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Architects Journal
Rufus Thompson

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  • Competitions: Editor's pick, 02.06.11


    Helsinki bridge designs, Welsh town centre improvements and a new capital for Australia. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions.
  • Competitions: Editor's Pick, 26.05.11


    The next generation of UK pylons, a brewery for Carlsberg in Denmark and upgrades to Hampden Stadium for the Commonwealth Games. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions
  • Competitions: Editor's pick, 19.05.11


    A competition to design future developments for the Helsinki South Harbour; the chance to restore an operational pottery in Stoke-on-Trent; and a contest to refurbish the University of Lancaster’s library. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions
  • Madrid SoundRoom competition, Spain


    [Registration deadline is 7 June and submission deadline is 14 June] A competition has been launched asking for designs for music rehearsal spaces within an industrial building in the city of Madrid
  • Melbourne Docklands competition


    [Registration deadline 31 May] A design competition has been launched aimed at transforming the Melbourne Docklands area in just 72 hours
  • Kernel Festival: Temporary architectural installations


    [Submission deadline 15 May] A design competition has been launched asking for proposals from under 35s for temporary architectural installations
  • Kilcreggan development


    [Registration deadline is 27 May. Submission deadline is 18 July] A competition seeking ideas about how to develop the Scottish rural community of Kilcreggan has been launched
  • French school expansion


    [Requests to participate must be filed by 10 June] A contract for managing the restructuring and expansion of the externship and the administration of Frederick High School in Mont de Marsan
  • €7.7m German swimming pool competition


    [Requests to participate must be made by 14 June] A competition has been announced to design the €7.7 million construction of a swimming pool in Hennigsdorf, Germany
  • Competitions: Editor's Pick, 12.05.11


    A design challenge to transform Melbourne’s Docklands area, an ideas competition to develop a Scottish rural town and the chance to build an installation for the Kernel Festival; the editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions.
  • Competitions: Editor's Pick, 05.05.11


    The masterplan for the 2016 Olympic Park in Brazil, a ‘new urbanism’ design competition in Glasgow and proposals for a Flamenco museum in Spain; the editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions
  • Competitions: Editor’s Pick, 21.04.11


    Aberdeen’s Union Terrace gardens design competition, Passive House dwellings for New Orleans and proposals for a London vertical farm; the editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions
  • Competitions: Editor's pick, 07.04.11


    An ideas contest to design an Olympic Games Information Pavilion, a floating stage for the Miami Marine Stadium and a competition to generate ideas for Indianapolis’ Monument Circle; the editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions
  • Traditional architects reveal 'six immutable principles' for profession


    Six ‘immutable’ principles to be adopted by all architects and urban designers have been drawn up by a thinktank of the world’s leading traditional architects
  • Lyall's Chatham waterfront scheme gets green light


    John Lyall Architects has received planning permission for this £25 million mixed-use regeneration scheme on the Chatham waterfront, in Kent
  • Forgotten Spaces London and Sheffield deadlines extended


    RIBA London has announced plans to extending the registration deadline for the London and Sheffield Forgotten Spaces ideas competition
  • Saltire Society Housing Design Awards calls for entries


    Scotland’s oldest design awards scheme has marked its 2011 Call for Entries with the announcement of a new ‘Innovation in Housing’ award and the news that Malcolm Fraser will become its Annual Chair
  • Quake could force all Japanese homes to be low energy


    The recent earthquake in Japan and the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant could force all new homes to be low energy and become non-reliant on national power networks, according to architects in the country, writes Rufus Thompson
  • Regent Street's window-dresser architects revealed


    DSDHA, Duggan Morris and Marks Barfield are among 10 practices picked by RIBA London to design shop window installations for Regent Street in London
  • Boyes Rees chairwoman wins Welsh property award


    Jane Boyes, the chairwoman and managing director of Boyes Rees Architects in Cardiff has landed the top accolade at the 2011 Welsh Women Mean Business Awards
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