Swinburne Design Challenge 2019



Organized by Swinburne University of Technology with local partner University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City Theme: Community and Smart City

Vietnamese cities, including Ho Chi Minh City are moving towards the Smart Cities' status. Much attention has been put into developing strategies for smart cities with a focus on technology and health, information and communication technology (ICT) and big data infrastructure, e-government energy efficiency. Minimum effort has been put into public understanding of smart city ideas and community experiences induding participation in smart city development. To address this gap, Vietnamese students as an essential part of the local community are invited to participate in this design challenge

This project calls for design entries for the theme of Community and Smart City to facilitate understanding and knowledge sharing across different stakeholders and communities involved in design for smart city "What does smort city mean to you as a student? How Vietnamese cities, How do you imagine living in a smart city? What particular characteristics/qualities does a smart city have in your observation as well as imagination? How can you visually present your ideas of a smart city via designing a community space/hub?"


  + 1st $700 USD and Swinburne Design Trophy

  + 2nd $500 USD

  + 3 rd $300 USD

  + Five Honourable Mentions $100 USD each

Submission Deadline 22nd of April 2019

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