HYP Cup 2013 International Student Competition

Topic:Architecture in Transformation/ Sub -Topic: The Disappearance of Architectures

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country Beijing, China
RegDeadline 30 June 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
15 August 2013 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Full-time on-campus students (including graduate students and Ph.D Candidates)

Architecture must disappear.
Behind the radicalism of this statement lies something crucial for the future of architecture. Architecture as a discipline should no longer think in terms of objects. Walls, facades, structures, are only modalities of architecture, but never its finality. Design comes after. After what? After situations. Architects deal with situations.
Architecture should be conceived as an integral part of the landscape. Glass, concrete or metal would in this case no longer be the elements that build architecture, but the territory, as it exists, as we relate to it.
One of the commitments of an architect is to overwhelm the observable escalation in the production of contemporary architecture by introducing new situations, dialectic situations and experiences, between inside and outside, free and available spaces in-between what is public and what is private.
Sometimes, we make architecture disappear. We make it melt within the territory, blurring the lines between architecture and landscape, between physicality and immateriality, between presence and absence.

Dominique Perrault (Frence, Architect)
Kai Cui (Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Vice President and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design and Research Group (CAG))
Francisco Mangado (Spain, Principal Architect of MANGADO+ASSOCIATES SL)
Wong Mun Summ (Singapore, Joint Founding Director of WOHA)
Eric Messerschmidt (Denmark, Architect; Ex-Director of Danish Architecture Center)
Yao Renxi (China Taiwan, Principal Architect of Artech Architects)
Zhong Dekun (China, Professor of Architecture School, Southeast University; Director of China National Supervision Committee of Higher Architectural Education)
Zhu Wenyi (China, Dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University)
Zhang Qi (China, Dean of School of Architecture, Tianjin University)
Zhao Wanmin (China, Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University)
Gong Jun (China, Executive Director/General Manager/Design Director of HYP ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTANTS, INC.)

1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 50,000 RMB (around 8,000 USD) (before tax)
2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 20,000 RMB (around 3,200 USD) (before tax)
3rd Prize (8 teams): Certificate and 5,000 RMB (around 800 USD) (before tax)
Honorable Mentions (20 teams): Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazines;
Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded with certificates.

Entry Fee
15 USD (Register between Feb.20, 2013 and May 31, 2013)
30 USD(Register between June 1, 2013 and June 30, 2013)

3 drawings (841mm x594mm)

Jury Meetings: September 2013

Past winners

International Union of Architects (UIA) and School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design Magazine

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