Sustainable landscape ideas sought for city of Suqian

Urban designers, architects, artists and landscape professional are invited to enter an international ideas competition to create a new sustainable landscape for the Chinese city of Suqian, in the Yangtze Delta.

The competition focusses on the area between Luoma Lake and Santaishan National Park, including Natian Flower Farm, though participants can choose the form and exact location of their proposals.

Schemes will develop the identity of the area, building on its existing history and culture, and adding new public spaces for residents and visitors. Designs are not restricted to particular building or landscape types, however sustainability should be at the heart of the scheme.

The Natian Cup International Design Competition is a joint venture between Suqian Municipal Government, Suqian Planning Bureau, and CBC (China Building Centre). The jury of international urban planning and landscape experts will be chaired by Vicente Guallart, former chief architect of Barcelona.

Deadline for registrations is 20 August, with submissions due by 15 September. The winners will be announced in October. First prize is US$58,000, but more than one winning project could be built.

Find the full competition brief, registration and background information here.

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