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
On Competition Rhetoric and Contemporary Trends
International Competitions after World War II (1948-1975) and the International Union of Architects (UIA)
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
Experimentation within Swedish Competitions
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
BIM, A Discussion in Norwegian Competitions
New Proposals for the Representation and Assessment of Competition Proposals
Discussion – Part 3; Experimentation in Context
Tom Bloxham et al.
Part 4: Re-Visiting Architectural Competitions' Structures and Forms
Competitive Strain Syndrome
Designing the High Line: Defining the High Line through Design Competitions
Strategien Für Kreuzberg – Relocating the Urban Regeneration Debates into the Neighbourhood
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
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].