IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENTRY
The theme of the competition is “Building a Dream in the Bay Area” Architectural and Urban Design Competition for University Students; the design topic is "Design for the Future of the Greater Bay Area(GBA) Cities".
1. This competition is open to all students (both full-time and part-time) enrolled in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning programmes in the cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. In case of any uncertainty of eligibility, the Judging Panel reserves the right to determine the eligibility of the applicants.
2. The competition accepts participation in the capacity as an individual or a team. In case of participation in the capacity as a team, a team leader must be elected, and the maximum number of team members is 6.
3. Entrants (individuals or teams) should list their names, universities/colleges, and courses of study. Each entrant (individual or team) can only submit one entry, and each entry form can only be used for one application.
4. All entries must be originally created by the respective entrants (individuals or teams). If the Judging Panel notices and has reasonable grounds to believe that any entry is of the same design or content as another entry or is a duplicate of the entry of another entrant (individual or team), the entry will be disqualified upon confirmation by the Judging Panel after assessment.
5. The entered works should be located in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
This competition is free of any fees.
1. In view of the Covid-19 prevention restrictions, both electronic and original copies of the entries are required for this competition. The electronic copy should be uploaded to the entrant’s personal cloud storage, and its link should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “Entry for the ‘Building a Dream in Bay Area’ Competition”, containing the entry form, the required documents and the electronic files of all exhibition panel images (the resolution of the images should be at least 300 dpi and the PDF file of the exhibition panel should not be larger than 20MB) in PDF format.
2. The Judging Panel reserves the right to request the entrant to submit or supplement the completed and signed entry form, any undertaking and/or any other information and documents as deemed necessary by the Judging Panel within the specified time. In addition to the above, if the entrant submits new or additional information after the submission of the entry, such information will not be accepted. If the entrant fails to comply with the competition rules or fails to comply with the Judging Panel's request to submit or supplement the entry form or any undertaking and/or any other information and documents as deemed necessary by the Judging Panel, the Judging Panel has the right to recommend to the Judging Panel that the entrant be disqualified from the competition.
3. The entry submitted can include: design description (including problem identification, creative planning, design ideas and design highlights, etc.), analysis schematic, master layout plan, node design schematic, presentation drawing, view rendering, or other relevant illustrations expressing the design intentions. The layout can be based on the need to express the work, focusing on the key points and strategy of the design. The form of expression is not limited. The proportion of the drawings is self-determined; on principle 2-4 drawings should be laid out vertically in accordance with Example A1. The images should be in JPG format, with resolution no less than 300dpi.
4. Entries should be bilingual (Chinese (simplified or traditional) and English)
5. The Judging Panel may invite entrants to present their entries to the Panel either on-site or online if necessary.
6. Submitted materials will not be returned. Entrants are advised to retain copies of their entries for other purposes.
We advocate creative designs that are "thoughtful, warm and high quality", that promote a green lifestyle and sharing of high-quality space, and that enable residents to have a greater sense of achievement, happiness and security as a result of green development by building a "shared bay area" with "multi-dimensional green".
The Judging Panel will assess the entries according to their respective characteristics and take into account whether they contribute to or succeed in the following aspects, whether they apply new ideas and approaches, and whether they meet the key criteria for the specific award categories.
1. Innovative urban form: urban character, historical and cultural features, morphology & texture, density, streetscape, community character, visual identity, skyline, and enhancement of existing opportunities.
2. Benefits to residents: livability, walkability, permeability, placemaking, transportation, accessibility, community health and safety, inclusion, family, diversity of commercial and public spaces, and community participation in the urban design process.
3. Sustainable urban development: carbon footprint, biodiversity, green infrastructure, conservation of the natural environment, agricultural land, and non-renewable resources.
4. Cultural heritage: a sensitive response to and enhancement of local culture, historical heritage, traditions, and the urban environment in the process of rapid urban development.
5. Improvement of urban design: the adoption of new ideas, new concepts, new design methods, innovative technologies, new processes, new materials, and the integration of new technologies.