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Young Bird Plan 2018 International On the Frontier Toilet Design Competition

Young Bird Plan 2018 International On the Frontier Toilet Design Competition

The Site

Yongchuan, a district of western Chongqing, China, is located by the north side of upper reach of Yangtze River. Recordof Yongchuan County wrote in the Guangxu Period, logs that Yongchuan is named for its geographic features. Three rivers converge on this place, appearing to be the Chinese character Yong in seal script. This district has a moderate climate and flat lands with 46.5% of forest cover. The percentage of days with good air quality reaches 94.5%. Those treasured natural resources will be conducive for entrants to devise their schemes

The Challenge

This competition challenges creative minds to select one of the sites (located in Songgai Town and Zhutuo Town, YongchuanDistrict) provided in the site description, and design a public toilet.

Entrants are required to think out of the box and design a 30 to 70 square meters public toilet without height limitation in Yongchuan District, based on hygienic, convenient, safe and energy-saving principles. (schemes should be limited within above size standards) The public toliet should consist of male toilets, women toilets, unisex toilets and management room. Besides, management room is for cleaning and management. This user-centered toilet should speak for local culture, serving as a building icon that harmonizes with surrounding landscape.

Evaluation Criteria


Careful consideration and flexible use of the physical geography, location, resources, convention of the site; innovative reflection of local uniqueness (culture and custom).


Fully understand the description of “On the Frontier” in the competition theme and illustrate your understanding towards the theme in schemes.


Taking “energy-efficient, land-saving, green” as goals, it should give priority to ecological features and people’s livelihood. When using products provided by Dong Peng Group, designers should consider how to optimize or utilize its products so that the architecture will be eco-friendly and even recycling.


Toilet is the most basic facility of infrastructure. Local common materials, techniques and their cost need to be considered when designing. The scheme should be practicable, functional and aesthetic.


Rational utilizing appointed products and materials offered by Dong Peng, deep understanding of Dong Peng spirit and outstanding interpretation of “Frontier” will be a plus.

Short Description

Dongpeng and Young Bird Plan launch “On the Frontier” public toilet competition, aiming to consolidate brand awareness and the site’s position in the city, and find an innovative, cutting-edge, practicable approach to reform rural public spaces, by connecting industry, brand, local culture and context.


Young Bird Plan

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


Top 3 projects will be constructed by the co-organizer, Dong Peng Group and supporters in Yongchuan District.
★ First Prize1 winner; 30,000 RMB (pre-tax) and Certificate of Award.★ Top 3 (Except first prize)2 winners; 10,000 RMB (pre-tax) and Certificate of Award.★ 1 entrant who receive the most votes during the public voting process on YoungBirdPlan website will win the Certificate of People’s Choice Award and be recommended to work in famous design institutes.★ Each of Top 100 will be awarded Certificate of Award, a publication by YoungBirdPlan, and the opportunity to be published on YoungBirdPlan website and publication..★ All selected participants will be awarded certificates.

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), More than one stage (Winners selected after at least two selection phases)

Who can Participate

This competition is open to all people around the world.
-This competition is open to professional designers and students of all ages with industry-specific background or design enthusiasts across the world;

-Each group (three members at most) shall submit only one entry;

-Each participant has to register on our website; for any question, please visit our website.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens August 29, 2018
Registration Closes November 14, 2018
Deadline to Submit Project November 21, 2018
Winners announcement Date



Location of Competition

Shanghai, China

Location of Project (if developed)

Yongchuan District Chongqing City, China

Additional Information

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