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January, 2012

  1. RE-THINKING SHANGHAI 2012 – International Design Competition

    January 17, 2012 by architectural competitions

    RE-THINKING SHANGHAI 2012 – International Design Competition

    This design competition is open to all students, architectural professionals, and artists. The aim of the competition is to further and expand a dialog about green thinking in Asia. The competition site is located in Shanghai, China.

    Entries will be evaluated upon design merit, quality of sustainable ideas, and the impact proposal will have on Shanghai. The winner of the competition will get 3 months to work in 10 DESIGN’s Hong Kong or Shanghai office to further develop their ideas. An international jury composed of magazine editors, educators, and design professionals will select the winning entry. An exhibit of the winning entries and other notable submissions will be held both in Hong Kong and Shanghai and then at various universities and venues around the world.

    The aim of the competition is to design a visionary proposal for a sustainable architectural intervention along the Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. The location of the site selected can be anywhere along the Suzhou creek as long as it is within Shanghai. The project must occupy at least 150,000 square meters of land and contain residential, office, and commercial functions. The ratio and size of the programmatic elements is up to the competitor. The project must also maximize green areas on the site. We are looking for concepts that move beyond the ordinary and address issues such as power generation, cleaning air and water pollution, and the use of innovative materials and geometries.

    closing 1 March 2012

    Entry Submission
    Aviable: 7 Nov 2011
    Closing: 28 March 2012


  2. Blue Award 2012

    January 16, 2012 by architectural competitions

    International Student Award. Topic: Sustainability

    Start of Submission: October 1st, 2011
    Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2012


    The Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology organizes together with the Society of Architecture and Spatial Design biannually the BLUE AWARD, an international student competition for sustainable architecture.

    The competition is open to university students of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs, as well as students working on a diploma thesis or dissertation, in the academic fields of architecture, urbanism or regional planning. The submitted project must be part of a supervised coursework, having taken place during one of the following semesters: Summer Semester 2010, Winter Semester 2010/11, Summer Semester 2011 and Winter Semester 2011/12.

    The competition awards projects addressing the topic of sustainability. The economical, cultural and social dimensions of sustainable development should be equal in significance to the classical problems of technique and function.

    The Blue Award 2012 will be handed out in three categories.

    Category 1 – Urban Development and Transformation, Landscape Development
    Category 2 – Ecological Building
    Category 3 – Building in Existing Structures

    The British architect Sir Michael Hopkins will be Honorary President of the jury.

    Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Opening will take place on April 26, 2012 at the TU Vienna.

    Catalog: the prize winners will be published.


  3. Competition for the urban-architectural conceptual design for the Zagreb Badel Site redevelopment

    January 12, 2012 by architectural competitions

    The City of Zagreb as promotor, and Zagreb Society of Architects (DAZ) as organizer, are launching an open, on-line, one-stage, anonymous, ideas Competition for the urban-architectural conceptual design for the Zagreb Badel Site redevelopment.

    Competition purpose and goal: to obtain a quality urban design concept that meets all the functional and economic criteria required to create a new and modern segment of the city centre, while both adding value to the wider urban area and providing a reminder of the historical development of the site. The site area should become a new factor in the definition of identity of this part of the city as well as the central point for the most relevant activities in the fields of business, tourism, hospitality, culture and art, while remaining a location providing quality everyday life environment for its inhabitants both today and tomorrow.

    The competition is open to all professionals, who hold a master’s degree in architecture or have completed a five-year course of study and are graduate engineers in the field of architecture and urban planning.

    Competition start date: Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012
    Inquiries deadline: Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012
    Entry submission deadline: Thursday, 5 April 2012, 12:00 CET

    Competition brief is available at the DAZ web page:
    Contact: Phone. +385 1 4816151, Fax +385 1 4816197, E-mail:

    Provided that at least ten (10) competition entries, that meet all the competition and profession criteria, are received by the closing date specified above, the Competition Jury will award the following prizes, accompanied by the gross amounts specified below:

    First prize: 226,800.00 HRK (approx 30,240.00 €)
    Second prize: 170,100.00 HRK (approx 22,680.00 €)
    Third prize: 113,400.00 HRK (approx 15,120.00 €)
    Fourth prize: 56,700.00 HRK (approx 7,560.00 €)

    Competition Jury
    These are the seven (7) members of the Competition Jury, who have been appointed to evaluate the competition entries:
    1. Zoran Boševski architect, Croatia, President of the Competition jury
    2. Jadranka Veselić Bruvo, architect, Croatia, Vice president of the Competition jury
    3. Prof. Tadej Glažar, architect, Slovenia
    4. Prof. Ir. Francine Houben, architect, the Netherlands
    5. Irena Matković, Msc, architect, Croatia
    6. Silvije Novak, professor, Croatia
    7. Toma Plejić, architect, Croatia

    Deputy of a Competition Jury member:
    Robert Jonathan Loher, architect, Croatia

    Expert advisors:
    1. Prof Anka Mišetić, PhD, sociologist, Croatia
    2. Tamara Rogić, PhD, architect, Croatia

    Technical Committee:
    1. Ana Dana Beroš, architect, Croatia
    2. Azra Suljić, architect, Croatia
    3. Marko Trzun, architect, Croatia

    Competition secretary:
    Sanja Cvjetko Jerković, architect, Croatia

    For additional information, see the DAZ web page:

  4. Innovative Design Competition

    January 11, 2012 by architectural competitions

    Dizining is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and architecture fans from around the world to take part in the Dizining Spring 2012 Innovative Competition. Established in 2012, the annual Innovative Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious awards for ecological-multi-function program buildings. It recognizes exceptional ideas that redefine the ecological architectural design through the implementation of new fresh technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on urban transformation, globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital insurgency. It is an opportunity that examines the relationship between the ecological vs. functional combination and the natural world, architectural-design and the community, and the building and its relationship to the city and citizens.

    The participants should take into consideration the advances in technology, the exploration of sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural methods to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the contemporary city including the scarcity of natural resources and infrastructure and the exponential increase of inhabitants, pollution, economic division, and unplanned urban collapse.
    The competition is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical/horizontal community. It is also a response to the investigation and adaptation of new habitats and territories based on a dynamic equilibrium between man and nature – a new kind of responsive and adaptive design capable of intelligent growth through the self-regulation of its own systems.

    There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is an ecological multi-functional building in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?

    Dizining is committed to continue stimulating the imagination of designers around the world – thinkers that initiate a new architectural discourse of economic, environmental, intellectual, and perceptual responsibility that could ultimately modify what we understand as a contemporary skyscraper, its impact on urban planning and on the improvement of our way of life.

    Click on the following link to know more:


    January 5, 2012 by architectural competitions

    International competition for preliminary design of Architecture Pavilion
    General sponsor of the competition: Kingspan company
    Competition organizer: Magazine Arhitekton
    Opening date: December 30, 2011; Closing date: April 6, 2012

    1st Prize: 2000 Euro
    2nd Prize: A three day trip to Austria, professional tour and visit to the Zumtobel factory
    3rd Prize: Free one-year magazine subscription, publishing of the awarded work, public promotion of the work and possibility of publishing one more project in the following year

    Competition is in the international category. It is open to architects and students of architecture. The subject of this competition is the preliminary design of the Architecture Pavilion. Approximate dimensions of the Pavilion should be 3.6 x 12m and the height of the pavilion should not exceed 4.2m. The pavilion design should include materials such as sandwich panels of Kingspan product range. Location and other parameters of the project are optional. It is required to design interior and exterior lighting solutions.

    Creative usage of different panels should result in a project that realistically reflects the idea of contemporary architecture and affirms architecture itself. Similar to Mies van der Rohe’s pavilion for the Exhibition in Barcelona, the Architecture Pavilion should represent a “universal, timeless and spaceless building”. Special attention should be paid to facade and light. By diverse usage of interior and exterior light project should generate high-quality ambience in compliance with its purpose.

    All entries must be submitted in digital format – two posters (w/h: 68cm/84cm) at 240dpi. Discs with .pdf, .psd, .eps or .jpg files should be sent to: Magazine Arhitekton, 18 Svetogorska, 11000 Belgrade, or you can contact: for internet submission instructions.
    Deadline for submission is April 6, 2012.

    Magazine Arhitekton will organize printing and prepare prints for the exhibition “The 2nd Annual Magazine Award” which will be held in Belgrade.

    In addition to the winning projects, other selected projects will be presented at the exhibition. The segment of the pavilion will be built and assembled in the exhibition area.

    The winners of the competition will be announced in one of the issues of Arhitekton Magazine and at, after the competition closure.

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