Urban design competition for the Yujiapu District in China

The peoples government of Tanggu District announces an international call for candidatures. From among these candidatures, eight architectural teams will be chosen to participate in the international ideas competition for the urban design of Yujiapu District in Tianjin. The International Union of Architects has approved this international ideas competition, by invitation and in one stage that adheres to the UIA-UNESCO regulations on international competitions.

The peoples government of Tanggu District, Tianjin municipality, is organizing the competition. The urban planning programme includes the general layout of a 3.44-square-kilometre area and the design of a 500,000-square-metre financial and commercial city centre.

The international jury is composed as follows:

Simon Allford, architect, United Kingdom, UIA representative
Stig L. Andersson, architect, Denmark
Bruno Fortier, architect, town planner, France
Michael Sorkin, architect, USA
Deci Zou, town planner, China
Kai Cui, architect, China
Zhengshan Wang, Local Government representative, China

Architects worldwide are invited to submit their candidatures until October 15, 2007. Documents and registration forms may be downloaded on the competition FTP server at the following address:

For more information, please visit www.uia-architectes.org, e-mail tjcncompetition@vip.163.com, or telephone +86 22 6621 9343.