Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Folding Landscapes: Prototypes for an Urban-Rural Union
Jury Chairman: Thom Mayne
Registration Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2022
Submission Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) October 10th, 2022
Jury Review: November 2022
The conventional relationship of urban and rural space is being overturned, as population growth in cities outpaces the productivity and availability of agricultural land. Rapid urban development has also stressed socio-economic stratification, creating issues of “food equity” as low-income communities experience a disproportionate lack of access to fresh foods and an adequate diet. Climate change as well as natural and manmade catastrophes further threaten the resiliency of our cities and food systems. As a whole, the “ecology” of living is becoming increasingly vulnerable, with concerns for social welfare running parallel with demands for more responsible environmental stewardship.
“UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design” was initiated in 2012. It is internationally sponsored by the Union International des Architects (UIA), organized by the School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant Co. Ltd. is the Exclusive Naming Sponsor. It is an annual architectural competition which has been successfully held for 10 editions. Each year, the UIA-HYP Cup is chaired by an internationally renowned architectural master, and the jury panel is selected from among the world's most outstanding architects and deans from schools of architecture. To boost the architectural education which mainly focuses on basic skill training in its conventional and progressive system, UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition takes the role as an external platform for student to embrace a brand-new thinking approach in order to improve their comprehensive problem-solving skill, meanwhile it is also some kind of headhunter for discovering emerging elite architects.