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CIRD 2014 Awards selects four U.S. communities to host rural design technical workshops

Posted: Friday, July 25, 2014
Every year, the Citizens' Institute on Rural Design selects up to four small towns and rural communities in the U.S. to host a two-and-a-half-day workshop focusing on rural design technical assistance. The workshops address design issues identified in each community and aim to inspire local engagement and…

“72 Hour Interactions” to revive Witten, Germany into an urban art playground in three days

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The world championship for the "72 Hour Interactions" realtime competition is taking place in Witten, Germany later this month! For 72 intense hours starting July 23 at 6 p.m., five international teams will venture out and transform Witten's neglected public sites through nothing other than creativity and…

Five teams selected to participate in the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014
Although anyone with Internet access can do a quick search online, nothing replaces a brick-and-mortar public library for quality resources and info -- yet these centers are consistently overlooked by city policymakers. After setting up an RFQ for the Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study in New York,…

Walter Gors Park competition reveals winning idea for a new water-oriented public space in Australia

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014
Sydney-based landscape architecture firm Corkery Consulting has the winning concept in the Walter Gors Park Design Ideas Competition for Warringah in New South Wales, Australia. Organized by the Warringah Council, the competition searched for the best proposed revival of the Walter Gors Park and a new…

1st prize winner of the 2030 Transformation student challenge to renew Hunts Point in the Bronx, NY

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014
In the 2030 Transformation student design challenge, architecture and engineering students were asked to design a high-performance building based on current industry needs and regulations to be located in a community in need. Once participants completed an Autodesk BPA course online, they were able to lend their skills…

Zerafa Studio + Gregory T Waugh to design Orange County Crime Victims’ Memorial in Irvine, CA

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014
New York-based Zerafa Studio in collaboration with Gregory T Waugh, Architect were recently selected to design the Orange County Crime Victims' Memorial in the city of Irvine, California. The winning team was selected out of five finalists in the two-stage international competition. A total of 59 proposals…

YAC’s Space to Culture winners propose ideas for a new cultural community hub in Bologna, Italy

Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014
You can't go wrong in revamping another neglected industrial space into another lively cultural and arts hub for the local community. And what better to have the minds of young architects and designers shape the space? Young Architects Competitions recently announced the winners of their

DELVA Landscape Architects and plusofficearchitects designs Vlaspark concept for Kuurne, Belgium

Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014
DELVA Landscape Architects and plusofficearchitects were recently selected to plan long-term redevelopment for the 35ha Heuelebeek-Leiemeersen region in Kuurne, Belgium. In the team's latest ecological park project, their "Vlaspark" concept will better re-connect Kuurne to its open land surroundings and rivers. The plan will…

MAD Project competition winners pay tribute to Argentinean wine culture

Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014
The Mendoza Art District Project recently shared with us the results of their International Crowdsourcing Competition. Allowing the global design community to contribute their ideas and paying tribute to Argentinian wine-making culture, the MAD Project is all about a strong sense of community.

Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson chosen to redesign MLK Library in D.C.

Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Alas! The winning team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library has been selected. That team would be Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson, who won over notable finalists Patkau + Ayers Saint Gross and STUDIOS + Freelon. Here's a…

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