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Details 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

MAKE OLYMPIC SPLASH WITH LDA The London Development Agency (LDA) has launched a competition to design the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games bid. The flagship swimming facility is to be built on a disused site in the Lower Lea Valley, east London. Designers and architectural practices that wish to enter the competition should email aquaticprequal@capita. co. uk. The closing date is 5 July.

TRANSFORM CENTRAL SALFORD Salford is launching an international architecture and design competition to design a vision and blueprint to transform central Salford over the next 20 years.Part of the transformation will include mixed-tenure housing, schools, safe and inspiring open spaces and leisure facilities, retail shops and better transportation.Expressions of interest to be received by 16 July.A competition brief can be obtained by emailing Colette Hilton at colette. hilton@salford. gov. uk CHILDREN'S CENTRE Sint Anthonis in Holland is building a new 6,000m 2multi-function centre with primary school, nursery, children's leisure area, youth centre, sports hall and multifunction area.Email R.Schapendonk@com-plan. nl.The closing date is 1 July.

RHINE GOLD The city of Duisburg in Germany is holding a competition for the redevelopment of a 51ha area along the Rhine.The city's link with the river has been affected by 150 years of industrial development and the intention is to produce a green 'Rhine Park' covering 21ha and allowing for investment in the surrounding land.Email tanja. beckert@umweltplanung. de.The deadline for applications is 2 July.

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