URS China Interactive Public Art Installation Design Competition 2020 LINGYUN LANE  is open to art institutes, design and digital media institutes and universities across the world, where the installation will be placed in an urban renewal project “Lingyun Lane” in Xuhui District, Shanghai, China.

The competition is jointly launched by URS China (an operation platform of urban renewal and development in China) and Young Bird Plan (an international design competition brand), which calls for submissions of interactive public art installation designed for the project of Lingyun Lane through the participation of professionals and enthusiasts in the arts, design and digital media circles, so as to make the project more artistic, interesting and interactive. Besides, the possibility of urban renewal project activation shall be also further explored and discussed. 

Meanwhile, the installation will become the distinctive symbol of URS China’s urban renewal projects. A series of creative and unique entrances will create a culture of art community by integrating interactive art and public life. Also, the installation will bring people closer together by interacting with surrounding users so as to improve environmental quality and people’s happiness.

Base Introduction


The project of Lingyun Lane is located in No. 400 Tiandeng Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China (in Lingyun sub-district ) with a long history, profound culture, strong science and technology. And it lays in the center of Caohejing-Huajing-the Belt of Innovation and Start-up under Xuhui District’s 13th five-year plan.

Lingyun Lane is 2 kilometers away from Shanghai South Railway Station, accessible directly by Bus No. 156. ECUST metro station to be opened in 2020. Around the project, there is East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai High School and other famous schools. Besides, 200,000 residents live in the communities nearby, which makes the project a gathering place.

Renewal Plan

Leisure space for the new community

Establish new relations among neighbors.  It is not only a public sitting room for residents but a social lecture hall of famous universities and colleges and a converging place for creative minds.

New ecological office

A group of people with common hobbies and targets contributes to the community-style office. Such office space will create a cooperative, sharing and win-win working mode, which makes individuals feel free and inspires innovation.

A new elegant living mall

A life plaza for people to gather randomly at any time. The high-quality business of all industries will be integrated, making it a perfect place for people to take a walk, have food, go shopping, take a rest, read books and go on retreats.

With the project of “Lingyun Lane” by URS China, it is expected to keep people’s warm memory towards the community in such fast-paced development of urban renovation.

The inclusive and open space will connect people closely and create more possibilities in community life. People are encouraged to reconstruct the city, keep the warmth of the community and input more energetic blood so as to build a creative community of new ecology.

Note: For detailed information on Lingyun Lane, please download the documents (Part 3).

Design Goal

The competition aims to create distinctive entrances for URS China’s urban renewal project Lingyun Lane, which is located in No. 400 Tiandeng Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China. It is expected to bring people closely with the project, interact positively with users and show the inclusiveness and openness of the urban living room through the interactive public art installation.


The installation will be placed in the public space of URS China’s project “Lingyun Lane” after renovation.

Keynote about the entrance: Location A is the base of the entrance.

Keynote about the moving route of the crane-style installation: start from the gallery on the first floor, walk through the gallery and the overpass on the second floor is the exit. You may find the map as below:

Task 1: interactive public art installation
Custom themes with its construction scope in location A (L: 4 meters; W: 4 meters; H: 4.5 meters).

Task 2: interactive public art installation with the theme of a paper crane.
Design an interactive public art installation in location A based on the concept of the paper crane in the landscape design plan. Meanwhile, the interactive relationship between the installation and Lingyun Lane shall be considered. (Please find more details about the landscape project on our website by downloading the competition documents – part 3).

Requirements of the interactive public art installations:

1.  The core elements of the project shall be reflected: renovation, warmth, vitality.
2.  The installation shall be interactive in terms of the way and period.
3.  This competition aims to promote URS China’s urban renewal projects and improve its brand quality by calling for submissions and realizing the installations.


1. People majored in digital media and information like digital media technology, visual communication design, design and programming, digital image processing, computer graphics, interactive media technology and streaming media technology and people in the major of design like architecture design, art design and landscape design and other enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in this competition.

2. Group participation with interdisciplinary members is preferred, as interdisciplinary combination helps the concept design in the previous stage, the program design, test and construction simulation in the middle period and the practical construction management and program realization in the final period. The group shall be within 4 members, and each group can submit at most 2 submissions.

3. All group members shall register on our website (www.designverse.com.cn) and for more Q & A, please visit the official website.


2020.01.21        Call for entries
2020.04.14        Submission deadline
2020.04.27        Release of shortlisted winners
2020.05.08        Release of Top 30 & Public voting open
2020.06.03        Public voting close
2020.06.11        Release of Top 3 and the Champion

Deadline for submission: April 14th, 2020 23:59 (GMT + 8)


★ First Prize
1winner; 60,000 RMB (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor
★ Second Prize
2winners; 15,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor
★ Top 30
27 winners; Certificate of Top 30 Honor
★ Shortlists
Certificate of Shortlist Honor

You can directly contact AIMIR for more details about this competition. We remain at your service here for any further questions you may have.  If you need architecture visualization to visualize your design intent to the jury, you are more than welcome to touch base with AIMIR anytime. With professional project managers who are seasoned in dealing with multiple project types, we are confident that we will never fail to stun our clients.

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