International Competition for MOLEWA

International project competition for the 13 building complexes. Kindergarden, Hotel, Gourmet Complex, Shopping Complex, Housing Complex, etc.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Hotel, Housing, School, Shop
Country China
Registration Deadline 5 February 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 April 2015 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Registered architects

Description
The Hua Yan group, one of China’s premier developers of cultural projects, announces the launch of an international project competition in one phase to design sixteen prestigious building complexes that will make up the MOLEWA new town on the foothills of Mount Lu. this competition, in accordance with the UNESCO-UIA regulations, has been approved by the UIA.

Molewa is part of an ambitious touristic town-planning project, Flower-Ocean Garden - Hua Yan township, a permanent exhibition and celebration of world architecture, alongside one of the world’s largest flower theme parks. The entire project is situated on one of central China’s most renowned sites, both for its natural beauty and cultural heritage.

Within a new urban agglomeration of 20 ha, for which the master plan has already been defined, the competition brief is divided into two categories: commercial and cultural on the one hand; residential on the other. Eight plots have been assigned to the first category, a built area of 70 000 to 80 000M2; and five to the second, for a built area of 120 000 M2. Competitors can choose a single plot, or one in each category. In addition, three plots are set aside for a competition open to Chinese students of architecture.



Jury
Residential category:
Mauricio Rivero Borrell, former UIA Vice-President, Mexico
Cui Kai, China Architecture Design and Research Group, China
Peter Head, Founder of the Ecological Sequestration Trust, United Kingdom
Bowen Leung, Special advisor, Sands (China), Macao
Ms. Marianne Burkhalter, Sumi Archteketen, Switzerland, representing the UIA
Chun Gyu Shin, CGS Architects & Assoc., Korea, alternate jury member, representing the UIA

Cultural and commercial category:
Ken Yeang, Ken Yeang Design International, Malaysia/United Kingdom
Ashvinkumar s/o Kantilal, Ong & Ong, former president of the Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore
Silas Chiow, Director of SOM, USA
Sean Hinton, founder and director of Terbish Group, Australia
Mrs. Odile Decq, ODBC Architects, France, representing UIA
Mme. Jennifer Lee, ORBA Architects, USA, alternate jury member, representing the UIA

Prize
Three prizes will be awarded to projects for each of the 13 plots.
First prizes: 160,000 US$
Second prizes: 80,000 US$
Third prizes: 40,000 US$

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Announcement of results: 15 June 2015

Organizer
Hua Yan Group

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