I. Project Description

1. Project name

International Competition of Architecture Conceptual Design for Guangfo Plaza and Urban Design of the Surrounding Land

2. Organization

Competition Organizer: Management Committee of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Services Zone(Sanlongwan Innovation Cluster)
Competition organization agency: Guangzhou Wangtat Project Management & Consultancy Group Co., Ltd.

3. Project background

The Guangfo Plaza (tentative name) is located at the junction of Sanlongwan, Foshan, and Panyu, Guangzhou, adjacent to Guangzhou South Railway Station. Joined together with Nanhai New Transportation, it is a Guangzhou-Foshan city complex that spans the Chencun waterway, to hold important regional academic exchanges, conference forums, and exhibition functions, focusing on the planning of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Guangzhou-Foshan City, and undertaking important international conferences and exhibitions organized by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, and Foshan City, it is planned to be built as an important platform for Guangzhou-Foshan city-to-city ties, to connect major cities in the Greater Bay Area, and a carrier for communication between Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland youth.
The construction of Guangfo Plaza, which responds to the national Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cooperation strategy, is a leading project to promote Guangfo in the same city, connecting Guangzhou and Foshan in all directions, combining rail and slow travel and other public transportation methods. It is an important window for the image display of Guangfo cities with a landmark meaning. In order to build this project with high quality and speed up the construction of the project, the “International Competition for the Architecture conceptual design of Guangfo Plaza and the Urban Design of the Surrounding Land” is organized to collect globally for a design scheme with international vision, and high standards, to guide the construction of Guangfo Plaza.

4. Main design tasks (the final requirements are subject to the “Competition Technical Documents “)

(1)Design scope and main work content in the competition stage

The design work of the competition stage includes two items: the architecture conceptual design of the Guangfo Plaza and the urban design of the surrounding land, while architecture conceptual design of Guangfo Plaza is the key item of this competition.

Design scope and work content of Guangfo Plaza architecture conceptual design

The Guangfo Plaza project is located on the south side of the Haiyi Bridge at the junction of Sanlongwan in Foshan and Panyu, Guangzhou, adjacent to Guangzhou South Railway Station. It is integrated with Nanhai New Transportation across the Chencun waterway and connects the lands on its both sides where the planed open campus project is located, integrating new-type rail transportation station, slow-moving traffic, landscape of the two places and buildings as a whole. The total floor area is about 150,000 ㎡. Under the premise of combining the linear trend of Nanhai new transportation and ensuring the quality of the city, the rationality of Guangfo Plaza and open campus projects should be controlled by design company itself within architecture design scope, according to the principle of convenient、 efficient transportation and intensive land use.
This scheme design needs to integrate the new transportation route scheme of Nanhai with the architectural functions for integrated design, and propose an architecture conceptual design scheme for the building, including but not limited to general scheme layout, single building design, traffic flow organization, vertical design, and green landscape design, public space design, etc. Propose a practical and feasible structure scheme for the large-span bridge-less part of the river (rail and pedestrians), and provide with construction capital estimates to ensure the implementation of the scheme.

Urban design scope and work content of the surrounding land

The design scope of this urban design is the land area of the open campus project on both sides of Chencun Waterway and its surrounding environment, with a total land area of about 1506 acres (including Guangfo Plaza). This urban design should consider the Guangfo Plaza and the open campus project and its related impact areas as a whole, and focus on handling the spatial relationship and traffic connection of Guangfo Plaza and the campus, the relationship between the regional people flow and the people flow of the campus. The coastline design is connected with greenway, in combination with the regional transportation organization, study the new Nanhai transportation lines, put forward an overall urban design scheme, relevant control indicators and guidelines to guide the future construction of the campus.

Range of design

(2)Requirements for design development after competition

On the basis of the deliverable of the conceptual scheme competition, the selected scheme unit absorbs the advantages of other competition schemes, and integrates, modifies, and perfects the scheme according to the expert evaluation opinions and the opinions of the competition organizer to form a formal deliverable. The competition organizer finally confirms the content of the deliverable in written confirmation. Including the following work:
Adjust and develop the Guangfo Plaza architecture design scheme, and finally complete the architecture design. The deliverable must meet the requirements of Chapter II of the schematic design of the “Depth Regulations for the Preparation of Construction Engineering Design Documents (Version 2016)” issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China, and comply with relevant requirements of Guangdong Province,Guangzhou City and Foshan City.
Integrate and optimize the urban design scheme of the surrounding land to work out the design development deliverable and meet meet the depth requirements of urban design at the level of regulatory detailed planning.
Responsible for the modification of the scheme after the evaluation, and at the same time cooperate with the competition organizer to carry out related reports, publicity and other related propaganda work, and assist in providing relevant design deliverable information and technical support. Responsible for the handover of design technology and other related work to the next stage design unit.

II, Competition rules

The competition work is divided into two stages: the first stage is pre-qualification; the second stage is design competition.

1. The first stage —— pre-qualification

(1) Open competition is to be adopted for this competition, openly accept applications from home and abroad design units (including consortium, the same below) that meet the qualification requirements for participation. The qualification evaluation committee evaluates the pre-qualification application documents submitted by the applicants, and shortlists five formal participants for the second stage of design competition.
(2) The five official competition units shortlisted will receive invitation letters from the competition organizer.

2. The second stage——- design competition

(1) The 5 formal participating units shall carry out design work in accordance with the requirements of the “Competition Technical Documents” subsequently issued, and submit the formal design deliverable on time. Each unit shall submit only one design scheme. The design scheme submitted by a design unit other than the formal participating units will not be accepted.
(2) The scheme evaluation committee conducts a technical evaluation of all submitted design schemes in accordance with the “Technical Documents for Contest”, and points out the advantages, disadvantages, and suggestions for further adjustments of each design scheme.
(3) The competition organizer will conduct a comprehensive evaluation based on factors such as expert evaluation opinions, opinions of relevant administrative departments and the comprehensive strength of the design unit, and report to the governments of Guangzhou and Foshan to determine a selected scheme. The selected design unit will complete the follow-up development design work. If the participating schemes cannot achieve the purpose of this competition, the selected scheme can be vacant.
(4) If the selected scheme unit cannot fulfill the contract or abandon the selection, the participation deposit will not be refunded. The competition organizer may choose another winning scheme as the selected scheme or vacant in accordance with the “Competition Technical Documents “, the review opinion of the expert committee and relevant administrative departments’ opinion.

III, Requirements for Qualifications

(1)There must be a legally registered and valid business license or business certificate; design units registered in China must have independent legal persona. Design units that have the following relationships may not participate at the same time: ? The legal representatives of two or more legal persons are of the same person; ? The parent company, wholly-owned subsidiary and its holding company.
(2)This competition does not have requirements for qualification, design institutions at home and abroad can all apply to participate. It is encouraged for the joint participation of first-class design teams in related professional fields. The consortium will be given priority to the design teams with architecture design and bridge (or rail transit) design.

Note: If the pre-qualified formal competition unit does not have Grade A or above design qualifications of the municipal industry (bridge engineering or rail transit engineering), it shall make it cleared to the competition organizer when processing the confirmation procedures for the competition that the consultancy institute has the above qualification requirements, and present relevant certification documents or calculations certified by the institute for the feasibility and implementation of the competition scheme deliverable submitted by the participating unit.
(3)The applicant (independent or consortium) shall have the experience and cases of the same type design of large-scale public buildings and bridges (or rail transit) in the past ten years.
(4)This competition accepts participation in form of consortium, with no more than 3 members. The consortium must submit a consortium agreement, and the main member of the consortium should be defined in the agreement. After the members of the consortium have signed the Consortium Agreement, they can no longer participate in its own name, nor can they form a new consortium or participate in other consortium, otherwise their qualifications of participation will be invalid.

IV, The competition schedule

1. June 12 -July 3, 2020: Announcement will be issued to accept the design unit to submit prequalification application documents.
2. Mid-July 2020: Evaluate the pre-qualification application documents and confirm the formal participating units.
3. Mid-July 2020: Participating units start to work on design scheme, and the competition design cycle is about 90 calendar days.
4. The press conference and site survey is scheduled for Late July 2020.
5. The interim report meeting is scheduled for Late August 2020.
6. The expert evaluation meeting is scheduled for Mid-October 2020.
7. The competition organizer reserves the right to adjust the competition schedule. As affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the competition organizer may duly adjust the dates and the ways to the specific meeting time as may be necessary, at that time, the notice issued by the competition organizer shall prevail.

V. Competition fee

1. Competition fee
(1) Effective scheme
If the scheme is evaluated as an effective by scheme evaluation committee, each participating unit will receive a competition compensation fee of RMB1.5 million (RMB, including tax, the same below) paid by the competition organizer.
Note: Participating units whose schemes were evaluated as invalid by the scheme evaluation committee will not be eligible for the compensation for competition cost.
(2) Selected scheme
The participating units whose scheme selected as the selected scheme will receive a compensation fee of RMB1.5 million and a development design fee of RMB13.25 million, totally RMB14.75 million.

VI, Announcement media

· ABBS Architectural Forum(www.abbs.com.cn)
· Sino-German Industrial Service Zone(Sanlongwan Innovation Cluster)
·Guangzhou Wangtat Project Management & Consultancy Co., Ltd(www.wangtat.com.cn)

Note: The attachment of the announcement can be downloaded from the above websites.

VII, Contact Information

Competition Organizer: Management Committee of Foshan Sino-German Industrial Services Zone(Sanlongwan Innovation Cluster)詹工0757-29328959
Contact person: Zhan Gong 0757-29328959

Competition organization agency: Guangzhou Wangtat Project Management & Consultancy Group Co., Ltd.
Address: (Guangdong Province) 5th Floor, Wangtat Construction & Investment Building, No.7 Kehui Valley, Second Street, 99 Science Avenue, Guangzhou Science City, Guangzhou
Contact person: 020-87562291 transfer to: Huang Gong (8560 15011848075), Wen Gong (8539) , Liu Gong(8561)
e-mail:[email protected]


1.Design scope diagram
2.Prequalification documents
3.Format file

Note: For the relevant information above, please refer to Appendix Ⅱ Prequalification documents for details,. The detailed description in Appendix Ⅱ shall prevail. (Download)

The information of this competition is published at ABBS Architectural Forum

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