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Competitions: Editor's Pick, 21.06.12

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A new Hadrian’s Wall visitor centre, an urban ideas contest in Finland and Swansea innovation hub. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Northumberland National Park Authority is seeking architectural design services for a £300,000 visitor centre and youth hostel at the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. The project is part of a £10.5 million drive to increase opportunities for participation across the park. [Requests to participate to be received by 2 July]

The Finnish city of Mikkeli has opened a two-stage international ideas competition for its Satamalahti area (pictured). Entries should increase the city’s density and extend its centre to the shore of nearby Lake Saimaa. Submissions will be received in English and Finnish. The winner will take a share of a £177,327 prize fund. [Submissions should be received by 1 October]

Swansea University is on the lookout for an architect-led team for a new £1.2 million innovation hub. RIBA stage-D proposals are to be progressed to stage L under the 40-month contract starting in September. The 10,200m² project is expected to use a traditional steel-frame construction. [Requests to participate to be received by 2 July]

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