The School of Architecture, Tianjin University and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED), announce the fifth edition of the international competition open to students of architecture worldwide: UIA - HYP Cup 2016. The competition is organized with the support of the UIA.
Bernard Tschumi will lead the fifth edition of the competition. He has chosen to orient the annual general theme, ‘Architecture in Transformation,’ around the concept of ‘Concept and Notation,’ which he explains in these terms: ‘Architecture almost exclusively uses visual means to outline what it does: Plans, Sections, Elevations, Perspectives, Axonometrics. But what about movement – the movement of bodies in space? Are there modes of notation applicable to what has been excluded from architectural discourse? What about the other four senses – touch, sound, smell, and why not taste? In this competition, you will invent new modes of notation that not only include the proposed movement of bodies in space, but also lead to an architectural concept, namely an overriding idea that directs the development of your scheme. The program is act as an urban generator. By this, we mean a place that can foster and encourage new modes of living unknown until today.’
Bernard Tschumi will lead the jury alongside Chinese architect Cui Kai, who will represent the UIA.
Twelve prizes will be awarded. A First Prize of around 15,000 US $; three Second Prizes of around 5,000 US $ each; eight Third Prizes of around 1,700 US $ each. Twenty Honorable Mentions will also be awarded. Moreover, the winners will have the opportunity of working in a prestigious architectural firm.
The competition is open to students enrolled in a recognized school of architecture. The language of the competition is English. There is no registration fee. The projects, in digital form, should be sent by e-mail.