UIA - HYP Cup 2019 International Student Competition in Architectural Design


Kurzbeschrieb Bauaufgabe

- Participants can choose sites in a degraded urban/ landscape area, preferably at the periphery (anywhere in the world). The site shall include construction area and surrounding area of the building. The student proposal should become a unit that can be imagined as a whole.

* A degraded area can be for instance an urban unstructured area, residual zones where urban planning didn’t arrive or didn’t have a positive effect, areas that remained un-integrated in a city/landscape, self-constructed neighborhoods. They can be areas that remained isolated, can be difficult neighborhoods, areas with social conflict or poverty, areas that have been damaged and need reconstruction, etc. They are places that are not attractive for the people or investors.

- It is compulsory that the context is existing, and participants shall define how their intervention can improve the quality, the value, the social life, the wellness and transform it into an attractive one.
- The surrounding area can vary in dimensions, but it has to guarantee the integration of the building with the surroundings. The participants should include a surrounding area that can create an ecosystem together with the building/ buildings itself.
- Participants can propose types of program or activity, but they should be mixed (at least 2 different functions). They have to propose the uses and program for the construction and for the surrounding area as well.
- The construction can have around 4,000㎡ but it is not restricted to this dimension. Any dimension is possible if it is justified.
- The proposal shall have the intention to improve the environment and bring benefits to the people living there.


Auftraggeber (Auslober)
Union International des Architectes (UIA)
Verfahrensbegleitendes Büro
The School of Architecture of Tianjin University | Urban Environmental Design (UED) Magazine
Baukategorie nach SIA102
Art der Aufgabe
Neubau, Übrige
Beschaffungsform (nach SIA)
Sprache des Verfahrens
Anonymes Verfahren
Art des Verfahrens
Offenes Verfahren
Fachgebiet Federführung
Regionale Einschränkung
Internationaler Wettbewerb


Datum Publikation
Abgabe der Wettbewerbsbeiträge


Benedetta Tagliabue, Pritzker Jury Member (since 2015), Co-founder and Principal of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT (Vorsitz)
Cui Kai, UIA Representative, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Honorary President and Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group (Vorsitz)
Zhuang Weimin, Dean, Professor of School of Architecture, Tsinghua University. (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Li Zhenyu, Dean and Professor of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Han Dongqing, Dean, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Southeast University (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Zhang Qi, Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture, Tianjin University. (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Sun Yimin, Dean of School of Architecture, South China University of Technology, Distinguished Professor of Yangtze River Scholar, National Reputed Educators (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Peng Lixiao, Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine; Director of CBC (China Building Centre); Guest Professor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)
Gong Jun, Executive Director and Design Director of HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant CO., LTD. (Mitglied mit Stimmberechtigung)