Urban Passage Competition

Submission of the candidacy files/ Login
(Deadline (GMT 24:00) 31th Dec. 2014)

CALL OF INNOVATION: Small Moves! Big Impact! 

SHANGHAI, partner of the IVM international program Passages 

launches an Open, public and international call for projects of ideas   

directed at professional working in the architectural and urban domain

 under 40 years of age.

Organized by City-on-the-Move Institute (IVM international)Tongji University, Expo Shanghai Group



Context: Implementation of a new CBD in the eastern part of Shanghai 2010 Expo site: « Better City, Better life ». The goal is not to transform the master plan in its main lines, but to make additions as a set of passages interconnecting the different parts of the site, the area with the city, with its direct surroundings and the transportation nodes.

What kind of passages can be created in the Eastern part of the Expo 2010 site? How to create a real living urban district, managing connections from metropolitan mobility to soft mobility with a diversity of uses? How to link the site to its natural and built environment?

Shanghai is known for its investments in public transport: new subway lines, buses, development of roadwork have widely contributed to its development. To develop intermodality and the reasoned usage of the various ways of transportation, it is necessary to pay attention on the quality of spaces that facilitate change from one mode of transport to another, which open up the often mono-functional neighborhoods that call to heart human scale of course with bridges, walkways, pathways. These places are not only functional infrastructure, but also can be genuine public spaces that offer perspectives on the landscape, home to a variety of uses and activities, are spots guidance and information, facilitate walkability and cohabitation of speediness and slow.

The Passages of the 21th century city: 

Essential links in our journeys around the city

An urban mobility issue in all the world’s cities

Facilitating transitions

The micro-intervention with (almost) immediate effects

A social issue

Opening up the passage, it is to give access rights to the city





Two steps:

Step 1: Pre‐selection

01.11.2014: Launching of the competition and opening of the website with presentation of the competition topic and the site’s file, the elements necessary to the candidates to make a candidacy file.

31 December 2014: Deadline for submission on website: www.ivmchina.org.cn

02-15 January 2015: selection of the 8 teams who will participate to the workshop


Step 2: Design workshop

13-19 March 2015: Workshop with the 8 selected teams

Day 1 - Friday 13 March Sites’ visit and discussion with the local actors

Day 2.3.4 - Saturday14, Sunday15 and Monday 16March Development of the 8 strategic projects

Day 5 – Tuesday 17 March: Presentation to the jury, Analyze by the jury, Remarks communicated to the teams

Day 6- Wednesday 18 March: Day of finalization of the 8 strategic projects

Day7- Thursday 19March: Public presentation of the 8 strategic projects and debate

+ Elaboration of recommendations by the jury to the clients

+ Prizes’ award

+ Public presentation by the jury in Tongji University: argumentation of the awarded prizes and recommendations to EXPOLAND for further actions.


Exhibition and Publication

The results of the competition will be presented in exhibition and publication by Shanghai organizer.  IVM international will promote the winner’s results and organize international events.  

Partners : Organized by City-on-the-Move Institute (IVM international)Tongji University, Expo Shanghai Group

                 Supported by Eastern China Architecture Design Group, Shanghai Urban Planning Institute


The Passages Program is an Action-research project in partnership with the cities of Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, Toronto, Tours, Valparaiso, Paris… for the implementation of demonstration projects, academic exchanges and architectural and cultural events.

More information about international passage program: http://passages-ivm.com/en

More information about Shanghai Passage Program: http://passages-ivm.com/en/demonstrations

Inquiry: passage-shanghai@ivmchina.org.cn


世博集团总裁的信息:Message Expoland-President

Any other questions please send email topassage-shanghai@ivmchina.org.cn


Submission of the candidacy files/ Login
(Deadline (GMT 24:00) 31th Dec. 2014)

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