UIA-HYP Cup 2018 International Student Competition

The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a Spirit of Place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative concepts with solid basic skills in architectural design.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Community, Urban
Country Beijing, China
Registration Deadline 30 August 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 20 September 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including master and PhD candidates and graduate students of 2018)

Description
Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Urban Co-living: Customizing Modules for Community
Architecture in Transformation should respond to contemporary challenges and changes. What concerns us primarily is the relationship between architecture and environment, so as to the image of city. The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a Spirit of Place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative concepts with solid basic skills in architectural design. The competition requires the participants to make detailed insights and reflections on architectural history, explore complicated coordinated demands of architecture and environment, pay attention to events in specific sites, and configure viable urban and architectural spaces.
The task is to identify a central urban site in one of China’s 1st or 2nd tier cities and propose a co-living cluster with about 1000 small units. The units can be minimal, i.e. about 12 sqm for singles and about 16 sqm for couples. These units should be designed as prefabricated modules. However, these modules should be designed as parametric system that allows for customization. Endless repetition of identical units is to be avoided. Various species of units need to be invented, varied, and perhaps hybridized. The next aspect to be considered are the aggregation patterns that these modules allow for. The varied patters of voids and inbetween spaces should make space for social communication.
The small individual units are to be augmented with a lot of shared facilities that more than compensate for the spatial constraints of the individual units: kitchens, eating areas, lounging/living areas, café/bar areas, co-working areas etc. Together with the voids these shared spaces deliver the communicative tissue that motivates the residents to choose this development in the first place.

Jury
Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Cui Kai, UIA Representative; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Chinese Architecture Design Master
Pekka Salminen, Founding Partner of the PES-Architects Ltd., Member of Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences, Former President of Finnish Association of Architects
Zhuang Weimin, Dean, Professor, and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.
Koichi Yasuda, Professor of the Department of Architecture & Building Engineering,Tokyo Institute of Technology, Professor of Yasuda Atelier
Li Zhenyu, Dean and Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Fuensanta Nieto, Founder of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Winner of 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal
Han Dongqing, Dean of School of Architecture, Southeast University
Vincent Nadin, Professor of Spatial Planning, Chairman of Department of Urbanism, Technische Universiteit Delft, the Netherlands
Zhang Qi, Dean of School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Sun Yimin, Dean of School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Distinguished Professor of Yangtze River Scholar, National Reputed Educators
Peng Lixiao, Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine; Guest Professor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Gong Jun, Executive Director; General Manager and Design Director of HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant CO., LTD.

Prize
1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 100,000 RMB
2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 30,000 RMB
3rd Prize (8 teams): Certificate and 10,000 RMB
Honorable Mentions (several 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
None

Timetable
Jury Review: October 16th, 2018

Links
Past winners

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

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