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Prague. Image by Havaska

Competition starts for Prague university faculties


Charles University in Prague has launched a competition for a 47,000m² project to deliver two new faculties on its Albertov Campus

Manchester shortlist

No architects on Manchester’s Factory competition jury


The jury choosing a design team for Manchester’s £110 million art space, The Factory, does not include a single architect

Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway

Architect needed for £2m restoration of Fort Amhurst


Medway Council is searching for an architect for a £2 million upgrade of the area surrounding historic Fort Amhurst in Chatham

The competition site in Le Fanu Park, Dublin

Design contest for £220k Dublin play space begins


The Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) has launched an international design competition for a new £220,000 play space in Ballyfermot, Dublin

Hanley Park in Stoke-on-Trent. Image by Rept0n1x

Design team sought for £6m Hanley Park upgrade


Stoke-on-Trent City Council is searching for a design team for a £6 million regeneration of Grade II*-listed Hanley Park

Brno central station

Brno opens central station design contest


The Czech Republic’s second largest city, Brno has announced an open international competition to regenerate its central station

1830 print of St John-at-Hackney

Architect needed for St John at Hackney Church revamp


The St John at Hackney Church in north London is on the lookout for an architect for a £1.8 million regeneration scheme

Süleymaniye Mosque by Mimar Sinan

Deadline extended: Win a trip to Istanbul to study the work of Mimar Sinan


Just one week left to enter the AJ and Turkishceramics competition to win a trip to Istanbul to study the work of Mimar Sinan

Sadiq Khan

Khan: 'I'll scrap Garden Bridge if I become London Mayor'


The official Labour Party candidate for next year’s London mayoral elections has said he would stop the controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed Garden Bridge project if elected

Manchester shortlist

Stellar shortlist revealed for Manchester’s new £110m arts venue


Zaha Hadid Architecture and Rem Koolhaas’ OMA are among nine outfits competing for Manchester’s new £110 million flexible art space – named The Factory

44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Image by Cancer Research UK

LSE launches third major contest - this time for £100m building


The RIBA has launched an international competition for a new £100 million building for the London School of Economics

Viking Ship Museum. Image by Hofi0006

Norway opens contest for new Viking Age Museum


The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research has launched a competition for a new 13,000m² Viking Age Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo

Taoyuan Airport. Image by Padai

Foster, Rogers and UN Studio vie for £1bn Taiwan airport job


Foster + Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and UN Studio are competing for a new £1 billion terminal at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Winner: Green Fire of London by Ben Weir

Revealed: Folly for London winner


A flame on a pier in the River Thames has been revealed as the winner of a satirical ideas competition seeking alternatives to Heatherwick’s contentious Garden Bridge

The Gateway Centre at Lomond Shores. Image by Keith Hunter

Hunt begins for architect to revamp Loch Lomond gateway centre


Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA) is seeking an architect to overhaul its Bennetts Associates-designed visitors centre

The Neues Deutschland headquarters in Berlin. Image by Mangan2002

Contest for new Rosa Luxemburg headquarters begins


A design competition has been launched for a new £9 million headquarters for the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin

Hillingdon. Image by Nigel Cox

Hillingdon announces high street shop front makeovers role


The London Borough of Hillingdon is on the hunt for design teams to upgrade shop fronts and create new branding on its high streets

Heatherwick Garden Bridge

Watch Live: GLA committee to scrutinise Garden Bridge procurement


The Greater London Authority (GLA) is to grill experts later today over whether Transport for London (TfL) ‘played fair’ when awarding the design contract for the Garden Bridge

Merthyr Tydfil’s Grade II-listed YMCA following emergency structural works and stabilisation. Image by John M

Search begins for architect to revamp Merthyr Tydfil’s YMCA


The Cambrian Heritage Regeneration Trust is on the hunt for a conservation architect to regenerate Merthyr Tydfil’s Grade II-listed YMCA

Aarhus waterfront. Image by Stan Shebs

Denmark announces competition for new £20m architecture school


The Danish Building and Property Agency has launched an international contest for a new £20 million home for the Aarhus School of Architecture

Grosvenor - Project Sunbeam

Karakusevic Carson team picked for former biscuit factory revamp


Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) has been appointed as lead architect to draw up designs for two sites near to Bermondsey tube station in south London

Sarah Featherstone and Jeremy Young

Featherstone Young bags Wrexham arts hub prize


Featherstone Young has won a publically tendered contract for a new £3 million arts and cultural industries hub in Wrexham

Gladstone\'s Library

OMI scoops Gladstone’s Library expansion job


OMI Architects has been chosen to regenerate Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Flintshire

KHBT\'s competition-winning proposal for a new public art installation in Inverness

KHBT wins Inverness contest with 'tilting pier'


KHBT has won a competition for a new public art installation in Inverness with a proposal for a new tilting pier

SEW and Allies and Morrison\'s - The Landing scheme - in Maidenhead

Studio Egret West wins approval for £250m Maidenhead scheme


Studio Egret West’s (SEW) contest-winning, mixed-use proposals for a 1.3ha site in Maidenhead town centre have been given the green light

Simpson & Brown Architects\'s competition-winning Mackintosh visitor centre proposal (217 Sauchiehall Street)

Simpson & Brown wins Willow Tearooms restoration job


Simpson & Brown Architects has won the competition to overhaul Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tearooms in Glasgow

Stitch\'s proposed Marlowe Road Estate scheme in E17 - submitted July 2015 [model]

Stitch submits plans for Walthamstow estate overhaul


The competition-winning scheme by Stitch to redevelop the Marlowe Road Estate, in Walthamstow, east London has been submitted for planning

Voigt Partnership\'s competition-winning scheme for a new ‘garden room’ for the community garden at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

Voigt wins Ninewells Hospital ‘garden room’ contest


Voigt Partnership has won a competition to design a new ‘garden room’ for the community garden at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

BDP and Rural Office for Architecture\'s competition-winning new headquarters for Welsh broadcaster S4C in Carmarthen

BDP and Rural Office triumph in Welsh broadcasting HQ contest


BDP and Rural Office for Architecture (ROA) have been selected to design a new headquarters for Welsh broadcaster S4C in a rural location in Carmarthen

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

Science Museum in London. Image by Science Museum SSPL 2014

Competitions: editor's pick 02.10.15

29-Sep-2015 | By

A new entrance for the Science Museum, the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus and upgrading St John at Hackney Church. The editor’s pick of this week’s leading competitions

The library contest site in Varna, Bulgaria

Competitions: editor's pick 25.09.15

22-Sep-2015 | By

Varna’s new central library, upgrading shop fronts in Hillingdon and regenerating the Loch Lomond visitors centre. The editor’s pick of this week’s leading competitions

Neue Nationalgalerie. Image by Miriam Guterland

Competitions: editor's pick 18.09.15

15-Sep-2015 | By

An £80 million neighbour to Mies’ Neue Nationalgalerie, beach huts in Eastbourne and upgrading Manchester Cathedral’s west end. The editor’s pick of this week’s leading competitions

Gallaudet University

Competitions: editor's pick 11.09.15

8-Sep-2015 | By

Improving public realm at Gallaudet University, expanding Hallé St Peter’s in Manchester and regenerating Wimbledon Park. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Palace of Westminster. Image by chensiyuan

Competitions: editor's pick 04.09.15

1-Sep-2015 | By

Client advisors for the Houses of Parliament renewal, regenerating Milford Dock and a prison conversion for Canterbury Christ Church University. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Caernarfon Slate Quay. Image by Eric Jones

Competitions: editor's pick 28.08.15

25-Aug-2015 | By

Regenerating Caernarfon harbour, masterplanning Lerwick and upgrading Bishop’s Park in Abergwili. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Burrell Collection. Image by Finlay McWalter

Competitions: editor's pick 21.08.15

18-Aug-2015 | By

Restoring Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, regenerating Tipner and Horsea Islands in Portsmouth and redeveloping Preston’s markets.  The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

BTE Architecture\'s contest-winning viewing platform for Inveruglas, Loch Lomond

Competitions: editor's pick 14.08.15

11-Aug-2015 | By

Pilot installations for the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative, upgrading Holkham Walled Garden and a social housing scheme in Newtownwards. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions