International Competition for Conceptual Design of Shenzhen Tanglang Mountain Country Park City Viewing Platform is about to launch. The competition is now open for pre-registration and design teams from all over the world are welcome to pre-register. The competition is organized by Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and Shenzhen Park Service, and co-organized by Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.


In the era of ecological civilization, under the background of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and towards a Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Shenzhen continues to promote the goal of building a “Shenzhen Home Facing the World”. As one of the measures to implement this goal, the “Mountains-to-Sea City Trail Master Plan” has been put forward. It proposes to build an attractive ecological skeleton of “One Ridge and Eighteen Corridors”. The plan also identifies 10 sites for city viewing platforms in non-core protected areas, which can show the scenery of Shenzhen’s mountain, sea and city pattern, as well as the achievements of Special Economic Zone from multiple dimensions.

As one of the core nodes of “Mountains-to-Sea City Trail Master Plan”, Tanglang Mountain Country Park City Viewing Platform has a spectacular panorama of Shenzhen Bay and the central areas. It aims to create a remarkable City Viewing Platform of Shenzhen Bay Area.


Tanglang Mountain Country Park is located at the junction of Nanshan District, Longhua District and Futian District in Shenzhen. Tanglang Peak, the main peak of Tanglang Mountain, is the highest point in the central area of Shenzhen, offering a panoramic view of Shenzhen.

Project Location ©Position

Standing at the peak, to the east, one can not only capture a distant view of Wutong Mountain, Jigong Mountain and other continuous mountains, but also enjoy the view of Luohu District and Futian Central District. To the north, there are the University Town, the Xili Reservoir and Longhua District. To the southwest, one can see Liuxiandong Headquarters Base, Shenzhen Bay High-tech Industrial Park and Houhai Headquarters Base, with Shekou Area, Qianhai Area and Bao’an Central District in the distance. Look out to the south are Shenzhen Bay and Hong Kong.


The main design content of this competition is the concept and connection design of two city viewing platforms on the main and secondary peak of Tanglang Mountain. Design teams should propose the specific design of the city viewing platforms as well as the resting and visiting spaces, including the design concept, form, structure, material, color, site design and signage system, etc.

In addition, the design content covers the improvement of the landscape design along the main entrance of the park from Longzhu Gate to the city viewing platforms, including the design of the main entrance, the infrastructure and landscape design of the 4.6 km main road and the both sides of it, the accessible design and the parking lot design.

Under the condition of minimal interference to the environment, the project advocates the design principles of ecology, lifestyle and creativity.


Aerial Photo of the Two Peaks ©Position

Top View of Jimu Pavilion Platform ©Position

View of Shenzhen Bay on Jimu Pavilion Platform ©Position


The competition adopts the method of “open solicitation”, divided into Pre-qualification Phase, Scheme Design Phase and Final Evaluation Phase.

 Pre-qualification Phase: Participants submit their applications and concept proposals. The organizer will set up Pre-qualification Review Committee legally to evaluate the concept proposals submitted by the participating teams anonymously, and select 5 shortlisted teams without ranking and 2 alternatives with ranking.

 Scheme Design Phase: The 5 shortlisted teams will submit complete design schemes. The organizer will set up Scheme Review Committee legally to evaluate the design schemes anonymously, and select 2 finalists without ranking, at the same time determine 3 Excellence Award teams without ranking.

 Final Evaluation Phase: The 2 finalists will give presentation on their design schemes to the organizer and superior departments, then the First Prize and Second Prize will be decided.


  1. Applicants must be domestic or overseas legally registered companies or organizations.
  2. There is no qualification requirement.
  3. Consortium is accepted, with no more than 3 members (including the leading member). Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or participate by joining another consortium. Consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member and work distribution.
  4. Individual or team of individuals are not accepted.
  5. Design team composed with professionals in architectural design, landscape design, urban planning and arts is encouraged.
  6. Considering the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, overseas design firms which have no branches in Mainland China must form a consortium with domestic design firms to participate in this international competition.


The total bonus for this international competition is set at RMB 4.3 million (tax-inclusive). Refer to the following form for specific bonus settings:

1st prize: about US$261,000; 2nd prize: about US$123,000; Excellence Award Teams: about US$92,300 each.


The official announcement of this competition will be issued soon. We welcome all design teams to pre-register.


All information shall be subject to the official announcement released later.

Please fill out pre-registration information accurately so that the co-organizer can inform updates of the competition in time.


The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to know more following details regarding to this competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR. What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization

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