• The most important architectural competitions around the world

Over the past years, a wide range of architectural competitions have been held, and architectural,

design and planning competitions are among the best means to reach the best solutions and innovative engineering designs,

As well as to identify the most efficient architects, designers or planners from the applications of competitions of all kinds that achieve the principles of transparency, justice and equal opportunities.

This is a list of notable architectural design competitions worldwide:

 

The most important architectural competitions around the world
The most important architectural competitions around the world

 

  • Australia

  1. Flinders Street Station, Melbourne – Fawcett and Ashworth, erected 1899.
  2. The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne – Philip Hudson and James Wardrop, was erected in 1923, and was open (to Australian and British architects only).
  3. Shrine of Remembrance, Brisbane-Buchanan and Cooper, in 1928.
  4. ANZAC War Memorial, Sydney – Charles Bruce Dillet, in 1929.
  5. The Opera House, Sydney – Jorn Utzon, in the year 1955.
  6. Parliament Building, Canberra – Romaldo Giorgola, in 1978.
  7. Union Square, Melbourne – Lab Architecture Studio, in 1997.
  8. Renovation of Flinders Street Station, Melbourne – Hassel, Herzog & De Meuron, in 2013.

 

  • Austria

  1. Vienna Ring Road – Ludwig Forster – Friedrich August von Stacey – Eduard van der Noll and August Sicard von Sicardsberg, in 1858.
  2. Vienna State Opera – August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll, in 1860.
  3. Votivkirche, Vienna – Heinrich Verstel, in 1854.
  4. Austrian Postal Savings Bank, Vienna, in 1903.
  5. City council, Innsbruck – Dominique Perrault, in 1994.

 

  • Brazil

  1. Brasilia – Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa, in 1957. The goal was to build a new capital in 1000 days.

 

  • Canada

Between 1960 and 2000, nearly 150 competitions were held in Canada.

  1. City Hall, Toronto – Villego Reville, in 1950.
  2. University of Manitoba – Vision Generation, Winnipeg Janet Roseberg & Studio Inc.  With Cibinel Architects Ltd.  And Landmark Planning & Design Inc., In 2013.

 

The most important architectural competitions around the world
The most important architectural competitions around the world

 

  • China

  1. Beijing National Stadium – Herzog and de Meuron, in 2001.
  2. China Central Television Headquarters – Urban Architecture Bureau, in 2002.
  3. Beijing National Aquatics Center – PTW Architects and Arup, in 2003.

 

  • Denmark

  1. The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen – Schmidt Hammer-Lassen, in 1993.

 

  • The Arab Republic of Egypt

  1. Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Snohetta, in 1998.

 

  • Finland

Over the past 130 years there have been nearly 2000 architectural competitions held in Finland.

 

  1. Central Railway Station, Helsinki – Eliel Saarinen, in 1904.
  2. Vibury Library – Alvar Aalto, in 1927.
  3. Sanatorium Baymio – Alvar Aalto, in 1929.
  4. Säntsalo municipality – Alvar Aalto, in 1949.
  5. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki – Stephen Hall, in 1992.
  6. Guggenheim Helsinki Plan – in 2014.

 

  • France

  1. Opéra Garnier, Paris by Charles Garnier, in the year 1861.
  2. Center Georges Pompidou, Paris – Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, in 1971.
  3. Arab World Institute Paris – Jean Nouvel in 1981.
  4. Parc de la Villette, Paris – Bernard Chaumi, in 1982.
  5. City de la Music, Paris – Christian de Portzembark, in 1983.
  6. The Bastille Opera, Paris – Carlos Ott, in 1983.
  7. Carrie Dart, Nim – Norman Foster, in 1984.
  8. National Opera in Lyon, Lyon – Jean Nouvel, in 1986.

 

The most important architectural competitions around the world
The most important architectural competitions around the world

 

  • Germany

  1. Reichstag, Berlin, between 1872 and 1882, and was intended for German architects only.
  2. Central Station, Hamburg – Heinrich Reinhardt, in 1900.
  3. Home for art lovers, Darmstadt, in 1901.
  4. Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin – Hans Scharoun, 1956-1957.
  5. Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart – James Stirling, in 1977.
  6. International Building Exhibition, Berlin – A number of architects for several projects between 1980-1987.
  7. Messeturm, Frankfurt am Main – Helmut Jahn, in 1985.
  8. The Jewish Museum, Berlin by Daniel Libeskind, in 1989.
  9. Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt – Norman Foster, in 1991.
  10. The Reichstag Building, Berlin – Norman Foster, in 1992.
  11. Central Station, Berlin-Gercan, Marge & Co., in 1992.
  12. Olympic track and swimming pool, Perrin-Dominique Perrault, in 1992.
  13. Felix Nussbaum Museum, Osnabrück – Daniel Libeskind, in 1995.
  14. French Embassy, ​​Berlin-Christian de Portzpark, in 1997.
  15. Vaino Science Center, Wolfsburg-Zaha Hadid, in 2000.
  16. BMW Welt, Munich – COOP HIMMELB (L) AU, in 2001.
  17. BMW Work, Leipzig – Zaha Hadid, 2002.

 

  • Ireland
  1. U2 Tower, Dublin, in 2002 but this project has yet to be built.

 

  • Italy
  1. Termini Railway Station, Rome, in 1947.

 

  • Japan
  1. Memorial Cathedral for World Peace, Hiroshima, in 1947, 177 designs were submitted without a winner.
  2. Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima – Kenzo Tang, in 1949.
  3. The New National Theater, Tokyo – Takahiro Yanagisawa, in 1984.
  4. Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tokyo – Kenzo Tang, 1985-1986.
  5. Kansai International Airport – Renzo Piano, in 1988.
  6. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo – Raphael Viñoly, in 1987.

 

  • Lithuania
  1. Vilnius Guggenheim Hermitage Museum – Zaha Hadid.

 

  • Mexico
  1. Guggenheim Guadalajara, Jalisco – Enrique Norton / TEN Arquitectos.

 

The Netherlands

  1. Hendrik Petrus-Berlage and Theodoros Sanders: Designing a Commodity Exchange Competition, Amsterdam.
  2. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Pierre Cuyres, 1863 and 1875.
  3. Bohr, Amsterdam – Hendrik Petrus-Berlage, 1884.
  4. The Peace Palace, The Hague – Louis M. Cordonier, 1905.
  5. Amsterdam City Hall – Wilhelm Holzbauer, Cees Dam, B. Bijfoot and J.  Holt, in 1967.
  6. The Hague City Hall – Richard Mayer, 1986-1989.
  7. Netherlands Institute of Architecture, Rotterdam – Joe Coenen, 1988.

 

  • New Caledonia
  1. Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea – Renzo Piano, in 1991.

 

  • Norway
  1. Oslo Central Station, Oslo – John Eng.

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