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International Student Competition in Architectural

UIA-HYP CUP 2021 International Student Competition in Architectural Design

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Applications are open for UIA-HYP CUP 2021 International Student Competition in Architectural Design. Each year, the UIA-HYP Cup is chaired by an internationally renowned architectural master, and the jury panel is selected from among the world’s most outstanding architects and deans from schools of architecture. To boost the architectural education which mainly focuses on basic skill training in its conventional and progressive system, UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition takes the role as an external platform for student to embrace a brand new thinking approach in order to improve their comprehensive problem solving skill, meanwhile it is also some kind of headhunter for discovering emerging elite architects.

UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design” was initiated in 2012. It is internationally sponsored by the Union International des Architects (UIA), organized by the School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant Co. Ltd. is the Exclusive Naming Sponsor. It is an annual architectural competition which has been successfully held for 9 years.


  • 1st Prize (1 team): Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.15, 000 USD) (before tax)
  • 2nd Prize (3 teams): Certificate and 30,000 RMB (approx.4, 500 USD) (before tax)
  • 3rd Prize (8 teams): Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1, 500 USD) (before tax)
  • Honorable Mentions (several teams)
  • Honor Certificate
  • Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded certificates.


  • UIA-HYP CUP 2021 International Student Competition in Architectural Design is open to all architecture and relevant major students around the globe. Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including master and PhD candidates and graduate students of 2021) can participate alone or as a team with team members of no more than four people and advisors of no more than two.
  • Participants/Teams must submit the digital version of drawings and related documents to [email protected] before the submission deadline, 24:00(GMT+8) October 10th, 2021. The organizing committee accepts no printed version. Entries will be printed and exhibited together in due time.


  • Individual participants and groups must agree with and follow the competition requirements and regulations.
  • The organizing committee reserves its right of final interpretation.
  • Entries with words or pictures relating to the name or department of participants in the digital drawings and the video will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Participants have the copyright, while the organization committee can exercise all other rights except authorship.
  • Entries that have been submitted to other competitions, published on other public occasions or found to be similar to other works in terms of design ideas will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Juries cannot act as advisers to participants; otherwise, participants will be disqualified from the competition.
  • Each participant can only register in one team.
  • Each group is only allowed to submit one piece of work. Repeated submission is prohibited. Once discovered, the organizing committee owns the right to choose any one of them.
  • Furthermore, the information of the team is based on the final submission of the TXT file.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline10 October,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUED Magazine



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