TIANJIN’S IDEA | Design Works Competition


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The Event


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Italy, the China-Italy Development Creative Center (CIDCC) has launched a series of activities based on art and design. 

The inspiration for the event is drawn from the unique and beautiful cultural characteristics of the Wudadao tourism area in Tianjin, and the charm of CIDCC, as the central area of the cultural industry.

Tianjin's new generation of designers will provide creative inspiration for "TIANJIN's IDEA" Design Works Competition, and a selection of the displayed art will work under the Italian  "MIMÌ e COCÒ" brand, located in the Wudadao area, to create unique and inventive interior designs.

The Event

Theme &  Motto 

The theme of this design competition is “MIMÌ E COCÒ: Italian Cultural Space Planning and Design, Art Installations, and Cultural & Creative Development”.

In response to the “Belt and Road” initiative, CIDCC cooperates with renowned experts in interior design from China and Italy, design professionals from many famous universities, industry associations, and professional media to carry out a series of cultural and creative design activities. 

The event will create a vibrant art experience with rich culturally inspired resources, to show the characteristics of Chinese and Italian culture. CIDCC aims to promote an in-depth exchange of Chinese and Italian culture.


With the motto "Let creativity light up the life, let design energize the city", we plan to establish “CIDC World Design Center”, launch the first "CIDC International Design Award" in Tianjin, help build the "Northern Design City", and promote the development of the design industry in Tianjin.

The Details

Who is Involved?

The Organizer :

CIDCC China-Italy Development Creative Center

CIID Interior Architecture Design Exchange Center (Tianjin)

Academic Guidance :

The First Academic Professional Committee of CIID Interior Architecture Design Exchange Center

Profession Guidance :

Tianjin Environmental Decoration Association

Supporting Organizations:

CETV China Education Television

ICFA Italy China Friendship Association

APDF Asia Pacific Designers Federation

Associazione Generale Di Commercio Italo-Cinese Sezione Adriatico (Italian-Chinese General Association of Commerce--Adriatic Section)

Supporting Universities and Colleges:

Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts

Tianjin Arts and Crafts Vocational College

Tianjin University

Nankai University

Tianjin University Of Technology

Hebei University of Technology

Tianjin Normal University

Tiangong University

Tianjin Chengjian University

Tianjin University of Commerce

The Details

Content & Arrangement

The activity will be carried out in three phases:"Creative Idea”, “Detailed Design” and “Project Construction”.


The first two phases are part of the competition, meanwhile, in the "Project Construction" phase, the final winning project will be selected and manufactured,  and with that turned into reality. This part will also be filmed in the format of a Reality TV Show. 


The competition in Phase 1 and Phase 2 is divided into the areas:


1. Creative Environmental Space Design: MIMÌ E COCÒ Interior Design - Italian Cultural Space Interior Design 

2. Cultural & Creative Derivative Design: Development and Design of Sino-Italian Cultural and Creative Derivatives

Winners will be awarded for

 Environmental Space Creativity 

(1 award)

Cultural Innovation & Derivative 


(1 award)

Best Concept Innovation 

(2 awards)

Best Business Value 

(2 awards)

Best Design Potential 

(2 awards)

The Activity Location:


Participants are eligible if they are university students majoring in Design in Tianjin, professional designers,  or professional design institutions. 

Participants can hand in their work ideas from now on until June  30th, 2020

The Details

 Evaluation  &  Work Criteria

Finally, the design evaluations will be handled by network reviewers, cloud reviewers, and multi-industry reviewers. The evaluation criteria  consists of a comprehensive review of the story behind the design process, the visual expression of the design, the promotional value of the design for business, and the effective driving force of the design for society and pop culture.

The medium for the artwork should be digital media. Traditional drawings, design instructions,  and other work materials should be digitally submitted with audio and animation. For example, preparing a PowerPoint presentation to automatically play audio, video files, or audio-visual animation files, instead of using traditional display boards. 

For the design work, it is required to provide media electronic files that can be played with an audio-visual software. The playing time should be about 5 to 10 min, the file size shall not exceed 500 megabytes, and the file should be named as followed: "participant + work name".


Submission Address:


Please send your work to the email of TIANJIN’S IDEA Organization Committee: ideThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Until June 30th

Contributor Information:


Organization Committee of 


CIDCC International Design Award

Tel: 022-23150666 Ms. Yu

Contribution Submission and Consultation:

Tel: 13920052848 Ms. Jin

       18502658385 Mr. Liu

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address of TIANJIN’S IDEA Organization Committee: 

China-Italy Development Creative Center, the intersection of Hebei Road and Chongqing Road, Heping District, Tianjin

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