Details of RIBA-approved competitions are available from the RIBA Competitions Office, 6 Melbourne Street, Leeds LS2 7PS, tel 0113 234 1335, fax 0113 246 0744, email riba. competitions@mail. riba. org SHRINKING CITIES An international ideas competition from the German Federal Cultural Foundation to address the problems associated with population and job losses, including empty buildings and failing infrastructure. It will look at four urban regions, one of which (Liverpool/Manchester) is in the UK.
Multi-disciplinary teams are encouraged and entries may range from social critiques to physical interventions. Students are excluded.
The deadline for registration is 15 April. Ideas must be submitted by 30 April. Visit www. shrinkingcities. com HOUSING DESIGN AWARDS 2004 Deadline for entries is Friday 27 February 2004. For entry forms and conditions of entry, visit www. designforhomes. org/hda THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH, FREWEN LIBRARY The University of Portsmouth has launched a competition to appoint an architectural practice to design a new extension to the existing Frewen Library. The deadline for receipt of practice profiles is Friday 23 January 2004.
E COLLEGE The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) is calling for designs of the college for the future. The challenge to architects and architectural students is to formulate ideas for a new style of learning environment for the 21st century.
Deadline is 30 January.
LANDMARK EAST COMPETITION Open ideas competition on behalf of the East of England Development Agency to generate ideas and designs for a major landmark or landmarks to attract significant funding and stimulate long-term economic benefit for the region. Deadline is 18 February.