The competition takes on a micro approach and small-scale intervention to a specific site directly.
Register: JUL/31/2020, Submit: AUG/31/2020, Eligibility: Young designers, artists, students from schools in the fields of planning, architecture, landscape and art design; individually, (interprofessional and interdisciplinary) teams up to 5 members (each member under 40 years old; + for students up to 2 teachers-instructors), Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize: 100,000 CNY (Chinese Yuan Renminbi) (around 14,000 USD), 2nd Prize (3 teams): 30,000 CNY (around 4,200 USD) each, 3rd Prize (8 teams): 10,000 CNY (around 1,400 USD) each, Honorable Mentions; all prizes before tax
“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, China.
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.
ABOUT KAIZHOU NEW CITY
Kaizhou New City, located in the east of Deyang City, Sichuan Province, covers two towns which are Jiqing and Xinglong, with administrative area of 200 square kilometers. A starting area of Kaizhou New City is 5.97 square kilometers and the planned construction area will be 49 square kilometers in 2035.The New City is 64 kilometers away from urban area of Chengdu and located within the scope of Chengdu Economic Zone of Ring Highway (SA3). Through Jinjianhuang and Jinjianren expressways, it can reach Tianfu International Airport within 1 hour. The New City is completely placed in concept sequence of “Greater Chengdu” at geographical environment level, which has equipped the hardware basis for coordinated development with Chengdu and defined as the bridgehead for Deyang to be integrated into development axis of Chengdu-Chongqing Urban Agglomeration.
The Central Park of Kaizhou New City covers a total area of 3,200 mu (2.13 square kilometers).The overall terrain is flat with small hills. Shuanghekou Reservoir is located about 3 kilometers away from the west side. Renmin Canal passes through the site from west to east. Beautiful natural environment has formed its unique scenic landscape.
Renmin Canal in the Central Park belongs to the seventh phase of Renmin Canal Construction Project, which still plays a significant role of water conservancy in irrigating farmland. Renmin Canal was constructed since 1953, with total seven construction phases. After more than 20 years’ construction, it is a large-scale water conservancy project of combined storage, diversion and pumping. It enables water of Minjiang River to irrigate the hilly area at the northern foot of Chengdu Plain through the Dujiang Dam, which has solved the problem for local farmland to be drought of nine years out of ten, improved the grain yield, and doubled the area of national strategic grain reserve base in Chengdu Plain.
The competition requires design and upgrade of public space and development plots reserved along the Renmin Canal in the Central Park, with a total length of 6 kilometers, including water conservancy facilities such as aqueducts and canals. The blue line is canal, and the yellow points are aqueducts.
The competition focuses 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:
- Urban repair functions (Market, Public Toilet, Intelligent Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Snack Supply Station, Battery Car Stop, etc. in the Central Park)
- 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.)
- Health or Sports Facilities (Health and Fitness Facilities, Children Amusement Facilities, etc.)
- Public Art Installations (Landscape Sculpture, Cultural Representation, Pavilions and Galleries, Verandas, Mountains and Rocks, Lamp Posts, Street Clocks, Public Seating and Trash Bins, etc.)
- Small Individual Buildings (Watchtower, Tourist Center, Tea Room, Coffee Shop, Rest Pavilion, Restaurant and Gallery, etc. in the Central Park)
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