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Architecture Contests

2018/19 FENTRESS GLOBAL CHALLENGE: RE-ENVISIONING THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING FOR THE YEAR 2075

Global commerce and the unprecedented demand for travel and have resulted in the proliferation of airports around the world. In their short history, terminal buildings have been criticized for employing generic architectural forms that are unapologetically disconnected from their context and cultural identity. ..

Total Prize: $16,000

2019 Pollinator House Design-Build Competition

This is an Open, One-stage, Design-Build competition in which entrants are asked to deliver a functional, contemporary pollinator house to be auctioned off to support both GBN and BAF’s programs.

SKYHIVE 2019 SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

The SKYHIVE 2019 Skyscraper Challenge is the second annual architecture competition which searches out the latest and greatest designs for an iconic high rise structure. Participants of the SKYHIVE Challenge are tasked with creating a concept for a state-of-the-art tower that breaks the norm.

Total Prize: $6,000

ABU DHABI FLAMINGO OBSERVATION TOWER INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in Abu Dhabi is home to a uniquely diverse ecosystem. The artificial wetlands were created in the heart of the Middle East, on the East of Abu Dhabi island, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Covering a total area of 5 km2, the reserve is comprised of wetlands, salt flats knowns as sabkhas, and fossilized sand dunes.

Total Prize: $6,000

GAUJA NATIONAL PARK FOOTBRIDGE – INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

Spanning over 917 km2, the Gauja National Park in Vidzeme is the largest national park in Latvia, a country known for its low population density and vast areas of natural forests. The park takes its name from the Gauja River Valley and was one of Latvia’s first national parks, established in 1973, but with a history of tourism supposedly dating back to the 19th century.

Total Prize: $6,000

Creative Conscience Awards 2019

The Creative Conscience Awards welcome projects by students and graduates (of up to two years) from any creative discipline. The deadline for 2018 has now passed, but we’ll be launching the 2019 awards at the end of this year. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (of up to six), and can choose your own issue to tackle or work from one of our exciting briefs.

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION PAVILOSTA POET HUTS

The small port town of Pavilosta is located on the western coast of Latvia, at the mouth of the Saka river in Courland. Known for its long sandy beach and idyllic Baltic Sea waters, the town is a popular tourist destination, and is populated with seafaring locals from tenacious fishermen to some of the world’s toughest windsurfers.

Total Prize: $6,000

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION ROME COLLECTIVE LIVING CHALLENGE

Rome is one of the least affordable cities in the world due to a number of reasons. The lingering influence of corruption, mixed with a market flooded with so-called “micro-apartments” - tiny properties with just 10, 7 or even 4 square metres of floor space - has created quite the predicament for those looking to live in Rome on a budget.

Total Prize: $6.000

2018-2019 TIMBER IN THE CITY: Urban Habitat Competition International Student Design Competition

The competition challenges participants to re-imagine a vacant waterfront site in Queens, New York, as a vibrant and vanguard model of healthy, biophilic living for the future of the city.

Total Prize: $40,000

Architecture Contests

What?

In architectural contests, it is expected from the contestants to design structures, places, objects, sometimes even plants or trees on the roads in daily life based on a certain rule or beauty, or in terms of functionality. In line with the rules set by the institutions, architects and many people from different professions can participate in architectural contests.

When it comes to architectural contests, when a furniture or a building project designs are requested, it is also expected to design the layout of trees, structure and shape of the trees on the sidewalks in the streets. There is a wide range of architectural contests. Building design is more subjective comparing to these.

The key factors in architectural contests are Technical Functionality and Ergonomic Functionality. Even though the jury’s attention is drawn with the original designs made in the first stage, all functions should be done correctly in the second stage. Ergonomic and technically binding criteria on one side, design on the other side. It’s hard to put them together, but of course it’s possible.

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Architectural contests are important opportunities for designers in terms of their career and improvement.

Why?

Brands can sometimes organize architecturalcontests to see different perspectives, and other times to make profit commercially.

Some institutions can organize architecturalcontests only in order to improve the art of architecturalor to raise awareness on social responsibility topics.

Who?

Architecturalcontests may be organized by several kinds of organizations like brands, companies, associations, educational institutions etc. Architecturalcontests can be held open to professionals, students or public.

Awards

Architectural contests often have awards for winners. Awards may be moral (scholarship, certificate) or material. The owners of the awards can sometimes be determined by the jury assigned by the contest owner and sometimes by voting.