A new competition critically examines Berlin’s Humboldt Forum and the significance of the Berlin Palace reconstruction (details below). Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons user ArildV (CC BY-SA 4.0)

If you’re in search of new, exciting architecture and design competitions, take a look at the latest curated picks of challenges listed on Bustler. Highlighted below are four calls seeking artistic proposals for Berlin’s Humboldt Forum façade that challenge its controversial history, exceptional architectural projects presented through audiovisual narratives, the best student and professional lighting designs, and influential architectural educators.

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Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons user Marmontel (CC BY 2.0)

Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons user Marmontel (CC BY 2.0)

Berlin Castle appropriation
Registration/Submission Deadline: Sunday,September 15, 2024

“It is time to break with the uncritical glorification of Prussia and change the external appearance of the Humboldt Forum. We are therefore inviting artists, designers and architects to submit proposals that use artistic means to visualise the repressed layers of the site and inscribe them into the façades of the Humboldt Forum. In addition to permanent, physical forms of intervention, we are also interested in temporary, performative and artistic-research works. Artistic contributions are also possible that deal with fundamental changes to the programming, governance and handling of the collections, if these proposals also emerge in the urban space; because it remains essential to question the current character of the public space through the building.”

5th edition of Living Places – Simon Architecture Prize 2024
Registration Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2024
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2024

“The purpose of this award is to recognise architectural projects (including interiors, public spaces and landscaping) whose excellence enhances the ability of spaces to provide comfort to those who dwell within them. These designs improve people’s quality of life on a daily basis: while working, learning, sharing, enjoying… It’s architecture to be lived! Video, considered as the tool for bringing architecture closer to the general public and as the most suitable medium for conveying the atmosphere of the place, is the medium through which the proposals will be presented. With each edition, the quality of the audiovisual narrative of the videos submitted has reached an exceptional level professionally.”

L A M P International Lighting Design Competition
Registration/Submission Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2024

“The 2024 L A M P International Lighting Design Competition is sending out a call for entries to designers worldwide. L A M P is now in its 10th edition. Submissions Open July 1st. Submission Deadline is October 1st, 2024. Open to two main categories: Professional and Student – with 5 sub-categories: table, floor, pendant/sconce, portable and outdoor. Our esteemed panel of judges will make their decisions based on a set evaluation ranging from aesthetics, marketability and innovation.”

Topaz Medalist in the 2022 Architectural Education Awards Deborah Berke. Photo: Kirk Wuest, image courtesy ACSA.

Topaz Medalist in the 2022 Architectural Education Awards Deborah Berke. Photo: Kirk Wuest, image courtesy ACSA.

2025 Architectural Education Awards
Registration/Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 2, 2024

“Every year, ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector.”

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