2019-03-01 ~ 2019-04-21
Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architecture Design

Organizer: HELLO WOOD

Partner:Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: April 21st, 2019


About Competition

Each year, the Hello Wood summer school calls for workshop applications while focusing on a single theme. This serves the individual building workshops as a theoretical framework and a starting point.

We intend the theme-raising process to be thought-provoking, and for winning proposals to be able to react to it with entirely different approaches.  

At this year’s 2019 jubilee festival, we’ll be bidding farewell to this incredibly productive period in order to make way for even bigger initiatives as we collectively create a community of builders that spans continents (Builders Society).

We are saying goodbye to the past ten years with a huge carnival, thus paving the way to our future. Carnival fits our needs perfectly, since it is fundamentally an act of both farewell and greeting. Let’s stop and take some time to celebrate!

The theme of this year’s summer school arises from individually identified architectural issues which themselves are manifested in the installations. These should boldly and subjectively raise professional awareness, and you will determine their theme and justifications. However many projects there are, that’s how many architectural themes, declarations and statements there will be.

​This year, we’re more open than ever to creating our architectural project concepts with the involvement of various related trades. Bring your friends into the planning process, whether they are dancers, performance artists, designers, actors or musicians. Create diverse groups, and plan a performative presentation to go along with the installation design.

There is a professional issue which you care about and which you’d like to draw attention to. This is where you first propose, execute and celebrate your architectural creed, straightforwardly, charismatically, but with humility. That’s what our architectural carnival is all about!


What are the themes and the challenges that the builders will have to confront in the coming period?

As a builder and creator, what do you suppose you will have to pay attention to?

Below are a few suggestions which we hope you’ll find inspiring. Answer, or make new suggestions!

  • HOME: Climate change and nature preservation.
  • SAPIENS: Humanity, the younger generation, human rights and migration.
  • MARS: Future innovation, new social and building environments, building skills and community construction.
  • FAITH: What is it we believe in?



Hello Wood started as an art camp in 2010 for students in architecture and design and has grown into a unique international summer school and festival involving more than 70 universities and 30 countries. It is a possibility for learning by doing and a great opportunity to break down the barriers between different generations, to connect in ways that are beyond the walls of universities. 

 Our goal is to promote the construction process as a platform for discussion, innovation and exchanging knowledge.


「About Young Bird Plan

In 2013, Young Bird Plan, founded by Isa Ye, is an international platform for high-quality design competitions. With three key elements: construction, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, the platform makes every effort to create opportunities for young designers in China. It is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Young Bird Plan has attracted 879 colleges and universities and 3,388 design institutes in 217 cities of 54 countries.

Since establishment, the platform is committed to providing young designers with more practical opportunities with the concept of “Competition makes a different world”. On the other hand, it constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fills supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. As a result, design competition projects and related products focusing on urban space and daily life will be further promoted and perfectly made, which contributes to the urbanization in China. It is one of the most influential design competition platforms in the world.