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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.
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Awardees announced for Italy’s WOJR/Civitella Ranieri Architecture Prize

Today the Civitella Ranieri Foundation—a prominent artist and writer residency program located in a 15th-century castle in Umbria, Italy—announced the winners of its first-ever WOJR/Civitella Ranieri Architecture Prize competition. The newly launched competition, co-sponsored by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based design firm, WOJR, will invite one emerging architect each year to the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, where they will be given $15,000 to design and build a temporary architectural installation on the castle grounds within a six-week time frame. Alejandro Haiek from Venezuela was announced as the 2019 awardee, while Catie Newell from the United States will attend the residency program come 2020. Both the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and WOJR aim to nurture and assist the young architects by presenting them with a high-profile platform to showcase their built work and gain recognition and respect. The culturally and historically rich city of Umbria, with its rolling hills and picturesque vineyards, serves as the backdrop for the six-week residency program, and it will influence the built works created by each prizewinner. Umbria is the birthplace of Arte Povera, the avant-garde art movement known for its focus on modest resources and everyday materials, such as ceramics, concrete, and metal. Conforming to the region’s history and traditions, the prizewinners will not be able to use digital modeling and fabrication software and must rely solely on locally available materials. Prizewinners Haiek and Newell were chosen from a group of 65 nominees from around the world, 48 of which submitted detailed applications to a jury of four eminent architectural professionals. In addition to the two recipients, three finalists were selected, including Sumayya Vally from South Africa, Sean Canty from the United States, and Ang Li from China. Alejandro Haiek, the 2019 awardee, will spend this summer at the Civitella Ranieri Center, from June 13 to July 23. In mid-July, he will present his finished architectural installation at a public event held at the Civitella Ranieri castle for its 25th-anniversary celebration.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSING COMPETITION: Straw Bale Ecological House. Spain.

LOCATION:  El Clavín estate, a housing development only 5 minutes drive from the city of Guadalajara, Spain.

ELIGIBILITY: Architects and architecture students, construction and design professionals

SUMMARY:

Abouthaus is a training and service platform for people who are building their own house. One of our main services is organizing international housing contests.

OBJECTIVE OF THE COMPETITION:

The Straw Bale Ecological House competition is a contribution to the natural, sustainable and efficient homebuilding.

The eco-house will be built with a modular and prefabricated system of straw bales, a green roof, a greenhouse and consequently a high level of energy efficiency.

A successful design must bear in mind all limitations described, as well as make creative additions with regards to the daily life of Oscar, his daughter and his family, in relation to the outside marked by the slope and the wonderful views.

REQUIREMENTS:

The program for Óscar´s house is based on the actual needs of a solitary man who resides in Madrid (40 minutes drive) and will start inhabiting this house occasionally as his GREAT REFUGE.

For this reason the house will be built in 2 stages: The Refuge and The Extension.

El refuge, first stage:

  • Kitchen - Dining room.
  • Bathroom.
  • Mezzanine.
  • Greenhouse.
  • Parking.

The extension, second stage:

  • Living - dinning room.
  • 3 bedrooms.
  • Bathroom.
  • Laundry room.
  • Storeroom.
  • Roofed summer deck.
  • Natural swimming pool.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:

Architecture students, architects and construction and design professionals can register and participate in the contest.

Both individuals and groups (no more than 3 people) can participate. Each participant may submit a single project and may not be part of more than one group.

Individual participants or groups can be from any country.

Anyone interested in the project may participate, regardless of age, country of origin, career or previous work experience.

Those interested can download the contest rules directly from the contest’s website. Proposals can be submitted in English or Spanish.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

In addition to the personal evaluation criteria of each member of the jury, the following variables will be evaluated:

    • Its suitability to the contextual facts, the local climate and the law.
    • Its innovation and importance.
    • Its functionality: interpretation of the proposed program in both construction phases.
    • The bioclimatic design strategies included.
    • Its technical and economic viability.

Each member of the jury will evaluate each submitted project following the same evaluation protocol. The final outcome of the competition will be based on the sum of the four individual evaluations

PRIZE: USD $2,300 + Publication.

KEY DATES AND REGISTRATION FEES:

      • Advance registration: 19 February - 19 March (USD $80)
      • Las minute registration: 20 March - 5 May (USD $100)

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT THE PROPOSALS: 19 de May 2019.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS: 24 de June 2019.

JURY:

    • Architect Ángela Ruiz. Arquitectura y Biocontrucción Atipical, Madrid, Spain..
    • Architect Jordi Serramia, SingularGreen, Alacant, Spain.
    • Architect Jose Veiga, Ecopaja-Green Building, Gasteiz, Spain.
    • The house owner: Óscar López. Madrid, Spain.
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New York City and the AIA team up for a vacant lots competition

New York’s five boroughs are plagued with vacant lots, even as the city finds itself in a housing crisis. Architects and planners have explored potential solutions like modular construction and basement units, and now the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the AIANY are trying to recruit architects to design sensitive infill housing. Big Ideas for Small Lots NYC is soliciting design proposals for scalable solutions across 23 vacant lots around the city. The design competition is just one piece of the de Blasio administration’s Housing New York 2.0 plan, which aims to create or preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing by 2026. For the project’s first phase, competitors have until March 24 to submit their proposals for a 17-foot-wide, 100-foot-deep vacant plot at 113 West 136th Street in East Harlem. Teams that submit the best-realized drawings and project narratives will be given a $3,000 stipend, have their materials exhibited at the Center for Architecture, and will be invited back for the competition’s second phase. Immediately after the finalists are chosen, HPD will assign the remaining teams different lots to develop proposals for, and the most promising may be built. New York currently has 1,023 acres of vacant public land across 1,367 lots citywide, according to Living Lots NYC, and many of them have sat unused for decades. A holistic solution is hard to come by, as some of the lots are as narrow as 13-feet-wide and others are nearly 10,000 square feet. Although the city hasn't exactly defined what “affordable” means for these lots, the New York Times noted that HPD is shooting for two-to-three family homes and may include below-market-rate rents. The nine-person Big Ideas jury reads like a who’s-who of New York–based architects and city officials: Jury Chair: Hayes Slade, AIA, IIDA, president, AIA New York and principal, Slade Architecture Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, dean, Yale School of Architecture and founder, Deborah Berke Partners Claudia Herasme, chief urban designer, NYC Department of City Planning Nick Lembo, chairman, Monadnock Construction, Inc. Ruchika Modi, studio director and associate partner, Practice for Architecture & Urbanism Justin Garrett Moore, AICP, executive director, NYC Public Design Commission AJ Pires, president, Alloy Development Katherine W. Swenson, vice president of design, Enterprise Community Partners Claire Weisz, FAIA, principal, WXY architecture + urban design

Future Pharmacy – Interior design contest (award increased and deadline postponed)

New interior design contest on Desall.com: Th.Kohl and Desall invite you to suggest innovative concepts for the pharmacy of the future, meant as a “retail space” dedicated to the person, his/her wellbeing and to the relationships.

Th.Kohl is looking for new furniture/architecture concepts for the realisation of the pharmacy of the future, meant as a “space dedicated to the customer experience” where relationships between people and attention to the person is at the core of the whole design.

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

Contest timeline

Upload phase: 29th November 2018 – 04th March 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Community Vote: 04th March 2019 – 13th March 2019 (1.59 PM UTC)

Client Vote: from 04th March 2019

Winner announcement: approximately before the end of May 2019

Total awards

€4000

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

TH.KOHL

Th.Kohl is the Italian leader in the design and realisation of interior architecture for pharmacies. The company, born as a branch of the home – founded in Germany in 1919 – is completely independent and has offices also in France and Spain, and some agent offices in Greece and Croatia, serving over 33,000 customers.

The high quality of the proposed solutions is guaranteed by the decision of managing in-house all the phases needed for their realisation, from the design to the production and installation of the furnishing elements, ensuring maximum control and highest flexibility.

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.

2019 Ragdale Ring

Ragdale, the nationally acclaimed artist residency program in Lake Forest, Illinois, invites architects, artists, and designers to apply for the opportunity to design, build, and exhibit the 2019 Ragdale Ring, a temporary theatre to house summer concerts, performances, and events.

We are seeking inventive, site-responsive, large-scale submissions that explore intersections of architecture, sculpture, landscape, public art, and performance disciplines. Proposals that consider contemporary, fanciful, and functional interpretations of the original Ragdale Ring, designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912 as an outdoor garden theatre, are encouraged (see Shaw’s design below).

A jury of architects, artists, and architectural historians will select a single project to realize at full scale on Ragdale’s grounds. The winning designers will receive a $15,000 production grant to fund the project as well as a three-week design-build residency for a team of up to ten individuals. The residency will include a large studio, housing, and three meals per day in May and June 2019. The project must be completed by June 14.

Proponents can register online at any time until close of registration on 8 of March 2019. Release of the results will be on 22 of March 2019. More information is available here. Submit your application here.
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Calling all poet-architects! Zócalo is looking for place-based poetry

Two roads diverge in a career, And sorry I could not travel both… That's how the Robert Frost poem goes, right? No? Okay, well, moving on—if you're an architect who has dreamed of writing poetry or maybe a poet who loves to read about architecture, then we have the competition for you. Zócalo Public Square, the online "knowledge enterprise" nonprofit is looking for the poem that "best evokes a connection to place." According to Zócalo: "'Place' may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape." They're not looking for just any old poem; they want ones that you have written (and presumably are better than the poorly plagiarized verse above). Poems also must be previously unpublished and poets must be based in the U.S. The deadline for entry is February 4. This is the ninth year of the competition, and previous winners have written about Tucson, Cleveland, and San Diego, among other places. Winners receive $500, a published interview, and the applause of place-appreciating people around the world. For more information, see the Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize site here. We'll leave you with our own favorite lines from Le Corbuspeare: To architect, or not to architect: that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous clients, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them. To die: to sleep.
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Competition opens to redesign Buffalo’s old elevated rail line

Across the country, cities are reimagining old industrial landscapes as innovative parklands and restorative ecologies as a way to connect urban dwellers with nature and protect the environment. A new design ideas competition in Buffalo, New York, aims to revitalize the city’s 1.5-mile elevated DL&W rail corridor as a multiuse urban nature trail and greenway. The project is set not only to spur economic development for Buffalo but to reshape the city, becoming a local attraction much like the Toronto’s Bentway or Atlanta’s Beltline. Organized by the Western New York Land Conservancy (WNYLC), the competition invites architects, designers, landscape architect, urban planners, and artists to submit visionary concepts of the corridor as a nature-filled connector for downtown Buffalo, its waterfront, and the surrounding historic neighborhoods. The project is backed by several major sponsors, including M&T Bank and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., Legacy Funds, a group that’s part of the late Buffalo Bills owner’s namesake foundation which, just last month, pledged to invest $200 million in both Buffalo and Detroit’s parks and trails systems. The corridor is owned by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and has long been a focal point of potential redevelopment for residents and city officials alike. Last year, the WNYLC published a community vision for the site that will guide its future design. “After listening to the community’s hopes for the DL&W corridor, we are excited to give designers from Western New York and around the world a chance to show us how they would bring those hopes to life,” said Nancy Smith, executive director of the WNYLC in a statement. “This spring we will share the designs with the community and ask the community what they think of the ideas, what they like, and what they would do differently.” The competition will be judged by a jury of architects, educators, planners, and consultants including representatives from the University of Buffalo, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, and Friends of the High Line. The proposals will be unveiled online next spring and will also be featured in several public exhibitions in Buffalo. Three winners, including the jury’s favorite as well as the community’s pick, will receive monetary awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,500. To enter the competition, participants must register for free by emailing dlw@wnylc.org. For more information on submission guidelines and the competition brief, see here. An optional site visit for applicants will be held on January 4, 2019, and submissions are due February 15.