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Wharfedale Hospital Site Redevelopment
Design a Door Student Competition
World Mammoth Museum
Montgomery County Courthouse Annex
5th "Véhicule Utilitaire" European Design Competition
International ideas competition for master-planning the new Paris Courthouse
Sherwood Forest Visitor Complex
GALAPAGOS - 0 LATITUDE: SUSTAINABLE URBANISM AND ARCHITECTURE
MODULAR EXHIBITION SYSTEMS
The Hobart Waterfront International Design Competition
Stockholm Public Library
Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Seventh International Student Design Competition 2006: A Small Sustainable Sports Centre
Chichester District Museum
Muji Award 01: ³SUMI² - corner / edge / end
SITE/SIGHT: LANDSCAPE&ARCHITECTURE
ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROJECT: Pfluger Bridge Extension/Gables Town Lake Public Art Project
Royal College of Art - Battersea, North Site
THE PAN­AMERICAN QUITO ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE COMPETITION
TRANSITIONS: LIGHT ON THE MOVE
Waiting rooms
Bathing Beauties National & International Competitions for New Coastal Architecture: Art meets Architecture on the Lincolnshire coast, UK
Montreal du Gers: an ecological resort
INFINITE STRIP 2006
6th Annual Peepshow Pavilion Design Competition
Line of Site
Re-inventing the Bike Shed

New Country House Hotel
Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery: East Wing Development
A G LEVENTIS ART GALLERY
Historic Center of Trescore Balneario
Building A Sustainable World / Life in Balance

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Wharfedale Hospital Site Redevelopment
Sponsor: English Partnerships
Type: Open, international, 2-stage, RFQ
Location: Leeds, UK
Timetable:
31 Oct 2006 - Deadline
Eligibility: Registered architects worldwide
Jury: Will consist of representatives from key stakeholders, such as English Partnerships and English Heritage
Awards: None. A fee of 8,000 GBP will be paid to the 5 competitors shortlisted for the second stage to assist with their costs during the competition. Any service contract following the contest will be awarded to the winner or one of the winners of the contest.
Competition Format:
English Partnerships wishes to appoint following a design led competition an architect led design team to provide initial development option and to subsequently develop the design through the planning process. EP is therefore conducting a two-stage competition where shortlisted parties are invited to work up design proposals in accordance with our requirements, the winning bidder being invited to provide further services necessary to secure planning permission. The first stage of the competition will focus on pre-qualification and include experience of similar work, design skills, structure of the proposed team and environmental policy and approach.
Additional Information:
English Partnerships
Fairburn House
Park Lane
Allerton Bywater
Attn: Sayeed Hafejee
K-Leeds WF10 2AT
Tel: +44 (0) 1977 669 439
Fax: +44 (0) 1977 669 431
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www.englishpartnerships.co.uk

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Design a Door Student Competition
Sponsor: JELD-WEN
Type: Open, national, student, RFP
Timetable:
01 Nov 2006 - Submission deadline (online only 11:59:59 pm EST)
Eligibility:
Open to full and part-time students, 18 years or older, in their junior year and higher (including graduate programs) at an accredited College or University in the US or DC.
Awards:
Two 1st Prizes - $5,000 scholarship, and an all-inclusive trip (except meals) for one to the 2007 International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida.
Three Runners Up - $2,000 scholarship
Up to 100 honorable mention prizes - Entry posted on Sponsor's website
The copyrights of winning door designs may be purchased for $1,000.
Fee: None
The Competition:
First, identify a style of architecture that you admire. It can be a general style or a single structure from which you will draw your inspiration. Then, create your Entry. Your Entry can be as unique as you like, but it must not be the subject of or capable of patent protection and must be an original work of authorship within the meaning of U.S. Copyright law. Sponsor recommends, but does not require, that Contestants procure proper copyright registration for all works submitted. You may submit as many original designs as you like, but all entries must be submitted separately.
Additional information:
JELD-WEN
3250 Lakeport Boulevard
Klamath Falls, OREGON 97601
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www.jeld-wen.com/studentdesign

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World Mammoth Museum
Sponsor: Russian Federation
Type: Open, international
Location: Yakutsk (Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russian Federation)
Timetable:
03 Nov 2006 - Qualifications submission deadline
18 Dec 2006 - Submission deadline
A true myth in the making!
Additional Information:
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Montgomery County Courthouse Annex
Sponsor: Montgomery County, Maryland
Type: Open, RfQ, three-stage
Location: Rockville, MD
Timetable:
6 November 2006 - RfQ deadline
Eligibility: As a member of the lead designer-A/E team, the “Architect of Record” must be licensed in the State of Maryland . The recommended awardee must submit a copy of this license prior to execution of the contract; and, at anytime requested by the Department during the term of the contract. A/E firms are advised that at least 65% of the level of contract effort must be performed within a 60 mile radius from the project site. All project management and construction administration must be performed within the same radius. (Firms outside a 60-mile radius of Rockville must team with a licensed firm in the Baltimore/Washington area firm. Washington and Baltimore are both within that radius.)
Jury:
The seven person jury will include three architects and an engineer.
The Competition:
In Stage I, interested lead designers and associated A/E firms will submit portfolios of accomplishment that establish the design capabilities of the lead designer and design firm. In Stage II, six (6) short listed lead designer-A/E teams will submit detailed qualifications and present their design vision in an interview. In Stage III, three (3) short listed lead designer-A/E teams will be invited to participate in a paid design vision development competition. Each finalist team will receive $20,000 to produce a design concept in the final stage. The six firms participating in Stage II will not be compensated.
Design Challenge:
The project includes design of the county's new Judicial Center Annex and partial renovation of the existing Judicial Center to satisfy the program of requirements. The project is located at the corner of Maryland Avenue and East Jefferson Street in Rockville Maryland. Overall the project is comprised of approximately 350,000 net square feet plus 150 interior parking spaces. The Judicial Center project will contain 28 to 34 courtroom modules. The building will be occupied by the 6th District Circuit Court, Register of Wills, State's Attorney, and Sheriff's Office.
Application Procedure:
RFP #7504510051 Architectural/Engineering Services for Judicial Center Annex: Design, Engineering and Construction Administration Services is available upon payment of the required $10 non-refundable copy fee, from the Montgomery County Office of Procurement, Rockville Center, 255 Rockville Pike, Suite 180, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Stage I submissions must be received by November 6, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
Solicitations are mailed upon receipt of a written request received with payment, or they may be picked up upon receipt of payment. Cash, checks, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, & Discover) are accepted. Make checks or money orders payable to MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND.
Additional Information:
Randall M. Hawkins, AIA, LEED® AP
Architect, Building Design Section, DCD, DPWT
101 Monroe Street , 11 th Floor
Rockville , MD 20850-2540
Tel: 240-773-3429
Fax: 240-777-6003

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5th "Véhicule Utilitaire" European Design Competition
Sponsor: SNEEP, société éditrice de L'argus de l'automobile
Type: Open, European, ideas
Timetable:
06 Nov 2006 - Registration deadline
06 Dec 2006 - Oral presentations in morning, winners announced in evening at Eiffel Tower
Eligibility: Open to students enrolled at design and architecture schools in the European Union
Awards:
1st prize - €3,000 and an internship in the design studio of a major automobile manufacturer
2nd prize - €1,500
3rd prize - €500
Design Challenge:
Design a global and universal Utility Vehicle, and devise ways of downgrading and adapting the vehicle, likely to meet the local specifications of the developing country of your choice. The goal is to explore and perfect the tools needed to respond to saturation of the automobile market in the industrialised countries while at the same time responding to growth in new emerging economies. These markets are the new frontier, which automobile makers want to tackle with new products designed specifically to meet local expectations.
Additional Information:
SNEEP, société éditrice de L'Argus de l'automobile
1, Place Boieldieu
75002 Paris
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www.argusauto.com/trophees

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Sherwood Forest Visitor Complex
Sponsor: Nottinghamshire County Council
Type: International, call for expression of interest
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Timetable:
13 Oct 2006 - Expression of Interest deadline (13:00)
Awards: Up to 6 short-list teams - honorarium of £4,000 plus VAT. The winner of the competition will initially be commissioned to develop their design proposal up to RIBA Stage D, in time for a planning application to be made ahead of the bid submission in May 2007.
The Competition:
The RIBA Competition invites architectural practices to submit Expressions of Interest to design the new visitor complex that is integral to the ‘Sherwood Forest: Living Legend' bid. The c.3,000 m2 multipurpose complex will act as the focal point for the sustainable development of Sherwood Forest. This will need to balance visitor experience with the environmental needs of a forest resource of national and European significance, together with the social and economic benefits to the local community. A series of raised walkways and multi-user (pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders etc) routes are also planned to link the complex to the forest, bringing the magic of Sherwood and its unique natural landscape to life.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0) 113-234-1335
Fax: +44(0) 113 2460744
www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sherwoodforest

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International ideas competition for master-planning the new Paris Courthouse
Sponsors: The Minister of Justice, Mr Pascal Clément, and the Minister of Culture, Mr Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres
Type: Open, international, ideas
Location: Paris, France
Timetable:
16 Oct 2006 - Submission deadline
Eligibility: Open to architects and town planners, and to 4th-year architecture students worldwide.
Awards:
3 Proffesional Awards - worth 40,000 euros each
5 Student Awards -  worth 10,000 euros each
Design Challenge:
Bring forth architectural and urban planning ideas to achieve the best possible implementation of this exceptional court construction project (100,000 m2) - the new Paris Courthouse on the Tolbiac-Halle Freyssinet site in the Paris Rive Gauche ZAC (Mixed Development Zone) in the 13th District.
Additional Information:
www.competitionparisjustice.com/

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GALAPAGOS - 0 LATITUDE: SUSTAINABLE URBANISM AND ARCHITECTURE
Type: Open, international, RFP
Sponsors: IUA International Union of Architects, RAGA Regional de Arquitectos del Grupo Andino, FPAA Pan­American Federation of Architects¹ Associations
Languages: Spanish and English
Location: Ecuador
Timetable:
16 Oct 2006 - Registration deadline (online)
01 Nov 2006, 6:00 pm - Submission deadline (Works arriving after the time and date are not eligible, so ship in advance. See website for further details on avoiding issues in customs.)
13 Nov 2006 - Winners announced
17 Nov 2006 - Exposition
Eligibility: Professional and student urban planners, architects, and landscape architects
Jury: See website
Fee:
Professional Category US$95
Student Category US$45
Awards: See website
Design Challenge:
Its purpose is to lend visibility to human settlement issues on the Galapagos Islands and provide a place to react on alternatives for future sustainable towns. Ecuador gets its name from the zero­latitude line at the equator.
Additional Information:
International Competition
BAQ/ 2006 Commission
Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador ­
Provincia de Pichincha
Núñez de Vela N 35-204 e Ignacio San María
Quito, Ecuador
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www.baq2006.com

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MODULAR EXHIBITION SYSTEMS
Sponsor: The Trade Fair Institution of Madrid, IFEMA, a Public Consortium constituted by the Regional Government of Madrid, the Town Council of Madrid, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid and Caja de Madrid
Type: Open, international, anonymous, ideas
Language: Spanish
Timetable:
14 Sept 2006 - Inquiries deadline
21 Sept 2006 - Answers published online
26 Oct 2006 - Submission deadline
09 Nov 2006 - Winners announced
Eligibility: All professionals and students in fields related to the subject of the competition (architects, decorators, industrial designers, graphic designers, advertising professionalsŠ), Spanish or not.
Awards:
The three best proposals will be awarded a prize of 8,000 euros each and the promotion for their possible development by companies specialised in the sale of modular exhibition systems.
Design Challenge:
Each fair that is mounted with a modular system has a set of specific requirements, not only with regard to what is exhibited (from jewellery to building machinery, to give two contrasting examples), but also with regard to the personality of the fair, the type of visitor, the atmosphere that is to be transmitted in each case, the spatial organisation and the layout of the pavilions (which is not the subject of this competition)Š One could say, it is rather a kind of ³catalogue of requirements², all of which must be solved by the systems proposed by the entrants.  The systems must allow for modules of 0.5m in length.
Additional Information:
OCAM ­ Oficina de Concursos de Arquitectura de Madrid
c/ San Lucas 6, local ­ 28004 ­ Madrid. Spain.
Tel: +34 91 700 11 38
Fax: + 34 91 700 11 89
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www.coam.es/concursos

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The Hobart Waterfront International Design Competition
Supporters: Sullivans Cove Waterfront Authority on behalf of the State Government of Tasmania, The Royal Australian Institute of Architects, The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, The Planning Institute of Australia
Type: Open, international, ideas
Location: Hobart, Australia
Timetable:
01 Dec 2006 - Submission deadline
Jan 2007 - Winners announced
Eligibility: Open to all professional architects, urban designers and landscape architects‹in teams or individually‹and students of those disciplines.
Awards:
3 winning entries - A$150,000 total
Student prize - A$10,000
Design Challenge:
The Hobart Waterfront International Design Competition seeks visionary design proposals for one of the city¹s historical sites, an area where cultural importance is reflected in a unique collection of heritage buildings.
Additional Information:
www.hwidc.tas.gov.au

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Stockholm Public Library
Subject: Addition to Stockholm Public Library
Sponsors: City of Stockholm; Swedish Association of Architects
Type: International, open, 2-stage (both stages anonymous)
In the 2nd stage, potential finalists will be required to present a team
which has the ability to complete the project.
Language: English
Fee: None
Timetable:
1 June 2006 - Competition brief available
October 2006 - Closing date for first stage
May 2007 - Start of 2nd stage of competition
Prize money: SEK 2.2 million
Design Challenge
The aim is for the competition to result in an extension of high architectural quality and a world-class combined library function with Asplund’s main library as an integral part. The library needs the extension in order to preserve the function of the Asplund building as a public library. The library will need about 24,000 sqm compared to the 14,000 sqm it has today, of which 7,500 sqm are in the Asplund building. The extension should quadruple the current space available to the general public in the existing library.
For more information, go to:
www.arkitekt.se/asplund

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Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) Seventh International Student Design Competition 2006: A Small Sustainable Sports Centre
Type: open, international, student
Sponsors: HOK Sports, The Architectural Review
Language: English
Timetable:
16 June 2006 - Inquiries deadline
10 November 2006 - Registration and submission deadline
15 December 2006 - Results announced
Eligibility: The competition is open to all students, worldwide, who at the time of preparing their submission are registered at a Higher Education Institution. It is not limited to those studying in Commonwealth Countries. Individual and group entries are acceptable. Entries from multi-disciplinary groups are welcome.
Jury: CAA President Llewellyn van Wyk of South Africa, Peter Davey, former Editor of the Architectural Review and a representative of HOK Sport
Awards:
First Prize - £2000
Second Prize - £800
Third Prize - £400
A bonus of £200 will be awarded to the best prize-winning, multi-disciplinary group entry (i.e. a submission from a team comprising two or more people from different disciplines that is placed first, second or third). All students are eligible for first, second and third prizes. An additional £200 has been reserved for the best submission from a student (or team of students) in the first or second year of academic study at the time of the entry being made, where the entry has not been awarded one of the principal prizes. Any prize awarded for a group submission will be shared equally by members of the group. Winning entries will be published in the Architectural Review and displayed at the Conference.
Design Challenge:
Competitors are asked to design a small sustainable sports centre that will serve as a focus for a poor community. Entrants can choose a site from within their own region, but this is not mandatory. It can be located in a rural or an urban context. It can be a sports pavilion or an urban sports facility featuring regeneration. The architectural response to the site will be amongst the criteria for judging the competition.
Additional Information and Queries:
Commonwealth Association of Architects
PO Box 508
Edgware, HA8 9XZ
United Kingdom
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 20 8951 0550
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www.comarchitect.org
Submissions:
CAA Design Competition 2006
c/o Institute of Architects Bangladesh
House #11, Road #4
Dhanmondi Residential Area
Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
Entrants must ensure that all costs relating to the carriage of their entry, including any customs duties have been paid in full at the point of dispatch. Late entries will not be considered.

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Chichester District Museum
Type: Open, international, 2-stage, RFQ
Location: West Sussex, UK
Timetable:
15 Aug 2006, 12:00 noon - Stage 1: Expression of interest deadline
21 Aug 2006 - Shortlist for competitive interviews
11 Sept 2006 - Site visit
23 Oct 2006 - Interviews/Presentations
Eligibility: All registered architects worldwide
Jury: See website
Awards: See website. Stage-2 Interviews will seek preliminary ideas and thoughts in response to a site visit. In recognition of this an equal honorarium of £1,500 (plus VAT) will be paid to each invited team.
Design Challenge:
A site on Tower Street, within the historic core of the city, has been identified for development to provide a new district museum for the city and district.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competition Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
Tel: +44(0) 113 2341335
Fax: +44(0) 113 2460744
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Muji Award 01: ³SUMI² - corner / edge / end
Type: Open, international, RFP
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Timetable:
31 Aug 2006 - Submission deadline
Eligibility: Anyone may apply regardless of whether they are corporate or private individuals, freelancer designers, in-house corporate designers, students etc. Works are restricted to new domestic or international offerings.
Jury: Kazuko Koike, Takashi Sugimoto, Kenya Hara, Naoto Fukasawa and Masaaki Kanai
Awards:
Gold Prize - 20,000 US$
Three Silver Prizes - 3,000 US$
Six Bronze Prizes - 1,000 US$
Design Challenge:
The theme is ³SUMI².  The objective is not to design something that is placed in the middle of the room, but towards the edges, not at the centre and not directly around the centre; you should look for somewhere that evades the eye, send us an object designed for that place, and name it as you wish.  We are not asking for any particular genre, it could be anything from furniture, stationery and office equipment, to everyday items.     
Additional Information:
Muji Award Staff
(c/o Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd.)
4-26-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Tokyo 170-8424, Japan
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www.muji.net/award/eng_essentials.html

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SITE/SIGHT: LANDSCAPE&ARCHITECTURE
Type: Open, RFP
Location: Cazenovia, NY
Timetable:
01 Sept 2006 - Submission deadline
Eligibility: Seeking site-specific installations from artists/architects/landscape architects who integrate notions of point of view, landscape, architecture and art.
Awards:
Projected stipend will be $2000 (depending on grant funding). Residency at the Park is free for up to one month; residence hosts up to four individuals at a time; no children or pets please (sorry!); subject to availability. Catalog with color photographs will be produced.
Fee: US$20.00
Background:
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, one of the first outdoor sculpture parks in the country is also unique in its mission of showcasing emerging and established artists whose work focuses on the relationships between art and nature. The Park is located on a picturesque hilltop (elevation 1200 feet) and offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding area, including farms and lakes. Throughout the Park¹s 104 acres of woods, meadows, ponds and wetlands are site-specific sculptures, most created out of natural materials and many designed to dissolve back into the landscape. The Park¹s buildings include an A-frame studio (still used by the Park¹s founder, Dorothy Riester) and a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Usonian style residence which now serves as staff offices. There is also a gallery, education ³barn² and other outbuildings. See website for more details regarding history, mission and landscape.
Additional Information:
STONE QUARRY HILL ART PARK
ATTN: MONIKA BURCZYK, ARTS COORDINATOR
3883 Stone Quarry Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
315-655-3196
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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES PROJECT: Pfluger Bridge Extension/Gables Town Lake Public Art Project
Sponsor: Austin¹s Art in Public Places (AIPP)
Type: Open, national, RFQ
Timetable:
01 Sept 2006 - Submission deadline
Nov 2006 - Project Information Meeting
Jan 2007 - Selection Panel reviews proposals/Artist chosen
June 2007 - Artist submits final design/plan
Summer 2007 - Contract for Commission
Early 2008 - Installation and Project completed
Eligibility: Artists/artist teams 18 years or older who reside in the United States
Design Challenge:
Create unique artwork for one(or more) of the sites located in the area known as Lumberman¹s Sandy Beach tract in downtown Austin,TX.
Additional Information:
Art in Public Places (Gables Town Lake Project)
City Hall, Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services
301 W. Second Street, Suite 2030
Austin, TX 78701
Megan Crigger, Art in Public Places Administrator
Tel: (512) 974-9312
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www.cityofaustin.org/aipp

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Royal College of Art - Battersea, North Site
Type: Open, international, 3-stage, RFQ
Location: London, UK
Timetable:
06 Sept 2006, noon - Expression of Interest deadline
18 Sept 2006 - Stage 1 longlisting
09 Oct 2006 - Interviews and shortlist agreed
16 Oct 2006 - Brief issued to shortlisted teams
23 Oct 2006 onwards - Visits to shortlisted offices and completed buildings
29 Nov 2006 - Submission of design concept proposals
11 Dec 2006 - Final judging/interviews
Eligibility: Open to all architect-led design teams worldwide. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to deliver the project from within the UK.
Jury: Sir Idris Pearce, Chairman of College¹s Building and Estates Committee; Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, Rector; Garry Philpott, Director of Administration; Professor Alan Cummings, Pro-Rector; Sarah Miller, Member of College Council; Professor Nigel Coates, Professor of Architecture; RIBA lead adviser - tbc; RIBA adviser - tbc
Awards:
An equal honorarium of £5,000 (plus VAT) will be paid to each Stage 3 team. It is intended that the successful team work up their design concept through to completion, subject to funding and planning. The winner¹s honorarium represents an advance on professional fee.
Competition Format:
Stage 1:    Expressions of interest
Stage 2:    A longlist of up to 9 teams invited to attend an interview
Stage 3:    A shortlist of up to 6 teams to be invited to produce concept design proposals.
The RIBA Competitions Office is organising a competition on behalf of the Royal College of Art for the development of a site at Battersea Bridge Road in London, SW11. The competition seeks expressions of interest from architect-led multi-disciplinary design teams, comprising an architect, structural engineer, building services engineer and all specialist sub-consultants to these disciplines. The site, which has a footprint of approximately 4,500 square metres, will provide accommodation for teaching, research and support services.
Background:
A major estates strategy review undertaken several years ago concluded that, in order to maintain its leading role in postgraduate teaching and research in art and design, the college needed a significant increase in its accommodation. An opportunity has arisen to acquire and develop a site adjacent to the Sculpture Building, which is situated about two miles south of the main Kensington Gore campus at Battersea. The aim is to create a substantial second site, containing space for teaching, research, business-related activities and a range of support activities. The total cost of the building works is estimated to be in the range of £17-£25 million.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competition Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds, LS2 7PS
UK
Tel: +44(0) 113 2341335
Fax: +44(0) 113 2460744
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THE PAN­AMERICAN QUITO ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE COMPETITION
Sponsors: IUA International Union of Architects, RAGA Regional de Arquitectos del Grupo Andino, FPAA Pan­American Federation of Architects¹ Associations
Type: Open, international, awards
Timetable:
08 Sept 2006, 6:00 pm - Submission deadline (EXTENDED)
13-17 Nov 2006 - Winners announced
13 Nov 2006 - Exhibition
Eligibility: All design professionals of the Americas
Fee: See website
Jury: See website
Awards: All participating projects will be published in the XV Quito Pan-American Architecture Biennale Catalogue and will be part of the BAQ/2006: Visible Cities exhibition.  See website for more details.
Introduction:
Twenty­eight years ago, the Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador, Pichincha province, instituted the Pan­American Quito Architecture Biennale (BAQ from the Spanish). Its uninterrupted appearance has made it the premier platform for the comparison of built work on the continental Americas. Hundreds of unpublished works from North, Central and South America participate in each release of the BAQ.  See website for more details about the following participation categories and sub-categories:
Architectural Design
Social Housing
Environmental Design
Interior Architecture
Urban and Landscape Design
Interventions in Historic Sites
Unbuilt Projects
Theory, History and Critique of Architectural, Landscape and Urban Design
Periodical Publications Specializing in Design
Additional Information:
Pan-American Competition
BAQ/ 2006 Commission
Colegio de Arquitectos del Ecuador ­
Provincia de Pichincha
Núñez de Vela N 35-204 e Ignacio San María
Quito, Ecuador
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TRANSITIONS: LIGHT ON THE MOVE
Sponsor: Philips
Type: Open, international, anonymous, ideas
Timetable:
12 September 2006 - Submission deadline
Eligibility: Open to professionals and students, both Spanish and foreign, in the field of architecture or any other branch of plastic arts or design (graphic, industrialŠ).
Awards:
1st Prize - 5,000 euros
2nd Prize - 3,000 euros
3rd Prize - 1,000 euros
The Jury may agree to granting special mentions to as many projects as it deems worthy.
Background:
The aim of this series of events is to show that light offers infinite possibilities as a working material in architecture and design. New lighting technologies, such as fibre optics or LEDs, allow a higher degree of experimentation than traditional lighting methods. This fact is shown in the creations of seven containers that will be exhibited in Madrid at the end of September, at Matadero Madrid. The different teams presented highly imaginative proposals which, naturally, posed technical challenges for their execution. The close collaboration with these teams of designers allowed Philips to materialise the architectural ideas, with fascinating results.
Design Challenge:
The aim of the competition is to design a lighting installation in accordance with the following design premises:
- The work must be executed in the interior of a 2.4 m x 2.4 m x 6 m container.
- The light should be the protagonist of the concept and allow visitors to the container to directly experience its influence in the space.
- The project should be based on the most innovative systems of Philips Lighting, such as LED lighting or the new dynamic lighting system for offices, further information on which can be obtained at Philips¹ website:
http://www.lighting.philips.com
Additional Information:
OCAM ­ Oficina de Concursos de Arquitectura de Madrid
c/ San Lucas 6, local ­ 28004 ­ Madrid. Spain.
Tel: +34 91 700 11 38
Fax: + 34 91 700 11 89
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Waiting rooms
Type: Open, international, ideas
Timetable:
15 Sept 2006 - Registration deadline
Eligibility: Open to students (graduating in 2006) and young professionals in Europe
Awards:
1st Prize - 75% discount on registration fees for the Master's Programme in Urban Management and Architectural Design at Domus Academy (13,000 euros + 20% VAT)
2nd Prize - 50% discount
Design Challenge:
Ideas Spring Competition 2007, now in its fourth year, is intended to promote innovative ways of making waiting areas in the city more liveable.  Waiting areas include parking lots, meeting areas, pedestrian crossings, places where people wait for varying amounts of time. They may be private or public, indoors or outdoors, but what they all have in common is the way they tend to be abandoned, without any particular identity or quality.  The competition aims to make waiting into a pleasurable experience.
Additional Information:
Domus Academy "Ideas Spring Competition 2007"
Via Watt 27
20143 Milan
Italy
Urban Management and Architectural Design Department
Bianca Campos
Tel: +39 0242414001
Fax: +39 024222525
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Bathing Beauties National & International Competitions for New Coastal Architecture: Art meets Architecture on the Lincolnshire coast, UK
Type: Open, international, 3-stage, RFP
Timetable:
22 Sept 2006 - Stage 1 submission deadline
Sept 2006 - Stage 2 launches
April 2007 - Stage 3 launches
Eligibility: Competition 1 is only open to professional artists, architects & designers. Competition 2 is open to registered architects or teams which include a registered architect. Collaborations with artists particularly welcome.
Jury: Simon Conder (Architect, Simon Conder Associates), Dr. Kathryn Ferry (Architectural Historian and beach hut expert), Michael Trainor (Lead Artist)
Fee: £20 (refunded with submissions)
Competition 1: Re-imagining the Beach Hut
You are invited to re-imagine the beach hut for the 21st Century as part of a Œlinear gallery¹ of dramatic & beautiful new seaside architecture on a superb stretch of Lincolnshire coastline, UK.
4 prizes of £1,500 with a further £20,000 for each winning entrant to build, deliver & install their proposed design. Submissions will be scale model only. Additional prize of £500 for best model entered.
Competition 2: Beach Front Restaurant / Boathouse
To submit designs for a new beachside restaurant and look-out incorporating a boathouse & facilities for the Royal Life Saving Society at Chapel St Leonards on the Lincolnshire coast. First prize £3,500, second prize £1,500.
Additional Information:
For full details and competition pack visit the web or apply by post ­ send a cheque for £20 payable to Bathing Beauties with an A4 sae (postage stamps 94p). Please state Competition 1, Competition 2, or BOTH (£20 fee covers both).
Bathing Beauties
PO Box 4203
Manchester, M60 1SP
England
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Montreal du Gers: an ecological resort
Type: Open, international, anonymous, 3-stage, RFP
Language: French
Timetable:
29 Sept 2006 - Registration deadline
28 Feb 2007 - Submission deadline
Design Challenge:
The competition programme requires construction of 500 residential units employing innovative technologies such as solar and photovoltaic heating (available land: 35 hectares, surface area to be built: 36,000 m2). The plan must be of high environmental quality, taking into account economic considerations and the goals of sustainable development. The ecological resort village will include not only the residences but sports facilities, commercial spaces, services, etc.
Additional Information:
DIII Alsace Espace Contemporains
111, rue du Général Gouraud
67210 Obernai
Tel: 03 88483860
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INFINITE STRIP 2006
Sponsor: ARQUITECTUM
Type: Open, international, student, ideas
Timetable:
15 Aug 2006 - Inquiries deadline
20 Aug 2006 - Early registration deadline
30 Sept 2006 - Late registration deadline
17 Oct 2006 - Submission deadline via email
24 Oct 24 2006 - Submission deadline via post
01 Dec 2006 - Winners announced
01 Jan 2007 - Online exhibition
Eligibility: All students and bachelor¹s degrees of architecture from any university in the world may participate.
Awards: See website
Fees:
Early Registration:  US$75
Late Registration:  US$115
Background:
The INFINITE STRIP is a method for teaching design that, in comparison with many teaching systems used in contemporary design workshops, takes into account indispensable aspects of Modern Architecture that have been partially or totally forgotten.  The method of the ³Infinite Strip² tries to rescue basic principles of modern architecture in its ³heroic² phase (Mies, Le Cobusier, Terragni) and tries to add a new and contemporary significance.
Design Challenge:
Each contestant will develop a project within the parameters established by the ³Infinite Strip² within a Base Structure of 15 levels (90 meters in height) that will be specified by ARQUITECTUM.  This element is a vertical variation of the ³Habitational Unit² by Le Corbusier (specifically Marseilles) in which the modules that form part of the basic structure are developed independently as inserted ³cells.²  Each maintains its own ³location² at the same time that the complex conforms a ³whole² that works as a defined block in and of itself.  The project calls for the planning of 14 units of duplex apartments based on the ³infinite strip² design method.  These units must have a built area of no less than 300 mts2 (300 meters squared) which will be located on each corresponding level.  The complete program will be defined by each participant and will form part of the proposal‹as well as the evaluation‹but must at least include the following basic areas to be considered a housing unit. 
*    Social spaces:  A place to gather
*    Private spaces:  Bedrooms, lounges, etc.
*    Service spaces: Spaces for eating (kitchens, daily dining rooms, service personnel quarters, etc.) as well as multiple restrooms.
Additional Information:
Arq. Gabriela Freyre
ARQUITECTUM
Jr. José del Llano y Zapata 173- Oficina 1
San Isidro
LIMA 27
PERU
Tel: 51-1-2227459
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6th Annual Peepshow Pavilion Design Competition
Type: Open, international, anonymous, RFP
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Eligibility: Open to either solo or team entries from artists, architects and designers.
Timetable:
15 Aug 2006 - Inquiries deadline
25 Aug 2006 - Entry Fee and Submission deadline
01 Sept 2006 - Late submission deadline
13-14 Sept 2006 - Jury deliberations
15 Sept 2006 - Winners announced
8-17 Sept 2006 - Publication and exhibition of entries during ARTCITY 2006
Fee: $50 CDN in the form of a money order only; $75 late fee
Jury:
Randall Stout, of Randall Stout Architects, Inc, and artist/filmaker Peter Greenaway. Individuals from the Calgary community will be teamed with the international guests for the jury.
Prizes
Winner - $3000 CDN. The winning team is responsible for the preparation of construction
drawings for their proposal. ARTCITY reserves the right to select more than one.
Design Challenge:
The 2006 festival theme of TRUTH & LIES will provide viewers and participants with a forum for critical discourse surrounding ideas of replication, illusion and fiction. The opposing concepts of TRUTH and LIES invite a redefinition of how art, design, and architecture reside within personal dialogue. ‘TRUTH’ and ‘LIES’ are concepts, conditions, which express a clear and undeniable relationship with their context. It is an intriguing theme through which to explore art and design. Opinion, individual perspective, and intention can be reexamined through values of fiction, interpretation, and clarity of concept.
Additional Information:
Colby Brygidyr
SHB Architects
1900 11th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2G 3G2
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http://www.art-city.ca/ and directly to the call for sumbissions
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Line of Site
Type: Open, international, ideas
Sponsors: ACO Technologies, Sony Corporation, Building Design bd, SketchUp by Google
Eligibility: Open to all worldwide 18 years or older.
Timetable:
29 June 2006 - Everest Base camp Submission deadline
03 Aug 2006 - UNDP World Waters' Embassy Headquarters Submission deadline
07 Sept 2006 - Thames Tideway 'Opera House' Submission deadline
Fee: None
Prizes: 12 finalists - Sony VAIO Professional notebooks; 1st Prize - Top-of-line notebook fully loaded with the latest professional versions of SketchUp and Google Earth; bundle of peripherals and Sony MP3 Player; 2nd and 3rd Prize - Fully loaded mid-range professional notebooks, peripherals and MP3 Walkmans; 9 Finalists - Fully loaded entry-level professional notebooks
Design Challenge:
Line of Site is a competition for sketch designs -not fully developed designs. The organisers are looking for the initial ideas that capture the essence of creativity and mark the point when those ideas take shape. You can submit your sketch as a freehand drawing or as a digital image. There are three parts to the competition:
Everest Base camp: Facilitates as a hostel for climbers preparing ascent, a mountain clinic/emergency hospital, education centre for managing/protecting the environment, and a waste management centre (disposables resulting from expeditions).
UNDP World Waters' Embassy Headquarters: An HQ for world water management (drought regions). An International office for policy and for water development projects -from drinking water to agricultural development. It would be as much a statement as it would be political hub. Projects will be managed from the embassy.
Thames Tideway 'Opera House': A visual landmark in the same vein as Sydney Opera house but versatile in nature -to be used as a Gallery, an Opera House, a Theatre and small exhibition centre. It will offer restaurant facilities and some unique form of promoting conservation in the area.
Additional Information:
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Re-inventing the Bike Shed
Type: Open, international, ideas
Sponsor: Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects LLP, Sogol Architects, Bikeoff/Defense Against Crime, Blueprint, Southwark Cyclists
Location: Southwark, UK
Timetable:
04 Sept 2006 - Submission deadline (10:00 am)
15-30 Sept 2006 - Winners announced and exhibited
Eligibility: Open to all
Fee: None
Jury: John Grimshaw, director, Sustrans; Wayne Hemingway, designer; Vicky Richardson, editor, Blueprint; Duncan Riches, co-curator, Reinventing the Bike Shed exhibition; Jon Snow, presenter Channel 4 News; Adam Thorpe, designer, Bikeoff/Design Against Crime Research Centre
Awards:
1st Prize - The Avenue Broadway, www.avenue-cykler.dk/broadway1.html, "A Danish street machine with hub gears and roller brakes. Beautiful design, low maintenance and very fast." 1-year subscription to Blueprint
2nd Prize - The Jopo, www.helkamavelox.fi/fi/products/girls/HY122.html, "A Finnish design icon of the 60's, reintroduced for our times"
3rd Prize - Cycloc, a simple solution for bike storage designed by Andrew Lang
5 runners-up - Signed copy of Matt Seaton's book On Your Bike Introduction:
Cycling is a fantastic way to get around the city. People quickly become convinced by the freedom and convenience of cycling, not to mention the benefits to your health, your bank balance and the environment. Two of the biggest deterrents to cycling are bicycle theft and lack of storage in the home, workplace and on the street. The provision of secure cycle parking is essential if people are to be encouraged to use a cycle as a means of transport. By indicating to the public that cyclists are welcome, cycle parking facilities can act as a message to encourage more cycle users in the future. Reinventing the bike shed is a competition to find new, inventive solutions for bike parking and storage.
Design Challenge:
Designs can be on any scale and for any end use: from a one-off locking device in your back yard, or a natty device for use in the hallway of a Victorian house, to a large scale ‘bike shed'. Solutions could be incorporated within street furniture. They could have integral locking, lighting and roofing. The designs can be for single use in any location or be oriented more towards ‘high capacity' cycle parking. Solutions could investigate ways of accommodating bikes in small spaces, such as an inner city flat, or retrofitting cycle parking in offices, schools and public venues. They could look at ideas for innovative and secure bike parking in the public realm or consider specialist veloparks with counter service and integral showers. Judges will be looking for the most inventive solutions that push the boundaries while contributing to the overall design of the location, whether the streetscape, domestic or workplace environment. Make sure your entry gives an idea of materials, colour and manufacturing techniques.
Additional Information:
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www.designagainstcrime.com
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New Country House Hotel
Sponsor: Private Client
Type: Open, international, RFQ
Location: Lancashire, UK 
Timetable:
13 Sept 2006 - Expression of Interest (RFQ) deadline 16.00 hours
18 Sept 2006 (week of) - Shortlist selected
25 Sept 2006 (week of) - Brief to shortlist
02 and 09 Oct 2006 - Site visits
08 Nov 2006 - Submission deadline
04 Dec 2006 (week of) - Winners announced
Eligibility: Open to registered architects and architectural practices
Jury: The RIBA will be represented on the judging panel by John Tweed, Tweed Nuttall Warburton and immediate past President, George Ferguson.
Awards:
4 teams - £4000+VAT honorarium
Background:
Expressions of interest are invited from architects seeking an opportunity to design a new country house hotel, circa 20-25 bedrooms, on the original site of E W Pugin's Croston Hall in the village of Croston, Nr Chorley, S W Lancashire. The original Croston Hall was built in 1857 for the de Trafford family but was demolished in 1964. The character and quality of the surrounding woodland and pastoral landscape reflects the fact that the site has been in continuous habitation for some four hundred years.
The new hotel will form part of a wider proposal, which will include the conversion of an existing stable block and adjacent wall garden into a restaurant and the restoration of surrounding parkland, avenue, and gardens. The competition will be for the hotel element only.
The winning design will demonstrate the best of contemporary design expressed through proven construction technology and a viable sustainable energy strategy. The winning design will respond harmoniously (but not necessarily conventionally) to this exceptional location.
RFQ:
Supply three copies of the following information: 10 A4 single sided pages of written text, which should include: motivation for applying; evidence of previous experience; details of other relevant and completed projects; a description of the architectural team and of any consultants to be associated with the project. The written text may be supplemented by a maximum of 10 A4 pages of graphic material, however applications should not exceed 20 A4 single sided pages in total.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds, LS2 7PS
UK
www.ribacompetitions.com

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Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery: East Wing Development

Sponsors: Maidstone Borough Council
Type: Open, international, 2-stage, RFQ
Location: Maidstone, UK
Timetable:
19 Sept 2006 - Stage 1 expressions of interest deadline (2:00 pm GMT)
02 Oct 2006 - Invitation to shortlist
13 Nov 2006 - Stage 2 interviews
Eligibility:
Open to architect-led multi-disciplinary design teams.  
Jury:
To be confirmed at the next stage, but it expected to include: Maidstone Borough Council's Deputy Chief Executive; Museum Manager, Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery; Councillor(s) from the Cabinet and RIBA architectural adviser Malcolm Reading.
Awards:
A maximum of six design teams will be invited to proceed to the competitive interview stage. By way of contribution to travel and other expenses a payment of £500 will be paid to architects invited to interview.
Background:
The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by Maidstone Borough Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum buildings are Grade II* listed. The museum's collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.
The three key aims are:
1. Long-term preservation of the collections
2. Greater public involvement in the museum and its collections
3. Increased use of the museum and its collections.
The Competition:
In Stage 1, expressions of interest are invited for a £2.74 million bid to improve the services and facilities at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The East Wing Development Project forms the second phase of the museum's re-development, following the renovation of the West Wing supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and completed in 2003. In Stage 2, selection will take the form of a competitive interview organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions Office on behalf of the client, Maidstone Borough Council. The objective of the competition is to identify an architect-led team to take the project forward and through to completion, subject to a successful funding application. A Stage 1 application for funding was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in March 2006. HLF's decision will be communicated in September 2006. If successful at Stage One a detailed Stage Two application will be submitted to HLF in September 2007. If granted, Stage Two approval will be given in January 2008. Work will start in spring 2008 (the 150th anniversary of the founding of the museum) and will be completed in the summer of 2009.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
UK
Tel: +44(0) 113 2341335
Fax: +44(0) 113 2460744
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A G LEVENTIS ART GALLERY
Type: Open, international, 2-stage, expressions of interest
Sponsor: A G Leventis Foundation
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Timetable:
26 Sept 2006 - Expressions of interest submission deadline (Noon GMT)
16 Oct 2006 - Shortlist invitation
Mid Jan 2007 - Interviews and presentation of ideas
End Jan 2007 - Winner announced
Eligibility: The competition is open to all architect-led design teams.
Jury: Karin Georgiadou, architect, Nicosia; Iain Langlands, architectural advisor, Leventis Foundation; Leventis Foundation Representative; Graham Morrison, architect, London; Agni Petridou, architect, Nicosia Municipality; Theocharis David, architect, Nicosia
Awards:
Up to 6 Finalists - Honorarium of Cy£4,150 for travel/expenses. The final winner's honorarium will be treated as part advance payment of the architect's fee.
The Competition:
Expressions of interest are invited from architects for the design of a site in central Nicosia, Cyprus. The principal building on the site is to be an art gallery, with supporting accommodation, which will take the form of luxury flats for rental plus a small restaurant. The indicative gross budget (excluding fees and VAT) for the project is Cy£6,900,000. It is the intention to appoint the winning team to take the project forward and through to completion. It is a requirement that, if the winning architect is not registered with ETEK (Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus) they will be expected to form an association with a firm of ETEK registered Cypriot architects.
Stage 1 : Expressions of interest and completion of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available online
Stage 2 : Competitive interview with an added design element.
The site is at present is used as a car park and is situated in a thriving commercial centre close to the 15th century walls of the old city. It is flat and flanks a busy one way street to the east. There are mature trees on the pavement, on the adjacent sites to the north and south and a few on the site itself. There are two distinguished buildings, built of local stone, dating from the beginning of the 20th century, one on the northern side and one across the street. The remaining nearby buildings are of mixed use, mostly two and three stories high but with some more recent ten storey office blocks on sites bordering the west side of the site.
Additional Information:
RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
United Kingdom
Tel: ++44(0) 113 2341335
Fax: ++44(0) 113 2460744
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Historic Center of Trescore Balneario
Type: Open, European, RFP
Location: Trescore Balneario, Italy
Language: Italian
Timetable:
30 Sept 2006 - Registration deadline
16 Oct 2006 - Inquiries deadline
29 Jan 2007 - Submission deadline
19 Mar 2007 - Winners announced
Eligibility: Professional architects, landscape architects, and planners with EWR
Awards:
1st Prize - €7,000
2nd Prize - €5,000
3rd Prize - €3,000
2 Honorable Mentions - €1,500 each
Fee: €100
The Competition:
The challenge is to create a master plan for the historic center of Trescore Balneario in order to transform it into a dynamic and remarkable urban destination with cultural and social offerings. The plan should respect and meet the needs of the surrounding population. The project is budgeted at 1,400,000 euro.
Additional Information:
Comune di Trescore Balneario
Via Locatelli 65
Trescore Balneario, BG 24069
Italy
Tel: 035-955611
Fax: 035-955605
info@comune. trescore-balneario.bg.it
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Building A Sustainable World / Life in Balance
Sponsors: California Chapter, RIBA-USA
Type: Open, international, 2-stage, RFP
Timetable:
01 Oct 2006 - Registration deadline
01 Nov 2006 - Submission deadline (12:00 noon PDT)
Eligibility:
Any individual from any country. If not an architect, team up with an accredited architect from the locality of your submitted project. We also encourage participants to engage in team work with and between architects from engineers, city planners, designers and the construction industry at large. Previously built works, or works in progress and/or development will be accepted as well, with no limit to the age of the project, which may already be up and running as a model solution; however no project that has been the subject of a previous award or competition may be considered.
Awards:
1st Prize - $10,000
2nd Prize - $5,000
3rd Prize - $2,500
Shortlisted finalists will have their work exhibited by the competition organizers, included in a catalogue of entries and invited to present their proposals at a public symposium. The first second and third prizes will not be announced until after we have run the symposium. Shortlisted candidates will be entitled to economy class transport and full board accommodation in order to attend the symposium. No Honorarium will be payable.
Fee: $100
The Competition:
The purpose is to generate positive action, discussion and education on “The Global Warming Crisis”. Stage 1 is to develop a concept for a maximum capacity sustainable community or an urban subdivision to address shifts in global climate, that have been so vividly demonstrated by increasing numbers of flooding and drought catastrophes. The community must be “off the grid”, in other words as autonomous and self sustaining as possible. And, beyond this, we would like to invite you to propose ways of making the community a positive contributor to the natural ecology. Alternative energy solutions need to be fully researched and integrated to identify advantages and to be realistic about risks and disadvantages. Our premise is that the sustainable community should start to reverse environmental damage rather than add to it. The community can include new industries, which must be clean and considerate to the quality of life for future generations. We want to create healthy, vibrant, non-toxic communities with a positive relationship, respect and regard for nature and our natural resources.
We have intentionally left the competition open to the entrant's imagination and strengths. We suggest that each entrant base their proposals upon a small community of approximately 1,000 people up to the size of a small city or subdivision of 50,000. Competition criteria will include the impact on the carrying capacity of nearby or distant natural resources, ecology and biomass, the elimination of toxic building materials and the extent to which the proposals consume land or compromise other activities or communities. The community will be judged on its ability to support the organic farming and healthy lifestyles, including swimming, cycling and walking where these can be locally sustained. Consideration will be given to the intelligent planning of what the community produces, such as crops for multiple uses such as hemp (used for its nutritious oil, rope and fabric and is drought and insect resistant) and straw which can be baled for use as animal fodder or as a building material. This is however, not a prescriptive competition, each set of ideas will considered on its merits.
Additional Information:
RIBA-USA Building A Sustainable World
P.O. Box 16043
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
USA
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