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Competitions: editor's pick 04.04.14

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The Old Admiralty refurbishment, the revamp of Paisley’s Russell Institute and Philips’ £8,300 lighting prize. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Department for Education is seeking a design team for a new headquarters inside Whitehall’s Grade II-listed Old Admiralty Building. The 18,000m² project will transform the prestigious eighteenth century complex into a base for 1,600 civil servants by 2017. The contract is worth up to £5 million [Deadline for requests to participate 9 May]

Renfrewshire Council is seeking an architect to overhaul the Category A-listed Russell Institute in Paisley, Scotland. The iconic Abercrombie and Maitland-designed paediatric clinic opened in 1927 as a monument to brothers Thomas Russell and Robert Russell. [Deadline for requests to participate 6 May]

Philips Lighting has invited architects to submit urban projects for its annual ‘city.people.light’ award. The international prize recognises the best projects using lighting to boost night-time identity and cultural heritage. The winner will receive £8,300 at a ceremony in Dubrovnik in November [Deadline for entries 31 August]

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