German software giant Nemetschek is celebrating its 40th birthday with a competition that has a prize of .30,000 (just over £20,000). The Senior Residence contest involves the design of a home for 60 elderly people in an urban area. Entries should be based on a site plan provided by Nemetschek in its Allplan format. Once registered at www. nemetschek-academy. com, participants receive an identification code that allows them to access the base project from the download area, from which to develop their idea. The entrance fee is .30-.90, depending on whether you're already an Allplan contracted user, and the final date for submission is 31 January 2004.