tube conceptual design competition

TUBE 8x8x300 Conceptual Design Competition

Submission: May 07, 2020
Registration: May 07, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Complexity makes the attractiveness of cities, while the attractiveness is not only from diverse functions, people and story mingled in certain place, but also the constantly changing of needs over time. Designers is a group who have a sharp eye of these ‘changes’. In the processes of global Urban Micro Regeneration, many cases which turned dust into glory, converted ordinary into extraordinary, fulfilled the new needs and made new life experience are brought by designers from various fields.

In city Kunming (Capital of Yunnan Province, China), there is an evacuation passageway which is  8m in height 8m in width totally 300m in length, connecting several sunken entrance plazas  of a big underground shopping mall. This evacuation passageway, giant in volume, center of this site, should be functioned more than just an ‘evacuation tube’. We look forward to innovative ideas which can make this passageway an attractive place, and moreover, part of daily life of the communities nearby and the whole city.

How will you renovate this space? Could it be a museum, a place with pop up store or a workshop center with innovation programs? Designers and students from fields of architecture, interior design, interaction design, service design, art etc are welcome to this conceptual competition, surprising the city with exciting ideas!We are expecting your creative views and ambitious plan!

Candidates may respond from perspectives of spacial design, interaction design, service design etc (or mix of them), and choose the whole or part of the passageway as site for your proposal.

Coordinate: 24°58’30.9″N 102°44’32.5″E 24.975249, 102.742351


1. Awards

1st Place: 1 entry  x  ¥50,000

2nd Place: 2 entries x  ¥10,000

3rd Place: 3 entries x  ¥5,000

honorable mention: 20 entries (Certification + Publication)

Finalist: 50 entries (Certification + Publication)

*Tax included

2. All the awards entries will be exhibited on site in July and August, and published on media.


  • Innovation in renovating the space
  • Attractiveness to citizens and visitors
  • Technical feasibility
  • Clarity of visual presentation


Dr. Yi Chen

Dr. Javier Fernández Contreras

Dr. Wu Deng

Simone Rebaudengo

Dr. Hiroyuki Shinohara

Andrew Millar

Youge Xiao

Megan Connolly

Benny Hong


Registration deadline: 7 May 2020 23:59 UTC+8

Submission deadline: 7 May 2020 23:59 UTC+8

Evaluation: 8-18 May 2020

Winners announcement: 20 May 2020

Exhibition: July-August 2020


Resources of site:Link for downloading dwg files, on-site photos, etc. will be sent after your registration.

Things to submit:

  • One digital poster ( landscape layout, 800mm x 450m, 300dpi, RGB mode/JPG format, maximum file size 20M), named as ‘ your registration number’. For example: 0102.jpg
  • A description of your project (no longer than 500 words in English, chinese translation is optional, doc format), named as ‘your registration number-statement’. For example: 0102-statement.doc
  • A description of your team (in English, or English + Chinese, doc format, template file will be sent with resources of site), named as ‘your registration number-team’. For example: 0102-team.doc

Language: English or English + Chinese.

Submission: please submit your proposal to  tube_competition@126.com, and entitle your email ‘Submission-your registration number’. For example: Submission-0102


Registration fee: FREE

*Registration number will be sent through Email in 1-2 working days after registration;

*One registration per submission;

*Participants may submit various projects but must register each entry.

*Team and individual participant are acceptable (5 participants per team maximum).


Daren Industry Group Hong Kong Research Center

Daren Industry Group Hong Kong Research Center is devoted to design innovation such as architecture design, interior design, landscape design, industrial design, etc. and technology developing & consulting such as building energy, artificial intelligence, environmental technology and financial technology.