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Natian Cup International Design Competition Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life

  • 12:53 - 31 May, 2018
Natian Cup International Design Competition Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life
Natian Cup International Design Competition   Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life

The Second “Natian” Cup International Design Competition

Theme of the Competition and Interpretation: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life

The competition aims to discuss the merging point between various new technologies, city infrastructure and citizens’ daily life, with the trans-boundary model of “New-tech +”to stimulate more practicable and unique designs. Public spaces, facilities and citizens ‘daily life will be the main focus of this competition. Through the transformation of the mundane object in daily life, it is to effectively improve the convenience and safety of the city, enhance people’s sense of identity and reduce the cost of city’s operation and maintenance. The ultimate goal of this competition is to offer citizens with a better living environment and artistic experience.

1. Submission
All participants are required to submit digital files, including drawings and other information to NaTiancompetition@163.com before 24:00(UTC+8) July 30, 2018. The competition committee does not accept any hardcopy.


2. Awards
First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 400,000RMB (before tax, around 60,000USD)
Second Prize (3 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Third Prize (5 teams): Honor certificate + Bonus 40,000RMB (before tax, around 6,000USD)
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Honor certificate and full year UED magazine

One or more prize-winning projects might be implemented on site and local government has the final say. The fee of design development and construction are not included in the award.


3. Design Principles
1) Creativity: Create diverse and interesting places for Suqian citizens and tourists. Design must be original.

2) Locality: Project should be designed with a comprehensive consideration of local history, culture, and natural environment.

3) Sustainability: The sustainability of design, materials and operation should be considered.

4) Feasibility: This is not only a conceptual competition. The selection of material, the form of construction and the requirement of craftsmanship should all be feasible.

5) The application of new technology and new materials: In the design, new technology and new material are expected to play a leading and innovating role in the development and implementation of public facilities.

6) Originality: Participants should ensure the originality of the proposal and make sure it hasn’t been submitted to other competitions.

7) The design should beable to enhance the identity and design quality of the area, and add new functions.

4. Design Categories

It is free for participants to select the site of the project and the category of design in Suqiancity. Design should be public facilities but the category is not restrained, such as an intelligent pedestrian, smart public toilet, newsstand, bus station, public bench, intelligent rubbish bin, and intelligent street lamp etc. Newmaterials and the creativity of design should be considered, as well as thefeasibility.


5. Site

Participants are free todecide design boundary and subject, and they are encouraged to organize fieldsurvey within the Suqian city by themselves. The site should be real and imagessuch as photos and satellite images of the site are required in submission materials. Participants can also select one of the recommended sites that areprovided by the organizing committee to design; Whether the participants choosethe provided site will not be the consideration of the jury review. (The information of the provided site can be downloaded from the official website)


The Second “Natian” Cup International Design Competition is sponsored by Suqian Municipal People’sGovernment, organized by Suqian Urban Planning Bureau, CBC (China BuildingCentre) and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine.


6. Jury Committee
Jury Chairman

YANG Baojun President of China Academy of Urban Planning & Design, National Engineering Survey and Design Master

Jury Member

CUI Kai Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design Group

MENG Jianmin Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chief Architect of Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co.LTD

ZHUANG Weimin National Engineering Survey and Design Master, Dean and Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, President and Chief Architect of Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University

Winka Dubbeldam Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Founder and lead designer of Archi-Tectonic

LI Zhenyu Dean and Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Eva Franch i Gilabert Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, Founder of OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs)

HAN Dongqing Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Southeast University, Principal Architect of UAL (Urban Architectural Lab)

Ole Gustavsen Rector of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design

ZHANG Qi Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Fernando Menis Founder of Menis Arquitectos, Spain

SUN Yimin Changjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor, Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, South China University of Technology

Hu Yue National engineering survey and design master, Chief architect of BIAD (Beijing Architecture design Institution Co.LTD)

Cui Tong National engineering survey and design master, Chief architect of ADCAS (Institute of architecture design and research, Chinese academy of sciences)

HUANG Jingtao President and Chief Planner of Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, Distinguished Professor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Expert enjoys Special Allowance granted by State Council

WANG Zhong Dean, Professor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts City Design School

ZHU Ling Professor, doctoral supervisor, and Party secretary of School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shenyang Jianzhu University

PENG Lixiao Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine, Guest Professor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University, Director of CBC (China Building Centre)

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Cite: "Natian Cup International Design Competition Topic: A New-tech Led Intelligent Urban Life" 31 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/895551/natian-cup-international-design-competition-topic-a-new-tech-led-intelligent-urban-life/> ISSN 0719-8884

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