The Vertival City Design Competition

2018-09-13 ~ 2018-12-27
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Competition introduction

Type: Architectural Design

Organizer: Desire Designing

Partner:Young Bird Plan

Eligibility: Unlimited

Submission deadline: December 27th, 2018


「About Competition

In the urban era the people gets closer and everything gets compact. The cites once grown horizontally now starts its verge vertically. The place of living demands the amenities like space for recreation, work, commercial shopping etc in hands far distance. The world-renowned architect “Le Corbusier “has given his contribution to the mixed-use building with his unique design philosophy and methods. The upcoming starchitects fly with colors when they deeply know the need of society and work for it.

The greatest challenges of our time is the population explosion; mass urbanization; climate change; environmental degradation; social, political and economic change; and the rapid advance of  technical innovations.

The competition asks for creative design for a Vertical city. The competition doesn’t ask for a heap of sheets but a concise idea of vertical city with respect to current era. We don’t want a replica of the conventional mixed-use building. Instead we ask you to design a building which incorporates a group of residence where they can access all the necessary basic needs under one roof.

We ask you to choose a site near to your locality not more than 1500sqm. Participants are free to site their projects anywhere in the world. But this is not to undervalue the importance of site-participants should carefully consider their site (which must be a “real” site, in an existing urban location) as the site context should inherently have significant influence over the project’s design.

We suggest you to consider the climatic and geographic factors. (The building bye laws or local building rules can be neglected). The concept and design must be original. We ask you to look into the functional as well as aesthetic part of the design.


「About Desire Designing

Desire designing is a platform for all the creative and innovative minds to showcase their talent and get proper recognition for it. Our aim is to provide students opportunity to participate in global competition and learn through participation, also to reward emerging talent.

Every individual can decide their future based on surrounding co-efficiency of particular individuals. We here to provide positive influenced thoughts in surrounding co-efficiency and there by enlighten the ideology in you.


「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. 


 First Runner: 190 CAD 

 Second Runner: 80 CAD 

 Five Honorable Mention