International Shopping Plaza Concept Competition 2015 - Commerce Changes Cities

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Overview

This Competition is the first competition themed around “commercial plaza”.It is organized by Architecture and Culture Society of China and Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute and co-organized by China Building Centre (CBC) and College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, and presided over by the most eminent architects in the world.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open
Genre Shop
Country China
Registration Deadline 10 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 10 March 2016
Eligibility All

Background
At the beginning of the 21st century there is a need to address contemporary social needs and desires and an emerging economic potential in order to create a new generation of shopping centers and leisure facilities. Architecture is no longer considered a footnote, but a fundamental means of engaging and extending the experience of the visitor toward new dynamic leisure horizons.
In this way, the entire shopping mall becomes a stage ? a veritable vitrine - for public performance. By configuring both the external and internal spaces in an innovative and efficient manner, retail complexes can provide synthetic entertainment for a wide public. It is a place of celebration, enjoyment and consumption in which people can enjoy a variety of atmospheres and activities from shopping to dining, swimming to living all within a lively social environment. The sustainability and long range success of a new facility depends upon the creation of public spaces which in their functionality and architectural character provide a new identity by fusing together the dimensions of commerce, culture and leisure and giving them a spatial organization able to represent the values of a given society.
2015 International Plaza Concept Competition is the first composite competition with the theme of “commercial plaza”, sponsored by Wanda group, co-sponsored by China Building Centre and College of architecture and Urban Planning Tongji University. The competition jury chairman is the master architect in the world. The jury members include the leading architects, deans and directors from top architecture schools.?It aims to develop a shopping plaza of new generation commerce and to think about the new lifestyle of human beings.

Jury
PROFESSIONAL GROUP
Jury Chairman: Daniel Libeskind
STUDENT GROUP
Jury Chairman: Inaki Abalos

Prize
PROFESSIONAL GROUP
1st Prize (1 team)?
Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.15,000 USD) (before tax);?
2nd Prize (2 teams)?
Certificate and 50,000 RMB (approx.8,300 USD) (before tax);?
3rd Prize (3 teams)?
Certificate and 30,000 RMB (approx.5,000 USD)(before tax);?
Honorables (teams)?
Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazine;?
The winners will have opportunities to participate in the follow-up project design.
STUDENT GROUP
1st Prize (1 team)?
Certificate and 50,000 RMB (approx.8,300 USD) (before tax);?
2nd Prize (2 teams)
?Certificate and 20,000 RMB (approx.3,200 USD) (before tax);?
3rd Prize (3 teams)?Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1,700 USD) (before tax);?
Honorables (teams)?
Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazine; ?
Prizewinners will have an opportunity to intern at prestigious architectural firms through the “Learning Design with master architects” program.

Entry Fee
None

Timetable
Results Announced: April 2016

Organizer
Architecture and Culture Society of China
Wanda Commercial Planning & Research Institute

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