The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions, recently published by Leeds Beckett University, builds a bridge between theory (competitions as a policy instrument) and practice (competitions as an aid to innovation in the built environment), on the basis of which conclusions are drawn about political, legal and social […]

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices

Competition Culture in Europe: Voices is a publication from Project Compass on architectural competitions, with a series of essays by 17 distinguished architects, competition organisers, scholars and commentators in 22 chapters, covering 11 countries. The case studies, project data, discussions and interpretive glossary, that together include reflections on historic, contemporary […]

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year, Amsterdam 2017

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year, Amsterdam 2017

Ten concrete steps to improve competition culture for architecture in Europe in just one year. Last week in Amsterdam, Architectuur Lokaal organized the first two-day conference on Competition Culture in Europe. The results of research in seventeen countries were presented, compared, and supplemented with knowledge from other countries. The meeting […]

Conference Competition Culture in Europe, Amsterdam 2017

Conference Competition Culture in Europe, Amsterdam 2017

How can architects, especially the new generation, find out what design contests are announced in Europe? What considerations should they make to decide if they’re going to participate in an architect selection abroad? And what is the chance a winning plan will be built? Architect selections for commissions below EU […]

Architectural Competitions – as Institution and Process

Architectural Competitions – as Institution and Process

This book revolves around four key concepts: architectural competition, institution, process and adjustments of contemporary competition structures. They characterise the contemporaneous status of architectural competitions in the second decade of the new millennium. A closer look brings out five typical aspects that describe an on-going process of adjustments that is […]