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March, 2010

  1. Architects For Health: Student Design Award 2010

    March 10, 2010 by architectural competitions

    Architects for Health invite architectural students to submit projects to be considered for the third annual Student Healthcare Design Award 2010. As in previous years any* project relating to the design of a healthcare building can be submitted, however the 2010 competition introduces a greater emphasis on the sample brief – Designing for Death: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise and a specific prize will be awarded for the most successful response to the sample brief we have prepared. For more information please read the FAQ section of this website.

    In 2009 eighty projects were submitted, eight were short-listed and three were eventually selected for prizes. Find out more about the 2009 competition and winning projects in the 2009 section of this site.

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    • A response to the sample brief or a student architectural project concerning healthcare design**
    • By students who are presently studying or having completed their studies within 18 months of submission date.
    • Open to students worldwide
    • Submission electronically to by 1200hrs on the 5th of July 2010
    • The project has not been submitted in previous years
    • Administration fee of £10 (GBP) payable by PayPal


    • • A brief 300-600 word narrative text (strictly no images, in English, MSWord.doc or .txt format) describing the design brief and the proposal. .Within this brief text include at what stage of your studies (e.g. RIBA part 1, RIBA part 2 or equivalent year in your country of education) the project was completed
    • • 4 no. A3 landscape PDF or JPG project sheets (text and images @ 300 dpi)
    • • Please clearly state your name and project title and institution on every submission page and number pages sequentially


    • £2000 Prize fund to be divided between 1, 2 or 3 of the short-listed Candidates including at least 1 project responding to the Designing for Death Brief.
    • Presentation evening at the RIBA (All short-listed to be presented by author or selected representative with substantial contributions to travel funds)
    • Publication in a wide range of leading industry and design publications


    • Judging panel to be published prior to event will include architects, academics and healthcare professionals
    • AfH members can offer their services to support any institution interested in adding a healthcare building type to the student design programme
    • Please contact AfH to discuss hosting the travelling exhibition subsequently AFH reserves the right to reproduce and publish all submission materials
    • AFH reserves the right to final decisions on prize awards and interpretation of judging criteria.

    ** Acute, primary, continuing, social, mental health, or other justified in supporting text and approved by the judging panel.

  2. Re-Cladding Scheme for Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital

    March 8, 2010 by architectural competitions

    Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is seeking expressions of interest for the re-cladding of a 13-storey tower building on the St Thomas’ Hospital site in central London. The East Wing building has a significant urban presence on the London skyline, being situated on the south side of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament.

    The competition seeks a re-cladding design of exemplary quality befitting its location, that will at the same time provide a long-term solution to improved weatherproofing and energy efficiency. The Trust has aspirations that the re-cladding scheme should be of the highest architectural quality hence the decision to proceed down the RIBA competition route. A challenge to design teams will be to achieve a solution that can be delivered with the minimum of disruption and interference to the existing building, without the need for decanting. The internal refurbishment of the building will be carried out separately, at a later date.

    The Trust wishes to ensure that the full design team is committed to both the design and delivery of the re-cladding scheme and the competition therefore seeks expressions of interest from contractor/architect teams with the capacity and imagination to deliver the project. The successful consortia will need to strike a balance that considers cost, long term value and architecture, to generate an outstanding vision that will symbolically enhance the Trust’s reputation for healthcare provision and its landmark status in London.

    The £21m (approx) project will be the second competition organised this year for the Trust and it follows the announcement last month of a competition for a new £90m Cancer Treatment Centre.

    The competition jury panel will include architects David Henderson, co-director of Bennetts Associates, and Jim Eyre OBE of Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

    A shortlist of up to six design teams will be invited to produce design proposals and each paid an equal honorarium of £15,000 (plus VAT). In the first instance the competition seeks expressions of interest from consortia which must as a minimum include a contractor, architect, engineers, and a cladding specialist.

    The deadline for application is 13th April 2010 and a preliminary briefing paper is available to download from the competition organisers, RIBA Competitions (

  3. DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition

    March 5, 2010 by architectural competitions

    Bicycle Transit Centre


    The mission of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is to advance and
    promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and
    operation of the region’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities, mindful of the
    legacy left for future generations.
    Each year, the DVGBC conducts a Sustainable Design Competition to engage students from
    regional colleges and universities. Professors are encouraged to incorporate the Design
    Competition with the Spring 2010 college and university curriculum. This year the DVGBC
    would also like to invite young professionals to enter the competition. Integrated with the
    LEED Green Building Rating System, the Design Competition unites students and young
    professionals with esteemed individuals from the DVGBC and the local design community.
    The goal is to incorporate sustainable design strategies into the college curriculum and
    empower the students and young professionals within the green building movement to
    become future leaders.
    The competition will award a number of cash prizes as well as a grand prize stipend
    to attend Greenbuild, the USGBC’s annual Green Building Conference and Expo (www. Greenbuild 2010 will be held in Chicago.


    The Competition is open to all college and university level students as well as youngprofessionals within 2 years of graduation. Participants may work individually or as part of ateam. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged within and between educational institutions.Teams may be no larger than 5 individuals and only one entry is permitted per team.We strongly encourage individuals not participating as part of a design studio class tosecure a faculty member or industry professional to act as an advisor during the designportion of the competition. Please check the USGBC website for a list of LEED AccreditedProfessionals in your area or contact your local USGBC chapter for help in identifying aprofessional advisor.

  4. rome city vision architecture competition

    March 3, 2010 by architectural competitions

    We are pleased to inform you about a new architecture contest named RomeCityVision which will be online from today
    until 20th May 2010. We will be happy if you could put the news in your competition section.

    The competition is organized by our magazine CITYVISIONmag and our president of the jury will be JUERGEN MAYER H.

    RomeCityVision is an ideas competition, which challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creatives individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome. Through innovative ideas and methodologies which can improve the connection between the historical, present, and future city. CITYVISION aims to foster a critical evolution of architectural historiography.

    The Italian city manifests a consistent absence of Contemporary Urban Planning and relatively ineffective architectural intervention. The objective of the competition is to drive your imagination, by the use of new materials, echo- technologies, parametric software and territorial
    organizations for a future vision of the city of Rome.  Globalization, environmental concerns, the future historiography of the city, adaptability and emerging digital practices are some of the elements that should be taken into consideration.

    The Planning Proposal can re-assess a significant monument, road, district or better still the whole city. For this reason there are no restrictions of site, program or dimension of the project. The goal is to give maximum freedom, with the intention of achieving the most innovative
    and provocative proposals. Proposals should aim to augment and stimulate the urban inhabitance and experience of the ordinary person. The proposed planning, should support and integrate itself environmentally, seeking to create and improve a unified relationship between the city and its’ cultural behavior.

    This International Competition has three aims:

    1. To stimulate research in urban planning and civic vitalization.
    2. To encourage and promote progressive ideas from the emerging generation of designers.
    3. To stimulate the scientific development in the field of architecture by means of a critical reflection and discussion.


    Announcement of the competition
    27th Febraury 2010

    Acceptance of questions deadline
    19th April 2010

    Early registration deadline
    26th April 2010

    Answers to questions posted on website
    30th April 2010

    Late registration deadline
    28th May 2010

    Submission deadline
    2nd June 2010

    Announcement of results
    15th June 2010

    This Competition is a valuable opportunity for everyone to
    contribute innovative ideas for the city of Rome.

    For competition details, please browse:

    Enquiries can also be made by email to

  5. Kaohsiung Marine Culture and Pop Music Center Competition

    March 2, 2010 by architectural competitions

    The Invitation
    To create Kaohsiung as a maritime capital, Kaohsiung City Government sincerely invites architects from all over the world to participate in the international competition of Kaohsiung Marine Culture and Pop Music Center. The objective of the project is to lead Kaohsiung City becoming the gate to marine culture nation, Taiwan!
    The site is located at No.11~15 wharf of Port of Kaohsiung with approximately 11.89 hectares measure. Facility planning shall have the functions of pop music exhibition and performance, it should also possess the functions of close linkage with the industrial chain and talent cultivation for the pop music industry for the purpose of creating and shaping the blue ocean of aesthetics economy and pop industry of southern Taiwan.
    With the international competition, we cordially invite your participation!

    Type of Competition :
    Two-stage open competition.
    Total Construction Budget :
    The total construction budget is about NT$4,395,000,000.
    The construction is scheduled to be finished by October 2015.
    Obtaining Tender Documents:
    For further information, please visit:
    (The official launch date shall be in accordance with announcement date)