Taichung City - Yuxian Tree House International Student Design Competition

This social residence project hopes to enhance the communication between people and people, then to form the community into a "Micro City" through the open spaces and multi-functional rooms.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Students, Two-Stage
Genre Housing
Country Taichung City, Taiwan
RegDeadline 13 August 2018 GoogleCal iCal
13 August 2018 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and other related fields of study with degree expected date no later than January 31th, 2018

In western architectural history, dwelling is the most important building type as the purpose of architecture returns from divinity to human needs. At the same time, dwelling is the spatial typology that one occupies for the longest time on a daily basis. However, due to the changes in our living environment, dwelling - our home, that comprises of our emotions ? is gradually turning into a merchandize with a price tag. We would like to reexamine the essence of home as well as the relationship between tectonic and environment through the concept of building a new home for our society, and thereby recovering and reflection on the most fundamental human needs for dwellings and the natural world.
Tree ? Grows from the ground, a characterization of life and convergence in the nature.
House ? Constructed by Material, a place to live and fulfill our dreams and ideas.
But in our environment, there are few chances for us to truly experience a space constructed with natural elements. Inspired from the concept of Yuxian section social residence ? First a community, then a park, last a city.
Combining space and structure with trees is not only an achievement of construction, but also a way to link nature and architecture together with design.
Starting from this concept, we are expecting young talents to evaluate and think over issues such as how can we bring diversity of the activities held in the tree house and the neighborhood together? How can difference be provided with variety? What is the possibility of the relationship between material and space in this case? We are seeking for an activity space linked with the region and let the residents, neighborhood and citizens in Taichung City have a wonderful spatial experience.

Li-Ting Chen (Instructor, Daye University, M.A. Domus Academy, Italy)
Wei-Ren Chen (Chief Engineer, Housing Development Department, Taichung City Government)
Ray S. C. Chu (Chief Editor, Taiwan Architecture magazine, Associate Professor, Ming-Chuan University)
Shuen-Long Lin (Chairman, DADA Ideas)
Shuenn-Ren Liou (Professor, Department of Architecture, Vice Dean of Planning and Design, NCKU)
Satoko Shinohara (Principle architect, Spatial Design Studio, Professor at Japan Women's University)
Yu-Tse Tai (Principle Architect, Tai Architect & Associates)

First Place (1) - NT$60,000 + Certificate
Second Place (1) - NT$30,000 + Certificate
Third Place (1) - NT$20,000 + Certificate
Honorable mention (3) - NT$ 5,000 + Certificate
Selected Entry (5) - NT$ 2,000 + Certificate
Since the first place design will be realized, please take the budget of 1 million NTD into consideration.

Entry Fee

Stage 2 material submission Deadline: 2018/09/10 Validated by postmark
Stage 2 Review & Evaluation / Winner Announcement: 2018/09/15
Award Ceremony: 2018/09/16
Exhibition: 2018/09/16 - 2018/09/25

Taichung City Government Housing Development Department, Tai Square Arts and Aesthetics Association, Taiwan Tai Architect & Associates

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