competitions

Call for Nominations: 2021 Margolese National Design for Living Prize

WA Contents • Jan 22, 2021 • 980

Call for Nominations: 2021 Margolese National Design for Living Prize

UBC’s School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture welcomes nominations for the $50,000 award honouring a Canadian citizen who is enhancing the built environment through design.

The University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) has announced a call for nominations for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize, a $50,000 award recognizing a Canadian citizen who is making a profound and positive impact on the built environment through design.

"SALA is delighted to host the Margolese National Design for Living Prize — one of the richest awards in Canadian design," says SALA director Ron Kellett. "We encourage candidates from a wide array of disciplines and backgrounds, (...)

THINK NATURE - St.James Mayfair - City of Tomorrow - Architectural Design Competition

WA Contents • Jan 19, 2021 • 1884

THINK NATURE - St.James Mayfair - City of Tomorrow - Architectural Design Competition

London-based Debbie Flevotomou Architects is bringing together the highest calibre judges for a prestigious student competition in St. James Mayfair.

The design competition is open to all architectural students of all levels and it aims to raise awareness for sustainability and Smart Cities. It will run for two weeks in February with winning entries announced in March. The winning entries will be taken through to the second stage of the project.

Judges include top level representatives from Grosvenor, the Mayfair Business Association, First Base Development and other sustainability experts from top UK and European organisations.

The competition is part of a larger masterplan which involves local businesses and reside (...)

Competition: Toon House

WA Contents • Jan 15, 2021 • 2839

Competition: Toon House

Visualize yourself as Jerry crafting your secret abode: KEEPING TOM OUT!! Or SpongeBob Square Pants living underwater in a Pineapple house?

Or what if you get to live in Howl’s Moving Castle - floating around in the air, run on the ground, and reorganize based on the location?

Can you feel that dinosaur-driven Stone Age vibe from the Flintstones?

Can you visualize the peculiar evil lair of MojoJojo atop the Volcano Mountain, or the giant-sized vault of Mr. Scrooge from Ducktales?

Cartoon shows defined our childhoods and the way we perceived the world. The architecture of cartoons reminds us of dreamy eclectic environments that create joy and wonder. The built environment in these shows were/are directly connected (...)

Competition: Shelter by arch out loud

WA Contents • Jan 14, 2021 • 2062

Competition: Shelter by arch out loud

"We yearn to be closer to nature and experience its beauty, while we are being increasingly brutalized by its harshest elements."

The year 2020 was officially the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record.

Since 1950 the National Hurricane Association has assigned names to each qualifying storm beginning with the letter A and working towards the end of the alphabet. Tropical Storm Arthur began the Atlantic hurricane season in May 2020 and five months later the alphabetical naming system had been exhausted with the formation of Tropical Storm Wilfred. 2020 is only the second year where the Greek alphabet has been required to supplement additional storm names.

Both literally and figuratively, humanity resides in t (...)

Competition: Tiny Library 2021

WA Contents • Jan 14, 2021 • 2548

Competition: Tiny Library 2021

With the world constantly evolving, there is a ton of information being formulated out there. The human civilization is expected to keep up with this change and evolve with this developing world to open up multiple possibilities for a better future. Despite all the information available around us, the only way to best access it, is through reading and self-learning. As a major tool for the 21st century, self-learning is an important skill that is to be refined for future generations as they journey through education and beyond.

Despite its importance, education is largely inaccessible to various disadvantaged communities in both urban and rural areas around the world. The pandemic raging currently has come with its own set of challen (...)

Call for submissions for Jewish National Fund World Zionist Village in Israel

WA Contents • Jan 12, 2021 • 2752

Call for submissions for Jewish National Fund World Zionist Village in Israel

An international call has been launched to design the Jewish National Fund World Zionist Village in Israel. Jewish National Fund (JNF) invites all architects, students, designers, ‘big thinkers’, educators and landscape architects from around the world 18 years and older to submit ideas for its World Zionist Village.

Located in the desert city of Be’er Sheva, Israel, this 21 acre village will serve as an eco-system of Zionist engagement including Jewish National Fund’s high school abroad, a program for post-college graduates to pursue yearlong internships at leading high tech companies, and an Adult Education Center to convene adults, congregations, teachers, all to revolutionize Zionist and Jewish educational engagement for the deca (...)

Competition: Container City - Designing a modular lifestyle

WA Contents • Jan 7, 2021 • 4568

Competition: Container City - Designing a modular lifestyle

The trade & commerce across the works are bustling despite the pandemic push. The innovation of shipping containers is somehow the only way cross-border trade happens especially in the case of waterways. Trade previously had been much organic package sizes, but now the size definitions help not the only manufacturer to anticipate their capacity and cost, but it has boosted logistical speeds tremendously. There are some great things especially when we see in the context of this breakthrough in freight delivery. But at the same time, it brings a lot of this waste because of the decaying of these containers due to loss in serviceability and use. There are especially two key takeaways in this story, emphasizing two sides of the shipping con (...)

Call for registrations to Amsterdam Cycling Bridge

WA Contents • Jan 7, 2021 • 3220

Call for registrations to Amsterdam Cycling Bridge

In this competition, we ask participants to design a cycling bridge in the context of Amsterdam, an effective connection over the river Ij for pedestrians and cyclists – 1 design expressed in 3 drawings.

The Netherlands are renowned for their popular biking culture, which made the country a world reference when it comes to cycling infrastructure. The city of Amsterdam embeds the value of slow mobility and biking, but today it lacks a cross river connection for cyclists and pedestrians.

As designers, how can we think of a bridge that would match the conflicting interests of citizens and autorities?

How can a bridge become an architectural icon for the waterfront of Amsterdam?

Amsterdam Cycling Bridge aims to answe (...)

Call for registrations: Alps Wellness Retreat

WA Contents • Jan 7, 2021 • 2923

Call for registrations: Alps Wellness Retreat

The fast pace of 21st century has led to a very distorted work-leisure balance among urban settlers. This has caused numerous lifestyle-related mental and physical issues like stress, depression and other chronic ailments. This has shifted the focus on wellness and its importance in leading a happy and fulfilling life. We are getting aware and more conscious of the fact that wellness is more than the absence of disease and is a careful holistic balance of the mind, body and spirit. The dialogue has been initiated and we can see an upsurge in the wellness tourism sector, as people demand for a more accessible and wholesome experience.

Designing for health and wellness is inherent to architecture. Great architecture is rooted in real w (...)

Kaira Looro Competition 2021 calls for architects and students to design "Women’s House" in Africa

WA Contents • Jan 6, 2021 • 4808

Kaira Looro Competition 2021 calls for architects and students to design

The 2021 edition of Kaira Looro Competition has been launched and calls for architects, designers, engineers, and students from around the world to design "Women’s House" in Africa.

An international architecture competition, organised by the Balouo Salo Non Profit Organisation, will promote equality and combat discrimination in this year's edition. The winning project will be built in southern Senegal.The aim of the competition is to launch the careers of new architectural talent, raise awareness in the international community regarding the topics of emergency, and support humanitarian projects.

"Rural development, the breaking down of barriers, a reduction in inequality, and the creation of a sustainable and stable envir (...)