Smartgeometry sg2014 Urban Compaction


Smartgeometry 2014 Hong Kong

Smartgeometry is pleased to announce that sg2014 will be at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, from 14-19 July 2014, in partnership with Hong Kong University. The Workshop and Conference will be a gathering of the global community of innovators and pioneers in the fields of architecture, design and engineering.

The event will be in two parts, a four day Workshop 14-17 July, and a public conference beginning with Talkshop 18 July, followed by a Symposium 19 July. The event follows the format of the highly successful preceding events sg2010 Barcelonasg2011 Copenhagensg2012 Troy, and sg2013 London.

Urban Compaction

Large cities thrive on density and diversity. But beyond the energy and pollution advantages of the elevator over the automobile, complex issues are at play in concentrating population and built infrastructure in contemporary high-rise cities. How do you meet the challenges of system design for high quality compact urban environments?

Designing for high and increasing density in cities is a complex and wicked problem that calls for innovative approaches to modelling in diverse areas of the city’s dynamics.


The SG Workshop is a unique creative cauldron attracting attendees from across the world of academia, professional practice as well as many of the brightest students. The Workshop is open to 100 applicants who come together for four intensive days of design and collaboration.

The annual Workshop is organised around Clusters. Clusters are hubs of expertise comprising of people, knowledge, tools, materials and machines. The Clusters provide a focus for Workshop participants working together, within a common framework.

We now have an open call to submit proposals for Workshop Clusters

Talkshop   Conference Day One

After four intense days of innovative work, the first day of the conference, the Talkshop, offers an opportunity for critical reflection on what has been accomplished in the Workshop. Talkshop will be an opportunity to open debates, pose questions, challenge orthodoxies, and propose new ideas.

Talkshop will feature informal and open discussions between Cluster participants, leading practitioners and emerging talents in digital design, offering inside perspectives on how the landscape of computational design is reshaping built form.

Symposium   Conference Day Two

The second day of the conference, the Symposium, will feature invited keynote speakers showcasing major projects and research from around the globe that mark out the territory of the year's Challenge. The Symposium is a unique opportunity to hear insights into the challenges ahead for the discipline.

Interwoven throughout the day will be reports and highlights from each Workshop Cluster, giving an opportunity to view work created during the previous four days of intensive collaboration, design and development.

2014 February 2   Sunday

2014 March 2   Sunday (midnight)

2014 March 3   Monday

2014 March 17   Monday

2014 May 4   Sunday (midnight)

2014 July 14-17   Monday - Thursday

2014 July 18-19   Friday - Saturday

Announcement of sg2014 Challenge

Call for Cluster Proposals

Deadline Cluster Proposals

Publishing of Cluster Proposals for public review

Announcement of sg2014 Clusters

Opening of sg2014 workshop applications

Workshop Applications close

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