International Student Architectural Competition – UIA-HYP CUP 2019 - Sveriges Arkitekter


The Tianjin University School of Architecture and Chinese media company, Urban Environmental Design (UED), have launched the eighth edition of the 2019 UIA-HYP Cup, an annual, open international competition for architecture students from all over the world. The competition is organised with the support of the UIA.


Created in 2012, the overall theme of this annual competition is architecture in transformation. For the 2019 edition, Benedetta Tagliabue, jury chair, has chosen the topic ”Happy Spaces – Integrating Architecture and Landscape”.

”Architects can change people’s environment and influence their future in a positive way. They can create “happy spaces” that contribute to people’s well-being,” explained Ms. Tagliabue.

Participants can choose the location of their projects in a degraded urban area, preferably on the periphery (anywhere in the world). The site shall include a construction area and its environment. It must improve the environment and benefit the surrounding community.


Twelve prizes will be awarded as follows:

First prize (one team): 100,000 RMB (approx. US$15,000)
Second prize (three teams): 30,000 RMB (approx. US$4,500)
Third prize (eight teams): 10,000 RMB (approx. US$1,500 eight)
Honorary mentions will also be awarded.


The list of jury members will be announced soon.


30 August 2019 at 24:00 (GMT+8): Registration Deadline
20 September 2019 at 24:00 (GMT+8) : Submission Deadline
October 2019: Jury Meeting


This competition is open to architecture students from all over the world. Full-time students from recognised institutions (master’s and doctoral levels or graduates in 2019) may participate individually or in teams of a maximum of 4 people, with up to two people as educational leaders.


The language of the competition is English. There is no registration fee. Projects, in digital form, must be sent by e-mail.