1.Project Background

Located in the south of Longhua District, Shenzhen City, Shenzhen North Railway Station Hub Area is next to Meiguan Innovation Industrial Corridor and Banxuegang High-Tech Zone to the east, connects Xili University Town to the west and links with the area of Meilin Caitian and Futian CBD via Tanglang Hill to the south. The Area is the high-speed railway gateway of Shenzhen, an important part of the urban core area of Shenzhen in the future and an important node for promoting Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation and enhancing the central axis of the region of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dongguan. The Area is both a high-speed railway hub and a central area and comprises one of Shenzhen’s largest high-speed railway hubs at present and in the future. In addition to the Metro Lines 4\5\6 that have been completed or are under construction, Lines 22\27 and Shenzhen–Huizhou Intercity Railway will also be introduced to the Area in the future, furthermore, the high-speed railway passengers from south and north to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong will further increase in the future, therefore, Shenzhen North Railway Station Hub Area will become a hub new town that promotes the internal and external connection of the city and links with the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

In this international consultation, planning and design agencies shall, based on the important mission of Shenzhen’s building a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, with the vision of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, plan and design Shenzhen North Railway Station Hub Area with a high starting point and build it into the pilot area for Shenzhen to connect the Bay Area and integrate with the region and an urban gateway to manifest urban civilization and charm in the future.

2. Scope of International Consultation

The international consultation includes two levels, i.e., urban design scope and detailed design scope.

The urban design scope covers 2.76km2 with limits to Meiguan Expressway in the east, west park of North Railway Station in the west, Minfeng Road – Nanyuan Road – Minkang Road in the south, and Baisong 1st Road – Mintang Road in the north.

The detailed design scope includes at least the East Square of North Railway Station (including the section of the Intercity Station), Station Park in East Square, and the adjacent construction land on the north and south sides of the Station Park, totaling 29ha. Design agencies may supplement the above detailed design scope in combination with their understanding of the Area.

3.Work Content

The international consultation includes urban design scope and detailed design scope:

1.Urban Design Level:

(1)Urban Design Level

(2)Population subdivision and functional modality research

(3)Urban spatial form innovation

(4)Public spaces and public places

(5)Traffic organization and slow traffic connection

(6)Phase and implementation guidance

2.Detailed Design Level:

(1)Coordination and deepening of the space design

(2)Three-dimensional system integration and transportation design

(3)Public space and environment design

4. Registration Requirements

1.Invited units

 After the invited candidates submit the invitation application documents as required, the hosts shall set up a professional jury to conduct comprehensive reviews on the invited candidates in accordance with their industry reputation, achievements, awards, and team members to be involved. 3 invited units of the consultation will be selected according to the number of votes through the independent voting of the professional jury.

2.Open application

(1)There are no qualification restrictions for the application of the international consultation, and it is open to all the design institutions with relevant design experience at home and abroad. We encourage design institutions of different specialized fields (including but not limited to urban design, architectural design, transportation, etc.)to form joint groups。 All parties in the joint group may not participate in the international consultation in their own name or as members of other joint groups.

(2) Design institutions (joint groups) with following project experience will be prioritized:

  •  ŸWith rich experience in the urban design of comprehensive transport hub areas;
  •  ŸWith the research and design experience of key urban areas.
  • ŸWith rich experience in traffic planning and design in hub areas;

(3) Application by any individual will not be accepted by the consultation. The project team shall consist of professional personnel from multiple specialties, including urban planning, urban design, architecture design, traffic planning, etc.

(4) All the designers participating in the international consultation shall be the registered personnel of the design institutions (joint groups). The project responsible person of the international consultation must have presided over several similar projects. The project responsible person must directly participate in the whole consultation and design process from the on-site survey to the deliverables report, and carry out consultation Q&A and report deliverables as the direct reporter.

(5) According to the requirements of the bidding documents, openly applied design institutions (joint groups) shall provide prequalification materials. Prequalification materials include application materials and concept proposals. For details of the preparation requirements, please refer to Section 5 of the Consultation Rules.

Consultation Schedule (Tentative):

☆ All times are subject to Beijing time. The hosts reserve the right to adjust the agenda. In case of an agenda adjustment, the hosts will notify design institutions (joint groups) by e-mail.

5. Prizes

The bonus for this consultation all is paid in RMB, and any taxes and dues generated by the bonus shall be paid by design institutions themselves (joint groups).

The hosts shall determine the ranking of the top 3 winning design institutions (joint groups), design institutions (joint groups) that meet the design requirements will get the following awards based on their rankings:

(1)The first prize winner (1) will be given 5,300,000.00 yuan;

(2)The second prize winner (1) will be given 2,000,000.00 yuan respectively;

(3)The third prize winner (1) will be given 1,500,000.00 yuan respectively;

(4)The other 3 shortlisted design institutions (joint groups) will be rewarded with RMB 1,100,000.00.

If design institutions participate in the competition in the name of joint design groups, the hosts will only contact and settle with the leading party of the joint group. If foreign design institutions fail to use their accounts to collect RMB, they may authorize independent legal persons in China to receive the money.

If the jury considers that the deliverables submitted by design institutions (joint groups) do not meet the depth and requirements of this consultation on design, the hosts will not pay the design bonus.

This international consultation has been officially launched and welcome architectural companies from all over the world to attend. If you want to obtain the follow-up information, please pay attention to our website or contact AIMIR.

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