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May, 2012

  1. ONE Prize 2012: BLIGHT TO MIGHT

    May 13, 2012 by architectural competitions

    Terreform ONE is now accepting submissions for the 2012 ONE Prize Competition: BLIGHT TO MIGHT.

    ONE Prize 2012 is a call to put design in the service of disenfranchised communities, to reinvigorate deindustrialized and depressed urban areas, and to repurpose spaces for economic growth and job creation. Situated in the context of a struggling U.S. economy and the tension of stagnant unemployment, ONE Prize 2012 aims to explore the socially, economically, and ecologically regenerative possibilities of urban transformation and design. The competition is powered by the idea that social, ecological, and economic struggles can simultaneously be addressed through collaborative action and innovative planning.

    The ONE Prize seeks architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners, engineers, scientists, artists, students and individuals of all backgrounds:

    Can we rework the skeletons of 20th century manufacturing for 21st century innovation?
    Can former plants in Detroit become greenhouses, schools, theaters?
    Can mill towns be revamped as digital fabrication hubs?
    Can vacant parking lots become farms or parks?
    Can abandoned strip malls be reinvented?
    Can we reboot the American economy?

    The ONE Prize winner will receive a cash Award of $5,000, press coverage by One Prize media sponsors, presentation of designs at lectures and exhibitions, and prominent year-long exposure on the competition website. THREE Honorable Mentions will receive a cash award of $500 each.

    All participants are asked to register and submit competition entries online. The early registration deadline is May 31, 2012The late registration AND submission deadline is June 30, 2012 by midnight EST.

    The ONE Prize Award is an international competition and it is open to everyone. The teams can have one or more members. The proposals can be for a real or speculative project, for one or more real sites, and located either in the U.S. or abroad, but applicable to the U.S. Further, the proposals need not be generated exclusively for this competition, provided that they address the intent of the competition.

    Visit ONE Prize at to register, submit, and receive more information.

    The ONE Prize Team

  2. PARK(ING) DAY INSTALLATIONS in Port Credit, Mississauga

    May 11, 2012 by architectural competitions


    The Port Credit BIA and the City of Mississauga is seeking artists, art groups, architects, designers and/or engineers to submit proposals to temporarily transform an on-street parking space in Port Credit into a public space this fall as part of the international event Parking Day (Sept 21) and Culture Days 2012 (Sept 28-30).

    Up to four Parking Day Installation proposals will be selected with a $500 prize for each winning proposal and a budget of $7,500 for each winning team to design and construct the structure. We are looking for imaginative ideas to create a vibrant streetscape. The installations are intended to be both public art and street furniture and shall aesthetically enhance the overall streetscape, providing space for people in a place usually reserved to park a car.

    Deadline for questions:  May 14, 2012
    Deadline for proposals:  June 4, 2012, Noon
    Winners announced:  June 14, 2012
    Detailed drawings:  July 30, 2012
    Offsite construction period:  September 12 to 18, 2012
    Parking Day Installations open:  September 19 to 30, 2012

    A maximum of four winning entries will be selected by the following jury:
    • Marion Klinnert, Port Credit BIA Board & Beautification Committee Chair
    • Marion Morewood, Port Credit BIA Chair & Parking Committee Chair
    • Helena Grdadolnik, Public Art Coordinator, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
    • Steve Barrett, Manager, Transportation Asset Management, City of Mississauga
    • David Anselmi, Senior VP, Development and Sustainability for Parc Downsview Park Inc & Mississauga Urban Design Panel member
    • Stuart Keeler, Artist & Curator, Art Gallery Mississauga
    • Joseph Rumi, Director, Rumi Galleries


    Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar.

    For the full competition details pdf

  3. New Cathedral Notre Dame de l’Assomption, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

    May 9, 2012 by architectural competitions

    An international design competition was launched on April 15, 2012 expected to produce a design that will inform the reconstruction of Notre Dame de l’Assomption, the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Port-au-Prince, Haiti destroyed 2 years ago.

    In an article appearing in the current issue of Faith&Form, a magazine dedicated to the architecture of places of worship, Mgr Guire Poulard, Archbishop of Port-au-Prince calls on architects of the world to offer their ideas for building a new cathedral. He writes that the “ideal design must engage the future and celebrate life.”  He continues in noting that a successful plan “must be mindful of the past and memorialize the thousands who died and were injured in the earthquake of January 12, 2010”

    Prize Awards
    • First Place, US$12,000
    • Second Place, US$8,000
    • Third Place, US$5,000

    You will be able to sign up for an account on April 15. Entries can be submitted from October 15, to November 15, 2012.

    Details of the competition open to architects of the world are provided on the site at  The site also contains historical information and other data on the destroyed structure and construction site.

    For more information write to


  4. 2012 Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition

    May 7, 2012 by architectural competitions

    If you’re a design professional or a student of design, we invite you to submit your best rendering to the Inspired Visions Global Rendering Competition. Designers from anywhere in the world are welcome to participate, and you can enter in one of three categories:

    * Rendering with Renderworks 2012
    * Rendering with CINEMA 4D
    * Monochromatic model (rendered in Renderworks 2012 or CINEMA 4D)


    We’ll award a prize to the “Fan Favorite” so remember to vote for your favorite entry!

    The winner in each category will receive $2,500 USD. In addition, winners will be included in an official media announcement and will also be featured on Planet Vectorworks, and on the Nemetschek Vectorworks and MAXON social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
    In addition, the public will select their “Fan Favorite” from all entries, which will be posted on the competition’s website. Voting will take place directly on the site.

    The winner in each category will receive $2,500 USD. Winners will be included in an official media announcement and will also be featured on Planet Vectorworks, and on the Nemetschek Vectorworks and MAXON social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

    Submission round: April 16, 2012  – August 16, 2012
    Voting round: April 16, 2012 – August 16, 2012

    To enter, vote or learn more about the competition, visit

  5. EXHIBITION.01 A competition for the design of an architecture exhibition

    May 4, 2012 by architectural competitions

    This competition seeks to encourage suggestions and solutions to the elusive combination between the creation of an architectural-spatial experience in the space of the architecture gallery, a predefined space with clear characteristics, combined with the contents of an exhibition containing architectural and/or design work by the planners. This exhibition must combine two seemingly disparate themes – the presentation of a pre-selected body of work in the gallery space; the creation of an architectural and spatial experience examining the purpose and abilities of the gallery of architecture, a dedicated physical space, and its continuing purposeful role in contemporary times.


    15 April 2012: First announcement
    29 April 2012: Meeting and tour at gallery
    4 May 2012: Meeting and tour at gallery
    13 May 2012: End of early registration
    3 June 2012: End of registration, Final Q&A date
    21 June 2012: Submission deadline
    July – August 2012: Competition exhibition at gallery
    October = November 2012: Exhibition of winning proposal at gallery

    This is an open, anonymous single-stage competition. The jury shall select one competition winner. Three honorable mentions will also be awarded. The winning proposal will be awarded be given the opportunity to create and exhibit the winning proposal at the gallery. This shall include:

    1. Use of the gallery space for a period of 6 weeks for the exhibition.
    2. An exhibition budget of NIS 20,000 (+VAT; approx. EUR4,000) for all production expenses.
    3. The production of a 48-page exhibition catalogue, in the gallery’s standard format. (1,000 copy print run; 750 copies will be given to the competition winner)
    The honorable mentions shall receive no additional prize.
    For the complete brief and call for participants, visit

  6. Ecological Car Park – SHANGHAI

    May 2, 2012 by architectural competitions

    The program challenges participants to design a NEW Ecological Car-Park in Shanghai to respond to the chronic shortage of car parking spaces in the city with ecology at its core. The proposal should incorporate at least the following spaces clearly detailed and justified as participants are free to decide on the ratio, size and location of the Project:

    • Access
    • Parking
    • Circulation
    • Payment
    • Services
    • Security
    • Lighting & Illumination

    Total Area: Open to participants.

    The city’s location on the flat alluvial plain has meant that new skyscrapers must be built with deep concrete piles to stop them from sinking into the soft ground.

    It is the organiser’s intention for this stage (Stage 1) of the competition to be as design constraints free as possible to allow competitors’ ideas for the chosen site and designs to be as creative and test the boundaries of what is possible. However exciting and challenging the creative opportunity presented within such few parameters may be, it is equally important that any proposal exhibit an amount of functionality and viability.


    • Architects
    • Architecture Graduates
    • Architecture Students
    • Team (Architects, Architecture Graduates, Architecture Students )
    • Inter-Disciplinary Teams (engineers, designers in-conjunction with an architect).

    Submissions can be the work of an individual or a group up to 4 members (architects, architecture graduates or architecture students etc) between the age of 18 and 45 years of age at the time of registration. Registration and participation in the competition implies an immediate acceptance by entrants of all terms & conditions governing the site and competition.
    Category: Car Park + Marina
    Fee Classification: Special Registration
    Registration Fee: $100.00 USD
    Competition Opened: Monday, April 02, 2012
    Competition Closes: Friday, August 24, 2012

    More information