Q City Plan International Design Competition: Activating the City with a Qpuncture!

Theme: Q City Plan, Beautiful Yantian

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Installation, Landscape, Structure
Country Shenzhen, China
RegDeadline 30 March 2016 GoogleCal iCal
20 April 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All the design companies and designers in architecture, landscape, urban planning, design and art
Target Field The site should be a real site in Yantian.

Opposite to the conventional concept and operation mode of urban planning, which is from macro to micro and from top to bottom, Q (the initial of pinyin “qu”, simplified Chinese: 趣, n. fun; adj. interesting) City Plan operates with a human-oriented spirit. The plan approaches the large-scale city by rediscovering its nooks and crannies, amending the sweeping generalizations and supplementing the grand narrative of traditional urban planning.
Q City Plan was initiated in Yantian District, Shenzhen in 2013 in the form of art installation, structure and landscape design. The Q City Plan features multiple and flexible formats, freedom to choose sites and projects, minimum cost and constructability while encouraging designers to take greater initiative in design, material selection, construction and cost management. The first edition of the Q City Plan received more than 60 proposals, 12 of which are now under construction in Yantian while drawing much attention in the contemporary press.
The Q City Plan International Design Competition is co-organized by the Shenzhen Urban Planning and Land Resources Committee, Shenzhen Yantian Government and China Building Centre (CBC). It invites all the design firms and designers in architecture, landscape, urban planning, design and art. We expect schemes that are both enlightening and feasible for the urban renewal for Yantian.
All submitted works have the opportunity to be constructed. it will be finally decided by Yantian government. If the work is to be realized, the designer will consult and sign a contract with Yantian government.

In the first round the finalist works will be chosen by a jury composed of famous designers and representatives of hosting organizations.
In the second round, finalist works will be voted on the internet by Shenzhen citizens.

Finalist Series Work (6 entries)
Finalist Independent Work (10 entries)
Excellent Series Work (3 entries): Certificate and 60,000 CNY (before tax)
Excellent Independent Work (5 entries): Certificate and 25,000 CNY (before tax)
Award-winning works will be invited to shown at the Q City Exhibition and be published by UED magazine.

Entry Fee

3 drawing in A3 size (420mm * 297mm)
One booklet in A3 size, with no more than 20 pages

The finalist works and winners will be announced in May, 2016.

Past winners

Shenzhen Yantian Government, China Building Centre (CBC)

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