More than ever, architecture has to prove that it is strong. To date, technological advancements, climate change, digitisation as well as demographic shift, new developments in our working and mobility environment have been the drivers of transformation in planning and design. Now, the necessary response to the current pandemic crisis can be added to that list. Therefore, it demands resilient and, at the same time, flexible solutions in architecture and urban planning.
But the buildings in our neighbourhoods are not lumps of clay that can be reshaped at short notice to meet our needs. This is why there can only be one conclusion: we need strong architecture and urban development which can not only react flexibly, but which is also resilient and permanent.
Bauwelt magazine from Berlin and World Architecture WA magazine from Beijing believe that exemplary projects, once implemented, can provide an incredibly important impetus.
The second edition of the IUPA - International Urban Project Award – supported by Messe München – aims to engage the debate on the values of architecture in an international discourse. The main criterion for the selected projects is a strong urban design that not only withstands challenging times, but also empowers. Their realisation in recent, visible areas are no more than five years old.
International experts from all over the world, selected by WA and Bauwelt, have nominated more than 50 projects. You are one of the nominees. Please send us your submission until July 31st 2020 via e-mail/wetransfer.com to IUPA@bauwelt.de
Eligible to participate are architects, urban planners and landscape architects from all over the world, individuals as well as working teams. The nominees are selected from Europe, Africa, the USA, UK and Asia-Pacific region.
Secretary General of the Chinese Architectural Society (ASC)
Vice President of the Architectural Society of China (ASC)
President of the Architectural Society of Shanghai China (ASSC)
Professor Zhang Li
Dean and Tenured Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Deputy Chief Architect of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
and Chief Architect of Atelier Teamminus , Beijing
Editor-in-chief of Bauwelt, Berlin
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss
Director of AEDES, Berlin
2013-17 Member of the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
2012 Member of the international jury for the Architecture Biennale in Venice
Partner Tchoban Voss Architekten
Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts
There will be a first prize and two honourable distinctions. The prize money is €3,000. Additionally for the honourable distinctions, €1,000 will be awarded each. The jury is entitled to split the sum differently. The award ceremony will take place as part of BAU Congress China 2020 on October 29th 2020 at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC), Beijing, China.There will be a first prize and two honourable distinctions. The prize money is €3,000. Additionally for the honourable distinctions, €1,000 will be awarded each. The jury is entitled to split the sum differently. The award ceremony will take place as part of BAU Congress China 2020 on October 29th 2020 at the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC), Beijing, China.
All award-winning projects and a selection of further entries will be published in the catalogue of BAU Congress China 2020, WA and Bauwelt as well as shown on the fairgrounds of the New China International Exhibition Center Beijing, China during BAU China 2020 from October 29th to November 1st 2020. The festive prize award ceremony and exhibition opening will be on October 29th 2020 as part of the conference BAU Congress China. All participants in the competition declare their acceptance of the conditions of participation by participating in the competition. The participants in the competition assure that they are the creators and authors of their competition entries. Furthermore, they declare their consent to the cost-free publication of their submission. The participants are solely responsible for obtaining allowances for the right of use of third parties (especially with regard to photographs).
By email to: IUPA@bauwelt.de By phone: +49 (0)173 8579 125
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