BE OPEN and Cumulus announced in April three of the four winners of "Design for Sustainable Cities" student competition (http://citydesign2020.com/), co-held by BE OPEN and Cumulus.
"Design for Sustainable Cities" is an international student competition, being held by BE OPEN and Cumulus. It is open to students and graduates of all art, design, architecture and media disciplines of universities and colleges worldwide. The competition aims to encourage creation of innovative solutions, by younger creatives, for more sustainable cities.
The international expert jury of the competition, have selected two of the four competition winners – the awardees of the Main Prize and the Safe City Prize. Public Vote Prize winner was voted by the public and the last winner, the awardee of the Founder's Choice prize will be selected in May by the Founder of BE OPEN Elena Baturina from the shortlist of the top 10 submissions in the ranking.
SUAD student Yang Zhixiang from School of Architecture and Landscape Design majoring in Urban & Rural Design, has won the Safe City Prize of €2,000 with his submission titled Urban renewal design around Qilu Hospital. The project offers a plan of renovation and redesign for the Qilu Hospital area, guided by the principles of urban renewal and historic protection; micro-introduction of 'big data', ‘smart city' and community management; as well as the 'sponge city' technology.
The award ceremony will be part of the official program of the Cumulus Conference Roma 2021: Design Culture(s) at Sapienza University of Rome in June 2021. At least one student representative (in case of team submissions) of each prize category shall participate in the award ceremony at the conference.