SHAPE and SHAPELESS
TRANSCENDENCE OF HUMANITY & NATURE
「形而上者謂之道，形而下者謂之器」《周易》, ‘shapes’ contains both meanings of philosophical and physical. 「因緣所生法，我說即是空」《中觀論》, ‘shapeless’ goes beyond emptiness, but every existence follows ‘Yuan’. Proper translation of ‘shape and shapeless’, therefore, has long been debatable - may it be ‘metaphysical’, ‘abstract ideal’ or ‘empirical’ - as these words are neither comprehensive nor holistic.
THE STUDENT CATEGORY
The student design competition with the theme of ‘shape and shapeless’ challenges participants to interpret and redefine ‘shapes’ or ‘shapeless’ through an architectural intervention design proposal that transcends humanity and nature. The submissions are expected to reflect the spirit of physicality and philosophy aspects of ‘shapes’ or ‘shapeless’, and open a platform to discuss the direction of future development in the context of the Straits and the Belt and Road.
Any current full-time student studying in Architecture - related courses offered in the cross-strait regions (Hong Kong, Mainland, Taiwan and Macau).
INDIVIDUAL / TEAM SUBMISSION
Individual or team submission (each team has maximum four students; each student is allowed for one submission either in individual or team basis only).
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