Architecture Competition SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge Honorable mention – University Of Jinan

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our “SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge” competition – Dayang Wang, Jiwei Lang and Yue Sun from China!

Yue Sun, Jiwei Lang and Dayang Wang from China

Well, actually we are college students, so maybe we can introduce our university. We are from the University of Jinan, which has long history. About our background:

Dayang Wang: a major in Architecture; a junior student who has won the excellent work award of China College Students' rural planning competition and a first-class scholarship, as well as participated in the completion of a patent.

Jiwei Lang: a major in Architecture; a senior student who won the National Green Building Design Competition, received third prize in "Rural Companion Cup" 2020 Shandong College students' Construction Design Competition, and received a shortlisted award in "Tianhua Cup" Art & Tech National Undergraduate Architectural Design Competition.

Yue Sun: a major in Architecture; a senior student who won the National Green Building Design Competition and received first-class scholarship once and second-class scholarship twice.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architectural design is a process of continuous exploration and learning, from only considering the functional arrangement and volume scale of a space to joining people's activities and feelings, to thinking about the added value of time, natural environment, and humanistic environment for architecture. With the in-depth understanding of architecture, we realize that architectural design is not an individual separated from design, but covers the drainage of a site, the planning of a group, and even the spiritual civilization attribute of a city.

The identity of architect should be transferred from building to order. The essence of architectural function and spatial form has not changed greatly for a long time. What has changed is people's travel, communication and work style. Our urban space should use the help of existing big data to seek regular changes, so as to achieve better life services. The process of urban architecture adapting to the environment and changing is the process of natural growth. The future architectural design should be reflected in the blurring of the boundary between architecture, city, and nature. It can be said that architecture is passively adapted to the environment, and it is also the active change of architecture objectively adapting to the environment. Architecture is no longer a rigid object of reinforced concrete, but a living body with wisdom and traces to follow.

Yuna Friedman once said, "What I'm after is not nomadism, but the possibility of change." Buildings can be temporary and adaptable. What he emphasizes is not the variability of architectural noumenon, but how to establish a set of architectural framework that can cope with or counter the changeable social system. In the past, the urban form of our city was formed naturally under the pressure of the environment. The buildings in history were either single "shoe boxes" or clustered "shoe boxes". The air city can be compared to an empty shelf used to stack shoe boxes, on which one box can be moved without affecting the others. What determines the appearance of architecture and city is essentially all the favorable environmental factors for residents and themselves. In the epidemic environment, new thinking on human settlements and urban design is triggered to meet the needs of future wisdom renewal.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

They help us grow and see the wider world.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 20
Nov 11
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
project COMPETITION
Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08

Reccuring architecture competitions

Run repeatedly
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
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Run repeatedly
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 02
Oct 05
Dec 01
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Run repeatedly
Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
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Run repeatedly
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
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T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt / June 2022

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 1,000 € Monthly
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Jun 07
Jun 20
Jun 30
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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #2 (2020)

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