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
project COMPETITION
Sansusī Forest Food Court

Design a sustainable food court structure for the heart of a classical music festival

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 10
Feb 08
Apr 06
project COMPETITION
Yoga House in the Bog

Design a yoga guest house located within rich bog wildlife

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 11
Feb 08
Apr 26
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #6

Design a new concept of small-scale home

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

registration deadlines

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Feb 16
Apr 18
Jun 16
ideas COMPETITION
Museum of Emotions
Edition #3

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 17
May 19
Jul 21
ideas COMPETITION
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #2

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
May 25
Jul 27
Run repeatedly
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
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Portable Reading Rooms
Edition #2

Design a portable reading room that encourages reading in any location

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + SCOLARSHIP
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Feb 13
Mar 23
May 15
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Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
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Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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Pavilion Of Humanity: First Contact
Edition #2

How would you represent the best that humanity has to offer through architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 27
May 25
Jul 24
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Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
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Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt
Edition #18

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Feb 28
Mar 31
Apr 30
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ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO COMPETITION
The Buildner Architecture Portfolio Competition
Edition #1

Submit your online portfolio!

Prize: 5,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Dec 31
Jan 31
Feb 28
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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 #4

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