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Submission: December 20, 2021
Registration: December 20, 2021
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish
Location: Catalonia, Spain
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


El Pantà de Sau is one of the most prominent features of its kind across the whole of Spain. The valley in which it lies was home to the small village of Sant Romà de Sau which is now submerged beneath the reservoir, apart from the Church steeple, which is still visible when the water level is low. The reservoir is one of many that provides water for Catalonia’s Capital city, Barcelona and is therefore of huge importance to the area. Continue reading

el panta de sau

Submission: Jan 27, 2021
Registration: Jan 27, 2021
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


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. Continue reading

reshape the tower of memory

Submission: July 20, 2020
Registration: July 20, 2020
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Lishui City, Zhejiang Province,China
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


As an important birthplace and practical realization of the concept of “Lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets”, Lishui has assumed the responsibility of exploring the construction of contemporary ShanShui cities. With this background in mind, we hope to build upon Lishui’s status as a “traditional Chinese ShanShui city” to organically combine the spirit of Chinese ShanShui together with contemporary waterfront urban development concepts. The goal is to methodically construct a Shanshui city spatial framework in order to set a model image for this city typology, to create a new ShanShui city lifestyle, and to explore contemporary, sustainable urban planning strategies.

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urban design competition

Submission: October 01, 2019
Registration: September 30, 2019
Language: English, Spanish, Chinese
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


After a successful completion of our first challenge SkyCity again, is pleased to invite architects, designers, artists, engineers to take part in the SkyCity Challenge 19, THE FUTURE OF HOUSING.  The current ways of building are affecting the environment we are living in, they are limited and outdated. We believe with the modern technology available, we are able to create far more sophisticated homes that could revolutionize the future of housing.

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sky city competition

Submission: May 30, 2018
RegistrationMay 15, 2018
Language: English, Chinese
Location: China
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


One of the main criteria to assess the degree of a city or a village’s civilization is the condition of local toilets. Since 2015, Chinese “Toilet revolution” has spread from tourist attractions to the whole nation, from the cities to the rural area, setting a shining example of positive contributions to developing a beautiful and healthy country. But more efforts still need to be put into this massive undertaking due to our vast territory.

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public toilet competition

Submission: May 26, 2017
Registration: May 26, 2017
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Shanghai, China
Prizes: 1st Prize: 100,000 RMB; 2nd/3rd Prize: 20,000 RMB; and more details below
Type: Open


In partnership with China Fortune Properties, a state-owned commercial property developer based in Shanghai, we are now launching the YoungBird “Halo” Smart Signage Design Competition 2017 and calling for entries from design firms and institutes of higher education the world over. Contestants are required to conceive an innovative, smart signage design scheme for a select array of outdoor spaces inside the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park developed by China Fortune Properties. This new competition is meant to seek ways to blend working environment and a shared community. Continue reading

Smart Signage Design Competition 2017

Submission: July 31, 2016
Registration: June 30, 2016
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Beijing, China
Prizes: x3  1st Place RMB 50,000
Type: Open

This open international competition is to take place among three groups who have been solicited to draw up refurbishment plans of 12 courtyards. Finalists whose plans comply with the design guidelines and have construction feasibility will be authorized by the organizers to implement the project, and the plans will be made available for reference in the Baitasi district, the broader old-town districts of Beijing, and in old towns throughout China that need to be revitalized.

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Submission: April 30, 2016
Registration: April 30, 2016
Language: English
Location: Xi’an Jade Valley, China
Prizes: Winning design will be built at Xi’an Jade Valley
Type: Open


A “Pavilion” is a space defined specifically for a non-specific purpose. The specificity is the location and non-specificity is its use. A “Pavilion” is also a prototype of tech-crafted tradition and represents a geo-cultural transformation throughout all cultures. NAPAVILION challenges this typical ideal of a Pavilion by providing specificity in use and non-specificity or adaptability in site. NAPAVILION is a Pavilion for a nap in any location you choose. This can be within your home, backyard, on a tree, by a tree, on top of a hill, at the foot of a hill, by a river, or floating on a river. Continue reading

Submission: April 20, 2016
Registration: March 30, 2016
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Shenzhen, China
Prizes: x3 1st Prize: 60,000 CNY, x6 2nd Prize: 25,000 CNY
Type: Open


Q City Plan International Design Competition
Activating the City with a Qpuncture!

Opposite to the conventional concept and operation mode of urban planning, which is from macro to micro and from top to bottom, Q (the initial of pinyin “qu”, simplified Chinese: 趣, n. fun; adj. interesting) City Plan operates with a human-oriented spirit. The plan approaches the large-scale city by rediscovering its nooks and crannies, amending the sweeping generalizations and supplementing the grand narrative of traditional urban planning.

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Submission: March 25, 2016
Registration: February 25, 2016
Language: English, Chinese
Location: Suzhou, China
Prizes: 1st Prize: ¥10000, 2nd Prize: ¥5000, x4 3rd Prize: ¥2000
Type: Open


2015, Suzhou “Wovean· King Of Designer”— Internet+B&B international design competition is based on a real project. It is a comprehensive design competition that calls for innovative ideas of tourism, planning, architecture, landscape and interior design. The competition is also one of 2016 suzhou IdeenExpo special promotion events. Continue reading