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Call for registrations: Pape Bird Observation Tower architecture competition

WA Contents • July 17, 2017 • 704

Call for registrations: Pape Bird Observation Tower architecture competition

Bee Breeders, in collaboration with "Pasaules Dabas Fonds" The WWF Associate Partner in Latvia, are calling for submissions for the Pape Bird Observation Tower architecture competition. The first in a series of competitions based in Latvia’s Pape Nature Park, the Pape Bird Observation Tower is looking for iconic designs for a replacement for the park’s previous observation tower that burned down when it was struck by lightning.

The Pape Nature Park is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. There are a great number of protected plant, animal and bird species concentrated within the relatively small park area, which is located in the Nica and Rucava Municipalities in the South Western region of Latvia.

The Pape Natur (...)

24H calls for innovative ideas to transform cities collectively for its new competition

WA Contents • July 12, 2017 • 1038

24H calls for innovative ideas to transform cities collectively for its new competition

24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "Ct's". The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about a social organisation rooted in architecture and derived from its nature, history and architecture language. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 24H is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustainable archit (...)

WA Awards 25th Cycle Shortlist Ready for Your Rates & Votes

WA Contents • June 22, 2017 • 1535

WA Awards 25th Cycle Shortlist Ready for Your Rates & Votes



About three times a year, World Architecture Community organises the WA Awards to recognise and highlight some of the great projects of our fellow community members.We are honoured to announce and present yet another amazing selection of projects for our 25th World Architecture Community Awards 10+5+X. We are delighted that projects from as many as 29 countries were submitted this cycle, more specifically from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. What a great mix!Furthermore, the project (...)

An Open Architectural and Urban Competition in frames of the "Eco-Shore 2017" International Festival

WA Contents • June 9, 2017 • 1288

An Open Architectural and Urban Competition in frames of the

The Union of Moscow Architects and Nizhny Novgorod Department of the Union of Architects of Russia, supported by the Administration of the Nizhny Novgorod region, is organizing an open architectural and urban competition in frames of the "Eco-Shore 2017" International Festival. The competition is open.

Called "The Spit in Nizhny Novgorod – a Town-planning Comprehension of the Important Urban Public Space", the aim of the competition is the development of innovative ideas for reorganization and reclamation of the city bank spaces including the solution of a whole number of particular tasks. Among them are the following objects:

- modern ecological, town-planning, architectural and designing development of the riverside te (...)

Call for registrations: Amber Road Trekking Cabins architecture competition

WA Contents • June 5, 2017 • 1030

Call for registrations: Amber Road Trekking Cabins architecture competition

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions, in collaboration with the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency, is calling for submissions for the Amber Road Trekking Cabins architecture competition. In it, participants are tasked with creating designs for a series of cabins to be situated along a proposed hiking trail that runs parallel to the white sandy beaches that are often strewn with small pieces of amber that inspired its name. Eventually connecting with other coastal hiking trails to form part of the European Long-Distance Paths Network.

Winning designs will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency as a way to help boost Latvia's trekking tourism. As such they need to be in keeping with the country&r (...)

Call for registrations: 24H Competition for "Matrix"

WA Contents • May 31, 2017 • 2157

Call for registrations: 24H Competition for

24H, a competition branch of ideasforward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled "Matrix". The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about a social organisation rooted in architecture and derived from its nature, history and architecture language. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 24H is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustainable architect (...)

Young Architects Competitions calls for projects for Observatory Houses in Italy

WA Contents • May 16, 2017 • 1370

Young Architects Competitions calls for projects for Observatory Houses in Italy

Young Architects Competitions has announced a new competition for Observatory Houses - the competition is inviting creatives to design a hotel-observatory in the stunning area of the castle of Roccascalegna, in Central Italy.

The competition offers a total amount of 20.000 € in prize money for the awarded proposals and the jury of the competition is comprised of outstanding international personalities; Enrique Sobejano - co-director at Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos-, Simon Frommenwiler - co-founder of HHF Architects -, Nicodemos Tsolakis - Kyriakos Tsolakis Architects -, Felix Perasso - from Snohetta -, Rodrigo Duque Motta - co-founder of Duque Motta & AA - , Pippo Ciorra - Fondazione MAXXI - , Vittorio Vannini - Italian Govern (...)

Bee Breeders announces Adelaide Creative Community Hub architecture competition

WA Contents • May 10, 2017 • 1461

Bee Breeders announces Adelaide Creative Community Hub architecture competition

Bee Breeders Architecture Competitions and the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects are calling for submissions for the Adelaide Creative Community Hub architecture competition. The competition seeks to explore the possibilities for architecture to act as a stimulant - generating exciting public spaces that help establish a creative environment/atmosphere in the city of Adelaide.

"What makes a 'creative city'?

And what capacity does architecture have to foster, inspire, or use to celebrate creativity within an urban environment?

These questions are part of a growing discussion in Adelaide, Australia, surrounding what the city could be, and how to make Adelaide a more creative, vibrant, and inn (...)

Call for projects: 2A Continental Architectural Award Berlin 2017

WA Contents • May 3, 2017 • 1781

Call for projects: 2A Continental Architectural Award Berlin 2017

2A Magazine has announced 2ACAA 2017, with the theme of "Innovative Architecture in Various Continents" for Asia, Europe and North of America. Accordingly, the Award is for recognition of an individual's or group's substantial contribution to today’s architecture in Asia in terms of contemporary challenges of the field and region and lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.2ACAA 2017 will be accompanied by an event taking place in Berlin in October 20th, 2017. This gathering is a profile of the diversity of cultures, identities, themes, ideas, and experiences in Asia’s architecture and a platform to share, explore and discuss in a professional environment.

The competition receives online pr (...)

24H announced 17th Edition Of its Competition: bauHouse

WA Contents • April 11, 2017 • 3035

24H announced 17th Edition Of its Competition: bauHouse

24H, a competition branch of ideas forward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled 'bauHouse'. The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about a social organisation rooted in architecture and derived from its nature, history and architecture language. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.

Ideasforward wants to give young creative people from around the world the opportunity to express their views on the future of societies through their innovative and visionary proposals. 24H is an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustain (...)

Interested in autonomous transportation? Blank Space seeks for proposals for Driverless Future

WA Contents • April 7, 2017 • 1927

Interested in autonomous transportation? Blank Space seeks for proposals for Driverless Future

After hard-working competition years since 2013, Blank Space has started a new challenge for its test-based competition environment as different than its annual competitions. Called Driverless Future, the competition will investigate autonomous car technologies, which are definitely inevitable part of the future of cities. The Driverless Future Challenge asks participants to evaluate the future of autonomous transportation in New York through the lens of OneNYC.

''That’s inescapable. Every major vehicle manufacturer has an autonomy program in place, and many cars currently on the roads already have semi-autonomous capability. Fully self-driving machines may arrive as taxis, tractor-trailers, delivery vehicles, and, of (...)

ARKxSITE announced Site Sanctuary International Architecture Ideas Competition

WA Contents • April 3, 2017 • 1560

ARKxSITE announced Site Sanctuary International Architecture Ideas Competition

ARKxSITE Architecture Competitions announced its new International Architecture Ideas Competition titled 'Site Sanctuary' for architecture students and young professionals (≤ 40 years old). The Site Sanctuary, located on the powerful natural scenery of Monsanto, Portugal, is a place of memory and remembrance, an intimate space to celebrate the history and the sensitive experience and nature of place.

The Site Sanctuary provides a space for quiet reflection and is a platform for meditation; a place for introspection to further intensify the connection between place, memory and profound tranquility.

This international one-stage architecture ideas competition invites all architecture students, young architects and y (...)

Call for Entries: International Space Design Award-Idea-Tops 2017

WA Contents • April 2, 2017 • 4283

Call for Entries: International Space Design Award-Idea-Tops 2017

Idea-Tops 2017 is calling for entries from all over the world evaluating different projects over 18 categories. International Space Design Award—Idea-Tops is the most internationalized and influential design award in China. Idea-Tops receives submissions this year between March 8- August 31, 2017.

The competition is organized by A963 Design and strongly supported by related government departments and three leading academic institutions: Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, China Central Academy of Fine Arts and Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. Idea-Tops aims to create the most thoughtful and influential space design award around the world, discover and praise the best designers and design works.Idea-Tops Internation (...)

International Competition: 3rd Edition of Baku International Architecture Award

WA Contents • March 3, 2017 • 1975

International Competition: 3rd Edition of Baku International Architecture Award

The Third edition of the Baku International Architecture Award has been launched on 25 February 2017. The open, biennial award organised by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan is endorsed the International Union of Architects (UIA).The UIA is proud to announce that the Second edition of the Awards in 2015 enjoyed participation from 34 countries and the award winners came from 12 countries: Bangladesh, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, Vietnam, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The prize recognizes achievement in urban planning and architecture, focusing on composition, volumetric and spatial solutions.Participants are invited to submit project (...)

Call for entries: Wedding Oasis Architectural Competition

WA Contents • March 2, 2017 • 2458

Call for entries: Wedding Oasis Architectural Competition

Young Architects Competitions (YAC) and Corradi s.r.l. have announced new architectural competition called 'Wedding Oasis' to design outdoor living structures that would enhance the accommodating potential of historical architectures like the medieval Castle of Rosciano.

Once upon a time, it was an unassailable fortress in the heart of Italy, near Assisi, and today this nice manor is one of the best wedding parties' location in Italy.

There will be a total amount of 20.000 € in prize money for the awarded proposals.

The international jury of the competition gathers outstanding international personalities: Rik Nys - co-director at David Chipperfield Architects-, Will Alsop -founder of All Design prac (...)

Hong Kong Pixel Homes architecture competition launched

WA Contents • February 24, 2017 • 2226

Hong Kong Pixel Homes architecture competition launched

Bee Breeders Architecture Compeititons has announced new competition to fill Hong Kong's vacant pixel-sized spots of the land with designs for creative, yet feasible, residential buildings that could work to alleviate the city's affordable housing crisis.

Hong Kong Pixel Homes competition is live now with a total prize fund of US $6,000. With a total prize fund of US $6,000, the Hong Kong Pixel Home architecture competition is now calling for submissions with the final registration deadline of April 26.

Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and densely populated cities on Earth. With over 7 million people living on an island just 1,102 square km in size, where the population is constantly struggling for space. Like (...)

24H announced 16th edition of competition: raWar

WA Contents • February 21, 2017 • 2481

24H announced 16th edition of competition: raWar

24H, a competition branch of ideas forward, has called for new ideas about its themed-based international competition, titled 'raWar'. The international competition invites all architects, designers, and creative thinkers to develop a new discourse about more radical stories derived from its nature, history and customs. The competition will select 3 winners and 7 Honorable Mentions.

Ideasforward are an experimental platform seeking progressive ideas that reflect on emerging themes. The eco design, sustainable architecture, new materials, concepts and technologies are compelling issues in the societies of the future and the involvement of the whole community is imperative.In an globalization era, where communication was dom (...)

Bee Breeders announces Mango Vinyl Hub architecture competition in Latvia

WA Contents • February 16, 2017 • 2198

Bee Breeders announces Mango Vinyl Hub architecture competition in Latvia

Bee Breeders, in cooperation with Cesis Municipality and Mango Vinyl, recognise the ever-increasing popularity of vinyl records with their Mango Vinyl Hub architecture competition. Set to be located in an abandoned tin foil factory in Cesis, the Mango Vinyl Hub will be a complex with the capacity to create, sell, and celebrate this classic musical medium.

The grander vision of this complex will instigate further revitalisation of the block. The building should be considered the first stage in redeveloping the block and transforming it into a large scale creative park, acting as an anchor to draw interest and investment from other parties. It is hoped that this development will breathe new life into the area by transforming other aban (...)

Call for Participants: UIA/The 12th International Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition

WA Contents • February 7, 2017 • 2411

Call for Participants: UIA/The 12th International Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition

The Chamber of Architects of Turkey Antalya Branch has launched the 12th International Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition with the support of the UIA. This year’s edition of the Young Architects’ Award and Exhibition asks participants to examine the conceptual question of ''solid-void relations, … a universal problem of architectural design in the context of rapid urbanization throughout the globe.''

Young architects will explore how ''the concentration on closed spaces and masses affects the idea of ‘void’ in the historical memory of architecture?''Participants are requested to select a particular context for developing design ideas concerning '&ap (...)

Call for Submissions for Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition

WA Contents • February 4, 2017 • 3161

Call for Submissions for Stone Barn Meditation Camp architecture competition

The Bee Breeders calls for submissions to create eco-friendly designs for a complex in the heart of Latvia, one of Europe’s greenest countries. The Bee Breeders has teamed up SRED property developers, the Stone Barn Meditation camp will be built on the site of a repurposed stone barn.

Looking to act as an example for green building practice, participants are tasked with focusing on eco-friendly and cost-effective designs to create an exciting and enticing wellness complex that will further encourage ecotourism in the region.The total prize fund for this competition is US $6,000, and the final deadline for registration is April 12, 2017. Winners will be announced on May 17, and the top designs selected will be considered for co (...)