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

Founded in 2013 by Isa Ye, Young Bird Plan, affiliated with Shanghai YoungBird Brand Management Co., Ltd is an international competition platform for global design talents. With three key elements, viz. fabrication, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, it is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like urban design, architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design. Since its inception, the platform has received submissions from 879 colleges and universities and 3,388 design institutes in 217 cities of 54 countries.

On the one hand, we constantly connect and meet various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fill supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. We are committed to design and innovation, and offering opportunities for creative minds around the world to participate in creation process, so as to propel the implementation of design projects and products focusing on urban spaces and life aesthetics. Besides, Young Bird Plan is devoted to pushing the urban development and offering high-quality solutions to product updates. On the other hand, as one of the most influential design competition platforms around the world, we make every effort to create opportunities for young designers.

By now, we have cooperated with several governments, development agencies and international brands, e.g., Suichang County of Zhejiang Province, Yongchuan District of Chongqing City, Suzhou New District, China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone, Vanke Group, China Fortune Properties, Westbund, Leliving, Sunbrella, Destelli, MATSU Group, Xiao Guan Tea, Dongpeng Group, etc.

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