Award Ceremony of Young Bird Plan 2018 On the Frontier Toilet Design International Competition on January 12th in Tongji University

Release Time 2018年12月28日
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Frontier means pioneering spirit and revolutionary awareness brought by this new era which is a gift for young designers, and at the same time, they shoulder the duties to boost the evolution of spaces.

On the Frontier competition series, launched by Young Bird Plan and Dong Peng, and supported by Yongchuan District of Chongqing City and PEARS Foundation, is planned to solve the most urgent problems in an innovative way. The first task is to devise a public toilet concerning for people’s basic needs and respecting of local features and culture.

Dong Peng keeps exploring better solutions for living environment. As a famous brand of a great power in the ceramic industry, Dong Peng takes his responsibility and devotes himself to public welfare. Additionally, this competition reflects Dong Peng’s efforts to assist in “Toilet revolution” and the construction of beautiful village.

After three months, the competition will officially end on January 12, 2019. During the award ceremony, top 3 winners will make presentations and accordingly the champion will be selected by jury.

World-class landscape architect Hasegawa Itsuko(2018 Royal Academy Architecture Prize winner), also the jury of this competition, will deliver a speech. After announcement of the champion, Hasegawa Itsuko, together with Chinese famous architects Yuyang Liu and Haiao Zhang, Fache Gao, Juzhen Li, Daihua Zhong, Lixin Yang, and Isa Ye, will continue a discussion on various approaches to rural construction from multiple perspectives.


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Award Ceremony of Young Bird Plan 2018 “On the Frontier” Toilet Design International Competition

★welcome speech

representative of Tongji University


★Opening Speech

Ying He (General Manager of Market Center of Dong Peng)


★Competition Overview

Isa Ye (Founder of Young Bird Plan)


★Presentations by TOP3 and Jury’s Comments

★Voting by Jury Panel

★Award Ceremony for Champion


★ Speech on the Whole Process of Designing a Public Building by Master Architect

Hasegawa Itsuko(famous Japanese architect)


★ “Rural Vitalization” Forum

Discussion on Various Approaches to Rural Construction


Hasegawa Itsuko, Yuyang Liu, Haiao Zhang

Fache Gao, Juzhen Li, Daihua Zhong

Lixin Yang, Isa Ye



 January 12, 2019, 14:00-18:00



Siping Road, Tongji University, Yangpu District, Shanghai

Zhong Hall Auditorium, Mingcheng Building, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Mingcheng Building in Tongji University

If you have any questions for the jury, please follow our official WeChat account youngbirdplan-cn and leave a message in the comment section or backstage. We will select two questions and send you a delicate gift at the ceremony——a ¥199 limited edition of Young Bird Plan bookmark based on Corbusier’s Open Palm.

TOP32 works will be exhibited at Zhong hall of Mingcheng Building in School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University. During the exhibition, you will have an opportunity to closely appreciate these fabulous works with various themes from excellent designers around the world.

Design Works Exhibition