The 3rd “Earth God Temple” Student Design Competition

We invitie young students with creativity and ideals to evaluate and provide a solution that improves the temple and its surrounding landscape, ultimately granting the Earth God and the residents of the neighborhood a better environment.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Three-Stage
Genre Temple
Country Taichung City, Taiwan
Registration Deadline 30 November 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 November 2015 (Must be Received)
Eligibility Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and other related fields of study with degree expected date no later than November 30th, 2015

Description
The Earth God (Tu Di Gong 土地公) Temple, the symbol of humans' respect for Nature, exists in harmony and as one with the land and environment. However, as urban development progresses, the aftermath has been reflected directly on the temple. The religious center is gradually shrinking as the property's frequently was being ceded. In respond to this issue, we have organized the "Student Competition of the Earth God Temple", inviting young students with creativity and ideals to evaluate and provide a solution that improves the temple and its surrounding landscape, ultimately granting the Earth God and the residents of the neighborhood a better environment.
As the site is located at the south end of Taichung Gateway Park (Jade Eco Park), the overall design should continue the intention of the regional planning. The major guiding points are Innovation, Green Energy, Intelligence, and Low-Carbon. The proposal should consider the surrounding context and future plans for Taichung Gateway Park as well as the Taiwan Tower.

Jury
Yung-Hsin Chen: Principal Architect, Atelier Buffalo
Norihiko Dan: Architect/Urban Designer, Norihiko Dan and Associates
Nancy Lin: Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Asia Pacific, AECOM
Ka-shiang Liu: Author、Nature Observer
Shuenn-Ren, Liou: Chairman, Institute of Creative Industry Design, Department of Architecture,NCKU
Chun-Hsiung, Wang: Chief editor, Taiwan Architecture Magazine
Her-Ching, Wang: Chairman, COSMOS Inc. Planning Consultants

Prize
First Place (1): NT$60,000 + Certificate
Second Place (1): NT$30,000 + Certificate
Third Place (1): NT$20,000 + Certificate14F-6, No. 218, Sec. 1, Wen Hsin Rd., Taichung, Taiwan (Please mark: Design Competition of the Earth God Temple)
Honorable mention (6): NT$5,000 + Certificate
Selected Entry (9): NT$ 2,000 + Certificate

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Two A1 boards (841mm x 594mm) including written description and drawings

Language
Chinese or English

Submission Address
14F-6, No. 218, Sec. 1, Wen Hsin Rd.,
Taichung, Taiwan
(Please mark: Design Competition of the Earth God Temple)

Timetable
Stage 1 Review & Evaluation /Shortlist Announcement: 2015/12/07 (Mon.)
Seminar in preparation for the Stage 2 Review & Evaluation: 2015/12/08 (Tue.)
Stage 2 material submission Deadline: 2016/01/25 (Mon.) 5:00pm.
Stage 2 Review & Evaluation/Winners Announcement: 2016/02/01 (Mon.)
Stage 3 material submission Deadline (Plebiscite – Da He Village Residents): 2016/02/20 (Sat.) 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Stage 3 Review & Evaluation/Winners Announcement: 2016/02/22 (Mon.)
Award Ceremony: 2016/02/27 (Sat.) 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
Exhibition: 2016/02/27 (Sat.) - 2016/03/12 (Sat.)

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Tai Square Arts and Aesthetics Association, Taiwan Tai Architect & Associates

Official Website

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