Architectural design competitions

Notable constructions (that are part of WHS) where the architectural design was chosen after a competition.

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Brasilia Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer won a competition to design the new city in 1956
Central University City Campus of the UNAM The master plan for the campus was the result of an architectural competition, in which architects Mario Pani and Enrique del Moral were awarded (Unesco website)
Florence Brunelleschi won the competition to design the cathedral in 1418.
Kazan Kremlin "A special case in the Kremlin complex is the mosque of Koul Charif. There is no exact information about the original mosque, destroyed when the city was captured by Ivan the Terrible in 1552. The mosque can therefore be seen as a new building. The project for construction of a mosque was chosen at the architectural competition founded by the government. The approved project adheres to traditional vision of the spatial concept and decor; however, modern materials and structural systems are applied." (Official description)
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Hall of Realms : "The Prado Museum acquired the vacant building to display part of its collections and made its renovation the subject of an architectural competition. The brief was to redesign the space as part of the campus of the art museum for its 200th anniversary. It was won in 2016 by a scheme from the British firm Foster and Partners and the Spanish firm Rubio Arquitectura"
Rome De Sanctis won a competition to design the Spanish Steps in 1717.
Skogskyrkogarden "In 1912, Stockholm City Council acquired a tract of former gravel pits overgrown with pine trees for the purpose of creating a new cemetery. An international architectural competition for its design was won by two 30 year old Swedish architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. Work began in 1917 and the formal consecration of Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and its Woodland Chapel took place in 1920." (Official description)
Sydney Opera House Utzon won a competition to design the opera in 1957.
Town Hall and Roland, Bremen "The New Town Hall was the result of an architectural competition, designed by Gabriel von Seidl from Munich, and built between 1909 and 1913." (Official description)
Westminster Westminster Palace - Charles Barry won competition for reconstruction in 1836.
White City of Tel-Aviv Dizengoff Circus - 1934. "Won" (actually she was placed 2nd and no 1st prize was awarded!) by Genia Averbuch. Nom File Page 65 - also

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