Wednesday, December 3, 2008

jump the gap



3rd international roca design contest 2008-2009

With the third International Design Contest, Roca is proud to provide a platform for talented young designers, architects and interior designers. "Jump the gap" offers the opportunity to create and design innovative solutions for the bathroom and it's associated products.

Application deadline: 31st December 2008

Entries must arrive by 13th March 2009

Link: http://www.jumpthegap.net

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Porto. Transformações urbanas contemporâneas

 

 

 

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"lugares.efémeros " é um projecto do Programa Lidera da Universidade do Porto sediado na F. Arquitectura. 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Concurso de Fotografia Parque das Nações

- Os temas fotográficos propostos são:

a) Cidade de Lisboa
b) Parque das Nações
c) O Mar

- O Prémio consistirá em 200€ no mínimo, e na publicação da fotografia no jornal Notícias do Parque.

- O período de recepção das fotografias é de 15 de Novembro 2008 a 15 de Fevereiro 2009.

Para consultar o programa, inscrever-se ou saber mais informações, clique aqui.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

UNION STATION 2020



A Crossroads for the High-Speed Rail City Chicago Architectural Club Burnham Prize

The Chicago Architectural Club and the Chicago Humanities Festival announce UNION STATION 2020, an international design ideas competition for the conversion of Chicago’s Union Station into a high-speed rail hub, regional market, and meeting place. This year’s Burnham Prize competition forms part of Burnham 2.0: A Patchwork Plan for Chicago, a composite urban plan that marks the centennial of Burnham and Bennett’s Plan of Chicago. UNION STATION 2020 asks for innovative solutions for the transformation of Union Station into a center of high speed rail traffic and related programs. It is not simply a question of designing an efficient and functional transit hub. How can this intermodal node become more than a mere knot of infrastructure? What role can this project play in the reconfiguration of Chicago’s West Loop and of the city and region? How can an existing landmark building be transformed to accommodate and generate a new combination of activities while welcoming an unprecedented level of rail traffic? How can we leverage infrastructure to produce other results, to shape the city and the public sphere? How can a point of exchange generate a regional culture? And what does ‘culture’ mean, anyway?


Deadline: Competitors may submit material online anytime between October 10, 2008 and October 15, 2008. Registration is open, and may be completed anytime before the deadline.

Entry Fee: Register Now
Professionals: $80

Students: $50
Students must upload a copy of their current school identification card.

Prizes: First Prize: $10,000 Second Prize: $3,000 Third Prize: $1,500 Up to 3 Honorable Mentions will be awarded. The top ten entries, including all prize winners and honorable mentions, will be featured in the Burnham 2.0 exhibit to be held at the Chicago History Museum, opening November 8, 2009. Results of the competition will be featured in the Chicago Architectural Club Burnham 2.0 publication.

Concurso sobre Segurança Rodoviária para Estudantes





A Fundação da Juventude lançou o concurso "Mais Vale Perder um Minuto na Vida do que a Vida num Minuto! Um Desafio de Todos para uma Melhor Prática Rodoviária”. A iniciativa destina-se a estudantes do ensino superior, com idades compreendidas entre os 18 e os 30 anos, e atribuirá prémios entre 5.000 e 1.500 euros.

Logótipo de Fundação da Juventude

O concurso nacional "Mais Vale Perder um Minuto na Vida do que a Vida num Minuto! Um Desafio de Todos para uma Melhor Prática Rodoviária” pretende sensibilizar os estudantes do ensino superior para a problemática da Educação, Segurança e Prevenção Rodoviárias, através da elaboração de trabalhos temáticos que perspectivem novas abordagens sobre esta matéria e possibilitem a sua participação activa na identificação de saídas tendentes a diminuir o número de acidentes rodoviários em Portugal e, consequentemente, as mortes nas estradas.

A iniciativa dirige-se a estudantes do ensino superior (Licenciatura, Mestrado ou Mestrado Integrado), com idades entre os 18 e os 30 anos, e os trabalhos podem ser apresentados individualmente ou em grupo (com o limite máximo de três elementos), sendo dada especial atenção e preferência à abordagem da redução da velocidade nas estradas. O prazo de entrega termina dia 21 de Novembro de 2008 e o Júri atribuirá o Prémio Inovação, no valor de € 5.000, para a abordagem mais inovadora; o Prémio Professor Alfredo de Sousa, no valor de € 2.500, para a melhor proposta sobre a temática “Custos Económicos e Financeiros da Sinistralidade Rodoviária, Relação de Custo/Benefício na Prevenção em Portugal”; e ainda três prémios para os melhores trabalhos, no montante de € 2.500, € 2.000 e € 1.500.

Esta iniciativa insere-se nos objectivos da Carta Europeia da Segurança Rodoviária, que visa reduzir para metade a taxa de mortalidade rodoviária na União Europeia até 2010, e toda a informação acerca de candidaturas está disponível online, no Site da Fundação da Juventude.



Via: Portal do cidadão

Friday, September 19, 2008

Live EDGE Design Competition






Qualified entrants in this year's exciting challenge will compete in one of two categories: student and general/open. The general/open competition is for design engineers, hobbyists, inventors and anyone else who is not a full-time student. Designs will be judged only against designs submitted within the same category.

Live EDGE's design requirements for submission are intentionally broad, so as to open the challenge to the widest range of ideas. To enter, your design must be original and innovative, use electric and/or electronic components, and positively impact the environment, such as by increasing energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions. It is helpful to view a sample entry (pdf 286Kb) and the winning designs from 2007.

Live EDGE competition to create a design for the most innovative product that utilises electronic components and will have a significant positive effect on the environment

You can register your design on the website between October 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009, following the entry process. Winners will be announced in March, 2009.

The rewards of Live EDGE are unique. The challenge not only awards each of the two winners with a $25,000 cash prize, it provides for support services to bring the designs to market, valued at an additional $25,000 each. Six runner-ups will also receive $5,000 each. All Intellectual Property rights remain with the entrants, so two winners will enjoy the rare pleasure of seeing their designs become a reality, all commercial benefits, and the satisfaction of helping the environment.

  1. Which competition should I register for?

  2. For the 2008 challenge, Live EDGE will hold two concurrent competitions. Designs from full-time students will compete only with other student designs. Professional design engineers, hobbyists and anyone else will compete in the general/open competition.

  3. What important dates do I need to know?

  4. Registration/submission of designs begins October 1, 2008 and extends through January 31, 2009

Concurso Parque del Lago







The Metropolitan Municipality of Quito, the Corporation for Environmental Health “Vida para Quito” and the Architects’ Association of Ecuador – Pichincha Province, are implementing the Open International Competition for Ideas in urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture for the design of Quito´s Lake Park (Parque del Lago). The Competition Site is currently the location of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the cities’ north.

The above mentioned Competition seeks to obtain holistic proposals that allow: the reconfiguration of the urban development policies and tendencies of the northern zone, the promotion of urban improvement processes, the solution for the limitations of northern Quito’s transversal connectivity (east – west), the reduction of environmental liabilities, the promotion of the recuperation of the landscape and urban environment, and the generation of well-being and social integration in public spaces.

The launching of the Competition will take place on August 18, 2008. The official languages of the Competition are Spanish and English.

The Competition constitutes an invitation directed to all national and international professionals, tied to the professions of architecture, city planning, landscape architecture, urban design, etc., in order that in an open manner, all actors may participate and take part in the design of a future public space of special transcendence for the city of Quito.

• Registration and purchase of Competition Conditions: from August 18 to September 26, 2008.

• Submittal of proposals: up to October 17, 2008, starting at 9:00 a.m. until 19:00 p.m. (local time).

Saturday, June 21, 2008

World Architecture Festival Awards





At the heart of the Festival will be the biggest architectural awards programme in the world.

The 2008 awards are for buildings completed between 1 January 2007 and 20 June 2008. Buildings in any country, by architects of any nationality, are eligible for entry.

Entries open 15 April 2008

Deadline for entries 20 June 2008

Shortlisting by international jury, July 2008

Category winners selected at the Festival, 22 & 23 October 2008

More information: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Schindler Award







We want to inform you that the application closing date for the third Schindler Award for Architecture "Access for All" 2007/2008 themed "To Reclaim the Public Ground" is coming to an end.

The closing date for applications is April 25, 2008. We kindly ask you to apply by filling in the online application form on the Schindler Award website. A DVD containing all relevant working materials related to the Schindler Award 2007/2008 will then be sent to the responsible professor.

The “Access for All” principle is based on finding solutions for everyone rather than concentrating only on measures for specific forms of disability. For Schindler, this means planning and construction according to the “Design for All” philosophy.

Calendar of the Schindler Award for Architecture 2007 / 2008 "Access for All"

April 25, 2008 - Deadline application period

August 1, 2008 - Projects to be submitted

September 9 - 13, 2008 - Projects are judged by jury of experts

November 14, 2008 - Award Ceremony in Lucerne (Switzerland)

More information: www.schindleraward.com/award_award

Monday, April 21, 2008

Call for Ideas - White House Redux







What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world's most powerful individual. The best ideas, designs, descriptions, images, and videos will be selected by some of the world's most distinguished designers and critics and featured in a month-long exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in July 2008. All three winners will be flown to New York to collect their prizes at the opening party.

Competition Timeline

January 15, 2008 - Competition launched
March 1, 2008 - Online submissions accepted
April 20, 2008 - Registration and submissions deadline
May 2008 - Jury selects winners
May 2008 - Winners announced
July 2008 - Exhibition and award giving ceremony at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York

More Information: www.whitehouseredux.com

Friday, February 29, 2008

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS







The IDEA® (International Design Excellence Awards) program is the premier international competition honoring design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts. Entries are invited from designers, students and companies worldwide.

Winning entries will receive press coverage in BusinessWeek magazine and businessweek.com as well as in hundreds of newspapers and networks, including CNN, NBC, PBS, CNBC, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and the general design press.

More Information

Holcim Awards - Next generation category







A Next Generation category is open for project visions at a conceptual level, early stage of design or with a low probability of execution. To be eligible for entry, the project author(s) must be less than 35 years of age at February 29, 2008. Please note there is no global phase of the competition for entrants in the “Next Generation” category.

All entries must be completed in English.

More information >

Regional Holcim Awards 2007







The Holcim Awards competition is now open for entries and will close on February 29, 2008. The competition celebrates innovative, future-oriented and tangible sustainable construction projects from around the globe and provides prize money of USD 2 million per three-year competition cycle.

The Holcim Awards (main category) competition is open to projects at an advanced stage of design with a high probability of execution. To be eligible for entry, the project must not have commenced execution prior to June 1, 2007.

In addition, a “Next Generation” category is open for project visions at a conceptual level, early stage of design or with a low probability of execution. To be eligible for entry, the project author(s) must be less than 35 years of age at February 29, 2008. Please note there is no global phase of the competition for entrants in the “Next Generation” category.

More information >

Thursday, January 31, 2008

WORLD Space Creators Awards







The WORLD Space Creators Awards ask design professionals and students to envision a new concept in shop style, a venue conceived to promote “customer-to-shop interaction”.
Winning designers to be commissioned to be part of a team to use their winning design in a project for real retail space development.

The WORLD Space Creators Awards are given through an open competition that aims not only to discover talented designers from around the world but also to realize their ideas by actually developing winning entries into an actual interior. Entrants can submit nearly any kind of concept that helps to define a shop interior, from overall interior design concept to various shop tools including window or interior displays, mannequins, logos and signs. With the only assumption that submissions will be physically possible to create, we hope participants will allow their imaginations to run freely in creating an idea for their submission.

* This competition is open to professional as well as non-professional entrants of all nationalities and ages.
* Entries may also be made by groups or companies, in which case an individual from that group or company should be named as the entrant.

*Entry forms will be available on the website starting from 10 January 2008.

RECEIPT OF ENTRIES

Opening: Thursday, January 10, 2008
Closing: Thursday, January 31, 2008
*Entries must be received by the close of business in Japan on 31 January 2008.

More information here wsca.world.co.jp

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Innovative ideas for porto water tanks







The Porto Water Company is organizing the International Architectural Design Competition INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR PORTO WATER TANKS open to young architects and architecture students.

DEADLINE 20 january 2008

TOTAL PRIZE €42000

WEBSITE www.aguasdoporto.pt/innovativeideas

CONTACT innovativeideas@aguasdoporto.pt