TUBE 8x8x300 Conceptual Design Competition

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Complexity makes the attractiveness of cities, while the attractiveness is not only from diverse functions, people and story mingled in certain place, but alsothe constantly changing of needs over time.Designers is a group who have a sharp eye of these‘changes’.In the processes ofglobal Urban Micro Regeneration,many cases whichturned dust into glory,converted ordinary into extraordinary,fulfilled thenew needs andmade newlife experiencearebroughtby designers from various fields.

Incity Kunming (Capital ofYunnan Province,China),there isan evacuation passagewaywhich is8m in height 8m in width totally 300m in length,connecting severalsunken entranceplazas of a big underground shopping mall.Thisevacuation passageway, giant in volume, center of this site,should be functioned more than justan ‘evacuation tube’.We look forward to innovative ideas whichcan make thispassageway an attractive place, and moreover,part ofdaily life of the communities nearby and the whole city.

How will you renovate this space?Could it be a museum, a place with pop up store or a workshop center with innovation programs? Designers and students from fields ofarchitecture, interior design, interactiondesign, service design, art etcare welcome to this conceptual competition, surprising the city with exciting ideas!We are expecting your creative views and ambitious plan!

Candidates mayrespondfromperspectives ofspacial design, interaction design,service design etc (ormix of them), andchoose thewholeor partof the passageway assite for your proposal.

Coordinate: 24°58’30.9″N 102°44’32.5″E 24.975249, 102.742351



1st Place:1entryx¥50,000

2nd Place:2 entriesx¥10,000

3rdPlace:3 entriesx¥5,000

honorable mention:20entries(Certification +Publication)

Finalist:50 entries(Certification + Publication)


2.All the awards entrieswill be exhibited on site in July and August, and published on media.


  • Innovation inrenovatingthe space
  • Attractiveness to citizens and visitors
  • Technical feasibility
  • Clarity ofvisualpresentation


Dr. Yi Chen

Dr. Javier Fernández Contreras

Dr. Wu Deng

Simone Rebaudengo

Dr. Hiroyuki Shinohara

Andrew Millar

Youge Xiao

Megan Connolly

Benny Hong


Registration deadline:7May2020 23:59 UTC+8

Submission deadline:7May2020 23:59 UTC+8


Winners announcement:20 May2020



Resources of site:Link for downloading dwg files, on-site photos, etc. will be sent after your registration.

Things to submit:

  • One digital poster( landscape layout,800mm x450m,300dpi,RGB mode/JPG format,maximum file size20M),named as ‘your registrationnumber’. For example:0102.jpg
  • A description of your project(no longer than 500 wordsin English, chinesetranslation is optional,docformat), named as ‘your registrationnumber-statement’.For example:0102-statement.doc
  • A description of your team(in English, or English + Chinese, doc format, template file will be sent with resources of site),named as ‘your registrationnumber-team’.For example:0102-team.doc

Language:English orEnglish + Chinese.

Submission:pleasesubmit, and entitle your email‘Submission-your registrationnumber’.For example:Submission-0102


Registration fee: FREE

*Registration number will be sentthrough Emailin1-2working daysafter registration;

*Oneregistration per submission;

*Participants may submit various projects but must register each entry.

*Teamandindividual participantareacceptable (5participants per team maximum).


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