Urban Design News
CBDX: Cities for All
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.
Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020 Online Symposium
Exhibit Columbus - which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community - has announced its third national symposium.
Our New Social Reality: The Future of the Public Realm
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects is organizing a two-part conversation on the future of design and community engagement in the public realm. Bringing together a group of architects and community advocates, the conversation will highlight Detroit's unique perspective, and ask what can be learned from the city's history of resilience and community organizing as we attempt to grasp our new social reality.
Van Alen Institute Announces Winners of 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge' Competition
Van Alen Institute has announced the winners of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway.
White Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design New Waterfront Park in Bergen
White Arkitekter has been selected to design a new beach park and sea bath in Bergen, Norway. The proposal, 'True Blue,' is based on water, which is the most tangible element in Bergen to create a new meeting place where residents can experience water throughout the year.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook'
The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
SWA Group Designs The Promenade On Forest
SWA Group has designed 'The Promenade On Forest,' a pandemic-age pedestrian plaza with dining, shopping and safe gathering spaces in laguna beach.
Europe 40 Under 40: Call for Entries
The 2020 Europe 40 Under 40, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and designers, is now open for entries.
Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19
Bruce Presents, the Bruce Museum's program series featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, returns on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT), with a Zoom virtual panel discussion: Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19.
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
DROM Transforms Monotone Soviet Azatlyk Square into Lively Contemporary Public Space
DROM, in collaboration with Strelka KB, transformed the main Azatlyk Square in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny into a dynamic and vibrant multi-use public space.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Grössling City Bath Renovation Competition
Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, Slovakia and Bratislava, the Capital City of the Slovak Republic have announced an international architectural competition to renew the historical city bath Grössling.
Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition to Design New Bridge in Malmö
Kjellander Sjöberg, in collaboration with the London-based bridge engineer Ian Firth and Sweco Civil, won the competition for a new bridge in Malmö.
Design Trust Calls for Equitable Public Space Fellows
Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program. The organization will select two Fellows to join the Design Trust team as full-time, paid staff members for an intensive one-year fellowship from June 2020-July 2021.
Built by Women: Los Angeles 2020
The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) has announced a selection of 56 projects from women-led architecture, landscape, engineering and construction firms in the Los Angeles area to be showcased at the annual Built by Women exhibit, opening May 15 at the A+D Museum.
SFERA 2020: Biourbanism
SFERA 2020: Biourbanism conference in Tel Aviv will bring together international innovators - urbanists, biologists, architects, programmers, and designers, - to discuss how we can build better cities using knowledge about the natural world around us.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
Cool Abu Dhabi Challenge
The Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) of Abu Dhabi has launched a global creative ideas competition to improve outdoor thermal comfort in public spaces by mitigating the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in the city.
American Roundtable: Call for Proposals
The Architectural League of New York has launched 'American Roundtable,' a new initiative to bring together on-the-ground perspectives on the condition of American communities, and what they need to thrive going forward.
Architecture MasterPrize 2020
The 2020 Architecture MasterPrize is now open for submissions. The Prize aims to advance the appreciation and exposure of quality architectural design worldwide. It celebrates creativity and innovation in the fields of architectural design, landscape architecture, and interior design.
KPF Unveils The Pinnacle at Central Wharf
KPF has unveiled its design for a new high performance and resilient mixed-use tower on the Boston Harbor waterfront.
CRA Designs Reconfigurable Waterfront and Floating Garden for Lugano
Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA), in partnership with Mobility in Chain (MIC), has unveiled its new vision for the waterfront of Lugano, Switzerland.
SWA/Balsley to Design Highline Plaza at Philadelphia's Schuylkill Yards
SWA/Balsley is designing Highline Plaza at Schuylkill Yards, a major mixed-use redevelopment adjacent to Philadelphia's 30th Street Station.
Future Architecture 2020: Call for Ideas
The 2020 Future Architecture is now open for submissions. The Future Architecture Platform invites multi-disciplinary emerging creatives from all over the world with transformative projects related to our living environment.
iF Design Talent Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the first phase of 2020 iF Design Talent Award. Design students from around the world are invited to submit ideas and concepts that address the most pressing challenges facing our society.
The Class of 2020 Foundation Releases Inaugural Trend Report
The Class of 2020 Foundation has released its inaugural 'Trend Report 2020' during its student housing & co-living conference in Berlin.
The Class Conference 2019 Berlin
'The Class Conference 2019: The Future is Blended,' will be held November 6-7 at Arena Berlin. The conference will focus on the future of living.
Place de l'Avenue McGill College: International Urban Design Competition
The Ville de Montréal has announced an international multidisciplinary urban design competition for the development of Place de l'Avenue McGill College. This public square will be created by pedestrianizing Avenue McGill College over its full length, comprising four sections, from Rue Cathcart to Rue Sherbrooke Ouest.
Open Call: Water as Leverage for IABR International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
The ninth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, IABR-2020-DOWN TO EARTH, seeks proposals in response to the Open Call for the 'Water as Leverage' exhibition (working title: Flows), one core element of the 2020 biennale.