Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition - URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION

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Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition is an Urban Design Competition recently launched like an initiative for a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature and an opportunity to build a futuristic city from scratch.


They will provide “smart” functionalities, such as info points, lighting, urban watches, info traffic, parking meter, bus stop info, tourist info panels, etc. while serving as support for hosting antennas. Take into consideration the new needs of the urban people of today and think of urban furnishing elements that embed innovative features.

Yilong District is the most promising area in Guizhou, China, and its core area-Qiushui Lake is facing a revolution in urban design, which is also an opportunity to build a futuristic city from scratch. With Qiushui lake area as the design objective, this Urban Design Competition is looking for a futuristic and sustainable new city which designed for Yilong.

Yilong District is located in the joint part of Xingyi city, Xingren county and Anlong county. Due to the mild and humid climate and constant erosion of water, the local landscape has unique features from natural erosion and dissolving limestone. There are extensive and complicated underground water network, vulnerable to soil loss and stony desertification. As the human is conquering an increasing amount of natural territory, conflict is emerging. There is an increasing need for construction site, and pressure on the preservation of typical agriculture land. The area has an extremely fragile and sensitive ecosystem.

In the era of globalization, small-mid size cities are the engine of local development, and the potential core habitat residence. The urbanization of Chinese Midwest cities are crucial to the development of a balanced city network of China. In such scenario, we are confronted with many emerging challenges such as climate change, population migration, energy crisis, inheriting regional characters, etc., which demands development of new innovative and adaptive urban approach and more complex urban morphology. This competition is focusing on the new relationship between the local typical Chinese landscape and the development required for the future city, the connection between the nostalgia of traditional landscape vs modern way of living, with the foresight of globalization in local regional development.


• All participants are required to submit digital files, including drawing and other information.

• Language: English (Title and main project description should include English). Mainland China participants can provide Chinese and English drawings; China Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and international participants can provide English drawings.

• Scale and dimensions must be in metric units.

Design drawings:
1)A1 (594mm * 841mm) panel in vertical version. Each work could compose 3 drawings at most, and only first 3 drawings will be considered if more drawings are submitted.
The drawing should include site-plan that can fully express the design intention; plans, elevations and sections especially of key spots; perspective drawing, illustrations and a design description of about 500 words (to be integrated in the pictures and drawings). There is no limitation on proportion and ways of presentation.

• Booklet in A3 size (420mm*297mm), no more than 20 pages.

Drawing layout:
1)Please use Indesign as layout software (please follow design drawing requirements), and output file of Indesign is required (including "links").
2)For participants could not use Indesign, please provide a sorted file named after designer's name, which consists of all the images used in the layout (300 dpi, long side is more than 1500 pixels) and text (txt). Images should name after content (e.g. first floor plan1).

Works that have been submitted to other competitions, published on other public occasions or adopt design ideas of others will be disqualified from the competition.

The Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition is organized by Yilong District Management Committee and CBC (China Building Centre), sponsored by Guizhou Louna Architects Commune Cultural Development Co. Ltd, and media supported by Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine.

With the aid of the competition organization committee, the jury reviews the projects and determines the prize-winning projects.

Prize winning projects will be officially announced by December 2017.

There is no entry fee for this competition!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

This competition is open to all the design companies, individual designers, and students in architecture, landscape, and urban planning.


1st Prize (1 team), Certificate and 200,000 RMB(30, 000 USD) (tax included);

2nd Prize (3 teams), Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.14,000 USD) (tax included);

3rd Prize (8 teams), Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1,400 USD) (tax included);

Honorable Mentions, Certificate and free UED magazine;

The winning projects are expected to be implemented, and detailed proposal is in accordance with the determination of local government. Detailed design proposal and construction cost are not included in the reward.

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