Theme Interpretation - “Quality City”
"Quality City" is an attempt to explore ways to transform urban space. The theme "Quality City" intends to further improve the taste and connotation of the city and unlock its potential at a deeper level. It is expected that the integration of the spirit and culture of the city into its construction and development will reflect the personality and characteristics of the city, hence more appealing buildings, more convenient public services and more pleasant living environment.
The Quality-City International Young Designer Competition (China Tangshan) is based on the actual environment of Tangshan, a city boasting both industrial heritage and heroic culture, and focuses on public space. It requests innovative proposals for the renewal of micro urban space from domestic and overseas college students and teachers in the fields of urban planning, architecture, landscape architecture, artistic design, etc. The design content may include, but is not limited to, repair of urban functions, sports facilities, smart city furniture, public art furnishing, and other buildings (structures) that may revitalize the city and improve the quality of space. It is expected that the design may provide new perspectives, new stages and new focuses to look at the abundant and diverse daily life. The Competition also intends to collect workable cases for the overall transformation and development of Tangshan. Excellent works selected may be used in relevant plans and implemented as part of the projects under construction subject to the decisions of the local government.