FAQ About 3D Architectural Visualization

FAQ About 3D Architectural Visualization

As more architects, designers, and real estate professionals become aware of the power of 3D architectural visualization, demand of these services raises. Join AIMIR to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about 3D rendering, 3D animation, and virtual reality.


What is 3D Architectural Visualization?


In case some of you may not be familiar with, let’s start with the definition. Actually, architectural visualization is no new concept. However, in the past decades, 3D technology has developed fast so that 3D came true.

At this moment, 3D architectural visualization has various forms such as 3D rendering, 3D animation, virtual reality, and argument reality. It is widely used by architects, designers, real estate developers, and manufacturers. With the help of 3D architectural visualization, you can have true-to-life 3D works of your vision, inside and out.


Why do You Need 3D Architectural Visualization Services?


3D architectural visualization, seemingly trivial, actually plays an important role in architectural design. Besides the most commonly-aware purpose: for marketing as most people know, there are other benefits.

  • Previewing the project before it starts: You can have a thorough look of the design in photorealistic 3D works. In this way, it is way easier to change the design details when needed.
  • Invoking creativity: Honestly, it is not a rare thing to get inspiration during the production of creating the 3D works. The flexibility and easy-to-change nature make it a piece of cake to reform your design in 3D works.
  • Presentation and reporting: When you need someone to say yes on your vision, the 3D architectural visualization must be the first choice to go with. It help to create the yet unbuilt structure in a real scene. Thus, its viewers can check the building as if they are standing in front of it.
  • Marketing optimizer: This is the best tool to market your idea. It brings out the best side of your unbuilt building.
  • Facilitating project management: A realistic 3D work of the project is the best coordination for management. Any possible issues can get fixed during the construction phase before they happen.


What do You Need for Entering 3D Architectural Visualization Services?


Briefing is the best and easiest way. At AIMIR, we’ve prepared various brief forms at:

In this form, we collect your basic information as well as project information, such as project type, how many images, how long animation / virtual reality, 3D model, CAD plan, or sketches. One thing to bear in mind, the more materials and information you provide, the quicker we get started.


How long does 3D Architectural Visualization Take?


First, the answer depends on the project materials provided. Then, other factors such as the quantity / length of images / animations / VR to be created should be taken into consideration as well.

For instance, you have an office building that you want to have 3D images for. A complete 3D model is ready to use, and you’d like three renderings: an aerial view to show the structure and surroundings; a front view; and an interior view of the lobby. In addition, other supporting references such as the landscape plan or material board can accelerate the production process.

Anyway, for general reference:

  • 3D Rendering: typically 3-5 days per 1-2 images.
  • 3D Animation: typically 1-2 weeks per minute.
  • Virtual Reality: typically at least 4 weeks per project.


What is the Working Process?


AIMIR has a complete workflow for CGI works. The workflow has been fully tested during the last 17 years. For 3D rendering, 3D animation and virtual reality, we have streamlined and efficient workflows.

To start the work we need the project files such as 3D model, CAD plans, or hand sketches. On top of these, some supporting information can help a lot, such as the site photo, Google coordinates, landscape plan, floor plans, color and material boards, and so on.

When the production starts, generally we follow: 3D modeling – applying material and textures – lighting – rendering and post-work – final delivery. For 3D animation, there will be a storyboard / camera path confirmation before the standard working process.

For a more detailed working process please kindly check here.


Am I Able to See the Works Before Final Delivery?


The answer is absolutely yes! Actually, it is the inevitable part of the whole production. Because we do care about the way presenting your vision.

In general, the majority of projects are able to deliver you drafts to preview in the Modeling stage and Rendering stage. Besides, you will receive drafts throughout the entire process for any mark-ups and comments.

On the other hand, it is vital for you to provide your mark-ups or comments on the draft timely. This is because we can only proceed to next stage after receiving your mark-ups.


Are the Project Materials and Information Safe with You? What If the Project is Confidential?


Please rest assured that we will keep your data confidential if you hope so.

Our promise doesn’t come from nowhere. It is guaranteed by our strict Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). At AIMIR, we fully realize the nature of design industry. Thus, your date security is our top concern. We will not disclose any information unless you agree to do so.


Hope above can answer part of your questions. If you have more questions, please refer to our FAQ page here. Or you can simply talk to us about your concerns or projects on our home page or at info@aimircg.com.

AIMIR is an architectural visualization studio with over 17 years’ experience in the field of 3D rendering, 3D animation and virtual reality. Contact AIMIR now for high-end 3D architectural visualization works to impress your clients!

Prequalification Announcement on International Solicitation of PROPOSALS for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum

Prequalification Announcement on International Solicitation of PROPOSALS for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum

CDHT INVESTMENT CO., LTD. (THE SPONSOR) (hereinafter referred to as the Solicitor) and SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL TENDERING CO. LTD. (hereinafter referred to as the Solicitation Agent) are now jointly soliciting proposals for Architectural Conceptual Scheme of Guang Du Museum. In this solicitation, four (4) candidates will be selected through public prequalification process. We publicly invite design institutions worldwide with related design experience to participate and submit the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification.


The Background of Solicitation

Since March 2015, the municipal archaeological team has carried out the excavation within the scope of Xinchuan Innovation Science and Technology Park Project, with an area of 8.5 km2. One Neolithic site and more than 7,000 tombs were found, and more than 70,000 cultural relics of different materials such as pottery, porcelain, copper, iron, glass and stone were unearthed. It is particularly remarkable that a rare cliff tomb of the Three Kingdoms Period was found. 86 funerary objects and tens of thousands of coins were unearthed with high historical and artistic value.

The archaeology in Xinchuan fills the gap of Neolithic culture in Chengdu Plain and improves the archaeological cultural sequence of the Warring States Period, Qin and Han Dynasties. The unearthed tombs lasted for more than 2,000 years. It provides magnificent physical materials and historical information for exploring important archaeological topics such as the cultural exchange on the Silk Road, the social changes in ancient Sichuan, the settlements in the capital cities and the study of the culture of the Three Kingdoms Period; It can be called half of the \”general history of Sichuan\” buried underground. It has been highly concerned by leaders and society, and the major mainstream media and CCTV and other media have specially reported the archaeological achievements in Xinchuan.


The Procedures of Solicitation

  • Prequalification

The Solicitor and the Solicitation Agent will set up a prequalification evaluation committee to examine and evaluate the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification. four (4) candidates will be selected through prequalification to participate in the solicitation activities.

  • Conceptual scheme Evaluation

The Solicitor and the Solicitation Agent will set up a scheme evaluation committee to comprehensively evaluate the conceptual schemes and relevant commercial terms to rank the four (4) schemes.

  • Final Winner

After reporting the scheme evaluation result to the governmental authorities, the Solicitor will determine one of the four (4) conceptual schemes as the final winning conceptual scheme.

  • Further Design Consultation

The final winner of the conceptual scheme will complete the architectural scheme design and investment estimation according to the entrustment of the Organizer, and cooperate with the local design institute (LDI) selected by the Organizer in the future to obtain the approval of the scheme design. In addition, the winner shall provide design coordination services to complete design development. The total amount of further design consultation is RMB 7.8 M (taxes included). The depth of architectural scheme design shall comply with the design description and drawing requirements of architectural design in the scheme design stage in the provisions on REGULATIONS ON THE PREPARATION DEPTH OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DOCUMENTS (2016 Edition).


Scope of Solicitation

  • the Project

Guang Du Museum

  • Locations

The project is located in the northeast of the East plot of XIN CHUAN ZHI XIN Park in the 5G pilot zone of CHENGDU HI-TECH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE.

  • Planning Indexes
GFA FA above grade: 30000㎡
FA below grade: calculate separately
Density Up to the scheme
FAR Up to the scheme
Building Height According to the technical regulations of Chengdu on urban planning and management (2017), the height of buildings within 50m of the red line of land for construction projects on the side of linxinchuan Park shall not be higher than 24m, and the height ratio of high-rise buildings beyond 50m shall not be lower than 25% (based on the higher one), and meet the relevant aviation height limit requirements.
Building Spacing, red line distances and planning control line distances The distance between buildings and the distance of various planning control lines such as the red line of retreated land and the red line of roads shall meet the relevant requirements of the technical regulations of Chengdu on Urban Planning Management (2017).


  • The Depth of the Solicitation

The depth of solicitation is architectural conceptual scheme. The detailed requirements are subject to the DESIGN BRIEF attached to the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS which will be provided to the final 4 Participants. Chapter 4 “The DESIGN BRIEF” in the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS is for reference only.


Schedule of Solicitation

Time and Date (Beijing Time) AGENDAS
April 12, 2022 Releasing the Prequalification ANNOUNCEMENT
beginning from 14:00, April 12, 2022 Opening to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
11:00, April 21, 2022 Deadline for downloading the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS
12:00, April21, 2022 deadline for submission APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR PREQUALIFICATION
April25, 2022 (tentative) Prequalification evaluation meeting
April 29, 2022 (tentative) Announcing the result of Prequalification
April 29, 2022 (tentative) Releasing the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS (including the DESIGN BRIEF)
may 6, 2022 (tentative) Kickoff Meeting, Site Visiting and Q&A Meeting
may 9-19, 2022 (tentative) Q&A in written form
early june, 2022 Medium Term Exchanging Meeting
july 5-8, 2022 (tentative) Submission of PROPOSAL, Conceptual schemes presentation and evaluation meeting



Solicitation Agent: Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd.

Address: 14/F, 358 Yan An Road (west), Jinan District, Shanghai, China

Postcode: 200040

Contactors: Yu Fang, Zhang Yingchong





Eligibility and Qualifications Requirements

  • An Applicant must have the ability to bear civil liability independently and the participation of natural person is not accepted.
  • An Applicant must have the corresponding qualifications and abilities to undertake the content of this Project:
  1. If the Applicant is a domestic institution, it must have class A (or above) qualification for professional design of Construction Engineering in the construction industry or class A qualification for an architectural firm approved by approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, People’s Republic of China.
  2. If the Applicant is an overseas institution, it must be legally registered in the country or region where it is located and have the corresponding business scope and ability of architectural design or architectural design consulting.
  3. Applicants from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan shall comply with the requirement of Article 2.2.
  4. If an overseas institution participates in the Project in the name of its subsidiary registered in China, the subsidiary shall comply with the requirement of Article 2.2. In addition, the supporting material to prove its relationship with the overseas institution is required.
  • Applicants must have relevant project performances similar to this Project.
  • The Consortium is accepted in this Project.
  1. The applicant may choose to participate in the prequalification alone or in a consortium.
  2. In case of participating in the prequalification in the form of consortium, the number of members of the consortium shall not exceed two (2), and one of them must meet the qualification requirements of Article 2.1 above.
  3. Each member constituting the Consortium must no longer apply for prequalification separately in its own name again, nor join other consortiums at the same time, otherwise the relevant Application Documents will be rejected.
  4. A consortium agreement shall be signed by all partners of the Consortium.



  • The applicant can download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTSs on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabidding.com). Applicant who already had a registered account can log in with the existing login name and password to enter the announcement page and click the \”领购\” button in the upper right corner of the announcement page to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
  • Applicants who had not an account need to register on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabidding.com) to get the login name and password in order to download the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.
  • The Consortium’s Application Document shall be accepted when any member of the Consortium has registered and has the download record of the Prequalification Document. There is no need to clarify the composition of the Consortium at the stage of Prequalification Document Acquisition. The composition of the Consortium shall be specified in its submitted Application Document.
  • Solicitation Agent will not accept the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR PREQUALIFICATION if it is submitted by Applicant who doesn’t has a registered account and has no download record of the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS.


Submission of APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification

Application documents for prequalification shall be submitted in electronic form. The electronic documents include the scanned (PDF format) and PPT format documents of the full set of original application documents sealed and signed as required. The applicant shall click the “tender document” button on the purchase page of the project on the website of Shanghai International Tendering Co., Ltd. (www.shabiding. Com) and upload the electronic documents (please note that the documents shall not be encrypted).
The deadline for submission of application documents is 12:00 on APRIL 21, 2022. The time when the applicant submits the application document shall be subject to the successful upload of the electronic document. Except for the application documents successfully uploaded before the deadline, the application documents submitted in other forms will not be accepted.


Solicitation Fee and Further Consultation Fee

  • The Organizer will pay a conceptual scheme solicitation fee of RMB 0.8M (taxes included) (about US$125,600) to each Participant who submitted complete and valid PROPOSAL.
  • Under the following circumstances the Organizer is entitled to refuse to pay the conceptual scheme solicitation fee:
  1. PROPOSAL is not submitted on time and completely;
  2. PROPOSAL is judged by the scheme evaluation committee not substantially responding to the requirements of the SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS;
  3. The Participant has been disqualified during the scheme solicitation period, if the qualification conditions of the Participant change and fail to meet the requirements of the above Article 6 Eligibility and Qualifications Requirements.
  • Further Consultation Fee

The final winner of the conceptual scheme will complete the architectural scheme design and investment estimation according to the entrustment of the Organizer, and cooperate with the local design institute (LDI) selected by the Organizer in the future to obtain the approval of the scheme design. In addition, the winner shall provide design coordination services to complete design development. The total amount of further design consultation is RMB 7.8 M (taxes included) (about US$1,224,000). The depth of architectural scheme design shall comply with the design description and drawing requirements of architectural design in the scheme design stage in the provisions on REGULATIONS ON THE PREPARATION DEPTH OF ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN DOCUMENTS (2016 Edition).

  • The above solicitation fee and further consultation fee have included all taxes and fees that should be paid inside and outside the People’s Republic of China.


Other Terms

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  1. The Participant owns the copyright of the design scheme. After the Organizer and the successful Participant sign the further scheme design consultation contract, the Solicitor can use the conceptual scheme submitted by the Participant. If the project is terminated after the scheme solicitation, or the organizer employs other architects to complete the work after the scheme solicitation stage, or the Participant’s scheme fails to be selected, the Solicitor cannot use the Participant’s conceptual scheme.
  2. The Solicitor may print, publish and display the design results submitted by the Participants, and may evaluate, display and publicize the design scheme through the media, professional magazines, books or other forms, but the name of the Participants shall be indicated. With the written consent of the Solicitor, the Participants can evaluate and display the relevant contents of the design scheme through the media, professional magazines, books or other forms.
  3. Participant shall ensure that the submitted Design PROPOSAL has not infringed upon and will not infringe upon IPR (including but not limited to copyright and patents) or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others within or outside the People’s Republic of China. Participant shall guarantee that if his Design PROPOSAL uses or includes IPR or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others, Participant shall have already obtained legitimate, valid and sufficient authorization from the right holders. Participant shall take all liabilities arising from infringement by the Participant upon IPR or proprietary technologies or trade secrets of others.
  4. The IPRs of the basic design information (including design drawings, design materials, etc.) provided by the Solicitor during the solicitation process belong to the Solicitor and related design organizations. Participants can only use the documents aforementioned for the purpose of designing and compiling the PROPOSAL. Without written consent from the Solicitor, Participants shall not use the documents aforementioned for other engineering designs or other purposes, and shall not disclose the documents aforementioned to any third Party.
  5. The design development and construction drawing design of the project will be determined through public bidding in accordance with the bidding law of the People’s Republic of China. All valid Design Proposals received in this solicitation will not be returned.
  • Governing Laws

The solicitation per se and any documents relating thereto shall be governed only by the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Languages

The language used in the PREQUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS shall be Chinese and English. In the event of any discrepancy between Chinese and English, Chinese shall prevail. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS for Prequalification and the correspondence and documents related to this solicitation between Participants and the Solicitor shall all be drafted in Chinese. Another language can be used for the proof documents and printed materials that Participants provide along with the APPLICATION DOCUMENTS, but the version with Chinese translation shall be attached thereto.

  • The final right of interpretation of the solicitation and related documents is held by the Solicitor.


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.

5 Ways 3D Animation Contributes to an Ultra-informative Project Presentation

5 Ways 3D Animation Contributes to an Ultra-informative Project Presentation

Architects are always concerned about how to make an informative and visually impressive presentation to win bids, while engaging with potential clients who are known as cautious investors. So, what can be eye-catching and convey all the critical information at the meantime? 3D animation would be a great choice for architects!

With the help of 3D animation, clients are able to receive a rich vein of information and details of the building design in a very short time. This doesn’t require an expert to interpret. Here are five ways in which 3D animation conduces to an informative and visually impressive presentation.


3D Animation Presents Features From Both Internal and External Viewpoints

A good presentation ought to showcase exterior and interior features of a building tunefully. 3D animation for architects can bear this important task nicely. For instance, in a video of a house tour, audience is allowed to first view the landscape around the house from an external perspective, and then enter the rooms one by one to check design details. As the camera moves in, it is accessible to see the garden with outdoor amenities like a pool or terrace through the windows.


3D Animation Demonstrates Transitions Between Spaces

Perspectives and seamless transitions between spaces of 3D animation make it possible to present one harmonious whole. Although it is integrated by isolated 3D scenes. Therefore, just like house visitors in reality, audiences are personally on the scene. Led through the corridors, visitors can stop in each room at any time to check details and switch to another one if they like. Sometimes, audiences may feel like they are watching a movie. Because some common methods in film production are also used in modeling scene switching, such as defocus transition. Everything is so smooth. By this means, architects are capable of showing each scene, and conveying the overall concept of the house at the same time.


3D Animation Displays Functions of Design Factors and HouseholdAppliances

A house is never simply a beautiful work of art. More importantly, it has a variety of functions to make people live comfortably. However, any pictures or interpretation are too pale and feeble to explain the functions to clients. In the circumstances, 3D house tour can help a lot. It shows how household appliances and furniture work in daily life. For example, an open hearth with a log fire roaring in it. Not limited to this, it also makes audiences put themselves in the role of the owner of the house. They feel as if they are just living right here, and then become attached to it. The deeper the emotions generated by the audience, the more likely the architect will win the bid.


3D Animation Provides a View of Multiple-building Projects Thoroughly

Composed of multiple independent buildings, multi-building projects are more difficult to achieve general harmony. These independent buildings should not only show their individual characteristics in such a whole. On top of this, they need to coordinate with each other and contribute to the formation of a harmonious architectural complex. How do architects manage to present it? 3D fly-through animation comes into play.

By various visual angles and perspectives, 3D animation exhibits the relationship between individual buildings in a project, including the relative position, the distance and so on. In addition to aerial views and panoramic views, the camera also does a good job of simulating human vision. What’s more, smooth connection and transition work well to present vivid views, instead of rigid pictures. It’s all for presentation of a state of coordination and harmony.


3D Animation Shows the Visual Changes at Any Time Under Different Occasions

It’s not enough just to showcase what the house looks like at a particular time. As we all know, visual effects of a building will be quite different in the wake of changes of seasons, weather, and daylight exposure and so on. A video capable of presenting so many variations would contain a great deal of information which customers are satisfied with.

3D animation demonstrates what the house looks like during the day or night, summer or winter, sunny or rainy days, as required. This facilitates an immersive experience for clients. They may feel like they are living in this future house while previewing how the house will change in their daily life, thus feeling the multiple charms of the house.


If you want to learn more about how 3D animation makes an informative architecture project presentation, just feel free to contact our professional architectural visualization studio at info@aimircg.com. AIMIR is always your reliable 3D ArchViz consultant to get started on your project. We are ready to offer you assistance and expertise at any time.

Announcement | Tender for Architectural Design of Shenzhen NO.32 Senior High School

Announcement | Tender for Architectural Design of Shenzhen NO.32 Senior High School

Tender for Architectural Design of Shenzhen NO.32 Senior High School is now open for application. Design teams are welcomed to participate in this design bidding!


Project Overview

Project Location

The project is located in the key urban renewal unit of Xinqiao East Area, Xinqiao Subdistrict, Bao’an District, between Shangnan Avenue and Changliupi Road, adjacent to Hengchangrong High-tech Industrial Area on the west side, and Changliupi Reservoir and Wangtian Mountain on the east side.

The project covers an area of 42,057.11 sqm, with a gross floor area of about 90,000 sqm. There are 48 classes and 2,400 posistions. The total investment of the project is estimated at RMB 720,000,000. (The final amount shall be subject to the approved budget estimate). According to the construction arrangements of educational facilities in Shenzhen, the construction period of the project is about 2 years, and it needs to be basically completed on May 30, 2024.


Project Site

This project will implement the requirements of the Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government to accelerate the construction of high schools, and apply advanced teaching philosophy and high construction standards, aiming to build a characteristic campus integrating ecology, green, humanity and intelligence and a domestically first-class school of high standard, high level and classic quality.

Tender Content

Major scope of work includes the preparation of project feasibility study report, schematic design, architectural design development, construction cooperation and service, assistance in construction application, and so on. The specific work includes, but is not limited to, all design work and the preparation of project feasibility study report of the following aspects, that is, general planning, pile foundation, civil air defense, architecture, structure, water supply and drainage, electrical, ventilation and air conditioning system, gas, intelligent (including intelligent campus) system, fire protection system, BIM, energy saving, green building, soil and water conservation, sponge city, landscape engineering, outdoor engineering, decoration, municipal facilities, external power supply, indoor and outdoor guide design. If the bid winner is not qualified to part of these service, specialist sub-contractors are required.

Note: the tenderee has the right to adjust the contents of the work according to the approval of the project.


Tender Process

The project adopts open bid (pre-qualification), including Stage 1 Pre-qualification, Stage 2 Design Competition and Stage 3 Final Evaluation. Unshortlisted bidders will be compensated.

  • Pre-qualification phase

All design teams can apply by submitting pre-qualification application documents (company profile, team strength and similar experience, and draft concept).

The qualified anonymous conceptual proposal will be numbered and evaluated with open vote until 7 shortlisted bidders without ranking and 2 alternatives with ranking are selected.

The 7 shortlisted bidders should submit Bidding Participation Confirmation in time. If one of the 7 shortlisted bidders quits the bidding of the design competition stage, the alternative bidders shall be replaced in order.

If the bidder who has submitted Bidding Participation Confirmation withdraws due to nonforce majeure, the tenderee shall have the right to refuse the bidder to participate in the tenderee’s other project bid in the future.

  • Design Competition Stage

The 7 bidders shall submit deliverables in accordance with the requirements of the design brief. Only ONE scheme of bidding documents is allowed from each bidder.

The tenderee will organize Scheme Review Committee by law. The jury members will evaluate the anonymous proposal with open vote, and recommend 3 shortlisted without ranking to the final evaluation.

  • Final Evaluation Stage

Method of Final Evaluation: Voting method (direct voting method with a majority of the votes)

A final evaluation committee shall be set by the tenderee to determine the winner from the 3 finalists recommended by the scheme review committee.


Tender Schedule

Stage Date Item
Registration and Pre-qualification April 2-22, 2022 Issue pre-qualification announcement and accept registration
April 12, 2022(Before 17:00) Query Deadline
April 18, 2022(Before 17:00) Clarification, amendment and answering period deadline
April 22, 2022(Before 17:00) Deadline of pre-qualification application document submission
April 25-28, 2022 Pre-qualification review & result notice
April 28 – May 5, 2022 Shortlisted bidders submit original version of stamped Bidding Participation Confirmation (e-signature & stamping accepted)
Design Competition Stage May 6, 2022(Tentative) Release official tender document and design Brief
May 17, 2022(Tentative) Survey and Q&A session (meeting form to be notified separately)
June 13, 2022(Tentative) Query deadline
June 17, 2022(Tentative) Clarification, amendment and answering period
June 24, 2022(Tentative) Design deliverables submission deadline
June 27-30, 2022(Tentative) Scheme review and results notice
Final Evaluation Stage July 2022(Tentative) Final evaluation
Winning result announcement
Note: All the time mentioned above is Beijing time UCT+8.The Tenderee reserves the right to adjust the schedule.


Application Requirements

The bidder applicant must be an independent legal entity or partnership or other organization.

If the winning bidder does not possess the Engineering Design Integrated Qualification Class-A, the winning bidder shall entrust a qualified Chinese unit to ensure that the scheme and preliminary design meet the requirements of relevant domestic and Shenzhen norms, regulations and administrative examination and approval departments. Before signing the contract, the winning bidder shall submit the performance of the proposed entrusted enterprise and the team to the tenderee for confirmation.

This project accepts consortium bidding, and the bidding partners in the consortium must meet the following requirements:

  • One consortium shall include no more than 2 members (including the leading member).
  • Members of the consortium may not register individually or as part of another consortium.
  • The consortium members must sign a Consortium Agreement and clarify the leading member, division of labor between the two parties in each design stage, and design cost allocation ratio, distribution method, and other aspects.

Individual or teams of individuals will not be accepted.


Design Fee

The control price of the tender is RMB 6,680,900 (about US$1,050,000), including RMB 650,900 (about US$102,300) for the preparation of project feasibility study report, with reference to Circular of the State Planning Commission on Issuing Interim Provisions on Consulting Fees for Preliminary Work of Construction Projects (calculated by Price [1999] No. 1283, and floating by 10%), and RMB 6,030,000 (about US$948,000) for schematic design and architectural design. The tender adopts a fixed quotation (no floating, no bidding).

The project offers compensation to the unshortlisted. 2 Applicants who enter final evaluation stage, but not the bid winner, will be compensated RMB 300,000 (about US$47,100) each. The 4 pre-qualified applicants that fail to enter the final evaluation stage will be given RMB 150,000 (about US$23,500) each. The total compensation fee is RMB 1,200,000 (about US$188,600) tax included, will be paid by the tenderee.


Announcement and Document Download

The final information shall be subject to the tender announcement / tender document issued by Bao’an Branch of Shenzhen Exchange Group Co., LTD.

To view the announcement and download the pre-qualification documents(click“read more”at the bottom of the article to visit): https://www.szjsjy.com.cn:8001/jyw-ba/jyxx/zbGongGao_View.do?ggguid=2c9e8ac27fe004e6017fe81eb3d4093d


Tenderee and Assistant

Tenderee: Bureau of Public Works of Bao’an District, Shenzhen

Assistant: RJRX Urban Planning & Design Consultants Co. Ltd., Shenzhen

Agency: ShenZhen JINXIU City Engineering Cost Consultating Co., Ltd

Contact: Ms. Li (+86)13632658134; Ms. Zhang (+86)15994775957

(Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00 Beijing time)


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.

MVRDV’s Renovation Plan for Shenzhen Women & Children’s Center: 3D Rendering Case Study

MVRDV’s Renovation Plan for Shenzhen Women & Children’s Center: 3D Rendering Case Study

We are delighted to share the making of MVRDV’s Shenzhen Women & Children’s Center project. This is a renovation project of an existing building in Shenzhen, China. MVRDV turned it into a space with a wide range of facilities for the welfare of women and children.

The previous Women & Children’s Center started construction in 1994 and finished in 2003. It went through a long time period, but the building was not functioning well during the past days. This time, MVRDV’s amazing design repurposed it and finally will serve the community in its new form.

As AIMIR’s precious partner, Lorenzo from MVRDV, brought us this exciting project in late 2021. Because of the tight deadline, both of us decided to focus on an aerial view first. Let’s start the journey of making the Shenzhen Women & Children’s Center!


The Purpose of the Project


Lorenzo needed a 3D rendering to demonstrate the future look of the building to their client: Shum Yip Group Limited. At first, the client only intended to rebuild the façade. However, they appointed MVRDV to repurpose the building’s inside and out.

Shenzhen Women & Children’s Center is located in the center of Futian District in Shenzhen. The old site was built twenty years ago, and it never functioned effectivelyas it should be. As a result, MVRDV’s “adaptive reuse” redesign gives this building a new life in the new age.

Site location & previous building to be renovated.

As mentioned before, we focused on one aerial view this time. In the view, Lorenzo would like to showcase:

  • plinth rooftop;
  • public plaza;
  • multi-colored exterior frames;

This is a project with so many details. We hoped our 3D rendering would give life to this structure, as if it was built already. So, let’s get started with the camera angle.


The View


To bring out the best accuracy of the surrounding environment, Lorenzo decided to use photo-composition for this project. He sent out a drone to take some high-res site photos, and this is the one he decided to use at last:

When dealing with surrounding context, photo-composition is the best way to show accuracy. If you’re not 100% after accuracy, you may consider model-building, white blocks, or even library matching. AIMIR has a blog about Four Typical Methods of Dealing with Surrounding Context.

So, the next step is to get the model ready.


The Model


Thanks to MVRDV’s hard work, we’ve received a complete model, with parts of textures and colors included. In this stage, we fined-tuned the 3D model and adjusted its angle to fit in the selected site photo perfectly.

The fine-tuned model with right angle.

Lorenzo shared his vision about adding trees on the public plaza and the plinth rooftop. And we decided to add details of textures, colors and trees at the same time in next stage.


Materials, Textures and Landscaping


Once the model was in place, it was time to deal with materials, textures, and landscaping.

Thanks to Lorenzo, we’ve received many materials to help us understand this project. The floor plans explained the structure, which has an education courtyard, a children discovery hall, food and beverage area, shopping spaces, an auditorium, office spaces and a hotel on the top.

Floor plan for the plinth.

In terms of “adaptive use” in this structure, MVRDV redesigned the playground, and utilized rubber layers made by recycled tires. Recycled materials are not only used in rubber layers, but also in artificial lawns and site-casted resin finishing.

One of the features of the design is the multi-colored exterior frames. All façade cladding, window frames and balconies are in metal. And these frames increase the façade’s depth, creating extra shading to improve the comfort level inside. Besides, compared with the tower, the whole plinth is more colorful aiming to delight its visitors especially children.

Our 3D specialists summarized all of these information, and proceeded with texturing the structure with appropriate materials.




This is a highlighted part because of its unique design. MVRDV used stainless steel to form 3D logos of both “discovery hall (儿童探索馆)” and “Women & Children’s Center (妇儿大厦)” with the custom-designed Chinese characters. At the same time, the colors aligned with the exterior frames, creating consistency while communicating the building to the public.

Design of logos.




To bring the wow-effect with its viewers, our 3D artists put effort on the activities on both plinth rooftop and the public plaza. Thus, we’ve added various scenes with people interacting with each other and with the surroundings, such as wedding, kids playing, enjoying beverage, and roller skating.

Please enjoy the final image!


Construction has already begun, and AIMIR is so proud to be part of the project. We hope to stand on the rooftop to have a 360-degree panorama view of Shenzhen someday. We believe this structure will become one of the iconic buildings of Shenzhen.


Interested in this project? You’re welcome to share your opinion with us at info@aimircg.com. If you need architectural 3D renderings or animations for your project, contact AIMIR for professional 3D rendering services. We’ll study your project and get the best out of it. Accordingly, you’ll get perfect 3D render visuals which showcases your vision. With the help of our work, your project will get approved, or even better, sell more with the potential buyers!

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