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Shortlist announced for the National Medal of Honor Museum

The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor a U.S. citizen can receive, and the organization that supports it, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, sent out a call for submissions last year for the creation of a museum that would highlight the award's values. The foundation outlined a vision for a museum to put the achievements of the medal's 3,500 recipients and history and values as they’ve stood since the Civil War in the foreground. Arlington, Texas, was selected in August as a fitting setting for the new National Medal of Honor Museum, and on October 16, the foundation announced a shortlist of four high-profile teams comprised of both architects and landscape architects with distinct visions for the project. The list includes: Davis Brody Bond, LLP and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Landscape Architect) Ennead Architects, LLP and Hargreaves Jones (Landscape Architect) Fentress Architects, Ltd. and Civitas, Inc. (Landscape Architect) Rafael Viñoly Architects and MPFP (Landscape Architect) The master plan calls for not just a new building to be placed on the site but extensive landscaping as well, with the intent creating a unique surrounding context for the space. The museum will be a part of a larger Entertainment District plan for the city of Arlington, which will include other urban attractions like retail and sport stadiums, so the museum grounds will need to be tailored specifically to the history of the award: Situated to serve the needs of urban visitors, while also creating a unique sense of place.  All of the shortlisted teams have extensive experience designing large-scale public works as well as museum commissions, from the Denver International Airport to the September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York.  "Working with the City of Arlington and these world-class architects," said Joe Daniels, the foundation’s president and CEO, "we are confident that we are on our way to creating a truly iconic museum that reflects well upon the recipients of the Medal of Honor and all those who have given of themselves for our nation." The winning design team is expected to be announced in January 2020. 
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BRANDT : HAFERD wins Zero Threshold grand prize with an ultra-accessible home

The new Zero Threshold Design Competition has proclaimed that it “refuses to surrender form to function”—an apt rallying cry for a challenge sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation aimed at soliciting bold proposals from around the world that address real-world accessibility concerns. Winners are given the chance to win $10,000 and the opportunity to realize their project in the competition’s hometown of Cleveland The 2019 award went to the New York City-based BRANDT : HAFERD for their project SIDE by SIDE, which incorporated the firm’s playful claymation model aesthetic with three major design principles to create a truly accessible house of the future: An Urban Approach, A New Take on the Multi Family / Communal House, and Accessibility at Many Scales.  The 'Urban Approach' concept is inherent in the site of the competition, a “fringe” location between the city’s residential quarter and its industrial sector. These edges are an existing social condition in many contemporary cities and are crucial points to study how to connect people in both urban contexts. Throughout the design and proposed execution, partners Brandt Knapp and Jerome Haferd thought about the community holistically, including how to integrate not just of the disabled members of the neighborhood but of residents at all levels of capability. The proposed design is far from static or sterile, with surprising elements like a double-height lift taking center stage as the core of the theoretical home, replacing the traditional staircase. Enjoyment of the neighborhood outside of the built structure is also taken into consideration, from a rethinking of the local bus system to add more stops, complete streets, and communal gardens both behind the lot and on the top floor.  SIDE by SIDE is not just about serving those with physical disabilities, but about truly serving a community as a whole—celebrating accessibility not just as an end-goal but as a catalyst for design at all scales. The competition took in over 100 submissions from teams from India to Sweden, illustrating how issues of access are truly global in scale, yet necessarily local in their execution. The aim of Zero Threshold hopes that maybe, through collaboration with winning firms and designers, Cleveland can become an access-success story, inspiring design initiatives like Zero Threshold in cities around the world. 
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Hopkins Architects wins international competition to design Milton Keynes university

The MK:U International Design Competition—a collaboration between Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and Cranfield University—announced Hopkins Architects as the unanimously selected winner of their new model university competition launched in early 2019. Milton Keynes is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England, to the west of London. The winning scheme was chosen mainly because of its clarity and confidence. The plan boldly illustrates a red centerpiece at the heart of the new project. Encased in an all-glass lobby "reminiscent of a giant friendship bead" is the round forum building featuring a central lecture theatre. MK:U’s plans to reach “beyond the scope of a traditional university” and will focus on vocational and STEM subjects relating to digital, robotics and artificial intelligence. The MK Futures 2050 program anticipates the population of the Buckinghamshire new town will more than double. The proposed new university is scheduled to open to its first undergraduates in 2023. It is expected to be delivered in three phases and complete within 15 years. Mike Taylor, principal, Hopkins Architects, added, “This commission is special because MK:U presents a unique opportunity to rethink higher education through its radical curriculum focusing on the digital economy.” Inspired by the famous infinity street at MIT, the project creates an open quarter with a series of orthogonal academic pavillions described as "new urban frontage" and a pedestrian and bike-friendly atmosphere envisioned for the future. Hopkins’ proposal echos MK’s original vision with "calm, super-rational buildings surrounded by greenery." Competition director Malcolm Reading said: “The Hopkins scheme celebrates and develops the emblematic Milton Keynes urban design principles, elegantly re-interpreting the concept of the original town block.” The jury included Santander UK CEO Nathan Bostock, ITV’s non-executive chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette, professor Dame Madeleine Atkins, and was chaired by chief executive and vice-chancellor of Cranfield University, professor Sir Peter Gregson. The winning team is drawn from international firms and suggests a collaborative approach. This includes Prior + Partners, Expedition Engineering, Atelier Ten, GROSS. MAX., Buro 4, RLB Schumann, GRFN, Caneparo Associates, QCIC, Nick Perry Associates, Access=Design, Cordless Consultants, Sandy Brown Associates, FMDC and Tricon. “All our best projects have come about through a collaborative process and the next step is to test the ideas we had during the competition with the university leaders, local council and people of Milton Keynes.” said Taylor. The original competition attracted 53 team submissions made up of 257 individual firms from across the globe. Other shortlisted finalists were led by Co:MK:U; Hawkins\Brown; Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands; and OMA. The shortlisted team’s design proposals can be seen on the competition website.
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Six big-name teams shortlisted for National Pulse Memorial and Museum

MVRDV, Studio Libeskind, and MASS Design Group are among the six finalists shortlisted to design the future National Pulse Memorial and Museum in Orlando, Florida. The organizers behind the international design competition, the onePULSE Foundation and Dovetail Design Strategists, announced the teams yesterday after a two-month search that brought in 68 submissions from 19 different countries. The architect-led multidisciplinary groups will move onto the second and final stage of the competition later this year, where they will propose a concept design for the memorial and museum to honor the survivors, first responders, and the 49 members of Orlando’s LGBTQ+ community who lost their lives in the horrific shooting at the PULSE nightclub on June 12, 2016.   Check out the finalists below: Coldefy & Associés with RDAI, Xavier Veilhan, dUCKS scéno, Agence TER, and Professor Laila Farah; Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rene Gonzalez Architect with Raymond Jungles, Inc.; heneghan peng architects, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Sven Anderson, and Pentagram; MASS Design Group, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Sasaki, Sanford Biggers, Richard Blanco, and Porsha Olayiwola; MVRDV, Grant Associates, GSM Project, and Studio Drift; Studio Libeskind with Claude Cormier + Associés, Thinc, and Jenny Holzer According to the onePULSE Foundation, these teams provided the strongest credentials, relevant experience, and most compelling statements on how architecture can embody the organization’s mandate: "We will not let hate win." “Three years after the tragedy, the world continues to stand in solidarity with our community and in support of the 49, the survivors and the first responders,” said onePULSE Foundation CEO Barbara Poma in a statement. “This is reflected in the significant response to our competition announcement and the interest from architecture and designers from around the world.” Susanna Sirefman, owner of Dovetail Design Strategists, dually noted the global response. “We were thrilled with the thoughtfulness of all submissions we received,” she said. “But we felt that these six finalists best understood the urban complexity and scale of the project, and their illustrated responses best embodied the six keywords we generated from early surveys on the memorial: People want it to stand for love, hope, unity, acceptance, courage, and strength.” The onePULSE Foundation has already laid out a clear vision for the site, which will include utilizing the original nightclub in some way, as well as introducing a 30,000-square-foot museum, an elongated landscape, and an urban design strategy to connect the site to the city’s downtown. Dubbed the Orlando Health Survivors Walk, the connection will lead people north to the SoDO district to other local spots that were involved in the aftermath of the tragedy including a nearby hospital and performing arts center. Over the next few months, the design teams will meet with onePULSE leadership, a victim liaison, and a survivor to help inform their proposals. The Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando will hold a public exhibition of the designs in early October and all schemes will be available for public view and comment on the onePULSE design competition website. The winning team will be announced later that month.

Transmitter Design Competition

New product design contest on Desall.com: AUTEC and Desall invite you to design a new portable wireless remote control for machines and hydraulic cranes.

AUTEC is looking for a new portable wireless remote control that may be used one-handed, for the control and handling of various self-propelled machines, truck-mounted hydraulic cranes or similar machines for lifting loads, used in construction and other working site areas by specialised personnel.

For more info: https://bit.ly/TransmitterDesign

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 30th May 2019 – 10th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 10th September 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

Total awards

€5000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

AUTEC

AUTEC is a leading manufacturer of wireless control devices, with certified safety functions, used to remotely control self-propelled or fixed position operating machines for buildings, steel industry, maintenance and logistics in general. The headquarters for development and production is Vicenza, 100 km from the Venice airport hub, while the group’s companies for technical, logistics and commercial support are based in Germany, Spain, Korea, China, North America and Brazil. AUTEC creates “Made in Italy” products, integrating the management of business processes, in particular design and production, guided by the values of reliability, robustness and safety.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

New life for fibres

New contest on Desall.com: dbt FIBRE and Desall invite you to suggest new applications for the semi-finished textile products, exploring fields other than yarn making or similar. You are invited to suggest new contexts of use and applications for the semi-finished textile products by dbt FIBRE, suggesting markets where the company has not yet entered, exploring industries other than textile, yarn-making or similar, taking into consideration the technical characteristics of the fibres and their processability. For more info: https://bit.ly/dbtFIBRE Contest timeline Upload phase: 21st May 2019 – 12th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 12th September 2019 Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019 Total awards €4000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old). dbt FIBRE For over 80 years world leader in the utilisation of textile fibres, dbt FIBRE combines the most advanced textile technology with specially modified machinery to offer a wide range of carded sliver and combed tops for classic and fancy yarns. Carded slivers for neppy yarns, flamed slivers for Tweeds, natural fibre tops made from modified fibres such as flat section viscose are the core of our knowhow. DESALL Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more. Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Eco Park Contest

New contest on Desall.com: MetaFin and Desall invite you to propose a new concept for a green recreational area that is due to be built in the near future in the whereabouts of Venice (Italy), conceived as an aggregation space for families, a playground for children, an area dedicated to sports, culture, associative activities and events.

MetaFin is looking for new ideas for the design of a new green area conceived for recreational and aggregation purposes, that will host several structures and suitable equipment.

For more info: https://bit.ly/EcoParkContest

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 13th May 2019 – 09th September 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 09th September 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of November 2019

Total awards

€5000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

METAFIN

MetaFin is the holding society of a group which has been dealing for 40 years in the branch of buying and selling, logistics and transport of frozen seafood products.

We select and offer to our clients the best products caught in every sea in addition to logistical services suitable to their needs.

Always focused on environmental protection, MetaFin’s societies manage platforms and mechanized cold stores with the main use of energy coming from renewable sources (solar panels).

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

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Foster + Partners pitches new Notre Dame spire as competition heats up

Norman Foster has jumped into the international competition to design a replacement spire for Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, proposing a glass-and-steel topper to replace the cathedral’s ruined roof. According to an interview in English publication The Times, Foster presented his vision for a new “light and airy” roof for the fire-ravaged cathedral. The previous attic space dated back to the 12th century and was nicknamed “The Forest,” as it contained a tangle of 1,300 timber frames, each coming from a unique oak tree—the sheer amount of wood likely fed the fire that ravaged it last week. Foster’s updated vision for the cathedral calls for installing a glass topper, arched to mimic the original wooden roof, ribbed with lightweight steel supports. The new spire would be made of glass and steel and could potentially include an observation deck at its base. “In every case, the replacement used the most advanced building technology of the age,” Foster told The Guardian. “It never replicated the original. In Chartres, the 12th-century timbers were replaced in the 19th century by a new structure of cast iron and copper. The decision to hold a competition for the rebuilding of Notre Dame is to be applauded because it is an acknowledgment of that tradition of new interventions.” The modernization scheme drew an immediate reaction online, where social media users compared the revamped cathedral to a Foster-designed Apple store or the glass Reichstag dome in Berlin. Additionally, several people pointed out that the plan to flood the interior with light would be hamstrung by the stone vaulted ceiling below the attic space and would blow out any light coming in from the historic stained-glass windows. Of course, Foster isn’t the only architect to propose a radical overhaul of the 19th -century spire. Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, known for his neo-Gothic, laser-cut steel sculptures, announced last week that he would be entering the design competition as well. Since the international competition was announced, plenty of people have gotten creative in envisioning “adaptive reuse” projects that give the historic cathedral a bland, modernist overhaul without regard for its surroundings. Even though these have been done in jest, some of them have come quite close to what Foster has proposed. Foster + Partners has clarified that the illustration formerly accompanying this article was not produced by the office or Norman Foster.
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France launches an international competition to rebuild Notre Dame’s spire

After the Notre Dame Cathedral tragically caught fire earlier this week, it seemed that work to rebuild what was lost could take decades. However, in a televised address last night, French president Emmanuel Macron declared that he would be pushing an ambitious five-year schedule and would be reopening the cathedral in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. Additionally, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced that France would be holding an international design competition to rebuild the cathedral’s downed spire. “This is obviously a huge challenge, a historic responsibility,” said Philippe, adding that the new design should be “adapted to technologies and challenges of our times.” Rather than strictly recreating Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc’s original barbed spire from the mid-1800s (itself an invention added after the French Revolution and wind damage left the cathedral in shambles), Philippe questioned if it was time to modernize the building. Philippe reportedly asked, "whether we should even recreate the spire as it was conceived by Viollet-le-Duc…or if, as is often the case in the evolution of heritage, we should endow Notre-Dame with a new spire." No timetable or cost for the spire competition has been announced as of yet, but funding likely won’t be an issue. At the time of writing, $900 million has been pledged for Notre Dame’s reconstruction as hundred-million-Euro donations from some of the world’s wealthiest people and corporations continue to flow towards the project.

Falmec Life inspired.

New product design contest on Desall.com: Falmec and Desall invite you to design new product solutions.

For more info: https://bit.ly/FalmecDesign

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 11th April 2019 18th July 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 18th July 2019

Winner announcement: approximately before the end September 2019

Total awards

€4000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

FALMEC

Founded in 1981 as a small artisan company, Falmec has succeeded in establishing itself on the Italian and international market as an excellence of the Made in Italy in the range-hood industry. Always committed to technological research and to a refined design, the company has recently presented innovative solutions for cooking and for the air treatment even for outside the kitchen environment, leveraging the long experienced gained throughout the years in the range-hood industry.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

Future Cap Challenge

New product design contest on Desall.com: Pelliconi and Desall invite you to suggest innovative concepts for a new easy-open cap, attentive to design and user experience, with the aim of creating a funny and interactive product.

Pelliconi is looking for innovative concepts for a new easy-open cap to launch on the market, easy to remove and really keen on design and user experience, with the aim of creating a funny and interactive product.

For more info: http://bit.ly/FutureCapChallenge

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 2nd April 2019 – 2nd July 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 2nd July 2019

Winner announcement: approximately by the end of September 2019

Optional deadlines

Concept revision:              2nd May 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Total awards

€4000

Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18 years old).

PELLICONI

Founded in Bologna (Italy) in 1939 as “Ditta Angelo Pelliconi” (DAP), specialized in the production of crown corks, Pelliconi is now a world leader in the field of packaging for the Food & Beverage industry.

Pelliconi is continuously expanding its business. Today it has five production plants spread over 4 continents: two in Italy, in Ozzano dell’Emilia (Bologna) and in Atessa (Chieti); one in Cairo (Egypt); one in the United States, in Orlando (Florida); the most recent site was inaugurated in 2016 in Suzhou (China). There are also five international commercial branches, thanks to which Pelliconi has created a vast sales and distribution network allowing the group to become one of the largest producers and exporters of closures worldwide.

DESALL

Desall.com is an open innovation platform dedicated to design and innovation, that offers to companies a participatory design tool involving in the creative process an international community coming from all over the world. To date Desall gathers more than 100000 creatives from over 210 countries and has collaborated with international brands like Luxottica, Whirlpool, Electrolux, ALESSI, Enel, Leroy Merlin, KINDER, Barilla, illy, Chicco, Mondadori and many more.

Thanks for the contamination of different cultural backgrounds and creative industries, the Desall community is able to provide high-quality project solutions for every product development phase requested by the client, from concept to product design, from naming to packaging.

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onePULSE Foundation announces competition for National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando

Today, onePULSE Foundation announced it will hold an open two-stage international competition to design the new National Pulse Memorial & Museum in Orlando, Florida. Architects from around the world are encouraged to submit their qualifications by 3 p.m. EST on April 30, 2019. In collaboration with Dovetail Design Strategists, one of the country’s leading independent selection firms, the Foundation will pick six studios and their proposed teams by late May to create concept designs for the overall project, which will sit on the site of the PULSE nightclub and nearby properties. The original building, in which 49 members of Orlando’s LGBTQ community were killed in an early morning shooting on June 12, 2016, will be incorporated into the new memorial masterplan. Per the competition website, the “focus of the memorial will be the victims, survivors, and first responders, not the tragic event.” For Stage II of the competition, entrants will be challenged to reimagine the sacred site with a sprawling landscape and comprehensive urban design that honors the lives that were lost, while simultaneously bringing hope and joy to visitors and the families of the victims. The site will feature a new, 30,000-square-foot, “architecturally iconic” museum that will educate and address issues of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. Outdoor space for community gathering and performances will also be woven into the new construction. An integral part of the site’s extension will be the pedestrian pathway known as Survivors' Walk. It will trace the three-block journey many victims and survivors took to the nearby Orlando Regional Medical Center that fateful summer night. The Walk will additionally stretch further north to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, where the first community vigil was held for the tragedy three years ago. According to the Foundation, this link will further deepen the site’s connection to downtown. The six shortlisted firms will be selected by a jury of onePULSE Foundation leadership, local Orlando stakeholders, and architects Laurind H. Spear, co-founder of Arquitectonica and principal of Arquitectonica GEO, Sarah Whiting of WW Architecture, and Yolanda Daniels of studioSUMO. This September, the top concepts will be showcased at a public exhibition at the Orange County Regional Historic Center in Orlando, Florida. After a public commentary period and presentations to the jury, the winning team will be announced in late October. Each team will receive a $50,000 honorarium for meeting the Stage II requirements of the competition once the final design is chosen. The new National Pulse Memorial & Museum is slated to cost $45 million and expected to open in 2022. The memorial site will be free and open to the public year-round, seven-days-a-week, 24-hours-a-day. For more information on submitting, visit the onePULSE competition website.