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A look into Estudio Lunar’s Ørestad Syd masterplan proposal in Denmark

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014
Five teams were invited to participate in a restricted competition to propose a masterplan for the final expansion of the developing Ørestad Syd (South Ørestad) district, which is near the heart of Copenhagen. Rotterdam-based Estudio Lunar, who collaborated with Henrich + Artigues and

First 6 teams, including NMDA, 3XN, MAD Architects, to compete for Porsche residential tower

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014
Luxury brand Porsche Design recently launched a closed invite-only competition to find the architect for their Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germany. The winning proposal will have the most fitting urban architectural concept along with ideas for the surrounding outdoor spaces. The project will be Porsche's debut…

The winner of “Ideas for Prishtina / The Award for Urbanism ‘Rexhep Luci’” in Kosovo

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014
The Kosovo Architecture Foundation (KAF) and the Municipality of Prishtina in Kosovo recently concluded their "Ideas for Prishtina" competition. The competition looked to the global architecture and design community for inspiration by having entrants submit their ideas on new urban-planning solutions to reshape and improve the city of…

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 …

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