Latest Architecture Competitions – our pick, 12.06.2014



The ‘Festival d’Intervencions Efímeres – A Cel Obert’, ‘Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition’, ‘VectorWorks Design Scholarship in Architecture’, 2014 Mud House Design Competition – Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together competitions: The bloggers’ pick of this week’s competitions!


Festival d’Intervencions Efímeres – A Cel Obert, Tortosa, Spain

14 Jul 2014: deadline for submission of proposals

The Festival d’Intervencions Efímeres fills the courtyards of historical buildings in the city of Tortosa with a selection of ephemeral scenic creations. The theme for this year is: comparisons, i.e., pairs of opposites that represent rivalry and will never reconcile their differences.
Images, maps, historical data, and much more can be found at the Festival’s website. Click here. Participants need to choose one of the venues for their project.
To register and for more information, please click here.


Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, Helsinki, Finland
4 Jun 2014 : launch of the competition
31 Aug 2014 : deadline for Q&As
31 Sep 2014 : Stage One Submission Deadline
Fall 2014 : Shortlist Announced
Nov 2014 : Stage Two Launch
Mar 2015 : Stage Two Submission Deadline
Spring 2015 : Public Exhibition of Finalists’ Designs
Jun 2015 : Winner Announced

Following a detailed Concept and Development Study by the Guggenheim Foundation, the City of Helsinki has reserved a prominent waterfront site for the architectural competition of the proposed museum. The site is located in the Eteläsatama, or South Harbor area, an urban space of great national and cultural significance, close to the historic city center and immediately visible to visitors arriving by sea.

It is envisaged that the Guggenheim Helsinki will organise and present internationally significant exhibitions of artworks from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries while also specialising in Nordic art and architecture.

To register and more information, please click here.


VectorWorks Design Scholarship in Architecture, Columbia, USA
22 Apr 2014 : Scholarship applications open
30 Jul 2014 : Submission deadline
30 Aug 2014 : Vectorworks Design Scholars announced
9 Sep 2014: Richard Diehl Design Award recipient announced

Empowering Tomorrow's Visionary

The VectorWorks Design Scholarship in Architecture is aimed at students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in six or more credits in a design-based programme.
Participants need to submit one PDF entry of their best or most representative design work created using any design software (presentation board format). Please refer to Judging Criteria.
Participants need to explain what their design submission accomplishes, why they should be selected the winner, and how the awarded funds would further their design career.

To register and more information, please click here.


2014 Mud House Design Competition – Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together, Ghana
15 Mar 2014 : registration period opens
15 Aug 2014 : registration deadline
31 Aug 2014 : deadline for submission of proposals

Nka Foundation invites entries for Mud House Design 2014, an international architecture competition open to recent graduates and students of architecture, design and others from around the world who think earth architecture can be beautiful.
The competition is a unique opportunity that challenges participants to draw on universal design principles and the accumulated knowledge on the best ways to build in tropical climates. The goal of the organisers is to develop a contemporary earth architecture tradition for the region.

To register and more information, please click here.


By Mia Pujol, ESARQ_UIC Publications Team.

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