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Mannheim in Germany. Image by Dominik Lott

Mannheim opens medical business centre contest


The city of Mannheim has launched a multidisciplinary design contest for a £14 million business development centre

Karlsruhe in Germany. Image by Frederik Ramm

Contest launched for Karlsruhe business centre


The City of Karlsruhe in south-west Germany has launched a competition for a new business centre within its ‘Old Slaughterhouse’ regeneration district

Loughborough University. Image by Gunnar Larsson

Hunt begins for Loughborough uni revamp architect


Loughborough University is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul two 1960s buildings on its West Park Campus

The Hall for Cornwall in Truro. Image by Ian S

Architect sought for Truro concert hall revamp


The Hall for Cornwall Trust is seeking an architect for a major overhaul of its Grade II*-listed Truro venue

Cardiff University. Image by Stan Zurek

Cardiff re-opens £25m student union competition


Cardiff University has re-launched the design competition for an ‘iconic’ £25 million addition to its student union

Helsinki Guggenheim finalists

Shortlisted practices reveal final designs for Helsinki Guggenheim


The six final designs for Helsinki’s new £100 million Guggenheim museum have been revealed

Shortlisted: Gutiérrez-Delafuente Arquitectos, Spain

Wigglesworth and Ash Sakula shortlisted in Soar Island contest


Sarah Wigglesworth Architects and Ash Sakula Architects feature among the five finalists named in the RIBA-run ideas competition to regenerate Soar Island in Leicester

Viru Square in Tallinn. Image by Tõnis Lepp

Ideas contest opens for Tallinn’s driverless car future


Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) has launched an international ideas contest to imagine how driverless cars could transform the Estonian capital

Brighton Dome. Image by Simon Carey

Architect sought to deliver £18m Brighton Dome revamp


Brighton and Hove City Council is seeking an architect to deliver an £18 million overhaul of its Brighton Dome concert venue

The TVP headquarters in Warsaw. Image by VanNouten

Contest launched for Polish TV headquarters overhaul


The Association of Polish Architects has launched a design competition to upgrade the Polish Television (TVP) campus in Warsaw

 Competition site for a new £108 million hospital in Turnhout

Flanders begins ‘open call’ for architects


The Flemish Government Architect has launched its biannual ‘open call’ for architects to complete a number of public schemes

Møre og Romsdal in north west Norway. Image by Hesse1309

Architect sought for £480m hospital in north west Norway


Norway’s hospital building agency Sykehusbygg is on the hunt for an architect for a new 80,000m² hospital in Møre og Romsdal

Nottingham Trent University\'s Clifton Campus. Image by mattbuck

Architect sought for £7m Nottingham science faculty


Nottingham Trent University is on the hunt for an architect for a new ‘ISTEC’ science faculty on its Clifton campus

Royston Spire in Glasgow

Glasgow opens Royston Spire overhaul contest


The Glasgow Institute of Architects has launched a competition – open to architects and students – for a £40,000 overhaul of Royston Spire

Fulham in west London. Image by Jared Preston

Hammersmith seeks architect for ‘alternative provision’ hub school


Hammersmith and Fulham Council is on the hunt for an architect to deliver a new hub school for children not in mainstream education

The Natural History Museum in London. Image by Christine Matthews

Architects sought for Natural History Museum overhaul projects


The Natural History Museum is on the hunt for architects for two regeneration projects inside its iconic Alfred Waterhouse-designed west London home

Old Bristol magistrates court. Image by Stephen Richards

Bristol youth charity seeks architect for £5m court revamp


Creative Youth Network (CYN) is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul Bristol’s Grade II-listed Bridewell Island Magistrates Courts

Westminster Palace

Architect sought for Houses of Parliament decant building


The Houses of Parliament is on the hunt for an architect for a 15,600m2 decant building in the Westminster area

Coventry\'s elephant-shaped 1977 sports centre. Image by E Gammie

Architect sought for £26m Coventry leisure centre


Coventry City Council is on the hunt for an architect for a £26 million ‘destination water and leisure’ centre

Disused Singapore railway line. Image by Calvin Teo

Singapore opens green corridor contest for disused railway


Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority has launched an international competition to regenerate a 24-kilometre stretch of disused railway

The University of Cyprus. Image by UniversityofCypruspics

ADP scoops Cyprus university expansion job


ADP has won an international contest to overhaul and expand the University of Cyprus (UCY) in Nicosia

Maggie Mullan

Maggie Mullan wins second National Wildflower Centre contest


The National Wildflower Centre in Knowsley has chosen Maggie Mullan Architects to design its new masterplan

Landscaped Dock by Mathilde Lull and François Perrier

Revealed: Guggenheim Helsinki rival contest winners


The eight ‘winners’ in the ideas competition seeking ‘bold and thoughtful’ alternatives to Helsinki’s new Guggenheim Museum have been unveiled

St Mary Magdalene C of E School sketch by Penoyre & Prasad

Penoyre & Prasad wins Greenwich Peninsula school contest


Penoyre & Prasad has won a competition to expand the St Mary Magdalene Church of England Primary School on the Greenwich Peninsula in south east London

John Simpson Architects\' competition-winning scheme to regenerate the Royal College of Music (RCM) in South Kensington

John Simpson wins £25m Royal College of Music revamp


New Classicist John Simpson Architects has won a design competition for a £25 million regeneration of the Royal College of Music (RCM) in South Kensington

Shindesign, London/Daegu (South Korea)

UK-Korean firm wins Yeats poetry pop-up contest


Shindesignworks has won a competition for an installation in Lough Gill, Ireland inspired by William Butler Yeats’ 1892 poem The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Studio Octopi Peckham Rye Lido

Studio Octopi lands Peckham Rye Lido job


Studio Octopi has won an invited competition to draw up plans for a new lido at Peckham Rye in South London

Concept view of new Coliseum foyer by Robin Snell and Partners

Robin Snell lands London Coliseum revamp


Robin Snell and Partners has won the £1.2 million job to transform the London Coliseum

Briggait Mark Halls, Glasgow by Nicoll Russell Studios

Collective wins contest to overhaul Glasgow’s Briggait


Collective Architecture has won the £4 million job to transform the Category A-listed former fish market into an arts centre

Alvar Aalto\'s competition-winning Säynätsalo Town Hall, Finland

Helping to make the unknowns well known

30-Jan-2015 | By Malcolm Reading

Competitions may be hard work, but they remain a fantastic opportunity for new talent to establish itself, writes Malcolm Reading

How to design a successful awards or competition entry

1-Jan-2013 | By

Seven tips on how to design entry boards, fill in forms and what kind of photography you’ll need to win

How to sell your project to an interview panel

1-Jan-2013 | By

10 tips on how to convince a judging panel, client or jury that you’re the right practice for the job

Trelleborg in Denmark. Image by Thue C Leibrandt

Competitions: editor's pick 24.04.15

21-Apr-2015 | By

A visitor centre for Denmark’s Trelleborg Viking fort, renovating the Brighton Dome and an open call for architects in Flanders. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Edinburgh Tron Kirk

Competitions: editor's pick 17.04.15

14-Apr-2015 | By

A world heritage centre in Edinburgh, transforming Bristol’s old magistrates court into a youth centre and a new hospital in north west Norway. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Disused Singapore railway line. Image by BertholdD

Competitions: editor's pick 03.04.15

31-Mar-2015 | By

A green corridor on Singapore’s disused railway, Coventry’s new £26 million leisure centre and renewing government buildings on the island of Tristan. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Wien Museum in Vienna. Image by Clemens PFEIFFER

Competitions: editor's pick 20.03.15

17-Mar-2015 | By

Regenerating the Vienna Museum, a £30 million research centre in Darlington and public realm for Toronto’s new rail line. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Peterborough Lift Lock. Image by Danauf

Competitions: editor's pick 13.03.15

10-Mar-2015 | By

The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Glasgow university’s new research hub and a future home for the Royal Artillery Museum. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Preston bus station- listed September 2013

Competitions: editor's pick 06.03.15

3-Mar-2015 | By

Regenerating Preston bus station, a new primary school in Prague and a ‘landmark’ bridge over the Tamsui River. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

LDA Design\'s Meridian Water proposals - birdseye view (May 2012)

Competitions: editor's pick 27.02.15

24-Feb-2015 | By

The Meridian Water Housing Zone, Forth Valley College’s new Falkirk campus and a Carnegie Community Hub in Liverpool. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Cardiff University. Image by Stan Zurek

Competitions: editor's pick 20.02.15

17-Feb-2015 | By

Cardiff University’s new student union, a £2.5 million bridge in Bath and East Sussex affordable housing. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions