The Global Schindler Award is a competition for students of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, where they are asked to submit outstanding concepts for new urban forms related to mobility, in response to global urban change. A jury of internationally renowned professionals in urban design and architecture will assess the competition entries.
The students of today will be responsible for shaping the cities of tomorrow. Building on more than 10 successful years in Europe, the Schindler Award has been expanded in 2014 to accept entries from around the world.
Urban through mobility
Mobility systems can be used for greater inclusion, connection and accessibility for all, to
generate new responses to the challenges and possibilities of a shared urban future.
The competition intends to inspire solutions to the growing challenges of transportation and
mobility in dense urban environments.
Schindler Award 2014/2015
The Pearl River Delta, centered on Shenzhen, has been chosen to host the Global Schindler
Award site for 2014 as it is an important border city between both mainland China and Hong
Kong - and between China and the world.
It is a global role model for Chinese success and
innovation in opening and liberalizing its economy. As a result Shenzhen has undergone
explosive urbanization, growing from a fishing village into a sprawling metropolis of over 10
million. This development is made possible through a complex system of mobility networks, from subway lines to global shipping lanes. Students will be asked to address the social,
economic and environmental challenges presented by globalization and urbanization in
Shenzhen through scenarios and analytical design proposals about mobility.
The Schindler Award is a initative by the Schindler Group.
The ETH Zurich (Technical University of Zurich) and the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore, led by the ETH Prof. Kees Christiaanse are, together with Schindler, designing the competition brief and forming the overall competition management.