To put the notion of “people-centered development” into effect, Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources has organized a series of competitions themed “Center on People, Design for City” since 2018. Focusing on public facilities in urban space, the serial competitions publicly solicit design proposals to create fine public spaces and thus improve the functional quality of cities.
Five widely influential events have been held so far, including the Competition for Blood Donation Facilities in Key Areas of Nanjing, the Competition for Nanjing Metro Station Entrance and Exit, the Competition for Micro Stations in Jiangsu Horticultural Expo Garden, the Maigaoqiao Street Covered Bridge Design Competition, and the Competition for Landscape Facilities in Nanjing Green Expo Garden. The sixth event will be yet another design competition committed to vacant lands in the urban area, services for people’s livelihood, and ecological remediation.
Under the theme of “Viewing Pavilion · Micro Building”, this competition propounds the notions of “Viewing Pavilion by the Market” and “Viewing Pavilion by the water” based on what is needed for people’s wellbeing as well as the environment, respectively. Aiming to facilitate the renewal and upgrading of public landscape space in the urban area, demonstrative sites for livelihood service provision and ecological conservation will be created in line with the concept of “vertical environment – community unit”.
The competition is open to participants at home and abroad, and the winning proposal will be implemented. It is hoped that through consultation, joint contribution and sharing, this event can facilitate urban renovation and ecological remediation and thus enhance the gratification and contentment of citizens.
The jury is constituted by well-known architects and established scholars: Prof. Per Olaf Fjeld, Professor Emeritus and former President of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Prof. Christian Kerez at ETH Zurich, Prof. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto at Tokyo Institute of Technology and lead architect of Atelier Bow-Wow, Prof. Wang Weijen at Department of Architecture, Hong Kong University and lead architect of Wang Weijen Architecture, and Prof. Ge Ming at Southeast University. These experts are invited to select out excellent proposals through collective decision making.
The name “Viewing Pavilion” is comprised of two parts. The first part, “Viewing”, comes from the four-fold function of the traditional Chinese garden: walking, viewing, dwelling, and touring. The second part, “Pavilion” is derived from “pavilions, terraces, and towers”, iconic structures in traditional Chinese architecture. Thus it is a synthesis of behavior and type. Economical with land use, this project, by means of minimal intervention, manifests the concept of “vertical environment-community unit” and mirrors the ecology and people’s livelihood through both the dynamics of “viewing” and the static being of the “pavilion”.
The image of the viewing pavilion should echo and vitalize the environment. Functionally, it should be service-oriented, providing a place of ascent while catering to the needs of the neighbors. In terms of construction, the prototype should be refined and implementable.
The sites for this competition are plots A and B, corresponding to the two notions of “Viewing Pavilion by the Market” and “Viewing Pavilion by the Water” respectively. You can base your design on EITHER of the two plots.
1. Viewing Pavilion by the Market (Plot A)
Plot A is located in the Daishan Culture and Sports Plaza in Yuhuatai District, covering an area of approximately 2500 square meters. Contestants choosing this plot can base the design on any area within the designated scope (see the graph below). The existing structures in the plot can be demolished if required by your design.
Functionally, the Viewing Pavilion by the Market should be a landmark of marketplace culture or of the surrounding landscape. It must be able to overlook the marketplace while allowing a view to the distant Daishan (Mount Dai). It is required to design together with the plaza. It is required to provide space for rest, management, and furnish a small amount of supporting services. These functions can be placed at a high level. The highest point of the designed structure shall not exceed 18 meters. The area should amount to 100 square meters, including observation platforms and other places for viewing and resting, as well as rooms for community supporting services and marketplace management with an interior area of about 50 square meters.
2. Viewing Pavilion by the Water (Plot B)
Plot B is located in the No.3 Bridge Wetland Park, Yuhuatai District, covering an area of approximately 2500 square meters. Contestants choosing this plot can base the design on any site within the designated scope (see the graph below). The water and the wetland can be modified properly if needed by your design.
Functionally, the Viewing Pavilion by the Water should be an observation spot for the riverside wetland ecology. It must be able to overlook the water while offering an elevation which allows a distant view of the Yangtze River. It is required to provide space for rest, management, and furnish a small amount of tourist services and supporting services for scientific research. These functions can be placed at a high level. The highest point of the designed structure shall not exceed 18 meters. In terms of the area, the coverage should be roughly 100 square meters, including platforms or other places for viewing and resting, as well as rooms for tourist services and research supporting services with an interior area of about 50 square meters.
Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources
People’s Government of Yuhuatai District, Nanjing
Yuhuatai Branch of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources
Divison of Planning and Construction, Management Committee of China (Nanjing) Software Valley
Prof. Per Olaf Fjeld
Prof. Christian Kerez
Prof. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Prof. Ge Ming
Prof. Wang Weijen
Nanjing Creative Design Center
This competition is open to all individuals and organizations in China and abroad. Any design organizations, independent designers, students, and individuals of other occupations are welcome to participate.
From November 11th, 2021, contestants shall send “Viewing Pavilion” to the official WeChat account of the competition organizing committee, named “Nanjing Creative Design Center” (WeChat ID: NDC-CHINA), or visit the official website of Nanjing Creative Design Center (http://www.ncdc.org.cn/), to download the pertinent materials. The entry form and design plan shall be sent together to email@example.com with “Viewing Pavilion · Micro Building Design Competition for the Vertical Environment-Community Unit in Nanjing” in the subject header by 0:00, March 1st, 2022.
Contestants can be individuals, teams, or organizations. Design plans that have already been implemented, published, or involved in other competitions are not eligible for participation.
Drawings and Texts
A brief description (300 words maximum);
A complete set of drawings that clearly manifest your design intent (e.g. plan, elevation, section, overall perspective views, detail drawings of a part, etc.). No restriction on the means of manifestation;
It is forbidden to show on the drawing any information as to the identity of the designer. Non-observance will lead to disqualification.
Format: Electronic file, either PDF or JPG;
Size: 841mm (W) * 1189mm (H);
Precision: not less than 300dpi;
Page: One page in vertical layout.
November 11th, 2021 – 0:00, March 1st, 2022 (deadline for design submission)
Site Survey and Q&A
Site surveys and Q&A sessions will be organized in late November and early December, 2021.
From March to April 2022, two rounds of jury review will be convened. The preliminary review will determine the shortlisted entries, and the final review will determine the winners of the first, second and third prizes.
From March to April 2022, the shortlisted entries will be announced for online voting. Based on the voting results, “Award of Online Popularity” will be conferred. This award is also accessible to winners of the first, second and third prizes.
In late April 2022, the competition results will be announced.
Commendation and Exhibition
In May 2022, the winners will be publicized and commended, and the winning proposals will be displayed in a dedicated exhibition.
1 first prize winner, bonus: RMB 100,000 yuan (about US$15,700);
3 second prize winners, bonus: RMB 50,000 yuan (about US$7,850) for each;
6 third prize winners, bonus: RMB 20,000 yuan (about US$3,140) for each;
6 winners of Award of Online Popularity, bonus: RMB 5,000 (about US$785) for each.
Note: The bonus amounts above are pre-tax.
The winning designers and plans will be announced and commended;
Selected award-winning plans will be carried out for construction;
Certificates will be awarded to the winning organizations and individuals.
Contestants must truthfully fill in personal information and meet all the requirements of this event, if any. Organizational contestants must have the entry form stamped with the official seal and submit a scanned copy of the business license (also stamped). Individual contestants must sign the entry form and submit a scanned copy of the personal ID card (also signed). Incomplete submission will result in disqualification. The entry form shall be submitted digitally as a scanned copy or photo.
Contestants should complete the design task as required. Each contestant can only submit one proposal. The submitted proposal must be complete; incomplete proposals will be deemed invalid. Submission of multiple proposals will result in disqualification.
Contestants should guarantee the originality of the submissions. Verified plagiarism will result in disqualification.
The copyright of the winning entries is jointly possessed by the designer and the organizing committee. During the follow-up construction, the detailed design of the working drawings will be entrusted to the original designer as a priority choice, or alternatively, to a third-party institution. The copyright of the non-shortlisted entries belongs to the designer.
The topographic drawings provided as part of the competition materials can only be used for this competition and must not serve any other purposes; otherwise there could be consequences.
The organizing committee reserves the right of final explanation for the competition rules.
With the rapid iteration of urban science and technology, facing various problems and huge challenges in the process of urban development, How should our cities adapt in the coming 30 years to become a platform for communities to thrive?
The “Community 2050” international competition, envisioning future community with urban technology, is now launched. Taking specific communities in two cities, Shenzhen of China and Amsterdam of Europe as the research sites, the competition will openly solicit outstanding proposals from experts, scholars, design practitioners, and young creatives from all over the world.
Community 2050 competition, co-organised by the Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS), the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), the international curate and communication agency, ARQ and curated by Non Architecture, will gather the joint forces of international design and research, to explore the development possibilities of communities on a time horizon of 2050 from a global perspective.
The competition takes into account both professionalism and creativity. Specially set up a “professional group” and “open group”, with a total prize of 24,000 euros.
The competition invites experts from the world’s top design firms and design masters to serve as the Jury member.
The competition specially produced “Key Competition Insights” of Shenzhen and Amsterdam sites for participant’s reference.
Looking forward to your participation and attention
As the smallest governance unit in the city, the community is closely related to the good life of citizens. The community has become the focus of various urban challenges around the world. The world is facing challenges such as urban densification development due to population surges and climate change caused by environmental issues. Many countries have successively proposed the sustainable development of “carbon neutrality” goal. With the development of technology, e.g. 5G mobile network, 3D Printing and smart transportation, cities and communities around the world will change in unprecedented ways.
How to integrate innovative urban technology into the design field of cities and communities, and explore the sustainable development path of its circular development, resilience and safety, ecological health, urban regeneration, and heritage protection? How to create a future scenario of people-oriented community life, taking into account the needs of diverse groups of people such as the elderly, children, and low-income groups? Community 2050 Competition will look forward to the future possibilities of community development that can be constructed by innovative urban technology through an international competition, with professional group for urban plan proposals and open group for out of box proposals .
The two sites selected for this competition are located in Shenzhen (CN) and in Amsterdam (NL). The sites present common features but also radical differences. In different ways, they both represent a context and challenges that are central for the competition theme.
The first is what we define “Innovation Ecosystem”, a complex urban form supporting a community of innovators and corporations in an interconnected system. The second was framed as a “Socio-cultural Powerhouse”, for its diverse social composition, value in informality and cultural assets. For each site, we framed two areas of interest:
Study Area, which will serve to competition participants as a context to better understand the role of their intervention. The study area will serve design teams solely to the purpose of building background knowledge.
Site area, where the intervention will take place. Within this area, participants are asked to build their vision for Community 2050.
Insights document and a series of useful resources that will complement the brief and help participants in their project workflow. Participants can choose the site that better fits their interest and expertise and develop only one proposal, since winners for each site will be awarded separately.
PROFESSIONAL and OPEN.
CATEGORY 1 — PROFESSIONAL
Open only to those, who are practicing Architecture, Landscape Architecture and/or Urban Design professionally. Architecture firms, freelancers, deesign institutes and similar. Upon submission, a proof of registration to the chamber of commerce, VAT number or other dcumentation will be required.
Participants in this category are required to develop and submit a FULL URBAN VISION for the site selected. The Urban Design project submitted should address the whole extent of the area, with a varied degree of detail according to the design focus chosen by the participants. Massing, development principles and guidelines should be provided for the whole site. Details on architectural, landscape and public space design scale can be produced only for key nodes and highlights of the proposal. Regarding project visualization, traditional Urban Plan representation methods can be combined with more experimental and unconventional productions.
18，000 EUR IN TOTAL
BEST PROJECT – REGARDLESS OF SITE (1 PRIZE)
BEST AMSTERDAM SITE (1 PRIZE)
BEST SHENZEN SITE (1 PRIZE)
HONOURABLE MENTIONS (3 SELECTED)
FINALISTS (20 SELECTED)
CATEGORY 2 — OPEN
Open to every human being with interests in the theme of the competition. This also includes people not practicing architecture, experts in other disciplines and students.
Participants in this category DO NOT have to develop a FULL URBAN DESIGN PLAN for the whole site. On the contrary, they can focus on single aspects or components of a plan, like key plots or buildings, public space, urban furniture, wayfinding, digital and technological systems, user experience and so on.Participants in this category can focus on very specific topics, nodes or design ideas. They can follow in a free way whatever fascination they might consider relevant for the theme of the competition, without the constrain of delivering a full urban design plan for the whole site. Creative out of the box ideas, project narratives and representation techniques.
6，000 EUR IN TOTAL
BEST PROJECT – REGARDLESS OF SITE (1 PRIZE)
BEST AMSTERDAM SITE (1 PRIZE)
BEST SHENZEN SITE (1 PRIZE)
HONOURABLE MENTIONS (3 SELECTED)
FINALISTS (15 SELECTED)
Participating teams are asked to join one of the two participation categories, according to their level of expertise and professionalism. Each category has specific requirements regarding the deliverables and the depth of the project submitted. Each team is asked to develop a design proposal for ONE of the two sites:
SITE 1: Shenzen SITE 2: Amsterdam
The competition theme proposes to look at communities through the lenses of technology and innovation.Five overall topics are considered central:
Safety and Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters
Ecology and Health
Urban Regeneration, Densification and Heritage Protection
Social Inclusiveness and Community thriving
THE REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION IS FREE.To take part in the competition, teams must register through the Non Architecture competition website. During registration process, teams will be asked to specify for which site and category they are participating.
It is allowed for one team to register for both sites and submit two projects.Non Architecture reserves the right to close the registration temporarily for one of the two sites in case there isn’t enough balance with participation. If too many people choose one site over the other, registrations will be closed for that site to push teams to subscribe for the other one.
Submissions will be evaluated only if all the terms of this brief have been respected. In case a proposal or the team doesn’t fit within the brief’s specified requirements, the project will be disqualified.
The two categories will be awarded separately.
Project Sign Up
1 November 2021 Registration OPENS
01 January 2022 Submission OPENS on the Non Architecture website
25 January 2022 / 23:59 Submission CLOSES
28 February 2022 Winners’ announcement
The timing always refers to Central European Time (CET)
The registration opens on 01 November 2021, and closes on 25 January 2022.
For a project to be accepted, the team must be properly registered to the competition. All registrations will be done through the Non Architecture website (nonarchitecture.eu). Only the teams that are properly registered will be allowed to submit their proposal. The registration is per team,
regardless of how many members are on the team. If a team wants to submit more than one proposal to the competition, they will have to register each proposal separately.
After registering, Non Architecture will accept your request and provide you a registration code. THE REGISTRATION CODE WILL BE THE FIVE DIGITS CODE INDICATED AS “ORDER NUMBER”, which is sent to you once your registration is accepted.
This project is located in Nanlang Area, Cuiheng New District, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, PRC. The hot springs island is located in Damao Island Area of Nanlang, with Ma’an Island (the starting zone of Cuiheng New District) in the east. There are multiple key development platforms of the GBA around the project, namely, Nansha New District of Guangzhou in the north, Qianhai Area and Great Airport Town of Shenzhen and Binhaiwan Bay Area of Dongguan in the east, Tangjiawan and Hengqin New District of Zhuhai in the south. With such advantage in geography, it is the geographical center of the GBA.
There are three spatial levels included in this planning and design scope: research scope, concept design scope and detailed design scope.
1) Research Scope: The research scope is enclosed by Cuiheng Express in the north, Minglan Avenue in the south, the Eastern Waihuan Expressway in the west, and Ma’an Island in the east, with a total area of 22.2 km2. Pls refer to the area circled by blue line in the figure. It‘s mainly required to carry out integrated coordination for the overall research scope through series of innovative development ideas and low-carbon development measures. Moreover, Coordinate surrounding key elements, propose ideas in aspects of landscape ecosystem, sight corridor control, external traffic connection, hot spring tube, waterfront slow traffic system, safeguards and so on, to explorea new model of coastal resort development.
2) Concept Design Scope (Suggested urban design and landscape design scope): The concept design scope focuses on urban design and landscape concept design. Its spatial scope is the southern area of Damao Island divided by the southern boundary of Cuiheng National Wetland Park. It extends to Cuiheng National Wetland Park in the north, Xianshan Bay in the south, Damao Island Waterway in the west, and the south branch of Hengmen Waterway in the east, with a total area of 2.2km2. For the specific scope, pls refer the the area circled by purple line in the figure. Through giving overall consideration o the holiday island and its basic conditions, such as the surrounding sea and land ecological resources, urban functions and traffic system, etc., and put forward the conceptual design plan for the hot spring resort. In urban design level, it shall focus on planning structure, function layout, general layout design, traffic organization, form and style, etc.; in landscape design level, it shall focus on the utilization of current landscape resources, mainly including general layout design, mine restoration, coastal embankment, sculpture garden, and infrastructure, etc.
3）Detailed Design Scope (Suggested architectural design scope):The detailed design scope focus on the architectural design of Xiangshan Bay Hot Spring Resort Hotel. Pls refer to the scope circled by red line. It covers a total area of 0.58km2. The design team is required to fully consider demands of the hot springs island for accommodating global high-end guests and holding important international exchange activities as well as project’s operability, carry out design for the size and layout of the hot spring resort hotel, and pay attention to the division between quiet zone and activities zone, in which, it’s suggested to use the southern land of Damao Mountain for VIP reception zone. The design requirements include overally coordinating the landscape elements of the hot spring resort island, and putting forward the detailed design for Xiangshan Bay Hot Spring Resort, whose contents shall include hot spring resort function layout, and detailed design of key buildings of the hot springs hotel, etc. And then carry out detailed landscape design in combination with the architectural design, focus on planting design, sketch design, and sign design, etc., to build a hot spring resort hotel with international high standard.
1）The International Consultation will be open for registration by design firms or consortia at home or abroad. Personal registration is not accepted.
2）Two or more legal entities with the same legal representative, parent company, sole subsidiary and its holding company are not allowed to participate in the International Consultation separately.
3）Designers involved in the International Consultation should be the current staff of the registered design firm. The chief designer must have experience of directing a number of similar planning and design projects, and must directly participate in the whole process of the International Consultation. The project team should include at least one member who is proficient in the Chinese language to ensure the accurate understanding of the project background and relevant requirements of the International Consultation.
4）Priority will be given to consulting firms with following similar project experience in last 5 years:
Planning and design experience in international waterfront cities;
Design capability and practical experience of large-scale resort hotels;
Comprehensive research capability and practical design experience of prominent urban areas;
Profound experiences in creating public landscape and environment;
Design and control capability on the overall urban space.
In order to highlight the open, scientific and practical nature of this project, open consultation will be applied for its organization with two stages, namely, ‘Stage of Prequalification, and Stage of Design Competition’, which are scheduled to be completed by Sept., 2021.
Stage 1: Prequalification (Jul., 2021)
Release the announcement, working rules and design brief of this International Consultation, globally welcome design firms or design consortia (hereinafter referred to as ‘consulting firms’) to participate, set up the prequalification committee to review the registration documents submitted (The concept proposal can be submitted optionally), and select five consulting firms to issue the Invitation to Draft the Design Scheme. The invited consulting firms shall send the Confirmation of Participation to the Host within a week.
Stage 2: Design Competition (Jul. to Sept., 2021)
Site Visit: The Host will select a date afterwards to organize the site visit and Q&A session. After the site visit and Q&A session, the invited consulting firms shall carry out design for this International Consultation.
Experts’ Review: After the invited consulting firms submit their deliverables as required, invite well-known experts in the design area to constitute the jury panel, who will review the submittals and select the top three places (without ranking).
Final Ranking: The host will set up The jury panel of final selection which will be consisted of 7 members or above. Considering the area’s actual development conditions and the experts’ review comments, the jury panel of final selection will rank the three candidates by disclosed voting. After final ranking, the final result will be publicized on relevant websites.
After the evaluation result of this International Consultation announced, the five shortlisted consulting firms, who have passed prequalification and whose submittals have been evaluated as qualified, can win corresponding fees according to their ranking as follows:
First prize: RMB Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥2,700,000) (about US$416,140) with bonus and design compensation in total;
Second prize: RMB One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Yuan (￥1,350,000) (about US$208,070) with bonus and design compensation in total;
Third prize: RMB Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Yuan (￥750,000) (about US$115,600) with bonus and design compensation in total;
For the other two consulting firms that are not ranked top three, each can receive RMB Five Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥500,000) (about US$77,070) as design compensation.
The scope of research includes Units 15&19 and coastal blocks in the north of Linhai Avenue, with a total area of approximately 140 hectares.
The scope of detailed urban design includes Unit 15 and the surrounding plots of Mawan Station, and is adjacent to Mawan 2nd Road in the west, Linhai Avenue in the north, Qianwan Water Corridor in the east, and Menghai Avenue in the south. It also includes some plots of Unit 19 in the south. The total area is approximately 60 hectares.
The scope of the project solicitation includes the scope of detailed urban design and that of research coordination. The overall level of details within the scope of detailed urban design shall meet the urban design requirements of key areas (urban design at the level of site plan), mainly including but not limited to the following work content: to propose the overall planning and design concept and ideas, overall structure, functional layout, comprehensive transportation, public space, public landscapes, three-dimensional spatial organization, development intensity, three-dimensional form design, and functional indicators of the area.
1.Any Applicant shall be a legal entity that has been legally incorporated in accordance with laws or a project consortium composed of legal entities that have been legally incorporated in accordance with laws. Individual or team of individuals will not be accepted.
2.Applicants shall have experience in urban and rural planning or urban design.
2.1 The Applicants within the People’s Republic of China shall provide certification materials proving that they have the professional and technical abilities to undertake the urban and rural planning or urban design, such as a qualification certificate for the urban and rural planning, a Certificate of Qualification of Foreign-funded Enterprises for Urban Planning Services, or a commission contract of urban and rural planning / urban design, etc.;
2.2 The Applicants outside the People’s Republic of China should have a practice license or business license for urban and rural planning or urban design in accordance with the national or local administrative regulations. The qualification requirements for design agencies in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should refer to the provisions on the qualification requirements for overseas design agencies.
3.The Consortium is accepted in this Project, yet the leading partner of the Consortium and each partner’s responsibilities shall be specified in the Consortium Agreement. Each partner of the Consortium shall neither apply in its own name nor form another consortium with other design institutions to apply for the prequalification.
4.Except for partners of a Consortium, the Participants in the solicitation shall not constitute or bear any affiliations.
5.The prequalification documents for this project can be downloaded from the website of Beijing Science Park Auction &Tender Co., Ltd.
Applicants who intend to participate in the solicitation for design proposals must first download the registration form from the website of Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd. (www.bkpmzb.com). After completing the registration form, applicants should email the Word version to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it to Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd. After receiving the registration form, the Organizer of Solicitation will send the download password of the prequalification documents to the applicants.
The date for obtaining prequalification documents is from July 2, 2021 to 17:00 on July 7, 2021 (Beijing Time, the same below). The website of Beijing Science Park Auction & Tender Co., Ltd. will be open from 9:00 a.m. on July 2, 2021.
Design agencies worldwide with related design experience are publicly invited to participate and submit the Prequalification Application Documents. The Sponsor will select three final applicants as Participants for solicitation of proposals. After the Participants have submitted the valid design proposals, design proposals ranking first, second, and third will be selected. The Participant whose design proposal ranks first shall cooperate with the Sponsor to complete the integration and optimization of the Design Proposal.
Important note: The above is only the planned schedule. All the schedule of this Project is based on Beijing Time. The Sponsor shall reserve the right to adjust the above schedule according to the actual situation.
In this solicitation, design proposals ranking first, second, and third will be selected. The Sponsor will pay prize money of RMB 3.5 million (including tax) to the applicant whose design proposal ranks first, prize money of RMB 2.5 million (including tax) to the applicant whose design proposal ranks second, and prize money of RMB 2.0 million (including tax) to the applicant whose design proposal ranks third.
Architectural Design Scheme of Jiaxing International Exchange Center (Party School of CPC Municipal Committee).
Jiaxing is the starting place of the red boat of the Chinese Revolution, the birthplace of the “red boat spirit”, and the demonstration place for practicing the “red boat spirit” in the new era. In order to practically improve the conditions of Jiaxing Municipal Party School and build the main position of Nanhu Revolutionary Education, the Standing Committee of Jiaxing Municipal Committee has discussed the site selection of the Party School for many times to define that Jiaxing Municipal Party School shall be built in a different place and will share the same office with Zhejiang Redboat Executive Leadership Academy.
At the same time, in order to alleviate the space shortage of “Two Sessions” and major conferences of Jiaxing City, and undertake an increasing number of international political parties, cultural and economic exchanges of Jiaxing City, the Municipal Party Committee considers to construct Jiaxing International Exchange Center, the City Hall and the Municipal Party School as a whole, and share the facilities and functions.
The project is located at the starting place of the “red boat” of the Chinese Communist Party – the southeast side of the South Lake of Jiaxing, and the four range of the project is: north to Nanxi West Road, south to Linggongtang, west to Fanggong Road, and east to Jingshuiqiao Port (see the figure below). The land area is about 179,400 square meters, and the above-ground construction area is about 154,800 square meters.
This project is open to all design agencies with relevant design experience all over the world, and the pre-qualification documents shall be submitted. Through the pre-qualification, 5 – 8 shortlisted companies will be selected to participate in the collection activities, and the design scheme shall be submitted.
The applicants may register and submit the pre-qualification documents through two ways: 1. Register by mail. The delivery place is No. 306, Hongxing Road, Nanhu District, Jiaxing City (Jiaxing Institute of Land and Space Planning). The pre-qualification documents and list of information shall be sent by E-mail to E-mail: email@example.com. 2. Register on site. The delivery place is No. 306, Hongxing Road, Nanhu District, Jiaxing City (Jiaxing Institute of Land and Space Planning). The pre-qualification documents and list of information shall be sent by E-mail to E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for Registration
Beijing Time 17:00 of September 12, 2020.
Qualification Requirements for Applicants
1. The registered design units shall have independent legal qualification. 2. The domestic design units shall have Class A Qualification of National Construction Engineering, and overseas design units shall have corresponding qualification as well as the design performance and experience in similar projects. 3. The design team shall be constituted by professionals in architecture, planning, structure and landscape with successful experience in similar projects, and the team members shall have a higher level of registration qualification or corresponding qualification. 4. The Chief Designer of the design team shall be a senior staff who has presided over several similar projects. He or she shall be responsible for the design personally and participate in the site survey, mid-term exchange meeting, and the report of review meeting (the Chief Designer shall issue a commitment letter). 5. The consortium is allowed in this project； however, there shall be no more than 2 members of the consortium (1) The members of the consortium shall jointly sign a consortium agreement；
(2) The members forming the project consortium shall not apply in their own names separately； and shall not join other consortia or participate in this collection activity as a consultant；
Note: 1. If the legal representative is two or more legal persons of the same person, the parent company, wholly-owned subsidiary and its holding company shall not participate in this collection activity at the same time； 2. No individual or individual portfolio is accepted by this project.
In order to facilitate the pre-qualification of each applicant, all information of the applicant must be true, accurate, detailed, and visual, so that the sponsor make an informed judgment to prove that the applicant can effectively perform the design obligation.
The applicant must compile the pre-qualification documents according to the following requirements and compile corresponding pages when cataloging. If various supporting materials provided are copies, the applicant shall stamp the official seal on the copies to verify its authenticity. Any applicant who provides false supporting materials will be disqualified from pre-qualification.
Note: all applicants shall compile the pre-qualification documents in accordance with the following order and make the catalog. 1. The Content Requirements of the Pre-Qualification Documents The application documents shall be of A4 size (210mm × 297mm), printed on both sides, bound in softcover, and listed in a catalog.
(1) International Application Form of Architectural Design Scheme of Jiaxing International Exchange Center (Party School of CPC Municipal Committee) (The original shall be signed and stamped with an official seal, and members of the consortium shall fill in it respectively, see Annex 1, 2)；
(2) The copy of the business license (stamped with official seal)； Note: if Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions or overseas design agencies cannot provide the supporting documents, the certificate of company registration shall be provided (Chinese version is required, which shall be sealed)；
(3) The valid identification document of the legal person (signed and stamped with official seal)；
(4) The certificate of authorization by the legal person and the valid identification document of the entrusted party (signed and stamped with official seal)；
(5) Company profile；
(6) In case of the overseas unit, it shall provide the relevant local professional qualification, identity certificate and certificate of authorization (Chinese version is required, which shall be sealed)；
(7) Consortium agreement: the unit who register in the name of the design consortium shall submit the “Design Consortium Agreement” jointly signed by the design consortium, and define the main unit who takes the lead in designing (stamped with official seal or signed. In case of a consortium, it shall be stamped with the official seal or signature of all members of the consortium)；
(8) Experience list of similar projects: the supporting materials of similar design projects shall be provided (the project contract or bid-winning document)
Note: no more than 10 achievements of each category
(9) Summary of designers, which shall define the team members and division of labor；
(10) The resume and supporting materials of designers, among which, the project leader shall work continuously at the registered design agency at least one year. The project leader and the chief designer shall provide the personal resume, professional qualification documents and documents of participation in similar projects. If the relevant performance is completed in other design units, it is necessary to specify and describe the work involved in the original design team, and the contact person shall be provided.
Note: the design agency (including the consortium) shall designate 1 project leader who shall be the final person to participate in the project. The project leader and the chief designer can be the same person. In order to ensure that the project designers accurately understand the regional background of China and relevant requirements, there shall be at least one person who is fluent in Chinese in the project designers.
(11) Other materials deemed necessary by the design agency (consortium). All the above materials shall be true and valid, which shall be stamped with official seal or signed. If the registration documents are found to be false in the pre-qualification, the sponsor shall reserve the right to pursue further.
2. Special Requirements
The applicant shall be responsible for the authenticity of the pre-qualification documents provided. If the sponsor finds that the applicant provides false documents or is suspected of fabricating at any time before sending the notice of competition, it shall have the right to refuse the application or cancel the applicant’s competition qualification.
3. Veto Clause
(1) In case of one of the following conditions, the sponsor shall not accept the pre-qualification documents:
The delivery time and place of the documents do not comply with this document；
(2) In case of one of the following conditions, the pre-qualification shall be unqualified
The applicant fails to meet the pre-qualification registration conditions；
The consortium applies for it but fails to submit the consortium agreement；
Two or more design agencies of the same group and its subsidiaries with the same legal representative submit the pre-qualification documents；
Each member of the consortium applies alone in its own name while participating in two or more consortia.
1. Stage I: Registration and Pre-Qualification
(1) The sponsor shall form a pre-qualification review committee to review the pre-qualification documents submitted by applicants and recommend 5 units submitting the pre-qualification documents as the shortlisted units. If the chief designer of the company team is served by an academician or a winner of Pritzker Prize, it can be directly shortlisted without accounting for 5 shortlisted units. (There shall be no more than 8 shortlisted units, and 2 alternative design units shall be selected in order. If the shortlisted unit withdraws, the alternative design unit shall replace in order). (2) 5 – 8 shortlisted applicants that have passed the pre-qualification shall submit the Confirmation Letter for Competition on time. If the shortlisted units withdraw the second stage, and there is less than 5 units, the alternative unit shall replace in order. (3) If the applicant submitting the Confirmation Letter for Competition withdraws midway or ultimately abandons the application due to non-force Majeure, the sponsor shall have the right to refuse the unit to participate in any other construction project activities held by the sponsor. (4) See the guidelines for the key points of pre-qualification in Part II of this document.
2. Stage II: Design Scheme Competition and Review
(1) The pre-qualified design units shall enter the second stage for the design competition. (2) The applicant shall submit the result documents that meet the requirements of the design assignment. During the review, the project leader or the chief designer shall introduce the scheme and defend, explain the design concept, and answer the questions of the review committe (3) Through the review, the review committee shall recommend the alternative schemes and put forward the review opinions on the alternative schemes, and the sponsor shall determine the final superior scheme after comprehensively considering various factors. After the later stage of negotiation, the final superior scheme has priority to enter the scheme deepening stage. (4) Each applicant is only allowed to submit one design scheme.
Stage I: Registration and Pre-Qualification The notice of pre-qualification and design assignment shall be released on September 1, 2020 The deadline for answering questions is September 5, 2020 The answers shall be officially released on September 8, 2020 The design agency shall submit the paper documents before 17:00 of September 12, 2020, and the registration is over. Stage II: Design Competition Stage The shortlisted units shall be announced on September 18, 2020, and site survey, as well as technical exchange, will be organized The deadline for answering questions is September 25, 2020 The answers shall be officially released on September 30, 2020 The middle-term communication on October 18, 2020 The shortlisted units shall submit the result documents on November 10, 2020 The shortlisted units shall introduce their scheme and defend at the scheme review meeting on November 12, 2020 The final superior scheme shall be determined, and the result shall be announced on November 20, 2020 All times are based on Beijing Time, and the organization shall reserve the right to adjust the schedule. The review address is Jiaxing City, and the detailed time and address will be notified by formal email in advance.
Scheme Collection Fee
The scheme collection fee shall be paid in RMB, and any taxes arising from the fees shall be borne by the design agency (consortium). After the review, the design agencies (consortium) meeting the design requirements will obtain the following scheme collection fee according to their ranking:
After completing the design scheme, the sponsor shall determine the winning unit after review and decision. 1 winner of the first prize will be awarded RMB 2,000,000 (in case of the design unit in the future, the design fee shall be deducted correspondingly)； 2 winners of the second prize will be awarded RMB 1,200,000 respectively； 2 winners of the third prize will be awarded RMB 600,000 respectively； other shortlisted units shall be given RMB 200,000 for compensation respectively.
If the shortlisted unit participates in the competition in the name of the design consortium, the sponsor will only contact and settle accounts with the leading unit. If the overseas design agency cannot use this agency account to collect RMB, it may authorize a legal independent legal person in China to collect the payment.
If the sponsor or the review committee holds that the result documents submitted by the shortlisted unit fail to reach the agreed design depth and achievement requirements, the sponsor may pay part or not pay the scheme collection fee accordingly.
The announcement of the international competition (tender) is released. Local and international design teams are welcome to make a pre-registration with us. If you want to know more about this pre-registration information, please feel free to contact AIMIR.
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