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East Wick and Sweetwater - 1,500 home scheme on the Olympic Park

First look at Studio Egret West's 1,500-home Olympic Park plans

2-Mar-2015

The first images have been released of the proposed new 1,500 home East Wick and Sweetwater neighbourhood on London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

New Williamfield in Stirling, Scotland. Image by Richard Webb

Designer sought for £4m cricket grandstand in Stirling

2-Mar-2015

Stirling Council is seeking a designer for a £4 million grandstand at Stirling County Cricket Club

The Tamsui River, Taiwan. Image by melps

Taiwan opens Danjiang Bridge design contest

2-Mar-2015

Taiwan’s government has launched an international design competition for a new ‘landmark’ bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River

Chýně near Prague, Czech Republic. Image by Miaow Miaow

Design contest launched for Czech primary school

2-Mar-2015

An international design competition has been launched for a new primary school in Chýne, Czech Republic

Hopkins Architects’ highly sustainable London 2012 Olympic Velodrome was won through a design competition

Competition juries struggle to score green criteria

27-Feb-2015

Sustainability is now fundamental to architecture, but it can cause problems for those assessing designs, says Malcolm Reading

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Scrapped: Crystal Palace rebuild proposals ditched

26-Feb-2015

Bromley Council has confirmed it has ripped up its deal with Chinese developer ZhongRong Group for the proposed redevelopment of Crystal Palace

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Doubts cast over Nine Elms bridge contest as Westminster objects

25-Feb-2015

Westminster councillors have said they don’t want a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico, just hours after all 74 entries in the high-profile design contest were revealed

Cardiff University. Image by Stan Zurek

Cardiff to restart student union contest

24-Feb-2015

Cardiff University is to re-launch its design contest for a new £80 million student union amid criticism of its procurement process

The Tŷ Newydd Writers’ Centre in Wales

RSAW opens Tŷ Newydd writer’s shed contest

24-Feb-2015

The Royal Society of Architects in Wales has launched a design contest for a twenty-first century writer’s shed

The Silverdome in Ponitac. Image by Dave Hogg from Royal Oak MI USA

Ideas contest opens for decaying Silverdome stadium

23-Feb-2015

Triple Investment Group has launched an open international ideas competition to regenerate Michigan’s decaying Silverdome stadium

The Grade II-listed Carnegie library in Tuebrook, Liverpool. Image by Lister Steps

Hunt begins for Carnegie Community Hub architect

23-Feb-2015

Children’s charity Lister Steps is on the lookout for an architect to transform a disused Grade II-listed library into a new Carnegie Community Hub in Tuebrook, Liverpool

Forth Valley College in Falkirk. Image by Tom Sargent

Architect sought for £70m Falkirk college

23-Feb-2015

Forth Valley College is seeking an architect for a new £70 million campus in Falkirk

LDA Design\'s Meridian Water masterplan in London

Enfield seeks architect for £1.5bn Meridian Water housing scheme

23-Feb-2015

The London Borough of Enfield is on the hunt for an architect for its £1.5 billion Meridian Water Housing Zone scheme

Winner: Carols Nahuel Recabarren, Martinez Catalan, Manuelk Alberto and Franco Morero - UNESON Bamiyan winner

Protest over Unesco Buddha contest decision Video

23-Feb-2015

A petition has been launched against Unesco’s ‘unfair and unprofessional’ choice of winner in the competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

DRDH\'s Stormen library and concert hall in Bodo, Norway

DRDH or Haworth Tompkins to design London's new concert hall?

20-Feb-2015

With news that chancellor George Osborne is backing Simon Rattle’s campaign for a major new concert hall in London, the AJ asks who should design it?

The River Avon in Bath. Image by Jurgen Matern

Bath opens contest for ‘innovative' £2.5m footbridge

17-Feb-2015

Bath and North East Somerset Council has launched an international design competition for a new ‘simple and elegant’ £2.5 million bridge

Abronhill shopping centre. Image by Paperclip

Architect sought for Abronhill shopping centre regeneration

16-Feb-2015

Abronhill Housing Association and North Lanarkshire Council are on the lookout for an architect to envision a ‘sustainable future’ for Abronhill shopping centre

Quito in Ecuador. Image by David Berkowitz

Ecuador seeks architect to convert military hospital into hotel

16-Feb-2015

The Government of Ecuador is seeking an architect to transform an historic former military hospital into a new five-star hotel

Polegate Windmill in East Sussex. Image by Andrew Huggett

Architects sought for East Sussex affordable housing schemes

16-Feb-2015

Wealden District Council is on the hunt for architects for a raft of affordable housing schemes in East Sussex

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Chinese developer given ultimatum over stalled Crystal Palace contest

10-Feb-2015

Bromley Council has told Chinese developer ZhongRong Group it has 14 days to commit to its proposed redevelopment of Crystal Palace or risk having the deal ripped up

The Bauhaus Dessau. Image by Dr Volkmar Rudolf Tilman2007

Second Bauhaus Museum contest launches

2-Mar-2015

An international competition for a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau has been launched – three years after a previous competition for a separate museum in Weimar concluded

Winner: Carols Nahuel Recabarren, Martinez Catalan, Manuelk Alberto and Franco Morero - UNESON Bamiyan winner

Protest over Unesco Buddha contest decision Video

23-Feb-2015

A petition has been launched against Unesco’s ‘unfair and unprofessional’ choice of winner in the competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Winner: Carlos Nahuel Recabarren, Martínez Catalán, Manuel Alberto and Franco Morero of Argentina. Image courtesy ArchDaily/UNESCO

Argentinian team wins Bamiyan cultural centre contest Video

20-Feb-2015

An Argentinian team led by Carlos Nahuel Recabarren has won UNESCO’s hugely popular competition for a new cultural centre in Bamiyan, Afghanistan

The competition-winning design by ACME for the new headquarters of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB) in Leipzig, Germany.

ACME sees off big names to win Leipzig bank jackpot

20-Feb-2015

London-based ACME has won the international competition to design the new headquarters of the Sächsische AufbauBank (SAB) in Leipzig, Germany.

Winner: The Seed Dispenser - Nicholas Birchall - A seed bank where you make your own custom mix of seeds that grows into a tiny garden. You can use this to help control and influence your surroundings

Winners in contest for east London moveable parks revealed Video

17-Feb-2015

Six winning teams have been announced in the design contest for a series of moveable parks in east London

London skyline

Weston Williamson lands Crossrail 2 design role

16-Feb-2015

Weston Williamson has been selected to work on design development for Crossrail 2 following a competitive tendering process

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OS31 reveals contest-winning Canadian pop-up restaurant

16-Feb-2015

Emerging practice OS31 has completed this competition-winning pop-up restaurant on a frozen river in Canada

Rick Mather Architects\' Hay Castle regeneration scheme

Rick Mather scoops Hay Castle job

12-Feb-2015

Rick Mather Architects (RMA) has won a publically tendered contract to overhaul Hay-on-Wye’s ruined Norman castle

Exeter bus station. Image by David Smith

AFLS+P wins £20m Exeter pool job

9-Feb-2015

AFLS+P has defeated four unnamed rivals to win the competition for a £20 million leisure centre and swimming pool in Exeter

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

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

Dublin, Ireland. Image by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

Competitions: editor's pick 13.02.15

10-Feb-2015 | By

Dublin’s primary school design contest, a 48-hour BIM competition in Newcastle and a £40 million innovation campus for Aberystwyth University. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Bologna in Italy. Image by Goldmund100

Competitions: editor's pick 06.02.15

5-Feb-2015 | By

A Holocaust memorial in Bologna, an installation inspired by Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’ and Moscow’s Atomic Energy Pavilion. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Greenwich Painted Hall. Image by Steve Cadman

Competitions: editor's pick 30.01.15

29-Jan-2015 | By

Restoring Greenwich’s iconic Painted Hall, a new teaching centre for the University of Winchester and regenerating Soar Island in Leicester. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Himalayas in Nepal. Image by tpsdave

Competitions: editor's pick 23.01.15

22-Jan-2015 | By

A mountain hut in the Himalayas, Sedgefield’s £28 million Centre for Innovative Formulations and an £8 million housing scheme in Glasgow. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

St Martin\'s Church in Castlemilk, Glasgow. Image credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Competitions: editor's pick 16.01.15

15-Jan-2015 | By

Restoring St Martin’s Church in Glasgow, 13 ‘architectural gems’ in China and station design for Doha’s new metro. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions