Jiangshan is located in the merging area among the three provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian and Jiangxi. It is the southwest gateway of Zhejiang Province. The construction and opening of the Hangzhou-Quzhou High-Speed Railway bring new opportunities to Jiangshan. The relocation of land resources reserves more space for city development. The implementation of the city development strategy and the urban design settle the overall pattern for the city development…… The development of Jiangshan City is entering a new era.

In this context, New Landmarks in Jiangshan: International Competition for Architectural Design of High-Rise Office Buildings in Chengbei New Town will be launched soon. This competition consists of two projects, which play an important part in presenting the image of the urban gateway of Jiangshan. The competition is hosted by the People’s Government of Jiangshan Municipality, organized by Natural Resources and Planning Bureau of Jiangshan Municipality and Jiangshan City Construction Investment Co., Ltd., co-organized by Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd. It is also an important measure to satisfy the demand for corporate offices, optimize the urban image and grasp the opportunity for development.

 

Competition objectives

This competition consists of two projects. Project #1, with the building height restriction of 149 meters, is intended to construct ultra high-rise offices and supporting commercial facilities. Project #2 includes two plots with building height restrictions of 90 meters and 120 meters respectively. It is intended to construct high-rise offices, supporting apartments and commercial facilities.

The competition aims to build a landscape center of Chengbei New Town and new city landmarks for Jiangshan City. They will further strengthen the landscape axis and optimize the urban skyline. The competition will select outstanding design proposals from design teams around the world to create high-quality office spaces as well as vibrant urban public spaces. The construction of the two projects will contribute to helping Quzhou building into a central city on the boundaries of four provinces.

 

Project overview

The sites of the two projects are both located on the west side of Zhanqian Avenue, along the southeast-northwest landscape visual corridor of Chengbei New Town of Jiangshan City. The major functions of the surrounding buildings are residence and commerce.

Site Diagram

Project #1

The site area of Project #1 (Plot B-005-01) is 21566 ㎡. It is planned to build ultra high-rise buildings for offices and supporting commercial facilities. The FAR of the project is 5.5 tentatively and the building height should be restricted to 149 meters. The planned gross floor area of Project #1 is 170803 ㎡ tentatively, including the above-ground FAR-calculated floor area of 118613 ㎡.

Site Diagram of Project #1

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Project #2

Project #2 contains 2 plots. It is planned to build offices, apartments and supporting commercial facilities. For the northern plot (Plot C-003-06), the site area is 21744 ㎡, the FAR is 2.8 tentatively and the building height should be restricted to 90 meters. For the southern plot (Plot C-003-07), the site area is 20158 ㎡, the FAR is 3.0 tentatively and the building height should be restricted to 120 meters. The planned gross floor area of Project #2 is about 174755 ㎡ tentatively, including the above-ground FAR-calculated floor area of about 121357 ㎡.

Site Diagram of Project #2

Scan the QR code below to check the panorama of the site of Project #2.

 

Competition rules

The competition adopts the method of “open application” to solicit outstanding proposals from design teams around the world. It includes three phases:

 Diagram of Competition Procedure

Phase I: Pre-qualification Phase

The first phase adopts the method of “open review”. The Pre-qualification Review Committee shall consist of experienced designers, experts and 1 representative of the host/organizer. The Pre-qualification Review Committee shall comprehensively evaluate the application materials such as the Conceptual Proposals (major) and Company Profile and Credit Files (secondary) of the applicants. For each project, the Pre-qualification Review Committee shall determine 5 shortlisted applicants without ranking to enter the next phase by registered voting (it is allowed that one applicant participates in both 2 projects and is shortlisted for both). The Committee will give overall review comments on the shortlisted Conceptual Proposals.

Phase II: Design Competition Phase

The second phase adopts the method of “closed review”. The co-organizer will send detailed materials including Competition Rules to the shortlisted applicants, and organize the Site Visit and Q&A Session. The shortlisted applicants shall submit Design Competition Works. The Scheme Review Committee shall consist of experienced designers, experts and 1 representative of the host/organizer. For each project, the Scheme Review Committee shall determine 2 finalists without ranking (it is allowed that one applicant becomes the finalist for both projects) and 3 Third Prizes without ranking by registered voting. The committee will give review comments on each finalist Conceptual Scheme.

Phase III: Final Evaluation Phase

After fully considering the Scheme Review Committee’s opinion, the host and organizer shall determine 1 First Prize for each project from the finalists, who will be the winner awarded the design contract for the project. The other not-winning finalists will be the Second Prize. (It is allowed that one applicant becomes the winner for both projects).

The competition results of all the phases will be published on the WeChat official account “youfang502”, the project homepage, etc.

 

Application requirements

  • The competition consists of two separate projects that are open for registration. A design company can register for both or only one of the two projects. The applicants should specify the project they are participating in when they register. For each project, a separate, complete set of Pre-qualification Application Document should be submitted.
  • The design company must be a domestic or overseas legally registered company or organization. An Individual or a team of individuals will not be accepted.
  • A design company can register independently as an applicant or form a consortium applicant (hereinafter referred to as “consortium”) with other design companies. In a consortium, there should be no more than 3 members (1 leading member + 2 members).
  • A design company can participate in no more than 2 consortiums to apply for different projects. Two or more legal entities with the same legal representative, parent companies, wholly-owned subsidiaries and their holding companies shall be regarded as the same applicant and shall not apply for the same project.
  • The applicant must have a Class-A Qualification Certificate in Architectural Industry (Architectural Engineering) or Comprehensive Class-A Qualification Certificate for Engineering Design issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC. For a consortium, at least one of the members must meet the above requirement on the qualification.
  • The project leader is required to be a Grade One Registered Architect of the PRC. For a consortium, the project leader must be a staff from the leading member.

 

Awards and bonus

 

Work contents of the design contract and the design fee

Work Contents of the Design Contract

The winner of each project will be awarded the design general contract. The work content in the contract shall cover the whole process of the project, including schematic design (including budget estimation), design development (including budget preparation), construction drawing design, assistance with construction approval procedure, coordination work on construction, etc. within the scope of the site. Related professional work are as follows:

All the design content of the project construction in the above-mentioned design phases, including site master planning, building design, structure, water supply and drainage, HVAC, electrical, curtain wall, gas, fire control, civil air defense, building intelligence, landscape design, site engineering, exterior integrated pipe network, municipal electricity, 10 kV exterior cables, municipal roads (including intersection), foundation pit engineering, prefabricated buildings, optimization of steel structure, energy saving, green building, sponge city, wind tunnel test, floodlight, signage, BIM, elevators. The conceptual interior design of main public spaces (the lobby, elevator halls and public washrooms). The project leader / chief designers should be responsible for supervision and control of the implementation of the project, cooperation of various professions and review of the drawings.

The work content shall be subject to the actual contract.

Design Fee

The total design fee includes the basic design fee and the curtain wall specialized design fee:

  • Basic design fee = gross floor area × unit basic design fee. The upper limit of the unit design fee is RMB 180/㎡. The basic design fee will be ultimately settled according to the gross floor area of the design development approved by relevant authorities.
  • Curtain wall specialized design fee = area of the curtain wall × unit curtain wall specialized design fee. The upper limit of the unit curtain wall specialized design fee is RMB 10/㎡. The curtain wall specialized design fee will be ultimately settled according to the area of the curtain wall in the construction drawing approved by the construction project planning permit.

In Design Competition Phase, the shortlisted applicants need to quote prices that do not exceed the upper limit. No adjustment will be made to the unit basic design fee or unit curtain wall specialized design fee at the settlement.

The gross floor area of Project #1 is tentatively set at 170803 ㎡ and the basic design fee would be RMB 30,744,540 (about US$4,562,000). The gross floor area of Project #2 is tentatively set at 174755 ㎡ and the basic design fee would be RMB 31,455,900 (about US$4,667,700). The unit basic design fee based on the tentative FAR-calculated floor area of both projects would be RMB 259.2/㎡ (about US$38.4) (for reference only).

 

Pre-registration

Attention! Please pre-register if interested in this competition. We will notify the pre-registered teams immediately with relevant information about the competition announcement.

Scan the QR code below to enter the pre-registration page.

http://forms.archiposition.com/f/eRaqhM

Deadline for Pre-registration: 17:00, July 18, 2022 (UTC+8)

Pre-registration does not mean official participation in this competition. The subsequent procedure and all information mentioned in this pre-announcement shall be subject to the official announcement released later.

 

Organizations

Host The People’s Government of Jiangshan Municipality

Organizer Natural Resources and Planning Bureau of Jiangshan Municipality

Jiangshan City Construction Investment Co., Ltd.

Co-organizer Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Project Homepage jiangshan.archiposition.com

Inquiry Email [email protected]

Inquiry Phone/WeChat

Mr. Lin,+86-18038132407 Ms. Zhan, +86-18028798106 9:00—18:30

Inquiry Hours: 9:00-18:30 on Workdays

 

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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