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
Ma’anshan Yangtze River Bridge, awarded the George S. Richardson Medal in the IBC (International Bridge Conference) in 2016
Zhongshan Avenue Block Renovation Planning, winning the ISOCARP (International Society of City and Regional Planners) Awards for Excellence
The Dinosaur Egg Remainder Museum in Qinglong Mountain, listed as one of the Top 10 public buildings in 2016 by Dezeen.
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
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 )
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.
“East+West International Design Week”, by Hubei Institute of Fine Arts
“Design China”, the third China Contemporary Ceramic Design Contest, by Wuhan University of Technology
The first Cross-Straits Animation Festival, by Wuhan Animation Association
OVU Markets Maker Brand Event, by Wuhan Cultural and Creative Industrial Association
“Go to Africa” Exhibition for Wuhan Engineering Design in South Africa, by City of Design (Wuhan) Promotion Office