Summary: As an important part of the Fourth Hebei International Urban Planning and Design Competition(Tangshan), Q-city Competition themed on “Quality City”, based on various types of public space in the city, such as waterfront space, green space, and places with industrial elements of Tangshan, the Competition requests for design proposals with clever concepts and approaches that can upgrade space quality, enhance the spatial experience, and reflect the regional spirit of humanity. The city’s subsequent focus of development is to improve the overall quality of its urban space and offer innovative public space that contributes to the wellness and quality of life of its citizens.


Today, urban space is no longer restricted by the philosophy of connectivity that is featured by simplicity and functionalism. Rather, it becomes a people-oriented place that values human experience. As people shift attention from economy-oriented urban system to the construction of quality space, how to improve the quality of space for residents and tourists and create a pleasant public space have gradually become heatedly discussed matters.
The “Quality City” Competition seeks to explore ways to improve the quality of urban space. With new understanding of humanism, the Competition attempts to identify ideas and methods of micro urban renewal, and to value up existing elements through limited investment, precise design and persistent implementation strategies.The aim is to yield “significant” benefits through “small” interventions.

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. 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 may be used in relevant plans and implemented subject to the decisions of the local government.

The competition is open to young designers, artists, teams of teachers and students worldwide in the fields of planning, architecture, landscape, art and intelligent design. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary professionals and practitioners are also encouraged to participate. Individual or team competitors are both welcomed.

For work submission, please e-mail them to The e-mail MUST be named as “International Team or Domestic Team + Submission + Title of Work”. The organizing committee does not accept any hard copy. All design panels of participants will be printed in a unified format for jury review.

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You can register for this competition at the official website here!

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