Changping Urban Renewal New Scene Design Competition, Beijing / China

With the popularization of urban renewal in urban development, more and more people pay attention to activating good content and scenes in urban spaces. Based on existing buildings and street space, public art and curation have undoubtedly become the most cost-effective means of urban space bar activation. However, due to the rapid construction in the past 30 years, there have been apparent innovations in hardware and software equipment, resulting in the current problem of talent drainage. Through this urban renewal new scene design competition, we hope to recruit excellent creative teams to rethink urban renewal's entry point and methodology from a broad curatorial perspective.

Since the first Echigo-Tsumari Art Field in 2000, Mr Fram Kitagawa has started a global immersive experience tourism model that takes art out of the white box as a footnote, drives community building and business flow, and opens cultural exchanges. Concerns and thoughts on curating in a broad sense beyond the art museum itself. The professionalism, coordinating ability and leadership possessed by curators, combined with the business model, organizational model, social form, space form, and communication science, will explode enormous creative energy, gather collective wisdom, stimulate regional vitality, and incubate innovative format.

AIM challenge
The design scope of this competition is the sidewalks and related public spaces on both sides of Government Street, Changping District, Beijing. Through the thinking of broad curation and combined with the demands of urban renewal, art and design closely related to citizens' lives are created in a low-cost and high-level way. And other interactive methods can include but are not limited to: art installations, flash actions, space micro-renovation, visual enhancement, etc. We hope that the participating teams can rejuvenate the neighbourhood, promote street activities, improve the quality of scenes, expand communication, promote community building, attract public participation, drive commercial value, and promote the urban renewal of Changping through broad curation.

Competition setting
Track 1:
Curation in a broader sense
Carry out curatorial activities based on the whole street or a particular area of Changping Government Street, or plan flash mobs. Realize the aesthetic improvement of spatial vision, stimulate the vitality of the block with broad curatorial thinking, and create more spatial value.
Suitable for individuals or team subjects with specific social influence. Types include but are not limited to curation, flash mob, etc.
The curator or team needs to submit a complete curatorial plan, which mainly includes: space interpretation, organizational model, communication channels, expected results, cost budget, and the commercial and social values that will be generated.

Track 2: Monomer unit
Within the scope of Changping Government Street, a particular street public space is reasonably selected as the design site for the art installation. Through the design and creation of art installations, the quality of street space is improved, and fun and interaction are added based on improving space utilization.
It is suitable for creators or teams who are creative about the scene and can complete a single piece of art. Types include but are not limited to: art installations, urban furniture, etc.
It is necessary to submit a complete work plan, and the main contents include the design concept, design concept, work renderings, work details, work value, cost budget, etc.

Track 3: Micro-transformation of space
Aiming at the overall street space or a specific area of Changping Government Street, the space micro-renovation is carried out. From the perspective of space design, the design method of small-scale catalytic intervention can effectively improve and enhance the living environment and create a higher quality of life.
Types include but are not limited to: street interface renovation design, space function renovation and improvement design, municipal infrastructure skin design, street landscape improvement, signage system design, space art design, etc.
A complete design plan needs to be submitted, the main content including design concept, design analysis, renderings, material usage and project budget estimates, etc.

Track 1: General Curation (one for each)
IP Empowerment Award, Community Building Award, business value Award

Track 2: Single Unit (one for each)
Best art presentation

Track 3: Space micro-transformation (one for each)
Best space design value award

Popular vote
Public Popularity Award

On December 17, 2022, the official website will be officially launched, and the competition will be released;
In late December 2022, online Q&A & work camp;
February 15, 2023, the deadline for the collection of works;
In late February 2023, competition professional review and public voting;
From late February to March 2023, the results of the competition will be released and landed;

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