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“The Packard Belt”, 2nd-prize Reanimate the Ruins winner in fuller detail

Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014
"Reanimate the Ruins" was another recently concluded ideas competition that challenged entrants to design a new urban center on the site of the historic Packard Motor Plant in Detroit. Entrants had to preserve original components of the decommissioned Packard while integrating new mixed-use elements for future development.…

COBE + Lundén Architecture’s winning traffic hub entry for Tampere, Finland

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Finnish city of Tampere recently found the winning design for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre by a collaborative team led by Danish architecture firm COBE + Finnish practice Lundén Architecture, with Rambøll Finland and Newsec. Titled "ReConnecting Tampere", the new Travel and…

UNStudio reveals latest designs for the new Doha Metro Network in Qatar

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014
After Qatar Rail appointed UNStudio as principal architect, the Dutch firm revealed their designs for the new Doha Metro Network, a major component of the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP). In an effort to motivate more Doha locals to use public transit, UNStudio's design of the…

Submit your Vision42 entries to transform NYC’s iconic 42nd Street - Registration closes Sep 8

Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014
You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the Vision42 design competition invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class…

Vision42 now accepting proposals to transform NYC’s iconic 42nd Street

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Vision42's Design International Competition is calling all architects, planners, and urban designers to submit their design ideas for a river-to-river and auto-free light rail boulevard in New York City's 42nd Street. For an iconic street, it is also laden with traffic and noise. Based on this observation,…

“Poor But Beautiful” winners design parking structures with extra perks for Manhattan, New York City

Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014
Combo Competition's "Poor But Beautiful" shows a little love to the public parking structure, in all its giant clunky concrete glory. The ideas competition invited designers to create a multi-story parking garage with at least 250 parking spots in Manhattan's Hudson Yards Redevelopment Area. On top of…

Winners of the 2014 DawnTown Alternative Mobilities competition

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Miami is one of several U.S. cities promoting the value of better city infrastructure and the existence of alternative modes of transportation, as emphasized in the Miami DDA Masterplan. In collaboration with the initiative, local non-profit group DawnTown hosted the Alternative Mobilities competition. The ideas…

Results of the Rome Motorino Check Point competition

Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014
Zoom, zoom! Riding a Vespa scooter has long been a common means of transportation in Rome. However, figuring out designated parking for the vehicle isn't anything new either. To address this issue, ARCHmedium hosted the Rome Motorino Check Point (RMCP) competition. In the competition prompt, the Roman…

AATU to design Luoniushan International Transportation & Industrial Park in China

Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
AATU (Tianjin University Research Institute of Architectural Design and Urban Planning) recently won an international competition to design the new Transportation & Industrial Park for Luoniushan, a well-known food-processing company in China. Located in Sanya in the Hainan Province, the new park will include the company's headquarters, industrial…

KAMJZ’s Maritime & Bike Terminal entry for Kinmen Passenger Service Center competition

Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014
As a follow up to our latest update on the Port of Kinmen Passenger Service Center International Competition‏‎ in Kinmen, Taiwan, KAMJZ from Poland shared with us their "Maritime & Bike Terminal" entry. The team's proposal changes up the port terminal structure into a…

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