HYP Cup 2014 International Student Competition

Theme: Architecture in Transformation/ Topic: Unexpected City

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Architecture
Country Beijing, China
RegDeadline 30 June 2014 GoogleCal iCal
31 August 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Full-time on-campus students (including graduate students and Ph.D Candidates)

We know the digital city, the sustainable city, and the smart city. But city in transition is also about the unexpected city, like the unexpected creative city, the unexpected social city, the unexpected public space that a city can have, the unexpected city of art, the unexpected social and cultural encounters that a city can give us. So I think the “Unexpected City” is also the city in transition and the city of future. It’s about everything which is not what I expected. It’s about everything which is not on the agenda but will become our agenda because of the creative process.

Daniel Libeskind: Internationally Well-known Architect
Cui Kai: UIA Representative; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Vice President and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design and Research Group (CAG); Chinese Architecture Design Master
Preston Scott Cohen: Director of Architecture Department, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
Odile Decq: Principal Architect at Studio Odile Decq

1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 100,000 RMB (around 17,000 USD) (before tax)
2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 30,000 RMB (around 5,000 USD) (before tax)
3rd Prize (8 teams): Certificate and 10,000 RMB (around 1,700 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

3 drawings (841mm x594mm)

Jury Meetings: September 2014
The winning entries exhibition and a prize-awarding ceremony: December 2014

Past winners

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

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