Pre-announcement of the Architecture Design for the Full Design Services of the New Shenzhen Cultural Center

Pre-announcement of the Architecture Design for the Full Design Services of the New Shenzhen Cultural Center

The whole Process Design of the Shenzhen New Cultural Center (Originally Known As Shenzhen New Mass Art Center) is now open for pre-qualification applications. Design teams are welcomed to participate in this competition.

Construction Background

With the background of “building a global and regional cultural center city” and “building a pilot demonstration area for socialism with Chinese characteristics”, Shenzhen has raised its development strategy for public cultural services to a new height and issued a series of policy documents, including Shenzhen Cultural Innovation Development 2020 (Implementation Plan), striving to build public cultural service facilities that are compatible with modern, international, and innovative cities and international technological and industrial innovation centers.

The existing Shenzhen Cultural Center was built back in 1980. Its facilities have seriously aged in that time and cannot meet the requirements for developing current public cultural services. To meet the increasingly diverse citizen needs for public cultural services, the municipal government plans to build a new municipal cultural center to further improve the city’s public cultural service level and enhance the quality of the city’s public cultural service.

Project Positioning

Whole Process Design of the Shenzhen New Cultural Center(originally known as Shenzhen New Mass Art Center)project is advertised as the “Bay Area Center and Domestic Benchmark” and integrates education, communication, training, performances, exhibition, as well as cultural and creative functions. It is a comprehensive cultural landmark that covers all groups and all art styles with a nature for public welfare cultural services. In the future, the Shenzhen New Cultural Center will be built into an innovative civic culture and art training base, a civic experience and cultural and art exhibition center, a multi-category cultural and art exchange camp, an inter-city cultural exchange and gathering spot in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a digital network platform for the city’s cultural museum alliance, and a mass cultural and core art & creativity park.

Project Introduction

The project is located on Minzhi Street, Longhua District, Shenzhen, also within the key development area of the Shenzhen North Railway Station. It is located at the northwest corner of where Minzhi Avenue and Minkang Road intersect, adjacent to the Yousong River in the west, the Second Children’s Hospital in the east (under construction), and a municipal park in the southeast. The northeast corner of the project is close to an exit of the Minzhi Subway Station on Metro Line 5. In the future, the planned Metro Line 22 and current Metro Line 5 will intersect at the Minzhi Metro Station.

Construction for the project primarily includes a performance art area, exchange exhibition area, counseling and training area, library and reading area, business entrepreneurship area, business support facilities, and public service support facilities. The project covers an area of 31,367.04 square meters, with a total construction area of about 83,000 square meters.

Building line requirements for the project site: Meeting the requirements of the Shenzhen Urban Planning Standards and Regulations, the setback line of level 1 is >6m, of level 2 is > 9m. The ground building on the north shall be 20m away from the plot boundary line in the statutory plan, and the ground building on the south shall be 30m away. In addition, the north side should consider the connection between the underground space and the Metro Line 5 station, as well as track safety.

Work Content

The Whole Process Design (scheme design, preliminary design, construction drawing design, as-built drawing preparation and construction coordination), including but not limited to the following professional contents:

Planning, master plan, architecture, structure, electrical system, plumbing, HVAC, interior design, building information and communication technology, fire protection, landscape, green building, gas, elevators, steel structure, curtain wall, road (including road junction), civil air defense, foundation pit, foundation treatment, water usage and saving, kitchen, BIM design, sponge city design, lighting design, signage system, pipeline access from outside the scope of construction land , industrial design, cost file (budget estimate making) for tendering, stage design, special acoustic decoration, acoustic design, exhibition design, design of bus original and terminal stations , etc.,

The final work content shall be subject to the bidding documents and the design contract.

Registration Requirements

1 Bidding applicants must have Grade A or above qualifications in the domestic design and construction industry (civil engineering)

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

(1)No more than 2 members in the consortium (including the head unit).

(2)The leading unit in the consortium must have Grade A or above qualifications in the domestic designand construction industry (civil engineering).

(3)Members of the consortium may not register individually or as part of another consortium.

(4)The consortium partners must sign a Consortium Agreementand clarify the head unit, division of labor between the two parties in each design stage, and design cost allocation ratio, distribution method, and other aspects.

3 Individual or teams of individuals will not be accepted.

Procedure of invitation is adopted Open bidding for this project tender(Pre-qualifications). There are Invitation Stage, Pre-qualifications and Scheme Bidding Stage and Calibration stage.

1 Pre-qualifications

The tenderee form a pre-qualification review committee in accordance with the law to review valid pre-qualification application documents the bidding applicant submits. It will cast by open ballot and identify 12 finalists (unordered) and 2 alternatives (ordered).

2 Scheme Bidding Stage

(1)The 12 formal bidders submitsresult documents that meet the requirements for the design assignment, and each bidder is only allowed to submit one bid proposal.

(3)The tenderee forms a bid evaluation committee according to the law to evaluate bidding plans. The committee adopts an open ballot and elect five candidates (unordered) to advance to the Calibration Phase.

3 Calibrationstage

Calibration method: One vote

The tenderee shall establish a bidding committee in accordance with laws and regulations, and one bidder shall be selected from 5 winning candidates recommended by the program review committee.

4 Schedule for Open Call and Pre-qualification:

2020.06.16-07.10 Releasing pre-qualification tender announcement, and accepting pre-qualification applications

2020.06.22 (before 17:00) Query Deadline

2020.06.28 (before 17:00) Clarification, Amendment and Answering Period Deadline

2020.07.10 (before 15:00) Due date of pre-qualification application documents submission

All the time mentioned is Beijing time. The tenderee reserves the right to adjust the schedule.


The contract price of design fee is tentatively fixed at RMB 30.74 million, including the following 3 parts: engineering design fee RMB 26.24 million, excellent scheme compensation fee RMB 4.1 million and scheme optimization compensation fee RMB 400,000 (if any).

Engineering design fee includes basic design fee, BIM design fee and as-built drawing preparation fee.

Engineering design fee: Engineering Design Fee = Construction Area X Fixed Unit Price, and the upper limit of bidding price of engineering design fee is RMB 315 per square meter (bidder’s quotation is required, bidding quotation shall not exceed the upper limit). The unit price will not be adjusted in settlement. The construction area is temporarily calculated as 83,290 square meters, and the final construction area is subject to the result of total project estimate approved by Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission. The project design fee is tentatively priced at RMB 26.24 million.

Please log in and fill out the registration information at If you want to know further details about 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. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Architecture Design Competition for the Planning and Conceptual Design of Phase 6 (West Area) of Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Upper Building Complex

Architecture Design Competition for the Planning and Conceptual Design of Phase 6 (West Area) of Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Upper Building Complex

The International Competition for the Planning and Conceptual Design of Phase 6 (West Area) of Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Upper Building Complex Project will start soon! The pre-announcement is hereby issued to expand the spread and popularity of the project.


Project name

International Competition for the Planning and Conceptual Design of Phase 6 (West Area) of Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Upper Building Complex Project


Project location

The core of Unit 1 of Guiwan Area, the central business district of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen


Project overview

Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Superstructure Project are located at the core of Unit 1 of Guiwan Area, the central business district of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen, with a total area of about 20 hectares, and consist of the integrated transport hub and the Upper Building Complex project.

The integrated transport hub mainly includes three metro lines and two intercity lines (from east to west, they are the Metro Lines 1, 5 and 11 that are being operated, the Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway under design, and the Shenzhen-Hong Kong West Express Railway under planning), Shenzhen-Hong Kong transit port, and bus and taxi transfer station. After completion, it is expected to have a flow of 750,000 passengers a day. The public transportation share ratio of the project will reach 87% in the future, including 75% of rail transit and 12% of bus transit; the car and taxi share ratio thereof will reach 13%, including 10% of cars, and 3% of taxis.

In the original plan, the Upper Building Complex project includes 9 towers and their podiums, the commercial village on Line 11, and the upper office, commerce and port supporting facilities on the intercity railway; 8 towers (T1~T8) will distribute in the east area of the project between Line 11 and Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway from north to south, and 1 tower (T9) will be located in the west area of the project between Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway and Shenzhen-Hong Kong West Express Railway. The height limit imposed by aviation in the project area is 300m. The floor area included in the FAR calculation is 1.278 million ㎡, of which the office occupies 749,000㎡, hotel 126,000㎡, apartment 130,000㎡ and commercial use 198,000㎡ (otherwise underground commercial use 52,000㎡).

The total floor area of the Qianhai Integrated Transport Hub and Superstructure Project is estimated to be 2.159 million ㎡, including the floor area of underground spaces of about 881,000㎡.


Design contents

The design contents include international competition and detailed design stages:

(1)International competition stage: Planning design of phase 6

In combination with the Planning of the Qianhai New Urban Center and the urban design requirements of the central axis of Qianhai Urban Living Room, carry out the planning and design of phase 6 of the upper building complex project, planning optimization of phase 5 and layout of overall indicators for phases 5 and 6, determine the business types and coordinate, reasonably plan and arrange the commerce of phases 5 and 6; reasonably arrange the architectural spaces, optimize the skyline, and create highlights in combination with the central axis design of Qianhai Urban Living Room design, to further improve the architectural space quality.

(2)Conceptual design of phase 6

Carry out the conceptual architectural scheme design of phase 6 in combination with the planning, indicators, and business type locations of phase 6 of the superstructure project. Further the commerce design, optimize the overall spatial layout, architectural form, and landscape environment, and highlight the design philosophy of a smart cultural and ecological hub. Handle the relationships with the central axis of Qianhai Urban Living Room in terms of architecture, function, landscape, and traffic, etc. Cooperate with the design of the Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen Intercity Railway and conduct early research of Shenzhen-Hong Kong West Express Railway and the supporting port space and propose the condition of necessary structural load reservation.

(3)Advice on the façade optimization of phases 1 to 4

Advice on the optimization of the building façade design of the commenced phases 1-4 in combination with this planning and conceptual design and on the premise of keeping the structural scheme of phases 1 to 4 stable, to further the high-standard integrated construction and overall quality of the project.

(4)Detailed design stage

The winner is responsible for optimizing the conceptual design and conducting the architectural scheme design and design development of the T9 tower.


Application requirements

Any design agency that has an interest is welcome to carry out related preparations. If you want to know any further information, please feel free to contact AIMIR.

Architecture Design Competition in China: Meishan Happy Village Art Competition

Architecture Design Competition in China: Meishan Happy Village Art Competition


The plain original village is the biggest characteristic of a happy ancient village. The folk dwellings in western Sichuan with green tiles and earthen walls are built against the mountain, facing the river, well-arranged and integrated with the natural environment. It’s a rare ancient village with relatively complete preservation.

The whole village takes the green mountain forest as the keynote, the red sandstone culture as the foundation, the folk houses, courtyards, ancient roads, trees, bridges and rare stone landscapes as the representatives.


According to Danling happiness ancient village in characteristic, combined with the regional environment and humanistic resources, initiate a public art installation and generic museum monomer architectural design in the integrational competition, to attract the world’s of art and architecture monomer to form their own brands and talent community, increase happiness, an ancient village across the country beautiful rural construction profile, for the happiness of the ancient village township construction work.

The village is a museum of the senses. Happiness grows together with the original village.

The competition relies on the concept of the whole village as a museum that combines nature with culture, folk customs, and happy life. It’s divided into two sections, namely, tour line public art installation and pan-museum single building design.

Pen-museum architecture is the summary of the whole village exhibition, and as a single space carrier, the exhibits of the whole village are sorted out. The reason why it’s not just named museum is to hope that pan-museum architecture is not only a display but also a prospect and design of existing, future, all kinds of sensory, nature, humanistic, historical, culture and folk customs. Design monomer at the same time to arrange the surrounding format and layout, so that the region more three-dimensional.


  1. Competition release:1123
  2. Submission of work:0106
  3. Award-winning work announcement:0113


1.The first prize (1) 60,000 RMB (before tax)

2. The second prize (1) 40,000 RMB (before tax)

3. The third prize (1) 20,000 RMB (before tax)

4. Finalists (3) 5,000 RMB (before tax) for each

A total of 14 finalists will be selected through the preliminary selection of the organizing committee, and a decision will be made by the panel of judges. The first, second and third prizes of the two groups will be selected in the final selection.


1. There shall be no less than 2 A1 (841mm×594mm) drawings, including but not limited to general layout、building layout、elevation、section、effect drawing and analysis drawing, as well as picture data that can fully express the design idea. There are no special requirements for the layout of the chart, you can customize the layout.

2. Scale and size shall be in metric units.

3. Drawings, pictures and drawings shall be submitted in JPG format with an accuracy of not less than 300dpi.

4. Please submit several creative sketches, working photos and other creative process materials (JPG format, with an accuracy of not less than 150dpi).

5. Participants should express their works according to the content of their works. The form is not limited, and the scale of drawings can be determined by themselves.

6. One copy of WORD format design on A4 paper with no more than 500 characters.

Please contact AIMIR for more follow-up information if you’re interested in this competition. And as always feel welcome to drop us a line if your need 3d rendering or 3d animation to visualize your design.

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