Design the toilets of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw



Design the toilets of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw

The Tubądzin Design Awards (TDA), organized by the Tubądzin Group since 2015, is a competition for architects, designers, and students from all over the world.

Within the CultureFORM category, Tubądzin, together with competition partner Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw, opened up an additional special design assignment for architects - 'Design the toilets of the Grand Theatre of the National Opera in Warsaw'.

The challenge is to prepare a concept for the toilets located in the theatre spaces, separately for women's and men's toilets, including those for people with disabilities.

The project should contain the author's idea and meet the competition requirements contained in the Regulations as well as refer to the base materials.

The sublime climate in the representational spaces Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera is a reason for many Guests to experience culture and contact with the idea of the authors. To meet the needs of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw, we are challenging the architectural community to design the theatre's toilets, which should blend in with representative places in a coherent way.

The toilets of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw are places that you can design and show to the world as your concept.

Submissions for the CultureFORM special assignment can be made until 30 November 2022.

Take up the "Design the toilets of Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera in Warsaw" challenge!

Regulations, requirements, and base materials for designers can be found on the website.

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1500 EUR, promotion and publications, implementation of the winning project in Teatr Wielki - Polish National Opera

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Exercising Modernity Academy 2022




Exercising Modernity Academy is a project for intellectual and artistic exchange, focused on describing the Polish share in modern heritage in a new, interdisciplinary way as well as in an international context. The project aims to highlight modern ideas in a broader sense by tracing modernization practices in Europe and beyond, as well as by following the establishment of modern societies and modern states. Nevertheless, we pay special attention to culture, and more specifically to architecture, which we consider a unique field of various intersecting perspectives, ambitions, concerns and hopes relevant in the formation of the 20th century world.

The fourth edition of the Exercising Modernity Academy will be devoted to Eastern Europe and its historical and contemporary methods of understanding. We want to reflect on the concepts of East and West, have a closer look at the incoherencies between political, geographical, and cultural borders of Europe in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will examine the issue of the role of culture and architecture in shaping the societies, cities and states in this region of the world.
Our ambition is to create a field for reflection on the common experience of the 20th century’s modernization movements of the states and peoples of Eastern Europe from the ideological foundations of modernity and its successful representations in art and architecture, through the difficult experience of totalitarianism and its legacy, to contemporary narratives and self-reflections.
Finally, our goal is to sketch a broader and comprehensive perspective on what Eastern Europe is and how we can better understand the events, changes and processes that have shaped the world in recent times.

The Academy will take place in Berlin in October 2022, during which we will encourage a broader reflection on these issues through lectures, seminars and workshops. The program of the Exercising Modernity Academy 2022 will be focused on four thematic sections:

Section I. Modernity(/-ies) / Modernism(-s)
The first thematic section of this year's Academy will be devoted to the multi-layered relationship between what is modernity understood as a set of practices, forms, ideas and struggles of individuals and societies. Attention will also be paid to the relation between modernity and the foundations of modernism manifested in architecture or urban planning, i.e. a relation based as much on compatibility as on inconsistencies between the cultural theory of modernity and its practice. The different dynamics characterising 20th-century aspirations to modernity will be discussed, taking into account the cultural, social, or political specificities of these transformations in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Looking at the architecture of such cities as Gdynia or Kharkiv, or considering the oeuvre of Eastern European architects developing their careers in Tel Aviv or Beirut, it is not difficult to get the impression that Eastern Europe was also an extremely fertile ground for attempts to practice modernity. So fertile, in fact, that within a short time these ideas became part of official development plans, setting an unprecedented, but also peculiar pace of transformation in various centres of the region. Eventually, the grains of modernist assumptions were adopted both in countries striving to realise the utopia of socialism and those oriented towards capitalism, but in both cases this was connected with a kind of revolution in the perception of the role of architecture, which became an important field for the implementation of these plans. Finally, the last highly significant element of this thematic section is the experience of the individual in all these processes. As is so
often the case in the systemic development of far-reaching, complex plans, individuals disappear from sight. Therefore, has modernity brought us closer to fulfil utopian assumptions or has it become a source of suffering?

Section II . Between totalitarianisms
In the second thematic block we will direct the attention of the participants to a range of issues connected with the experience of two totalitarianisms, which happened to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. The oppressive systems – both Nazism and Communism – had a significant impact on the life of European societies for many decades. They also gave rise to many ethical dilemmas: what choice did the individual have to preserve their identity and survive at the same time? Is it possible to regain trust after decades of manipulation? How – during and after the Second World War – were narratives about the past, present and future produced? How does the legacy of both totalitarianisms shape the present of our cities, the surrounding infrastructure and landscape, and Central and Eastern European collective memory?
With these questions and issues in mind, our aim will be also to look at selected cities in Central and Eastern Europe as a kind of palimpsest, where successive layers overlap, sometimes deliberately attempting to falsify the original, covering up selected elements, and sometimes completing it and building it in – sometimes significantly – empty places.

Section III. World in motion – defining East and West
This block will focus on the ways of defining Central and Eastern Europe and the (in)coherences inherent in these definitions with respect to political, geographical and cultural borders. We will look at how, over the past century and in recent years, the imagined and experienced divisions between ‘East’ and ‘West’ have been shaped and how they have manifested themselves in common spaces, including architecture or the spatial organisation of cities, towns, suburbs or villages. We will consider the political conditions of the (re)production of the boundaries and imaginaries associated with the East. We will also examine how the East can be understood in the context of the architectural legacy of socialist modernism, and to what extent modernism developed under socialism differs from modernism formed under capitalist system. We will try to outline the
conceptual framework and to trace its evolution, also in the context of contemporary events, which force us to reflect anew on the – physical and imaginary – borders.

Section IV. Deconstruction/Reconstruction
Public space of many cities, towns and villages in Central and Eastern Europe is still marked by numerous sculptural, architectural or urban elements, which are material traces of foreign domination and presence of totalitarian systems in these territories. A particular group of such places and objects are monuments, erected in order to perpetuate the propaganda narrative, free of historical distortions and manipulations. Another category of this – sometimes perceived as dissonant – heritage is formed by various types of architecture: from the architecture of oppression and extermination, such as former labour and concentration camps, through residential and administrative buildings erected for the occupation authorities, to huge blocks of flats or even entire city districts, creating residential spaces in line with the dominant ideology. Some of them, apart from the symbolic layer, also have their still important utilitarian, as well as aesthetic or cognitive function, which makes any decisions concerning the further fate of this type of legacy arouse conflicting emotions.
Starting from the reflection on the role of aesthetics in politics, we would like to take a broader look at the issue of constructing forms of commemoration as an element in creating common identity (national, ethnic, political, etc.). We would like to question to what extent this kind of legacy constitutes a troublesome legacy today and what commemorative strategies, translated into architectural realisations or spatial policy, can be found in various countries of the former “Eastern Bloc”.

Through these topics, we will be guided by experts representing different perspectives and disciplines from all over the Europe.

Locations and dates
The Exercising Modernity Academy 2022 will take place on 17.10–23.10.2022 in Berlin.

Participants will be selected in an open call procedure, with a maximum of 18 people from Germany, Israel, and Poland (selected candidates should be a permanent resident of one of the aforementioned countries – citizenship is not required. Refugees from Belarus or Ukraine are most welcome).

Our offer includes
● Participation in the lectures and seminars of the Exercising Academy 2022
● partial reimbursement of travel costs:
- for participants coming from Poland and Germany: up to 90.00 EUR gross;
- for participants coming from Israel: up to 180.00 EUR gross;
● expenses for accommodation in Berlin covered in full;
● free participation in lectures, seminars and workshops held by experienced and acclaimed scholars and artists;
● for those who complete the course – the possibility of submitting their own research or artistic project, elaborated or expanded on during classes, for a special scholarship program organized by the Pilecki-Institut Berlin and devoted to the issue of modernity in the 20th century (details will be announced during the Academy).
● After the Academy 2022, the participants will have an opportunity to apply for Exercising Modernity scholarships for research and/or artistic projects. (About the previous scholarship edition:

Target candidates
● This call for proposals is directed at individuals.
● The Exercising Modernity Academy 2022 is open to researchers specializing in the humanities or cultural heritage, curators, architects, and artists who shall come from or reside in Israel, Germany or Poland.
● Admission to the Academy requires good working knowledge of the English language.
● Candidates shall be aged 18 or above.

Pilecki-Insitut Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Landscape and Architecture: 2022




A juried group photo show on landscape and architecture at Black Box Gallery.

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International Architectural Award 2022




The Ninth International Architectural Festival and 16th International competition – Architectural Award 2022
will be held on July 23-24, 2022
Introducing the international competition web site and projects can be uploaded
from April 20, 2022
The applications can be submitted till 18:00 pm, June 15, 2022
Competition participants can submit an unlimited quantity of projects and take part in several nominations at a time
Participation in the competition is paid
Participation in the student nomination - is free

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General DescriptionThe competition aims at:

Development and dissemination of advanced urban planning, architecture, design technologies and stylistics;

Fostering of development of residential and public architecture in a wider, international context; 

Integration of Georgian architecture in the international architectural community; 

Promotion of the best projects, incorporating modern technologies and design solutions. 

The competition is open for architects and designers, forming the modern stylistics of architecture and interior design and offering innovative urban planning projects.


Competition Terms

International Architectural Award 2022 deals with residential and public architectural and design projects realized during the last years as well as interesting project solutions, requiring investments. The applications can be submitted to June 15, 2022; 

International Architectural Award 2022  is by large intended for the professionals; 

Competition participants can submit an unlimited quantity of projects and take part in several nominations at a time; 

As per the regulations of International Architectural Award 2022, competition participants are approved following the initial screening of competition works; 

Competition works should be submitted from to June 15, 2022 via e-mail and published at the competition website.

Competition Process International Architectural Award 2022 applications are screened by the Organizing Committee at the competition website. The process involves three stages:

Review of submitted projects; 

Selection of the best projects; 

Passing of awards to the prizewinners. 

Winners of International Architectural Award 2022 are identified by Professional Panel of Judges and public members. Composition of the Professional Panel is approved by association of Architects Organizing Committee, organizer of International Architectural Award 2022.

Competition works will be evaluated using a special code system; each competition work will be provided with a unique identification number and be made available for the public through competition website.

Professional Members and public Members of Judges of International Architectural Award 2022 will award represented materials from 1 to 10 points by secret vote, singling out the best work in every nomination.

- Professional Panel members have one vote.

- In case if a range of competition works includes a project by a member of International Professional Panel, then such a person does not have a right to vote for his own work (in the opposite case his vote will be cancelled).

- Evaluation/voting results will be counted automatically, identifying the prize-winning competition work.

- Authors of the competition works will be announced and published on the website only after the votes are counted.

- Decision on the final results of the competition, based on voting results and distribution of competition points, is subject to approval by the Organizing Committee of International Architectural Award 2022.Competition winning projects will be featured in STYLE Magazine.

Promotion of competition-wining projects includes:

An exhibition, dedicated to the Award Ceremony; 

Television, radio and mass-media coverage; 

Announcement of competition winners at the Award Ceremony. 

Prize pool ofInternational Architectural Award 2022 comprises the following prizes  For nomination laureates:


Competition symbol – miniature sculpture 

For participants of different nominations as identified by competition sponsors and supporters: Special diplomas 

To the attention of competition participants:

Any nomination of International Architectural Award 2022 will be cancelled if the quantity of competition works under this nomination does not exceed three. 

The authors of each project to be published at the website must be clearly identified in the application. 

In case if mass media expresses interested in the competition project or its author, the person in question should be ready to provide his comments or give an interview. 

An exhibition of the best projects in each nomination will be arranged at award ceremony of Architectural Award 2022.Nomination winners will be contacted in advance as regards production of presentation materials. 

The organizers can change competition terms, though competition participants should be informed about any change in advance.




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Minimal. Signs and Forms of the Essential





Call for Exhibition │Free entry

Accepted media: Photography, Video, Digital Visual Design

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. September 2022


The aesthetic perception of the matter man relates to in his environment conditions his existence on a daily basis determining his own behavior, choices, ideas and vision of the world.

This call asks for an analytical reading, a visual-conceptual extraction of the things of the world, a minimal reduction aimed at extracting those essential signs, shapes, traces and contrasts that create those structures - often invisible - from which we gather information about their own existence, exposing their nature, their function, and which enrich our knowledge of the world.


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Deadline June, 7th 2022

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Exciting New Opportunity for Creative Teams in the American Southwest




The Land Art Generator has partnered with an innovative project in New Mexico to help develop creatively designed on-site renewable energy, sustainable water resources, and other regenerative systems.

We're seeking expressions of interest from New Mexico and Southwest based architects, landscape architects, and other creatives who are interested in putting forward qualifications. Expressions of interest from WBE, MBE, DBE, and from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are highly encouraged.

We'll be providing stipends to four selected interdisciplinary teams to propose site-specific regenerative design interventions that support the rich and engaging programming that will be taking place within this beautiful New Mexico landscape beginning in 2023.

The plan is to take selected projects forward quickly to construction.

**Email for full Request for Qualifications document.

Prize Summary: 
$12,500 stipend to generate concept proposal
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$12,500 stipend awarded to four selected teams to produce concepts + eventual commission contract for chosen concepts to be negotiated with land owner.


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