UIA-HYP Cup 2016 International Student Competition

THEME: Architecture in Transformation

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Hotel, Library, Medical-Facility, Museum
Country Beijing, China
RegDeadline 30 July 2016 GoogleCal iCal
31 August 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including graduate school students, PhD candidates and those who graduate in 2016)

Architecture almost exclusively uses visual means to outline what it does: Plans, Sections, Elevations, Perspectives, Axonometrics. But what about movement- the movement of bodies in space? Are there modes of notation applicable to what has been excluded from architectural discourse? What about the other four senses—touch, sound, smell, and why not taste? In this competition, you will invent new modes of notation that not only include the proposed movement of bodies in space, but also lead to an architectural concept, namely an overriding idea that directs the development of your scheme.
The program will act as an urban generator. By this, we mean a place that can foster and encourage new modes of living unknown till today.
Precedents: Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Sergei Eisenstein and John Cage
- Participants must choose one of the following five programs: library, museum, clinic, love hotel, cemetery.
- The site is a hypothetical freestanding block in an urban area anywhere in the world. Its size is 30m by 60m and 30m high.

Bernard Tschumi (Famous Architecture Design Master, Founder of Bernard Tschumi Architects, Former Dean of School of Architecture, Columbia University)
Cui Kai (UIA Representative; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Chinese Architecture Design Master)
Jaque Ferrier (Founder of JFA Architecture Studio, French;Designer of The French Pavilion at Expo 2010,Shanghai)
René-Henri Arnaud (Chairman of the French AS Architecture Studio; Architect)
Wong Mun Summ (One of the Founder of Singapore WOHA Architecture; Architect)
Zhuang Weimin (Dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University)
Li Zhenyu (Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University)
Han Dongqing (Dean of School of Architecture, Southeast University)
Zhang Qi (Dean of School of Architecture, Tianjin University)
Liu Kecheng (Professor and PhD Tutor of School of Architecture, and Urban Planning, Xi`an University of Architecture and Technology)
Peng Lixiao (Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine; Director of China Building Centre; Guest Professor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University)
Gong Jun (Executive Director; General Manager and Design Director of HYP Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.)

1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx. 16,000 USD) (before tax)
2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 30,000 RMB (approx. 5,000 USD) (before tax)
3rd Prize (8 teams): Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1,600 USD) (before tax)
Honorable Mentions (20 teams): Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazine; Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded with certificates;
Prize winners will have an opportunity to intern at prestigious architectural firms through the “Learning Design with Master Architects” program.

Entry Fee

3 drawings (841mm x594mm)

Results announced : September 2016
Exhibition: December 2016
A prize-awarding ceremony: early next year

Past winners

Union International des Architectes (UIA), School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine

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