CBC (China Building Centre) is hosting the RUNWAY PARK – International Competition for Young Designer and seeking for renewal plans for the Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport.
The competition is an exploration to improve the quality of public space and a journey to search the design originality and artistic creativity.
The prize fund includes more than $20,000 in cash prizes, divided between the best three projects. Honor certificate will also be awarded.
Theme and Interpretation
“Nanjing Dajiaochang Airport Renewal Plan – RUNWAY PARK International Design Competition for Young Designers” is an exploration to improve the quality of public space and a journey to search the design originality and artistic creativity. Considering the runway park as a public space for cultural events and daily activities of citizens and corresponding construction aspects such as landscape furniture, urban installation, lighting device (on the runway or public space on the both sides) and urban signage system, participants are required to come up with creative proposals and figure out especially reversible and mobile designs with awareness of the historical features as well as current situation of the site. The topic and function of design is self-determined.
Nanjing is the capital city of Jiangsu province and the only mega city in the Yangtze River Delta Area and East China, located in the important convergence zone of “The Belt and Road” and Yangtze River Economic Region. Nanjing South New Town, located in the southeast of the main city of Nanjing, consists of the relocated.
Dajiaochang Airport District and the South High-speed Railway Station District, covering 164 square kilometers with a planned population around 1.6 million. Originally was a training field for battalion in Ming Dynasty, Dajiaochang Airport which has witnessed the transformation of modern China was officially closed in 2015, its story is expected to be continued. The master planning of Nanjing South New Town District proposed an idea of an airfield runway park, open to the public to showcase the past, the present and the future of Nanjing, inviting an inclusive participation from citizens.
The competition is a global call open to young designers, artists, teachers and students (all of whose age is required below 40-year-old) majoring in urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, art design in form of individual or group participation.
Each group should have 1 team leader and no more than 5 members together.