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Monday, March 28, 2011

April 2011 Architectural Competitions


Sponsor: Universidad de Sevilla
Type: Open Ideas
Location: Spain
Language: Spanish
Eligibility: Spanish architects
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011

First prize – 30,000 EUR
Second prize - 15,000 EUR
Third prize – 10,000 EUR

Design Challenge:

Ideas competition for the selection of a technical proposal for the design of the School of Pharmacy to be located next to the University Hospitals Virgen del Rocio
For more information, go to: http://www.us.es
Email: contratacion@us.es


Sponsor: RIAI, Offaly County Council
Type: Open 2-stage
Location: Ireland
Language: English
Fee: E121.00
Eligibility: Architects

March 4, 2011 – Questions deadline
April 1 – Registration deadline
April 8 – Submission deadline
E10,000 for shortlisted entries
Pat Gallagher - County Manager, Offaly County Council
Declan Harvey - Councillor, Tullamore Town Council
Molly Buckley - Councillor, Offaly County Council
Sinead O’Reilly - Arts Officer, Offaly County Council
Brian Gunning - Tullamore Musical Society
Eddie Conroy - County Architect, South Dublin County Council
Marguerite Murphy - County Architect, Fingal County Council
Bernadette Solon - Architect, Westmeath County Council

Design Challenge:

The vision and intention of developing a multidisciplinary community arts centre in the heart of Tullamore, stems from a much documented need to converge and focus the creative potential of Tullamore; its artists, its young people and the wider community. The activity at the centre will harness and be a catalyst for this creative potential by providing opportunities for participation in the arts as well as presenting a dynamic programme of local, regional, national and international arts events.

Submission Requirements:
one A1 size sheet and technical report
For more information, go to: www.riai.ie
Email: koneill@riai.ie


Sponsor: Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Type: International Two-stage
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Language: English and Spanish
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Professional architects

March 24, 2011 – Questions deadline
April 4 – Stage one submission deadline
May 2 – Stage two opens
July 27 – Stage two submission deadline
August 1 – Winner announced

$30,000 each for five shortlisted teams
Consuelo Cladas Cano, CEO of Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Andres Lopen Valderrama, CEO of CORFERIAS
Juan Pablo Ortiz, Columbian Society of Architects
Rudolfo Machado, Machado and Silvetti Associates
Carlos Kimenez, architect, Houston, Texas
Carlos Cubillos Camacho, architect, SOM

Design Challenge:

The built area of the facility is estimated to be approximately 25,000 m2 in programmed space plus two levels of underground parking. A detailed program will be available in the Stage 2 design brief for shortlisted firms. It is expected that this building will meet or exceed the USGBC standards for LEED GOLD or similar. It is the intention of CCB to have the CICB built, and operational in May of 2014.

Submission Requirements:

Digital submission of RFQ less than 60 pages
For more information, go to: http://www.ccb.co/conventioncenter/


Sponsor: ThyssenKrupp
Type: Open Ideas
Location: Istanbul
Language: English
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Any team led by an architect


April 28, 2011 — Registration deadline
September 19 — Submission deadline
November/December — Announcement of results


First prize - $100,000 (and possible commissioning to carry out the final design)
Second Prize - $50,000
Third prize - $20,000
Jaume Duro y Pifarre, Former Chairman, International Union of Architects
Rafael de la Hoz Castanys, Architect
Dalila ElKerdany, Architect
Nabil Gholam, Architect
Sulan Kolatan, Architect
Mehmet (Aires) Mateus, Architect
Antonio Ortiz Garcia, Architect
Suha Ozkan, Architect
Han Tumertekin, Architect
Alfonso Vegara, Architect
Ali Riza Parsa, Architect

Design Challenge:

This International Architecture Competition is called in order to select the design of an Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre, which is to be the first institution in Turkey with the intended facilities.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is willing to establish a centre fully equipped with adequate technology and facilities in order to be prepared against a disaster that may affect Istanbul and to develop public consciousness about the disasters and specifically about earthquakes. The centre will also be hosting relevant courses, congresses and seminars.
Equipped with visual and audio educational appliances and simulation systems, the centre will allow experiencing earthquake, hurricane, fire fighting, smoke, liquefaction, tsunami, first aid and emergency communications. It is also intended to offer information to the visitors through a planetarium, library, seminar/meeting halls, information boards, etc. which are to be designed using the latest technology.

Submission Requirements:
A maximum of 5 rigid A1 panels and an optional written description of up to 2 A4 pages

For more information, go to: http://www.thyssenkrupp-elevator-architecture.com/

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