Hybrid Futures 2019 – Work x Fly

2018-12-17 ~ 2019-04-15
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Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architectural Design

Organizer: UNI

Partner: Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: April 15th, 2019

 

About Competition

As our cities grow denser, tall buildings are not a luxury any more but a necessity today. With rampant growth of technology, and the density we have to mitigate with – the overlaps between dynamic nature of spaces is now gaining more and more evident form. For instance, restaurants which works as a coworking space in the morning, and a club by the night – our lives are full of such examples where the nature of spaces are bending/blending every day. Hybrid Futures ‘19 is an open ideas competition that explores such programmatic ramifications in a much futuristic timeline and high-density scenarios.

Challenge: The fundamental aspects of work in the coming decades – with a more faster transit technologies, this challenge engages with a skyscraper that serves as both – A workplace (Private & Public) and A fly hub (Public & Private). With decreasing popularity of surface commute (Cars) with slower / unpleasant / space consuming qualities, and lowering costs of air travel with less restrictions, both these typologies are expected to soar in future.

Design problem: How will your idea of a tall building that houses these two evident typologies of today give birth to a more hybrid future?

 

「About UNI

UNI is a place for creative people to showcase their work along with the thought process behind it and have discussions around them. We want to tap people’s curiosity and observations to generate conversations and give constructive criticism on art, architecture, products, fashion and more… These conversations build up new knowledge and often sow the seed of a new idea or help in making the creation better.

 

「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.

Awards

Prize pool of worth 4000$!

First Prize: 1500$ (For students and professionals)

✰ Runner up: 750$ (For students and professionals)

✰ People’s Choice: 500$ (For students – Most appreciated project wins this)

✰ Honorable mention x 2 (Students): 200$ Each

✰ Honorable mention x 2 (Professionals): 200$ Each