bus shelter international design competition

Jiaxing Bus Shelter International Design Competition 2020

Submission: March 10, 2020
Registration: March 10, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


“ The role of the designer of a station building shifts from designing a transportation hub without bearing to its surroundings to considering it as an integral part of the city and its district. The analysis of connections and passenger flows both inside and outside play a fundamental role. We need to think about what the station means to the city now and in the future …” —— Triggianese an architect researcher at KAAN Architecten in Rotterdam and at Delft Technical University in Netherlands.

In order to show the Jiaxing’ city characteristics of Jiaxing’s “Red Boat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms, the Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government and Young Bird Plan, an international competition platform, jointly launch the Jiaxing City Bus Shelter Design Competition 2020. The competition is open to global designers and it is committed to recognizing excellent design works through experts’ assessment.

— Jury Panel —
YuYang Liu
Founder & Principal Architect of Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

Wei Chunyu
Professor, Doctoral tutor, School of Architecture, Hunan University; Principal Architect of Regional Studio

Lin Hai
Deputy director of Jiaxing Bureau of Natural Resources and Planning and deputy director of Jiaxing Central Urban Improvement Institution

Isa Ye
Founder of designverse, Founder of Young Bird Plan

— Site Description —

Jiaxing’s central urban area covers an area of about 256 square kilometers. The key design area is about 26 square kilometers within Jiaxing City Central. The area of use of bus shelters is shown in the picture on www.designverse.com.cn

— Design Goals —

The design of Jiaxing bus shelter should take both the artistry and function into consideration. It shall be in line with the cultural atmosphere of the region, with unique creativity, profound meaning, novel form, distinctive personality, strong visual impact and cultural appeal. The function of bus shelters shall be multiple, humanized and intelligent. With high-frequency public transportation stations as a medium, the image of Jiaxing’s central urban area has been spread more systematically and effectively, showing Jiaxing’s city characteristics of “Red Boat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms.

Urban public transportation is an important part of urban infrastructure construction. With the rapid development of the urban economy and the continuous expansion of the urban landscape, the role of public transportation in the development and operation of cities has become increasingly prominent.

Bus stations are generally located in crowded areas and play a positive role in reducing private car travel. Bus stations are generally located near large-scale transportation hubs, commercial complex, office clusters, hospitals, schools, and community entrances and exits, and can be reached within 10 minutes.

Different bus station designs have quite different impacts on the neighboring traffic flow: generally, harbor-shaped bus stations cause less delay to vehicles than linear bus stations. Stations at the intersection exit road have a less impact on vehicles than that at the entrance road.

The transformation and renovation of the bus station witnessed the development and changes of urban transportation. The bus station was transformed from a station sign to a stop, and the bus station hall was transformed from an ordinary station hall to a smart station hall. These witnessed that people are demanding more and more for the comfort, punctuality and convenience of transportation, with the increase of urban transportation choices and urban traffic congestion.

— Design Challenges —

(1) The appearance of urban bus stops can play a role in identifying the image of the city

The appearance of urban bus stops can play a role in identifying the image of the city, allowing people to form a cognitive transformation between the look of the bus station and the image of the city in a subconscious way, to make a direct and efficient connection between the outlook of the bus station and the local city.

(2) The look of urban bus stops can represent urban culture

A successful urban bus station design often goes beyond its own practical value, but becomes the business card of the city. As the first stop of communication with outsiders, the station has been endowed with cultural background and charm. This cultural value is often reflected in the following three aspects:

Commercial culture: The commercial culture of bus stations is largely reflected in the commercial advertisements displayed on them

Public welfare culture: Besides commercial advertisements, more and more public welfare advertisements appear on the information boards installed at bus stops. In addition to spreading the spirit and culture of public welfare, they also told the city’s unique humanism care wordlessly.

Regional culture: The bus station, which represents the city’s culture, is further enlarged, and it is also a manifestation of regional characteristics. For example, the bus station in Harbin presents a European style, and the bus station in Yangzhou is in classic style.

— Evaluation Criteria —

(1) Your design shall display regional characteristics, a sense of fashion and art, unique creativity, with strong visual impact and appeal.

(2) Your design shall be full of innovative spirit and a systematic extension of the brand’s visual image, facilitating the promotion of the image of Jiaxing’s central urban area and reflecting the city’s characteristics of “Red Boat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms.

(3) Your bus shelter design shall have a transparent and open view, complete supporting facilities, and meet the requirements of relevant regulations.

(4) The function of bus shelters shall be multiple, humanized and intelligent. Besides basic functions (chairs, wireless monitoring, billboards, lighting, real-time information boards of bus stations, city LOGO spaces, etc.), the bus shelters in key areas shall consider the following functions, such as car-hailing with one click service, USB charging interface, WIFI, multi-function intelligent query LCD screen, etc.For more detailed information, please download documents on our official website.

(5) Your design shall take the bus shelter lighting design into consideration.

(6) Guarantee the originality, exclusiveness and integrity of intellectual property.

— Eligibility —

1. This competition is open to professional designers and students of all ages with industry-specific background or design enthusiasts across the world;

2. Each group (three members at most) can submit two entries at most;

3. Each participant has to register on our website; for any question, please visit our website.

— Timeline —

☞ 2020.01.10 Call for entries

☞ 2020.03.10 Submission deadline

☞ 2020.03.16 Release of shortlisted winners

☞ 2020.03.24 Release of Top 30 & Public voting open

☞ 2020.03.31 Public voting close

☞ 2020.04.09 Release of Top 3 and the Champion

Deadline for submission: March 10th, 2020 23:59 (GMT + 8)
All contents are subject to designverse official website

— Awards —

★ First Prize

1 winner; 50,000 RMB (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor

★ Second Prize

2 winners; 20,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor

★ Top 30

27 winners; Certificate of Top 30 Honor

★ Shortlists

Certificate of Shortlist Honor

— Registration —

①Please register by logging into our website: www.designverse.com.cn

②For the latest information about this competition, please follow our official WeChat account: designverse设计宇宙 or our official Weibo account: @designverse设计宇宙;

③You can directly contact the competition team by adding YoungBirdPlan as one of your Wechat friends. We remain at your service here for any further questions you may have.

— Organizers —

Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government

Young Bird Plan

Founded in 2013 by Isa Ye, Young Bird Plan, is an international competition platform for global design talents. With three key elements, viz. fabrication, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, it is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like urban design, architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design.

On the one hand, the platform constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fill supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. We are committed to design and innovation, and offering opportunities for creative minds around the world to participate in creation process, so as to propel the implementation of design projects and products focusing on urban spaces and life aesthetics. Besides, Young Bird Plan is devoted to pushing the urban development and offering high-quality solutions to product updates. On the other hand, as one of the most influential design competition platforms around the world, we make every effort to create opportunities for young designers.

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Categories: All competitions
Date: January 15, 2020