万众期待的UIA-霍普杯2023 国际大学生建筑设计竞赛题目新鲜出炉啦！UNStudio建筑事务所联合创始人卡罗琳·博斯（Caroline Bos）担任本次竞赛主席并拟定题目。
Living Your Best Life:
Designing for Mental Health In High Density Sprawl
城市现状 The urban situation
中国的城乡转型发生得非常迅速。城市人口在 40 年的时间里增加了近两倍。全球30多个人口超过1000万的特大城市中，将近一半都位于中国。
China’s rural-urban transformation has happened very fast. The population living in cities has more or less tripled in the space of 40 years. Of the 30+megacities of over 10 million residents in the world, almost half are located in China.
One particular outcome of China’s rapid urbanization is the occurrence of speculatively constructed and relatively slow to be occupied areas that are sometimes called ‘ghost towns’. It should be noted that from the point of view of urban planning this qualification is premature, as well as defeatist. There is nothing to say that in time these places will not come into their own; in fact, there are already examples of metropolitan new districts and subdivisions that have begun to flourish and thrive.
We would like to describe such developments without preconceived judgement as ‘high-density sprawl’. What is remarkable about the new districts is that, unlike the low-rise suburban sprawl that is prominent in for example the US and Australia, these Chinese new developments are high-rise neighborhoods with high density levels. From an ecological perspective, the choice for urban high-rise is often argued to be the preferred one as it occupies a smaller footprint, leaving more area open nature.
What the fast sprung high-rise districts share with low-rise suburbs elsewhere in the world is that they are typically at some remove from the central urban area and consist mainly or solely of residential units. For this competition, we would like to encourage young designers and students to examine these areas, of which there are many all over China. High-density sprawl is an everyday reality of contemporary China – how can we continue and renew the ongoing process of urban transformation in these places in positive ways?
心理健康 Mental health
The angle we would like to propose to focus on when it comes to the future of high-density sprawl is healthiness.
Without jumping to any conclusions about cause and effect, it is safe to say that there is a correlation between urban growth and the growth of various human health-related problems. For humans as individuals and for the population at large, maintaining health and preventing illness for as long as possible are the most effective ways to counteract the increasing burden of health care. Not all regions in the world face the same problems when it comes to physical and mental health. But we can assume that all of us would like to feel as healthy as we can.
Growth spurts are naturally experienced as painful. Worldwide, mental health problems occupy a large slice on the spectrum of disorders and diseases. The adaptation to a new urban life is challenging for the planet, its nations, communities and individuals alike. At the same time, the health sciences are making progress at an amazing rate. As designers, this field can potentially offer a wealth of new insights and design solutions to us. Therefore this is what we would like you, as participants in this competition, to take along with you when you ask yourselves the following questions: How can we help people and cities to achieve resilience, and grow in healthy ways? What can you, as architects, urban and landscape designers, imagine and do when it comes to improving health, in particular mental health, in high-density sprawl situations?
Format for presentation: three A1 boards. There is no limit to the format of the boards. Make your projects arresting, refreshing, intriguing and engaging.
Plans, sections, elevations and renderings can be used when needed.
A video no longer than 2:00 minutes.
· The video is not allowed to show personally identifiable information.
· Axonometric drawings, plans, sections, and renderings are expected.
· The use of AI to process images and generate drawings is prohibited.
· Cited data on the existing context is strongly encouraged.
· Your submission must be subtitled in English.
本竞赛采取国内外高校学生自由报名、公开竞赛的方式。经教育部认证的建筑及相关专业学生【含全日制本科生、硕士研究生（全日制及含 2020 年之后的非全日制研究生）、全日制博士研究生及 2022 年毕业的学生】以个人或小组形式参赛, 每组成员不超过 4 人；参赛选手所属高校不得超过两所，且作品来源为该报名院校；指导教师须为高校在职教师，且不超过 2 名。
This is a fair competition open to all architecture and relevant major students around the globe. Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including master and PhD candidates and graduate students of 2022) can participate alone or as a team with team members of no more than four people who shall not be from more than 2 different universities or colleges and the source of the project must be the registered university. In addition, the advisors—who must be univeristy or college teachers—of no more than two.
If the above rules are not followed, the results of the competition and the corresponding prizes will be cancelled after winning.
《城市 环境 设计》（UED）杂志社
Union International des Architectes (UIA)
School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University
Chinese National Evaluation Committee of Higher Architecture Education,
Architecture Art Committee of China Artists Association
Exclusive Naming Sponsor
Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant Co. Ltd.
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
School of Architecture, Southeast University
School of Architecture, South China University of Technology
School of Architecture, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University
School of Architecture,Harbin Institute of Technology
1st Prize (1 team) :
Certificate and 100,000 RMB (before tax);
2nd Prize (3 teams) :
Certificate and 30,000 RMB (before tax);
3rd Prize (8 teams) :
Certificate and 10,000 RMB (before tax);
Honorable Mentions (several teams): Certificate;
Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded with certificates.
Executive Jury Chairman
24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2023
24:00(GMT+8) October 10th, 2023
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