The Global Schindler Award (GSA) has recently opened its registration for the 2015 competition, inviting architecture students to participate.
With US $150,000 in prizes, the GSA enables students from around the world to share their ideas for creating open and inclusive urban environments, using the key competition theme of mobility. The competition concept – Designing the City as a Resource – will aid in the creation of specific proposals for a given site in Shenzhen, part of the Pearl River Delta in China.
The competition is an excellent opportunity for young architects to have their designs judged by an international jury of renowned experts from a diverse range of fields, including Prof. Phillip Rode of LSE Cities, Prof. Kongjian Yu of Turenscape, Prof. Farshid Moussavi of Harvard University, Mr. Yan Meng, of Urbanus, Mr. Jackie Han, president of Schindler Elevator, China and more. The Global Schindler Award also gives students a chance to contribute to facing some of the most important challenges shared by societies around the world: from the provision of public space and environmental concerns to the better integration of economy, politics and the built environment.
GSA 2015 will conclude with an award ceremony in Hong Kong, in April 2015. Teams that are nominated for prizes, along with their faculty supervisors, will be invited to attend.
The Global Schindler Award competition is a joint project between the Schindler Group and the Chair of Prof. Kees Christiaanse at ETH Zurich.