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2021

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"decentralization"

Decongesting the growth of saturated capitals, a search for discontinuous development models in new territories may glide through the findings of untapped sustainable possibilities.

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Students' Design Competition

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A Students' Design Competition as a

Conversational Platform in developing Urban Strategies

 
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Theme

As Spring breeze blows, 'dandelion' seed parachutes glide by the wind - finding new lands and individually settling their own growths.

The species' evolutionary adaptation allows maximum

dispersal without limiting to only nearby distances of the mother plant.

In various cultures, dandelions resemble hope and wishes of overcoming challenges.

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The blooming of urbanization in capitals have becoming most saturated as ever in history. Counter movements of extending growths since early development has emerged a disciplinary concept of

"Decentralization".

Not only infrastructure are to be developed in those new territories, but also long-term expanding strategic plans in 

authorization of the growth considered would the seeds could mature sustainably.

URDC calls on students and professionals from the fields of Architecture, Planning, and related Design fields to submit proposals of broad ideas of design and strategies in response to the conversation.

About the Competition

Pioneered in 2015, ‘Doubled-Twin Cities’ - Sapporo : Chiangmai * Onomichi : Chonburi was the first pilot project with the establishment of SEASON MANIACThe initiative was launched on 16th September 2015 at CAI02 (Contemporary Art Institute, Sapporo) along with the film screening from Thailand with the support of Hata Satoshi. 

 

SEASON MANIAC has levitated into its next step of collaboration in the international scene, initiating 'Urban Reimagine Design Competition & Showcase' in 2020. With the mission in Social Infrastructure Development, the 4 core pillars are underlined inclusively: Heterodox Economics, Neo Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Contemporary Arts & Culture.

 

Developing strongly and sustainably, international collaboration is one of the main keys to unlocking infinite possibilities. The program structures to bring all stakeholders; Young Talents, Academic Institutions, Private Corporations, as well as Governmental Organizations - in all scales of Domestic, Regional, and Global.

Initially planned in 2020, the 2 winning teams with strong proposals would win an overseas exchange excursion Scholarship to study in-depth with various collaborators involved in community developments. The teams would be obliged to take their design proposals to another level and finally present them to the public with the presence of related organizations.

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Strategic Expansion of the Annual Competition

Thailand

Asia

Global

A Trilogy

Duration

Scale

 
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Schedule

Dates:

15 April 2021
1 May 2021
15 June 2021
18 June 2021
26 June 2021
10 July 2021
August 2021

Open for Registration  
Open for Submission
Closed for Submission
Announcement of Initial Screening List
1st Meeting & Presentation
Final Presentation (Phase A)
Winners’ Workshop and Excursion

Due to the Pandemic situation,
URDC 2021 submission deadline is postponed until further announcement.

FAQ - due to COVID-19 issues

A: When is the deadline of the competition's submission now?


Q: As seen in the website is the original schedule (deadline: June 15, 2021). Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in Thailand and worldwide, this year's URDC submission deadline will be postponed until further notice. Once the situation is relieved, confirmed dates will be announced in advance for a sufficient amount of time.




A: I am interested in joining the competition - what could I do now?


Q: Requirements, materials for submission, and the competition theme would mostly remain unchanged. The team is free to plan and discuss ahead. However, honestly speaking - to be fair to you all, in case any unexpected situation may happen - until new dates are confirmed, we may recommend you reserve your precious work and time.




A: I am afraid I would get lost in touch. Where could I find the updates?


Q: The most recommended channel to leave your contacts in the official registration form on the website. Here, no submissions are required yet. Your names and contacts will be our first priority in sending newsletters and making sure you will receive all the latest updates. The competition additional details will follow as the project moves forward or if any alternative activities we may manage to arrange - you will be informed.





Dear all, please kindly read:

updated June 27, 2021
URDC Committee Team

 

Requirements

Professional Showcase

Registration


Please submit your team information in the Competition Registration. Athe registration is properly completed and the submission portal is open, procedures of initial submission will be sent by email.
One registration is only valid for one submission. For multiple submissions, register multiple times to receive individual registration number for each submission.




Eligibility


Team of 2 persons - Current Students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, or related fields from the same University.




Materials


Initial Screening Submission:

  1. Single A1-size (594 x 841mm) in portrait OR landscape orientation is allowed to be designed, in .jpg format
  2. Written Statement in English and in Thai (if applicable) - each of maximum 300 words.




Competition Rules


  • The Competition Committee will not answer any questions about the theme.
  • All entries should not have been published or shown to public before including on social media.
  • Entries should not be submitted simultaneously to any other competitions - the entries would be considered disqualified.
  • Competition entries should not violate the copywrite of any other works.
  • Plagiarism is unacceptable - the entries would be considered disqualified.
  • Change of application contents by the entrant after initial screening announcement will not be accepted.
  • Copyrights on the entries will remain to the property of the entrants, but the Competition Committee will reserve the right to publish the winning entries in magazines and other media.




Competition Guidelines


Proposal are expected to express creativity and innovation strategy from interpreting the Competition Theme and URDC's core missions, from the initial screening round, until the Final Proposal, if applicable. URDC values overall skills of the candidates in person, not only design aesthetics. Especially for final rounds, the team would be evaluated in critical thinking, logical design process to solution, understanding of implementation, verbal communication, as well as professionalism.





Students' Competition

Registration


Please submit your team information in the Competition Registration. Athe registration is properly completed and the submission portal is open, procedures of initial submission will be sent by email.
One registration is only valid for one submission. For multiple submissions, register multiple times to receive individual registration number for each submission.




Eligibility


Team of 2 persons - Current Students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, or related fields from the same University.




Materials


Initial Screening Submission:

  1. Single A1-size (594 x 841mm) in portrait OR landscape orientation is allowed to be designed, in .jpg format
  2. Written Statement in English and in Thai (if applicable) - each of maximum 300 words.




Competition Rules


  • The Competition Committee will not answer any questions about the theme.
  • All entries should not have been published or shown to public before including on social media.
  • Entries should not be submitted simultaneously to any other competitions - the entries would be considered disqualified.
  • Competition entries should not violate the copywrite of any other works.
  • Plagiarism is unacceptable - the entries would be considered disqualified.
  • Change of application contents by the entrant after initial screening announcement will not be accepted.
  • Copyrights on the entries will remain to the property of the entrants, but the Competition Committee will reserve the right to publish the winning entries in magazines and other media.




Competition Guidelines


Proposal are expected to express creativity and innovation strategy from interpreting the Competition Theme and URDC's core missions, from the initial screening round, until the Final Proposal, if applicable. URDC values overall skills of the candidates in person, not only design aesthetics. Especially for final rounds, the team would be evaluated in critical thinking, logical design process to solution, understanding of implementation, verbal communication, as well as professionalism.





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 Celebrating the realization of the present, 
to become capable of foreseeing the possibilities of the future.
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“Canaries were used as sentinel species for use in detecting carbon monoxide in coal mining from around 1913 when the idea was suggested by John Scott Haldane. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide or asphyxiant gases such as methane in the mine would affect the bird before affecting the miners. 
Signs of distress from the bird indicated to the miners that conditions were unsafe. The birds were generally kept in carriers which had small oxygen bottles attached to revive the birds, so that they could be used multiple times within 
the mine. The use of miners' canaries in British mines was phased out in 1986.

The phrase "canary in a coal mine" is frequently used to refer to a person or thing which serves as an early warning of a coming crisis. By analogy, the term "climate canary" is used to refer to a species (called an indicator species) that is affected by an environmental danger prior to other species, thus serving as an early warning system for the other species
with regard to the danger.”

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Awards for URDC 2021

[to be announced soon]

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The Future belongs to you,

 

but it can only belong to you

if you participate and take charge

 

Kofi Annan

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7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

The Nobel Peace Prize, jointly presented to Kofi Annan and the United Nations, 2001

 

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