PLAN8T Artist / Architect In Residence (P8AIR) is a cross-disciplinary and cross-media exchange platform, aims to engage conversation in symbiosis of industrial technology, nature and society with innovative and experimental mindsets. We encourage artists and architects to challenge their own work and practices in connection to the surroundings and responsible technology to prototype model, inspiration and presentation for future sustainable living. PLAN8T AIR program is located in Changsha, Hunan, China. PLAN8T (P8) is a vertical community focuses on innovation and sustainability. The community is situated inside Broadtown, a 1 square meter technology park and over 70% preserved wetland contains buzzing industrial factory, organic farm and a pyramid exhibition center.

PLAN8T AIR 艺术家/建筑师 驻留计划(P8 AIR)是一个跨学科和跨媒体的交流平台,旨在通过创新和实验思维方式在工业技术,自然和社会的共生中进行对话。我们鼓励艺术家和建筑师挑战他们自己的工作和实践,与周围环境和负责任的技术相结合,为未来的可持续生活提供原型模型,灵感和展示。 PLAN8T 是一个专注于创新和可持续发展的垂直社区,位于中国湖南省长沙市远大城, 一个1平方公里的科技园区,70%以上保存的湿地包含热闹的工业工厂,有机农场和金字塔展览中心。


Explore New Urban Space, the residency open call for summer 2019, we invite artists, architects and designers from all over the world to reexamine the style of establishment and maintenance of spaces in cities, to discover the diverse innovations of the new urban space.

Since the urbanization process on a global scale is a great trend nowadays, ‘urban space’ has become a very motivational topic in our current society under the rapid development of the economic. ‘Urban space’ is not only the public field with countless creation opportunities but could also be a catalyst of the urban vitality and the carrier of the urban culture.

With the aim of accomplishing the sustainable urban development, it is vital to grow a co-creation strategy with the goal of creating new urban spaces, as well as up-cycled urban space or parasitic architecture to decrease environmental pollution and protect the limited nature resources. BSBcore Stainless Slabs will be the main material provided for this residency program, as a response to the new urban space under climate change.

Explore New Urban Space, the residency open call for summer 2019, we invite artists, architects and designers from all over the world to reexamine the style of establishment and maintenance of spaces in cities, to discover the diverse innovations of the new urban space.


Residency target: Contemporary artists, designers and architects from all over the world. Creative media is not limited but creative direction should be in accordance with the theme of this residency program.

Recruitment time: From August 1st to September 1st 2019 ( Maximum 2 months if needed, resident time is agreed upon between P8 AIR and the artist)

Residency location: BROADTOWN, No.3 Broad Rd. Broad Town, Changsha county, Hunan, China.

Number of residents: 2 recipients / teams of Artists, 2 recipients / teams of Designers & 4 recipients / teams of architects (no more than 2 people per team)
Application deadline: July 15th 2019

PLAN8T AIR will finish assessment to application materials by July 15th and feedback the results through email. (Feel free to contact us if you need more information: p8residency@joinp8.com )


Broad Group, where the P8 residency is located, covers one square kilometer and provides solutions for district energy adoption, a leader in combine heating and cooling using absorption chilling process, more importantly challenging the construction industry through modularity, delivering air quality technologies, in its groundbreaking stainless-steel honeycomb BCORE materials for housing, transportation, wind power and oceaneering.



Accommodation, internet and meals at P8 spark canteen are provided for free of cost

The necessary facilities and funds for creation, investigation and research work during the stay period

The sum of 10,000Yuan (RMB) per recipient / team for the cost of materials and researching works during the residency (Formal invoice is needed for reimbursement. Special circumstances require communication with the staff in advance).

The sum of 2,000 Yuan (RMB) per month per recipient / team for the cost of living during the residency.

The sum of 2,000 Yuan (RMB) per recipient / team for the cost of traffic (can be used on the flight ticket from your city to Changsha, Formal invoice is needed)

* The above funds are provided according to the standard of one-person treatment for applicants in a combined form.
** Please be aware of your health and life insurance during the residency are not included in the fund.
In addition to the P8 commitments, all other expenses incurred during the stay will be borne by the residents themselves. (P8 reserves the right of final interpretation) Works of artists and architects during their residence are owned by P8. P8 can selectively retain the right to exhibit works of artists.


· 按要求提交相关资料及一份项目方案,驻留项目结束后,提交一份总结报告,P8将根据具体情况与驻场者合作,组织举办展览、讲座或编撰出版物等。
· 创作形式不限,成果需为可实体展览及保存的艺术作品,建筑师作品应有完整设计图纸,电子档案及作品模型。
· 艺术家驻留期间作品归P8所有,P8可选择性保留驻留艺术家作品展示权。
Responsibility of Recipients
· Submit documents and residency proposal as requested and achieve the project you mentioned in your proposal when the residency ends.
· We accept all forms of art/architecture work, the outcome of your project needs to be able to exhibit and collect, architects are required to submit the Architectural drawing, model and its digital file
· During the residency: Communicate and coordinate with P8 team; attend the events and exhibitions organized by P8 for this residency.
· Put in a report to summarise your residency experience.