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1st Competition - FUTURE CITY: SMART DESIGN FOR POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

1st Competition - FUTURE CITY: SMART DESIGN FOR POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

ABOUT COMPETITION

As an estimated 70% of the world population will live in cities by 2050, architecture, urban design, and planning against pandemic will become even more important in years to come. But the pandemic also offers a chance to change and prepare for our future. This is the time for us to reshape the way our cities are built, maintained, and lived in. The question is: How should we shape our city for the unknown future?

The global COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic has severe negative impacts on all aspects of social life in 2020. It has rapidly spread around the world, posing enormous health, economic, environmental, and social challenges to the entire human population.

Future city: Smart design for the post-pandemic world is a first competition launched by Institute of Smart City and Management (ISCM), University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city (UEH) in partnership with University of Architecture Hochiminh city, Hochiminh city the University of Technology, Handong Global University, Technical The University of Mandalay, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Le Cnam, University of Melbourne. The competition is sponsored by HTE Global Co. Ltd, Handong Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd., and Korea Institute of Building Energy Technology. In this very first competition, participants are asked to look at the existing urban built environment and imagine how it should cope with the future pandemic.

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Activities

International Launch Event of UEH - ISCM

Institute of Smart City and Management (ISCM)-University of Economics HCMC (UEH) today has successfully organized an international launch event, along with the prize-giving ceremony for the 1st international design contest “Future city: a design for the post-pandemic world”.

Award Ceremony for the 1st International Design Competition

Along with the launch of the international event of Institue of Smart City and Management (UEH - ISCM), the award ceremony for the competition was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 25, 2020.

In this very first competition, participants are asked to look at the existing urban built environment and imagine how it should cope with the future pandemic.

Participants are free to either extend these existing areas and transform them or propose a new design on a site of their choice.

This competition encourages participants to be bold and think outside the box. How can architecture, urban design, and planning responses to the resilience of cities during and after the pandemic outbreaks?

Winning participants need to apply unique strategies and creative designs to tackle the disease crisis, taking technology development into account.

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