New architecture and design competitions: Chicago Prize, AIA Film Challenge, Architecture at Zero and a bench in Venice | New
The State of Illinois Center / James R. Thompson Center designed by Helmut Jahn in the 1980s is threatened with demolition. The latest Chicago Prize competition calls for ideas to preserve the endangered building (details below). Photo: Mobilus in Mobili / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
For our last weekly selected choices From the architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler, we’ve selected four new challenges calling for creative visions for the threatened state of the Illinois Center / James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, innovative bench designs for the installation in Venice, Italy, stories of transformative architecture projects told through film and affordable and sustainable housing ideas for farm worker families in Visalia, California.
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CHICAGO AWARD 2021: JAMES R. THOMPSON CENTER
Registration deadline: Friday July 2, 2021
Submission deadline: Monday July 19, 2021
“For the Chicago Prize 2021, the Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club are calling for new visions for the State of Illinois Center / James R. Thompson Center. Designed by Helmut Jahn, the State of Illinois Center, also known as the James R. Thompson Center, faces the threat of complete demolition. Located in the Chicago “Loop”, it is a major transportation hub, mall, and workspace. The building has been criticized for being ugly, oversized, inefficient and poorly maintained. However, the Thompson Center played a pivotal role in urban transportation and a contemporary, highly democratic civic center.When it was built in 1985, Helmut Jahn’s State of Illinois Center stood in stark contrast to Chicago’s historic and modernist architecture, but today it is an architectural icon in its right. “
Open Call Competition: A Bench in Venice
Registration / submission deadline: Wednesday July 7, 2021
“The National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates at La Biennale di Venezia, led by co-curator Wael Al Awar in collaboration with the Curator’s Collective, launches an international call open to design students to propose a bench design to be installed in Venice at during the summer of 2021 For the first time in the 40-year history of the Biennale Architettura de Venezia, curators of national pavilions around the world are working together to explore new avenues to realize the potential of the Biennale as a platform – Synergistic, expansive and accessible form of collaboration. ‘Collective (CC), more than 50 participating national pavilions have joined the ongoing dialogue alongside the Biennale’s chief curator, Hashim Sarkis. “
AIA Film Challenge 2021
Registration / submission deadline: Monday August 16, 2021
“Design has the power to solve some of the biggest problems facing cities today. We believe these stories are some of the most important stories we can tell. The AIA Film Challenge is a film competition that amplifies stories of architecture projects that transform communities through the power of design and collaboration. The AIA Film Challenge 2021 invites you to share stories of architects, civic leaders and their communities working together to achieve a zero-carbon, resilient, healthy, fair and equitable built environment. “
Architecture at zero 2021-22
Registration / submission deadline: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
“Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals around the world. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in pursuit of sustainable design. The 2021-22 competition challenges participants to develop affordable housing for farm worker families in Visalia, Calif., one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. “
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Some current competitions on Entertainer this may interest you …
Essay: Accessible architecture
Register before Monday July 12, 2021
Submit by Tue Dec 14 2021
Sou Fujimoto, Cercle AMDL, Alvisi Kirimoto: discover the workshops and conferences of “Architecture for Landscape” – 2021 edition
Register / Submit before Friday July 9, 2021
Open call for the 2021 2×8 exhibition design competition
Register / Submit before Friday June 25, 2021
THE RENEWED SILK ROUTE: A CULTURAL CENTER FOR ALL
Register before Fri 30 Jul 2021
Submit by Sat Jul 31, 2021