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Birmingham Centenary Square finalist - Broadway Malyan [May 2015]

Designs by finalists in Birmingham Centenary Sq comp go on show


The final designs by the five firms vying for the job to regenerate Birmingham’s Centenary Square have gone on public display

Station Road, Harrow. Image by David Hawgood

Harrow seeks architect for Station Road overhaul


Harrow Council is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul its main Station Road thoroughfare

Skopje. Image by Bakersdozen77

Skopje opens theme park design contest


Skopje has launched a design competition for a new family-friendly amusement park

The House of Soviets and the former Königsberg Castle site in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad

Contest launched for Kaliningrad government complex


The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has launched a design contest for a new government and cultural complex

Wrexham in north Wales. Image by Chris Myers

Architect sought for £1.4m Wrexham arts hub


Wrexham County Borough Council is on the lookout for an architect for a new £1.4 million arts and cultural industries hub

Teviot Row House in Edinburgh. Image by Sydney Mitchell

Edinburgh uni seeks architect for £40m student union revamp


The University of Edinburgh is on the hunt for an architect for a £40 million revamp of its student centre

Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. Image by roger4336

WW1 memorial contest launched in Washington DC


The US World War I Centennial Commission has announced an international design competition for a National World War I Memorial in Washington, DC

Conran and Partners Walthamstow housing scheme

L&Q seeks architects for £40m framework


London and Quadrant Housing Trust (L&Q) is on the hunt for architects for its new £40 million framework

Reykjavík, Iceland. Image by Hedwig Storch

Architect sought for £170m Reykjavik hospital


Iceland is seeking an architect for a £170 million overhaul of its National University Hospital in Reykjavik

University of Giessen. Image by Ralf Lotys

Contest launched for Giessen university library


The German state of Hesse has launched a design contest for a new £18 million central library and archive at the University of Giessen

Clark Green City

Philippines opens affordable housing design contest


The Philippines has launched a design competition for a pair of flagship affordable housing schemes on its 9,450 hectare Clark Green City masterplan

Lambeth Town Hall in London. Image by Stuart Taylor

Lambeth seeks architect for adult day centre


The London Borough of Lambeth is seeking an architect for a new ‘state-of-the-art’ day centre for adults with learning disabilities

Shettleston in Glasgow. Image by Ian Paterson

Architect sought for Shettleston housing development


Shettleston Housing Association is searching for an architect for the £3.8 million regeneration of the former St Mark’s School site in east Glasgow

Swansea Bay. Image by Sloman

Hunt begins for Swansea computer centre architect


Swansea University is on the lookout for an architect for a ‘Computational Foundry’ on its new £450 million Bay Campus

The Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. Image by Hufton + Crow

Manchester Met seeks architect for new science faculty


Manchester Metropolitan University is on the hunt for an architect for its new 25,000m2 Faculty of Science and Engineering

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

BBC takes new travelling Listening Studio on the road Video


The BBC has taken the wraps off a new mobile recording studio designed by London-based JaK Studio

Winner: Geometry by Niall Maxwell of  Rural Office for Architecture

Rural Office wins RSAW writing shed contest


Rural Office Architecture has won the Royal Society of Architects in Wales’ design contest for a new shed at the Ty Newydd Writers’ Centre

BDP\'s victorious Gloucester bus station scheme [May 2015]

BDP wins Gloucester bus station contest


AJ100 big hitter BDP has won the design contest to design Gloucester’s new £6.4million bus station

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

24-Apr-2015 | Updated: 28-Apr-2015

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

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

Teviot Row House in Edinburgh. Image by Sydney Mitchell

Competitions: editor's pick 22.05.15

19-May-2015 | By

The University of Edinburgh’s student union overhaul, an arts hub in Wrexham and a government complex in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Clark Green City

Competitions: editor's pick 15.05.15

12-May-2015 | By

Affordable housing in the Philippines, a new library for the University of Giessen and upgrading Iceland’s National University Hospital. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The John Dalton West building (foreground). Image by Rept0n1x

Competitions: editor's pick 08.05.15

5-May-2015 | By

Manchester Metropolitan’s new science faculty, a computer sciences building for Swansea University and a housing development in Glasgow. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Cardiff University. Image by Stan Zurek

Competitions: editor's pick 01.05.15

28-Apr-2015 | By

Cardiff University’s new student union, an overhaul of Truro’s historic venue and a business centre in Karlsruhe. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

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