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AWR is pleased to invite students around the world to take part to the competition for graduate thesis on sustainable architecture and design innovation. The goal of this competition is to increase and promote sustainability culture and green architecture.

Participation is open to all graduates of architecture and engineering faculties coming from all over the world. The theses, made individually or in groups, must have been discussed in the period between January 1, 2009 and October 31, 2011. The thesis submitted in the competition should cover the following areas: urban planning, architecture and technology.

Register by: Nov-15-2011 / Submit by: Nov-15-2011

[Note: This competition is not affiliated in any way with the official London Olympic Games.]

INTRODUCTION
The Olympic Games sees the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in the world being staged for the unprecedented third time in London next year, thus making London the first city in the world to host the modern summer games for a third time. London is the largest urban zone in the European Union with a cosmopolitan population of over 7.7 million residence. The London Games is being eagerly anticipated by millions of sporting fans around the world. The Games, which officially kicks off on the 27th July 2012 will see the arrival of world’s top athletes and their team officials representing various participating nations, international dignitaries, the Games officials and not to mention millions of supporters and fans.

AIM OF THIS COMPETITION
The aim of this International competition is to design a temporary, freestanding information pavilion within the world famous Trafalgar Square in the Heart of London during the 2012 Games. The competition hopes to achieve the following: _Encourage and reward design excellence at a small scale which integrates function, structure, details and the spirit of the games. _Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an information pavilion that will be used by visitors during the games. _Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

COMPETITION STRUCTURE
This is a single stage Competition with the aim of identifing the most appropriate proposal, which best satisfies the general and specific objectives of the contest.

Register by: June-15-2011 / Submit by: June-30-2011

THE LOFT BOUTIQUE BUILDING: The desired residential tower strives to become a new prototype for one of the key residential areas in Lima, Peru. In other words, this project should be think for a single person (single, divorced, widow or a newly wedding couple) who wish to live in the coolest zone of San Isidro. This is why ARQUIA, (www.miloftboutique.com) wishes not just to adapt national parameters and regulations, but also to subscribe to sterling international quality, renewable energy and green design criteria in an effort to set a precedent in local standards, whilst helping to revitalize the inner market and setting a precedent in residential buildings.

Register by: Dec-31-2010 / Submit by: Jan-15-2011

All entries must be of an architectural nature, and must be authored by one individual. Entries can be elevations, sections, or perspectives, and can be conceptual or final renderings. Exploration and innovation in unique techniques are encouraged. While there is no limit to the number of entries one can submit, submissions awarded in past Ken Roberts competitions are not eligible. Sketchbooks as a whole will not be accepted; a single, clearly marked page within the sketchbook may be entered.

Register by: Oct-22-2010 / Submit by: Oct-22-2010

Arquideas, a company dedicated to divulging and organization of architectural contests, is pleased to invite all students of architecture in the international area, to the competition of ideas “International Museum of the Volcanoes (IMOV) in Lanzarote” to be held between the months of September 2010 and February 2011. Full details of the contest, and the information necessary for registration for participating, is available on the web www.arquideas.es. The contest objective is to select the best idea for the International Museum of Volvanes (IMOV) located in the Timanfaya area on the island of Lanzarote. We will pay special attention to their location and proposed relationship with the environment and the resolution needs program proposed in the Bases of the contest.

Register by: Nov-15-2010 / Submit by: Jan-15-2011

The International Living Building Institute, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, invites the world’s most talented and daring designers, planners, artists and animators to create a new global vision: a breathtaking, compelling model for the future of civilization. Unleash the power of your imagination to envision a city capable of thriving through the centuries.

Only when we have clearly envisioned the future we must create, will we have the courage to light “the Possible’s slow fuse”.

Our Living City Design Competition is grounded in our belief that we already have the technical tools and collective wisdom we need to achieve true sustainability. But before we can bring our cities into balance with the ecosystems they inhabit, we must understand what that balance would look like.

This is where you come in.

Register by: Feb-01-2011 / Submit by: Feb-01-2011

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