Nova Design

2018 Theme :
Future Living Space

Nova Design

2018 Theme :
Future Living Space

Nova Design

2018 Theme :
Future Living Space

The Brief

 

We live in a time of great change. As paradigmatic shifts in technology, social networks and the physical environment constantly reshape our way of living, we can foresee that the living space of the future in 10 or even 5 years will be drastically different from what it is today.

How will we live in 2025 with updated basic needs and redefined living spaces? Perhaps, physical space and distance will further give way to digital connectivity, while inter-personal relationships will be complicated by our latest affair with artificial intelligence. Or, unsustainable urban development and the celebration of all things virtual will come to a halt and humans will engage in a renewed conversation with each other and the environment.

With a firm dedication to innovation, NOVA Property Investment Co., Ltd, a leading Chinese property investment and asset management platform, believes that these questions are worth investigating. In the past 3 years, NOVA has created novel business models as well as new physical spaces, and by initiating an annual design award program, NOVA hopes to further its mission in solving current problems and ushering in an era of positive change.

The inaugural NOVA Design Award invites applicants to imagine future living spaces in an urban setting, and intends to build a subsequent physical prototype to promote such creative thinking. It calls for new design proposals based on a single living unit, with a suggested gross floor area of no more than 50 square meters and a clear height not exceeding 6 meters, as part of a high-density context in a first-tier Chinese city.

NOVA hopes that this exercise will stimulate innovation and open unlimited possibilities. The future is now.

News

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Submission Procedure & Guidelines

Submission Procedure
& Guidelines

  • The official language of the competition is English. Submissions should use metric units.
  • Submissions shall include boards, completed competition forms and other optional files, to be sent as one digital package. The total size should be under 20MB (exclusive of optional video file).
  • Names of submitted files shall start with the registration number and note the type of the file, e.g. “NDA0001_boards.pdf”, or “NDA0001_video.mp4”.
  • Boards shall be combined as one single PDF, including 2-4 boards in A2 size (420mm×594mm) and in landscape layout.
  • Boards shall have a 3mm white margin all around, with the registration number noted on the upper-right corner as “ID-number”, e.g. “NDA0001-1”.
  • Plan
  • 2 or more section drawings
  • 2 or more perspective drawings
  • Name of the scheme and a “Manifesto on Future Living” as the design description (no less than 250 words)
  • Completed competition forms.
  • Optional materials to sufficiently showcase the design scheme, including but not limited to: video (no more than 2 minutes long), analytical diagrams, isometric drawings, details or drawings describing the material and/or construction aspects of the scheme, photos of physical models, plans for physical constructions.
  • Except for optional video and completed competition forms, all other materials shall be incorporated into the boards.
  1. The competition is open to the public and no prerequisite is required. Each participating team shall consist of no more than 5 members. Please provide detailed information of the team through the Confirmation on Team Information form.
  2. Each team shall appoint 1 contact person throughout the competition.
  3. Registration opens on June 1, 2018 and closes on July 1, 2018 at 11:59PM Beijing time (GMT +8:00); Registration is mandatory. Teams who don’t register will not be able to participate.
  4. Registration is through the website: www.nova-award.com. After successful registration, the participant will receive a registration number and be able to download other information, including forms such as Confirmation on Team Information and Declaration of Originality.
  5. Entries shall be submitted digitally, including forms which should be completed, signed and scanned. Please package all files as one zipped package, upload it onto file-sharing sites such as Baidu Cloud or WeTransfer, and provide the download link to the competition organizing committee. Please ensure that the link will work for a week following the deadline.
  6. Please submit a link to download the submission package, along with the registration number, on www.nova-award.com; the Organizing Committee will confirm the receipt of the submissions within 24 hours via email.
  7. The deadline for submission is 11:59PM Beijing time (GMT +8:00) on July 31, 2018. Hard copy or late submissions will not be accepted.
  8. With the assistance of the competition organizing committee, the Jury will review the entries. Five finalists will be announced on August 6, 2018.
  9. NOVA DAY will be held in Shanghai as a one day event featuring a design forum and the awards ceremony, where the jury will announce the final awards after on-site presentations by the finalists.

Calendar

June 1

July 1

July 31

August 6

August 25

Free registration opens

Registration closes
11:59PM, Beijing Time (GMT +8:00)

Submission deadline
11:59PM, Beijing Time (GMT +8:00)

Announcement of finalists

NOVA DAY
finalists presentation, design forum and awards ceremony

June 1

Free registration opens

July 1

Registration closes
11:59PM, Beijing Time (GMT +8:00)

July 31

Submission deadline
11:59PM, Beijing Time (GMT +8:00)

August 6

Announcement of finalists

August 25

NOVA DAY
finalist presentation, design forum and awards ceremony

Jury

Qian Wang
Co-founder, Chairman, Co-CEO of NOVA Property Investment Co., Ltd.

Carlo Ratti
Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
Founding Partner, Carlo Ratti Associati

Anouk Legendre
Architect
Co-founder of XTU

Oke Hauser
Creative Lead for MINI LIVING

Maggie Peng
Architect, former Design Lead and Environments Designer at IDEO, Shanghai

Becky Quintal
Head of Content, ArchDaily

Han Zhang
The Country manager and Executive editor of ArchDaily China

Judging Criteria

1. Innovation

2. Relationship with Technology

3. Sustainability*

4. Prototype Feasibility

*Not limited to environmental performance.
*Criteria above are for reference only and arranged in no specific order.
The competition is open to all creative ideas.

Prizes

The Jury will select 5 finalist teams, who will be invited to attend NOVA DAY – the culmination of the competition including a design forum and the awards ceremony. Teams will also be asked to pitch their entries to the Jury at the ceremony, where the final awards will be determined.

All finalist teams will receive a cash award and a NOVA Design Award certificate. Finalist entries will be published on acclaimed media platforms. NOVA welcomes all members of the finalist teams to the events, but will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses for only 1 representative from each finalist team.

Winning entries may result in a physical prototype by NOVA in 2019.

Final Awards

1st

First prize :
6,000 USD

2nd

Second prize :
3,000 USD

Honorable
Mention

3 Honorable Mentions :
1,500 USD each

1st

1 First prize :
6,000 USD

2nd

1 Second prize :
3,000 USD

Honorable
Mention

3 Honorable
Mentions :
1,500 USD each

1st

2nd

Honorable
Mention

First prize :
6,000 USD each

Second prize :
3,000 USD

3 Honorable
Mentions :
1,500 USD each

Total cash awards : 13,500 USD

*The amount of the awards are exclusive of Chinese domestic tax and fees and that of the country of the participant.