We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new architecture competitions launching worldwide on any given week — let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why Bustler is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design competition submissions that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.
Ripple - A push before the last drop runs out
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019
Water and its importance is well known, but still we have been disconnected from it in urban realms. Water is omnipresent and yet visually hidden while it flows through a dense network below the surface. How can we find new ways to connect with water in our public spaces while acknowledging its limited supply?
Archhive-Books' Portable Reading Rooms
Registration Deadline: Friday, Jun 14, 2019
Submission Deadline: Friday, Nov 15, 2019
Despite the growing presence of digital devices, the demand for physical books remains as strong as ever, and with good reason. In order to help make books more accessible, and reading more encouraged, ARCHHIVE BOOKS are calling for submissions for the ARCHHIVE BOOKS' Portable Reading Rooms architecture competition, which seeks designs for a small structure that could be embedded within existing public spaces in multiple locations around the world.
Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019
Dimmuborgir is one of Iceland's most popular tourism spots, with thousands of tourists visiting the black lava fields every year. There is currently a simple visitor center constructed from container modules offering basic food & drink options and a gift shop. With the Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center architecture competition, Soil Conservation Service Of Iceland is looking to reinvent their on-site facilities and create an innovative structure that will act as the face of this incredible tourist attraction.
Eyebeam 2020 Open Call for Residents: Terms of Refusal
Register/Submit Deadline: Friday, Jun 21, 2019
When ideals of capitalist progress become the driver of societal value, a position of refusal can be a political and necessary act. Eyebeam’s 2020 Residency Open Call asks applicants to consider refusal as it relates to technology and its impact on society. How do acts of refusal manifest in one’s life and work poetically or directly? The 2020 Residency will launch as a 6-month research and experimentation-focused program for creative practitioners.
Graham Foundation: Grants to Individuals
Register/Submit Deadline: Sunday, Sep 15, 2019
Graham Foundation: Grants to Organizations
Register/Submit Deadline: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
Every year, the Graham Foundation awards grants to individuals and organizations in support of engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the built environment. Among other criteria, submitted projects will be evaluated for their originality, potential for impact, feasibility, and the applicant's capacity to carry out the project successfully.
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