Architecture Students Win Awards in China's "Challenge Cup"

Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Zhejiang University, initiated the "Challenge Cup" Competition of Science and Technology back in 1989. Today, the Challenge Cup is regarded as China’s most prestigious innovation and technology competition for university students to present their scientific and technological inventions. It has also become an international competition.

The SABD students with their winning awards.

This year’s theme was ‘Smart Green Cities’, and the focus was on developing smart-green urban designs strategies that addressed the issues of sustainable cities. The ‘Theme-based Competition’ event was opened to full time undergraduate students from the Mainland and Hong Kong as well as from universities from within the Asian region including Malaysia. In total some 460 entries were competing, and the event Finals were held in Hong Kong on July 28th.

Two teams from Taylor's University, each with five architecture students participated. The first Taylor's project team won both the Second Prize as well as the Best Poster Award for their ‘Wheels of Change’ design strategy, which focused on innovative ideas for smart-green bicycles. The second project team focused on ‘Transforming Monsoon Flow’ which developed innovative smart-green open spaces for use as monsoon drains. For this project, this team won Third Prize.

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