Reshape the Tower of Memory - Jiaxing Nanhu Water Tower Design Competition

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Reshape the Tower of Memory - Jiaxing Nanhu Water Tower Design Competition

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Reshape the Tower of Memory - Jiaxing Nanhu Water Tower Design Competition: Reshape the Tower of Memory - Jiaxing Nanhu Water Tower Design Competition, recently opened for entries and co-initiated by Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd. and the international design competition platform – Young Bird Plan, invites all professionals and students of all background including but not limit to design and art to participate.

Short description

This competition is co-initiated by Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd. and the international design competition platform – Young Bird Plan.

The built architecture of various times in cities represents the background at that time when the users of the land tried to create the blueprint for their cities’ development. The construction methods, the historical background and the urban construction in different times are all merged into architecture which is a metaphor of a frozen epic. Although the epic can be simplified, it shall not be deleted. How to critically and reasonably reshape these current unreadable lines of verse? That is the question we have to face in the course of city’s development.

Humans had better get all the thoughts and feelings of previous generations and have the things that they made by hands, labored for and gazed at throughout their lifetime. The water tower was a necessary infrastructure for water supply in cities before the Millennium. The special structure and function make it a milestone in the course of city’s development and construction in China. How to interpret the meaning of a milestone in a new way while respect the history? It is an open proposition. We need and shall think about the reasonable relationship between deletion and inheritance in the course of city’s development. Each scheme of all the entrants will be a possibility as a method of preserving memory for future city. And one of them will be retained permanently in the form of water tower.

The jury of this competition will be comprised of experts invited by the host Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd.

To reconstruct the water tower, fully consider the water tower itself and its surrounding conditions of architecture and historical culture, merely reconstruct the façade (including but not limit to art installation embedding or overlapping, micro renewal of façade, façade painting, new outer skin covering, etc.) to make it reborn in two layers – image and cultural context.

According to the competition concept and design goals, the basic evaluation principles are set as follows:

1. Principle of culture protection
2. Principle of aesthetics and compliance with the masterplan
3. Principle of landing performance
4. Principle of equipment feasibility
5. Principle of cost control
6. Principle of environmental protection and sustainability

Who may enter?

This competition is open to professionals and students of all background including but not limit to design and art (architecture, planning, landscape, interior, art, installation, etc.).

Prize:

1st Prize (1 winner) will receive 80,000 RMB + Certificate of Honor, the Second Prize (2 winners) will receive 10,000 RMB each + Certificate of Honor, Top 30 (27 winners) will receive Certificate of Top 30 Honor and Shortlists will receive Certificate of Shortlist Honor.

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