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Future Ground finalist teams to begin developing land reuse solutions for New Orleans

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority announced the three teams that will advance in Future Ground. The competition seeks the best reuse strategies for the vacant lands that still remain nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The competition began when…

Arup Germany/SolarLeaf, Studio Tamassociati, and Elemental win in 2014 Zumtobel Group Award

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
The winners for the 2014 Zumtobel Group Award were recently honored at an awards ceremony in London. From 356 submissions to 15 nominated projects, a total of three winners were selected for the categories: BUILDINGS; URBAN DEVELOPMENTS & INITIATIVES; and the newly added APPLIED INNOVATIONS. (Learn more…

FORA announced as official winner to redesign Bulgaria’s Plovdiv Central Square

Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Since our last update, the Municipality of Plovdiv in Bulgaria recently announced Portuguese architects FORA as the official winners of the international Plovdiv Central Square Competition. The competition pool started from 125 submitted entries from 41 countries down to three finalists. The public then…

A closer look at HAO’s winning Binhai Eco City Master Plan design in Tianjin

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Since Danish architect Jens Holm established Holm Architecture Office (HAO) in 2010 in New York, the office has participated and won in various competitions. In their latest design, HAO -- in collaboration with Archiland International -- shared the details of their first-prize proposal for the 49.2…

CALL FOR TEAMS: Van Alen Institute’s “Future Ground” land reuse competition for New Orleans

Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Van Alen Institute is accepting applications for their recently launched "Future Ground" competition. The Institute and competition committees will collaborate with the winning interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative long-term strategies for sustainable land reuse of New Orleans' vacant lots caused by Hurricane Katrina. All professionals…

FORA’s finalist proposal to redevelop the historic Plovdiv Central Square in Bulgaria

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014
Portuguese architects FORA is currently first out of three finalists in the competition to renew the richly historic site of Plovdiv Central Square in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Hosted by Bulgaria's largest architectural event One Architecture Week and the Municipality of Plovdiv, the international competition looked for…

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden win urban design competition for Trenčín, Slovakia

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014
The historic City of Trenčín in Slovakia continues to progress towards modernization with the recent conclusion of its Tracing Trenčín competition. Entrants from around the world proposed urban design ideas that would best improve the city center's connectivity to the Váh River and make use of the space from …

A closer look into “Vivo on High Line”, a joint winner of Living Cities 2014

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Playing with the "Big Apple" concept, "Vivo on High Line" by Sydney-based firm NBRS+Partners was a joint winner from Metropolis magazine's international 2014 Living Cities competition we featured at the end of April. As a quick recap, Living Cities challenged architects and engineers to design…

A closer look into “Incentive Network”, a Dallas Connected City finalist entry

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014
Here's a better look into "Incentive Network" by McLain Clutter from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Clutter's proposal was a finalist in the Open Competition for the recently concluded Dallas Connected City Design Challenge. For Downtown Dallas' future development, Professional and Open category participants…

Mannheim’s Connection by KH studio - 1st-prize entry for E12 Europe, Mannheim

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Our latest Europan 12 feature is "Mannheim's Connection" by KH Studio, led by Alessandro delli Ponti and Ilaria Novielli. The team's proposal won first prize in the overall Europan Europe competition for the Mannheim site in Germany. The proposal is a continuation of a Greater…

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