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S.ARCH 2017 : The 4th International Conference on ARCHITECTURE and BUILT ENVIRONMENT


When Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017
Where Hong Kong
Submission Deadline Dec 31, 2016
Notification Due Jan 13, 2017
Categories    architecture   urbanism   civil engineering   environment

Call For Papers

The 4th International Conference on
07-09 June 2017 l Hong Kong

Submit Now Your Research Paper for the Conference!


Call for Projects: Submit Now Your Completed Project / Conceptual Design for the S.ARCH 2017 AWARDs!



Discounted Rates at the Cortyard Marriot Hong Kong**** Hotel (only 400 metres from the HKU) are provided only for the registered participants of the S.ARCH Conference:
- Deluxe City View Room (room only) HKD 950 (~115 EUR)
- Deluxe City View Room (room with 1 breakfast) HKD 1050 (~127 EUR)
- Deluxe City View Room (room with 2 breakfasts) HKD 1150 (~139 EUR)

Special Rate also includes high speed WiFi internet access, complementary 2 bottles of distilled water daily, complementary tea/coffe making facility in-room, 24-hour access to the fitness centre, safe deposit box in-room.


T1 State of Affairs and Future Visions
- Exploring and Refining Comprehensive Practices
- Design and Transformation
- Aesthetic and Concept
- Adapted Reuse / Change of Use / Flexibility
- Making and Shaping Architecture through Design Research
- Adaptable Architecture

T2 Conceptual and Methodical Concepts
- Planning Principles and Synergies
- Integral Planning/Processes and Design Aspects
- Economy
- Dimensions of Diversity
- Methods and Creativity
- Integrative Processes
- Implementation

T3 Holistic Environmental Perceptions
- Partial and Holistic Concepts
- Methods and Systems for Holistic Surrounding Concepts
- In-Door and Out-Door Spaces, Energy, Water, Construction Products, Possible Solutions and Practical Implementation as Objectives of Environmental Friendly Building
- Case Studies of Building and Its Surroundings
- General Requirements, Ecological Concepts and Environmental Measure

T4 Interactive Structures
- Space Frames
- Concepts / Connections / Communications
- Deployable Structures
- Shared Effects of Interactions between Buildings and their Surroundings
- Building Technologies Towards Interactions
- High-Tech / Low-Tech
- Design Models as Parameters of Interactive Processes

T5 Urban Ecology and Climate
- Urban Space
- Urban Structure (Qualified Mixture, Short Distances, Mobility)
- Urban Gardening (Green and Open Spaces)
- Urban Survival
- Ecological and Social Aspects
- City in Transition

T6 Bioclimatic and Cultural Sensitivity
- Encouraging Nature and Design Along
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Ecological Sensitivity and Ecological Cycle Management
- Mutual Interdependence between Architecture and Environment
- Human Designed Environment
- Social Aspects
- Impact of Bioclimatic Building on Residents

T7 Materiality
- Aesthetic–Ethic
- Textures
- Quality Characteristics and Durability of Materials
- Intelligent and Smart Materials
- Reuse
- Sustainable Adequacy of Sustainable Materials
- Ecological Load and Impacts

T8 Investments and Constructions
- Resistance in Time and Flexibility in the Requirements of the Market
- Enhancing the Comfort
- Optimising Costs
- Maximising Safety

Abstract Submission Deadline:
31st December 2016


We invite architects, studios, developers, engineers, students... to submit their projects for the S.ARCH 2017 AWARDs:

The AWARDs are evaluated by a professional shortlist Jury from worldwide-recognised prominent international studios, like:

Richard Meier & Partners Architects
baumschlager eberle
ZAHA HADID Architects...

Regular submision fee for the First Phase is 35 EUR (~300 HKD) per project. Competitors of the Second Phase will be provided opportunity to present their projects to the international audience in Hong Kong, during the S.ARCH 2017 Conference.
Notification of shortlisted projects: 20 January 2017
Submission of the Second Phase boards: 17 February 2017


VENUE - The venue of the 4th International Conference S.ARCH-2017 is the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Architecture. The city of Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary of the South China Sea, sharing its northern border with the Guangdong Province of Mainland China. With 7.2 million residents of various nationalities, Hong Kong is the world's fourth most densely populated sovereign state or territory. The territory's area consists of Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories, and over 200 offshore islands, of which the largest is Lantau Island.

Contact the S.ARCH Team



Conference organisers:
The University of Hong Kong -Faculty of Architecture;
RENECON International;
Get It Published Verlag;
Helpers: CIB Student Chapter

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