Design Competition | “RUINS·REBIRTH”


The “RUINS·REBIRTH” Dongjingyu Village Regeneration International Landscape Design Competition co-organized by China Building Centre (CBC), Yuyang Township Government and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute.

As a point of departure for Dongjingyu Village’s regeneration masterplan, this competition seeks to respond to the rural revival movement across China and explore the local culture and charm of the Village. Professionals in landscape, planning, architecture and art as well as individuals of cross-disciplinary thinking from all parts of the world are invited to delve into the rustic wisdom and human relationship with nature embodied in the place.

The Dongjing Valley Village is at the Ji County, the only mountainous area in the Tianjin municipality and an hour’s drive from Beijing Capital International Airport .It is home to a cluster of vernacular stone dwellings of extraordinary design and layout, interspersed among grotesque rocks, primeval trees and rare plants. Not only is the village acclaimed for its primordial landscape and the stunning beauty of nature, It marks the beginning of the stratotype section of the Middle and Upper proterozoic Erathem some 800 to 1800 million years ago, a virtual topographical chronicle for us to minutely pore over. The Dongjingyu Village boasts locational advantages and idiosyncratic landscape. As habitat for a traditional Chinese rural community, it witnessed farmers’ simple way of making a living from the land. Decades of abandonment further turned it into captivating ruins and now, it seems to make perfect sense to reclaim this unique place through the power of design.

This competition opens to young designers and design teams from all over the world. All the design firms, designers and students in architecture, landscape, urban planning,
design and art are invited.

Jury Chairman | Jürgen Weidinger | Famous landscape architect based in Germany

Executive Jury Chairman | HUANG Jingtao
Director and Principal Planner of Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute
Guest Professor at School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Recipient of the State Council Special Allowance

John F. Jack Ahern
FASLA Vice Provost of International Programs
Professor of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning University of Massachusetts Amherst

Chinese Juries
LI Xinggang
Chief Architect of China Architecture Design & Research Group
Principal Architect of Atelier Li Xinggang

WANG Xiangrong
Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Vice Dean of School of Landscape Architecture,
Beijing Forestry University
Chief Landscape architect of Atelier DYJG, Beijing
Deputy Director of Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture

ZHU Yufan
Professor, Vice Dean and Doctoral Supervisor of Department of Landscape Architecture,
School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

WANG Zhong
Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Vice Dean of School of Urban Design, Central
Academy of Fine Art

PENG Lixiao
Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine;
Director of China Building Centre;
Guest Professor, School of Architecture, Tianjin University

Hosting Organizations |
CBC (China Building Centre)
Yuyang Township Government
Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute

Organizer | Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine

This is a fair competition to all the design companies, individual designers and students in architecture, landscape,urban planning, design and art.

Deadline for Registration: September 30, 2016
Deadline for Submission: October 20, 2016
Entry Review: November, 2016
Result Announcement: November, 2016

The juries will review the entries with the help of competition committee. The juries will be composed of representatives of hosting organizations and renowned designers from
around the world. Winners will be announced in Nov, 2016.

1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 100,000 CNY (before tax)
2nd Prize (2 teams): Certificate and 50,000 CNY.before tax.
3rd Prize (5 teams): Certificate and 30,000 CNY (before tax)
Honorable Mentions (10 teams): Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazine

More information at the Competition Website |

2023 WLA Professional Awards registrations close on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:59pm London, UK.
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