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RIBA-APPROVED 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 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION Wood. for good invites submissions for an open ideas competition, based upon an imaginary inner-city site. The competition is open to students of architecture and those in relevant associated disciplines (eg engineering, interior design, product design etc).Submission deadline June 2003.

EUROPAN 7: SUBURBAN CHALLENGE, URBAN INTENSITY AND HOUSING DIVERSITY The increasing use of the car, the development of out-of-town shopping centres, the increase in leisure complexes, and the extension of business parks seem to be leading to a 'dispersed town'urban model.

There is a new will to act in order to reorganise them by reviving the traditional planning ethos of European towns, and by associating this with the challenges of urban sustainability. Europan 7 proposes to tackle this issue at the interface between the urban planning level and the architectural level. Visit www. europan-europe. com Deadline 2.5.03.

STOCKPORT TOWN CENTRE Design competition to give a new look to Stockport town centre.

The competition is set to raise the town's profile in the region, and involves producing a vision to guide a facelift for St Peter's Square and Mersey Square.

Deadline extended to 4.3.03.

Richard Haut operates the weekly 'competitions' e-mail service - telling architects about thousands of projects that they can apply for across Britain, Ireland and Europe. Tel 0033 6 72 31 83 86, email hautrichard@hotmail. com, web http: //communities. msn.


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