October 5, 2022

New architecture and design competitions: Restaurant Design Awards, European Prize for Urban Public Space, UIA Golden Cubes Awards, and Jacques Rougerie Foundation Competition | News

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New architecture and design competitions: Restaurant Design Awards, European Prize for Urban Public Space, UIA Golden Cubes Awards, and Jacques Rougerie Foundation Competition | News


Coffee for Sasquatch, designed by Dan Brunn Architecture, was a 2018 AIALA Restaurant Design Awards winner. The 2022 edition is now accepting submissions (details below). Photo: Brandon Shigeta​.

For this week’s curated picks of architecture and design competitions listed on Bustler, we have selected four challenges inviting the best new restaurant and bar designs, outstanding examples of public spaces in Europe, notable initiatives seeking to excite children and teens about architecture and the built environment as well as out-of-this-world, innovative habitats of the future located in the sea, in outer space, or addressing sea-level rise.

For the complete directory of newly listed competitions click here.

2022 AIALA Restaurant Design Awards
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022
Submission Deadline: Monday, Jun 13, 2022

“Entering its seventeenth year, the AIALA Restaurant Design Awards
honor and celebrate the delicious design of restaurants, bars, cafes,
nightclubs/lounges and al fresco dining solutions. […] The
program is an opportunity for both owners and designers to showcase the
design of their premises that is as tantalizing and tasty as the
culinary hotspots the architecture envelops.”

European Prize for Urban Public Space 2022
Register/Submit Deadline: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) announces the eleventh European Prize for Urban Public Space. This biennial honorary contest, since 2000 acknowledging the best interventions to create, transform and recover public spaces in European cities, will recognise works carried out between 2018 and 2021.
In a context like today’s, where climate emergency and the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic show that cities around the world are facing new climatic, technological and social challenges, the value of public space is greater than ever.”

2023 UIA Golden Cubes Awards
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023

“The Golden Cubes Awards (GCA) honour people and organizations that help children and young people to develop a better understanding of architecture and the built environment. Entrants will be invited to submit entries describing activities or products designed to teach children and young people, from pre-school up to and including the age of 18, about architectural design and the processes by which our environment is formed.”

International Architecture Competition – Jacques Rougerie Foundation
Register/Submit Deadline: Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022

“Every year, the International Prizes of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France reward bold and visionary architects, designers, artists, engineers and urban planners from all over the world who imagine the habitats of the future related to the Ocean or to Space. In 2022, the 12th edition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation offers you to get involved in your boldest, most forward-looking projects. They must be in phase with the challenges of our backups. First based on biomimicry, an infinite source of inspiration, they will be thought out and designed in a transversal vision of knowledge. Enthusiastic more than normalized, they will demonstrate that inspiration when it intersects form, function and environment, can lead the project where it is not expected.”

If you would like to contribute competitions, award programs, or calls for submissions that aren’t listed on Bustler yet, send them directly to our team to review. We may include them in next week’s roundup.

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