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Architectural Competitions 2009 Archive

Design Competitions – 2009

Architectural Competitions 2009

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Brick-stainable: Re-thinking Brick, USA
International architectural green design competition run by Potomac Valley Brick – seeking integrative solutions for a building using clay masonry units (brick) as a primary material.
Whole Building Design Award Winner : $10,000 prize – 1 Award
Honorable Mention : $2,000 up to 3 Awards
Technical Design Award Winner : $7,500 prize – 1 Award
Honorable Mention : $2,000 – up to 3 Awards

Shed Design Contest, UK
This competition is in its second year – the brief is to design a garden office structure for the increasingly popular working from home sector. Designers can create a structure that is traditional or innovative. A design that will blend in or stand out. Entrants can include a link to their practice website or blog at the bottom of their entry.

Preston Guild 2012 Architectural Contest
Preston Housing Competition

Personal Rapid Transit in Historic Cities Contest, England
Personal Rapid Transit
image : Advance Transport Systems Ltd
Bath Rapid Transit Competition : Launch

3rd Advanced Architecture Contest – The Self-Sufficient City, Spain
Advanced Architecture Contest
Advanced Architecture Contest

Centre Pier, Galway Harbour Ideas Competition, Ireland
Galway Harbour Ideas Competition
photo from RIAI
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland is administering a single stage ideas contest on behalf of the competition promoters, Galway Harbour Company.
Prize Fund of €10,000 + €1,000
Galway Harbour Ideas Competition

Calgary Bridge Design Competition, Canada
Calgary Bridge Design Competition

The Souk Competition, Gulf States
The Souk Competition : New RIBA Gulf Chapter Student Ideas Architectural
Design competition for architecture students in the GCC

Vabaduse Square + St Paul’s Church Reconstruction Contest, Estonia
Estonian Architecture Competition

Building Re-Skinning Architectural Contest, Global
Building Re-Skinning Competition

LIVE FOREVER – The Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition, USA
Michael Jackson Monument Design Competition

Lifecycle Building Challenge 3 Contest, USA
International design competition focused on facilitating future material reuse.
Open to architecture students and architects around the world

Newark Visitor Center Project, USA
Emerging Professionals for AIA Newark & Suburban
Newark Visitor Center Competition

Resilient City International design ideas competition, Canada
First Prize : $1,000 CN
Four Building Design and Urban Design Scenarios – each one represents an opportunity to design for more resilient, post-carbon, zero net energy buildings and urban fabric.

Design It : Shelter Competition, USA
Guggenheim Museum + Google SketchUp contest
Design for 3-D shelter for any location using Google SketchUp, Google Earth and Google 3D Warehouse
Design It : Shelter Contest

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec Competition, Canada
Quebec Museum Competition

Collaboration with Nature – sa2009 International Design Contest, Korea
Collaboration with Nature Competition
Collaboration with Nature Competition

Paris 2009 Competition, France
Moulin Rouge
Paris 2009 Competition : New Dance School for The Moulin Rouge

Made in Macef – International Competition, Italy
Made in Macef Design Contest

Bexhill-on-Sea Shelter & Kiosk – Open Design Competition, England
Bexhill-on-Sea Shelter Contest

rouse[D] competition, USA
Two-part open ideas competition and exhibition, that will focus on re-inventing the city of Detroit through the use of digital computation methodologies.
Curated by Method Lab and Syzygy Studio

REFF/RomaEuropa FakeFactory Contest, Italy
REFF architectural competition – series 100 Spaces contest is an international design, architecture, landscape competition for students and young architects / designers / landscape designers (under 40).

SAIE Selection ’09, Global
To select 24 projects + concepts (12 for young architects & 12 for students) presenting low-cost and low-energy sustainable housing. These 24 projects (concepts) will be presented in a special dedicated exhibition ‘Cuore Mostra Saie 2009’ in the framework of the SAIE International Building Exhibition taking place in Bologna (Italy) from 28-31 Oct 2009. Design Contest open to Young architects (under 45) & architecture students:

Towards MidEastPan – Design Ideas Competition, Middle East
Middle East Design Ideas Competition

Whitworth Art Gallery Architectural Contest, England
Whitworth Art Gallery Competition

Seoul Design Competition, South Korea
Seoul Design Competition 2009

King’s Cross Gasholder Competition, UK
King's Cross Gasholder
image : John Sturrock
King’s Cross Gasholder Contest

2009 Student Health Design Award, UK
Architects for Health : Student Healthcare Design Award

Manchester Town Hall Redevelopment Contest, England
Manchester Town Hall Redevelopment

Web 2.0 Landscape Competition for Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square Landscape Competition

Beach Hut Architectural Competition, England
Beach Hut Competition : Boscombe seafront, Bournemouth

Shahneshin Foundation, Global
Shahneshin Foundation Awards

Calderwood Design Competition, Scotland
Calderwood Design Competition

Designing Out Waste Competition, UK
Designing Out Waste Competition

Southend Pier Design Competition, England, UK
Southend Pier Competition

Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea
Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea : International Design Competition

FAKRO Design Competition, Poland
International Design Competition – An Architect -the Drawer of Dreams

World Habitat Awards, Global
World Habitat Awards Competition : £10,000 prize

Custom Home Design Challenge, Bahamas
Bahamas House Design Competition

Trimo Urban Crash, Slovenia
Trimo Urban Crash Competition : winning architectural projects, 7 Apr 2009

University of Melbourne Building, Australia
Faculty Architecture Building & Planning : University of Melbourne Competition

GSA Architectural Competition News
Glasgow School of Art Competition, jury to be chaired by architect David Mackay

Benetton Group Competition, Iran
Design of two Benetton multi-storey buildings in Teheran
Teheran Design Competition

London School of Economics Design Contest, England, UK
LSE Students Centre Competition

squatcity, The Netherlands / Global
1st prize : $2000, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500
4th IABR [International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam] / ETH switzerland
squatcity competition

FLOW Brussels Waterway, Belgium
FLOW Brussels Waterway Competition
European competition for students in the last two years of architecture, engineering, art, landscape, urban planning, sociology and young architects born 1976 onwards.

Luxembourg school design contest, Luxembourg
Luxembourg school design competition

Caring for Older People Design, England, UK
English Design Competition

Sustainable Housing Awards, UK
Nationwide Sustainable Housing Awards

Botswana Innovation Hub, Africa
Botswana Innovation Hub : Design Contest

Northwich Vision Cultural Centre, England, UK
Northwich Cultural Centre : Design Competition

Renaissance Pavilion Contest, Yorkshire Forward, England, UK
Yorkshire Forward Pavilion
Yorkshire Forward Pavilion

Astley Village, England, UK
Competition to find talented design team for Astley Village in Lancashire

National Wildflower Centre, England, UK
International Open Design Competition
Won by Ian Simpson Architects

Avenue Campus Northampton Design Competition, UK
UK Design Competition

River Soar Bridge, England, UK
River Soar Bridge Contest

International Architecture Awards 2009
International Architecture Awards

Wellesley Road and Park Lane Urban Design Contest, UK
Croydon Competition

Prisoned, Socio Design Foundation competition, USA
Scrutinizes the role played by prisons on today’s world. It asks that students question the impact of prison architecture on its employees, occupants, and adjacent societies in order to create an architectural design to express their philosophy on what imprisonment should be.

Barangaroo, Sydney, Australia
NSW Government project: Barangaroo Public Domain Design

Liquid Landscapes Design, Italy
Organiser: The Province of Reggio Emilia with the River Po Basin Authority
Landscape design

Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Taiwan
Taipei Performing Arts Centre Competition

Glyndwr University, Wales
Welsh Design Competition : RIBA

Union Station 2020 : A Crossroads for the High-Speed Rail City, USA
Organization: The Chicago Architectural Club
Prizes: US $14,500.00
Union Station 2020

Unex Trade office building, Bulgaria
Unex Trade LTD investment company, Sofia, require new building

Virtual Expo and International Awards, Italy
Graduate Competition: Diploma/thesis issue
Organiser: Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation of Florence

Grand Pier Redevelopment, UK
Weston-super-Mare Pier Competition

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Major Architecture Awards

Stirling Prize

BCO Awards

RIBA Awards

Civic Trust Awards

Zaha Hadid was the first woman recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

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