Bristol Arena

Less than 12 hours are left for the contest deadline.
Please visit the contest website for additional info.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions and Bristol City Council are delighted to announce the launch of an international competition to design a new arena for Bristol. The Bristol Arena project is a large indoor multipurpose arena, to be located on the former diesel depot site close to Temple Meads railway station in central [...]


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Self Build on a Shoestring (in the City)

Less than 12 hours are left for the contest deadline.
Please visit the contest website for additional info.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014.

Design a development of 20 homes for a city site that can be built for less than £75,000 each. This is the second year  this competition has been organised by NaC&SBA; in association with Grand Designs Live. This year we are seeking innovative ideas for a group self build project in a typical urban location. [...]


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Urban Transformations: Designing the Symbiotic City

1 Days and 21 hours until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Competition Brief Using some combination of diagrams, sketches, 2D and 3D drawings, and accompanied by an explanatory narrative, we would like you to explore and develop planning and design concepts, for transforming the city that you live in into a regenerative symbiotic city adapted to a climate-changing environment. Your design concepts should explore how you will address [...]


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LOST ARCHITECTURE – [En]VISIONING NEW CITY SQUARES

6 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014.

INTRODUCTIONThe Ministry of Culture of Albania and Tirana Architecture Weeks invite young students and architects up to 40’s in an open international competition for concept designs. Participants are invited to propose solutions for the spaces of Pyramid Square in Tirana– an emblematic location, formally a symbol of Communist Heritage in Albania and present day with no future [...]


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4th Advanced Architecture Contest

6 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 25, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014.

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP are pleased to announce the4th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data.The aim of the competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st [...]


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Future Ground – Call for Participants!

9 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014.

Future Ground is a design competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to generate flexible design and policy strategies to reuse vacant land in New Orleans, transforming abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city. In October 2014, three teams will be awarded $15,000 to participate in a six-month research and design process. Working closely with [...]


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Pacific Heights – Ocean Skyscraper, Pacific Ocean

9 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014.

This international competition challenges participants to design a new Ocean Skyscraperas 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 Oceanand should take into account the unique topology. The [...]


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Reinventing Dharavi: An International Ideas Competition

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 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. This multidisciplinary competition encourages an exchange of approaches (national [...]


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Contemporary Design Museum

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 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 designs.The proposed design should explore the role of Museums today [...]


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SLIDE shapes

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

SLIDE Srl, a benchmark design company for the Made in Italy, is looking for new concepts of unexplored products. Submit your proposal of furnishing complements and accessories that will be realised with the rotational moulding process, products that are useful for daily life, multifunctional and in line with the SLIDE style. Link to official page: [...]


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Between Spaces

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

‘Between Spaces’ is a competition about public space and urban design inspired to engage the public and design community to propose creative solutions for underutilized public spaces in New Orleans.The Ideas Competition encourages teams to develop a design proposal or implementation plan that addresses abandoned or left over spaces within our neighborhoods and promotes a transformative physical change of positive cultural impact [...]


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NEXT BIG ONE: An International Open Ideas Competition

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

“NEXT BIG ONE” – an international open ideas competition organized by the Architecture for Humanity Vancouver Chapter – raises awareness on the high-magnitude earthquake and tsunami events that plague cities around the world. The competition calls upon the design community to offer fresh perspectives and innovative ideas in designing for disasters. The challenge of this [...]


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Cities for Our Time: Practical Ideas for Equitable and Sustainable Cities

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Today, there’s new interest in living in the city, but also many challenges.  High housing costs and limited supply have caused gentrification and overcrowding.  Resource use still needs to be reduced for a truly sustainable ecosystem.Do you have a radical yet practical design idea to make the place you live (or want to live) more sustainable, [...]


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Vision42 Design International Competition

11 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility is hosting a design competition that encourages entrants to imagine an enhanced public environment for one of the most iconic streets in the world-42nd street in midtown Manhattan. Submit your plans to transform the street into a world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram. [...]


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Vision 42 Competition

11 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Early registration: US $80 to 14 April 2014 Standard registration: US $100 to 8 September 2014 Student registration: US $30 Courses with multiple student entrants: US $100 Language: English Sponsors: The Institute for Rational Urban Mobility, Inc (IRUM) Type: Open, 2-stage Eligibility: Background: In 2004 IRUM received a substantial grant from the New York Community Trust, which [...]


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Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design 2014

16 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.

‘PURPOSE ‘Space Prize for International Students of Architecture Design’ has encouraged architecture students in creative architecture designs, while providing them with an arena for productive exchanges among them. In short, the prize has served to cultivate the soil for future architecture in Korea, Before it, the ‘Space Prize’ had celebrated excellent art and music works, [...]


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Design Marfa Competition

16 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.

Design Marfa is conducting an international ideas Competition to propose designs for multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas. Design Marfa will accept submissions June 2 – October 6, 2014. The winning design will be chosen by a select jury. Please see Jurors section for more information. Currently, Marfa has no property zoned for multi-family housing although multi-family zoning [...]


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Space Grand Prize

16 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.

Project – DMZ Observation Platform for Peace The designated project has been given as the ‘DMZ Observation Platform for Peace’. Students must propose an Observation Platform to ease and facilitate reconciliation on the site of the Demilitarized Zone of the Korea Peninsula. The view seen from the observation platform is subject to the student’s choice, [...]


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Multi-Family Housing Competition in Marfa, Texas

16 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 3, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.

Design Marfa is conducting an ideas competition to propose designs for multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas. Design Marfa will accept submissions June 2 – October 6, 2014. The winning design will be chosen by a select jury. Currently, Marfa has no property zoned for multi-family housing although multi-family zoning is permitted under Marfa’s zoning and regulations. [...]


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Workplace of the Future 2.0

16 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 6, 2014.

Rapid and dramatic developments are remaking how we work. The technology we utilize continues to evolve at a break-neck pace. The modern office is adjusting to the “work everywhere” approach while ushering in a new generation of employees with different expectations and standards. Today, systems thinkers who explore all facets of sustainability, accessibility, material innovation, [...]


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Design Welcome – urban furnishing design contest

17 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

ArtVerona|Art Project Fair, on the occasion of its tenth edition (9-13 October 2014) and of its recent acquisition by Veronafiere, leader in the direct organization of events in Italy, launches “Design Welcome”, the contest organised in collaboration with Desall.com to find a new urban furnishing design for the requalification of the entrance path that will [...]


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The International Architecture Competition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation

24 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

The Jacques Rougerie Foundation’s ambition is to provide opportunities for young architects and designers to stimulate their inventiveness, creativity and boldness at the service of architectural innovation. In order to do so, the Foundation is organizing for the fourth consecutive year, an international architectural competition, focusing on topics that are dear to us: Water and [...]


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Triumph Architectural Rendering Award 2014 (TARA)

25 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

COMPETITION: Frozen: Ice Rink – The Winter Wonderland, RIO DE JANEIRO THE CHALLENGE: The brief is to present a design proposal with emphasis on the 3D Rendering for an ice skating rink and cafe pavilion as part of a winter wonderland on a FROZEN Guanabara Bay as a hypothetical scenario. The special importance of this [...]


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Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition

25 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

The goal of the Nelson Mandela Memorial Design Competition is to elicit the most creative and exceptional designs for this significant public memorial project. We envision a memorial that will support the education and inspiration of our youth, initiating the kind of dialogue and activism that will ensure Nelson Mandela’s legacy continues to drive positive [...]


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Redesign of an existing building into the Archaeological Thematic Museum of Piraeus

27 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014.

Outline: Redesign of an existing building into the Archaeological Thematic Museum of Piraeus and Regeneration of part of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) land area – transformation into a public open air space and into a park with closed parking space underneath. Task: The Open Architectural Competition is placed within the general strategy of the [...]


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2014 Mystery Build Competition

30 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014.

Create a work of art, construction, or other creative object using ONLY the materials provided in a Mystery Build kit! What’s inside? We can’t tell you, but you can expect to find some common materials like wood, clay, canvas, metal, and plenty of surprises. All 2014 kits contain the same materials, so each creator faces [...]


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Walk This Way

30 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014.

INTRODUCTION AIA Charleston is pleased to announce an ideas competition developed to exhibit the power of design in transforming under utilized community assets. The Septima P. Clark Parkway, also known as the “Crosstown,” is an efficient high-speed connection across the downtown Charleston peninsula. This artery is used by more than 60,000 vehicles everyday and has been christened [...]


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Looking Forward: Re-Imagining The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

34 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014.

Celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2014, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public. A vital on-site and on-line community, it actively celebrates the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia with historical, design, literary and educational activities.Looking Forward is a conceptual architectural design competition which challenges architects, designers and artists to [...]


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Sleep/ReardonSmith 2014 Student Design Competition

34 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014.

The Sleep ReardonSmith Student Award was created to give students of architecture and design across Europe an opportunity to engage with the challenges and delights of working in the hotel and resort sector. Part of Sleep, Europe’s leading hotel design and development event, the Student Award is created afresh each year with a new brief [...]


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National Parks Now

40 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, October 30, 2014.

Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service (NPS) have launched National Parks Now, a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to develop strategies for reshaping the national parks visitor experience. As the National Park Service prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2016, the competition highlights four parks in the Northeast Region as case [...]


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Architecture at Zero 2014

41 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014.

Architecture at Zero seeks creative and feasible approaches to ZNE building. By encouraging innovative design solutions to site-specific design challenges, the competition aims to broaden thinking about the technical and aesthetic possibilities of zero net energy projects. Further, it seeks to raise the profile of ZNE among built-environment professionals, students, and the general public in [...]


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Generation Kingspan 2014

45 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

The GenK Student Design Competition offers the opportunity to compete in an Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) design competition with a chance to win top awards. Students investigate how insulated roof and wall panels can be integrated into the design of a mixed-use building. Students compete, communities participate, and everyone learns more about sustainable design with [...]


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Triumph Pavilion 2015: Sky Pavilion

45 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

THE PROPOSAL: The brief is to design a temporary, freestanding, transportable and contemporary showcase Pavilion to be installed in the Museum Gardens.  The theme for the 2015 Triumph Pavilion is the ‘Sky’, hence the Pavilion will be entitled ‘Sky Pavilion’. It is an exciting prospect and aims to be one that inspires architects to explore the [...]


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Elevator Annual 2014: “A Unique Vertical Experience”

45 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

PROJECT: The program challenges participants to design or present an Elevator concept that takes into account today’s need for a unique vertical transportation experience with the added expectation of spectacular views during the ascend to higher floors or planes. The competition is an investigation, analysis and exploration of the unique public and sometimes private elevator space and [...]


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Generation Kingspan 2014

45 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

Introduction The GenK Student Design Competition offers the opportunity to compete in an Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) design competition with a chance to win top awards. Students investigate how insulated roof and wall panels can be integrated into the design of a mixed-use building. Students compete, communities participate, and everyone learns more about sustainable design [...]


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Surprise me! – Design the new surprise for Kinder Surprise

54 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 13, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, November 13, 2014.

KINDER is looking for innovative toy concepts for the KINDER SURPRISE world to grant children surprisingly playful moments in a safe and delicious environment, providing boys and girls with the most intriguing surprises tailored to their specific need-states. In order to join the contest, you need your access code. To get your code, download the [...]


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The Clouds Pavilion: An Uninvited Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale

64 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 23, 2014.

[Please insert GIF header: http://realitycues.com/files/logos/cloudspavilion.gif] An uninvited pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale Commissioned by Reality Cues // Curated by @Archistophanes and @Antiquides CALL FOR ENTRIES: It’s Venice Biennale time and Reality Cues is getting in the spirit by creating a participatory exhibit in response to Rem Koolhaas’ curatorial theme Fundamentals. Rem hypothesizes that ‘national [...]


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NEW SPACE FOR ROSATOM

86 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, December 15, 2014.

For the attention of energetic, talented, and ambitious professionals! Rosatom, the Russian state atomic-energy corporation announce an open international creative competition to devise a corporate design concept for workspaces and public spaces. This competition is the first stage in a long-term project to modernize the overall look of plants in this sector – from the [...]


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2014 GE® Monogram® $150,000 Dream Kitchen Design Contest

192 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

GE Appliances is challenging kitchen designers, architects, professional builders and remodelers to put their creativity to work to design and build a kitchen in the Monogram $150,000 Dream Kitchen Design Contest. A total of $150,000 in cash prizes will be awarded, including a grand prize of $25,000. Kitchens must integrate GE Monogram cooking appliances and [...]


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AC Martin Scholarship

242 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

Woodbury University (www.woodbury.edu) and AC Martin Partners, Inc. (www.acmartin.com) today jointly announced establishment of the AC Martin Scholarship, to support deserving students pursuing design excellence in the academic programs of the Arid Lands Institute (ALI), a self-sustaining education, research, and outreach center at Woodbury. Funded by a $15,000 gift from AC Martin, the scholarship places [...]


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