‘NaTian’ Cup International Competition for Sustainable Design

The identity of urban spaces is created through infrastructures, sculptures, buildings, land, vegetation and any element that is capable of representing the essence of place and culture.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Sustainability, Urban
Country China
RegDeadline 20 August 2017 GoogleCal iCal
15 September 2017 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The contemporary urban landscape relies largely on the creation and regeneration of public spaces, which then reflect on the beauty of cities. The identity of urban spaces is created through infrastructures, sculptures, buildings, land, vegetation and any element that is capable of representing the essence of place and culture. Pleasant and comfortable urban ecological environment and interesting urban public spaces have undoubtedly become one of the main driving forces of urban development.
First ‘NaTian’ Cup International Competition for Sustainable Design was initiated jointly by Suqian Municipal Government, Suqian Planning Bureau, and CBC (China Building Centre). Last year, several urban regeneration projects have taken place in Suqian through utilizing plantation elements from traditional Chinese culture. This year, Suqian Government intends to take the urban projects to the next level.
The competition will be based on Axis between the Luoma Lake and the Santaishan National Park that included the Naian Flower Farm, investigating into the cultural, functional and representation of public spaces. The competition invites projects from both domestic and international studios, designers, artist and students. Proposals should be designs of urban icons, sculptures, landscape art, buildings, installations that are integrated into and responding to the status of development in the selected area. Participants will be able to choose the location and the subject for their proposal. Though there is no limit with the budget for the construction, the design should be constructible. Several winner proposals selected by the jury panel could be built subjecting to the city’s regulation.

Vicente Guallart: Former Chief Architect of Barcelona, co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and founder of Gallant Architects
Wang Jianguo: Members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Director of Institute of urban design, Southeast University
Meng Jianmin: Members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Chief Architect of Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co.LTD
Martha Schwartz: Famous International Landscape Architect, Tenure Professor of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Alexei Novikov: Dean of Graduate School of Urbanology in National research university "Higher School of Economics", Founder of Habidatum, Specialist of Urban Data, Urban Science expert
Zhuang Weimin: Dean of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Caroline Bos: Master Architect and Urban Planner in the Netherlands, Co-founder and Chief Urban Planner of UNStudio
Yu Kongjian: Dean of School of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University
Mitchell Joachim: Co-Founder of Terreform ONE and an Associate Professor of Practice at NYU and Columbia University
Sun Yimin: Executive Vice-Dean of School of Architecture, South China University of Technology; Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor; National Famous Educator
Zhang Yuxing: Vice President, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Luohu District, Shenzhen; Doctor supervisor, School of Architecture,Southeast University; Senior Architect; Member of Urban Design Specialist Committee under Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development
Peng Lixiao: Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine, Director of China Building Centre, Guest Professor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Feng Zhenggong: Chairman of ARTS Group Co, Ltd

First prize (1set): Honor certificate + Bonus 400,000RMB (tax included)
Second prize (3 sets): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (tax included)
Third prize (5 sets): Honor certificate + Bonus 4,000RMB (tax included)
Outstanding prize (multiple sets): Honor certificate + UED journal for whole year
One or more Prize winning projects might be realized on site, which will be decided by the local government. The design development fees for realizing the selected project are not included in the award.

Entry Fee

Prize winning projects will be officially announced by October 2017.

Suqian Municipal Planning Bureau, CBC(China Building Centre), Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine

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