance of the border zone between Ciudad Juárez and El Paso, where countless Mexicans cross year after year to work in the United States. Registration by 28th Jan 2005.

Europe: Architekturbild has launched its sixth annual architectural photography competition in association with German architecture journal db. This year’s theme is “Places of Work”. The competition has a total prize of 5000 Euro, and the entry deadline is January 28 2005.

Canada: Concours Call for candidatures -Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles - Development of an iconography, branding and identification. The Quartier des spectacles Partnership of Montréal wishes to inform all interested professional firms that it is conducting a search for candidates interested in the a development project concerning iconography, branding and identification.
Contest opens December 21, 2004. Contest closure : January 17, 2005, 5 PM (MTL time)

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