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Launch of the XII Din L-Art Ħelwa Architectural Heritage Award Scheme 2017

The XIII Din l-Art Ħelwa Architectural Heritage Award Scheme for 2017 is now open for entries.  The Award Scheme is an initiative set up by the organisation to encourage architectural excellence in a Maltese context, the rehabilitation and reuse of old buildings, and the recognition of the dedicated work of those active in the field of restoration.   The scheme is carried out with the support of the Kamra tal-Periti.

Eligible projects include the restoration or conservation of buildings, the adaptation of buildings to new uses, building additions or alterations, or new building projects in conservation areas. The projects can relate either to a single building, a complex of buildings, or to a historic urban environment or townscape. The project will be judged on the quality of the work executed, its historic, cultural, educational and social relevance, the preliminary research conducted and the aesthetic and visual merit. The project may be on a scale ranging from small to large, and should display a standard of work which would be outstanding in a Maltese context.

Submissions for the XIII Din l-Art Ħelwa Architectural Heritage Award Scheme should be for projects completed in the last year up to the 31 August, 2017.  Submissions must be received at Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133 Melita Street, Valletta by Tuesday 31 October, 2017.

For further information please call 21 220358/21 225952 or email info@dinlarthelwa.org

 

 

Third Edition of the Baku International Prize

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced that the Third Edition of the Baku International Prize, supported by the UIA, is now open for entries.

This innovative, biennial award recognises achievement in urban planning and architecture, focusing on composition, volumetric and spatial solutions. Participants are invited to submit projects in the following categories:

A – Best implemented project in the architecture of public buildings;
B – Best implemented project in the architecture of residential buildings;
C – Best implemented interiors;
D – Best non-realised project;
E – Best implemented project in the field of landscape architecture;
F – Best implemented project in the field of rehabilitation and reconstruction of buildings;
G – Best publication in the field of architecture;
H – Best work in the field of architecture journalism and criticism (online and print)

The Second edition of the Award in 2015 enjoyed participation of 34 countries and the award winners came from 12 countries; Bangladesh, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Germany, Italy, Vietnam, Singapore, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

The deadline for entries has been extended until 15 September 2017.

 

For more information on prizes, submission requirements, and timelines please visit the official Awards page by clicking on button below.

 

UMAR Exhibition

The Union of Mediterranean Architects (UMAR), of which the KTP is a founder member,  is organizing an exhibition under the theme of ‘Modern and Traditional Mediterranean Architecture’. This will form part of the International Union of Architect’s (UIA) 26th World Architecture Congress which will be held at Seoul, South Korea on 3-7th September 2017.

The KTP is being invited to contribute to this exhibition with two posters focusing on the theme.  This exhibition is intended to be representative of identity, heritage, cities, culture in the Mediterranean. The first panel will consist of examples of Modern Architecture and the second panel  will consist of examples of vernacular architecture.

English is the official language for exhibition documents.

The KTP is requesting submissions from its members for consideration for inclusion in the KTP’s panels. These must be submitted digitally, with a minimum 300 dpi resolution, in PDF format, by not later than Friday 30th June 2017. Submissions are to be emailed to info@ktpmalta.org and clearly headed ‘UMAR Exhibition’.

The selection of projects for inclusion in the panels will be at the sole discretion of the Council of the KTP or its appointed advisors.

 

For more information on the technical submission requirements, please visit the link below.

http://www.umar.org/index.php?Did=103

 

3 invited participants for the Urban settlement of the Financial District and The Marina at Colombo Port City

CHEC Port City Colombo Limited, a subsidiary of China Harbour Engineering Company, has launched an invited, single stage ideas competition for the longterm development of an innovative urban settlement adjoining the Colombo Fort to the East and Colombo South International Container Harbour to the North. The competition was launched on 6 March 2017 with the support of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects and the International Union of Architects. Finnish architect Trevor Harris will represent the UIA on the international jury.

The competition is a single-phase procedure with three invited participants, whose work will be evaluated anonymously according to the UNESCO Regulations for architecture competitions:

  • Gensler
  • Nikken Sekkei
  • Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

PRIZES

The winner of the competition will be awarded 150 000 USD in addition to the sum of 150 000 USD provided to all three participants over the course of the competition.

SCHEDULE

  • Issuance of Brief:  4 March 2017
  • Site visit by participants: 31 March 2017
  • Deadline Questions/Answers: 7 April 2017
  • Submission Deadline:  Before 3 pm, 15 May 2017
  • Jury meeting: 16-19 May 2017
  • Announcement of results: No more than 2 weeks after the completion of the jury meeting
  • Awards Ceremony: TBA

JURY INTERNATIONAL

• Dr. Deborah Dearing (Australia)
• David Dernie (United Kingdom)
• Trevor Harris (Finland)
• Calvin Tsao (USA)
• Pali Wijeratne (Sri Lanka)

Revitalization of the Cluj-Napoca “Romulus Vuia” Ethnographic Park Area – Hoia Forest

The Architects’ Chamber of Romania announces the launch of the International Solutions Competition Revitalization of the Cluj-Napoca “Romulus Vuia” Ethnographic Park Area – Hoia Forest.

The competition aims at identifying the best solution for revitalizing the “Romulus Vuia” Ethnographic Park Area – Hoia Forest in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The premise of the competition consists in the opportunity of extending the current Park, in terms of capitalization on the territory and from a functional standpoint, as well. The Museum Park will be developed into a functional complex, where cultural values will be complemented by learning values, direct experimentation, recreational and leisure opportunities etc.

The organizer of the competition is the Architects’ Chamber of Romania and its promoter is the Cluj County Council, which is also the land owner and the beneficiary of the competition’s results.

 

Schedule:

Official launch of the competition on the Electronic System for Public Procurement (SEAP) of Romania: March 3, 2017

Registrations for site visit: March 9, 2017

Site visit: March 10, 2017

Deadline for submission of entries: April 19, 2017, 16:00 h. (EET)

Preliminary assessment of entries (examination of technical committee): April 20-21, 2017

Jury session: April 22-24, 2017

Official announcement of winners (press conference with the jury): April 25, 2017

Publication of results on the competition’s official website: May 9, 2017

Deadline for submission of appeals: 10 days from the results’ publication date.

 

Prizes:

First Prize: 31 500 RON (approx. 6950 €)

Second Prize 22 500 RON (approx. 4960 €)

Third Prize18 000 RON (approx. 3970 €)

The estimated value of the contract that will be assigned to the competition’s winner amounts to 118 275 €, VAT excluded.

More information can be found on the official page of the competition:

http://oar.archi/en/concursuri/ethnographic-park-cluj-1

 

Press contact:

Iulia Cucu, Communication Adviser

E-mail: iulia.cucu@oar.archi

E-mail: concursuri@oar.archi

Tel: +40 730.092.199

China Weihai International Architectural Design Competition

Since 2004, China Weihai International Architectural Design Competition and International University Student Architectural Design Competition have been jointly hosted by the Architectural Society of China, the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Shandong Province, and the Municipal People’s Government of Weihai. The competitions are divided into two parts, architects and students, and so far they have been successfully held for eight times. 2017 The Ninth China Weihai International Architectural Design Competition and International University Student Architectural Design Competition are due to be held, continuing to be one of the most influential, recognized and largest international competitions.

Objective:

To explore effective ways of integrating architecture into localities, cultures, environment and eco-systems; to comprehensively consider the relationship between social, ecological, cultural and historical factors and architecture; to achieve harmony between architecture and human, architecture and city, architecture and nature.

 

The Ninth China Weihai International Architectural Design Competition (for architects)

Theme:

Healthy City, Sharing Benefits

The fast global urbanization for a long time has resulted in a rapid increase of city quantity and scale, which provides a broad economic and social development space at the same time poses severe challenges to human health. The concept “healthy city” is a new proposition brought by profound reflection on urban development and its problems. To construct “healthy city” is the most direct and specific practice adhering to the people-oriented principle.

“Healthy city” is not the ultimate goal, is a process of constant development realized progressively by improving urban design, architectural sustainability and information technology, in order to achieve effective and healthy development of the city.

Requirements for drawings:

  1. The panel should be A0 size (please download at the Architectural Society of China website www.chinaasc.org). Participants should provide two electronic copies of A0 panel design plan (300DPI), named after project’s name and numbered in sequence.
  2. No restrictions on expression. A 1000-word explanation of the concept should be provided and can be combined with the drawing. Finished projects must provide project overview, photographic records, drawing, illustration, with project name, design institute, construction venue and completion time within1000 words.
  3. The official language is English, measured by metric unit.

Awarding scheme (for architects):

Two first prizes receive 50,000 yuan each; 5 second prizes receive 30,000 yuan each; 10 third prizes receive 10,000 yuan each; undefined number of honorable mentions receive 2000 yuan each (accounting for 10% of the total entries).The prizes mentioned above are not liable for tax.

 

2017 International University Student Architectural Design Competition (for students)

Theme:

Micro space: repair design in urban and rural areas

When more and more land resources are built into the environment, the space quality becomes increasingly more important. If the dominantly manifested micro space is disordered, the overall street or community quality will be reduced. In this regard, participants should find and define one “micro space”.

Participant:

Participants can be enrolled students in all colleges and universities both at home and abroad. They can have mentors to guide them. (Student number less than 6, mentor less than 2).

Requirements for drawings:

  1. The panel should be A0 size (please download at the Architectural Society of China website www.chinaasc.org). Participants should provide two electronic copies of A0 panel design plan, named after project’s name and numbered in sequence.
  2. No restrictions on expression. A 1000-word explanation of the concept should be provided and can be combined with the drawing.
  3. The official language is English, measured by metric unit

Awarding scheme (for students):

Two first prizes receive 30,000 yuan each; 5 second prizes receive 20,000 yuan each; 15 third prizes receive 6,000 yuan each; undefined number of honorable mentions receive 2000 yuan each (accounting for 15% of the total entries). 22 best guide mentor awards (only certificate, for first, second and third prizes). The prizes mentioned above are not liable for tax.

 

Main dates:

May 30, 2017       Registration deadline

July 31, 2017       Submission deadline for entries

Early August 2017   Review of entries

September 2017     Award presentation and exhibition

 

 

Charge:

The entries are free, without registration and panel production charge.

Competition rules:

  1. Any author’s name and employer’s words or pictures shall not be on the electronic drawings. Those who do not meet the requirements will be disqualified;
  2. Participants own copyright for entries. The organizers have the right to exercise other copyrights except authorship.

 

Organizers:

Hosted by:

Architectural Society of China

Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Shandong Province

The Municipal People’s Government of Weihai

 

Organized by:

China Habitat Award Office

The Urban-Rural Development Committee of Weihai

Weihai Architectural Culture Media Center

 

Contacts:

(1) Architectural Society of China
Address: 9 Sanlihe Road, Beijing , China
Zip code: 100835
Liaison person: Wu Pujuan

Tel: 86-10-88082237

email:ascwpj@126.com

(2) Weihai Architectural Culture Media Center
Address:149 Room, Guangming Road, Huancui District, Weihai, Shangdong Province, China

Tel:0086-631-5181266、5181211

email:72888@163.com、73888@163.com

qq:  38790631、77620631

fax:0086-631-5181211

 

Notice on 2017 China Weihai International Architectural Design Competition

Application Form (Architects)

Application Form (Students)