Progettare un campus proiettato nel futuro: la sfida lanciata dalla UIA-HYP Cup 2015

Concorso internazionale per studenti. Montepremi di 43.600 dollari

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iscrizione entro il 30 giugno | consegna entro il 31 agosto 2015

Progettare un campus dallo stile contemporaneo, che sappia essere espressione della cultura locale e tenga in considerazione i fattori climatici, ambientali e topografici del luogo, senza dimenticare il ruolo sociale dell'architettura. Al via la nuova edizione del concorso internazionale che mette in palio più di 40mila dollari.

The School of Architecture and the University of Tianjin and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED), have announced the annual international competition open to students of architecture world wide: the UIA-HYP Cup 2015. 2015 marks the fourth 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 Architectes (UIA).

The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a sense of place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative design concepts with solid basic skills effectively in architectural education. The competition requires the participants to make detailed examinations and reflections on architectural history, exploring complicated requirements to architecture and environment by current users, pay attention to events in specific sites, and configure viable urban and architectural spaces.

This is a fair competition open to all college students around the globe. The language of the competition is English. There is no registration fee. The projects, in digital form, should be sent by e-mail. 

Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Transformation: Place, Tradition and Modernism in Conceptual Unity and Diversity
Jury chairman: Meinhard von Gerkan
Registration deadline: June 30, 2015
Submission deadline: August 31, 2015

Topic of competition

Transformation: Place, Tradition and Modernism in Conceptual Unity and Diversity

How do we create architecture that corresponds to the term "transformation" in a comprehensive, rather than one-dimensional sense? When designing spaces and forms, what are the roles played by a place and its geographic location, and by tradition and modernism in architecture? What influence do the characteristics of typological multiplicity determined by the respective function have on the unity of an ensemble?

Architecture is a form of art bearing social responsibilities. The topic of 2015 UIA-HYP Cup proposed by Meinhard von Gerkan confronts the fundamental challenges of our time, society and architecture profession. Participants are expected to draw from their own experiences regarding the function and characters of campus buildings and design an campus architecture with a vision for the future. The projects should reflect the current state of science and adopt a contemporary style while being rooted in local culture in their specific conceptual expression, and taking into consideration the climatic, topographic and landscape conditions of the site. Participants have the option to place the design on the fictitious sites in northern or southern China proposed by Mr. von Gerkan or choose his or her own site.

In this context, the themes of "adopting a contemporary pattern language, the building culture, diversity in unity" play a key role. The project is not about designing a high-tech building with all the technical facilities available today but dressed in local costume. Instead, the direct and tangible experiences that have their roots in the regional culture and factors relating to climate conditions should become the starting point of a more in-depth analysis.


Twelve prizes will be awarded. A First Prize of around 15 000 US $; three second prizes of around 5 000 US $; eight third prizes amounting to about 1 700 US$. Twenty honorable mentions will also be attributed.

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