Wednesday 12 December 2012

International Union of Architects - 5th Young Architects International Award

on Wednesday 12 December 2012 - 16:36:25 | by T Z H
UIA Young Architects Meeting 2012The Chamber of Architects of Turkey, in collaboration with its regional Antalya Branch, and with the support of the International Union of Architects, has launched the fifth edition of the International Award for Young Architects. This year’s award particularly recognizes the winning projects in an international ideas competition focusing on temporary sheltering spaces. The need for temporary shelters for victims of natural and man-made disasters and those disadvantaged persons left on the edge of society is greater and greater. The role and the response of architects worldwide in this context with which they are not necessarily familiar is the aim of this competition that will be followed by an open debate to be held during the next Young Architects meeting in Antalya, on 25 May 2013.

The main aim of the Event is to evaluate the architectural responses to the needs of temporary housing and open them to debate. Furthermore, the provision of temporary housing needs of disaster victims is expected to be considered as a spatial configuration and a stage for examining the current developments in material and structural systems. Therefore, the temporary housing settlements – which came forth as a result of disasters – are expected to produce the outcome of increase in the quality of architectural design. The participants of the competition are required to define a context of a disaster of their choice, to produce demountable design proposals for temporary housing units and settlements in an economic and practical way. Both visual and textual formats are going to be used for the presentation of the design proposals.


Participation in the competition is open to architects worldwide, born after 1974, registered to the organization of architects in their country.

Registration for the competition takes place at the same time as the submission of entries. Participation is free of charge. The working languages are Turkish and English.  


Announcement:                                               November 05, 2012
Deadline for questions:                                    December 17, 2012
Deadline for answers of the questions:               December 28, 2012
Deadline submission of projects:                       March 15, 2013
Evaluation of the Jury:                                      April 05, 2013
Announcement of the results:                           April 12, 2013
Exhibition of the projects:                                May 25 2013
Award ceremony:                                            May 25, 2013      


Entries will be submitted anonymously. Submissions will include a sealed envelope containing the competitor’s personal information. The identity code of the participants will be written on the outside the of envelope in which applicants’ name, surname, telephone number, e-mail address, communication address, photocopy of their identity card/passport and their registration number at their Chamber/Institute will be clearly written. In case of team participation, all team members’ information will be in this closed identity envelope. Project boards will be prepared according to the template. The template can be found on website. The Project boards (70cm x 100 cm) will be submitted DIGITALLY without printing, at least 150dpi resolution, CMYK format, TIFF/JPEG/EPS type document recorded in DVD/CD.

1st prize           2.500 euros
2nd prize         1.500 euros
3rd prize          1.000 euros  

Visit the Competition site to know more. 

Tuesday 09 October 2012

Next Generation Design Competition by Metropolis Magazine

on Tuesday 09 October 2012 - 19:03:50 | by T Z H
Metropolis mag design competition 2012 Metropolis, the renowned magazine of Architecture & Design has announced its 9th annual design competition. This prestigious event trails back to 2003 with a view to promote environmental activism, social involvement, and entrepreneurship in young designers. This year they have challenged the designers to develop solutions that empower, advance, and include the groups that are often overlooked in the design process. For example take our rapidly increasing aging population and citizens with disabilities. The form is up to the applicants, considering how people are becoming attached to technologies and what devices, materials, and modes of transportation will stay relevant 20 years from now. Keep in mind what other groups will benefit from the design.  

Empower with inclusive design

It’s hard to think about 1.13 billion people’s unique problems and solutions, and to make it easy for the designers, you can consider your mom, your dad, your uncle or aunt, your friend, your kid brother or sister, your grandparents, any of your relations with special needs. The proposals should also respect the core values of good design—incorporating systems thinking, sustainability, accessibility, materials exploration, historic relevance, and technology—while forwarding our thinking on what designers can accomplish.  

  The competition is open to any Designer and Architect in practice for 10 years or less, as well as design students. Collaboration between inter disciplinary personals like architecture, urban planning, landscape design, interior design, product design, and graphic design are encouraged. The entry fee is $75 for each submission. Up to three submissions will be accepted from an individual or team of collaborators. A separate application and entry fee is required for each project submitted.  

Deadlines  All entries must be submitted by February 18, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  

The $10,000 prize is intended to support designers whose entries reflect considerations of inclusive design, systems thinking, sustainability, materials exploration, progressive technologies, function, and provocative form. 
For more information visit the Competition Site.

Monday 17 September 2012

eVolo Skyscraper Competition 2013

on Monday 17 September 2012 - 18:23:14 | by T Z H
eVolo LogoeVolo Magazine is pleased to invite architects, students, engineers, designers, and artists from around the globe to take part in the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition. Established in 2006, the annual Skyscraper Competition is considerably one of the most prestigious awards for high-rise architecture. It recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of novel technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. It is a forum that examines the relationship between the skyscraper and the natural world, the skyscraper and the community, and the skyscraper and the city.

There are no restrictions in regards to site, program or size. The objective is to provide maximum freedom to the participants to engage the project without constraints in the most creative way. What is a skyscraper in the 21st century? What are the historical, contextual, social, urban, and environmental responsibilities of these mega-structures?


Architects, students, engineers, and designers are invited to participate in the competition. We encourage you to have multidisciplinary teams.

Participants must register by January 15, 2013.
Early Registration:  US $75 until November 13, 2012.
Late Registration: US $95 from November 14, 2012 to January 15, 2013.
One registration = One project
Participants may submit various projects, but must register each entry.
There is no limit as to the number of participants per team. Individual entries are accepted. After your registration has been approved, eVolo will send the registration number, which will be necessary for submission boards.

November 5, 2012 – Deadline for submitting questions.
November 13, 2012 – Early registration deadline
December 3, 2012 – Answers to questions posted on website
January 15, 2013 – Late registration deadline
January 22, 2013 – Project submission deadline (23:59 hours US Eastern Time)
March 11, 2013 – Winners’ announcement


1st place – US $5000 | 2nd place – US $2000 | 3rd place – US $1000

For more details visit eVolo Competition Site.

Take a look at the winning projects from 2012

eVolo 2012 Himalaya Tower
Himalaya Water Tower: First prize winner 2012 by Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song, Read more..

eVolo 2012 Mountain BanAid
Mountain Band-Aid: Second Prize Winner, by Yiting Shen, Nanjue Wang, Ji Xia, Zihan Wang, Read more...

eVolo 2012 Vertical lanfill
Monument to Civilization: Vertical Landfill for Metropolises: Third Prize Winner, by Lin Yu-Ta, Anne Schmidt, Read More...

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