September 22, 2014, Haidian, Beijing, China. MCM Group International CEO Michael Mitchell was invited on the Jury for UIA-HYP Cup 2014 International Student Competition in Architectural Design which took place at Tsinghua University on September 20th, 2014. Out of a total of 867 submitted entries, 42 were recognized with awards, including one First Prize, 3 Second Prizes, 9 Third Prizes and 29 Honorable Mention Awards. “The Unexpected STORM in Nicosia, Cyprus” by Biel Susanna Viladot from Polytechnic University of Cataloniaand and Stefanos Theodorou from Aalto University won first prize.
UIA-HYP Cup 2014 International Student Competition in Architectural Design is supported by the Union of International Architects (UIA), who hosted the event at their School of Architecture, as well as by Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design（UED）Magazine Press. The co-hosting organizations are the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and World Architecture Magazine. Advising Institutions include Chinese National Supervision Committee of Higher Architecture Education, Chinese National Evaluation Committee of Higher Architecture Education and Architecture Art Committee of China Artists Association with exclusive naming sponsor, Shanghai Hyp-arch Architectural Design Consultant Inc.
Daniel Libeskind, internationally renowned Architect Executive Jury Chairman: Cui Kai Chinese Academy of Engineering; Chief Architect of China Architecture Design and Research Group (CAG)
Preston Scott Cohen, Professor of Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
Christoph Gengnagel, Director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of the Arts Berlin
Karl Otto Ellefsen, Director of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Kijo Rokkaku, Architect，Emeritus professor of Tokyo University of the Arts，Distinguished Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts
Michael C. Mitchell, Founder of MCM Group International, founding Board Member of U.S. National Foundation for the Improvement of Education (NFIE)
Zhuang Weimin, Dean of the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Li Zhenyu, Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Wang Jianguo, Dean of the School of Architecture, Southeast University
Zhang Qi, Dean of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Zhong Dekun, Dean of the School of Architecture and urban planning, Shenzhen University
Weijen Wang, Dean of the Architecture Department, Hong Kong
University; Principal of Wang Weijie Architecture Zhang Li Professor of the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University; Chief Editor of World Architecture Magazine
Peng Lixiao, Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine; Specially Appointed Professor of the School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Gong Jun, Executive Director, General Manager and Design Director of HYP Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.
Kong Yuhang, Deputy Dean of the School of Architecture, Tianjin
The topic of the 2014 competition is “Unexpected City,” a city of wonder, a city where imagination, creativity, and the new boldly surpass what has been. The Unexpected City will discover new relationships between ancient tradition, modernity and technology. It will offer a new perspective on living space, nature, and respect for everyone while featuring specific architectural and urban projects. After all, home is not only ‘where the heart is’ but where the house and neighborhood reside. We expect a high level of intellectual ambition, artistic originality and freedom of thought to bear on those who build in this world and on those who participate in these awards.