The Design that Educates Awards (DtEA) has launched its new edition to recognize, showcase, and promote globally the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that can educate for 2020. The design itself may provide an informative and educational layer that guides us through the increasing complexity of our environment. It can showcase specific possibilities and challenges, explain sociocultural factors and influences, or even outline new scenarios for future development. Each year, the esteemed panel of judges selects the outstanding ideas and implementations in the categories of architectural design, product design, universal design, and responsive design.
All architects and designers can register to the competition (...)
Houston Endowment (HE), a leading philanthropic organization based in Houston, Texas, U.S., and design competition organizers, Malcolm Reading Consultants, have launched the global search for an outstanding design team of architects and landscape architects for the philanthropy’s new headquarters.
The Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition welcomes international, emerging and diverse teams and no design required at first stage − architect-led teams are asked to submit details of team, experience, and approach before Monday 15 July 2019.
The initiative, on a site adjoining Spotts Park near downtown Houston, will embed Houston Endowment in the community, and strengthen its work bringing people together (...)
The Laka Foundation has launched its fifth edition of Laka Competition 2020: Architecture That Reacts. 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. Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of "architecture that reacts."The main focus of the competition is on solutions developed through a process of changes and adjustments. Achieving such a goal requires an interdisciplinary approach that often goes beyond typical solutions. The winning projects from the previous editions often took advantages from disciplines such as robotics, mechanics, digital fabrication, biodesign and biofabricatio (...)
The Simonian Educational Foundation has launched an international competition to design the EU TUMO Convergence Center for Engineering and Applied Science in Yerevan, Armenia.The competition will be realized in 2 stages. Applicants are requested to register for the competition by June 23, 2019, by following the “Register” link/button at the competition's website and to submit by June 30, 2019, the documents required for Stage I as listed below.
Hashim Sarkis, Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, curator of the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale, and director of Hashim Sarkis Studios, Marie Lou Papazian, founding CEO of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and previously led the Education for Development Fo (...)
The 2nd edition of the Building 4Humanity Design Competition (B4H-DC) — 2019 Taiwan Prize has been launched. The inaugural Building 4Humanity Design Competition (B4H-DC) was held in 2018. The 2018 B4H-DC focused on mitigating disaster risks worldwide through design. It received more than 60 submissions. A total prize money of over 11,000€ was awarded to nine teams.
In 2019, the Second B4H-DC aims to address the notion of having architecture as a social and cultural facility, by seeking design ideas that would contribute towards the social inclusion and integration of Syrian war refugees in the Turkish border city of Reyhanlı. The competition has two separate categories: it welcomes submissions from students and recent graduates, as w (...)
The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th Cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields.
Legacy Restored in Niger/Religious and secular complex by Mariam Kamara - atelier masomi, Niger; Yasaman Esmaili - studio chahar, Iran. Awards: Silver 2018, Global. Image courtesy of the artist
Submissions in the LafargeHolcim Awards main category incl (...)
For those of you who need a little extra time, the entry deadline for the WA Awards 10+5+X 31st Cycle has been extended until Saturday, June 15, 2019.
We have given you extra time to submit your entries to the WA Awards 10+5+X 31st Cycle - all entries must now be submitted by Saturday, June 15, 2019. This gives you an extra two weeks to send your submissions and get the recognition it deserves!
Important reminders about the WA Awards
There are 3 categories in which you can compete: Realised and Designed, both open for our Associate members (participation fees apply - $100 for Designed and $200 for Realised) and Professional members (free as part of the Professional membership benefits - $180 annual subscr (...)
Update: Entry deadline for Dezeen Awards 2019 has been extended until June 3, 2019 (23:59 UK time). Dezeen also provides an exclusive 50% discount for its studio categories. Enter your promo code (STUDIO50) at the payment stage and compete to be crowned architect, designer or interior designer of the year! Start your registrations for studio categories from here.
Dezeen has launched the second edition of Dezeen Awards, following the successful launch last year. World Architecture Community has partnered with Dezeen and will be supporting this year’s Awards program as official Media Partner to spread the word across the world. WAC will be bringing you all the details about Dezeen Awards 2019.
The inaugural edition of Dezeen A (...)
The 46th Nisshin Kogyo Architectural Design Competition is calling entries for the theme of "LIVING upon the NATURE". Registrations are open until October 01, 2019.ThemeThe competition is currently asked about how to define “Nature”. For instance, “Anthropocene” means a new stratum formed by the activity of mankind which has a significant influence on the global environment, such as massive emissions of carbon dioxide and large-scale reclamation. It has been advocated as a geological time after the Holocene. How should we live on such an unstable Earth which is susceptible to human influence?
Design for Ecological Democracy by Randolph T. Hester (Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2006) lets us think about t (...)
A new international competition has been opened to develop a concept of the Oymyakon tourism cluster in the Village of Oymyakon, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia.
Oymyakon is famous as one of the Poles of Cold and is on the list of inhabited places with the most extreme conditions for human life. The notorious cold of Yakutia attracts tourists from all over the planet, including world celebrities. Oymyakon has already seen visits from Hollywood actors Tom Hardy and Ewan McGregor.
The Competition will bring together Russian and international experts in the fields of architecture, design, and development of tourism clusters, in order to uncover the potential of Oymyakon as a world center for extreme tourism. The results o (...)