Shenzhen Finance Culture Center is positioned as a first-class comprehensive and new finance culture center at home and abroad. The plan covers three platforms: finance museum, finance transaction, and finance international exchange, including six major functional blocks: financial industry exhibition, collection of cultural relics, finance transaction, finance international exchange conference and training, academic research, and tourism & education.

This project, together with Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall and International Performance Center, will jointly form the important public buildings of Xiangmihu mountain and sea green axis along Shennan Boulevard. They will have collaborative design and concurrent construction, reflecting the review and enhancement of urban construction in the past forty years of reform and opening-up of Shenzhen. Therefore, the design competition theme this time is: Shenzhen Building on Reflection.

The project land area is 1.73ha, the gross floor area is about 48000m2, including 28000m2 aboveground floor area (overall building length and width controlled within 90m x 90m tentatively), the building height is controlled within 36m, and the total investment is RMB1.5 billion (tentative).

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Registration Requirements

1. Applicant must be the registered legal entity or institution.

2. Consortium is accepted in this project, and the members of the consortium need to meet the following requirements:

    (1) There are no more than 3 consortium members (including leading member);

    (2) Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or join another consortium with other design agencies to apply;

    (3) The consortium members need to sign legal and valid Consortium Agreement, specifying the leading member, work division method of each member, design fee distribution proportion and method, etc.

3. Application of individuals and teams of individuals is not accepted.

WORK RULES

This competition is divided into four stages: 1st stage – stage of intent invitation; 2nd stage – stage of open solicitation; 3rd stage – stage of schematic design; 4th stage – stage of scheme development and design award.

1st Stage – Stage of intent invitation

The Host sets up expert review committee to select 6 agencies from the invited candidates to enter the 3rd stage – stage of schematic design. The list of invited agencies is as follows (without ranking):

① 深圳市建筑设计研究总院有限公司

② 中国建筑设计研究院有限公司

③ 戴卫奇普菲尔德建筑方案咨询(上海)有限公司

④ BERNARD TSCHUMI ARCHITECTS//天津市建筑设计院

⑤ RAFAEL VINOLY, ARCHITECTS P.C.

⑥ CARLOS CASTANHEIRA & CLARA BASTAI·ARQUITECTOS LDA//筑博设计股份有限公司

2nd Stage – Stage of Open Solicitation

The applicant needs to submit prequalification application document at open solicitation stage, mainly including three parts: company strength, strength of design team, and concept proposal. The Host will set up expert review committee at the open solicitation stage according to the law to review the prequalification application documents submitted by the applicants, determine 9 shortlisted applicants (without ranking) and 2 alternative applicants (with ranking) at the open solicitation stage.

3rd Stage – Sage of Schematic Design

1. A total of 15 agencies will be shortlisted through invitation + open solicitation to enter this stage (3rd stage – schematic design stage);

2. The Host shall establish a scheme review committee according to the law to review on the schemes. The scheme review committee will adopt open-ballot voting method (round by round elimination) to select 5 winning schemes (without ranking) to enter the 4th stage – scheme development and design award stage.

4th Stage – Stage of Scheme Development and Design Award

1. The Host reserves the right to organize the 5 winning schemes to further optimize the scheme;

2. The Host will select first prize (1) and second prize (4). The Host reserves the right to leave the first prize vacant (when the first prize is vacant, there will be 5 second prize winners).

Prizes

1. 1 first prize winner, with bonus of RMB1.8 million(tax inclusive) If the scheme getting the first prize is confirmed by the Host meeting the implementation requirement, the contract of schematic design and architectural design development will be awarded, without getting the bonus. The Host reserves the right to leave the first prize vacant;

2. 4 second prize winners (when the first prize is vacant, there will be 5 second prize winners), and each will get RMB1.3 million bonus (tax inclusive);

3. Shortlist prize: 10 shortlisted agencies entering the 3rd stage – schematic design stage but failing to enter the 4th stage – scheme development and design award stage, in which each of the 9 shortlisted agency through open solicitation stage will get RMB 0.8 million bonus (tax inclusive);

4. The Host reserves the right to request 5 winners entering the 4th stage – scheme development and design award stage to further optimize the scheme, and the bonus of the top 5 winners has covered the expenses for this optimization.

If the scheme getting the first prize is confirmed by the Host meeting the implementation requirement, the contract of schematic design and architectural design development of this project will be awarded. The contract amount: The upper limit fixed unit price for the schematic design and architectural design development fee of this project is RMB400/m2, and the total price is tentatively RMB19.20 million (tentative GFA of 48000m2 x upper limit fixed unit price of RMB400/m2). The amount of signed contract is tentative GFA of 48000m2 x quotation from contract awardee (unit price), and the final contract settlement amount is subject to GFA approved by the relevant development and reform authorities for cost estimation x quotation from the contract awardee (unit price).

Competition Agenda

Local and international design teams are welcome to make a pre-registration with us. Please visit this link https://szdesigncenter.jinshuju.com/f/vmgr8R to fill in the pre-registration information, and we will send a notice to you once the announcement is released. If you need further information, please feel free to contact AIMIR.  What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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