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Thomastown, Kilkenny. Image by Humphrey Bolton

Architect sought for Thomastown special needs housing


Camphill Communities of Ireland is on the hunt for an architect to design five houses for young adults with learning disabilities in Thomastown, Kilkenny

Madrid in Spain. Image by Fermín Rodríguez Fajardo

Ideas contest opens for Madrid arts museum


CTRL+SPACE has launched an open ideas competition to create a new digital arts museum in the Spanish capital

The Hotel Ukraina in Moscow. Image by Pavel Kazachkov

Masterplanning contest launched for Moscow riverfront


Moscow has opened an international competition to regenerate 10,400 hectares of riverfront plots and embankments within the Russian capital

New Orleans. Image by United States Navy

Ideas contest launched for New Orleans vacant plots


The Van Alen Institute has announced an open ideas competition seeking new uses for swathes of vacant land in New Orleans

Loughborough Junction in south London. Image by Tom Betts

Architect sought for London railway arches meanwhile use


Regeneration outfit Meanwhile Space is seeking an architect to overhaul two railway arches in Loughborough Junction, south London

2014 winner: Vernacular Versatility by Yong Ju Lee

eVolo skyscraper contest opens for entries


The annual eVolo skyscraper competition – featuring a £3,000 top prize – is now accepting submissions

Lubeck in Germany. Image by Arne List

Contest opens for Lübeck old town regeneration


The Hanseatic City of Lübeck has launched an open design contest for the redevelopment of its UNESCO World Heritage-protected founding quarter

The City of Edmonds in Washington. Image by Walter Siegmund

Design contest launched for Edmonds veterans’ memorial


The City of Edmonds in Washington has launched an open design contest for a new veterans’ memorial

LEAD\'s RIBA Window in Shanghai

RIBA seeks architects for Shanghai windows installations


The RIBA has announced an open call for architects to design installations for shops and restaurants in Shanghai next year

The Mahindra World City special economic zone in New Chennai. Image by Simply CVR

Masterplanner sought for 277ha Indian business park


A leading Indian container port is seeking a masterplanner for a new business district

Mackintosh fire May 2014

Hunt for Mac restoration architect to begin next month Video


The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) will start looking for an architect to restore its fire-damaged Mackintosh Building this September

Guangzhou in China. Image by Azwari Nugraha

Farrell shortlisted for Guangzhou museum


TFP Farrells is among eight teams shortlisted for a new £96 million museum in Guangzhou, China

Derry. Image by Ardfern

Hunt begins for Derry social housing architect


Clanmil Housing Association is on the hunt for an architect for a social housing scheme in Derry-Londonderry

Aberdeen University. Image by Jackofhearts101

Architect sought for Aberdeen University students’ union


The University of Aberdeen is seeking an architect for a new £4.6 million students’ association

The Tirana Pyramid. Image by Diego Delso

Re-use ideas sought for Albania’s Communist-era pyramid


The Albanian Ministry of Culture has launched an open international ideas competition to rethink Pyramid Square in Tirana

Rothesay Pavilion. Image by Thomas Nugent

Architect sought for Rothesay Pavilion revamp


Argyll and Bute Council is seeking a conservation architect to regenerate the Grade A-listed Rothesay Pavilion

Derry in Northern Ireland. Image by Ardfern

Architect sought for Shantallow Community Centre overhaul


Derry City Council is on the hunt for an architect to refurbish and extend the Shantallow Community Centre

Perth in Australia. Image by JJ Harrison

Architect sought for Aubin Grove train station in Perth


The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia is seeking a design team for a new £31 million train station in Perth

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. Image by Vfp15

Russia opens contest for kindergartens in extreme climates


The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has launched an open international competition for a series of new kindergartens in the country’s most inhospitable regions

The Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Wales

AOC wins Chapter Arts Centre expansion


AOC has triumphed in the competition to enlarge Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre

Thomas Phifer\'s competition-winning scheme for MOMA, Warsaw

New York-based practice wins Warsaw MOMA contest


Thomas Phifer and Partners has seen off a list of international stars to win the contest to design Warsaw’s new £50million Museum of Modern Art complex

Wilkinson Eyre\'s designs for the Science Museum\'s new Medicine Galleries

Science Museum selects Wilkinson Eyre for £24m medical galleries


Wilkinson Eyre has been chosen to design the Science Museum’s new £24 million Medical Galleries – three years after its more ambitious overhaul of the west London attraction was shelved

Ian Simpson\'s competition-winning masterplan to redevelop the Granada Studios site in Manchester

Ian Simpson wins contest for Granada Studios overhaul


Ian Simpson Architecture has won the competition to redevelop the iconic Granada Studios in Manchester

Topshop Colour Wheel by NEON

Neon wins contest to design RIBA Lounge at MIPIM UK


Emerging practice Neon has won the competition to design RIBA’s lounge at the inaugural MIPIM UK

Behnisch Architects\' competition-winning scheme to expand Adidas\' headquarters

Adidas reveals headquarters expansion


Sports brand Adidas has chosen Behnisch Architects to mastermind an extension to its headquarters in Bavaria

Andreas Vogler\'s shortlisted scheme in the \'Tomorrow\'s Train\' competition

Revealed: Shortlist in RIBA’s ‘Tomorrow’s Train’ contest


An international shortlist has been revealed in the RIBA ideas contest to design the train carriage of the future

Old Post Office - RIBA Enterprises\' HQ in Newcastle

JDDK wins contest to overhaul RIBA Enterprises HQ


JDDK has picked up the job to overhaul the headquarters of RIBA Enterprises in Newcastle

Riches Hawley Mikhail\'s competition-winning Malmo Quay scheme

Winners of Newcastle regeneration contest revealed


Riches Hawley Mikhail, AWP, Feix Merlin and Featherstone Young have been chosen to work on developer Igloo’s mixed-use regeneration of Malmo Quay in Newcastle

Assemble\'s winning proposal for Goldsmiths

Assemble wins contest for new Goldsmiths College art gallery


Assemble has defeated five rival practices in the competition to design a new £1.8 million art gallery for Goldsmiths College in south-east London

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Bristol Arena artist impression. Image courtesy Bristol City Council

Competitions: editor's pick 15.08.14

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Bristol’s new indoor arena, masterplanning Moscow’s riverfront and rethinking vacant plots in New Orleans. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Lubeck old town in Germany. Image by Innomann

Competitions: editor's pick 08.08.14

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Façade designs for Lübeck old town, a new business district in India and transforming two railway arches in south London. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Tirana Pyramid. Image by Diego Delso

Competitions: editor's pick 01.08.14

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Rethinking Pyramid Square in Albania, Aberdeen University’s new student association and social housing in Northern Ireland. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Perth in Australia. Image by JJ Harrison

Competitions: editor's pick 25.07.14


A new train station for Perth, kindergartens for Russia’s extreme climatic regions and upgrading the Shantallow Community Centre. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The RDS Arena in Dublin. Image by LeinsterLad

Competitions: editor's pick 18.07.14

17-Jul-2014 | By

Regenerating Dublin’s RDS Arena, Birmingham City University’s new Edgbaston campus and the Springburn Winter Gardens. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Guangzhou in China. Image by Azwari Nugraha

Competitions: editor's pick 11.07.14

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Guangzhou’s new science museum, 42 new homes in Shettleston and an indoor pool and leisure centre in Exeter. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The World Health Organisation HQ. Image by Thorkild Tylleskar

Competitions: editor's pick 04.07.14

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Redeveloping the World Health Organisation headquarters, two new Moscow subway stations and a community centre in Calgary. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Olympia in Kensington, London. Image by Ruth Sharville

Competitions: editor's pick 25.06.14

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RIBA’s lounge for MIPIM UK, transforming Chicago into a ‘city of lights’ and Daegu’s new sports complex. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions