The Second “Natian” Cup International Design Competition

This competition aims to discuss the merging point between various new technologies, city infrastructure and citizens’ daily life, with the trans-boundary model of “New-tech +” to stimulate more practicable and unique designs.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Sustainability, Urban
Country China
Registration Deadline 30 July 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 July 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The rapid development of technology and popularized digitalization is imperceptibly influencing the evolution of cities. As a new trend and an inevitable choice of this era, the “Intelligent Revolution” led by technology and innovation is sweeping all over the world and transforming looks of and life in the city. Urban public environment, as the ‘common home’ of city dwellers, needs to be built by a collective effort. Public facilities are significant to secure the comfort and safety of people's daily life. The topic of the competition is “A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life”, with a focus on how new technology will improve urban life by taking public facilities as the object of design, aiming at soliciting creative design proposals all over the world.
Suqian, situated in North Jiangsu Province, is part of Yangtze Delta economic circle, and at the cross radiation zone of east Longhai industrial zone, the coastal economic belt and the economic belt along Yangtze River. Suqian, as one of the most dynamic cities in east China, possesses great natural conditions and potentiality. Since ancient times, Suqian had the topographical privileges of lying between Shandong Province and South China, between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River, and between the two capitals (Beijing and Nanjing). Although having a long history, Suqian is the youngest prefecture level city in Jiangsu Province, with a booming developmental trend.
The competition aims to discuss the merging point between various new technologies, city infrastructure and citizens’ daily life, with the trans-boundary model of “New-tech +” to stimulate more practicable and unique designs. Public spaces, facilities and citizens’ daily life will be the main focus of this competition. Through the transformation of the mundane object in daily life, it is to effectively improve the convenience and safety of the city, enhance people’s sense of identity and reduce the cost of city’s operation and maintenance. The ultimate goal of this competition is to offer citizens with a better living environment and artistic experience.

Jury
Jury Chairman:
YANG Baojun (President of China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, National Engineering Survey and Design Master)
Jury Member:
CUI Kai (Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design Group)
MENG Jianmin ( Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chief Architect of Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co.LTD)
ZHUANG Weimin (National Engineering Survey and Design Master, Dean and Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, President and Chief Architect of Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University)
LI Zhenyu (Dean and Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University)
Ole Gustavsen (Rector of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
Fernando Menis (Founder of Menis Arquitectos, Spain)
HAN Dongqing (Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Southeast University, Principal Architect of UAL (Urban Architectural Lab))
ZHANG Qi (Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University)
SUN Yimin (Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor, Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, South China University of Technology)
HUANG Jingtao (President and Chief Planner of Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, Distinguished Professor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Expert enjoys Special Allowance granted by State Council)
PENG Lixiao (Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine, Guest Professor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Director of CBC (China Building Centre))

Prize
First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 400,000RMB (before tax, around 60,000USD)
Second Prize (3 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Third Prize (5 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 40,000RMB (before tax, around 6,000USD)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate and full year UED magazine

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Prize winning projects announcement: by August 18, 2018

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

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