Register: 07/31/2017, Submit: 08/31/2017, Eligibility: Architecture students, graduate students, PhD candidates; individually, teams up to 4 members and 2 advisors, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize 100,000 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) (about 14,540 USD), 2nd Prize (3 individuals/team) – 30,000 CNY (about 4,360 USD) each, 3rd Prize (8 individuals/teams) – 10,000 CNY (about 1,450 USD) each, 20 Honorable Mentions; all prizes are before tax
2017 marks the sixth edition of UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design, the sole annual international architecture competition for students in Mainland China that receives the support of Union International des Architects (UIA). It is a platform for global architecture students to approach the theme “Architecture in Transformation”, and for the rest of the world to check out the latest trend of Chinese architectural education. The jury members include theleading architects, deans and directors from top architecture schools. With its challenging topics, prestigious jury panel as well as professional operation, UIA-HYP Cup competition has grown to become a major student competition in China and its global profile continues to rise.
Topic – Transformation and Reconquest
The metropolis of the 21st century takes up too much room… It sprawls… It must not keep evolving simply by expanding. What vital and disruptive architectures can you come up with to transform the existing spaces of your choice?
Architecture in Transformation should respond to contemporary challenges and changes. What concerns us primarily is the relationship between architecture and environment, so as to the image of city. The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a Spirit of Place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative concepts with solid basic skills in architectural design. The competition requires the participants to make detailed insights and reflections on architectural history, explore complicated coordinated demands of architecture and environment, pay attention to events in specific sites, and configure viable urban and architectural spaces.