Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ponte ciclavel e pedonal - concurso internacional



Ponte ciclável e pedonal


No âmbito da edição de 2009 e do tema "It's About Time", a EXD e a Fundação Galp Energia convidam os ateliers e profissionais de arquitectura a projectar um novo equipamento para a capital portuguesa.

A nova ponte tem por objectivo facilitar a travessia da 2ª Circular por bicicletas e peões, promovendo a utilização destas formas de locomoção e constituindo um legado para Lisboa e seus habitantes.

O concurso está aberto a todos os ateliers de arquitectura e arquitectos portugueses e estrangeiros. Ao autor do projecto vencedor será atribuído um prémio de €10,000, bem como a adjudicação do projecto de execução (prevista para 2010). Serão ainda atribuídos prémios monetários ao segundo e terceiro classificados e duas menções honrosas. O projecto vencedor e a shortlist do júri serão expostos no Lounging Space durante a EXD'09, de 13 de Setembro (anúncio do vencedor) a 8 de Novembro.


27 Julho

Lançamento oficial do concurso



28 Agosto

Fim do prazo de resposta às FAQ's



7 Setembro

Fim do prazo de candidaturas



13 Setembro

Anúncio dos vencedores, integrado no programa da Semana Inaugural da EXD'09



13 Set – 8 Nov

Exposição da shortlist do Júri




Monday, July 20, 2009








Think outside the parking box

can't park?
reduced parking availability and rising parking costs?
browsing aisle after aisle, fighting over the same parking spot?
got a ticket?
little aesthetic attractiveness of urban parking lots?
as much as people love to drive, all good things must come to an end: the parking.

designboom and Nissan Motor Company are looking for YOUR artwork
that illustrate your perception within the theme 'Think outside the parking box'.
challenge conventional urban parking!
playful enhanced parking technology, robotic facilities, safety, dynamic services, green parking ...
creative solutions that address urban parking problems, statements of objections,
creative-innovative-and-hilarious ideas in form of videos, art- design objects and illustrations
can be submitted.

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. is currently the third largest japanese car manufacturer.
2 years ago Nissan launched Qashqai, a new breed of vehicle for the urban world.
it is the first model to be styled by Nissan Design Europe in london and pioneered the crossover
category in europe. Qashqai is now Nissan's best selling model.
you are asked to include the 'Qashqai' or part of it (rear-view mirrors, grills, wheels, wheel caps,...)
in your artwork.
application registration will be accepted through september 27th, 2009.

register now!



Monday, July 13, 2009

Prémio Universitário Arquitectura e Engenharia Civil - Até 30 de Julho

O Prémio Universitário Arquitectura e Engenharia Civil é atribuído pela Associação Portuguesa de Construção Metálica e Mista, que tem como objectivo promover um Concurso Nacional para premiar os melhores trabalhos escolares de Arquitectura e Engenharia Civil, no âmbito da Construção Metálica e Mista.

O tema dos trabalhos é livre, devendo no entanto o enunciado ser aprovado localmente, em cada escola, pelo docente responsável.Os trabalhos apresentados a concurso serão avaliados segundo os seguintes aspectos:

- trabalhos de Arquitectura: a originalidade e a actualidade; aspectos ecológicos e estéticos; novos materiais; ligeireza estrutural.

Universidades admitidas a concurso:
A esta iniciativa podem concorrer estudantes finalistas de Licenciatura em Arquitectura ou Engenharia Civil, individualmente ou integrados em equipas de até dois elementos, que frequentem universidades públicas.

Entrega das Candidaturas:
Cada estudante ou equipa só pode apresentar um trabalho, original, elaborado em língua portuguesa.

As inscrições estão abertas até 30 de Julho de 2009.

Consulte aqui informação detalhada sobre o concurso, os prémios e a forma de envio de trabalhos. E veja o site da Associação Portuguesa de Construção Metálica e Mista.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Dwell Magazine and are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs.

With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Suburban communities in central California, Arizona and Florida are desolate and decaying, with for sale and foreclosure signs dotting many lawns. According to the US Census, about 90% of all metropolitan growth occurred in suburban communities in the last ten years. Urbanites who loathe the freeways, big box stores and bland aesthetics stereotypical of suburbia may secretly root for the end of sprawl, but demographic trends indicate that exurban growth is still on the rise.

In a future where limited natural resources will force us to find better solutions for density and efficiency, what will become of the cul-de-sacs, cookie-cutter tract houses and generic strip malls that have long upheld the diffuse infrastructure of suburbia? How can we redirect these existing spaces to promote sustainability, walkability, and community? It’s a problem that demands a visionary design solution and we want you to create the vision!

Calling all future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners and imaginative engineers:
Show us how you would re-invent the suburbs! What would a McMansion become if it weren’t a single-family dwelling? How could a vacant big box store be retrofitted for agriculture? What sort of design solutions can you come up with to facilitate car-free mobility, ‘burb-grown food, and local, renewable energy generation? We want to see how you’d design future-proof spaces and systems using the suburban structures of the present, from small-scale retrofits to large-scale restoration—the wilder the better!



Enter the Inhabitat / Dwell REBURBIA competition, by sending up to 5 images and a statement about your design proposal. You can submit as many entries as you like, but each individual entry should be focused on one singular design problem/solution (i.e. a McMansion farm rehab, a bicycle transportation hub, a piezoelectric, energy-generating freeway paving system). Entries will be judged on clarity of idea, usefulness of design, and visual/aesthetic appeal of renderings.


Conferência - teoria contemporânea do restauro, no AHU


Monday, July 6, 2009

WPA 2.0

Jury: Stan Allen,Cecil Balmond, Elizabeth Diller, Walter Hood, Thom Mayne, Marilyn Jordan Taylor

WPA 2.0: an open design competition for working public architecture organized and sponsored by cityLAB

cityLAB, an urban think tank at UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, announces a call for entries to “WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture.” WPA 2.0 is an open competition that seeks innovative, implementable proposals to place infrastructure at the heart of rebuilding our cities during this next era of metropolitan recovery. WPA 2.0 recalls the Depression-era Works Projects Administration (1935-43), which built public buildings, parks, bridges, and roads across the nation as an investment in the future—one that has, in turn, become a lasting legacy. We encourage projects that explore the value of infrastructure not only as an engineering endeavor, but as a robust design opportunity to strengthen communities and revitalize cities. Unlike the previous era, the next generation of such projects will require surgical integration into the existing urban fabric, and will work by intentionally linking systems of points, lines and landscapes; hybridizing economies with ecologies; and overlapping architecture with planning. This notion of infrastructural systems is intentionally broad, including but not limited to parks, schools, open space, vehicle storage, sewers, roads, transportation, storm water, waste, food systems, recreation, local economies, 'green' infrastructure, fire prevention, markets, landfills, energy-generating facilities, cemeteries, and smart utilities.

Download the competition brief here.

Student Edition: WPA 2.0 (SE)

A parallel competition, WPA 2.0 (SE), offers students the opportunity to take on the challenge of WPA 2.0. All programmatic intent is the same in WPA 2.0 (SE) as the regular competition but submission deadlines and requirements are altered to accommodate the academic schedule (see below).

Entrants to this portion of the competition, which comprises a single stage, may enter as individuals, independent teams, or through academic studios under the leadership of an instructor. The competition organizers energetically encourage participation among students, and are willing to work with studio instructors who wish to set WPA 2.0 (SE) problems for the Fall 2009 term.

Each student (or independent team) is required to submit one landscape-oriented 30” x 40“ board in digital form. The student or student team will be assigned a registration number to affix to the board upon receipt of registration application and fee. Up to six WPA 2.0 (SE) submissions will be chosen to be exhibited in Washington, DC, and their authors will be invited to attend the symposium. At the symposium event, the jury will select a first prize with a cash award of $500. All exhibited projects will be included in the cityLAB web exhibition.

Dates and Deadlines for WPA 2.0 (SE)

June 1, 2009:
Registration opens; Brief will be available for download at: (

June 8, 2009:
Question & Answer Period opens (updated weekly)

September 28, 2009:
Last day to submit questions

October 5, 2009:
Final update posted to Questions and Answers

October 16, 2009:
WPA 2.0 (SE) Student Registration closes

November 2, 2009:

November 10, 2009:
Student finalists announced

November 16, 2009:
Symposium and Exhibition in Washington, DC

November 16, 2009:
Student Prize Awarded

February 2010:
Web exhibition launched


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ideias criativas a concurso até 31 de Julho

O Concurso Criar2009 tem por objectivo estimular e premiar o desenvolvimento de Ideias Criativas em Portugal no âmbito do Ano Europeu da Criatividade e da Inovação.

Cada ideia criativa - pode participar com quantas quiser - deve ser apresentada em formato vídeo, com a duração recomendada de 3m, e, tanto quanto possível, enquadrar-se numa das seguintes categorias:
Visões - Ideias de natureza conceptual, podendo, por exemplo, ser uma simples declaração ou apresentação
Design - Ideias de criação de um objecto, forma ou estrutura, funcional ou artística
Tecnologias - Ideias de uma aplicação ou solução informática.

Os vídeos deverão ser enviados até ao dia 31 de Julho de 2009, data em que o serviço de upload será encerrado.

Regulamento do concurso




One Good Chair Competition


It’s already time for the One Good Chair Competition again, and this year we couldn’t be more excited about the theme - local and regional furniture. The annual competition, sponsored by The Sustainable Furnishings Council and World Market Center Las Vegas, will award fabulous cash prizes and publishing opportunities to the best and brightest designs that embody and enhance a particular place. So pick a place, any place, and design a chair that exemplifies it. Final registration for the competition closes this weekend on June 15th, so register today!

Winners of the competition will receive a cash prize, have their winning design published in a number of media outlets, and have an opportunity to get the chair built. Your mission, should you choose to enter, is to design a chair that ‘Makes Good, Feels Good, Looks Good’ and is geared towards relaxation, casual seating or lounging. Also your chair should be made for a specific place, and constructed from local or regional materials. Design submissions are already being accepted until June 30th, and late registration ends this weekend on June 15th for a fee of $75.

Last year we featured the winners of the design competition, which asked designers to create a chair that ‘Does Good, Feels Good, Looks Good’. We were so impressed by the way all of the designs made efficient use of greener materials, while being both aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic. We are looking forward to the new design entries and their creative interpretation of seating for a specific region.

+ One Good Chair Competition


eVolo Skyscraper Competition

As the world’s population shifts from rural areas towards dense urban cores, skyscrapers, urban infill, and redevelopment will become even more important in the structure of our lives. Now In its 6th year, the eVolo Skyscraper Competition is currently accepting entries for future-forward skyscrapers that redefine how we envision urban design. They’re looking for buildings which examine the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community and the skyscraper and urban living, so if you have a project that pushes the envelope in these areas register today!

Each year the eVolo Skyscraper Competition showcases some incredible examples of future-forward architecture, and we can’t wait to see what next year’s crop brings. The competition officially opened on June 15th and will be accepting registration up until January 12, 2010, with submission entries due January 18th, 2010. The top 3 entries will receive cash prizes, and designs will be featured on design websites, television documentaries and galleries. For full details on the competition, registration and entry requirements, check out the eVolo website.

+ eVolo Skyscraper Competition

+ Past Coverage of eVolo Competition on Inhabitat

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