Private Choices Public Spaces

1 Days and 20 hours until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Calling all participants!We all know that design is a powerful, effective and often under-utilized tool in addressing the complexities of contested spaces.  Our first Design Action will address the public-private threshold of the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. PrivateChoices, Public Spaces takes on this highly nuanced interface to illuminate the spatial implications of access to reproductive health care and the role [...]


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Re-Think and Transform the Submarine

1 Days and 20 hours until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 24, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Throughout the entire period of its existence, humankind was developing numerous methods of elimination of each other. And with invention of the nuclear weapons this desire has endangered the being itself. matterbetter researches how the design community in contemporary world can contribute to making this world a little safer and more friendly. matterbetter invites architects and [...]


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London Creative Awards, LICC Call for Entries

1 Days and 20 hours until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 30, 2014.

ENTER THE 8TH ANNUAL LONDON  INT’L CREATIVE COMPETITION Deadline: August 30, 2014 Submit your work to the world’s most prestigious creative competition: The London International Creative Competition. 15 FINALISTS & 50 SHORTLISTED Two prize-winners will be chosen each year by the jury, the £2,000 cash prize for professional and £1,000 for student. 15 Finalists will receive the LICC trophy. The [...]


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MUD HOUSE DESIGN COMPETITION: Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. Registration and submission of entries run from March 15, 2014 until August 31, 2014. Contact: info@nkafoundation.org / www.nkafoundation.org The challenge [...]


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ONE Prize 2014: SMART DOCK

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Open International Design Competition for Building a Vibrant Center for Design, Science and Education at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Relocated to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Terreform ONE has announced the 5th annual ONE Prize Competition. Since 2010, the competition has attracted thousands of participants from around the world. This year’s competition is set in the [...]


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Mud House Design Competition

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful. The challenge is to design a single-family unit of about 30 x 40 feet on a plot of 60 x [...]


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2014 MNPG Arch Competition

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

This year’s idea challenge is asking architects to build a modern abode hub in the Snowies, Australia. The 2014 MNPG Arch Competition infuses architecture, technology, ecology and healthy living. Australia is a hot place to live. However in the Snowies, it does get cold and can be a temperate climate as well. As a modern [...]


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ARAAGOUC Project 2015

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

ARAAGOUC is an artist-run initiative, which aims to bring together international visual artists from around the world, by forming an artist collective and organize a group exhibition in Paris in April 2015, on the occasion of the Armenian genocide centenary commemoration. The particularity of this art project intended to raise awarness of genocide prevention and [...]


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Museum of Science Fiction, Preview Museum

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 25, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Who can participate? This competition is open to students, architects, and designers. Teams or individuals from the United States or abroad can participate. Project Description:  The Museum of Science Fiction is a nonprofit organization, which seeks to establish a science fiction museum in Washington, DC. As an initial step, the museum will build a temporary / semi-permanent [...]


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Space for Social Actualization

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Hillhurst United Church (HUC) in Calgary, Canada invites designers to develop an exceptional and inspiring concept for a new space to promote social actualization.The concept of social actualization reflects a move from a focus on personal development toward the development of the collective. It suggests a process of sharing and co-learning where the results promote [...]


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Make Architecture Happen: Crowdfunded Architecture

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Make Architecture Happen is revolutionizing the way we conceptualize, design, and finance the projects of tomorrow. By utilizing the limitless potential of crowdfunding, Make Architecture Happen is connecting architectural enthusiasts, practitioners, and educators to fund innovative new projects by designers the world around.  


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Orange Social Design Award

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

‘We’re designing our city’ Good ideas with a positive impact – KulturSPIEGEL and SPIEGEL ONLINE are hosting the first Orange Social Design Award. The concept Mobile buildings, wheelchair ramps made with 3-D printers, vegetable gardens for everyone — KulturSPIEGEL, DER SPIEGEL’s monthly culture supplement, is currently preparing an issue in which we will present exciting [...]


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Designing the Future

2 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Announcement: International Architectural Contest to design prefabricated wooden single family homes: “Designing the future”Marlegno Prefabricated Wooden Buildings, in collaboration with the Association of Architects of Bergamo, would like to announce the sponsorship of an international contest to design prefabricated wooden single family homes.The design must optimize the prefabrication and standardization in order to obtain different architectural [...]


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INTERNATIONAL LANDARCH – COMPETITION 2014

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 30, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

- Submission of questions: 30 April – Announcement of answers: 30 May – Submission of proposals: 1 September 2014 – Announcement of results: 14 November  Type: International, open Language: English Awards 7.000 EUR Design Challenge: On the occasion of the 10th anniversary for the establishment of the first academic program in Landscape Architecture in Greece [...]


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Daylight Spaces 2014

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

The merging of different aspects of high quality architecture in sustainable building structures is the primary goal of teaching and research activities at the Department of Building and Environment. Here, daylight is a key factor in the architectural design. To highlight the special importance of natural light on architectural qualities, the Department for Building and [...]


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Pamphlet Architecture 35: Call for Entries

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

Following the success of the inaugural call for entries, which produced the Pamphlets 23–30, Pamphlet Architecture, with renewed support from the National Endowment for the Arts, announces the 2014 competition. To promote and foster the development and circulation of architectural ideas, Pamphlet Architecture is again offering an opportunity for architects, designers, theorists, urbanists, and landscape [...]


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Ideas for Prishtina/The Award for Urbanism “Rexhep Luci”

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

Haven’t you all, at least once, imagined a different or better city of Prishtina? Haven’t you ever thought of any tiny or big change that would ease and improve the way we use and experience our city? If you were given the power to change Prishtina, what would you do to make it safer, more beautiful, usable, [...]


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Blue Award 2014

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology organizes together with the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design biannually theBLUE AWARD, international student competition for sustainable architecture. The prize is overseen by the UIA, International Union of Architects, represented by its President Albert Dubler.The competition is open to university students of Bachelor’s and [...]


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Formabilio Design Contest: SOBER

3 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 1, 2014.

Opens Sober, 36th contest – open to designers from all over the world – launched byFormabilio, the Italian brand of furniture, lamps and home accessory, committed to participatory and eco-friendly Design that promotes the projects of talented designersthrough contests online. The creatives, architects and designers, who intend to enter thecontest, on their own or as a group, have to submit their furniture, home accessory [...]


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2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition

4 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The City of Dreams Pavilion will be a gathering place for people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, enjoy a performance or lecture, and experience the interaction of art and the historic context of Governors Island. Our theme for the pavilion, the City of Dreams, points toward the future. If we [...]


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Call for Entries – 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

4 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media - from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation of the award-winning and other notable works. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works [...]


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Autodesk Keystone Project for Market Street Prototyping Festival

4 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

CALL SUMMARY: The San Francisco Planning Department has partnered with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to produce the Market Street Prototyping Festival: an innovative, hands-on, publicly sourced approach to creating the next chapter of San Francisco’s public life. The Market Street Prototyping Festival builds upon a five-year, multi-agency effort for a Better Market Street to re-establish San Francisco’s civic spine as a place to stop [...]


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Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition

4 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

  Hansgrohe Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the leading kitchen and bathroom products manufacturer, announces its nationwide call for entries for the inaugural Hansgrohe+Axor Das Design Competition. With a range of product lines that cover the classic to the cutting-edge, the Hansgrohe and Axor brands are synonymous with excellence in design, sustainability and installation. The [...]


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Ride on, baby| – Chicco

5 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

Ride on, baby! Chicco is searching for innovation among ride-on toys, to help babies and kids develop their sense of movement and their physical skills. What we are looking for is a 360° exploration in the world of movement related to this category of products. Link to the contest: http://des.al/RideOnBaby Deadline: 3rd September 2014 Award: [...]


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Shelter International Architectural Design Competition

7 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.

Please re-consider the meaning of shelter. When we hear the word ‘shelter’ we think of something like a tent, a mountain shed, an air-raid shelter, or a nuclear shelter. A shelter is architecture that is made for a very simple purpose - to protect human beings from harsh nature and from our enemies. While we are there we are protected from storm & rain, wild [...]


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Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium

7 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 7, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.

1. Description 2014 UIA Approved International Architectural Ideas CompetitionDalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium1.1 PurposeThe objective is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of Dalseong-gun’s citizens by procuring a space for health promotion and sports activities, offering the foundations by which to enjoy the benefits of sports, culture and welfare, and thus building a [...]


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Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition

7 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.

Following a successful launch in 2013, Duravit USA, Inc. has announced its second annual Designer Dream Bath Competition. The program invites architects and designers to imagine their ideal bath space using a selection of Duravit collections, which include Vero, DuraStyle, and Happy D.2. Participants are asked to use their own bathroom as a basis for [...]


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St. Petersburg Pier

7 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.

CONTACT: Raul Quintana, 727-893-7913 or raul.quintana@stpete.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DESIGN FIRMS INVITED TO SUBMIT QUALIFICATIONS FOR NEW ST. PETE PIER DESIGN ST. PETERSBURG, FL (August 12, 2014) – Since its earliest days as a growing fishing village on Florida’s west coast in the late 1800s, a pier has been the centerpiece of St. Petersburg’s downtown [...]


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2014 Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition

7 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 5, 2014.

Following a successful launch in 2013, Duravit USA, Inc. has announced its second annual Designer Dream Bath Competition. The program invites architects and designers to imagine their ideal bath space using a selection of Duravit collections, which include Vero, DuraStyle, and Happy D.2. Participants are asked to use their own bathroom as a basis for [...]


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DIVA Day 2014 Student Competition

8 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Announcing the 1st DIVA Day Student Competition!Deadline September 6th, 2014!Students, we want to see how you are using DIVA!The winner will receive a $750 stipend to cover travel costs to DIVA Day, free conference registration, and will have their poster displayed during DIVA Day 2014 in Seattle, WA!EligibilityUndergraduate and graduate studentsScheduleSubmissions due:  September 6, 2014 @ 12:00am PDT (3:00am EDT)Submit via email to: kera@solemma.netSubmission RequirementsApplication – one form per project. Application form [...]


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24H Competition

9 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 7, 2014.

24H COMPETITION A space where the time limit is used to stimulate your creativity. Commitment, perseverance, inspiration and hard work are the necessary bases to develop a proposal that meets the premises that will be released regularly in the brief of the competition. We challenge you to prove your talent in 24 hours!


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Wire storming – Sigma

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.

Sigma is an Italian mechanical engineering company looking for new areas where to apply their own technologies and know-how, mainly based on the working of steel-wire. Propose an interesting business project that allows Sigma to extend its scope of activity entering the business-to-consumer market. Official contest page: http://des.al/sigmaws Timeline Upload phase: 7th July – 7th [...]


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2014 Young Architects Studio Competition – Urban Voids: Opportunities Along the Rivers

10 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 29, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 8, 2014.

The Challenge:Two bodies of water meet to create a third in Pittsburgh at what is known as “The Point”, home to one of the oldest standing fortifications in the country – Fort Pitt.  At one time, these three rivers brought soldiers and supplies to help defend our lands, at other times, travelers from afar seeking [...]


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Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

12 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

The Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition is an open, international architectural competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki. The City of Helsinki has reserved a prominent waterfront site for the architectural competition of the proposed museum. The site is located in the Eteläsatama, or South Harbor area, an urban space of great [...]


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100 Resilient Cities Challenge

12 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Is your city ready to become resilient? The 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world. We can’t predict the next disruption or catastrophe. But we can control how we respond to these [...]


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LISC Chicago Now Accepting Applications for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

13 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Awards recognize excellence in community development and architectural achievements in Chicago’s neighborhoods CHICAGO – LISC Chicago has announced the opening of applications for the Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA). Now entering its 21st year, the CNDAs recognize innovation and best practices in neighborhood development. The premier award program has grown in popularity, attendance and recognition, [...]


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COMPETITION 2014: A HOUSE FOR . . .

14 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014.

Second edition of this international competition organized by OPENGAP, inviting participants to explore the boundaries and paradigms of house designing, inciting them to work in innovative and visionary proposals which can both, think in a basic housing program and in the relation of  identity between the customer and  the project. Each participant or team can [...]


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International contest for the urban development of the territories adjacent to the Moscow River

14 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014.

International competition for the urban development concept of the Moscow River’s adjacent territory. Competition is organized by Project Institute of Master Plan of Moscow at the commission of Committee for Architecture of Moscow. The influence of the river within city boundaries is about 20% percent of the area. The Moscow River is an important urban [...]


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Ceramic happy desk by ARTA Ceramica

17 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.

Arta Ceramica, Mexican artisan enterprise, is looking for small ceramic objects. Items should be functional for work desks and able to get a smile, even on the most stressful workdays. Link to the contest: http://des.al/ceramichappydesk Deadline: 15th September 2014 Awards: three royalty contracts Participation to the contest is free and open to all, without any [...]


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RTF Sustainability Awards

17 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.

RTF Sustainability AwardsRe-thinking The Future (RTF) was born from the idea of creating a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks on to radical solutions for the present day problems facing the domain. RTF is a hub of services for architecture and design. RTF is working to develop an architectural language that would ‘sustain’ and ‘survive’ the [...]


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Call for Papers: Copies, Copyright, & Preservation (Future Anterior Journal)

17 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.

Future Anterior invites essays that explore the relationship between copyright and preservation from a historical, theoretical and critical perspective. Both copyright and preservation laws are aimed at protecting unique human achievements, but they point to different, even opposing threats. Whereas copyright is meant to protect private interests from public encroachments, preservation mostly aims to safeguard [...]


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OBSERVATIONS – Call for Submissions

17 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014.

ObservationsConcepts of security are radically changing with the spread of the network society. Global trends such as smart cities and gated communities, as well as new technologies such as CCTV (closed-circuit television), Facefinder, ID cards with RFID chips, Google Streetview or GPS (Global Positioning System) can enhance a sense of security while simultaneously provoking insecurity.Whereas [...]


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JUST IMAGINE awards

18 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Lucite International, owner of the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, today opened the call for entries for its second annual JUST IMAGINE Awards program at GlobalShop 2014 in booth #2343. The JUST IMAGINE Awards celebrate the work of designers who turn their creative vision into reality using LuciteLux®. The company also announced the prestigious panel of expert [...]


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Competition to generate a conceptual framework for the development of Sokolniki Park

19 Days until submission deadline.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Sokolniki Park of Culture and Rest and the ArchPolis Centre for Territorial Initiatives, with support from the City of Moscow Department of Culture and the City of Moscow Agency for Parks and Recreation (Mosgorpark), announce a competition to generate a conceptual framework for the development of Sokolniki Park. Developing green space and parks has been [...]


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Bristol Arena

20 Days until submission deadline.
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)

21 Days until submission deadline.
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

23 Days 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

28 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

28 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!

31 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

31 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

32 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

32 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

32 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

32 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

32 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

32 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

33 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

33 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

38 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

38 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

38 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

38 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

38 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

39 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

46 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)

47 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

47 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

49 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

52 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

52 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

56 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

56 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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Architecture at Zero 2014

63 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

67 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

67 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”

67 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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Surprise me! – Design the new surprise for Kinder Surprise

76 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

86 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

108 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

214 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

264 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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