Oriental Landscape and Futuristic City

In the era of globalization, small-mid size cities are the engine of local development, and the potential core habitat residence. The urbanization of Chinese Midwest cities are crucial to the development of a balanced city network of China. In such scenario, we are confronted with many emerging challenges such as climate change, population migration, energy crisis, inheriting regional characters, etc., which demands development of new innovative and adaptive urban approach and more complex urban morphology. Thus, this competition is intended to initiate a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature, involving topics such as local vs global, tradition vs future, Eastern vs Western, landscape vs city, nature vs living habitat, preservation vs development, intention vs reality. The unique mountainous landscape of Guizhou has its own regionalism characters, that inspired many poets to write down grandeur and sensational lines. The competition is focusing on the new relationship between the local typical Chinese landscape and the development required for the future city, the connection between the nostalgia of traditional landscape vs modern way of living, with the foresight of globalization in local regional development.


1.This is a fair competition to all the design companies, individual designers, and students in architecture, landscape, and urban planning.

2.Log on the competition website, click “Registration” and fill in the information.

3.Registration Deadline: 20 October 2017.

4.All participants are required to submit digital files, including drawing and other information to before Nov15, 2017. Please fill in the email subject in the form of “Competition Registration + Name”. The competition committee does not accept any hardcopy. All the proposals will be printed and displayed together.

5.With the aid of the competition organization committee, the jury reviews the projects and determines the prize-winning projects.

6.Prize winning projects will be officially announced by December 2017.

7.Please do not hesitate to email your questions to

8.Team leader is the only contact person with organization committee.


1.Please submit the digital version of drawings and related documents to

2.Language: English (Title and main project description should include English). Mainland China participants can provide Chinese and English drawings; China Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and international participants can provide English drawings.

3.Scale and dimensions must be in metric units.

4.Design drawings:
1)A1 (594mm * 841mm) panel in horizontal version. Each work could compose 3 drawings at most, and only first 3 drawings will be considered if more drawings are submitted. The drawing should include site-plan that can fully express the design intention; plans, elevations and sections especially of key spots; perspective drawing, illustrations and a design description of about 500 words (to be integrated in the pictures and drawings). There is no limitation on proportion and ways of presentation.
As shown below:

2)Booklet in A3 size (420mm*297mm), no more than 20 pages.
3)Supplementary documents (like model photos and videos) if necessary.

5.Documents: Recognizable scanned copy of passport and student card should be attached in the e-mail. Participants are responsible for the authenticity of the documents. A TXT document must be attached in the e-mails of the submission, which include participants' name, e-mail address, mobile phone number, name and contact information of the advisor (if any), the full name of the school and department or full name of the design company, title of the proposal and a brief design description.

6.Drawing layout:
1)Please use Indesign as layout software (please follow design drawing requirements), and output file of Indesign is required (including "links").
2)For participants could not use Indesign, please provide a sorted file named after designer's name, which consists of all the images used in the layout (300 dpi, long side is more than 1500 pixels) and text (txt). Images should name after content (e.g. first floor plan1).


1.Individual participants and groups must agree with and follow the competition requirements and regulations. The organizing committee reserves its right of final interpretation.

2.Any words or pictures relating to the name or department of participants are not allowed in the digital drawings, otherwise the participants will be disqualified from the competition.

3.All entries are accepted with the explicit free right of publication, reproduction, and promotional use by competition organizers and sponsors without need for further approvals.

4.Implementation opportunity is finally decided by the investment plan and approval process of the Yilong District Management Committee. In the event when project is implemented, a separate agreement between the Yilong District Management Committee and the design team need to be signed.

5.Works that have been submitted to other competitions, published on other public occasions or adopt design ideas of others will be disqualified from the competition.

6.Juries cannot act as advisors to participants, otherwise participants will be disqualified from the competition.