For our latest weekly curated picks of architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler, we have selected four calls inviting architectural concepts that address our climate crisis, urban designs promoting walkable neighborhoods, Graham Foundation individual grant applications, and proposals for the new PHI Contemporary cultural institution in Montreal.
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WARMING Competition 2021
Registration Deadline: Saturday, Sep 4, 2021
Submission Deadline: Sunday, Sep 5, 2021
"How will our built environment react to rising sea levels, extended droughts, climbing temperatures, and other symptoms of global warming? How can our buildings and cities prevent the severity of natural disasters, degrading air quality, melting ice caps, and climate change at large? WARMING calls on students and professionals from the fields of architecture, planning, and design to submit projects that respond to our changing climate and the environment."
2021 Bcome International Ideas Competition: 15-minute City
Register/Submit Deadline: Friday, Sep 10, 2021
"This competition is to create pedestrian-friendly urban milieus within the distance of 15 minutes ― the average time taken for a human being to walk 1 km ― and suggest spaces where residents can stay communicating with one another. Urban spaces can be classified into functionally purposive (commercial, governmental, and school) and non-purposive (typically, park) spaces: when the latter become profuse, the urban life would be more leisurely with increased quality. That is to say, the goal of this competition is to present an urban structure that enables various kinds of experiences, rest, communications with neighbors even without any clear purpose (such as commuting, working, going to school, or purchasing goods), as well as securing additional urban spaces to stay for those who go out with a clear purpose to achieve. Creating an urban structure that enables citizens to walk or stroll happily at least for about 15 minutes within their local areas is the goal of '15-Minute City.'"
Graham Foundation: Grants to Individuals
Register/Submit Deadline: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021
"For individuals, our priorities are to: Provide opportunities to create, develop, and communicate a project about architecture and the designed environment that will contribute to their creative, intellectual, and professional growth at crucial or potentially transformative stages in their careers; Support their efforts to take positions, develop new forms of expression, and engage debate; Help them communicate their work in the public realm and reach new and wider audiences; Support new voices by giving priority to first-time applicants. Overall we are most interested in opportunities which enable us to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project or career."
PHI Contemporary | International Architecture Competition
Register/Submit Deadline: Thursday, Oct 14, 2021
"PHI is pleased to announce the launch of an international architectural competition for the design of PHI Contemporary ― a cultural institution in Montreal, dedicated to exploring the contemporary through public engagement with art and culture. [...] Located in Old Montreal, and built upon a site rife with history - comprising an assemblage of four historical buildings and an adjacent vacant lot ― PHI Contemporary will consolidate the public cultural offer currently housed within PHI Foundation and PHI Centre. The 6 900 m² / 74 000 ft² project will house exhibition spaces, a network of new media galleries, mediation, research and studio spaces, and an expansive public domain."
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