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Call for Entries: Suzhou Dayang Mountain Slow Traffic System Conceptual Design Competition
China Architecture News - Aug 30, 2018 - 02:40 4222 views
This competition is organized by Young Bird Plan, Suzhou New District, and Vanke, aiming to mobilize local resources and realize the full potential of the site by devising a slow traffic system with creative and global perspectives.
The system shall be able to transform the site into an interconnected urban area, improve spatial connectivity and qualities based on different users’ practical needs for better life. The scheme shall also be feasible and practicable, which can consolidate the brand image of Dayang Mountain, and enhance its spatial competitiveness in the city. Participants can register until September 30, 2018.
Suzhou Dayang Mountain National Forest Park, the site, is located in Xushuguan Economic and Technological Development, Suzhou New District. It stretches from Taihu Avenue on the south side, Xingxian Road on the north, Lake Taihu on the west, and Yangshan Ring Road on the east. 10 kilometers from downtown Suzhou, the park covers an area of 1029.8 hectares with 88.64% of forest cover which is 912.8 hectares. That’s the reason it gains a reputation as “Green lung for the city”. The park also features various tourist attractions, including Wenshu Temple and Moya Stone Carving, providing abundant and enjoyable experience for all walkers.
Map of Suzhou
This competition challenges creative minds to envision a slow traffic system within the Dayang Mountain National Forest Park and its eastern neighborhood until Jian Lin Road. The site contains a mix of residential, commercial, and tourism uses. These places need to be integrated and energized by a scheme, in order to elevate the qualities of spaces and people’s life, strengthen the connections between different functions, and uncover the potential values of local area.
It seeks creative and suitable schemes that carefully consider people’s daily demands and habits, solve hidden problems ahead, create livable places, and explore new approaches to achieving the functional integration of different areas, including tourist attractions, residential and commercial areas.
First Prize: 1 winner; RMB 100,000 (pre-tax; no overlap with the other Top 3 prizes); Certificate of Award.
- Top 3 (except the first prize)
2 winners; 20,000 RMB for each (pre-tax); Certificate of Award.
TOP 3 schemes will be adopted by local government in the future project.
- Top 10
10 winners, RMB 10,000 for each (pre-tax); each group will gain an opportunity offered by Vanke Group to design a sculpture installation of interactive landscape (budget for each project is limited to RMB 80,000); completed installations will be put in Vanke communities; Certificate of Award.
- People’s Choice Award
1 winner, Certificate of Award
- School-level champions will be awarded Certificate of Award and recommended to work in famous design institutes or developer companies.
- Top 100: Certificate of Award; YoungBirds Magazine.
- All winners would be awarded Certificate and published on Young Bird Plan official website and Young Birds Magazine.
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2018
Submission Deadline: October 7, 2018
- This competition is open to professional designers and students of all ages with industry-specific background or design enthusiasts across the world;
- Each group (three members at most) shall submit only one entry;
- Each participant has to register on the competition's website, for any question, please visit the competition's website.
For more details about evaluation criteria, entry requirements, and so forth, please find on the page of Young Bird Plan's official website.
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