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Planning and Design for Beautiful Hebei – The 2nd Q-City International Student Design Competition

As an important part of the “The Second Hebei International Urban Planning and Design Competition”, “Planning and Design for Beautiful Hebei – The 2nd Q-City International College Student Design Competition (China·Xingtai)” revolves around the topic of “Quality City”, aiming at the transformation and improvement of urban quality. 

The competition explores the ideas and methods of urban micro renewal and strives to enhance the value of existing factors through limited investment, precise design and persevering implementation strategies. The aim of the competion is to hopefully generate big impacts with small intervention in the end. It is also a continuity and development after the success of first Hebei International Urban Planning and Design Competition held in Qinhuangdao, China.

This international competition is based on Hebei province Xingtai City’s actual context, which is full of historical heritage and development potential. Taking public spaces as the fulcrum, it is open to all college students, from home and abroad, in urban planning, architectural design, landscape design, art design and so on, and is aimed to solicit creative renewal proposals for urban microscopic spaces. The design content include 1) Urban Renovation, 2) Smart City Furniture, 3) Health & Sports Facilities, 4) Public Art Installations and other buildings or installations that can stimulate the vitality of city, offering new perspective, new stage and new focus for the richness and vividness of daily life. The prize-winning works will have the opportunity to be implemented in Xingtai City, and the final decision will be made by local government.



The 2nd Q-City International Student Design Competition


May 15, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Registration Deadline:

24:00(GMT+8), May 15, 2019

Submission Deadline:

24:00(GMT+8), May 31st, 2019

Competition Email & Registration:


Sponsor: Hebei Provincial People’s Government
Organizer: Hebei Provincial Department of Housing & Urban-Rural Development, Xingtai Municipal People’s Government
Organizational Unit:Xingtai Natural Resources and Planning Bureau
Planning and Execution Unit: Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine


First Prize (1 team): Certificate + Bonu 100,000RMB (before tax, around 15,000USD)
Second Prize (4 teams): Certificate + Bonus 30,000RMB (before tax, around 4,500USD)
Third Prize (10 teams): Certificate + Bonus 10,000RMB (before tx, around 1,500 USD)
Hononorable Mention (several teams): Certificate + UED magazine
The prize-winning projects might be implemented on site and the local government has the final say

Basic Information about Xingtai:

Xingtai is located in the southern part of Hebei province, adjacent to Shandong province in the east with Wei Canal as the boundary, west to Shanxi province, north and northeast to Shijiazhuang and Hengshui, south to Handan. This Land has bred a large number of great figures and events that have a great impact on China and the world, leaving behind a rich historical and cultural relic during the 3500-year-old civilization.

Call for proposals
  • 2019/05/15 - 2019/05/31

  • Xingtai

  • Q City Plan-UED-CBC