CITY SILICON ALLEY - DESIGN TOWARDS FUTURE International Design Competition for Urban Regeneration of Nanjing Tobacco Factory Park


In 2019, Nanjing put forward an important goal of developing city “silicon alley” and building a new famous city. Nanjing’s envision to build up a city “Silicon Alley” will promote Xuanwu district as core area to renovate old factories and campuses, inject new vitality to the scientific and teaching resources of high-learning institutions in the downtown.


The city “Silicon Alley” represents the development pattern and industry layout of a city from upgrading to innovation. In particular, the design industry represents the important development momentum of “Toward Future, Leading Innovation”.


Adhering to this philosophy and based on the historical experience and unique advantages of the forte of architectural design of Southeast University, Nanjing Xuanwu District is committed to gathering quality design resources at home and abroad to Xuanwu’s city “Silicon Alley” with the design industry as its core component.


Based on that, Xuanwu District selected old Nanjing Tobacco Factory as the start-up project of the innovation and design industry belt around Southeast University and host the global design competition of upgrading old Nanjing Tobacco Factory. The competition is themed on “City Silicon Alley, Design towards Future”. Domestic and international architects and designers are invited to create their works on the former site of Nanjing Tobacco Factory.

The total awards would be $120,000. The jury members are the specialist in architecture from all over the world.

If you had any question, please contact [email protected]


cash prize award: $ 120,000.00 USD

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