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Urban Design Challenge 2023
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2023 Submission Deadline: March 28, 2023
The Urban Design Challenge is a competition that invites students from across the country to come up with design concepts for sites in the National Capital Region (the region).  This year's competition will focus on repairing and re-stitching the urban fabric in the Core Area of the region. It will address vacant and under-utilized street lots where improvements from an urban design perspective can enhance the public experience. Students are challenged to propose innovative planning and design ideas for the Sussex Drive Corridor, extending from the National Gallery of Canada to the grounds of Rideau Hall (Ottawa, Ontario).
International Architectural Competition for the Design of PHI Contemporary
Grand Finalists Announcement: July 15, 2022
Located in Old Montreal, and built upon a site rife with history - comprising an assemblage of four historical buildings and an adjacent vacant lot - PHI Contemporary will consolidate the public cultural offer currently housed within PHI Foundation and PHI Centre. It is with great pleasure, PHI announces that following the public presentations of the 5 Finalists to the Jury, 2 Grand Finalists were selected to form their multidisciplinary team and advance to the final stage of the competition.
International Architectural Competition for the new Montreal Holocaust Museum
Finalists Announcement: April 8, 2022
The Musée Holocauste Montréal is recognized for its leadership role in Holocaust education, preservation and transmission of Holocaust remembrance and history in Canada, and for its work on contemporary human rights issues. The Museum aims to achieve the highest level of architectural excellence, to make a lasting impression on the landscape of Saint-Laurent Boulevard, to connect with new audiences, and to create a significant impact on present and future generations. The Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM) is proud to announce the finalists of the first stage of the international architectural competition. The jury has selected the following four finalists from among thirty-two projects received from nine countries and submitted anonymously to the jury in the first stage of the competition: Atelier TAG et L'OEUF architectes en consortium; Saucier+Perrotte Architectes; KPMB Architects + Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker; Pelletier de Fontenay + NEUF architect(e)s
La ville ensemble, toutes et tous
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2022 Submission Deadline: July 23, 2022
The 2022 National Architecture Ideas Competition "La ville ensemble, toutes et tous" is organized by the Cercle de Zaha. The aim of the competition is to encourage students and young graduates to take into account the subject of gender and the integration of all in the design of public space. The theme of the competition was "la ville ensemble, toutes et tous" (the city together, all of us), designing an exemplary non-gendered space. The subject of the competition is the Place Jean Jaurès in Lyon, in the 7th district. (CRC translation)
9th Advanced Architecture Contest: Design for biocities
Call for Candidature : 1st of june 2022
This year's competition challenges students and professionals from all over the world to propose how to design urban spaces, cities, buildings, objects, or solutions of any scale, directed towards the transition to Biocities. These responses should explore how we might adapt to the changing relations between human and natural systems in a moment of climate crisis. Cities have always reflected the civilizations that built them, and at this critical moment where climate change is transforming our living environment, we must rethink our position of domination in relation to all that surrounds us. To respond to rising concerns of the bursting of planetary boundaries, which regulate the stability and resilience of the earth system as it currently stands, we urge the need to simultaneously look at nature based as well as advanced technological solutions to reimagine resilient cities of the future.
PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art | PHI Contemporary | International Architecture Competition
Call for Candidature : between August 25th and October 14th, 2021
PHI is pleased to announce the launch of an international architectural competition for the design of PHI Contemporary - a 6,900 m2 / 74,000 ft2 cultural institution in Old Montreal, dedicated to exploring the contemporary through public engagement with art and culture. The competition is intended as an investment in creation, and aims to select, through the comparison of innovative concepts, the lead architect for the realization of PHI Contemporary on the basis of the quality of their design concept, design approach and multidisciplinary team. Located in Old Montreal, and built upon a site rife with history - comprising an assemblage of four historical buildings and an adjacent vacant lot - PHI Contemporary will consolidate the public cultural offer currently housed within PHI Foundation and PHI Centre. The project will house exhibition spaces, a network of new media galleries, mediation, research and studio spaces, and an expansive public domain. The project stands to become a critical catalyst in the area's development as well as the cultural landscape.
All Canadian Architect awards since 1968 on one map
April 26th, 2021
The Atlas of Research on Exemplarity in Architecture and the Built Environment, in collaboration with Canadian Architect magazine, presents all the projects, buildings and places awarded since 1968 on a single interactive map and in a visual gallery of over 500 items. A new classification system by typological categories allows for more precise queries in the database. A table of "unlocated items" collects cases that cannot appear on the map because they are private residences or unbuilt award-winning projects by students. This corpus was compiled in coordination with Elsa Lam, chief editor of Canadian Architect magazine, and the data was collected by the team of M.Arch. students led by Lucas Ouellet at the Université de Montréal: Charles Cauchon and Anna Zakharova. The realization of this map and the entry of data in the AREA system is funded by the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence directed by Jean-Pierre Chupin (https://crc.umontreal.ca/en/ ), as well as by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition
Registration for the information session : July 27th, 2021 Submission Deadline : August 13th, 2021
In collaboration with the City of Toronto, the Waterfront Business Improvement Area, and the Toronto Downtown West Business Improvement Area, The Bentway is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) submissions from professional artists and/or designers interested in participating in The Waterfront ReConnect Design Competition. Designed for a car-centric era, Toronto's Gardiner Expressway has long served as a street-level barrier between the City's core and a blossoming waterfront. As the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking what if this obstacle could be reimagined as a vital point of connection? This presents an exciting opportunity to build upon the larger waterfront revitalization effort and Gardiner rehabilitation project. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to develop an inclusive process, involving multiple public and private stakeholders, and demonstrate the potential of the Under Gardiner to become an integral part of the larger public realm.
First illustrated map of all award-winning buildings and projects in 2020
In March 2021, after releasing the first Historical Repertory of Canadian Awards in all areas of the built environment, comprising an interactive database listing 2921 award-winning entries since the early 1990s, the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions and Mediations of Excellence (CRC-ACME) and the AREA-BE Network unveil the first illustrated Reference Map listing more than 190 awarded entries of 2020. From the thumbnails on the map or in the visual gallery, it is possible to reach the sites of all professional offices and awarding organizations across Canada. These reference tools work on all platforms and formats. We have also installed the Joint Calendar of Canadian Awards on a new site and simplify its use.
2021 Reimagining the Experience of Public Transportation in a Post-pandemic Metropolis
Registration : between February 1st and March 1st, 2021 Submission Deadline : April 12th, 2021
This design competition is part of a joint research initiative of the Concordia University Chair of Integrated Design, Ecology, and Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE) and the Canada Research Chair in Architecture, Competitions, Mediations of Excellence (CRC ACME) at Université de Montréal in collaboration with the Conseil reìgional de l'environnement de Montréal (CRE-Montreal) and the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM). This design competition invites students to think of new ways to encourage and renew the experience of public transport. This opens up avenues redefining an enhanced relationship to urbanity and the sharing of public space while contributing to the ecological transition.
Senegal Elementary School "Sambou Toura Drame"
Subscription : between August 05 and November 25, 2020 Submission Deadline : November 25, 2020
Archstorming, in collaboration with the NGO Let's Build my School are launching a competition in Marsassoum, Senegal, to build a new elementary school. A temporary school made of tin and bamboo is already on the site, but often collapses during the rainy season. The proposal should not require construction skills, should use sustainable, local and recycled materials, and above all should be easily replicable so that the inhabitants can draw inspiration from it to build their houses.
What is Sustainable Architecture ?
Registration Deadline : November 11, 2020 Submission Deadline : December 14, 2020
Bee Breeders, in partnership with ARCHHIVES BOOKS, is calling on all disciplines to submit an essay on eco-responsible design. Entrepreneurs, architects, designers and investors are all potential pioneers of sustainable architecture and are invited to propose their point of perspective on new technologies that allow the construction and maintenance of buildings in cities with a lower impact on the environment. The selected text will be part of the publication "What is Sustainable Architecture? " which will be printed in spring 2021.
Microhome 2020 - Small Living, Huge Impact !
Registration Deadline : November 04, 2020 Submission Deadline : December 09, 2020
For a second edition, Bee Breeders is launching Microhome, a competition that is part of the Small Scale Architecture Appreciation Movement and aims to find solutions to rethink residential property for new generations. Participants must design a home for a young couple of a maximum of 25 m2 with no specific location. Through the architectural methods, the jury is looking for a sustainable design and that seeks to solve cultural, social or economic issues.
RE-Imagining Railway Stations
Registration Deadline: September 11, 2020, Closing date for submissions: September 15, 2020
The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) invites architects from all over the world to design new small and medium sized train stations across England's rail network. The challenge is to create spaces that enhance the passenger experience and stimulate local communities. These reinvented train stations will have to be designed according to a number of sustainability criteria, including a 'net zero' environmental impact.
Reimagining Museums for Climate Action
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2020, Submission Deadline: September 15, 2020
This competition invites to reflect on new approaches to the design, organization and experience of museums that can amplify and accelerate climate action in diverse contexts and on diverse scales. While thousands of museums around the world remain closed, new forms of engagement and experimentation have emerged to rethink the relationship between museums and society. This competition seeks to generate design and concept proposals that are radically different from the "traditional" museum, or that explore new ways for traditional museums to function. These museums of the future could thus incorporate a multitude of ways in which communities around the world have responded to COVID-19 and inspire radical new forms of action to address the climate and ecological emergency.
WARMING; architecture for a changed world
Registration Deadline: August 2, 2020 Submission Deadline: August 3, 2020
This competition calls on designers, urban planners and architects, whether students or professionals, to contribute to the reflection on the role of design in the face of climate change. The theme is open and participants will be able to choose their approach, including existing buildings, public buildings, housing and parks. The solutions offered can deal with the prevention of climate change or be designed in response to existing disasters.
Sudbury 2050 - Urban design ideas competition
Subissions deadline: August 28, 2020
A progressive competition that is being led by the McEwen School of Architecture (MSoA) in collaboration with the community. It is a competition, that offers the opportunity for entrants to think creatively about a city's complete urban core. The goal of this Urban Design Ideas Competition is to explore a wide range of options and opportunities for the evolution of the city's urban core and to ultimately set out urban design principles, that will guide its future development.
architecture at zero 2020 competition
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2020 Submission Deadline: May 11, 2020
The objective of this competition is to rethink the library of the future by reaching the net zero energy footprint. Located in Hollister, California, the library aims to provide an accessible space and an attractive meeting point for community members. The competition is open to students, practicing architects, urban planners, engineers and others from all over the world.
19th Annual CISC Architectural Student Design Competition
Deadline for receipt of entries: May 15, 2020
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) is inviting architecture students to design an observation tower made entirely of structural steel, in profile or slabs. Although more theoretical projects are also valued, participants will be expected to demonstrate a good understanding of the material and its possibilities as well as to present the elaboration of achievable details. CISC also offers participating students the opportunity to design in collaboration with local steel manufacturers. The winning team will receive a prize of $3,000.
RE-Stock London Housing Competition
Registration Deadline: May 12, 2020 Submission Deadline: June 17, 2020
The RE-Stock London Housing architecture competition is the Bartlett School of Architecture initiative in partnership with Bee Breeders Architecture Competition Organisers and ARCHHIVE BOOKS where participants are asked to look at existing iconic council housing and RE-visit, RE-imagine, RE-invigorate and RE-think them. Looking at different iconic housing schemes, participants are free to either extend these existing buildings and transform them, or by echoing their spirit with newly design buildings on a site of their choice within London.
McGill College: An Avenue Reinvented
Submission Deadline: December 19, 2019
Ville de Montréal invites designers to form multidisciplinary urban design teams to rethink McGill College Avenue into a pedestrian street. This international competition seeks to redevelop the Place de l'Avenue by creating an overall design for the four sections in question. Submissions will be received in the form of anonymous proposals by December 19, 2019.
Kiribati Floating Houses
Registration Deadline: January 19, 2020 Submission Deadline: January 22, 2020
YAC - Young Architects Competitions and Cantiere delle Marche launch "Kiribati Floating Houses", a competition of ideas aiming to design floating structures to tackle the challenges of the rise in ocean levels and climate change. A cash prize of €15,000 will be awarded to winners. In addition, some projects will be selected to be part of an exhibition at Santa Maria della Vita in Bologna and some other projects will be selected to be part of an exhibition about the ocean exploration held by National Geographic at Palazzo Blu in Pisa.
Registration deadline: December 17, 2019 Submission deadline: June 2, 2020
The SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge is the third annual architecture competition which searches out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high rise structure. Participants of the SKYHIVE Challenge are tasked with creating a concept for a state-of-the-art tower that breaks from the norm. As an open ideas competition, participants in the SKYHIVE2020 - The Annual Bee Breeders Skyscraper Challenge are allowed to interpret the competition brief however they choose, in the most creative way possible. The SKYHIVE Challenge is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to potentially rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.
Xi'An Train Station
Submission deadline: December 19th 2019
Manni Group and YAC (Young Architects Competitions) are launching a competition of ideas for the design of a new rail terminal that will define the meeting point between East and West of the ancestral city of Xi'An, in China. The station will also include various programs such as shops, offices, a hotel and a public square. Registration begins on September 23rd and ends on December 15th. The deadline for the submission of projects is December 19th, 2019.
Mozambique Preschool
Submissions: December 1st, 2019
This competition gives the opportunity to work in the creation of a school in an underdeveloped country. But not only that, in this case the school will be designed for disabled and socially excluded children, so the challenge is even bigger. The projects will have to use locally sourced materials, easy to build constructive systems, and should be self-sufficient in energy terms. They have to be respectful with nature in order to teach the kids the proper way to interact with their natural environment.
Lab-École design competition
Submissions : Septembre 2019 Deposit of documents: December 2019
For the first time in Quebec in more than 50 years, the Lab-École is announcing the launch of an architectural competition that will allow the plans of 5 schools located in Gatineau, Shefford, Maskinongé, Saguenay and Rimouski to be designed. As part of its mandate, the Lab-École coordinates the competitions and assists the School Boards, who are in charge of their project, in the realization of their future school until it opens. To participate in the architectural competition and download the documentation for each of the individually published projects, go to the electronic bidding system SÉAO as of August 12, 2019.
End of Registration: October 25, 2019 Submission: November 22, 2019
Participants are invited to submit their designs for a micro home - an off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple. The only requirement is that the structure's total floor area does not exceed 25sqm, beyond that participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Participants are encouraged to rethink spatial organisation and incorporate unique aesthetics, new technologies and innovative materials that will make the micro home an entirely new form of architecture.
End of Registration: October 6, 2019 Submission: October 7, 2019
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. Designers may consider the impacts of global population shifts, proximity of major cities to coastlines, new materials and building techniques, as well as the rise of co-housing, tiny homes, smart houses and marketplaces like Airbnb. HOME creates a platform to speculate the ways new technological, political, environmental and cultural changes can redefine the spaces where we live. What do you believe will be the future of home?
Creative metamorphoses for the Montmorency sector
Submission Deadline: May 31st 2019
The City of Laval wishes to mandate a multidisciplinary team of designers to develop the narrative and visual concept of the downtown Montmorency sector based on the cultural vision defined for this portion of the downtown core. The selected team will have to define the main intervention principles and the short, medium and long-term deployment strategy for the entire sector.
The Modern Police Station: A Contemporary Design Challenge
Submission Deadline: June 16th 2019
Architecture students are invited to speculate on issues regarding the positive relationship between the police and the community they serve. in an international design competition sponsored by the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice. Submissions are welcomed from either studio groups or individuals. The design will be evaluated by a jury of police, and architects with experience in the field. Participants are highly encouraged to explore a wide spectrum of architectural responses from functional and practical at one end to philosophical and social at the other - including ways in which this building could be integrated into the community and be a catalyst for building a positive relationship between the police and the community they serve.
ACSA: Built2Last | Resilience Design Challenge
Registration: April 3rd 2019 Submission Deadline: May 22nd 2019
This concrete competition offers students the opportunity to design an environmentally responsible RECREATION CENTER that integrates a secondary purpose of post-disaster neighborhood support for community continuity through the inherent attributes of concrete applications.
eVolo 2019 Skyscraper Competition
Registration: January 29th 2019 Submission Deadline: February 12th 2019
What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures? The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community. It is also a response to the exploration and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature - a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.
Rome Collective Living Challenge
Registration: April 19th 2019 Submission Deadline: June 6th 2019
For the Rome Collective Living Challenge, participants are tasked with designing a concept for affordable housing in Rome that fits the ideals of a co-living lifestyle. This competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to conceive an entirely new way of living, one that experiments with the concept of low-income housing as a collective. Rather than rolling out hundreds of new tiny apartments in Rome's city centre, collective living could offer something more than just an affordable place to live; a community to live in within the hustle and bustle of Italy's capital.
End of Registration: October 31st 2018
This competition is seeking ideas about the future of how people will move throughout the city they live in and the community that they will convene. Using the new Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Calgary as a platform for new ideas, it seeks to reflect on the future of movement for all people in the city. The ideas proposed for the competition will become part of a platform for conversation and debate. All winning ideas will be exhibited to the public and part of a series of discussions as well as published online and in print. 
Future Urban Home Competition - Dezeen X MINI Living
Registration/Submission Deadline: September 10th 2018
MINI Living is a project by MINI that aims to translate one of the car brand's key design principles - the creative use of space - into real architectural solutions for how people live, work and interact in cities. Working predominantly with small spaces, the project seeks to answer urban challenges in a way that combines the brand's design knowledge with the spirit of experience and fun under the maxim: "big life, small footprint".
International design competition: Winnipeg's Market Lands
End of Registration: September 14th 2018
The competition is for a design that includes a new 100 unit affordable housing complex, a 700 sm (7500sf) market building and a1500 sm (16,150sf) plaza. This will be a two-phase competition with Phase 1 an RFQ to select a shortlist of up to five (5) design teams for Phase 2 to prepare a conceptual design. One member of each team is required to be formally registered as a member in good standing in one of the Provincial Architectural Associations in Canada.”‹
Residential Stadium - Adaptive Reuse
End of Registration: Nov 21st 2018 Submission: Nov 21st 2018
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design an adaptive stadium that could also be used as a residential building. Giving the fact that the World Cup 2026 will be held in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), the project for the stadium will be located in New York City (USA). The proposed stadiums can work as both sports arena and residential building at the same time, adapt to sports arena or residential building depending on the required use or convert to residential building permanently after the sports event has finished. The stadium could have the following (indicative) program: Soccer field, Stadium stands, Residential units (recommended size: 30 m2 to 100 m2), Restaurants, Offices, Shops and commercial spaces, Multipurpose spaces, Bathrooms, Gardens and public spaces.
HOME Competition 2018
End of Registration: Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 Submission: Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018
The Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. Home represents safety, ownership, privacy, and stability. Home is where we can be alone and with people we care about most. Historically, the home has been a place of permanence. Despite how chaotic our lives are, we cherish the consistency of sleeping in the same bed and performing the same daily rituals here. What do you believe will be the future of home?
SWITCH: Guggenheim Museum I New York
End of Registration: Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 Submission: Friday, Aug 31, 2018
In October 1959, when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened the doors to its new building on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, it promptly became "the obligatory topic of every New York conversation. What if you get a chance to switch FLW's masterpiece with your own expression of Guggenheim? What if you get a chance to step into the master's shoes and be able to design an 'architectural icon'? The aim of the competition is to re-create the iconic museum in NYC by the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright at the same exact site but with an entirely new perspective by the participants. The competition offers a chance to re-design the museum created by the master himself, with a similar intent to break from the prevalent conventionality in designing a museum and gallery space and create an innovative and extraordinary built form.
Young Architects Competition: Military Museum
End of Registration: June 17th 2018 Submission: June 20th 2018
This is a YAC competition in collaboration with the Italian Government in order to transform the Military Fortress of Capo d'Orso into a museum of the military, marine and navigation history. It will be a place where the account of the events that occurred in this sea stretch can originate one of the most fascinating museums of the Mediterranean. It will attract the millions of tourists who crowd these coasts every year. It will be the new foundation to build a civilization of peace and solidarity.
XENOS Initiative: Solar Ecosystem
End Registration: March 31st 2018 Submission: May 23rd 2018
In collaboration with the Canadian Space Agency, the Cosmodome, the Research Center in Astrophysics of Quebec, the Notman House and the Student Council of the Faculty of Planning of the University of Montreal, this new project finally united the world of design and science with a unique proposition in Canada. The competition, open to all Canadian university students in the fields of architecture, design, interior design and physics, will present an exclusive exhibition and award more than $ 1,000 in prizes. during the opening.
arch out loud: DWELL
End Registration: Avril 20th 2018 Submission: May 1st 2018
arch out loud challenges competition entrants to design a mixed dwelling development on one of the last undeveloped sections of Mumbai's coastline. Entrants will design for both the indigenous fishing community that has occupied the site for hundreds of years - as well as a new demographic drawn to the affluent neighborhood that now encompasses the site. Proposals should identify architectural and planning solutions that support integration between these socio-economically distinct communities.
Matera, City of Culture: A Museum for the Ancient City
End Registration: April 15th 2018 Submission: April 30th 2018
In the context of an ancient city, the contest aims to imagine the new Museum of Culture, a catalyst of tradition that can better represent the historical elements that make up the identity of the city. Exhibitions, local craft halls and an art workshop laboratory will connect visitors and the public to create new synergies. The Matera Museum will combine the traditions of the past with contemporary needs.
10x10 Design Competition
United States
ACSA seeks proposals from architecture students and faculty at ACSA Full and Candidate member schools for the design of a Study Architecture exhibit booth and interactive experience for the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival. The 10 x 10 foot booth should reflect the branding and messages of ACSA's Study Architecture and #IMadeThat campaigns. The proposed activities within the booth should engage visitors in understanding how architects and architecture school graduates use science, technology, engineering, and math to design the world.
End Registration: 1 mars 2018 Submission: 11 mars 2018
Marstopia challenges architects, designers and visionaries to engage with the hot topic of life on Mars, inviting them to conceptualize their visions of Marstopia and opening up the debate of Martian colonization to the creative fields. Do you see Martian living as an exciting prospect, or as a step too far? Is living on Mars an inspiring Utopia or a questionable Dystopia? Whatever your stance, this competition provides a platform for creative expression on the future of design and architecture beyond our planet. Marstopia is open to all creatives - both professionals and/or students - from around the world.
Seventh Annual Zero Net Energy Design Competition
United States
Registration: January 10 2018 Submission: January 30, 2018
Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design. This year's competition is a science education facility in Tiburon, California. Student registration is free. The challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor's center supporting the mission of the center based in Tiburon. The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the program. Entrants are encouraged to highlight any energy efficiency strategies or systems shown. Second, entrants will design two buildings in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance. In order to demonstrate the building design and its performance, entrants will provide required documentation and may also include supplementary documentation.
Place des Montréalaises
Stage 1: September 26, 2017 Stage 2: February 6, 2018
The Ville de Montréal is launching an international multidisciplinary landscape architecture competition for the spatial planning of Place des Montréalaises. The Ville wishes to source the most innovative and creative ideas for the permanent construction of this new public space adjacent to Champ-de-Mars métro station, including a pedestrian overpass leading to Champ-de-Mars.
Submission deadline: September 12, 2017
The Forks North Portage Partnership (FNPP) invites designers to submit visionary proposals to transform Israel Asper Way from a four-lane roadway into a unique public space, commensurate with the new Railside development plan. Railside is planned to become a vibrant mixed-use residential development located at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
International Architecture Competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation
31th May 2017 : Start of the competition 19th November 2017 : Entry deadline
The first action of the Foundation is to encourage a different view for tomorrow's world, while taking into account requirements linked to the worlds of Sea and Space. The Foundation aspires to promote the development of highly innovative and promising projects by providing awards of € 7 500 for the Grand Prix and € 2 500 for the Focus, creating synergies between initiatives and skills.
Reinventing our rivers: Call for ideas
30th June 2017 : Registration deadline 25th August 2017 : Competition submission deadline
The City of Québec is launching an international ideas competition.There are four rivers--the Cap Rouge, Saint-Charles, Beauport, and Montmorency--within City limits. Each has its own specific characteristics,but all are major tributaries of the St. Lawrence River. In this sense, each has played a key role in the city's ongoing development. Now the goal is to breathe new life into these rivers by giving them a major boost.
29th June 2017 Registration deadline 30th June 2017 : Competition submission deadline
The competition seeks the creation of an elementary school (age group 5-12) that completely negates the present day 'bench-table-chalkboard' idea of a classroom and a regularized building typology of a school. The competition seeks to radicalize the school system through architecture not only in terms of improving the quality of study environment but revamping the system and breaking all the physical and metaphorical class divisions into an entirely new school system.
18th June 2017: registration deadline 06th August 2017: Competition submission deadline
PISA CONFERENCE HALL will be integrated in a context in which instances of the past are very strong today. The proposed project will have to know how to setup one crucial point that represents a three union between Piazza del Duomo and the University campus. Architecture that will become an important contemporary piece to the historic city.
Deadline: May 21, 2017
As part of Canada's 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Just Food invite university and college students from across Canada to submit a design concept for an outdoor pavilion in a new community garden in Ottawa, Ontario. The winning individual or team will have their design built, receive a $5,000 prize, and attend the fall celebration of the garden and pavilion in Ottawa.
More than waiting for the bus
February 2 2017: registration opens April 2 2017: Competition submission deadline
This competition seeks ideas and projects stimulate appreciation of urban spaces by highlighting the significance of nature, art, and design. The chosen slogan, "MORE THAN WAITING FOR THE BUS" invites designers to reflect on contemporary approaches that can help invigorate these spaces in interactive, poetic, critical and meaningful ways: from solely utilitarian to more multi-purposed spaces surrounding bus stops.
BIOMIMICRY: An architecture and design competition focused on nature-inspired innovation
Registration and submission deadline 11 March 2017
Defined by the Biomimicry Institute as; "an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies", Biomimicry can be seen as one of the most fascinating and important methodology a designer can adopt today. Nature is a balanced ecosystem. By studying its designs, one can extract clever ways of problem solving, which we - as humans - can then translate into our own contexts. Because this is a way of emulating natural processes, Biomimicry assures a more sustainable approach to man-made change; one that is much more in sync with the world we inhabit.
LafargeHolcim foundation: 5th edition of international competition in sustainable design
Submission date March 21, 2017
The LafargeHolcim Awards is the most significant global competition in sustainable design. Organized by the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the competition identifies the ideas with the highest potential to tackle today's challenges to increasing urbanization and to improve quality of life.
End date December 16th 2016
This call for submissions is addressed to urban design professionals, to architects of the territory and to visual artists to solicitate projects of bringing to light the Notre-Dame East Street, between Peel and De Courcelle Streets, and from Peel Street to the south of Notre-Dame. The project consists of creating an artistic illumination which could, or could not, be installed year-round, or be modified or uninstalled in the summertime. The SDC of the Canal would like to build a nightlife environment which will enhance the experience of pedestrians on Notre-Dame and Peel streets, in the sectors of Saint-Henri, Petite-Bourgogne and Griffintown, all while being visually pleasant during the day.
Pabellón mextrópoli 2017
Registration September 2016 to January 2017
The International Architecture Competition Arquine is carried out since 1998 and seeks to explore issues of importance and relevance to society at large, encouraging the opening of spaces for dialogue and promoting the participation of the architect to certain issues through a projective responde where promoting competition and national and international participation. It was established as one of the contests of ideas in the field of architecture of greater scope and projection and has achieved an average of 400 entries from over 20 countries around the world in each issue. The competition of ideas was born from the need to promote the "culture of competition" in Mexico where there was no more than handpicked contests. Since 2016, the spirit of Arquine competition calls for a buildable and recyclable project, an architectural event in itself, a pavilion, inserted in the city temporarily, able to generate from its own discourse a sustainable approach, between architecture and citizenship.
Winter Stations 2017 Competition
Registration and Submission 4th November 2016
WinterStations is now embarking on its third-year, opening an international design competition to bring temporary public art installations to The Beaches, exhibited to celebrate Toronto's winter waterfront landscape. This year we are expecting to include up to six lifeguard stands, including an additional three by invited universities, across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations, which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. The exhibition is to run February 20 until March 27, 2017. This is a single-stage open international competition, welcoming artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to submit concept proposals for WinterStations' temporary artwork installations.
Reassembling the North
Launch November 10th 2016 Submission deadline November 13th 2016
The twenty-first Interuniversity Charrette invites young designers to reconsider Arctic villages, propose interventions in Northern settlements and surroundings, and help create livable communities simply and frugally. The Charrette is organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and McGill University, in collaboration with the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université de Montréal, and with the participation of Concordia University, Université Laval, Carleton University, Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and Laurentian University. The Charrette is open to students and recent graduates in architecture, landscape architecture, environmental design, urban design, planning, industrial design and graphic design.
MOONTOPIA: An out of this world challenge...
Registration and Submission November 11, 2016
Eleven is excited to announce its first international ideas and design competition on space architecture. We invite thinkers, architects, designers, academics and visionaries from around the world to imagine innovative solutions for Moontopia - the first ever self-sufficient lunar colony designed for living, working, researching and - why not - a little space tourism too. How will man-kind exist on the moon? You decide.
Architecture at zero 2016
Registration Septembre 30, 2016 Submission October 28, 2016
The ARCHITECTURE AT ZERO 2016 competition challenge is to create a zero net energy student housing project at San Francisco State University campus. The competition has two components. First, entrants will create an overall site plan to accommodate the 784 housing units, student services, dining center, childcare facility, and parking, detailed in the Challenge Program. Second, entrants will design one building, in detail, to indicate zero net energy (ZNE) performance. The competition is open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers anywhere in the world. Up to $25,000 will be awarded to student and professional winners.
Death & the city: International contest of architectural ideas for Tokyo vertical cemetery
Registration September 23, 2016 Submission September 24, 2016
The TOKYO VERTICAL CEMETERY competition is open to students, professionals and designers of any experience level. Architects, urban planners, interior designers etc are encouraged to participate. Teams may enter as a solo designer or with up to four total team members. Selected competition works will be included within the DEATH + ARCHITECTURE printed publication to follow the competition results. This publication will investigate the relation between death and architecture from perspectives within and outside of the design realm.
Sea and Space : Jacques Rougerie Foundation's International competition in architecture
Registration October 3 2016 Submission Octobre 31, 2016
Architects, designers, engineers, artists and urban planners are given a unique opportunity to win one of the three prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation - Institut de France by creating innovative and ambitious projects. These architectural projects based on emerging developments and a prospective vision should address some core issues of mankind: greater environmental, industrial and technical responsibilities, while taking sustainable development principles into account: innovative materials, techniques and fundamental advance in design, development, energy saving or natural resources, recycling... These innovative projects should fit into one of the two spheres: the Ocean, a true guaranty of our social and environmental stability or the Space, a field of technological developments essential for the future of our civilization. Innovation and sustainability are the key words of this call for creativity.
ARCH_TAIGA Ice City : International Contest of Architectural ideas for Siberia
Registration June 10, 2016 Submission June 20, 2016
We invite architecture students, professional architects and designers to take part in the international architectural contest of ideas for Siberia "ARCH_TAIGA". The project "ARCH_TAIGA" was created as a platform for architectural contests for students and young architects. The aim of the project "ARCH_TAIGA" is to improve the training process and to stimulate exchange of ideas between architects, designers, builders and ordinary people of Siberia and other parts of the world. The project participants have got the opportunity to bring their ideas to other cultures, and it helps to enrich their own knowledge and skills.
CoLLaboratoire 2016 Design Competition for a Solar Powered Shelter(s) Interactive & Educational
​Launch Date April 15, 2016 Submission Deadline June 15, 2016
Concordia University's CoLLaboratoire invites young creative practitioners, be they students or recent graduates, to consider the role of public art and design in increasing awareness of, and engagement in, issues around climate change at the local level. This design competition is part of a series of activities conducted by the Montreal-based not-for-profit CoLLaboratoire initiative whose main objective is the realization of a series of art-based interactive installations that address some critical theme of sustainable living in the city. The project consists of designing the shelter(s) at the Loyola campus of Concordia University, which will also include solar energy. The participants may or may not use the existing structure. Teams will develop ideas that can both educate and encourage public conversation that might heighten awareness around climate change issues. The proposal should be well documented technically and intended for further development.
Dublin Contemporary Footbridge
Registration March 15, 2016 to June 21, 2016 Submissions June 21, 2016
The aim of this International Competition is to design a new Contemporary Footbridge in the docks area of Dublin over the River Liffey. The architecture of this new structure should reflect contemporary design tendencies. The proposal must not only attend to the specific function but the design should also take into consideration the urban insertion and impact geared towards creating a new architectural symbol for the city. This competition hopes to encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering ; Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge ; To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture and to encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal. This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifying the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.
Paris Pavilion : The Art of Peace
Registration May 30, 2016 Submission May 31, 2016
Archasm invites architects, students, engineers, designers, artists and philosophers to send in their entries for our idea based competition. The aim of this competition is to design a 'Peace Pavilion' in Paris that would exhibit the virtues of hope and tolerance, translated through the language of art and architecture. The pavilion should be a free standing temporary structure that can host a variety of activities and exhibitions. The participants are asked to design a pavilion in the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower, in the area outlined by Avenue Joseph Bouvard and Avenue Charles Risler. The pavilion should stimulate and educate people about the virtues of social and religious harmony. The pavilion should serve as a place for personal reflection, a thinking place, where the visitors can contemplate and introspect.
Obama Presidential Center
Launch of Competition February 9, 2016 Submissions May 10, 2016
This competition challenges designers to create an exceptional presidential library for U.S. President Obama (OPL). We look for design proposals with wide reaching architectural interventions that deal with the challenging South Side of Chicago, and make a case for a sustainable urban and economic growth. The competitors will be asked to choose between two potential site locations - one on the east side and the other on the west side of the University of Chicago : The Washington Park site and Jackson Park site. The competition is intended to solicit design concepts for the OPL that are aesthetically pleasing, pedestrian-oriented, sensitive to neighborhood context, and attractive to the Obama Foundation and to the other stakeholders. The rough building program is provided below; however, each participant is welcome to change/adjust the program as needed based on their own research of opportunities, of comparable presidential libraries, or of customized needs and expectations of the Obama presidency itself. This is a sponsored solicitation of visionary design approaches for the OPL, underwritten by Arcbazar, Builtworlds, GreenApple Campus, Forum8, and Autodesk.
Valley of Life International Competition
Registration and submission february 25, 2016
Eylikdüzü Municipality has announced "Valley of Life International Competition" in Beylikdüzü district in Istanbul. The competition is searching innovative and sustainable ideas for the development of the valley in Beylikdüzü. Competitors are invited to develop visionary concepts that focus on the whole valley and on the focal points determined. These concept descriptions should include an operational idea for the area and a description of the ecological corridor with transportation connections, bicycle routes, services, functionalities etc. The competition is open to international professionals (urban planners, architects and landscape architects) who submits portfolio entry complying with the instructions in competition announcement. The competition entries should be written in English.
The Cube competition
Launching february 10, 2016 Inscription mars 14, 2016
The montreal Carrousel theatre company is launching an architecture competition for its project The Cube, an international research and creation centre on theatre for children and youth. The interested Québec architects can submit their candidature for this multidisciplinary competition. Three finalist teams will be invited to the next stage of the competition. Since the promoter plans to acquire part of the Sainte-Brigide-de-Kildare Church and its baptistery, located between René-Lévesque boulevard, Alexandre-de-Sève street and De Champlain street in Montreal, the teams will have to reuse a patrimonial building .The project will accommodate a multipurpose room, two rehearsal studios, an audiovisual studio, dressing rooms, administrative offices and housing.
MORPH.O.POLIS Ideas competition
Inscription february 19, 2016 Submission february 24, 2016
The Architecture Committee of Coalition Climat Montreal invites designers, professionals and students in planning to reflect on the future of Montreal and its "Morph.o.polis" transformation. The competition is part of the creative marathon activities of the public consultation conducted by the OCPM (Office de Consultation Publique de Montréal) whose objective is to identify "concrete, ambitious, achievable initiatives to reduce dependence on fossil fuels in Montreal. " The 2016 edition's theme is : Reconvert Montreal. Teams will have to produce a proposal for the conversion of an existing Montreal building or structure. It could take the form of an architecture project, a system or a constructive strategy. Teams will have to find innovative ways to give existing buildings a second life, to improve infrastructures or change our landscape. The competition is open to everyone : students and professionals. Multidisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged.
Central Park Summer Pavilion (CPSP New York)
United States
Registration : January 22 2016 Submission :February 6 2016
This competition invites students in architecture and young architects to design a multi-usage area in the emblematic Central Park. The objective is to create a space that is flexible enough to adapt to a wide variety of activities on a moderate scale. The Summer Pavilion is to become an obligatory stop for visitors to Central Park as a meeting point for different cultural and leisure circuits, with the goal of using the same space for a broad range of daytime and nocturnal activities in a sustainable fashion that respects its surroundings. The Park itself ensued a competition in 1957, where Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed the winning project.
ASA International Design Competition 2016
Registration and Submission : March 15 2016
The competition proposes a reflection around the significance of the word 'basic' in its relative and temporal nature. What was once 'basic', or fundamental, critical, essential, necessary, is radically different from what we consider as 'basic' today. Therefore, the competition invites the participants to redefine the word 'basic' through architectural intervention. The choice of program, site, and scale is open.
Modernism Memorial: A Funerary Monument for the Death of Modernism
Inscription: - Submission: November 15 2015
The competition invites the participants to reconsider the role of the monuments today and especially the funerary ones. Moving from the white world of modern utopia, the competition is initiated to generate discussion over Modernism and especially LC's work through a project that would act as an elegy to LC. At the same time, it attempts to cast the process of memorialization in a critical light. Memorials can be as simple as a potted plant, as intricate as a war memorial, and everything in between (see for example counter-monuments by James E.Young, Il Monumento Continuo by Superstudio or even virtual memorials that are becoming more popular these days). In other words, each project should seek to challenge the principles of Modernism trying to pose sinful questions, while stating «new monuments» in the wake of the 21st century.
Varna needs a contemporary library
Inscription: - Submission: November 23 2015
The competition is to solve a long-standing problem of Varna (the third biggest city in Bulgaria and a century old Black Sea port at that) which has been without proper building of its library for years. The Library of Varna is a 130 year old institution, but presently its collection of over 860 000 library items is spread in 6 different buildings throughout the city. The new building aims to collect the library under one roof, to ensure its comfortable and smooth working process and to create a new and attractive public space in the centre of Varna at the same time.
CHANDIGARH UNBUILT: Completing the Capitol
Inscription: October 30 2015 Submission: October 31 2015
The aim of this competition is to design the Museum of Knowledge (MoK) at the original cumulative site of the then proposed MoK and Martyr's memorial in the Capitol complex. The participants are tasked with defining the purpose of a KNOWLEDGE/ CONAISSANCE MUSEUM in the Chandigarh of 21st century. The proposal for the MoK needs to interpret the function of a knowledge museum in a way that is germane and relevant to the present and future and helps in alleviating chaos and disorder, be it economic, political, social, environmental, urban, technological, demographical etc. in nature.
Unbuilt Visions
United States
Inscription: October 1 2015 Submission: October 15 2015
Unbuilt Visions promotes critical debate about architecture and design by acknowledging excellence in unbuilt projects. This annual competition provides an opportunity to engage with architecture, urbanism, interiors, and designed objects at the conceptual stage by recognizing work that offers a critical contribution to worldwide architectural discourse.
Architecture and Film
Inscription: - Submission: March 12 2015
The Henning Larsen Foundation is launching an international competition on architecture and film. The aim of the competition is to revitalise the use of architecture on film and foster new inspiration to architects and film professionals.
Lost Spaces
Inscription: March 20 2015 Submission: March 30 2015
The lost spaces competition is a call for ideas to reframe how underused spaces in Calgary might be used. The aim is to address a particular challenge of public space--what to do with seemingly remnant pieces of public property. The challenge: what opportunities do lost spaces afford?
MASH PAD (Mobile Architectures for Strategic Healing)
United States
Inscription: December 15 2014 Submission: January 19 2015
Habitat for Healing M.A.S.H. Pad is an international competition geared to improve the environmental conditions for both Medical Professionals and patients faced with fighting the Ebola epidemic. With the treat of Ebola cases growing throughout the world, we at Habitat for Healing are purposing a competition for both Medical Professionals and Architects to collaborate. Putting Ebola patients in traditional hospitals has led to the increased spread of the disease, thus, sparking the MASH Pad Movement. This international competition asks the world to answer 3 questions in response to the current Ebola outbreak: 1) What could a new MASH Pad Unit (Mobile Architectures for Strategic Healing) in response to the Ebola outbreak look like? 2) Where could these units be specifically located in your community? 3) How can DESIGN help contain and control the spread of disease?
Housing Tomorrow
United States
Inscription: January 20 2015 Submission: February 1 2015
Exploration of contextual, cultural, and life cycle flows offers a critical lens for visualizing new housing strategies for living in the future. The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
eVolo 2015 Skyscraper Competition
United States
Inscription: January 13 2015 Submission: January 27 2015
Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is one of the world's most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.
Inscription: February 25 2015 Submission: March 16 2015
Coinciding with the current government's efforts to promote Bangkok as the ASEAN Fashion Capital, HMMD has launched an architectural competition tasking enthusiasts to create plans for a Fashion Hub complex within the Thailand capital. With the purpose of serving as a central location with facilities to provide education and experience to both fashion students as well as up and coming local fashion designers.
Eastern Metropolitan Green Lung
Inscription: February 6 2015 Submission: February 13 2015
Arquine takes the opportunity to Ask. / What could be the vocation of the [future ex] International Airport Benito Juarez of Mexico City?. After the announcement of the construction of the new international airport for this city in Texcoco location. This competition is looking forward to generate different proposals for the [future] urban zone with the best potential in the country, a total of 746 acres that could become the catalyst for development and growth of the eastern part of one of the most complex and populated cities of the world.
Call for submissions: The Canadian representation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 2016
Submission: October 15, 2014
The Canada Council for the Arts invites proposals for the Canadian representation at the 2016 Venice Biennale in Architecture, to be shown in the Canada Pavilion at Venice and in Canada. The proposed presentation should communicate excellence, innovation, and currency in contemporary Canadian architecture including buildings, landscapes and places, or in works of critical and (or) design research on architecture, landscape architecture or the urban environment.
Design Museum - Mexico City
Inscription: April 24, 2014 Submission: September 30, 2014
The program for this international ideas competition challenges participants to design a new Contemporary Design Museum to house a collection of contemporary designs by both Mexican and International designers. The proposed Museum's collection will cover an exciting range from product, industrial, graphic, fashion to architectural design.
Pacific Heights - Ocean Skyscraper
United Kingdom
Inscription: June 20, 2014 Submission: September 29, 2014
This international competition challenges participants to design a new Ocean Skyscraper as part of a wider investigation into possible vision for the creation of communities within such an environment as the Pacific ocean in responds to the congestion on urban land leads to greater density. The Skyscraper will serve as a luxury hotel in the Pacific Ocean and should take into account the unique topology.
Activate 14 Live/Work Micro-Dwelling Competition
United States
Registration: August 22, 2014 Submission: August 24, 2014
Members of the AIA North Carolina Activate 14 committee invite you to share your ideas on a new typology for urban housing: an eight-unit Live/Work micro-dwelling project. The site is a remnant city space that lies between a parking deck and a sidewalk in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, a lively academic town centered around a university known for its research and entrepreneurial spirit.
To Be Destroyed: A Call for Ideas
Registration: June 30, 2014 Submission: June 30, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), based in Toronto, is calling for submissions from architects to propose how museums and galleries can be re-imagined once our existing ideas about them are destroyed.
Registration: June 15, 2014 Submission: June 25, 2014
The competition proposes the design of a multifunctional complex for different types of use: hotel, shopping areas, offices and public areas.
Baltic Thermal Pool Park
Registration: June 12, 2014 Submission: June 12, 2014
HMMD (Homemade Dessert) in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia, asks participants to present a vision for a new development comprising of a thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor spa facilities.
Re-design of the Maison de l'architecture du design et de l'urbanisme
Registration: May 13, 2014 Submission: May 13, 2014
La Maison de l'architecture du design et de l'urbanisme, located at 420 McGill and property of the Ordre des architectes du Québec, is looking for an architectural firm and a multidisciplinary team to redevelop the entrance hall, visual identity + indoor signage.
RAW:almond 2015 Design Competition
Registration: August 15, 2014 Submission: August 15, 2014
RAW:almond is the first ever outdoor fine dining restaurant on a frozen body of water situated in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The RAW:almond organizers request the interest from designers and artists of all kinds for a design for RAW:almond 2015.
The ADUQ, with the support of the Ville-Marie borough, is launching a call for proposals to all planners, designers, artists, and collectives, to realize the construction of the Village Éphémère at Pied-du-Courant, which will be inaugurated on June 20 in Montreal. Born of a desire to act with unifying mind, the Village Éphémère aims each year to collectively own and build an iconic underexploited space in Montreal.
NoMa Underpass Design Competition
Registration: May 9, 2014 Submission: May 9, 2014
The NoMa Parks Foundation seeks an artist, artist team, designer or architect to create designs for four railroad underpasses in the NoMa neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
Reinventing Dharavi: An International Ideas Competition
Registration: May 15, 2014 Submission: September 30, 2014
Reinventing Dharavi: An Ideas Competition' is about generating essentially new ideas, concepts and interventions for integration of urban uses - affordable housing, livelihoods, health and sanitation, recreation, education, urban design and urban planning, social and cultural activities, environment, governance, economics, amongst others in a sustainable manner.
Registration: April 29, 2014 Submission: May 6, 2014
The competition is for the design and implementation of new architectural video projections, one of which will be equipped with a physical device for interactions with the public. This projection will be the central work and will be located near Saint-Laurent metro station.
Rochester Design Competition
Registration: April 22, 2014 Submission: April 27, 2014
Design Rochester is proud to announce the first ever Rochester Design Competition. Modeled after AIA Minnesota's St. Paul Prize, the Rochester Design Competition focuses on a transitional site in the heart of downtown Rochester.
User-generated Kyiv
Registration: April 25, 2014 Submission: April 27, 2014
The Competition idea was born in circumstances of nowadays, rising civil responsibility and inspiration. With this competition, we venture to convert maximum energy generated by revolutionary wave to Urban Ideas.
Midtown Viaducts Public Art + Light Project
Registration: April 30, 2014 Submission: April 30, 2014
Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district with public art and light.
Registration: April 29, 2014 Submission: May 6, 2014
The competition is for the design and implementation of new architectural video projections, one of which will be equipped with a physical device for interactions with the public. This projection will be the central work and will be located near Saint-Laurent metro station.
reGENERATION: An Intergenerational Living Competition
Registration: April 16, 2014 Submission: May 15, 2014
The Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University's School of Architecture is hosting a design competition to explore new models in intergenerational housing. This competition aims to address ways of reintegrating an often-isolated aging population into active settings where they can once again thrive and lend their voices and expertise to the greater community.
Imagine Hillandale
Registration: April 14, 2014 Submission: May 4, 2014
Call for submissions for Imagine Hillandale: a charrette that seeks to energize thinking about the use of a unique suburban site for a single-family residence located in the Village of Rye Brook, in Westchester County, New York.
Concours de la salle de spectacle de Saint-Jérôme
Registration: April 3, 2014 Submission: April 3, 2014
The organization Diffusion en scène Rivière-du-Nord inc. launched on March 12 its architectural competition for the construction of a concert hall in Saint-Jérôme. The competition has two stages, the first being a call for applications, without sketches, open to Quebec architects.
Space for Life Architecture Competition
Registration: March 20, 2014 Submission: March 26, 2014
To mark its 375th anniversary, the city of Montreal has organized a design competition in order to attract proposals for three major projects totalling $45 million: the Insectarium's Metamorphosis; the Biodôme Renewal; and a Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden.
Fourth International Holcim Awards
Registration: March 24, 2014 Submission: March 31, 2014
The 4th International Holcim Awards competition celebrates projects and visions that contribute to a more sustainable built environment and features total prize money of USD 2 million. The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five "target issues" for sustainable construction.
Guatemala Affordable International Housing Competition
Registration: March 28, 2014 Submission: April 07, 2014
This competition aims to: Propose the design of a house that promotes health, safety and improves the quality of living for its inhabitants; Inspire integration of function, stability and sensibility of the needs of those living in Guatemala; Investigate and apply the unique design qualities of a home that respond to the environmental and contextual conditions of the place; and Encourage responsive sustainable and spatial qualities throughout the scheme.
Triumph Pavilion - London 2015
United Kingdom
Registration: Nov. 4, 2014 Submission: Nov. 4, 2014
This international competition challenges participants to design a temporary, freestanding, transportable and contemporary showcase Pavilion to be installed in the Museum Gardens in the summer of 2015.
CTBUH 2014 Student Tall Building Design Competition
Registration: June 23, 2014 Submission: July 01, 2014
The goal of the competition is to shed new light on the meaning and value of tall buildings in modern society. This year's edition shares the theme of the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference - Towards Sustainable Vertical Urbanism.
Architecture competition Space for life
Registration: March 20, 2014 Submission: March 26, 2014
To mark its 375th anniversary, the city of Montreal has organized a design competition in order to attract proposals for three major projects totalling $45 million: the Insectarium's Metamorphosis; the Biodôme Renewal; and a Glass Pavilion at the Botanical Garden.
Baltic Thermal Pool Park
Registration: June 12 2014 Submission: July 10 2014
Homemade Dessert in cooperation with Liepaja City Council, Latvia ask you to present your vision for a new development that would consist of a thermal pool park with outdoor and indoor SPA facilities.
United States
Registration: 31-08-2013 Submission: 31-08-2013
ONE Prize Award aims to explore the social, economic, and ecological possibilities of urban transformation. This yearÂ’s competition is set in the context of severe climate dynamism. How can cities adapt to the future challenges of extreme weather?
Houses for Change
Registration: 10-12-2013 Submission: 16-12-2013
IE University (Segovia, Spain) announces its first competition initiative “HOUSES FOR CHANGE”, hosted by IE School of Architecture and Design. The purpose of the competition is to consider housing as an urgent and basic component of improving urban environments for the poor and at risk and to propose viable housing alternatives for those often neglected or left out.
Ghost Town Challenge
Registration: 10-11-2013 Submission: 01-12-2013
You are encouraged to present a vision for a multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility, which would foster and co-ordinate cultural activities in the town as well as work and as an attaction for both locals and tourists. (In Karosta, Latvia, former soviet military town.)
San Francisco Fire Department Headquaters
United States
Registration: 15-07-201 Submission: 31-07-2013
San Francisco today has one of the most prestigious and well equipped fire departments of the United States and the world. However, the department misses a central station from where one can coordinate all operations and act on those operations which require special equipment that are not available at every station, such as helicopters, boats, hydraulic presses for release victims of traffic accidents, etc. ARCHmedium proposes the creation of this fire station for the city of San Francisco that serves not only to centralize and improve the service but also as a gift and token of appreciation from the city to this department.
HYP CUP 2013 International Student Competition in Architectural Design: Architecture must disappear
Registration: 30-06-2013 Submission: 15-08-2013
Participants are invited to contribute their response to the radical statement “Architecture must disappear”, a reflection that imagines solutions in face of new Situations. One of the commitments of an architect is to overwhelm the observable escalation in the production of contemporary architecture by introducing new situations, dialectic situations and experiences, between inside and outside, free and available spaces in-between what is public and what is private. Competitors can choose the site for their proposal, of a maximum built surface area of 4 000 m2.
Vertical Farm & Botanical Garden Skyscraper - Seoul
South Korea
Registration & Submission: 16-08-2013
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Urban Vertical Farm and Botanical Gardens Skyscraper in Seoul City that takes into today's ever-increasing urban growth, consumption in populated cities. The design should be visually and aesthetically engaging and investigates the possibilities for urban Vertical farming communities.
International Gastronomic Center
registration: 24-05-2013 Submission: 14-06-2013
The objective of the current International Gastronomic Center competition for architecture students is the creation of a space for cultural exchange through gastronomy.
The Micro House Ideas Competition
United States
Registration: 1-06-2013 Submission: 9-06-2013
Members of the DENVER ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE invite you to share your ideas on the design of a new housing typology, an 8 unit micro housing complex. The site, located near 3457 Ringsby Court, is across from the entrance into DenverÂ’s well known TAXI community (www.taxibyzeppelin.com) and provides an opportunity for designers to explore and celebrate the following: Entrance identity for the TAXI Community / Public access to the river for recreation / Affordable housing design / Modularity and prefabrication / etc.
Sukkahville Design Competition
Registration: 15 May 2013 // Submission: 17 June 2013
Kehill Residential Programme invites architects, students, artists, builders and allied design professionals to submit design proposals for the third annual Sukkahville Design Competition. The aim of this open competition is to design a temporary, free-standing Sukkah to be built in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto for the holliday of Sukkot. We encourage you to re-imagine the traditional notion of Sukkah, with a contemporary design language and approach.
Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
Regristration: 15 April 2013 // Submission: 06 May 2013
The competition held by the city council of Gold Coast aims to design a landmark cultural ‘heart and soul’ on 11 hectares of the stunning Evandale site on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Regristration: 16 june 2013 // Submission 24 june 2013
YAC [Young Architects Competitions] invites to redesign an old dismissed harbor area in a play-area that can take advantage of the particular situation between the sea and the city. The aim is to offer tourists and citizens a modern and appealing wellness and entertainment centre.
SixtyNine Seventy Competition
United States
Registration: March 23, 2013
SixtyNine Seventy invites design teams from around the world to re-envision the circulation areas and passages of two blocks in Salt Lake CityÂ’s downtown. The entrants will prepare comprehensive ideas for these in-between spaces, developing them into the connective tissue linking the areaÂ’s cultural amenities.
Arcology SkyScraper - HONG KONG
Submission: April 15, 2013
The program challenges participants to design a NEW Arcology Skyscraper in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China. The design should create a new iconic Arcology skyscraper in the city.
GREEN LINE . Ideas Competition
Submission: 11 February 2013
This design competition aims to demonstrate the potential of the particular hydro corridor site and also to foster a discussion on public use of other similar spaces in North American cities. Imagine the electricity infrastructure as a Green Line -- a pedestrian and cycling link across the middle of the city and a public space and recreational amenity to the many neighbourhoods across Toronto that it links. (From the official web site)
Inscr.: 15 Fev 2013 Soum.:15 March 2013
New Ocean Platform Prison
United States
Inscr.:18 Fev. 2013 Soum.: 22 Fev. 2013
The aim of this International Competition is to design a New Prison afloat the Pacific Ocean, using an oil Platform as a reference structure. The design of this new Platform will include all the facilities a prison may need including cells, exercise yard, etc.. with a design that still facilitates human rights within the deemed confinement. (From the competition's web site)
Competition for the 14th International Garden Festival
Reg.: Nov 9, 2012 Sub.: Nov. 9, 2012
The International Garden Festival is preparing its 14th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to create the new temporary gardens that will be presented from June 21 to September 29, 2013.
Green Boulevards: Parkways for the Third Millennium
Reg.: Nov. 2 2012 Sub.: Nov 15 2012
The design and cultural challenge proposed to participants is that of utilising networks of mobility to create new forms of land art or environmental art at the service of energy.
Sukkahville: a design competition
Reg.: June 1st 2012 Sub.: August 1st 2012
The aim of this open competition is to design a temporary, free-standing Sukkah to be built in Mel Lastman Square in Toronto on the eve of the holiday of Sukkot.
100 Mile House Open Ideas Competition
Reg. april 19th 2012, Sub. april 26th 2012
The competition invites participants to explore, rethink, question and experiment with new ideas that will challenge the concept of the regional house and the way we live.
[un]restricted access from military space to civic space
Reg. april 15th 2012, Sub. may 1st 2012
Architecture for Humanity is hosting a design competition that will re-envision the future of decommissioned military space. This is an open invite to the global design and construction community.
International VELUX Award 2012
Reg. march 1st 2012, Sub. may 7th 2012
The International VELUX Award encourages students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever relevant source of light and energy.
Bullhorn - Cembrit Design Competition Helsinki
Reg. january 15 2012, Sub. january 15 2012
The organizers invite participants to think about transit areas and the challenges they provide. The Malmi station area in Helsinki has been selected to represent transit areas as the context for generating ideas.
d3 Housing Tomorrow 2011
United States
Reg. January 6 2012, Sub. January 20 2012
The d3 Housing Tomorrow competition invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore, document, analyze, transform, and deploy innovative approaches to residential urbanism, architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
Nashua International Design Competition
United States of America
Reg. and Sub.: January 11, 2012
The Nashua International Design Competition was initiated and organized by people interested in the success of the Broad Street Parkway and the rebirth of the Nashua Millyard. This interdisciplinary competition seeks solutions to the complex challenges of the project.
re:CONNECT an open ideas competition
Reg. november 2nd 2011 Sub. november 4th 2011
re:CONNECT invites the citizens of Vancouver, to join with local and international designers to ignite discussion and dream new possibilities for the future of the Viaducts and the City's broader Eastern Core.
"Re-Shape History" Atlanta History Center Competition
Reg. July 18th 2011 Sub. August 22nd 2011
The time has come for the Atlanta History Museum to make its own leap forward and to secure new footing as the link between AtlantaÂ’s past, present, and future. As such, the facility is seeking a physical transformation that will create a form suited to its timeless function. The Atlanta History Center seeks to re-shape its museum, to design a space that underscores the continuity between yesterday and today.
YUL-MTL: Moving Landscapes International Ideas Competition
Reg. August 26th 2011 Sub. October 7th 2011
The Chair in Landscape and Environmental Design at University of Montreal (CPEUM) is launching an international urban design ideas competition for the gateway corridor linking Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to its downtown area (MTL) along Autoroute 20.
Reg. may 2nd to july 28th
The Brazilian Institute of Architects of Brazil/Rio de Janeiro (IAB/RJ) has sign an additional partnership with the City Government of Rio de Janeiro for the International Public Competition for the Rio 2016 Olympic ParkÂ’s General Urban Plan. After the Olympic Games, new real-estate ventures will be built along the permanent sporting equipment and installations forming an area that will be a benchmark in planning and sustainability of the city.
3d Natural Systems
Reg. July 15, 2011
The d3 Natural Systems competition for 2011 invites architects, designers, engineers, and students to collectively explore the potential of analyzing, documenting, and deploying nature-based influences in architecture, interiors, and designed objects.
[LONDON] Olympic Games Information Pavilion
Reg. June 15, 2011
The aim of this International competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Games. (Note: This competition is not affiliated in any way with the official London Olympic Games)
Call for Submissions: Thresholds 40 "Socio—"
United States
Sub : March 28th 2011
Thresholds 40 invites projects, ideas, and beliefs in a variety of media, including scholarly papers, visual work, and philosophical treatises, that explore the dangerous and messy theme of the socially conscious project.
Global Design Competition: Redesign the Globe Cafe in Seattle
United States
Sub : March 15th 2011
The Global Design Competition is open to individuals and organizations world-wide and aims to collect a broad variety of design solutions for low carbon restaurants by any means possible, including but not limited to reduction in the need for electricity, food product choices, localized power generation and waste energy capture and reuse.
Detroit : By Design
United States
Sub : March 14th 2011
A competition addressing shrinkage by focusing on three themes (transportation, urban centers, and urban agriculture), and by exchanging ideas and sharing our experiences with cities facing similar problems.
The International Garden Festival of Métis
Sub.: november 12th 2010
The International Garden Festival, presented at the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Quebec, is preparing its 12th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to select designers who will create temporary gardens on the theme of the secret.
Warming Huts
Sub.: october 18th 2010
The design teams are challenged to push the envelope of design and art. The huts are to provide a space for skaters, skiers and strollers to put on their equipment, or simply to rest.
L'école de demain - Concours d'architecture étudiant
United States
Reg.: october 18th 2010
Elementary schools have simple programmatic requirements and allow for tremendous creativity within the design solution. The challenge comes in making a building that functions in the simplest way possible for the young minds of children, provides a modern workplace for the teachers and staff and promotes the spirit of its community.
Bali Marine Research Center
Sub.: July 1st
Competition that encourage the participants to demonstrate how, through architecture, a symbiosis can be achieved between science and art, between landscape and technology.
Land Art Generator Initiative
United Arab Emirates
Sub.: june 4 2010
develop and construct Land Art or Environmental Art installations that have the added benefit of large scale clean energy generation.
Rome City Vision
Sub.: june 2 2010
Develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome. Through innovative ideas and methodologies which can improve the connection between the historical, present, and future city.
Exterior lighting
Sub.: april 30 2010
Develop innovative lighting concepts within the context of an exterior public space.
Écologez 2010
Reg.: march 5 2010
Competition of integrated design for a green building with a multidisciplinary design 'charrette'.
Reg.: march 19 2010
Pandora Park Community Garden Design Competition that will showcase sustainable building strategies and materials.
Redesigning of the area around champ-de-mars métro station
Reg.: jan 15 2010
The purpose of the competition is to solicit explorations and illustrations of a variety of development concepts made possible by the planned covering of the Ville-Marie expressway and the potential reconfiguration of its exit ramps.
The Urban Center and its Accessibility to All
Sub.: apr 12 2010
It's a recurring competition, each year the Seminaire Robert Auzelle launches a theme regarding an urban topic, this year it's "the accessibility of the urban center".
AIA 2009 Ideas Competition. The American Institute of Architects Committee on Design
reg; Feb 13th 2009
Design a new house to replace the recently demolished Raymond House, the first true Modern house in New England, and one of the earliest in the United States. Submissions to this competition must follow the same program as the original house, interpret the ideals of Modernism, and follow guidelines for sustainable design.
Be-TWIN Ideas competition
deadline April 15th 2009
EcologiK and "Architectures à vivre" journals along with GDF/Suez, Hager announces the Be-TWIN ideas competition. Two town houses and a bookshop with a very low ecological footprint and a neutral energetic balance.
nov. 28th 2008
Shinkenchiku International Residential Competition 2008 (Chair Rafael Moneo). Four Square House Design Problem: Homage to John Hejduk
sept. 22nd 2008
Think Toronto : An urban design ideas competition for the next generation of city builders. Spacing magazine invites people — 35 years old or younger — with creative ideas on how to improve Toronto’s public space to take part in thinkToronto, an urban design ideas competition that will help celebrate the magazine’s 5th anniversary in December 2008.
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International Ideas Competition for Students
deadline : march 27th 2008
In the framework of the UIA Congress Turin 2008. Based on the congress theme, Transmitting architecture, competitors are invited to design a TOTEM, an architectural object for communication, information and exchange to be located in one of the following three types of environment: a social context: poverty; a natural context: ecology; an urban context: metropolis.
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