International Union of Architects

2017 UIA-HYP Student Ideas Competition: Transformation and Reconquest

China

Architecture in Transformation

Transformation and Reconquest

The fourth edition of the UIA-HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design, launched by the School of Architecture of Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED) was successfully concluded.  The UIA-HYP Cup, the only student competition on the Chinese mainland, was endorsed by the UIA and its regulations are in accordance with the UNESCO Regulations. 

Presentation

The fourth edition of the UIA-HYP Cup 2017 International Student Competition in Architectural Design, launched by the School of Architecture of Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED) was successfully concluded.  The UIA-HYP Cup, the only student competition on the Chinese mainland, was endorsed by the UIA and its regulations are in accordance with the UNESCO Regulations. 

Competition theme

While the theme of the competition remains Architecture in Transformation, the specific focus of the 2017 Edition of the UIA-HYP Cup was “Transformation and Reconquest,” a theme selected by this year’s Jury Chairman, Jean Nouvel, French architect and 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.

According to Nouvel,”The metropolis of the 21st century takes up too much room... It sprawls... It must not keep evolving simply by expanding.” Competition participants were asked: what vital and disruptive architectures can you come up with to transform the existing spaces of your choice?

The jury, composed of UIA Representative and architect Cui Kai (China), architect Zhuang Weimin (China), architecture professor Li Zhenyu (China), Peter Russell, (Canada/Netherlands), professor of architecture Han Dongqing (China), professor of architecture Manabu CHIBA (Japan), Professor of architecture Zhang Qi (China), architect Sun Yimin (China), Peng Lixiao, Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine and Professor of Architecture (China) and architectural design consultant Zhao Kai (China), met on 19 September 2017 at South China University of Technology.

 

INFORMATION

http://hypcup2017.uedmagazine.net/

Email: uedcompetition@163.com

Winner

The jury attributed 12 prizes: a First Prize, three Second Prizes, and eight Third Prizes.

 

The winning project for 2017 is “Always an Escape” by CHEN Yimin, ZHANG Shiyao, BI Xuejiao of Tianjin University (China).

 

Three projects received Second Prizes:

 

“Trim”, by LIU Xing, CHEN Xu, Southeast University (China)

“My dear orange tree”, TIAN Di, ZHANG Hongmei, Chongqing Jiaotong University (China)

“Back to 1953”, WU Yongyi, Wuhan University of Technology (China)

 

Eight projects received Third Prizes:

 

“The beauty of the city ruins”, by LI Pengfei, WEN Jiaxin, ZHANG Weiyu, and LI Songyang, Tianjin University (China)

“Disappearing floors”, by WEN Yingying, YANG Mingzhi, XIAO Jing, South China University of Technology (China)

“Prison Breaker” by HAN Wenhao, XU Ming, XU Yuan, Tianjin University (China)

“Suspended Living Area,” by ZHOU Yuanyi, GUO Yishuang, Shenzhen University (China)

“The circumstance of death,” by LIN Weiting, Taiwan Tamkang University (China)

“Surgical Acupunctures,” by Helena Hang Rong, Cornell University (USA)

“Special Delivery,” by HU Xueyun, LIU Xinran, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)

“Under the Bridge: Playfulness Remapping”, by FENG Qi and Xi Hong, Wuhan University, Chongqing University (China)