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Penang Bay International Ideas Competition: Open for submissions

WA Contents • Sep 18, 2020 • 472

Penang Bay International Ideas Competition: Open for submissions

The Penang State Government officially announced that the Penang Bay International Ideas Competition was open for submissions. Open to local and global innovators and thinkers, the competition seeks to generate inspiring ideas and concepts for Penang’s waterfront assets in order to drive prosperity and build a resilient city-state over the next 50 years.The Penang Bay concept is one that envisions a new economic zone with a rejuvenated urban core to bring life back into Penang’s historical and natural water-based assets—enabling people and attracting capital to invest in a new city form. As part of Penang’s recovery strategy, innovation is required to reshape the future, by transforming the waterfronts of the island and mainland in a way th (...)

Competition: Render Battle

WA Contents • Sep 16, 2020 • 622

Competition: Render Battle

Renderings have been an architect’s greatest medium to convey a design. It is the art of creating images that highlight the best attributes of an architectural design. Architectural renderings can take many forms – digital collages, hand sketches, perspectives, illustrations, drawings, realistic renders etc.

Our world is becoming increasingly visual everyday. The digital revolution has given architects the opportunity to showcase our designs to millions of people. However, with thousands of images flowing across the web, each designer has just a brief moment to make an impact via one bold image that says it all!

Competition brief

One Mind-blowing Architectural Graphic.

Create one rendering or graphic that conveys (...)

Call For Ideas: Tiny House 2020 Architecture Competition

WA Contents • Sep 16, 2020 • 791

Call For Ideas: Tiny House 2020 Architecture Competition

Home is a space that is intimate to all of us. A home goes beyond its everyday function of being a physical shelter for people and their activities; a home connects with its users at a personal and emotional level.

Our humble abodes are being redefined with every passing day. The world is changing constantly, and along with it, our homes are seeing us spend more time within them. The built form of a home is evolving rapidly; its design adapting to various other needs that were not limited to this space before. Homes today are versatile entities – doubling up as offices, play areas, work-out zones, spaces for interaction and recreation, as also being an abode for our furry friends and providing for their needs.

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Call for registrations to Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims International Design Competition

WA Contents • Sep 14, 2020 • 962

Call for registrations to Korean War Memorial Park for Civil Victims International Design Competition

On September 11, 2020, by the support of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of Republic of Korea, the local government of Dong-gu district in Daejeon launched an international design competition for a National Memorial to honour the civil victims during the Korean War and the bereaved families.

The Memorial’s site, surrounded by calm landscape, is located in the gentle valley where thousands of political prisoners were persecuted after the outbreak of Korean War.

The design challenge is to create an outstanding and sensitively-designed Park and a Memorial Hall that is spiritual while offering visitors an opportunity to deepen their understanding of Korea’s darkest hour. This competition seeks to identify the very best des (...)

Call for registrations to Laka Competition 2021: Architecture Reacts

WA Contents • Sep 14, 2020 • 817

Call for registrations to Laka Competition 2021: Architecture Reacts

The Laka Foundation is calling registrations to its Laka Competition 2021: Architecture Reacts competition. The subject of the competition is architectural, urban, technological, or product design that is capable of dynamic interaction with its social, natural, or built surroundings. The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments. The winning projects from the previous editions often took advantage of disciplines such as robotics, mechanics, digital fabrication, biodesign and biofabrication, computational design, materials science, bioarchitecture, social sciences, industrial design, mobility, and more. The participants are free to decide the project’s location, scale, size, and prog (...)

A Call to Urbanists around Canada to Revive Canada’s Main Streets

Anju George • Sep 14, 2020 • 606

A Call to Urbanists around Canada to Revive Canada’s Main Streets

The Main Streets Design Challenge, a competition held by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) in collaboration with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), has partnered with a network of supporting partners like the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) and the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), to roll out a brilliant strategy to envision the future of Canada’s Main Streets.The Canadian Urban Institute is the national platform where learning, sharing and collaborating in Canadian city building happens. Through research, engagement and storytelling, CUI’s mission is to ensure Canada builds vibrant, equitable, livable and resilient cities1. The RAIC is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Can (...)

AJC Launches Post Card Writing Contest on the Occasion of World Letter Writing Day

Pappal Suneja • Sep 1, 2020 • 1355

AJC Launches Post Card Writing Contest on the Occasion of World Letter Writing Day

Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organisation launches Post Card Writing Contest on the Occasion of World Letter Writing Day (1st September 2020). This is the eighth initiative of AJC founded by architect Pappal Suneja to spread awareness about the field and sow the seeds of inspiration to explore and ideate about Architecture and allied disciplines.

Theme for the Contest is

Autumn Diaries

Ever observed how beautiful an autumn leaf is?

Tints of yellow, orange, red, brown, and even violet at times. Symbolising fall, but also resurgence; and departure, but also prosperity. Such is a fallen leaf, and the fall itself. Beautiful.

The Contest is ‘open to all’. We welcome postcards from acros (...)

Open Call: Tender for Preliminary Architectural Design for SUSTech School of Medicine Hospital

WA Contents • Aug 27, 2020 • 1006

Open Call: Tender for Preliminary Architectural Design for SUSTech School of Medicine Hospital

The official announcement of Tender for Schematic Design and Preliminary Architectural Design for SUSTech School of Medicine & SUSTech Affiliated Hospital (Main Campus-Based) is released, design teams from around the global are welcome to follow the latest update.

Project PositioningThe project consists of two parts: SUSTech School of Medicine and SUSTech Affiliated Hospital (Main Campus-Based)

Rooted in Shenzhen, SUSTech School of Medicine is positioned as an internationalized first-class medical academic institution, which integrates science, technology and medicine. Supported by SUSTech (full name: Southern University of Science and Technology), SUSTech Affiliated Hospital (Main Campus-Based) draws on the characteristic (...)

Competition: FUTURE OFFICE - Rethinking Office Spaces

WA Contents • Aug 26, 2020 • 1826

Competition: FUTURE OFFICE - Rethinking Office Spaces

In the wake of Coronavirus which has changed the way we work and how we commute to those packed halls with full of People. To working from home or visiting to office on alternate days.

Let us understand Emergence of Modern Office System?

With the growth of large, complex organizations such as the Royal Navy and the East India Company in the 18th century, the first purpose-built office spaces were constructed. (Wikipedia)

How Japanese think it differently from Beginning?

Japanese businesses have set themselves apart from their American counterparts by implementing different techniques in the way they handle business. The Japanese office layout improves work productivity, harmony in the office, and holds every empl (...)

Open International Competition on Climate Change - Be the Change 2020 – 2021

WA Contents • Aug 25, 2020 • 1049

Open International Competition on Climate Change - Be the Change 2020 – 2021

Theme: How Climate Change is affecting Communities, Cities and Countries?

Take the Problem as an opportunity for expressing ideas and designs to bring the change.

Climate change is creating vulnerable situations globally, creating problems and risks from drought conditions to flooding. Its impact on the environment, people, economy, social structure and political scenario is unimaginative. Climate change is not going to happen in the coming ten years or in the next one year, it is happening now!!! It’s time to change and be the change. Take the problem as an opportunity to arrive at simple sustainable ideas for better communities, cities and countries.

“Every line you draw should have meaning to it” – Ketham Santosh Kum (...)