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Living Breakwaters wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014
From 20 semi-finalists down to 7 finalists, "Living Breakwaters" took the grand prize of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, considered to be the highest award for social impact design. Designed by a multidisciplinary team led by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, Living Breakwaters uses…

A look at a winning Bargework “floating office” competition entry

Posted: Monday, July 28, 2014
Mateusz Mastalski, Ole Robin Storjohann, and Karolina Raczka shared with us their winning "Floating Island" entry for the Bargework floating office competition.  As office spaces continue to be redefined and worldwide sealevels slowly rise, participants had to design a 10 x 40 m. sustainable, innovative office…

junya ishigami + associates and Svendborg Architects win House of Peace competition in Copenhagen

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Despite the constant chaos happening throughout the world, the values of peace and coexistence will stand strong. Based on this notion, the HOPE Foundation in Denmark recently concluded their House of Peace competition, which sought the best concept for a new peace landmark to be built on…

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…

Seawater greenhouse agriculture with Ocean Distiller Farm

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
If you haven't already registered for the 2014 edition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Architectural Competition, perhaps we can hint at what the competition looks for with "Ocean Distiller Farm" by Nicolas Souchko Architecture. Addressing irrigation and food shortage issues, this entry was a finalist in…

OCEAN+CITY - ONE Prize 2013 Stormproof competition entry

Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Designed for the Atlantic resort Ocean City on the coast of Maryland, "OCEAN+CITY" by Will Belcher, Joey Hays, Chris Landau, and Henry Moll is an entry the team submitted to this year's ONE Prize: Stormproof competition. Participants in the…

ASLA 2013 Student Excellence Award Winner: Natural Water as Cultural Water by Daniel Zhicheng Xu

Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013
Daniel (Zhicheng) Xu, an undergraduate at Purdue University, recently won the ASLA 2013 Student Awards - Award of Excellence in the Analysis and Planning Category for his project "Natural Water as Cultural Water / A 30 Year Plan for Wabash River Corridor in Lafayette." The project is…

White Arkitekter wins “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) Design Competition

Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Breaking news from New York City today: the team of Swedish firm White Arkitekter has won the two-phase "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), L+M…

Kalvebod Waves aspires to become Copenhagen’s new waterfront attraction

Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
The harbor-front project "Kalvebod Waves" officially opened on Aug. 30 at the Kalvebod Pier (Kalvebod Brygge) in Copenhagen. The design by Julien de Smedt Architects and KLAR with support from Sloth Møller and Niras Engineers won first prize in a competition…

NYRP invites eight NYC firms to EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition

Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013
The New York Restoration Project, a non-profit founded by Bette Midler dedicated to bringing private resources to under-resourced communities citywide, launched the EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition. NYRP invited eight young and emerging firms in NYC to create a state-of-the-art, flood-resistant outdoor recreation and learning center for Sherman…

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