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15 March 2016

Episode 231

30 minutes

This week we take a look at a critically important but less visible facet of the architectural world: competitions. How does the unbuilt world affect the built world? How do you design an architecture competition that delivers a winner for clients, architects and the public? And what’s the best way to approach competitions as a design firm? Listen to find out.

15 March 2016

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James Taylor-Foster

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ArchDaily editor James Taylor-Foster explains the main types of architectural competition and how they shape the landscape of the profession.

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Malcolm Reading

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Malcolm Reading is head of Malcolm Reading Consultants, the leading independent organiser of architectural competitions in the UK. He tells us what goes into a successful architecture competition.

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Jacob van Rijs

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Jacob van Rijs is the co-founder of Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV. He tells us how the company incorporates unbuilt plans and competition entries into its business model.

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Jamie’s closet

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Monocle’s fashion researcher Jamie Waters takes us through three award-winning picks from the Monocle fashion closet.

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