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December, 2012

  1. Bike Base Trimo Urban Crash 2013

    December 12, 2012 by architectural competitions

    The 2013 competition invites students to design a unique public venue – a Bike Service and Coffee Shop called the Bike Base, executed with Trimo materials, applying the paradigm of modular architecture in the aspect of self-sufficiency and sustainabilty. The winning project will be erected on a designated plot donated by the City of Ljubljana.

    Trimo Urban Crash is a competition for undergraduate/diploma students of architecture and design. The competition awards the best project with its permanent realisation on location while the author also receives a summer school at the AA School in London, UK. The finalists will be awarded with a place in the study trip and workshop in Slovenia and representation in the catalogue.

    Deadline for the competition project submission is 31 January 2013. Solutions can be submitted on-line exclusively, via an on-line form at We will accept solutions received via the on-line form by midnight 31 January 2013, CET at the latest.

    The guidelines and materials are available free of charge to registered users, at


    December 10, 2012 by architectural competitions

    Open International Design Competition on Project of Belvedere (observation deck) for Nikola-Lenivets Park

    : Nikola-Lenivets, Dzerzhinsky District, Kaluga region, Russia
    Organizers: Festival of Landscape Objects ARCHSTOYANIE and NIKOLA-LENIVETS Project
    Subject: design and construction of observation deck/belvedere
    Entry submission closing: January 15, 2013
    Duration of project implementation: 3 months
    Participants: artists and architects

    Nikola-Lenivets Project and Archstoyanie Festival announce the competition for Nikola’s Belvedere art object which is meant to become one of the main landmarks in Nikola-Lenivets. The competition’s objectives include design and construction of observation deck/belvedere which will connect composition-wise Rotunda by Brodsky and Arch by Bernaskoni art objects into a uniform architectural ensemble and will become the high-rise dominant of Versailles Park. The main function of the belvedere is to let one see the panoramic view of the landscape from above.
    The competition is held in two stages. First the Expert Council revises submitted layout projects and selects 10 shortlisted entries. After the shortlisted drafts are completed, the Jury, on the basis of experts’ advice, will determine the finalist of the competition. The winner will be rewarded a cash prize of 2,500 euro and provided with funding for the belvedere’s construction. The new art object will be presented at the Festival Archstoyanie 2013. Summer.

    Jury: Nikolay Polissky, Alexander Konstantinov, Anton Kochurkin, Boris Bernaskoni.

    Expert Council: Julia Bychkova, Inna Prilezhaeva, Anna Shchetinina, Vasily Kopeyko, Maria Troshina, Alexey Muratov, Maxim Nogotkov.

    Nikola-Lenivets Project is an innovative project for Russia; through artistic and socio-cultural practices it brings new life and development to Nikola-Lenivets village and nature history reserve Ugra in Kaluga region. It is a space for dialogue and fruitful cooperation of famous artists, architects, local residents and the environment. The history of the project started 20 years ago with the first large-scale installations of Nikolay Polissky. Today the names of such famous architects as A.Brodsky, Y.Grigoryan, B.Bernaskoni, T.Kuzembaev, E.Asse, A.Geuze are connected with Nikola-Lenivets.

    Festival of Landscape Objects Archstoyanie is the first Russian project which has suggested new approach to park and agricultural territories development by means of creative practices. The first Archstoyanie Festival was held in 2006 at the instigation of the artist Nikolay Polissky – since then the festival takes place annually. Festival’s organizers are Anton Kochurkin, Julia Bychkova, Inna Prilezhaeva (Land Practice).

    Versailles Park is an independent landscape project of Archstoyanie Festival in Nikola-Lenivets, which started in 2009. Versailles Park is being developed by the festival team together with the landscape bureau Wagon Landscaping (France) with support from Versailles’ National School of Gardening / Ecole National Superieure de Paysage (France).


    December 9, 2012 by architectural competitions

    This is a NO FEE design competition available exclusively for architecture and design students currently enrolled in an accredited university in North America. Brought to you by the Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association [NELMA], this competition is designed to celebrate building and designing with one of North America’s most historic species, Eastern White Pine.

    First Prize: $750 + 1 Night Accommodation in Boston for the Awards + Featured Article in the Eastern White Pine Monographs
    Second Prize: $500 + Featured Article in the Eastern White Pine Monographs
    Third Prize: $250

    2013 Design Challenge:

    Re-imagine the use of Eastern White Pine in the modern classroom.

    How can we bring the outside in to stimulate the educational experience?
    How would a more nature-accented design create a more inspirational space to learn?
    How would you feature Eastern White Pine in the modern classroom?
    Consider the applications for a library, an outdoor educational center, or as a design accent for, or feature of, a traditional classroom.
    Challenge the status quo of industrial, educational design by embracing wood [Eastern White Pine] when designing an inspiring educational environment.

    Registration- December 31, 2012
    Submissions- March 1, 2013
    Award Notification – March 30, 2013
    Award Ceremony – April 5, 2013

    visit for more design parameters, submission requirements, high-resolution images and to register for this competition.

  4. Triumph Pavilion – Summer 2013 – LONDON

    December 7, 2012 by architectural competitions

    Triumph Pavilion – LONDON (Summer Showcase Pavilion)

    Museum Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA, England, United Kingdom next to the V&A Museum of Childhood.


    To design a freestanding transportable temporary contemporary showcase Pavilion that reflects peace and its unique location. The Pavilion will reflect a peaceful space, encourage hope and highlight the need for ecological and sustainable architecture and design principles.

    It should provide an inspirational space where visiting architects, designers, families or general public can stand, seat around to admire, embrace diversity and engage with each other to share discussions about design, importance and benefits of peace and co-existence or other stories in a peaceful setting.

    This year’s Triumph Pavilion entitled “The Peace Pavilion” will be dedicated to the newly created South and North nations of Sudan as we encourage a peaceful future through architecture.

    The planned Pavilion structure will be designed by a selected architect or design team through our Pavilion competition and our panel will select a project winner from the submitted entries that most satisfies the brief and is befitting of the Museum Gardens.

    Pavilion should not exceed 4 meters in height and 20 square meters in area.

    01 April 2013

    Completed and in place by 12 May 2013

    The winning individual or project team may be assigned to an architectural office or co-architect to collaborate with to further develop the construction drawings and prepare it for construction where the individual or team lacks the experience. It is to be built on a site elsewhere and assembled or placed in position in the Gardens.

    One Registration per Project Proposal. Each proposal is assigned a Unique Registration Number (URN).

    Every entrant shall be required to pay an entry fee as follows:
    o Special Registration: from 31st October 00:00 (GMT) to 16th November 2012 23:59 (GMT)
    o Early Registration: from 17th November 00:00 (GMT) to 13th December 2012 23:59 (GMT)
    o Standard Registration: from 14th December 00:00 (GMT) to 27th February 2013 23:59 (GMT)
    o Late Registration: from 28th February 00:00 (GMT) to 08th March 2013 23:59 (GMT)

    All deadlines are 23:59 Hours (GMT)

    Architecture graduates
    Architecture students
    Team of architects
    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.
    Registration and participation in the competition implies an immediate acceptance by entrants of all terms & conditions governing the site and competition.

    Employees, consultants, agents of ArchTriumph.
    Employees, partners, friends, family, personnel, office practice or studios associated with any of the panel.
    Persons who have taken part in the organisation of the Competition or the writing of the architectural brief.
    Persons involved in the establishment or in the preparation of the program (including any feasibility for the Competition site or topic).

    Participants must be aged between 18 or over on date of registration for this competition.

    08 March 2013 ———————————– Closing Date for Proposal Submission.


  5. Crisis Buster Grants

    December 5, 2012 by architectural competitions

    Why is architecture different to building?

    The third Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer, is announcing a crisis-busting ideas grant for Lisbon, in a direct response to the catastrophic social impacts of recession and the cultural and civic deficit created in crisis-ridden Europe.

    The Triennale will provide a number of small grants from €500 – € 2,500 (five hundred to two-thousand five hundred Euros) to individuals or teams presenting proposals for funding, part-funding or start-up funding for civic projects in the city of Lisbon. The grants reflect the existing entrepreneurial and social spirit that has emerged in the city during the crisis and we hope they will encourage more ideas to start-up in Portugal and beyond.

    The Triennale sees this as an opportunity for architectural thinking and ideas to be applied on a small scale to the city, to support and to give visibility to existing local projects. We hope that the start-up ideas we support can not only attempt to solve problems, produce exciting, beautiful or meaningful contributions to the city, but also inspire others to read, understand and replicate them.

    The goal of the Crisis Buster grant programme is to generate innovative, useful, productive and long-term ideas which, through spatial, written, cultural or other means, address civic issues in the city of Lisbon. The grant also exists to support and promote existing initiatives.

    More information and guidelines at

  6. TIA – Tianjin International Airport

    December 3, 2012 by architectural competitions

    China is rapidly becoming a very sought-after tourist destination and the government is investing in the construction of new airports to open up all regions of the country and to improve both communications and trade. Currently there are over 40 airports at various stages of construction and in a few years when these are complete China will have several airports able to compete as major hubs in Asia.
    Tianjin is located in Northern China along the west coast of the Bohai Gulf, looking out to Shandong and Liaoning, bordered by Beijing 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the northwest, and except for the east, is surrounded on all sides by Hebei. Tianjin’s prosperity proved a lure for Western trading nations. In 1856 British and French troops used the boarding of a British ship by Chinese troops in search of pirates as an excuse to attack the forts guarding the Haihe River. The defeated Chinese were forced to sign the 1858 Treaty of Tianjin, which opened the port to foreign trade and to the sale of opium. Other European nations and Japan followed, establishing distinctive independent concessions on the riverside areas, each with a distinctive architectural style — variously English Victorian, Italian Roman style streets, French chateaux styles, and German Bavarian villas.

    Tianjin became a center of urban modernization and internationalism in the early years of the 20th century. Hotels like the Astor received famous guests such as Herbert Hoover and Sun Yat-sen, and one of China’s first lifts was installed there in 1924. Meanwhile, heavy silting of the Haihe River led to construction of a new port at Tanggu, 50 km downriver, as Tianjin lost its character as a major port city. The 1976 Tangshan earthquake caused extensive damage to the city, and it was closed to foreign visitors until repairs were completed. The establishment of the Tianjin Economic and Development Area was a major spur to investment and economic revitalization.

    December 20, 2012: Special registration deadline
    December 21, 2012: Early registration begins
    January 15, 2013: Early registration deadline
    January 16, 2013: Late registration begins
    February 15, 2013: Late registration deadline
    February 28, 2013: Project submission deadline
    March 10, 2013: Jury meeting – Evaluation period begins
    April 30, 2013 : Winners’ announcement


  7. The Monumental Competition

    December 2, 2012 by architectural competitions

    The Proposal is Simple: Make the most provocative monumental JPEG or Animated GIF using the subject matter of your choice.

    Image Submission Requirements: Please email your submissions to the Reality Cues Librarian ( in JPEG or GIF formats, at 900xp wide. Include a title and your name to be posted along with your image. Multiple entries can be submitted. All submissions will be published at

    Submissions due by: December 16, 2012
    Winners will be announced: January 15, 2012

    First Prize – Animated GIF: Complete set of 7 of the new Reality Cues Action Figures
    First Prize – JPEG: Complete set of 7 of the new Reality Cues Action Figures
    Second Prize: 3 Reality Cues Action Figures
    Third Prize: 1 Reality Cues Action Figure
    (Jury may announce special awards of their own)

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