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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

Millennium Bridge

Build a bridge and make your name


Winning a bridge project is a sure way to raise your profile and a create a piece of enduring public realm, says Malcolm Reading

The Seunsangga Complex

Seoul opens Seunsangga Complex overhaul contest


Seoul Metropolitan Government has launched an international contest for the £17 million regeneration of its iconic Seunsangga Complex

Reinier de Graaf

OMA chief: 'We were serious, but the Nine Elms contest wasn't'


OMA partner Reinier de Graaf on why he thinks the Nine Elms bridge competition is a wasteful exercise in political lobbying

Open-City’s Archikids Festival in the City of London

Contest seeks proposals for Open-City’s Archikids Festival


Architecture charity Open-City has launched a design competition for a series of ‘fun and creative’ £500 educational structures

Poznań in Poland. Image by Monika Mężyńska

Contest launched for 100ha Poznań urban district


The City of Poznan and Polish State Railwayshave launched an international design competition for a new mixed-use urban development

York Guildhall. Image by Kaly99

Hunt begins for York guildhall revamp architect


City of York Council is on the hunt for an architect for a £9.23 million overhaul of its historic guildhall

Ballymena bus station. Image by Albert Bridge

Architect sought for Ballymena bus and rail station


Northern Ireland’s transport authority, Translink is seeking an architect for a £6 million overhaul of Ballymena Bus and Rail Station

Populous\' competition winning scheme for Bristol Arena

Populous triumphs in Bristol Arena contest


Stadium specialists Populous has won the competition to design Bristol’s £91 million new arena

Amanda Levete’s practice AL_A with Ove Arup and Partners, Gross Max, Equals Consulting and Movement Strategies

Shortlist revealed in Nine Elms bridge contest


Hopkins, AL_A, Marks Barfield, and Bystrup with Robin Snell & Partners have been shortlisted in the competition to design a new £40 million Thames crossing at Nine Elms in south London

Toronto. Image by Benson Kua

Toronto opens public realm contest for new rail line


Toronto’s transport authority Metrolinx has launched an international competition for a series of pedestrian-friendly public realm projects on its new Sheppard East Light Rail Transit line

Lough Derg in Ireland. Image by Ludraman

Hunt begins for Lough Derg visitor centre architect


South Tipperary County Council is seeking an architect for an interpretation centre and visitor experience overlooking Lough Derg – Ireland’s second largest lake

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

FaulknerBrowns Architects\' \'Beacon of Light\' scheme in Sunderland

FaulknerBrowns wins £15m ‘Beacon of Light’ contest


FaulknerBrowns Architects has won a £15 million education and sports centre next to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Grafton Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new ‘flagship building’ at Kingston University - auditiorium

Council rejects Grafton's contest-winning Kingston University scheme Video


Kingston Upon Thames council has thrown out Grafton Architects’ competition-winning scheme for a new ‘flagship building’ at Kingston University

Avanti Architects\' competition-winning project to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library

Avanti wins Old Walworth Town Hall rebuild contest


Avanti Architects has won the contest to rebuild the Old Walworth Town Hall and Newington Library buildings which were struck by fire two years ago

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

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

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