Eligibility: Architect-led multi-disciplinary teams will be considered upon submission of an Expression of Interest
Timetable: 9 August 2010 – Competition launch 15 September 2010 – Expression of interest & PQQ deadline 4 October 2010 – Selection of shortlist 18 October 2010 – Shortlist notified / Stage 2 brief issued 1 November 2010 – Site visit / briefing session 2 December 2010 – Submission of Stage 2 material 10 January 2011 – Final interviews / Presentations
Awards: Each shortlisted team invited to proceed to the competition phase will receive an honorarium of £4,000
Jury: Renato Benedetti, McDowell + Benedetti, RIBA Adviser, Chair of the Panel Anne Mullins, Vital Arts, Barts and The London NHS Trust Debra Day, Procurement Manager, Barts and The London NHS Trust Head of Children’s Services - tbc Crispin Walkin Lea, Clinical Advisor, RLCH Skanska Representative - tbc HOK representative – tbc
Design Challenge: The RIBA is delighted to announce the launch of an invited design competition on behalf of Vital Arts, the arts organization for Barts and the London NHS Trust for the design of an internal children’s play space and exterior roof garden within the new Royal London Hospital set to open in 2012. The Royal London will be Britain’s biggest new hospital, providing general and specialist services to the population of east London and beyond.
The competition will follow an invited design process with an open trawl of interest. Architect-led multi-disciplinary teams are invited to send in their Expression of Interest along with the accompanying PQQ document.
Practical yet dynamic designs re sought to suit the multiple needs of patients. Much of the new hospital design is constrained by being part of a very large PFI-financed building program. These two spaces, as they are on a smaller scale and outside the building design contract, offer design teams the opportunity to create spaces that are contemporary, beautiful and innovative. They will be signature spaces for the Trust and high profile.
The proposed budget for the work is between £700,000 and £1 million.
Submission Requirements: Submissions should comprise: -20-page Expression of Interest (EoI) document -Completed PQQ
Three hard copies of the EoI document and one copy of the PQQ (separate, duly completed copies) must be provided along with an electronic version of all documentation in pdf format on a CD. Expressions of interest should be submitted on a maximum of 20 single sided A4 pages in total. The information should include the following: -Full contact details of the architectural practice -CVs of key people within the architectural practice proposed for this project -An introduction to the team, reason and motivation for applying -Details of relevant projects, including images -Names of proposed consultants ie: quantity surveyors, artists, landscape architects -Three client referees for the architectural practice (contact details only are required – architects will be notified in advance if references are to be taken up)
Sponsor: Kilbourne Group
Type: Open, international, ideas
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Eligibility: Open to all licensed and aspiring architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects, and students enrolled in related academic programs.
Timetable: 29 October 2010 – Registration deadline 2 November 2010 – Digital submissions accepted at competition.kilbournegroup.com 23 November 2010 – Submissions deadline 6-12 December 2010 – Public exhibition of finalists 10 December 2010 – Announcement of winners 22 December 2010 – Monetary awards distributed
Awards: First prize - $15,000 Second prize - $10,000 Honorable mention(s) - $1,000 each
Jury: Bob Stein – Senior planner, City of Fargo Cindy Urness – Associate Professor of Architecture, North Dakota State University Doug Burgum – Founder, Kilbourne Group Kathleen Pepple – Professor of Landscape Architecture, North Dakota State University Mary deLaittre – City planner Ronald P. Robson – US Bank
Design Challenge: Kilbourne Group is pleased to sponsor "Downtown Fargo: an urban-infill competition". This is an international, conceptual urban ideas competition open to architects, designers, engineers, landscape architects and aspiring students. The canvas is the U.S. Bank plaza and surface parking lot property in Downtown Fargo, North Dakota. The challenge is to envision an exceptional multi-use space that accommodates retail, residential, parking, office, and civic space. The space needs to convey the energy of “live, work and play” in Downtown Fargo. First prize in the competition is $15,000.
The Fargo metropolitan area has a vibrant population of nearly 200,000, with an additional 30,000 college student residents. The community is known for recession-proof growth, a skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment, and an outstanding quality of life. Fargo epitomizes the Midwestern values of hard work, honesty and integrity.
Submission Requirements: Beginning Tuesday, November 2, registered entrants will be able to digitally submit entries in PDF format to the competition website at competition.kilbournegroup.com. The digital files must be able to be printed and mounted on three anonymous 24-inches by 36-inch boards positioned long-edge for a combined size of 72-inches by 36-inches. The overall composition can be presented in landscape or portrait orientation. Top competition finalists will be professionally printed, mounted, and viewed from a distance of approximately 4 feet. Hard copies may be submitted to 102 Broadway Suite 202 Fargo, ND 58102 in supplement to the digital submission.
In addition to presentation boards, each entrant must submit a 500 word or less, plain-text brief describing the proposed urban solution.
All entries must be complete and received by KG by no later than 11:59 PM US Central Time on Tuesday, November 23.
Sponsor: United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. (USITT)
Type: Student competition
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Eligibility: Open to student “teams” of any level of their university careers. Teams must consist of at least one theater student enrolled in a college or university theater program and at least one architectural student enrolled in an accredited architectural college or university program. Larger teams are encouraged.
Timetable: 17 November 2010 – Application deadline 22 December 2010 – Submissions deadline December 2010 – Jury will select three Honor Winners 9-12 March 2011 – Honor Winners presented at 2011 USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Charlotte, NC. Jury will select one project to receive the Commissioner Award.
Awards: Honor Award Teams - $1000 each Commissioner Award Team – Additional $500
Jury: David Kahn – Acoustician. Acoustics Dimensions Josh Dachs – Theatre Consultant, Fisher Dachs Additional jury members to be announced
Design Challenge: Architectural and theatre students are invited to participate in USITT’s Fifth Annual “Ideal Theatre” Student Design Competition. This international design competition brings together the “client user’ and the “designer” to explore the possibilities of what a performing arts space could be. Winning design teams will receive free Conference registrations and cash prizes.
Theatres are three-dimensional puzzles weaving together, building systems, complex theatre equipment, ridge functional requirements, special acoustical needs and a strong architectural character. All of these conditions must merge within narrow parameters to create a successful performance venue. Too often the requirements and technological needs of creating theatre are lost in the building’s design process. Either the architect is not aware of them or the users are not involved in the design process. Open communication between the theatre users and theatre designers is critical. The goal of this competition is to bring together future theatre professionals and theatre designers to develop an understanding of the complexity of issues needed to design their “Ideal Theatre”.
Submission Requirements: All competition entries must be received by 5:00 p.m., EST, on December 22, 2010. Send your Submissions to:
USITT Ideal Theatre 315 South Crouse Ave Suite 200 Syracuse, NY 13210
Sponsors: Construction Office, Public Works Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Type: Open, RFQ, two-stage
Language: Taiwanese, English
Eligibility: 1. Any licensed architect of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) is qualified to tender. 2.Any licensed architect (or Consultant / Corporation) of foreign country is qualified to tender. 3. Joint tender is available for licensed architects of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) and licensed architects (or Consultants / Corporations) of foreign countries. For more information, please visit our website or check our tender notice.
Registration Fee: not listed
Awards: First Prize: Planning, Design, and Supervision Rights Second Prize: - NT $2,000,000 Third Prize: NT $1,700,000 Ho norable: Mention (2) - NT$1,200,000 each
Timetable (UPDATE): 16 September 2010 – Stage One Material Submission Deadline 29-30 September 2010 – Stage One Jury Session 10 January 2011 – Stage Two Material Submission Deadline 17-18 January 2011 – Stage Two Jury Session
Jury (UPDATE): Ye-Pin Chang (Taiwan) Hua-Lin Chi (Taiwan) Kuang-Cho Chou (Taiwan) Odile Decq (France) Wen-Chih Hsu (Taiwan) Charles Lin (Taiwan) Shozo Motosugi (Japan) Shigeru Satoh (Japan) Charles Waldheim (USA) Alejandro Zaera-Polo (UK)
Design Challenge: The Marine Culture and Pop Music Center is an integral part of the major public investment and construction plan by the Kaohsiung City Government. A major investment toward the overall development of Kaohsiung and even the whole of Southern Taiwan, it is one of the “i-Taiwan 12 Infrastructure Projects” as well as the “International Art and Pop Music Center” under Executive Yuan’s “New Ten Construction Projects”, which has a budget of NT$500 billion over five years. Through the building of an international art and cultural performance venue and a marine culture center, the aim is to establish Kaohsiung as a fulcrum for Asia-Pacific pop music production and performance and an international exchange platform for marine culture.
The central and dire ct goal of the Project is to create a Marine Culture and Pop Music Center that highlights the unique character of Kaohsiung City while satisfying the needs of the local people, the industries and future trends. This is to be achieved by basing its design and planning on the cultural assets of Kaohsiung, the strengths and conditions of the Project site and the characteristics of the pop music and marine culture industries. The pop music component of the Project, to be equipped world-class hardware, will help foster music professionals in Southern Taiwan, provide a leaven for pop music and its related industries and create a Southern Taiwan incubator for pop music
The total construction budget is about NT $4,395,000,000
Submission Requirements: Outdoor performance area Large performance hall Small performance halls Pop music exhibit area Pop music industry (incubation) center Marine culture exhibit center Music and marine culture commercial area Harbor wharf and passenger service center Integrated environment planning
For more in formation, go to: http://www.kpop.com.tw/