Memory: Regathering Syria

2018-11-15 ~ 2019-04-30
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Architecture design

Competition introduction

Type: Architecture Design

Organizer: UNI

PartnerYoung Bird Plan

Location: Aleppo

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2019

 

About Competition

War is the most serious reason for causing the damage to both artificial and natural landscape. Syria, one of the oldest civilizations in the world is entering it’s another year of debilitating violence at a moment of geopolitical flux.

A huge deficit that is created in Syria, including corruption, bombing and communal chaos, the place has lost a lot more than what it had. With its 7th Year of catastrophe, damage assessment reports say the payback amount is over 4 times to Syria’s 2010 GDP. While the immeasurable loss to property, life, tourism and heritage is beyond valuation, the war eventually has plundered all the bustling public life.

The only hope Syria now has that the reconstruction of this broken place might bring the region together. It will cost a lot which cannot/won’t come from any one side, and by the trends of today, no side will actually outright win the war in the longer run. To even fix the abject destruction of Syria will require a peace deal producing a level of economic cooperation between all sides, foreign, domestic and people on the ground. Without it, Syria will perish.

The first step of this cooperation begins by A. Creating a memory infused architecture with a B. Function by the C. Citizens of the place in one of the damaged/destroyed yet D. Important site(s) of Syria.

 

「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 642 colleges and universities and 2,737 design firms from 193 cities of 45 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

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)

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