Are you eager to put your architectural design skills to the test? Here are some exciting upcoming competitions that will be sure to present you with the type of challenge you’ve been waiting for. AN‘s editors have combed through our online listing of architecture and design competitions to bring you five of the most interesting competitions happening right now. If you’d like your competition to be included in the listing, please submit it here.
SOCIALIGHT. The Concept Lumière Urbaine invites architects, landscape architects, and urban planners to re-imagine the future role of lighting in urban neighborhoods. The foundation encourages participants to think beyond the practical use of lighting (security, traffic, and signaling) and consider the way that light can affect the emotions and experiences of the residents of a city.
Registration Deadline: September 12, 2013
Submission Deadline: September 13, 2013
COMPREHENSIVE COASTAL COMMUNITIES. Operation Resilient Long Island is a student-led committee of architecture, interior design, and construction students from New York Institute of Technology that came together with the aim of responding to the damages caused by Hurricane Sandy. The committee has invited students to research a particular Northeastern community affected by the storm and submit their ideas for a prototype resilient housing typology that will fix the damages caused by the storm and simultaneously coincide with the context of the rest of the neighborhood block. Participants will not only gain public exposure for their designs, but their ideas will actually make a real difference. Ideas will be proposed to local municipalities and translated into real zoning solutions.
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2013
Submission Deadline: July 25, 2013
FARM TO FORK STAND. The American Institute of Architects Vermont presents emerging architects and design professional with the task of designing a center for the rapidly growing local food system in a New England community. The center should facilitate local food distribution, promote local food business, and provide information on events, restaurants, and seasonal foods. The top three winners will receive monetary prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 respectively and the top twenty finalists will gain public exposure in a traveling exhibition around Vermont and New England.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013
FAR ROC: A RESILIENT ROCKAWAY. New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development along with AIA New York and others have initiated a two-phase design competition that calls for visionary ideas to develop Arverne East, an 80+ acre plot of land in the Rockaways, into a sustainable multi-use area. Four finalists will be provided a stipend of $30,000 to further refine their design strategies. The winner will be announced in advance of the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and will receive an additional cash prize of $30,000.
Submission Deadline: June 14, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO SYMBOLIC WORLD CUP STRUCTURE. Utter the words “2014 FIFA World Cup” and you will pique the interest of any soccer fan around the world. This international competition to design a sculpture in Rio’s Lapa Square during the event will undoubtedly do the same for architects, whether they’re enthusiastic soccer fans or beginners in the sport. Entrants are asked to come up with an innovative idea for a free standing World Cup structure for the public space, judged according to demonstrated spirit for the games while incorporating functionality, structural details, and sustainable materials.
Registration Deadline: June 30th, 2013
Submission Deadline: July 5th, 2013