International Architectural Design Competition of T102-0317 Parcel Project of Shenzhen Qianhai, China

International Architectural Design Competition of T102-0317 Parcel Project of Shenzhen Qianhai, China

1.Project Background /Positioning

Qianhai Financial Holdings Co., Ltd. is a wholly state-owned financial vehicle established by Qianhai Administration. Century Securities Co., Ltd. is an all-round securities company operating nationwide, with complete business licenses. They are the joint owners of this project. This project is a 5A Grade A office building held for lease (partly owner-occupied) to financial organizations as their headquarter. This project aims to become a financial icon in the Greater Bay Area and a classic financial tower in Qianhai. Tenants of the project will come from financial industry, namely those Fortune 500 or leading financial institutions, enterprises, who would have set up headquarters or offices in Qianhai, including local financial organizations in Shenzhen looking for an upgrade, or those seeking a new foothold in Shenzhen. Specific area focuses are funds, securities & futures, insurance, asset management, etc.

2. Project location

Qianwan is one of the three zones in Qianhai located in the middle part, the other two being Guiwan to its north and Mawan to its south. According to upper level plans, Qianwan is the “modern Hong Kong industrial city”, an integrated zone with composite functions/programs. It shall focus on technology and information service industries, while also serve as an extension of Guiwan by providing public services such as sports, education, healthcare, etc. The project is located in Qianwan Zone T102-0317 parcel in Nanshan district in Shenzhen, at the junction between Tinghai Avenue and Qianwan 2 RD., close to Qianwan and Menghai metro stations.

3.Project Scale

The above grade building floor area is 93700m2. The office building is 82000m2 and the commercial building above ground is 8000m2. Underground commercial building area 3700 m2. Building height restriction is 220 m. Main functions include office, commercial and underground parking lot. The total invest of the project will be about RMB 4.856 billion, including the land price. The construction period will be 5 year.

Work Content

1.Work scope at the bidding stage includes but not limited to:

Architectural Concept Design, Master planning design, Conceptual landscape design,Conceptual interior design(important area), and other work contents stipulated in the Design Brief.

2.Work Scope of the bid winner but not limited to:

Deepening stage of conceptual architectural design, architectural scheme design, architectural design development, design development of the architectural elevation, performing construction documentation review, construction administration, provision of design technical disclosure, review and cooperation with the special designs of other disciplines (including but not limited to the followings: landscape design, lighting design, and interior design, etc.), responsible and cooperation with the SD approval and other work contents stipulated in the Tender Document.

Registration Requirements

1.This tender is open to all and has no qualification requirements. Domestic and overseas design organizations with relevant design experience may sign up and participate. This project will accept application from any consortium.

2.Designers whom is involved in the bidding shall be registered personnel of the bidders, and the principal designer(s) must directly participate in the whole bidding process. There shall be at least one person who understands Chinese among the project team in order to guarantee an accurate understanding of the Chinese contextual background and relevant requirements.

3. Bidders shall provide the prequalification application documents as required by the Tender Document.


The tender process will be divided into Pre-qualification, Concept Design Competition and Winner Deciding stages. 


1) The tenderee will set up a pre-qualification review committee according to law, which will consist of seven experts.

2) The prequalification committee will select six bidders to enter the second stage of design competition according to the bidders’ prequalification application documents such as qualifications, relevant experiences, proposed team (refer to V. Composition of Prequalification Application Documents), and conceptual proposal and also select two bidders on the waitlist (ranked in order). If any of the 6 withdraw from the second stage of the competition, a bidder from the waitlist will be selected as a replacement per sequential order.

2.Concept Design Competition

1) The tenderee will set up the scheme review committee according to law, of which the members shall include 7 domestic and overseas experts.

2) Bidders shall submit deliverables as required by the Design Brief, and the scheme review committee will review and select the top 3 without ranking through open ballot.

3.Winner Deciding

A bid selection committee shall be established by the tenderee to determine the winner from the 3 candidates recommended by the scheme review committee.

4.Tendering Schedule


The upper limit of the total design fee of this project is temporarily set to be RMB 30 million. The design scope includes but not limited to:

The conceptual architectural design and the relevant master planning; the conceptual interior design of important area; the conceptual landscape design, and other work contents stipulated in the Design Brief.

Deepening stage of conceptual architectural design, architectural scheme design, architectural design development, design development of the architectural elevation, performing construction documentation review, construction administration, provision of design technical disclosure, review and cooperation with the special designs of other disciplines (including but not limited to the followings: landscape design, lighting design, and interior design, etc.), responsible and cooperation with the SD approval and other work contents stipulated in the Tender Document.


The first place, Pay the No. 1 bidder RMB 1.8 million or sign a contract

The second place, 1.5 million

The third place, 1.2 million

The fourth place, 1.0 million

The fifth place, 800 thousand

The sixth place, 700 thousand

Any applicants or organizations that have interests in the bidding are welcome to contact us, replies updated normally in 24 hours.

AIMIR provides professional architectural visualization services. To find out more, feel free to look up everything we have here or ask for anything you need by contacting us. Comments will be appreciated.

Noted: The bidding information is published by Shenzhen Center for Design.

Case Study:Photorealistic 3D Renders For Madison Elementary School Project

Case Study:Photorealistic 3D Renders For Madison Elementary School Project

3D architectural visualization is a powerful tool in the design industry. It may hard to ignore its outstanding capacity and function. The 3D rendering service enables architects and designers to sell their designs and get greenlight easily, which significantly improves the chances of achieving business goals. Recently, we’ve finished several renderings of a school project with ARCHITECHNICA. We love the outcome of the renderings so we would like to share these beautiful renderings with you.

This is the first time we work with ARCHITECHNICA, which is a is a specialized firm of talented and diverse Architects providing services for local Educational, Municipal, and Commercial clients. We are glad that we can cooperate with this professional team and to be a part of this amazing project. The result of our collaboration is not only the photorealistic 3D rendering but also building our mutual trust and understanding.

2-Story Classroom Building

The design of this 2-Story Elementary School Classroom Building is part of ARCHITECHNICA’s portable replacement portfolio. The design for this particular site involves replacing all existing on-site portables, equivalent to 24 teaching stations, with a new permanent classroom building of totaling 33,000 square feet. This 2-story classroom building is to create a new kind of educational environment.

The aerial view shows the overall design of the school building and its surrounding context. It is located in a friendly community with convenient traffic lines. This red-brick and white cement buildings is a rectangular construction, which is a perfect color combination reflecting lovely and joyful feelings. There are gardens, basketball fields, playground equipment, and the football field inside the school where children can have all kinds of outdoor activities. The openness of the space offers a free and inclusive atmosphere.

In the human eye rendering, the front garden full of greenery created a friendly, visually clear map for pupils to safely navigate the space and have fun. The design highlight and material can be clearly viewed in the close-up camera position. This school is designed to be flexible enough to accommodate students’ outdoor activities and playful space for young children.

3D architectural visualization is a new advancement that makes design easier than before. It helps to optimize the design process by allowing architects to envision the design concept in greater detail and spot the construction mistakes before it breaks the ground. In addition, your design can be enhanced by the photorealistic effect and thus attract more business opportunities. If you like this two-story school renderings and want to know further details about our 3D rendering service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Architectural Visualization:  Why is the Must-Have Tool for Architects and Designers?

Architectural Visualization: Why is the Must-Have Tool for Architects and Designers?

Believe to architects and designers, project pitching is a real headache. To make investors enthusiastic about the idea and gain their support it’s a tough nut to crack. It is understandable to give careful consideration to the problem of investing their hard-earned money in an unknown project. Therefore, what we should strive for is to set us apart from the competition and win the approval from investors.

Communication is not entirely verbal. It is of importance to make the pitching visually exciting. Whiteboards, presentations, and the 3D physical model are common tools in project pitching. But these are not enough to attract the audience. In this post, I’ll bring you another must-have tool, architectural visualization. Whether you are an architect or designer, it will get your job done and greenlights your project.

Preview the house in the real surroundings

How the exterior of the building will look like is one of the primary worries to investors. More exactly, they care about whether it will fit in the surroundings. Sketches and the 3D physical model may not enough to satisfy them. 3D architectural rendering is a powerful tool that can successfully make it happen. It allows you to put our designs into the realistic environment which has all kinds of structures such as trees, lawns, and so on. Through a virtual walk, the customers can experience the final result in the future to the fullest.

Make the interior design more natural

You may find it hard to show the interior design before because of the limited choices of the showing methods. But now, using architectural visualization can help create a lifelike virtual tour in the building. All the texture, furniture, and decoration can be placed in the right position to enlighten the design. Investors can walk through the house, experiencing all the details in their own eyes. 3D rendering is an incredibly powerful way to show your wonderful interior design from a more natural perspective.

Show the beauty of the details

The details play an important role in the design, which makes a building unique and compelling. They enrich the viewing experience and communicate the ingenuity in the architectural designs. Sketches and models are limited in showcasing the details. When you put details in the 3D mode, it may be overstuffed or messy. If you use sketches, it will take you a lot of time to finish it.

These embarrassments would not happen to 3D architectural visualization. It is both efficient and effective. No matter what elements you want, like lighting, textures, or colors, you can add it to your project easily and quickly. These details let your project do the talking for itself.

Offer an awesome panoramic view

It’s quite often to face the question that clients asked for the preview of the building in the environment. But it is almost impossible to achieve this by using the old school methods. Sometimes it may lead to the failure of selling the project because we fail to show the surrounding context or the detail of the building.

Now, with 3D software in hands, it’s easy to produce realistic panoramic views of the building from whichever angles you want. It is so amazing that it enables the investors to have a look at how their dream house sits adjacent to different landscapes and constructions. Besides, they can view it from different heights.

Prove your efforts in meeting the demands

In many cases, potential developers might attend your project presentation. They want to check whether your design is suitable for their demands or market before it put into practice. In this situation, using 3D rendering service is your best choice. You can offer photorealistic 3D rendering as soon as possible to prove your efforts for this project. Besides, if they want special demands for the project, you can quickly adjust and create second solutions by using this powerful tool.

Make adjustments in time

When you are pitching your project, it rarely receives no changes or questions from your clients. It is simple to answer questions, but making changes requires much more effort. But if you use 3D architectural visualization, this problem can be readily solved. Through the proper software, you can clearly present where the investors want to adjust. Besides, In addition, it is quick to make adjustments and produce new renders by using 3D software, which saves time for both investors and you.

Create a wonderful portfolio

Your works are the best proof of your ability. In addition to winning instant approval, 3D architectural visualization can also bring you more opportunities. Building a portfolio of your projects in the market campaign is be of crucial. You can put them on your website or other social media networks to advertise your company as a trustworthy company and reliable partner. This can help establish a good image and attract more potential clients.

3D architectural visualization has so many advantages in pitching the project today. Using the right tool for the job can produce satisfactory results. If you are looking for architectural visualization, welcome you to contact AIMIR.

How Rendering Software Benefits the Construction Projects

How Rendering Software Benefits the Construction Projects

Before the maturity of rendering software, architects struggled to use hand-drawing to explain their design. In order to impress investors, they drew 3D models with an age-old approach, a perspective with vanishing points. It takes a lot of time to draw and color, even for a skilled architect. And it could never achieve the same lavish, professional, and realistic result as 3D architectural visualization done on a computer.

Maybe some fields encourage minimalism. But in architecture, only the projects with details which amaze investors could win approval. That is why we need to use rendering software for construction projects, which could offer full details for investors to preview the future building.

From hand-drawing to software

Previously, architects completed the project by hand from start to finish. They gave mature consideration to all aspects of a project, including the first sketches, developing the design on different aspects like object functionality and the construction, as well as the visualization before building. It’s hard to imagine what efforts they make when we see their 2D floor plans which contain various labels and hatches or their solution includes interior and exterior design and urban planning.

Architects could have a rest until the first software for 2D floor plans developed enough. It saves time and is more accurate than before. Later, the appearance of software for 3D modeling makes 3D architectural visualization easier.

However, 3D models do become really lifelike and breathtaking because of its outcome. Programs like 3Ds Max, Mental Ray or V-Ray, allows any operation concerning 3D modeling and rendering. What’s more, they are compatible with many software in the market which can import or export .dwg and .3ds formats and so on. Architectural visualization becomes simpler and more efficient. These programs have their strong points, which can be seen in the earlier blog – 10 Best Architectural Rendering Software for Architects in 2019. And today, let’s explore how rendering software benefits every aspect of the construction project.


Architects begin 3D rendering after the process of materialization. At the stage of material adjustment, it is easy to operate owing to the programs that enable us to choose or import different textures with ease.

Once we determine textures, we can adjust various parameters such as a bump, ambient color, diffuse color, specular color, self-illumination, glossiness, opacity, reflection, transparency, and more. Every adjustment enriches the final effect of the rendering.


Lighting is important in all types of architectural visualization services. It can highlight the details and increase the realistic effect. Applying lighting in nightscape renders is admirable, while natural or artificial lights also add spice to daytime renders.

Operating steps on various software are a little different. Some like Lumion have already set up natural lighting which can be adjusted based on the needs. However, others like V-ray requires people to create it manually, especially when we deal with interior design. There are many lighting options available in the software and you can choose the best one to highlight the effect.


It’s very convenient when the rendering software offer built-in environment settings. They bring architects’ inspirations to life and help investors to see the unstarted project in the real environment. Landscapes like rivers, seas, cities, mountains and sky as well as greenery are all available in the material library of Lumion.

But if we use software like V-ray, we need to do this step on PhotoShop or other similar programs. But the simplest way is to use a photo of a preferred location. Lots of architects usually take a photo and import the render into the photo, which it’s another way to put render into the real-life environment.

When architects adopted hand-drawing, color difference used to be their nightmare. But now, with the flexibility of rendering software, we can change materials and textures within a few mouse clicks to meet the investors’ needs. And we can also artificially increase some imperfections in the works.

It’s time to make good use of the benefits of rendering software. If you’re looking for 3D architectural rendering, we are exactly your right choice. We AIMIR are a professional company that produces lifelike visualization services. Welcome to contact us for any questions.

How AIMIR Handles Long-Distance Communication and Time Difference?

How AIMIR Handles Long-Distance Communication and Time Difference?

It’s quite often to hear a question like this from our client: Do you have an office in my city? If not, how do you work with a company in another country without having a face to face meeting? Whenever we discuss, the question of how AIMIR deals with long-distance communication and time difference keeps emerging every now and then. Since it may have concerned many clients who are willing to try our 3D rendering service. Today, we will have a further explanation of how we solve this problem and make it a win-win situation.

For nearly 10 years of development and evolvement of the Internet, unquestionably, it radically changes the way how we work and socialize. There’s no doubt that our lives have benefited from the technological innovations greatly as it brings more and more convenience. With that being said, working remotely is not a new topic. It’s gone viral early this year because of the outbreak of COVID -19. People are required to keep social distancing and work remotely to mitigate the risk of infection. No matter what your attitude toward it, working remotely is no longer a working mode for a few people, it has gained widespread acceptance by the public. And this working method is in lined with what AIMIR does.

AIMIR as a service company, our modus operandi is mainly virtual, and that is the way we do our business. All communication, with regards to the project, takes place through the internet, and this includes briefing, project management, file exchange, previews and delivery can be initiated virtually from anywhere with ease. You needn’t have any qualms in this regard, as we will establish the best possible online communication channel with you. We serve clients worldwide and not having any difficulty to work remotely with our customers. Over the last 15 years, we have found it comfortable to work on projects and have executed a number of successful projects by working in this method.

On the other hand, we can make the most of the time difference. Normally we will update the drafts for our clients checking before their working hours (9:00 am), and they could review the drafts when they are back to the office and prepare the feedback during their working hours. And when they are off work, we will work on the revision and update the drafts, for urgent cases, we could also communicate with clients at the time frame they feel comfortable with. This would be the ideal situation that we make good use of time and I hope it could ease your concerns.

Given that we will be keeping in contact with you throughout following ways that you will feel like we are working right next to you.

Multiple communication channels.

  1. Email
  2. IM Apps, such as Whatsapp, Skype…etc
  3. Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook..etc
  4. Concall/ online meeting: Zoom, Gotomeeting, Webex…etc

Online tools

In order to manage the project smoothly while improving bilateral communication more efficiently and effectively, we have many platforms to synchronize information with our clients.

  1. Rendering/Animation/ Virtual Reality Brief
  2. Feedback
  3. DocuSign for Contract/Invoice/Confirmation letter
  4. File exchange platform such as Dropbox, Wetransfer, Google Drive…etc
  5. PayPal

Strict production system inside AIMIR

Strict, normative, and systematic production is the foundation of successful cooperation that is what we firmly believe. Therefore, all the projects will abide by the rules to make sure every comment has been carried out.

Here is the link to our working process for your reference. Besides, our clients need to confirm and sign the necessary documents in every stage so as to avoid misunderstanding among the two parties. You can have a transparent working experience with us.

Before the Cooperation

Project brief


Contract & Invoice

Check list

In the middle of cooperation

Remittance confirmation letter

Model stage confirmation letter

Final Key Frame & Video Camera Path Confirmation Letter

Final image confirmation letter

Meeting/Calling Memo

Crosscheck feedback

After final delivery

Project summary

Project survey

Annual summary for regular clients

Blog analysis

AIMIR has done thousands of projects in a decade. After every cooperation, we will analyze them case by case, selecting some of the common questions, difficulties, and problems that occurred in the production and offer a specific solution to this problem by writing a blog. It’s a helpful way to deepen communication and interaction with clients. Better understanding and mutual trust is the first step to success. Below are some blogs for your reference. If you want to know more, please visit our website.

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AIMIR has developed an agile and efficient work methodology that is fully tested, making the customer participate in all stages of development. The client participates in all the processes to avoid errors and surprises with the final result. It will probably be uncomfortable at first, but services like CGI can save progress and instantly make corrections. Online feedback is everywhere these days, and it’s an integral part of any project, allowing to ease communication, speed up the process and reduce the amount of corrections. The ultimate goal from us is to create a methodology with no gap between us even we are far away and in different time zone. If you need architectural visualization, please feel free to contact us. You won’t regret it.

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