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Students from School of Architecture and Fine Art of DUT Won Their First Championship in the International Student Competition in Architectural Design

Nov 21, 2019 Shi Jinlu

     T h e   “UIA-H YP Cup  2019  International Student Competition  in Architectural Design” review meeting ended  in Tianjin University  o n October 24 th . The work “ Living  in Fog” designed by Wu Ruoyu, Zhang Xiaoke, Liu Yaojia and Xin Zhiyuan, which  guided by Zhang Yu and Fan Yue  from School of Architecture and Fine Art of DUT won the first prize, and a bonus of  100,000 yuan.

  The “UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design” began in 2012 and was held by International Union of Architects (UIA). After six years of implementation, the "HYP Cup" has become the most influential international student architectural design competition in China.

The chairman of the jury, Benedetta Tagliabue, comments on the award-winning work that it is dedicated to symbolizing the new bond between human and the natural environment. She thinks that the idea is very unique and the structure design is very novel, so the jury are fully impressed by its charm.

The work was inspired by "Xiaoxiang Wonderful View", a painting of Mi Youren's in Northern Song Dynasty. Spreading out the cloud and mist with ink and wash, the painting captures the essence of "misty rain" and presents it in the work.

This award-winning work comes from the 2019 undergraduate graduation design of architecture. It is a joint graduation design of DUT, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hunan University and Shenzhen University. School of Architecture and Fine Art has been actively engaged in professional construction with a solid and rigorous attitude, especially for the final part of professional training - graduation design. Over the years, the architecture major has adhered to the inter-institution and inter-disciplinary cooperation of graduation design, with a student coverage rate of more than 50%. The school has been laying great emphasis on teaching research, and won the National Excellent Teaching Plan in 2016. It has also been strictly standardizing management, and implemented the external audit system of undergraduate graduation design in 2019. This award is an outstanding achievement in the process of talent training of School of Architecture and Fine Art, and it has given important support to the construction of first-class professionalism.