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Competition Grid
Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions

ISBN 9781859467107
Published June 29, 2019 by RIBA Publishing
224 Pages

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Book Description

The Competition Grid: Experimenting With and Within Architecture Competitions is a comprehensive review of architectural competitions. Each section features international research overviews as well as lively discussions with experts that draw on first-hand experience of the competition process. 

Table of Contents

Architecture Competitions between Experience and Experiment

Maria Theodorou and Antigoni Katsakou

Part 1: The Rules of The Game

The Evolution of the UK Competition System

Judith Strong

On Competition Rhetoric and Contemporary Trends

Elisabeth Tostrup

International Competitions after World War II (1948-1975) and the International Union of Architects (UIA)

Aymone Nicolas

Discussions – Part 1; Competition Practices in the UK and the Role of the RIBA (Paul Crosby)

RIBA-USA: A Different Take on Competitions

Jonathan Wimpenny et al.

Part 2: Experimenting Within Architectural Competitions

Architecture Competitions Made in Denmark

Kristian Kreiner

Experimentation within Swedish Competitions

Magnus Rönn

Managerial Practices in Dutch Competitions and Impact on Architects

Leentje Volker and Marina Bos-de Vos

Discussion – Part 2; Professionals Winning over the Competitions’ System

Sara Grahn et al.

Part 3: Experimenting with Architectural Competitions

E-procurement Delivering Better Design Competitions

Walter Menteth

BIM, A Discussion in Norwegian Competitions

Birgitte Sauge

New Proposals for the Representation and Assessment of Competition Proposals

Tiina Merikoski

Discussion – Part 3; Experimentation in Context

Tom Bloxham et al.

Part 4: Re-Visiting Architectural Competitions' Structures and Forms

Competitive Strain Syndrome

Jeremy Till

Designing the High Line: Defining the High Line through Design Competitions

Robert Hammond

Strategien Für Kreuzberg – Relocating the Urban Regeneration Debates into the Neighbourhood

Florian Kossak

Discussions – Part 4; Community before Competitions

Peter Wynne Rees

Competitions and Educational Structures

Craig Stott and Simon Warren

Competitions and Genders – A Feminist Approach (HI-VIS Feminist Design Collective on Reproductive Labour and Competitions)


Antigoni Katsakou and Maria Theodorou

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Maria Theodorou is a Senior Lecturer and coordinator of History & Theory of Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture, as well as Director and founding member of the Independent School of Architecture for All (SARCHA). Her research is well-known internationally and she has been an invited speaker at events in the US (Princeton), UK (AA, Bartlett, ESALA), Switzerland, Prague, and Greece.

Antigoni Katsakou PhD is a London-based architect and author. She has taught in the UK, Switzerland and Greece, presented her work worldwide and been awarded with several funding grants. She has published in several languages on architectural competitions, including the co-authored Concevoir des logements. Concours en Suisse 2000-2005 [Designing Apartments; Competitions in Switzerland 2000-2005].