TOTEM - Competition for Students


435 projects coming from 34 countries.

1st Prize
Xintao Ye (China)
Lina Xiao, Xiaolu Ding

2nd Prize
Zhenbin Mei (China)

3rd Prize
Ferdiansyah Dicky (Germany)

4th Prize
Han Yu (China)
Jing Pan Xi'an, Hao Wang Xi'an

5th Prize
Siji Lv (China)

6th Prize
Huang Zheng Huang (China)

7th Prize
Qian Chen (China)
Guang Chao Meng, Su Ting Zou, Juan Li, Pu Zhi, Ting Ting Zhang

Honourable Mention
Qing Ju (China)
Zhuang Li, Liyan Ni

Honourable Mention
Hanqi Wang (China)
Xiaoliang Liang, Bing Yan, Yang Tang, Xin Xu, Jinghua Dai, Jing Chen, Yueyan Li, Ziran Sun

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Design a TOTEM, an architectural object for communication, information and exchange.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type Architecture Idea Competition
Genre Communication
Country Torino
RegDeadline 8 April 2008 GoogleCal iCal
8 April 2008 (via Online)
Eligibility Students of architecture worldwide attending a school recognised by the UIA member section in their country

This ideas competition is organised in the framework of the UIA Congress Turin 2008. Based on the congress theme, Transmitting architecture, competitors are invited to design a TOTEM, an architectural object for communication, information and exchange to be located in one of the following three types of environment: a social context: poverty; a natural context: ecology; an urban context: metropolis.

Luca Molinari, architect, Italy;
Michele de Lucchi, architect, Italy
Wolf Tochtermann, architect, Germany
José Luis Cortes Delgado, architect, Mexico
Magda Hosam Eldin, architect, Egypt.

Judging Process
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

In each of the three categories a first prize of 3 000 euro and 2 mentions of 1 000 euro each will be awarded.
Personalities, UIA member sections and other institutions will offer additional prizes.

Entry Fee

Announcement of the results: 25 April 2008
Exhibition of entries in Turin: 29 June – 6 July 2008
Prize giving ceremony, during the XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008: 2 July 2008

XXIII UIA World Congress of Architecture TORINO 2008

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