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Wuhan applies for UNESCO City of Design designation
A grand ceremony themed  “A dream of a great city, a look back on great designs” was held in James Jackson Museum in Tanhualin on 24th December. In this ceremony, 12 outstanding design projects and events from 10 design industries were released. Practitioners from these industries showed their support for Wuhan’s efforts to to be a City of Design.

This event was co-hosted by Publicity Department of Wuhan Municipal Party Committee , Wuhan Urban and Rural Construction Commission and organized by City of Design (Wuhan) Promotion Office.

Wuhan will submit application documents to UNESCO in May 2017.



List of the key design projects and events in Wuhan 2016


Engineering Design

Ma’anshan Yangtze River Bridge, awarded the George S. Richardson Medal in the IBC (International Bridge Conference) in 2016








Urban Design

Zhongshan Avenue Block Renovation Planning, winning the ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) Awards for Excellence








Architectural design

The Dinosaur Egg Remainder Museum in Qinglong Mountain, listed as one of the Top 10 public buildings in 2016 by Dezeen.




Industrial Design

PDP Power Distribution System and iMAC12, the first electrocardiogram tablet in the world, winning the Red Dot Design Award


PDP Power Distribution System



iMAC12, the first electrocardiogram tablet in the world



Landscape Design

The East Lake Greenway project, listed as the pilot project for improved urban public spaces in China by UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlements Programme )





Costume Design

Themed as “Propelled by innovation, lighted up by fashion ”, the fifth Wuhan Fashion Week staged 30 fashion shows, one summit forum and one special event, establishing the fashion industrial alliance for the first time in Wuhan.





Visual Design

“East+West International Design Week”, by Hubei Institute of Fine Arts




Art Design

“Design China”, the third China Contemporary Ceramic Design Contest, by Wuhan University of Technology






Animation Design

The first Cross-Straits Animation Festival, by Wuhan Animation Association




Fashion Design

OVU Markets Maker Brand Event, by Wuhan Cultural and Creative Industrial Association







International Event

“Go to Africa” Exhibition for Wuhan Engineering Design in South Africa, by City of Design (Wuhan) Promotion Office


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