Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition

Deadline: 20 October 2017
Open to: anyone interested in building a futuristic city from scratch
Award: USD 30,000 for the 1st Place winning project


Yilong Futuristic City International Design Competition is an initiative for a conversation on the modern city life founded on nature and an opportunity to build a futuristic city from scratch.

Yilong District is the most promising area in Guizhou, China, and its core area-Qiushui Lake is facing a revolution in urban design. With Qiushui lake area as the design objective, this competition is looking for a futuristic and sustainable new city.


1.Please submit the digital version of drawings and related documents to futuristiccity@163.com;

2.Language: English (Title and main project description should include English). Mainland China participants can provide Chinese and English drawings; China Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and international participants can provide English drawings;

3.Scale and dimensions must be in metric units;

4.Design drawings: 
1)A1 (594mm * 841mm) panel in vertical version. Each work could compose 3 drawings at most, and only first 3 drawings will be considered if more drawings are submitted. The drawing should include site-plan that can fully express the design intention; plans, elevations and sections especially of key spots; perspective drawing, illustrations and a design description of about 500 words (to be integrated in the pictures and drawings). There is no limitation on proportion and ways of presentation.
2)Booklet in A3 size (420mm*297mm), no more than 20 pages.
3)Supplementary documents (like model photos and videos) if necessary.


Recognizable scanned copy of passport and student card should be attached in the e-mail. Participants are responsible for the authenticity of the documents. A TXT document must be attached in the e-mails of the submission, which include participants’ name, registration number, e-mail address, mobile phone number, name and contact information of the advisor (if any), the full name of the school and department or full name of the design company, title of the proposal and a brief design description.

6.Drawing layout: 
1)Please use Indesign as layout software (please follow design drawing requirements), and output file of Indesign is required (including “links”).
2)For participants could not use Indesign, please provide a sorted file named after designer’s name, which consists of all the images used in the layout (300 dpi, long side is more than 1500 pixels) and text (txt). Images should name after content (e.g. first floor plan1).


More than USD 80,000 will be awarded in prizes, of which approximately USD 30,000 are reserved for the 1st Place winning project. Certificates will also be awarded and Honorable Mentions will be announced.

The winning projects are expected to be implemented, and a detailed proposal is in accordance with the determination of local government.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please register here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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