SKYHIVE 2019 SKYSCRAPER CHALLENGE

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

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.
Participants are encouraged to incorporate new technologies and materials in their designs, as well as unique aesthetics and spatial organisations. Special consideration is also given to designs that implement innovations in sustainable systems, as well as those that look to solve economic, social, and cultural problems through the establishment of new architectural methods.
The annual SKYHIVE Challenge is a platform to examine the relationship between skyscrapers and the natural world, the community, and the city as a whole. It is important that designs show consideration for the impact on the surrounding environment, as well as how the increase in inhabitants will affect the current infrastructure, pollution levels, economic division, and urban sprawl.

Competition participants are allowed to interpret the competition brief however they choose, in the most creative way possible. The SKYHIVE Challenge is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to potentially rewrite the definition of the modern-day skyscraper.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

 

More: skyhive2019.beebreeders.com

 

Total Prize: $6,000

ABU DHABI FLAMINGO OBSERVATION TOWER INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

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.

The reserve has become an oasis of animal and plant life, attracting innumerable species of diverse wildlife to settle within the wetlands. This includes abundant plant and aquatic life as well as over 250 species of birds, most notably the spectacular flock of flamingos that call the wetlands home.

The Abu Dhabi Flamingo Observation Tower competition is looking to celebrate these magnificent creatures by tasking participants with designing a new observation tower for the reserve. As the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has expressed an interest in the construction of this tower, designs will need to be both in keeping with the look and purpose of the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, while having the potential to become an iconic landmark in its own right.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

PRIZES

3 winning proposals and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of US $6,000 in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – US $3,000
2nd Prize – US $1,500
3rd Prize – US $500
+ 6 honourable mentions

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500
More information about the special awards at flamingotower.beebreeders.com.

 

More: flamingotower.beebreeders.com

 

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.

Example Briefs

Our awards scheme searches for exciting projects with a focus on social impact. You can enter anything you like, as long as the project fits into one of our Impact Themes. We also have some exciting briefs that give a starting point if you feel you need it, tackling some of the most relevant issues that our world faces today. This years deadlines have passed, but feel free to download the briefs for your own personal projects, or to start working early on an entry for the 2019 awards. Shortlisted projects are judged by a panel of industry experts based on your creative approach and the potential impact of your project.

Open Brief Background

If you have an issue that you are passionate about, that you believe could help change the world in a positive way you could enter it under our Open Brief. You could identify something that isn’t working for you about the world around you and look for a solution. We’re interested however big or small your ideas are. We are looking for solutions and provocations that will call people to action and can lead to genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. The themes you might wish to explore can be broad and varied. Past projects have included design solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, campaigns & products against FGM, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living – to list just a few subject areas.

Open Brief Challenge

The Open Brief is your chance to create a project that deals with any issue you’re passionate about solving. Identify something that isn’t working in the world around you and look for a solution, however big or small. We’re looking for solutions and provocations that have the potential to provoke action and have a genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. Past projects have included creative solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living and much more.

Mental Health Background

Negative experiences happen in all of our lives: difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities, or a significant setback for example. Mental health can affect anyone. There are many ways we can cope with mental illness: establishing and maintaining relationships, discussing our issues and taking action when possible, however there are stigmas surrounding mental health that we unfortunately need to tackle.

Mental Health Challenge

How can you use your creative skills to aid those with mental health issues? If your life or the life of those around you has been touched by mental health issues, then use these experiences as possible entry points into the brief and as a means of research to explore potential routes and solutions. The challenge really is boundless in however you want to approach it, all we ask is that the outcome is optimistic and empowering towards the audience. Let’s open up and tackle this issue head on to create some real positive change in the world. Here are some useful links to start you off: Movember Onemindinstitute CentreforglobalmentalhealthMind.org.uk

Equality Background

Equality is a human right. Both men and women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Whether this be gender equality as a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty: empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole communities, improving the prospects for the next generation. Or more general human rights for minorities, those under threat of being suppressed or living in fear because of who they are or what they believe.

Equality Challenge

Can you think of a way to change current behaviours and inspire people to understand the value brought by treating everyone equally? You may simply want to raise awareness, or perhaps you can think of a way to actively change human behaviour and understanding. Here are some useful links to start you off: Global Goals Rightsinfo Cause2create Creativeequals

Refugee Crisis Background

This brief has been set in partnership with Help Refugees The most basic requirements for refugees to regain their independence are housing, language and employment. Without housing, people become destitute; without the ability to speak the local language, it is very difficult to get a job; without employment independence is almost impossible.

Refugee Crisis Challenge

How can we creatively support the empowerment of refugees in host countries, and improve their access to opportunities? Local language: classes can be expensive and restrictive in terms of the amount that you can study, when and where. What creative solutions could help with this? Employment: refugee unemployment in the UK is 50%, and many refugees are overqualified for the jobs they take. How can we find creative ways to increase people’s chances of finding meaningful work quickly? Integration: how can we build bridges with local communities? Can you find ways to keep community at the heart of these proposals? Empowerment: Can you consider innovative ways for Help Refugees to raise more funds to allow us to do more for empowerment projects? *96p from every pound raised already goes straight to our projects on the ground.

Conscious Consumption Background

We can’t continue to consume and buy ‘stuff’ at our current rate without serious consequences. ‘The story of stuff’ tells us why.

Conscious Consumption Challenge

The Conscious Consumption brief is an opportunity to create solutions to help re-direct our worlds trajectory towards self-destruction. This could explore themes on not just what we consume, but how and why. Where do the things we consume come from, and what are their impact e.g. environmental, psychological and/or societal. What methods could we use to design products that are sustainable and have a minimal or even positive ecological impact? And what would these products be? How could mindsets be shifted (especially in first world countries) away from misguided, and damaging purchasing habits? Why do we consume, and what are the often overlooked motivations for consumption – and are there ways we can nurture or redirect these energies? The solutions to these questions should aim to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, so we can consciously consume.

Examples

  • Creating materials/products that do not cause harm to us and our environment (e.g. cradle to cradle)
  • Designing new systems (Donut and sharing economies are examples of this)
  • How can we educate and inform people about their choices in a fun, exciting and positive way.

Reference brands: Patagonia, Fairphones and Rubymoon

The awards ceremony and beyond

If you’re a winner you will receive an invite to our awards ceremony, hosted in London in July. At the ceremony you’ll get to mingle with creatives and professionals from complimentary organisations as well as other winners. Your winning work will be displayed on our site, plus you’ll be invited to be part of the Creative Conscience Collective – a platform to communicate with other winners, past and present, and where exclusive events and opportunities are shared. Beyond the awards, we also help to bring the brightest and most innovative projects to life though our Impact scheme. Providing contacts and mentorship, we support you with your project helping to create tangible impact in the world.

 

More: creativeconscience.org.uk

 

INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION ROME COLLECTIVE LIVING CHALLENGE

COMPETITION INTRODUCTION

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.

As major cities are becoming less affordable, they are also becoming more lonely, with individuals feeling more isolated and separated from each other than ever. The concept of collective living has existed for hundreds of years, and is only just beginning to re-emerge in western societies. Communities are created through intentional architecture which creates shared spaces in which residents interact in numerous different ways, from sharing meals and socialising to sharing the burden of child care.

For the Rome Collective Living Challenge, participants are tasked with designing a concept for affordable housing in Rome that fits the ideals of a co-living lifestyle. This competition is a chance for architecture enthusiasts to conceive an entirely new way of living, one that experiments with the concept of low-income housing as a collective. Rather than rolling out hundreds of new tiny apartments in Rome’s city centre, collective living could offer something more than just an affordable place to live; a community to live in within the hustle and bustle of Italy’s capital.

Designs should be minimal in their requirements of land and materials so that they could potentially be rolled out across the city to increase housing stock capacity. No minimum size or amount of the residential units per block has been set, and proposals should be flexible enough to adapt to different locations, sizes, and inhabitant capacity requirements.

There are no pre-selected competition sites and so participants are free to choose any appropriate theoretical site in Rome. A key factor that participants must keep in mind for the Rome Collective Living Challenge is that this is not a simple housing solution – rather it is a new concept in community living, and would need to be developed following the co-living principles.

Download full competition brief for more information!

Competition is open to all. No professional qualification is required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum). Correspondence with organizers must be conducted in English; All information submitted by participants must be in English.

 

PRIZES

  • 1ST PRIZE US $3,000 Publications Certificate of Achievement
  • 2ND PRIZE US $1,500 Publications Certificate of Achievement
  • 3RD PRIZE US $500 Publications Certificate of Achievement

BB Student Award – US $500
BB Green Award – US $500

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Early Bird Registration: OCTOBER 30 – DECEMBER 11
Advance Registration: DECEMBER 12 – FEBRUARY 15
Last Minute Registration: FEBRUARY 16 – APRIL 19

Closing date for registration: APRIL 19, 2019
Closing date for submission: JUNE 6, 2019 (11:59 pm GMT)

Announcement of the winners: JULY 4, 2019

More: romechallenge.beebreeders.com
Total Prize: $6,000

2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The Awards, now in its eleventh year, is a globally recognized competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.

The Awards invites entries from the world’s top designers, architects and food and beverage space operators. The competition is open to international projects launched or renovated between the January 1st and December 31st, 2018.

About them

Now in its eleventh year, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces

Entries from over 70 countries cover every imaginable space; From ships to airports, museums to burger vans, from revered Michelin-starred establishments to the fleeting dynamism of pop-ups.

The judges are the most influential global personalities from hospitality, design and lifestyle media and have previously included the Editor in Chief of Wallpaper*, Marcus Wareing and Thomas Heatherwick.

The Awards are followed by over 40,000 of the most influential architects, designers, hospitality professionals and lifestyle media from around the globe.

The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards receives regular press coverage from the world’s most influential design, hospitality and lifestyle press including AD Magazine, Elle Decor, Vogue Living, Dezeen and many more.

If you want to know more about us, the awards or the rolling program of events; Connect with us via our social media channels or via our contact page.

Connecting people

We offer an annual program of unique opportunities to network and connect with the most influential restaurant, bar and hotel designers and their clients in the UK and globally.

As part of this program we organise a series of Restaurant & Bar Design Talks throughout the year. Each event is held at an innovative food and beverage space and are hosted by both the venue’s designer and their client. The events are attended by the region’s most influential designers, hospitality operators and our partners/sponsors.

The Awards

The highlight of our year is the awards ceremony. Each event is individually themed and is a unique celebration of the amazing work entered throughout the year.

Leading industry professionals award prizes for the best work as voted by our panel of internationally recognised judges. The event is more than a prize giving ceremony and offers some of the best socialising and networking opportunities in the industry. This year’s event will be held in Central London at the beginning of October 2019.

Categories

With a broad range of categories we cover every aspect of food and beverage space design

Please note that awards categories have changed this year (from previous format).


Projects by type

The following categories can be entered by UK and International projects.

For each category there will be two shortlists and two winners, one for UK entries and one for international entries.

This means that UK entries will be judged against other UK entries and international entries judged against other international entries.

  • Surface Interiors 
  • Cafe
  • Identity 
  • Lighting
  • Ceiling 
  • Colour 
  • Hotel
  • Murals & Grafiti
  • Luxury 
  • Heritage building
  • Fast Casual
  • Multiple Restaurant
  • In another space
  • Standalone rest
  • Pop Up
  • Biophilic Design 

Projects by region

The following categories can be entered by UK and International projects, based on their regional location.

For each category there will be one shortlist and one winner.

  • UK Bar
  • UK Restaurant
  • Europe Bar
  • Europe Restaurant
  • Asia Bar
  • Asia Rest
  • Americas Bar
  • Americas Restaurant
  • Australia Bar
  • Australia Restaurant
  • Middle East Bar
  • Middle East Restaurant

 

More: restaurantandbardesignawards.com

 

KINDERGARTEN REHABILITATION IN BOLIVIA

INTRODUCTION

Bolivia is a South American country enjoying a central position with no less than five neighbors: Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Well known for having the highest capital city in the world (La Paz: administrative capital), its territory is deeply shaped by its geography. There are two main areas: the plains with a tropical or desert climate — depending on the region, and the high plateaus.  The latter is called the Altiplano, varying between 3500m and 4000m in altitude, and boasts some of the highest peaks in the world. These two elements reflect in the culture and behaviour of Bolivians. Depending on the region, they identify themselves as «cambas» (inhabitants of the plains) or «kollas» (inhabitants of the highlands), each with very specific characteristics and identity.

Bolivia is a society with a very diverse culture. Its traditions are those of the largest indigenous population in South America. The strategic position of the altiplano with its historic trade routes makes this region the cultural cradle of South America.

Almost 95% of the population is Christian. However, the Christian religion is mixed with many Inca or Aymara beliefs, which are the most represented indigenous groups.

Today, mestizos (individuals of indigenous and Spanish descent) represent the majority of the population, but more than 20% of the population is still indigenous.

Composed of about 11 million inhabitants, the country is divided into three main cities: Sucre, which is the constitutional capital, La Paz, which is the administrative capital, and Santa Cruz, the country’s largest city, now the economic centre, thanks in particular to its hydrocarbon exploitation.

The country has undergone a period of profound political, economic and social change since the election of the first president of indigenous origin: Evo Morales, who launched many social reforms.

Despite the changes in recent years, more than 5 million people live below the poverty line with a wide disparity between urban and rural areas where the poverty rate is very high. Faced with this situation, TECHO Bolivia works in the district of La Arboleda de Fatima in the suburbs of Santa Cruz. Their goal is to give as many families as possible a decent housing. After several diagnoses in this neighbourhood, another observation emerged: there is need for a daycare centre to improve the quality of life of families. A daycare centre would allow parents to work without leaving their children alone at home and allow elders to go to school when parents are working. In this context, ARCHsharing, in collaboration with TECHO Bolivia, organizes the competition «Kindergarten Rehabilitation in Bolivia».

THE COMPETITION

In this context, ARCHsharing proposes, in partnership with the humanitarian association TECHO Bolivia, the construction of a kindergarten in a district on the periphery of the city of Santa Cruz. Located in the district of La Arboleda de Fatima, the project will have to meet many social, constructive and economic challenges while offering the children of the district a playful and quality place. Today, the demand in this neighbourhood represents more than 500 children between the ages of 2 and 5 who do not have access to a kindergarten.

The project site is located within the perimeter of the La Arboleda de Fatima district school. Its strategic location will allow students to accompany their younger siblings to the kindergarten and no longer miss school days for they have to look after them when parents can’t.

The site includes two disused buildings that used to form the old school, as well as a large covered sports field that is rarely used today. In order to accommodate as many children as permissible, a rehabilitation of the two existing buildings and a 100m2 extension will be necessary. A landscaping proposal will complete the project to provide an outdoor courtyard for children.

SITE

The kindergarten will be in the abandoned school of the district of La Arboleda de Fatima. Located within the boundaries of the new primary and secondary school, the site is composed of two buildings to renovate and a covered football field.

The two existing buildings are in a bad condition, they can’t be use as it is for security or comfort reasons. That’s why a rehabilitation strategy is asked.

The project area is delimited by the school compound and the separation wall between the new and the old school. Currently the old school no longer has any use and the football field is rarely used because another one is available in the playground.

Donwload Brief En

 

More: arch-sharing.com

 

Total Prize: €3,000

North Design Union Headquarters – Architecture Design Competition 2019

Brief

When we enter to the information age, science and technology makes a revolutionary progress in our daily life and working mode. With the dramatic change of lifestyle and urban re-centralization, interactive and flexible building clusters become more accessible to inspire staff and search for excellent partners for them. Thus, innovation, integration and mutual benefit become key points of such industry centers.

Undoubtedly, design practitioners are one of groups who are demanding in spatial use. Designers will create more possibilities for space and realize them after reviewing explosive information and integrating them reasonably.

Under such a condition, designers’ working environment and industrial chains’ requirements will lead and be worked as prototypes among all industries, which represent endless possibilities yet different from all industries.

In the near future, NDU will introduce and foster new generation of comprehensive design talents with international influence and strong ingenuity. Then, traditional headquarters and office buildings become barriers to design thinking.

Adaptability is the most important feature in design industry. Meanwhile complete cooperative mechanism, perfect match among industry chains, endless possibilities of industry expansion, strong interaction, and instant information spread also play significant roles in designing modern space to meet people’s requirements. It is undoubted that such a design center will gather around enterprises from different fields, which will generate huge polymerization effect.

One certain space can be worked as a gallery, a lecture hall or an office depending on different period and users. In that case, public space like meeting rooms, guest rooms and libraries can be shared in various ways which can minimize personal costs and double the utilization efficiency. Besides, people will improve their working efficiency when sharing information through more interaction.

Also, North Design Union plans to build buildings for design research in the industrial park to promote Chentang Slef Innovation Demonstration District and makes it a cluster for design industry.

By 2020, North Design Union will become one of the most influential demonstration unions, which gathers design industries. And Hexi District will be the most powerful national demonstration district featuring in strong capability, sustainability and friendliness in North China.

And by 2025, the international design center will be built in north with high quality along with innovative design industrial chain. Accordingly, the cooperative mechanism and service platform of NDU will be improved, which will expand industrial chain and value chain of enterprises in the union and make their demands match with each other more efficiently.

So what will be the future headquarters for design industry? How it can meet above demands? What are the style, space and spatial order of the headquarters when we enter to the future information age?

Challenge

2019 North Design Union Headquarters – Architecture Design Competition is looking for design teams who can break the traditional spatial mode of office buildings and redefine the headquarters for design industry. Based on internet sharing economy and interactive working mode, designers shall design innovative office mode by integrating interdisciplinary ideas ranging from user interface, ecology, interaction, industry chain integration, marketing and cooperation. Your design scheme shall include necessary functional spaces and affiliated functional spaces.

Necessary space:

Open offices;

Independent offices;

Dining space;

Research space;

Exhibition room;

Lecture hall;

AV room;

Meeting room;

Gymnasium;

Resting room;

Reading room.

Above spaces can be overlapped or merged depending on different requirements. And according to the design concept, designers shall arrange space combination and establish spatial relationship to meet the design requirements. (For example, NDU may need BIM research center or environmental protection research center where energy efficiency, smart lighting system and environmental protection shall be considered when designing a scheme.)

Participants can design functional spaces depending on new working modes of designers in the future. Due to sharing economy, furniture, facilities and decorations will impact on functional space. So it is suggested that participants should further deepen their schemes alternatively and make their design more concrete and persuasive.

Affiliated space and its requirements:

– More innovative:

Based on human-oriented design concept, designers shall create open and freedom modern environment. The scheme shall include innovative space, individual decorations, relaxing rest room,unique exhibition hall, and space for entertainment and fitness, which will improve people’s working efficiency and design sharing frequency.

–Promote cooperation between enterprises and universities and scientific research institutes

Sharing space for meeting, working, negotiating and training shall be covered, which will fasten the development and cooperation among industries, universities and research institutes and also attract more enterprises and scientific research institutes. Besides, the space shall be worked as shared space, for example,BIM research center shall also include elements like architectural energy, smart lighting system and environmental protection.

–Support the development and promotion of information technology products:

The space shall be available for information and technology research and business office with new science and technology, while functions of discussion, promotion and presentation shall be included. Besides, it should be full of sense of science and technology, fashion, commercial affairs and high quality.

The final scheme for the NDU headquarters shall meet above requirements. Meanwhile, the most basic point is to keep the balance between concept and form in architectural design, reasonable functions and elevation form, general urban spirit and culture express. In your design, the elements like lighting,decorations, colors and material shall be considered. Participants shall design a comprehensive office building which is not only innovative with design industry spirit, but also forward-looking with epoch-making passion.

Comprehensive economic and technical index and control requirements:

– Site area: 8118.7 m2

– Actual land area within boundary: 4911.3 m2

– Planned floor area ratio: 1.55

– Planned building coverage: 35%

– Height limitation of the architecture: 30 m

– Building area: 4911.3*1.55=7612.515 m2

Timeline

☞ 2018.12.24         Call for entries

☞ 2019.03.13         Registration deadline

☞ 2019.03.20         Submission deadline

☞ 2019.04.18         Release of shortlisted winners

☞ 2019.04.25         Release of Top 30 & Public Voting

☞ 2019.05.02         Release of Top 9

☞ 2019.05.10         Release of Top 3

☞ 2019.05.30         Release of the Champion

Awards

Top 3 design schemes will be referred when North Design Union Headquarters is built.

★ First Prize

1 winner; 200,000 RMB (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor.

★ Top 3

2 winners; 80,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor.

★ Top 9

6 winners; 20,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor.

★ People’s Choice Award

1 winners; 20,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor.

★ Shortlists

Finalist certificate.

 

More: youngbirdplan.com.cn

 

Total Prize: 340,000 RMB

UNFUSE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE THESIS AWARDS 2019

BEST THESIS PROJECTS EVER CREATED

UnFUSE a part of Uni serves as a platform to create a global community of architects and designers who are pushing the boundaries of architecture discipline to enrich our built environment. At UnFUSE we promote exceptional works, ideas, experimentations in the field of architecture, landscape, urban design, society, culture and ecology.

We as a designer invest alot of time to bring our ideas on paper, to create something extraordinary like a graduation project that can change the kind of built environment we want around us, and make a better world. These ideas are the foundation to new possibilities that has the ability to take architecture ahead. With not limited only in the academia where they come from, but the whole fraternity with it. UnFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award (UnIATA 2019) is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. UnIATA will focus on the graduate and undergraduate projects happened in last 3 years and will bring it to the community of Uni.

Premise

UnFUSE a part of Uni serves as a platform to create a global community of architects and designers who are pushing the boundaries of architecture discipline to enrich our built environment. At UnFUSE we promote exceptional works, ideas, experimentations in the fi eld of architecture, landscape, urban design, society, culture and ecology. We as a designer invest alot of time to bring our ideas on paper, to create something extraordinary like a graduation project that can change the kind of built environment we want around us, and make a better world. These ideas are the foundation to new possibilities that has the ability to take architecture ahead. With not limited only in the academia where they come from, but the whole fraternity with it. UnFUSE International Architecture Thesis Award (UnIATA 2019) is a step taken to identify and promote such exceptional projects across the globe. UnIATA will focus on the graduate and undergraduate projects happened in last 3 years and will bring it to the community of Uni.

Eligibility

  1. UnIATA is open to students of all institutions and nationalities in the fi eld of Architecture, Landscape, Planning and Urban Design at large.
  2. All the graduate/masters and undergraduate/bachelors projects completed in the calendar year 2017, 2018, and 2019 are eligible to take part in UnIATA 2019. Projects already submitted in previous edition of UnIATA are not eligible for this award but can vote for their favorite projects on Uni.
  3. Participation in UnIATA can be made in two modes – As a A.(Participant) and B.(Participant + Institution / College / University).
  4. Graduation projects in individual capacity as well as group are permitted. All the members have to be added to the project page. If there is any successful claim in proving that participating individual/team have not added the full project team to the project page or plagiarized any component of work without permission will be taken down or will not be given any award.
  5. Employees of UNI/Jury member/Curator/ organizing panel or anyone who is in direct / close relation to them are barred from receiving any cash prize money. However, they can enter into the UnIATA to submit their entries. Such entries if found are worthy will be displayed under the shortlisted categories.

You can enter UnIATA in two modes.

1. Participant only (Award eligibilty : A. Best Masters Thesis Project / B. Best Bachelors Thesis Project)

Description: As an individual/team of individuals with a single project.

Checklist: Project Submission, FAQ questions, Complete profi le with clearly stated masters/bachelors education in profi le.

This mode is open for all participants from all around the world submitting their graduation projects as an entry for UnIATA to become eligible for the Best Masters Thesis Project (Jury and People’s Choice Category) and Best Bachelors Thesis Projects (Jury and People’s Choice Category).

2. Participant + Institution (Award eligibilty : A. Best Masters Thesis Project / B. Best Bachelors Thesis Project + C. Best institute for Graduation Projects – Worldwide ‘19)

Description: A set of projects authorized by the institute with minimum 8 and maximum of 12 projects. Checklist: Form of authorization – By the institute | Project Submission, FAQ questions, Complete profi le with clearly stated masters/ bachelors education in profi le – By the participants / Team

This mode contains all the formalities from the mode 1 and includes a “form of authorization” from the institute which can be submitted by any of the participants on behalf of the set of projects entering UnIATA . The eligible participants can endorse themselves to participate or get suggested by an academic panel. More details on the registration page of UnIATA. This process can be lead by any of the alumni/ students/faculty

 

More: unfuse.uni.xyz

 

Total Prize: $2,500

African School Project – Education For The Future

· BRIEF ·

· introduction ·

Universal education, gender equality and empowering women are vital components of the mission in developing countries. Educating children helps reduce poverty and will give the next generation the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease. School also offers children a safe environment, with support, supervision and socialization. Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, including how to avoid HIV/AIDS and malaria. Children may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water and nutrient supplementation at school.

· location ·

Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a secondary school  in Benga (Malawi). The winning proposal will be built.
Benga is located in the Nkhotakota District, situated 10 km east of Lake Malawi and 30 km west of the Ntchisi Forest Reserve. It is 60 km south of Nkhotakota Township and 50 km north of Salima Township. Benga is located halfway of these towns, in a tar road.

· challenge ·

The aim of this project is to provide a better education to the youngest citizens of the country by giving them the opportunity to access a decent secondary school infrastructure.
The school must be designed to accommodate four academic years. At first only one classroom per academic year will be constructed, but participants will have to take into account that the school could be extended in the future to three classrooms per academic year, which means twelve classrooms could be build at some point.
In the proposals, participants have to adapt on using local materials, easy constructive systems and energetic technologies in order to make proposals as realistic and efficient as possible.
To achieve the goals set the following program is proposed:
Four classrooms, Teacher office, Computers room,  Library,  Laboratory/ research area, Animal area, Multipurpose space, Dry latrine, Director and secretary office, Meeting room, Storage room, Students dormitories, Twelve basic houses for the teachers.

· AWARDS AND FEES ·

Registration fees  will depend on how many teams are already registered in the moment of your registration. The sooner you register, the less you pay.
Prizes will depend on how many teams are registered by the registration deadline, they will be the same for every team regardless of the fee they paid while registering. The more participants there are, the higher the prizes.

When competition reaches 500 participating teams, registration will be immediately closed and prizes will be 20.000€. 

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More: archstorming.com

Total Prize: 20.000€
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reTHINKING ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS – DEGREE FINAL PROJECT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

reTH!NKING team is delighted to introduce the new competition #019 Degree Final Project competition. Rethinking turns 4 years old. 4 years since the first contest was launched and since the first moment the participants have asked us for a particular type of contest. A contest in which all the effort of a year of work for a final project degree is awarded in a symbolic and economic way. And after 18 contests here we present the first contest that awards the best final projects.

COMPETITION DEGREE FINAL PROJECT

INTRODUCTION

Rethinking turns 4 years old. 4 years since the first contest was launched and since the first moment the participants have asked us for a particular type of contest.

A contest in which all the effort of a year of work for a final projectdegree is awarded in a symbolic and economic way.

And after 18 contests here we present the first contest that awards the best final projects.

THEME

Rethinking wants to reward the degree final projects according to three categories: LANDSCAPE, RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AND PUBLIC BUILDING. Each category will have an independent prize. All the projects presented can concur to all the themes. A project can be awarded only once. It will be the jury that evaluates within which category the project can be included.

ELIGIBILITY

All students and architects or related professions anywhere in the world can participate in the contest, who have presented their final degree project from the year 2010 until today.

The participation must be individual.

The price of registration is the price that each participating project. In case that one team or participant wants to submit more than one proposal for the same competition must register twice (or as many as want to present projects) paying the appropriate fee each time.

Under no circumstances should the participation of any juror, or anyone organizing professional agency relationship with any of the above will be accepted.

More: rethinkingcompetitions.com

 

Total Prize: €4,500