Shenzhen Longgang Community Culture and Sports Center Design Competition is now under preparation and will be launched in late February 2021. The project is now open for pre-registration. Design teams from all over the world are welcome to pre-register.


Project Overview

In recent years, Longgang District has earnestly implemented Shenzhen’s strategic layout of “Eastward Expansion with Cultural Development”, and made every effort to build a “cultural and sports highland” in the east of Shenzhen, aiming to enrich the cultural life and sports activities of the public, and highlight the comprehensive soft power of Longgang District.

Pingdi Community Culture and Sports Center, located close to the International Low Carbon City, is a comprehensive culture and sports center in the district and an important supporting cultural project of International Low Carbon City. The project will be mainly operated for public benefits as free facilities. After completion, it will provide necessary places for activities such as cultural events, reading, artistic performances, sports competitions, fitness and so on. The architectural design shall be people-oriented, focus on practicality, comfort, ecology, authenticity and rationality, as well as building a symbolic public building image in the neighborhood.


Project Location

The project is located in Pingdi Neighborhood, Longgang District, Shenzhen, about 2.5km away from Shenzhen International Low Carbon City and about 5km away from Longgang Central City. The total site area is 17,282 square meters, and the gross floor area is temporarily set as 68,900 square meters. The investment is tentatively estimated at RMB 695 million, in which construction and installation budget is about RMB 590.75 million. The project is funded by Longgang District Government. The specific project gross floor area and investment shall be subject to the approval of relevant departments.

The site is located at the intersection of Longfeng Road and Fuhua Road, Pingdi Neighborhood. The north side of the site is Xianglin Century Residential Community, and to the northeast, there is Dongxing Foreign Languages School. The site is about 500 meters from Yanlong Avenue, 1,000 meters from Outer Ring Highway, and 500 meters from the planned Pingxi Station of Metro Line 3 (Longgang Line).

Major Programming

Major programming can be divided into cultural center, library, art center (including theatre), sports center (including games hall, training hall and National Physical Fitness Monitoring Center), and is equipped with management and supporting facilities (sports shops, convenience stores, restaurants, etc.), underground garage, as well as overhead space and outdoor sports fields.


Tender Scope

This project tender scope for the winner is all-phase design of all disciplines, including schematic design and optimization (including investment estimation and specification), design development (including budget preparation), construction document (including technical documents, construction drawings and specification), construction approval assistance, on-site construction cooperation, as-built drawing preparation, project completion acceptance evaluation, etc. The final work scope for the contract winner shall be subject to the tender documents and design contract.


Tender Rules

The project is “open tender (pre-qualification)”, which includes 3 phases: pre-qualification, design competition and final evaluation. Compensation fees are set for the bidders that are pre-qualified but fail to win the bid.


Pre-qualification Phase: the tenderee will establish an expert committee to evaluate the qualification, performance and composition of design firm as well as conceptual proposal, and determine 5 qualified bidders to enter design competition phase, and 2 alternatives (with ranking).

Design Competition Phase: the tenderee shall establish a scheme review jury committee to evaluate the design schemes, and recommend 3 winning candidates without ranking.

Final Evaluation Phase: the tenderee shall establish a final evaluation committee according to law, and determine 1 winner among winning candidates recommended by scheme review jury committee.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be domestic or overseas entities with legal business registration.2. Qualification requirement: class-A qualification/certificate in Chinese architecture design and construction industry (Construction Engineering) is required, to ensure that the design outcomes meet requirements of relevant building codes, regulations and fulfill administrative approvals.3. At least one of chief designers is required to be Grade One registered architect in China.4. Consortium is permitted. One consortium shall include no more than 2 members (including the leading member). At least one member must hold class-A qualification/certificate in Chinese architecture design and construction industry (Construction Engineering). Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or participate by joining another consortium. The consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member, as well as work distribution and share of rights and interests.5. Individual or teams of individuals will not be accepted.


Tentative Schedule

The following schedule is for reference. The specific time is subject to the officially issued tender announcement.

The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to 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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