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...

Tuesday 11 September 2012

9th CAA International Student Competition: WISE

on Tuesday 11 September 2012 - 18:06:13 | by T Z H
CAA 2012 Wise Competition LogoArchitecture students from around the world are invited to design forward thinking environments for our ageing population. You are asked to design a dwelling or precinct for yourself and/or others when aged and retired. Your proposition may be a house for an extended family; a multi-generational precinct; an agile planning strategy accommodating changing family structures from cradle to grave; housing for unusual demographic mixes or another well-considered option. The competition asks for designs that facilitate security, dignity, access and participation of aged people in communities.

As part of the competition, entrants will propose a design scenario. The jury is interested in your strategies for connecting the elderly within the broader context of family and/or community considering relationships between different age groups rather than focusing on either gated retirement communities or nursing home facilities. The jury will be looking for proposals that respond to a deep understanding of the social and physical contexts within your selected site location. The size of the design proposition is not important in itself, but the design should be distinctive and compelling, with cultural value.

The competition is open to all architecture 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. Postgraduate research students and higher degree students are not eligible to take part but CAA welcomes undergraduate students and postgraduate coursework students working towards a professional architecture degree qualification. Entrants are encouraged to build a team with other students including students from other disciplines.

Key dates
Registration Opens - June, 2012
Question Close - November 9, 2012
Final Answers - November 16, 2012
Submissions Open - November 23, 2012
Submissions Close - January 11, 2012

First Prize: £2500 | Second Prize: £1000 | Third Prize: £600 

The Competition Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will be a part of the CAA Conference which will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
, in February 2013.

Visit the Competition site to know more.    

Saturday 09 June 2012

UrbanSOS: An Open Ideas Student Competition

on Saturday 09 June 2012 - 12:21:02 | by T Z H
urban SOS Students Design CompetitionUrban SOS is AECOM’s annual student competition. It was created to engage students in urban planning and design, architecture, landscape architecture, environmental restoration, and engineering with the issues confronting modern cities and to allow them to propose solutions that, if worthy, will be seen by established professionals in their field.
This year AECOM is seeking submissions for the 4th Annual Urban SOS competition. The theme of this year’s competition is Frontiers. Proposals should be on urban sites currently facing chronic livability challenges that are largely the result of a city’s location on a natural, political, cultural or economic border. Proposals should be implementable in the short term, as we will engage a local organization to help advance the proposed project.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of higher education in all countries of the world. Entrants must be enrolled in a certified program during the 2012 fall term. Bachelors, Masters, Ph.D. students in the field of studies like Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Planning, Natural Resource Sciences, Engineering, and related disciplines are eligible for the competition.

Submissions may be from individuals or teams of up to four members. Teams will benefit from having members of multiple disciplines. This year, we are encouraging entries from students enrolling in departments such as anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, international development, sustainable economics and the broader social sciences.    

By August 31, 2012 - Pre-registration of interest deadline  
By August 31, 2012 - Final submission deadline
September - Judging process  
October 1, 2012 - Announcement of semi-finalists  
Week of November 12, 2012 - Presentation and critique of semi-finalists’ submissions in Shanghai                


Each of the three finalist teams will receive an honorarium to contribute to travel expenses related to visiting Shanghai to present the team’s submission. The finalist honoraria are to contribute to expenses related to attendance and presentation in Shanghai only and cannot be exchanged for other prizes. In addition, each team will receive US$500 to contribute to additional costs. No other costs or fees will be covered by AECOM or the sponsors.  

The winning team (or teams) will receive a cash prize. The total prize money is valued at US$15,000, which may be divided amongst one or more winning teams.   

A further US$25,000 in cash and in kind staff hours will be donated by AECOM to a charitable or humanitarian organization or related agency to help further develop the winning proposal.   

Visit the Competition Site for further details.

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