Monday, June 20, 2011

[HONG KONG] Alternative Car Park Tower

Project ///

The parking structure has captured the imagination of novelists, photographers and film-makers, an yet it remains peripheral to our culture - best understood as forbidding fictional setting or often as an imposing silent building that we encounter along the way.

Car parks are not very appreciate by users (too cold, too dark, too insecure etc.) and this competition hopes to offer a new take on this type of building that is far too quiet.

Hong Kong situated on China’s south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour. And with a population of seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Much of Hong Kong’s terrain is hilly to mountainous with steep slopes of which less than 25% of the territory’s landmass is developed and about 40% of the remaining land area is reserved as country parks and nature reserves.

The aim of this International competition is to design an iconic and Alternative Car Park Tower in the heart of Hong Kong. The new tower will include several possibilities for events such as concerts, art exhibitions, fashion shows, ceremonies dinners, cinematic projections, etc.

The architecture of this new building should reflect contemporary design tendencies, standing out for its uniqueness as a car park design, while meshing in with the surrounding Hong Kong urban tissue. This competition hopes to achieve the following:
_Encourage and reward design excellence on a large scale, which integrates function, structure, details, etc.
_Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original car park incorporating an alternative program.
_To generate the discussion of ideas regarding car park security and all the phobias associated with it such as fear of dark, dirty, cold, etc.
_Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

This is an open international competition hosted by [AC-CA] to generate progressive contemporary design ideas. There are no plans for the Alternative Car Park Tower to be built.

Schedule ///

_Competition Officially Announced - 15th June 2011

_Start of Competition and Early Bird registration - 1st July to 12th August 2011

_Late Competition Registration - 13th August to 15th October 2011

_Dead line for Questions - 15th September 2011

_Closing Date for Submissions - 15th October 2011

_Jury Evaluation - 19th October - 27th October 2011

_Announcement of Winners and posted on - 30th October 2011

Fee ///

Early Bird Registration: US$ 80 from 1st July to 12th August 2011

Late Registration: US$ 120 from 13th August to 15th October 2011

Entrants may register by filling the form and submitting with payment by Debit/Credit card through a secure gateway.

Prizes ///

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling US$ 5,400 with the distribution as follows:




There will also be 7 honorable mentions


1st Prize, 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize will be published in following magazines as well as on the [AC-CA] website:

About:Blank Architecture Magazine (Portugal)

wettbewerbe-aktuell Magazine (Germany)

Blueprint Magazine (UK)

Concept Magazine (Korea)

Australian Design Review Magazine (Australia)

Monitor International Magazine (Germany, France, Russia)

aROOTS Magazine (France) Architecture Magazine (Czech Republic)

More info HERE.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ideas on Edge competition

Ideas on Edge
Submission by 11 May 2011

Parramatta City Council is officially on the hunt for the boldest, most innovative and creative thinkers to present their vision for an iconic site along the scenic Parramatta River foreshore as part of an international ideas competition, 'Ideas on Edge'. the are seeking a commercially viable idea for the site located at a prime position on the edge of Parramatta River, with the competition open to people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world.

For detail on competition brief, go here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Indianapolis Monument Circle Idea Competition

Indianapolis Monument Circle Idea Competition
Registration by
Friday, April 15, 2011, Date of submission by Friday, April 15, 2011


Thank you for your interest in the Monument Circle Idea Competition! Those who have experienced Monument Circle in person recognize it as a unique place and space, one occupying the literal and figurative heart of Indianapolis, Indiana. As an "open ideas" competition, we invite participants to join us in celebration of the Circle's rich history, while appreciating the important role it continues to play in the lives of businesses, citizens and visitors alike. In doing so, we hope the competition will generate creative concepts and ideas that re-imagine this already extraordinary space, and help us envision its future as the city continues to grow, evolve and occupy a greater prominence within the state, region, country - and beyond.


Monument Circle is the state's most recognizable and visible public space, a sight and destination recognized around the world. Indianapolis is sometimes known as "The Circle City," courtesy of Monument Circle. Often referred to locally as simply the "Circle," it lies at the heart of our state, city and Downtown. Monument Circle is where we gather to celebrate, commemorate and show our guests who and what we are. As an event city of ever-growing stature, Indianapolis is a true host to visitors from around the country and, increasingly, the world. For these reasons and more, Monument Circle is an increasingly important destination and unique public space.

At its center is the century-old Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Important sites and architecture, spanning eras, generations and styles, surround the monument, including cultural and religious institutions, hotels and businesses. Here you'll find everything from a world-class symphony orchestra and one of Indianapolis' oldest churches, to headquarters for world corporate leaders in health insurance, broadcast, finance, technology and utilities. The streetscape currently combines public art, fountains, trees, plantings, cafes and shops to welcome pedestrians while traffic flowing around the Circle adds energy and access to the experience. Monument Circle is multi-functional and accessible to vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and even horse drawn carriage traffic. From time to time, vehicular traffic is restricted to accommodate temporary special events.


In October 2010, Indianapolis hosted the CEOs for Cities Livability Challenge, an event in which national experts engaged in a series of conversations with local leaders to generate big ideas for cities everywhere to deliver beauty, in the form of art, good design and nature, to all citizens every day.

The visiting national experts echoed what so many local leaders have expressed Monument Circle is extraordinary and merits maximum attention, creativity and vision. These experts challenged Indianapolis to host the "Monument Circle Idea Competition."

The Monument Circle Idea Competition was established to bring ideas and inspire the community to envision Monument Circle's future. The juried international idea competition launches in March 2011 with adjudication in May and public exhibit and input in June. These ideas will be considered to inform future planning and uses for Monument Circle. It is not intended that any of the submissions would be developed as submitted. The Monument Circle Idea Competition is not limited to design. Ideas about programming, land use and activities are encouraged. It is not the intent of the Competition to permanently remove vehicular traffic from Monument Circle.

More detail info <<click here>>

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Russia: Changing the Face - Pushkinsky Cinema

An international open ideas competition destined for inspiring architects, designers, builders, students across borders to design a new face for an existing Pushkinsky Cinema building, and think creatively about possible applications of DuPont materials and solutions in their projects.

The goal is to give a new appearance to the well-known cinema hall located at Pushkin Square, in the very centre of Moscow, which built in 1961 to host every year the Moscow International Film Festival.

Detail of this competition, go here.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Water Purification Skyscraper in Jakarta

Second Place
2010 Skyscraper Competition

Rezza Rahdian, Erwin Setiawan, Ayu Diah Shanti, Leonardus Chrisnantyo


The city of Jakarta, Indonesia, was originally designed in the confluence of thirteen rivers which were used for transportation and agriculture. The largest of its rivers is The Ciliwung River, which has been extremely polluted during the last couple of decades, characterizes by hundreds of slums inhabited by thousands of people in marginal conditions.

The Ciliwung Recovery Program (CRP) is a project that aims to collect the garbage of the riverbank and purify its water through an ingenious system of mega-filters that operate in three different phases. The first one separates the different types of garbage and utilizes the organic one to fertilize its soil. The second phase purifies the water by removing dangerous chemicals and adding important minerals to it. The clean water is then fed to the river and to the nearby agricultural fields through a system of capillary tubes. Finally in the third phase all the recyclable waste is processed.

One of the most important aspects of this proposal is the elimination of the slums along the river. The majority of the people will live and work at the CRP which could be understood as new city within Jakarta. The CRP project will be a 100 percent sustainable building that will produce energy through wind, solar, and hydroelectric systems.



Saturday, August 1, 2009

JAD International Student Design Contest, South Korea

JAD International Student Design Contest, South Korea

Students who are registered in undergraduate and graduate school in Korea and other countries and students who stay out of school temporarily included.
* A team should be composed of three or less students and should submit only one entry.

A. Application deadline : Wednesday, November 18, 2009
- Download at http: // from September 1 to November 18, 2008

B. Submission (by mail) deadline : Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 17:00pm (GMT+9)
* We can also accept the entry with a postmark by November 18, 2009
* Submissions via e-mail are NOT accepted
> Address JAD International Design Competition Committee 5F Lotte Insurance Co., Ltd., Bldg., 51-1, Namchang-Dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea, Zip code 100-778

C. Announcement of results Monday, November 30, 2009 at

D. Award ceremony Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Lotte Insurance Bldg., Seoul, Korea (the seat of Joong Ang Design Co., Ltd)

E. Exhibition It will be held at from December 10 * The timelines are subject to change later Awards.

A. Gold prize(1 team): US $10,000 and testimonial
B. Silver prize(1 team): US $5,000 and testimonial
C. Bronze prize(2 team): US $1,000 and testimonial
D. Special selection(15 teams): testimonial
E. Finalist(many): testimonial

For Submission and requirement details log on to

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Taipei Pop Music Center International Competition

Stage One Material Submission Deadline: 19th October 2009
To encourage pop music creation, patronage performing talents and teams, integrate relevant peripheral industrial development, the R.O.C. plans to build a large pop music performing center in Taipei with outdoor performing plaza and relevant measures. With an area of approximately 7.65 hectares, the center base is located in Nangang District, Taipei City, nearby the MRT Kunyang Station. The principal space design comprises of an indoor performing hall with 4500-6000 seats, an outdoor performing space with 15000 standing seats, hall of fame, a digital library, a medium and small indoor exhibition and performing live house, industrial communities and incubation space, etc. We cordially invite outstanding design teams at home and abroad to custom design a unique performing space for Taiwan's pop music operation and development by taking into consideration all music types and the development trend of international pop music.

Type of Competition: Two-stage open competition.

Total Construction Budget:
The total construction budget (direct construction cost) is about NT$3,500,000,000 (about US$106,000,000) including the construction costs of various work items. The tenderer shall use this amount as the basis for estimating construction costs.

Service Fees:
The service fees for this project is a fixed fee in the total amount of NT$ 380,000,000. (about US$11,500,000)

Public Exhibition:
After the competition, the DCA will hold a public exhibition for the participant projects.

1. Announcement of RFP: 2009/07/23
2. Obtaining the RFP: 2009/07/23 ~ 2009/10/19
3. Deadline for Question Submissions for RFP: 2009/09/01
4. Questions Answered Date: 2009/09/08
5. Stage One Material Submission Deadline: 2009/10/19 (before 17:30 Taiwan time)
6. Stage One Qualification Review: 2009/10/20
7. Stage One Jury Session: 2009/10/22 ~ 2009/10/23
8. Announcement of the Short-lists: 2009/10/23
9. Site Visit: 2009/11/10
10. Stage Two Tender Submission Deadline: 2010/01/26 (before 17:30 Taiwan time)
11. Stage Two Qualification Review: 2010/01/27
12. Stage Two Jury Session: 2010/01/28 ~ 2010/01/29
13. Announcement of the Winners: 2010/01/29

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