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Kaizhou New City International Young Designer Competition

Organized by Deyang Kaizhou Investment Development Co., Ltd.; CBC(China Building Centre); Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City; International Urban and Rural Innovation & Development Research Center; Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine

Kaizhou New City International Young Designer Competition2 months left to enter
  • OrganizerDeyang Kaizhou Investment Development Co., Ltd.; CBC(China Building Centre); Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City; International Urban and Rural Innovation & Development Research Center; Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
  • CategoryDesign/Architecture
  • PrizeCash
  • RegionGlobal
  • EligibilityOpen to everyone
  • Deadline2020-07-31
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First Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bouns 100,000 RMB (Around 14,000 USD, Before Tax) Second Prize - (3 Teams) Honor Certificate + Bouns 30,000 RMB Each (Around 4,000 USD, Before Tax) Third Prize - (8 Teams) Honor Certificate + Bouns 10,000 RMB Each (Around 1,400 USD, Before Tax) Honorable Mentions (Several Teams) - Honor Certificate
Urban competitiveness largely depends on the creation and regeneration of its public space these days, while public space is no longer restricted by simple and functional concept of connectivity, which has evolved into a multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary experience field that can reflect urban life. In this context, “Kaizhou New City International Young Designer Competition” takes ecological environment as the core, with an emphasis on the quality of life, we aim to start a global discussion regarding the core values of public space. The competition site is Kaizhou New City in Deyang City, Sichuan Province, which contains both regional characteristics and potentials in development. Taking the actual environment of Kaizhou New City as the carrier, it is open to young designers, artists, teachers and students in school, as well as inter-professional and interdisciplinary practitioners (all under 40 years old) specializing on planning, architecture, landscape and art design at home and abroad, aiming to collect creative urban space design schemes and corresponding operation concepts. The competition encourages participants to select their own angles and conduct spontaneous research within the design scope. The topic and function are self-determined, while it needs to respond to current situation of the site, showing reasonable consideration on the practicability. The entries will be possibly put into operation based on decisions made by local government with specific implementation. Competition Theme Interpretation “Kaizhou New City International Young Designer Competition” is not only an exploration to improve quality of urban public spaces, but also an exploration to find approaches of originality and artistic creativity. Taking the Central Park as the carrier as well as the reserved development plots and Renmin Canal as the design area, it is a good opportunity to rethink and look forward to future of the city from the ecological perspective. The competition takes on a micro approach and small-scale intervention to a specific site directly, rather than the overall layout and macro strategy of Kaizhou New City. Meanwhile, it places an equal emphasis on design and social perspectives. With the design of urban structures to stimulate the city’s vitality through urban renewal/repair functions, smart health or sports facilities, intelligent urban furniture, interactive art installations, intelligent lighting and way-finding systems, competitors are also required to put forward corresponding operation concepts in later phases, propose new perspectives, new stages and new focus to enrich the daily life, in hopes of finally achieving the goal of livable city and natural harmony. Competition Requirements 1.Design Principles a)Creativity: Create diverse and interesting places for citizens and tourists. Design should be original; b)Locality: Project should be designed with a comprehensive consideration of local history, culture, and natural environment with its regional features highlighted; c)Sustainability: The sustainability of materials and operation should be considered; d)Feasibility: The selection of material and the form of construction should all be feasible; e)People-orientation: Designs should fully consider diverse needs of different groups of people and provide citizens and tourists urban spaces for activities. 2.Design Category The competition focus on ecology and quality of life, as well as encourages innovation. Participants can select their own angles within design scope and draw up their own themes. The functions are not limited to: a)Urban repair functions (Market, Public Toilet, Intelligent Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Snack Supply Station, Battery Car Stop, etc. in the Central Park) b)Smart Urban Furniture (Digital Information Kiosk, Mail and Newspaper Kiosk, Cloud Cabinet, Courier Kiosk, Smart Bus Station, Smart Charging Station and Smart Trash Bin, etc.) c)Health or Sports Facilities (Health and Fitness Facilities, Children Amusement Facilities, etc.) d)Public Art Installations (Landscape Sculpture, Cultural Representation, Pavilions and Galleries, Verandas, Mountains and Rocks, Lamp Posts, Street Clocks, Public Seating and Trash Bins, etc.) e)Small Individual Buildings (Watchtower, Tourist Center, Tea Room, Coffee Shop, Rest Pavilion, Restaurant and Gallery, etc. in the Central Park) Participants can submit an independent work or a series of entries. Multiple entries are not accepted. The series works refer to the series of creations under the same theme, while production-oriented repetitive patchwork is discouraged.

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