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Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out

Photo via International Interior Design Association/Facebook.

Photo via International Interior Design Association/Facebook.

We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new architecture competitions launching worldwide on any given week — let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That’s why Bustler is here to help! At the end of every week, we’ll share a quick selection of our newest design competition submissions that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.

NIO User Experience Center in Chengdu by MM CONSULATE. Photo: Derryck Menere, via IIDA.

NIO User Experience Center in Chengdu by MM CONSULATE. Photo: Derryck Menere, via IIDA.

47th Annual Interior Design Competition and 28th Annual Will Ching Design Competition
Register/Submit Deadline:  Thursday, Feb 13, 2020

The 47th annual Interior Design Competition celebrates outstanding, innovative Interior Design/Interior Architecture that encourages new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishings of interior spaces. The 28th annual Will Ching Design Competition celebrates originality and excellence in commercial design from firms with (5) five or fewer employees. Winning projects will be celebrated throughout the year and honored at the annual IIDA black-tie gala on June 7, 2020, published in an issue of Interior Design magazine, in the official press release, and featured in the Winners Brochure and on social media.

Eight Legged Marvel ( Conceptual Design )
Registration Deadline:  Monday, Mar 9, 2020
Submission Deadline:  Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Even though scary to look at, spiders are one of the most impressive and well-equipped animals on earth. Bearing in mind the innumerable qualities of the spider it is up to the participants how uniquely they study and identify a quality and innovatively implement in architecture to make it better. Participants are free to choose what element of a building / structure / area / volume / landscape etc. they want to implement their idea and inspiration on.

2017 Ragdale Ring winning design: “Living Picture” by T+E+A+M.

2017 Ragdale Ring winning design: “Living Picture” by T+E+A+M.

Ragdale Ring Competition
Register/Submit Deadline:  Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

Ragdale, the nationally acclaimed artist residency program in Lake Forest, Illinois, invites architects, artists, and designers to apply for the opportunity to design, build, and exhibit the 2020 Ragdale Ring, a temporary theatre to house summer concerts, performances, and events. Proposals that consider contemporary, fanciful, and functional interpretations of the original Ragdale Ring, designed by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw in 1912 as an outdoor garden theatre, are encouraged.

DETAIL Prize 2020 announced – Wanted: outstanding architecture
Register/Submit Deadline:  Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

The DETAIL Prize is awarded for future-oriented, innovative and authoritative projects with outstanding architectural and technical qualities. From 2 March to 30 April 2020, planners can submit projects realised anywhere in the world for all building types that are characterised by special details within a coherent overall concept

2020 Architecture & Film Symposium Call for Papers
Register/Submit Deadline:  Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

The University of Cincinnati’s School of Architecture & Interior Design has launched a call for papers for its 2020 Architecture and Film Symposium. Building upon the analogous relationship between cinematic processes and built form, the 2020 Architecture & Film Symposium, Of movement, explores ideas that intersect at the development of concept, context, and making in the overlapping domains film and architecture. The symposium adopts cinematic representations of the built environment as a cultural lens for interdisciplinary theoretical debate.