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Ideas Competition for Pärnu Passenger Terminal


Pärnu Municipal Government has announced an international architectural design competition for the Rail Baltic Pärnu passenger terminal. Rail Baltic is an international rail link that connects Estonia to Central and Western Europe as well as to neighbouring countries. The objective is to find the best comprehensive spatial plan for Pärnu’s Rail Baltic passenger terminal and its immediate surroundings. The competition area …

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Competition for young architects: International Wildlife Centre


Arquideas, an online platform of ideas competitions about architecture and design, has announced an international architecture competition for the design of a Wildlife Centre at Kruger National Park in South Africa. The competition is open for students and young graduates (2012 or later) of architecture and design. More information, detailed terms, downloads and registration: www.arquideas.net/competition/international-wildlife-center.

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Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition web gallery opened


Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has opened an online gallery that displays all 1.715 submitted entries for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. The gallery is located on the competition web site at designguggenheimhelsinki.org/stageonegallery. The gallery displays two snapshots and a short concept description (pdf format) of each entry. The entries can be searched by registration ID or tagged keywords. The user can save her or his favourites, and create …

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Open international ideas competition for the MH17 Memorial


The Matterbetter platform invites participants in the open, international ideas competition for the memorial and park that honour the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17) shot down in Ukraine on 17 July 2014. All 283 passangers and 15 crew members died in the tragedy. The site is located in the centre of Amsterdam on the Marine Establissement area on the Kattenburg island. The competition …

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Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: nexthelsinki.org © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced that the 1st phase of the  international, two-stage competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has received 1,715 entries. The amount of competition proposals breaks the recent international architectural competition records both worldwide and in Finland: 1,557 entries for the Giza Museum in Egypt in 2002, 579 entries for the extension of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, …

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Competition for the Ravirata Area in Vaasa won by Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden

Aerial view of the winning proposal by Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden.

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden win open urban planning competition for the Ravirata area in Vaasa, Finland. The competition, the programme of which was to study the land use for a new housing district on a former trotting course of 16,7 ha, received 63 entries. The winning team behind the victorious entry named Inside Outside Vaasa are Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Nicholas Bigelow, Andrei …

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Komitu receives honorable mention in the Re-thinking Future Awards 2014 competition

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Susanna Alatalo.

Komitu – a group of Finnish architects and architecture students – has been awarded with an honorable mention for their Kouk Khleang Youth Centre in the international Re-thinking the Future Awards competition 2014. The award is to acknowledge the climate responsive work done by architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and creative people from all over the world. The youth centre was opened in Phnom …

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Guggenheim Helsinki: Game On!

Competition site from Tähtitornin vuori park, looking northeast. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has launched a two-stage architectural competition for a new museum building in Helsinki. The competition is organised in consultation with the City of Helsinki, the State of Finland, and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. The competition is managed by the London-based firm Malcolm Reading Consultants. Stage One is anonymous and the deadline for submissions is 10th September, 2014. All entries in …

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Two Finnish winners in the 2014 A+ Awards


Finnish architecture has received two prizes in the 2014 international Architizer A+  Awards competition. Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects was the Jury Winner in the Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category. Arctia Headquarters in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects was the Popular Choice Winner in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category. Both prizes add to the continuum of recent international …

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K2S and ALA among A+Awards 2014 finalists

Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects (Helsinki, Finland, 2013). Photo: Mika Huisman.

Architizer, a well-known native advertising platform for architects and designers, has announced the selection for the A+Awards 2014. The international jury consisting of more than 200 leading lights of the industry such as Liz Diller, Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels, has selected five finalists in each of the over 60 categories available. This year, the finalists include two architectural offices …

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