Third Q-City International Young Designer Competition (China-Handan)

Sponsor: Hebei Provincial Development of Housing & Urban-Rural Development, Development of Natural Resources of Hebei Province
Type: Open, one-stage, international
Fee: none
Languages: The official languages of the competition are Chinese and English (English must be included in the language of title and main design description). Chinese and English drawings are required by Chinese competitors; English drawings are required by international competitors.


The competition is open to international or national young designers and artists, teams of teachers and students in the fields of planning, architecture, landscape, art and intelligent design. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary professionals or practitioners and representatives of new technology and new energy research institutions are encouraged to participate. This is an open competition to the public, individual or team competitors are both accepted.
1 June 2020 – Registration Deadline: 24:00 ( GMT + 8)
15 June 2020 – Submission Deadline: 18:00 (GMT +8)


First Prize – (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 300,000 RMB (Before Tax, Around 43,000 USD) Each

Second Prize – (4 Teams) Honor Certificate + Bonus 100, 000 RMB (Before Tax, Around 14,000 USD) Each

Third Prize – (10 Teams) Honor Certificate + Bonus 30,000 RMB (Before Tax, Around 4,300 USD) Each

Honorable Mentions (Several Teams): Honor Certificate + UED Magazine

(One Or More Prizes – Winning Projects Might Be Implemented on Site — Local Government Has the Final Say.)

Jury: TbD
Design Challenge:
Planning and Design for Beautiful Hebei—The Third Q-City International Young Designer Competition” as an exploration to improving quality of urban public spaces, it is also an exploration in finding innovative and or artistic approaches. With the potential of introducing automated urban renewal/repair systems, the integration of smart health or sports facilities, intelligent urban furniture, interactive art installations, intelligent lighting and way-finding systems, competitors are encouraged to implement new technologies such as 3D-printing, 5G technology, and artificial intelligence, and propose new perspectives, new stages and new focus to enrich the daily life and stimulate the vitality of the city.
The theme selected for this competition is “Quality City Development Guided by New Technology”, it is to take on a micro approach to a specific site Renmin Road directly, rather than the general macro overall approach to the urban design of Handan City. The competition places an emphasis on new science, technology and social perspective equally, and competitors are asked to start off with a future lifestyle, providing a new sample for the creative development of future city through smart design, in hopes of improving the quality of its citizen’s life and its harmony with nature.

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