International Student Competition “City Puzzle & Puzzle City”
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Architecture in transformation should always respond to contemporary challenges and changes.The surprising similarities of modern cities across the planet deems it increasingly necessary to consider the impacts of growth on people and the environment. Thus, this year’s UIA HYP Cup competition,titled “City Puzzle and Puzzle City”, aims at searching and constructing a human space with a Spirit of the Place, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas and integrating creative concepts with solid basic skills in architectural design.The site is in Yangliuqing (P. R. China),a market town with innovative strategies, partly primitive partly futuristic which shall also contribute as the trigger for the future urban prototypes, sparking further design thinking.The area’s main function should be focused on Media and Culture, at the same time providing mixed-used buildings with housing for around 8.000-32.000 inhabitants and green spaces.
“UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design”, initiated in 2012, is internationally sponsored by the Union International des Architects (UIA), organized by the School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Each year, the UIA-HYP Cup is chaired by an internationally renowned architectural master, and the jury panel is selected from among the world’s most outstanding architects. The Competition takes the role as an external platform for student to embrace a new thinking approach in order to improve comprehensive problem-solving skill, meanwhile it is also some kind of headhunter for discovering emerging elite architects.
The registration is possible until 30th August 2020 (24:00 pm GMT+8) and the material submission until 20th September 2020 (24:00 pm GMT+8). In October 2020, the winners will be announced. A total prize fund of 140 000 RMB (approx. 21 000 USD) will be awarded to 12 teams and further several teams receive honorable Mentions.
More informations and the registration: hypcup.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1