Project overview:

The Huanggang Port Area, facing the Hong Kong Park across the river, belongs to a rare, complete and interconnected existing resource in the Shenzhen Park of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone. This international competition is hosted by Shenzhen Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. and organized by Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone Development Co., Ltd., under the guidance of Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Futian District People’s Government, and Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality. This project is designed to solicit forward-looking, flexible, innovative and implementable urban design concepts and detailed design schemes, and build Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation demonstration zone and pilot area of the national comprehensive science center to drive the high-quality development of Shenzhen, based on Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation mainly in basic research and original innovation, and with an international vision and world-leading standards. The development background is Shenzhen as a pilot demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics and co-development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Project location

Huanggang Port Area at Shenzhen Park of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone is located in the southern border of Futian District, facing Hong Kong across the Shenzhen River, and adjoining Huanggang Port Integrated Hub and Futian Port to the west and Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (Hong Kong Park of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone) to the east. This area enjoys outstanding advantages in terms of geographical location, rail transit, urban services, and ecological environment. In the future, it will turn into a key area for Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation in scientific and technological innovation, and an important functional area of Futian District, which is of strategic significance for the development of Shenzhen.

Scope of design

The scope of this urban design is divided into scope of study coordination and scope of detailed design. The study coordination scope is Loop Area C, including Futian Port, Huanggang Port, existing passenger inspection area and cargo inspection area, existing port residential area, Chiwei Village, etc., with an area of 1.67 square kilometers; the detailed design scope includes Huanggang Port cargo inspection area, existing port residential area and plots surrounding the port, with an area of about 0.89 square kilometers.

Fig. 1 Design Scope of the International Competition(Study coordination scope 1.67km², detailed design scope 0.89km²)

Work Content

Work content in the competition stage includes but not limited to: Propose the urban design ideas, objective and vision, and overall structure of Huanggang Port area; complete the functional business form layout, transport system design, public space design, the conceptual architectural design of important nodes, etc. In addition to the above work requirements of general urban design of important areas, emphasize the scientific research space design, terminal transport organization design, detailed design of three-dimensional space, public space and landscape design, and conceptual architectural design of the land around the Port. It is also required to put forward phased implementation schemes and space control guidance in combination with the given land release plan, to ensure the scheme enforceable.

The port cargo inspection area reaches the extent of detailed urban design to guide the unified planning and development of the park, while the surrounding plot of the Huanggang Port reaches the extent of conceptual architectural design, directly guiding the architectural design and linking with the design scheme of Huanggang Port, giving optimization suggestions.

The stage of further scheme development will be led by the first prize winner. The other excellent design schemes and expert suggestions should be put into consideration, have coordination with each special topic of Implementation Plan for Overall Planning of Shenzhen – Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, and form the optimization results of Urban Design of Huanggang Port Area at Shenzhen Park of Shenzhen – Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone. Such results shall meet the requirements of urban design content for important areas.

Registration Requirements

(1) Regardless of the qualifications, any design agency (independent legal person) with relevant design experience at home and abroad can apply for this project. A consortium is also allowed, but its member cannot exceed 3, and each member of the consortium can no longer participate in this competition in its own name or in the name of another consortium formed with other design agencies. The application of individuals and individual groups is not accepted.

(2) A design agency  with the following experience will be given priority:

① Experience in designing international science parks;

② Experience in the urban design of key urban areas;

③ Experience in the urban design of port areas.

 (3) The designers participating in this international competition shall be registered in the design agency.

(4) The design agency with the intention of participation is required to fill in Attachment 1: Pre-registration Form and send it to [email protected]


This international competition proceeds in three stages: Stage I – Prequalification, Stage II – Urban Design Scheme Competition, and Stage III – Further Development of Scheme. Among them, the prequalification will adopt the method of “directional invitation + open proposal solicitation” to directly shortlist 5 invited agencies for the next round. Meanwhile, shortlist 10 best candidates via prequalification review for the next round. A total of 15 agencies will enter the scheme competition stage.

Competition agenda:


5 million yuan for the first prize (1 unit);

3 million yuan for the second prize (2 units);

2 million for the third prize (3 units);

1.2 million for the fourth prize (9 units).

The design agency winning the first prize in this international competition will continue to participate in the subsequent development and consulting work. The fee for the subsequent work is 2 million yuan.

If you’re interested in this international competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR for specific information.

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