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November 20, 2015

World Trade Center Performing Arts Building Design   Brooklyn-based REX Architecture was chosen to design the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center in New York City, according to a press release on the the firm's website. The two other shortlisted designs were from Henning Larsen and UN Studio. [REX Architecture]

Cleaning Up   Five building projects that actively clean the environments around them. [ARCHITECT]

The Crisis of Cities   What is most frightening about the recent terrorism attacks in Paris, writes Aaron Betsky, is that they hit exactly the benefits of the traditional city. The recent attacks occurred where people gathered for what has become the core city’s main function, namely to be a place of spectacle. [ARCHITECT]

Awards: Enter Now!

Enter the 2016 AIA Housing Awards, a program that has grown over the last decade to include consideration of energy usage. The main goal, always and most importantly, is the importance of good housing. The award program's categories are one- and two-family custom residences, one- and two-family production homes, multifamily housing, and specialized housing. The deadline to enter is 5 p.m today.

The Urban Land Institute is now accepting applications to compete in its student competition to design an urban planning and development scenario. Teams must apply by Dec. 7.

Bathroom products manufacturer Victoria + Albert is challenging designers to create a space that uses its products. Entry is free and submissions are due Dec. 20.

AIA|DC is accepting entries for the Sarah Booth Conroy Prize for Journalism and Architectural Criticism to reward excellent reporting of architecture and urbanism in Washington, D.C. The annual prize is $5,000. The deadline is Dec. 31.

The 23rd annual Ceramic Tiles of Italy Competition is now open for submissions. If you've used Italian ceramic tiles in a project finished between January 2011 and January 2016, enter it for a chance to win a portion of $15,000 in prizes and one of three trips to Italy. Deadline to enter is Jan. 15, 2016.

The Copper Development Association is accepted submissions for its 9th annual North American Copper in Architecture awards program. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2016.

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