Galactic Industrial Urban Furniture Innovation Design Contest

Galactic Industrial Urban Furniture Innovation Design Contest

Architecture Competition: Galactic Industrial Urban Furniture Innovation Design Contest

Design to dress up the city, starting with the first Community!

We are searching excellent/talented Industrial designer&architect; for long-term cooperation

Quick register account then click ‘Subscribe’ to attend; welcome to register ‘Designer’ with portfolio


Galactic Industrial is the future factory and industrial park construction and operation platform of CRRC Urban Traffic Co., LTD, building the future super factory based on industrial connectivity in many places in China. Among them, Suzhou Fenhu Galactic Elevator Super Factory covers an area of over 112 acre, with a total investment of over 5 billion RMB (772million USD), and is a key project in Jiangsu Province. To match Fenhu Galactic with world-class urban furniture that reflects humanistic care and artistic design standards, MattDESIGN, a subsidiary of CRRC Urban Traffic, is calling for designs from talanted urban furniture designers around the world. The final reviewer is Mr. Daniel Statham, a famous architect and director of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the main designer of Fenhu Galactic Industrial Park.

The competition will open from 0:00 on September 8, 2021 to 24:00 on October 8, and the collection of design works will end by 24:00 on November 28 (Beijing time). Excellent urban furniture design teams, designers and enthusiasts from both domestic and overseas are welcomed to participate actively.

The contest will focus on the actual and potential needs of the public for urban furniture in terms of art, function and digitization in the industrial park for the employees and visitors of the resident enterprises and service enterprises, as well as taking into account the people in public areas (such as squares and commercial service areas), including but not limited to the following items:

  1. Clothing related (such as automatic working clothes collection and washing equipment, etc.)
  2. Food related(e.g. mobile commercial vehicles, unmanned food vending kiosks, etc.)
  3. Housing related (e.g. furniture rental platform machines, etc.)
  4. Travelling related (e.g. commuter electric vehicles, automatic luggage storage for visitors, etc.)
  5. Health and safety related (such as drinking fountain stand, mobile toilets, medical stations, simple exercise equipment, counseling stations etc.)
  6. Leisure and entertainment related (such as leisure seats, reading kiosks, travel group machines, etc.)
  7. Public services related (e.g. rubish bins, mobile flower boxes, sun shelters, bulletin boards, commuter shelters and stop signs, bike storage racks, street lights, etc.)
  8. Public artwork related (e.g. industrial or elevator theme related, etc.)

Participants should choose at least four of the 8 categories mentioned above, with at least one product in each category(Public services related please combine at least 2 functions together) for conceptual design. Detailed product design is not required. The design style should be unified. The program should focus on “use function, style, scale and size, material use, color positioning, setting rules” and other urban furniture design elements, taking into account the functional and practical, environmental and landscape coordination, artistic innovation and intelligent technology application requirements, focusing on humanized and artistic design; the design will fully interpret the concept of green, ecological, intelligent and sharing of Galactic Industrial, and create an artistic and dynamic park space environment.

With the preliminary selection by mattDESIGN and final review by Daniel, the winning works will be evaluated by combining the requirements of urban furniture function, art, innovation, intelligence, ecology and economy. There will be one first prize with a prize of 18,000 RMB (2,700USD) , two second prizes with a prize of 4,000 RMB (600USD), and three third prizes with a prize of 1,000 RMB (150USD).

Overview of the collection

Project Name: Galactic Industrial Urban Furniture Design Competition.

Location: In Galactic Industrial park, Fenhu High Tech Development Zone, Jiangsu Province. No field survey will be provided, please check the industrial park profile in Annex 1.

Compitition method: Open to all.

Qualification for the competition

This program accepts individuals (including students) or groups/organizations to participate in the competition.

Registration and Deadline

Registration opens now and closes at 24:00 on October 8. The deadline for collecting design works is 24:00 on November 28th (Beijing time).

Click the ‘Subscribe’ button in this page after register a new account;

or click on the avatar icon to switch your identity to Designer, provide basic information and profile (you please upload a portfolio to maintain cooperation at a later time), and add the words “participate in the competition” to the optional field  ‘Main business’ to register;

or or send an email to with title: Register contest – your name.

Submit your design

In Management Center, click My Works – Add, fill in the relevant design information, or upload the design document attachment directly (do not use rar format). Or send it to, mail name: competition submission – Galactic Industrial – designer name.

Other terms and conditions

  1. The design must not be plagiarized from others’ works or be very similar to the published works of others. All copyright of the entries of the winning organizations and individuals, except for the author’s signature rights, belongs to the competition organizer :Matt Design Co. Ltd., Non-winning entries will be subject to’s Terms of Service.
  2. All documents and correspondence should be written in Chinese or English.
  3. Participating organizations and individuals are responsible for the taxes (including all taxes and fees payable in and outside China) on the money award or design fees and all expenses incurred during the compitition process. Money award will be paid by consulation organizations.
  4. Any applicant organization/individual who participates in this activity is deemed to acknowledge all the terms of this announcement.
  5. The right to interpret this activity rests with Matt Design Co., Ltd.
  6. The laws and regulations applicable to this call for applications and documents related to this activity are only the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.

Contact information

Contact Person: Lucy

WeChat: mattDESIGNservice

Phone: + 86 13122856289


Or follow the official Wechat account: mattDESIGN设计咨询, submit questions in the official account

Host: Galactic Industrial Ltd.

Organizer: Matt (Shanghai) Design Consulting Co.

Co-organizer: DanielStathamStudio

Annex please check at:…

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