Theme: Architecture in Transformation
Topic: Urban Co-living: Customizing Modules for Community
China’s economy is shifting from the primacy of manufacturing to the primacy of a knowledge- and research-based service sector. This shift aligns with a global trend, namely the global socio-economic transformation from a society based on mechanical mass production to a society based on digital customization.
The task is to identify a central urban site in one of China’s 1st or 2nd tier cities and propose a co-living cluster with about 1000 small units. The units can be minimal, i.e. about 12 sqm for singles and about 16 sqm for couples. These units should be designed as prefabricated modules. However, these modules should be designed as parametric system that allows for customization. Endless repetition of identical units is to be avoided. Various species of units need to be invented, varied, and perhaps hybridized. The next aspect to be considered are the aggregation patterns that these modules allow for. The varied patters of voids and inbetween spaces should make space for social communication.
1st Prize (1 team)
Certificate and 100,000 RMB (before tax)
2nd Prize (3 teams)
Certificate and 30,000 RMB (before tax)
3rd Prize (8 teams)
Certificate and 10,000 RMB (before tax)
Registration Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) August 30th, 2018
Submission Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2018