About Vertical Cities Asia Competition

The Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition is organised by the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE), and is sponsored by the World Future Foundation (WFF) and Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corporation.

The competition was launched on 1 January 2011, premised on the belief that a new paradigm of high density compact urban development was necessary for rapidly urbanising Asia, which is besieged by massive rural-urban migrations. Either existing urban architectural models will continue to be recycled to accommodate increasing populations with devastating effects on land, infrastructure, and the environment or new models of urban architecture will be formed to take on the specifics of Asian urban development.

Through this series of international student competitions, we hope to stimulate our students to think about this critical issue and propose solutions. A one square kilometre territory will be the subject of the Competition. This area, to house 100,000 people living and working, sets the stage for tremendous research and investigation into urban density, verticality, domesticity, work, food, infrastructure, nature, ecology, structure, and program – their holistic integration and the quest for visionary paradigm will be the challenges of this urban and architectural invention.

 

VCA Steering Committee

  • Professor Heng Chye Kiang
    School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Ho Puay Peng
    School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Professor Huang Yiru
    College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
  • Professor Zhu Wenyi
    School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
  • Professor Hidetoshi Ohno
    Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo
  • Professor Karin Laglas
    Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology
  • Professor Alfredo Brillembourg
    Faculty of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich
  • Professor Jennifer Wolch
    College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley
  • Professor Monica Ponce de Leon
    A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
  • Professor Marilyn Jordan Taylor
    School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Mr Roy Hao
    Beijing Vantone Citylogic Investment Corp.
  • Mr Lu Bo
    World Future Foundation
  • Ms Ong Siew Sze
    World Future Foundation
  • Associate Professor Wong Yunn Chii
    Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Prof Cheah Kok Ming
    Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Dr Cho Im Sik
    Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
  • Ms Cardith Hung
    School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
 

VCA Organising Committee

  • Associate Prof Cheah Kok Ming (Chair)
  • Dr Cho Im Sik (Co-chair)
  • Ms Cardith Hung (Admin Executive)
  • Mr Marcus Wong (Publicity)
  • Ms Sally Ng (Finance)
  • Mr Philip Tay (Logistics)
  • Ms Dorothy Man (IT support)
  • Associate Professor Ng Wai Keen (Publication)
  • Mr Tomohisa Miyauchi (Publication)
  • Dr Jeffrey Chan (Exhibition)
  • Prof Erwin Viray (Convener of Jury Forum 2014)
 

VCA 2014 Supporting Institution

Mumbai Transformation Support Unit
All India Institute of Local Self Government
3rd floor, 11/13, Botawala Building,
Hornimon Circle, Fort Mumbai 400 023
http://www.visionmumbai.org/

We are most thankful to Mumbai Transformation Support Unit (MTSU) for providing us with the site information for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition 2014. They are also hosting briefing sessions in Mumbai for the participating teams and giving a guest lecture in VCA 2014.

 

We have formed an alliance of 10 universities that have agreed to undertake these series of competitions for a period of 5 years. The 10 participating institutions are:

Asia

Name
Website
Address
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National University of Singapore (host)
http://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/
Department of Architecture
School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive
Singapore 117 566
Name
Website
Address
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:
:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
http://www.arch.cuhk.edu.hk/
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Room 514, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong SAR, China
Name
Website
Address
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:
:
Tongji University
http://www.tongji-arch.org/
College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP)
1239 Siping Road
Shanghai, China (200092)
Name
Website
Address
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:
:
Tsinghua University
http://arch.tsinghua.edu.cn/eng/
School of Architecture Tsinghua University
Peking China (100084)
Name
Website
Address
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:
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University of Tokyo
http://www.arch.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
Department of Architecture Graduate School of Engineering
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Europe

North America