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.


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


New Technological Art Award 2019

In 1906, the working class houses in the Zebrastraat, built around a central oval square, were a wonderful example of innovative architecture. Unfortunately, due to a lack of investment, the site was gradually neglected and in complete decay by the 1990s. However, the tide would soon turn : in 2003, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation purchased the buildings and began the rehabilitation of the ‘Cirk’. From the very start of the renovation, the option was taken to bring together under one roof three main social activities, also called the three “pillars”, on which the project Zebrastraat would grow.

At first instance, the original residential function was maintained: the pillar LIVING today still includes 72 apartments in the buildings surrounding the centre square. These are homes families can rent for short periods, starting from three months on. This creates a special mix of tenants. In addition, some furnished apartments are for rent to visitors who stay as a guest for only a few days or weeks.

Secondly, a major economic activity was developed: the pillar SEMINAR ROOMS & EVENTS of Zebrastraat leases five fully equipped seminar rooms for academic conferences, seminars and board meetings. These rooms open onto a central lounge with bar, lounge, restaurant area and a fully equipped kitchen. All types of catering are possible, from simple coffee breaks to sophisticated dinners. In addition, the team of the Zebrastraat is also responsible for the overall organization of complex events such as product presentations, staff parties and fairs in the exhibition wing or in the tent in the central square.

Whereas the first two pillars are managed in an economically justified way, this consideration is of no importance to the pillar CULTURE Zebrastraat not only puts its infrastructure at the disposal, free of charge, for exhibitions, concerts, debates, film screenings and try-outs in order to create a forum to young artists and experimental currents; Zebrastraat besides also invests actively in organizing its own exhibitions and cultural events, among which the biennial “update_” of the latest developments in the technological art is perhaps the best known example. It is not that difficult to bring together these three different activities under one roof. The actual and constant challenge lies in the cross-fertilization: only when the three pillars meet, mix together and – occasionally – collide with one another can a real added value be created. This is why the initiative ZebraPoint was founded: every Thursday residents, artists and seminar participants come together in the bar on the occasion of previews, concerts, debates or simply to have a friendly chat. It is then that Zebrastraat shows its true face.

In 2013, Zebrastraat was extended with the new building New Zebra. There too, the three pillars are combined. There are 36 apartments and studios, a large conference room with a bar, and the restaurant Jour de Fête located. Additionally Zebrastraat was extended with an underground parking for 98 cars, an atrium and a third bar. Spread throughout the site also more than 25 works from the permanent art collection are on display.

In November 2018, the residential complex The Elephant with 14 studios and apartments, opened at the atrium of New Zebra.


The professional jury is composed of:

The Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Jean-Marie Dallet (Artist, research professor at the Université Paris 8), Stef Van Bellingen (Consultant for Zebrastraat / Artistic leader VZW Warp), Paul Dujardin (Artistic Director Bozar), Nick Ervinck (artist, winner of the update_2 public award), Yves Bernard (Artistic Director iMal), Alain Thibault (Artistic Director Elektra), Ralph Dum (Scientific officer and senior expert of the European Commission) and Karen Helmerson (Program Director for Electronic Media, Film & Visual Art at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)).


During the last few years, Zebrastraat Ghent has developed into a stimulating knowledge centre with a strong interest in art. Every two years we organize a biennial called update_, and the New Technological Art Award (NTAA) contest, which tries to fill in a gap in the mainstream art world, by paying attention to the technological developments that drive our global culture. NTAA selects and presents creations in which the culture-forming role of technology occupies a central place. Low or high tech, intuitive or experimental, the creations always draw our attention to actual innovative trends. The exhibition of achievements of the selected winners is a compass that orients you to the relevant temporal and resilient use of technology in the artistic sector.

The mission of NTAA

NTAA’s mission is to expand the scope of contemporary artistic creations and traditional media with works using contemporary and new technologies in an original and intelligent way: treatment of sounds and light, use of new media, application of innovative evolutions in communications, telecommunications and broadcasting, centered on the world of information, communication, and computers and interaction. These descriptions are in no way restrictive and should be interpreted in the broadest way possible.

General guidelines for entry in the NTAA competition

The aim of the competition is to present works in accordance with NTAA’s mission. The submitted work may have been exhibited previously, but the jury reserves the right to exclude creations that turn out to be not realizable within the limits of the practical possibilities of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, keeping in mind that the works will be displayed during the exhibition. The basic equipment is available and at the disposal of the selected artists; specific and special equipment must be provided for and lent by the artists for the duration of the exhibition. This international competition is open to all age groups and to all nationalities. Artists can present their candidacy for one art work less than two years old at the time of its submission, but which may already have been exhibited. English is the working language. There is no artist fee. Free accommodation for the artists is available in Zebrastraat. The 20 projects selected by the jury will be rendered public at the website in June 2019.


A cash award of 5,000 euro will be allocated to a work and to its creator. Moreover, the jury reserves the right to award an honorable mention to an artist. The Liedts-Meesen Foundation and the jury reserve the right to not award the prize and to transfer it to the next exhibition. There will also be a public prize and a prize of the European Commission. The winners will be announced at the final day of the exhibition.

For more information, contact art consultant Annelies Geenen – annelies@zebrastraat.be.

More: ntaa.be
Total Prize: € 5,000

UX Design Awards

About the Awards

The UX Design Awards are a singular international competition with a focus on user experience, a key added value for connected life and work.

With the awards, International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) honors innovative solutions that increase the added value of new applications, technologies and services through positive experiences – and thus contribute to shaping a future-oriented world.

The competition is held annually and presented at the global technology show IFA in Berlin, Germany.

Further details: Participant Benefits.

Creating Experiences

The experiences of customers, employees and stakeholders shape the image of companies and organizations. Positive experiences promote the acceptance of new solutions and strengthen positive identification.

How do we experience our world of life and work, how do we wish to interact with new systems and technologies? Which expectations and wishes do future users have? Which solutions will prevail?

With the knowledge about user motivation, existing solutions can be improved and new business models can be developed. Successful experience design produces offers that increase joy of life through meaningful product experiences and that promote inclusion through intuitive handling.

Accomplished experience design offers real added value by helping people to achieve their goals in effortless and inspiring ways. Positive user experiences strengthen the success of products, systems and services on the global market.

Enhancing Brand Communications

Communicating positive experiences strengthens people relations and inspires brand recognition. Experience design is a strategic element of successful brand building.

The UX Design Awards offer great communication value to enterprises and design consultancies. A distinction for excellent user experience enhances the recognition of brands, skills, products and services in the international marketplace.

The number of competition participants is limited, increasing the prestige of each successful nominee and awarded title. By presenting all nominated solutions at the global technology show IFA, the Awards draw the attention of an international trade audience and the general public alike.

Further information: Participant Information and Competition Procedure.

“Experience or User Experience is not about good industrial design, multi-touch, or fancy interfaces. It is about transcending the material. It is about creating an experience through a device.” – Marc Hassenzahl

Award Titles

The UX Design Awards recognize outstanding user experience in digital and electronic products, services, environments and professional concepts. All distinguished participants acquire an unlimited, worldwide right of use to the assigned titles.

Winners distinguished by the competition Jury are publicly announced at a festive Awards Ceremony during the IFA trade show, ensuring broad publicity.

The following award titles and distinctions are assigned:


UX Design Award | Nominated

Among all valid submissions, the Jury nominates a limited number of competition entries. Successfully nominated product solutions and concepts acquire the distinction “UX Design Award | Nominated”. All Nominees are presented in the UX Design Awards exhibition at IFA, the global technology show in Berlin, Germany.

Jury Awards

UX Design Award | Product

The competition jury honors excellent product solutions with the title “UX Design Award | Product”. The Product Awards recognize market-ready solutions that address highly relevant use cases, combining excellent design and user experience qualities in specific product areas. The number of Product Awards assigned each year is determined by the jury panel.

UX Design Award | Concept

By assigning the title „UX Design Award | Concept“ the jury recognizes forward-thinking application concepts and visionary use cases with high UX potential. The number of annual Concept Awards is decided by the competition jury.

UX Design Award Gold

One outstanding product solution or concept may be honored with the premium title “UX Design Award Gold”. The jury awards the Gold title to solutions representing an exceptional level of innovation and consistent user experience excellence. The Gold Award Winner is considered as the “best of the best” in each competition year.

Audience Award

UX Design Award | Public Choice

Users worldwide assign the title “UX Design Award | Public Choice” among all competition nominees. The Public Choice Award is determined through an extensive online vote. The winner of the Public Choice is announced at the beginning of November, ensuring additional communication opportunities.

Further information: Entries for the UX Design Awards competition

Competition Entries

The shift from individual products and services towards connected ecosystems, the Internet of Everything, requires interdisciplinary concepts and a cross-sectoral approach.

In a connected world, meaningful user experiences act consistently across products, services and applications, dissolving traditional product categories.

Consequently, UX Design Awards eschew narrowly defined product classes. The competition is open for submissions in the following areas:

Product Solutions

Launched or market ready products, services, environments

Entries for the “UX Design Award | Product” may include for instance: Electronic products, digital applications, apps, software-based solutions, services, physical and virtual spaces containing electronic functions or digital touchpoints. Entries must have either been launched on the market no longer than two calendar years prior to their submission date, or should be planned for a launch within the year of submission.


Product studies, product- and service prototypes, interaction concepts, research projects

Entries for the “UX Design Award | Concept” may include for instance: Technological product studies, product or service prototypes, pioneering interaction solutions, research projects or solutions not (yet) intended for a market entry. The development process must have begun no longer than two calendar years prior to the submission date.

Further information: Evaluation Criteria and How to enter the UX Design Awards competition

Evaluation Criteria

User experience covers all aspects of emotional, cognitive and physical interactions with a product solution or service. This comprises user expectations (context and anticipation), the use process itself and the lasting impression (emotional identification or distancing). Successful submissions must solve a challenge in an elegant and useful way.

Requirements for a Nomination

To be nominated for the competition, submissions must fulfill a majority of the fundamental questions listed below. This ensures a comparably high level in user experience design among all award nominees. Applications must be self-explanatory and must clearly convey the user-centered approach.

Preconditions for Award Considerations

To qualify for an award, nominated solutions must excel in a majority of the evaluation criteria listed below. Impact, relevance and innovativeness range among key jury benchmarks. Prospective award winners should –

  • Generate new added value for a relevant user group;
  • Significantly improve a situation;
  • Open up novel application fields;
  • Enhance human knowledge and abilities;
  • Further inclusion and participation;
  • Reveal innovative approaches to solve an existing challenge;
  • Anticipate pioneering solutions for future challenges;
  • Skillfully apply novel technologies to generate compelling user benefits.

Jury Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria should be regarded as guidelines, supporting the competition judges in their individual decision-making process.

1. Fundamental Questions

What is the objective of the product solution?

The objective of use and problem-solving potential must be clearly identifiable for the user.

Is the solution straightforwardly accessible?

Access must be intuitive. All functions, assistance and feedback must be comprehensible and should support the user process.

How well is the product solution designed?

The visual and formal design must be convincing and consistent. Form, function and materials must be in an appropriate balance with one another.

How have users been integrated in the development process?

The product development must be based on a user-centered process; the quality of the research methods and their subsequent integration are decisive for the success of the product.

2. Use Flow

Is the use sequence intuitive?

Information architecture, symbols and the use of color must be self-explanatory and contribute to intuitive user guidance that is consistent with user expectations. Thereby, learning time should be minimal.

Is the solution universally comprehensible?

A wide range of different users must be able to securely operate the product solution in various situational scenarios; errors must be easy to correct.

How should the emotional and cognitive aspects be assessed?

The sum of expectations, behaviors and reactions before, during and after use must be predominantly positive.

3. Contents and Functions

Do the functions and media support the objectives of use?

The functions must correspond to the objectives of use; unnecessary actions and interactions should be avoided; appropriate information and media must support the communication objectives.

Are the contents appropriate?

The quality of the contents used must be in accordance with the context and objective of use.

4. Design and Service Quality

Is the product customizable?

Adaptations to different expectations and user requirements should be facilitated.

Is a high service quality guaranteed?

The service must be coherent and offer a positive user experience across all touchpoints.

5. Relevance and Innovation Value

Is the submission relevant?

The product must offer genuine or new added value for relevant user groups, or should represent a significant improvement to a usage situation.

How innovative is the product solution?

The entry should set new standards as a whole or in individual areas. Innovative solutions distinguish themselves through scalable business models that enable novel application fields, support participation and further knowledge exchange. They enhance human abilities by way of advanced technologies, data analysis or artificial intelligence.

Further information: How to enter the UX Design Awards competition

Awards Website

  • Permanent presentation of each nominated product solution in the Awards online exhibition including product image, video and description, company information and logotype.
  • Visual highlight of each Award Winner including individual jury statement.

Social Media and Newsletters

  • Announcements, reviews, films and individual features on FacebookTwitter and Vimeo.
  • Announcements and reviews in International Design Center Berlin newsletters to more than 6,000 recipients (design afficionados, design consultancies, corporations and multipliers).


  • Full page presentation of each nominated product solution (download 2016 edition).
  • Distribution at IFA: Awards exhibition, press and trade visitors, Award ceremony guests.
  • Print run: 20.000 (English / German)

Fair Communications

  • Flyer distribution at IFA: Awards exhibition, IFA press conference / visitor informations / trade visitor bags (print run: 40.000).
  • Highlight in the official IFA fair guide app
  • Highlight as an IFA Special Area


More: ux-design-awards.com


2019 World of WearableArt Awards: Enter Our World

About WOW

World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed.

For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year 60,000 people will see the show.


Why Enter?

For designers, WOW offers not only prize money but also profile and promotion of your work, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive internships and residencies.

Whether you’re entering to progress yourself professionally or simply looking for a creative challenge, WOW is a wonderful platform to push the limits of your imagination and creativity.

Sections & Judging

The 2019 worlds of WOW

Each year we ask designers to be inspired by one of the six worlds that will make up the World of WearableArt Awards. There are three recurring Sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three Sections that are unique to that year.

Go on a journey like no other and be inspired by the 2019 worlds of WOW:

The Judging Process

Each year, finalist garments are selected through three rounds of closed judging.

The judging panel comprises of WOW Founder and Resident Judge, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, and two guests judges, from the worlds of art and fashion, who are invited to be part of the panel.


For the 2018 World of WearableArt Awards we were honoured to be joined by Creative Director of iconic New Zealand fashion label, NOM*d, Margarita Robertson, Art Director and Business Development Manager with Weta Workshop, Sam Gao, Weta Workshop Co-founder and CEO Sir Richard Taylor, Cirque du Soleil’s Nathalie Bouchard and International Guest judge Mary Wing To.

Awards & Prizes

The 2019 World of WearableArt Awards offer $187,500 in prize money. All prizes below are in New Zealand dollars.

How to Enter


Anyone intending to enter the World of WearableArt Awards must first register to receive a unique designer number.  This number is generated by our database and will be required to complete the online entry process.

Your designer number stays the same every year and you are not required to register again.

Please note: registering as a designer is not the same as actually submitting an entry for the competition (see below).

The online entry process for the World of WearableArt Awards consists of three steps. Read more about each step in detail and what is required for the online entry process below.


More: worldofwearableart.com

Total Prize: $187,500



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».


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.


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.

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More: arch-sharing.com


Total Prize: €3,000

Jumpthegap 2018-2019 – 8th Roca International Design Contest

jumpthegap® is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center that is looking for conceptual, sustainable and innovative solutions for the bathroom space of the future.

8th Edition 2018/2019

The new edition of Roca International Design Contest jumpthegap® has started. The registration period will be open from October 10th until March 27th, during which young architects and designers can show their talent by submitting innovative and sustainable concepts for the bathroom space of the future.

North Design Union Headquarters – Architecture Design Competition 2019


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?


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;


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


☞ 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


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 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.


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.


  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

D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019

D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world – giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world’s biggest brands.

The New Blood Awards give aspiring young creatives a platform to gain experience solving a client brief, while showcasing their work and having it judged by some of the industry’s most prominent figures, as well as a chance to win a prestigious Pencil. Those that win have the opportunity to apply for the New Blood Academy, a creative bootcamp that supports their journey into the world of work.

“New Blood challenges emerging creatives to work on real briefs set by some of the world’s top brands,” commented Paul Drake, Foundation Director at D&AD. “This year we have a fantastic set of briefs from diverse brands which can broaden students’ horizons as to what can they achieve given the right platform of opportunity and encourages thinking beyond the confines of a discipline or subject. It is also great to have past New Blood winners featured in our Make and Break podcast with WPP and includes just a small sample of the excellent talent that passes through our New Blood Academy. I’m always in awe of the raw talent and potential showcased by the young entrants every year, and this year will be no different.”

Creatives entering the 2019 awards for a chance to win a Pencil and attend the Academy have 18 briefs to choose from – set by some of the world’s most iconic brands. Adobe, Microsoft Surface and Bacardí return, with The Times & The Sunday Times, Durex and LADbible joining the line-up for the first time. The briefs are developed with brands and strategists to reflect industry trends and wider societal issues, giving students the opportunity to apply their skills in solving real business challenges.

More: dandad.org


Why leave your future to fate?

Take it on. Take a leap. Take on a brief.
Let it take over your thoughts.
Let it loose on your notepad, your laptop, your life.
Starting will be tough, but you have to begin it to win it.
You’ll brave that blank page and battle the block.
Forget the box, think anywhere. Think like no one’s judging.
Now, it is going to get tricky, but welcome the pressure.
This is where you start learning your stripes.
Those hard-won ideas don’t come easy, but they’re worth every single sleepless night.
And after all that, what’s the point? The Pencil. But it’s not the only pay-off.
What you take from the process will take you forward too.
So take on the briefs and take on the future.
You can win, but you can’t lose.




African School Project – Education For The Future


· 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.


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€. 


More: archstorming.com

Total Prize: 20.000€