International Solicitation of Overall Urban Design Integration and Enhancement and Downtown Area Detailed Urban Design of Dongyang City

International Solicitation of Overall Urban Design Integration and Enhancement and Downtown Area Detailed Urban Design of Dongyang City

Project background

In order to further build a beautiful China, the CPC Zhejiang Committee and Zhejiang Provincial Government issued the Decision on Building a Beautiful Zhejiang to Create a Better Life and Opinions of the General Office of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province on Accelerating the Building of Modern and Beautiful Counties in 2014, defining a new urbanization path of “people first, synergistic development of four modernizations, optimized layout, ecological civilization, and cultural heritage,” and proposing goals such as building a pilot area of the Beautiful China initiative and a role model of Jiangnan water towns, and reflecting the charm of “poetic and picturesque Jiangnan,” etc. In doing so, we aim at building modern and beautiful counties with Jiangnan features and Zhejiang characteristics, and realize the beauty of green ecological environment, planning and design morphology, complete facilities and functions, suitability for living and working, and social stability and harmony.


Location map of city clusters in central Zhejiang

Under the context of regional coordinated development, Dongyang should rely on its transportation road network that matures gradually, actively integrate into the regional economic network dominated by Jinyi Metropolitan Area, strive for greater platform development opportunities, and build a new fulcrum for the integrated development of the metropolitan area. Giving play to its advantages of industrial manufacturing, famous historical city, leisure tourism, etc., it will bring historic opportunities for the same-city development, mutually complementary advantages, and economic synergy of the metropolitan area between Dongyang and Yiwu.


Spatial structure map of Jinyi City

In order to enhance the scientific and reasonable territorial space planning of Dongyang City, effectively guide the urban development of Dongyang City, lead the future urban construction, and realize the preparation requirements of “operable, experiential and supervised urban design”, the CPC Dongyang Municipal Committee and Dongyang government put forward the overall regional planning of overall urban design. In combination with the demarcation results of three districts and three lines issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources, the six streets in the downtown area are determined as the planning range, and the scheme solicitation event of Overall Urban Design Integration and Enhancement and Downtown Area Detailed Urban Design of Dongyang City is specifically held.


Project location


Located in the middle of Zhejiang Province, Dongyang City is a provincial-level famous historical and cultural city, one of the national Top 100 countywide economy cities, a national health city and a national garden city. “Three mountains embrace two basins, and two basins encompass two rivers” is the truest portrayal of Dongyang City’s landform. As a thousand-year-old town with a history of 1,800 years so far, known as “a prosperous county of Wu” and “a county with picturesque mountains and waters”, Dongyang boasts enriched historical and cultural heritage and is renowned as “the key magnet of education, architecture and arts and crafts” as well as reputed for its film & television culture. The ecological environment of the downtown area is sound, with the elements of mountain, river, stream, farmland and city reinforcing each other, depicting the most beautiful living environment of Dongyang.


Solicitation methods and schedule


The solicitation event is divided into four stages:

Stage I-Qualification review stage: The applicants should submit application materials and conceptual proposal in time as required. The Host will select ten shortlisted application units from publicly applying design agencies (consortiums) through pre-qualification (including conceptual proposal) for Stage II.

Stage II-Conceptual scheme stage of overall urban design integration and enhancement: Shortlisted application units will, in accordance with requirements of the Design Brief, submit qualified deliverables to be reviewed by the expert review jury. The top five application units (without ranking) will enter Stage III.

Stage III – Conceptual scheme stage of downtown area key areas detailed urban design: The five shortlisted application units will submit the satisfactorily design deliverables according to the key areas (area and work content to be determined) determined by the host,The scheme review jury will review the submitted schemes, select the top three (ranked) by voting and recommend them to the Host with optimization review opinions put forward.

After full discussion between the Host and the scheme review experts, the ranking of the top three winners will be determined. The first-ranking application unit will be awarded with the development design consulting contract of the Project, and the other application units will be paid the corresponding design compensation.


Stage IV – The selected unit will subsequently undertake the downtown area detailed urban design.


Application requirements

  1. The solicitation plans to adopt open application without qualification restrictions. Units with relevant design experience from home and abroad may apply for participation. Application units should be independent legal person enterprises or institutions legally registered at home and abroad with valid business licenses or business registration certificates.
  2. Consortium with no more than three members are allowed to apply. All consortium parties must not participate in the solicitation event in their own names separately or form a consortium with other units.
  3. The solicitation event doesn’t accept application of individuals and individual groups.
  4. Teams with similar design experience will be prioritized:
  • With international or domestic urban planning and design practice experience;
  • With research capability and practical experience in detailed urban design of key urban areas;
  • With rich experience in architecture, landscape, ecological design and public environment construction.


Solicitation schedule (tentative)

Kick off the solicitation event and release the official solicitation announcement in the middle of January 2023.

Release the announcement of pre-qualification results in the early February 2023.

Submit deliverables of Stage II (conceptual scheme of overall urban design integration and enhancement) and convene scheme review jury in the middle of March.

Submit deliverables of Stage III (conceptual scheme of key areas detailed urban design), convene scheme review jury, and determine the selected unit in the middle of May.

Declare the downtown area detailed urban design report at the end of October 2023.


Design scope


  • Overall urban integration and enhancement design scope: The holistic area of the downtown area (including the ten-thousand-mu and hundred-billion-yuan master plan scope, the master plan scope of the High-Speed Railway New Town and Chengdong Street), with an area of about 177 square kilometers.

Overall urban integration and enhancement design scope

  • Downtown area detailed urban design scope: The scope of downtown area is from the junction between Dongyang and Yiwu to Zhanqian Road of Jinhua-Ningbo Railway, from Nanshan Mountain to Beishan Mountain (including Shanglu Block and Civic Center Block), with an area of about 84 square kilometers.

Downtown area detailed urban design scope


Work objectives


Nowadays, because of industrialization-driven urbanization and rapid economic growth, the construction framework of Dongyang downtown area is quickly expanding and has been facing some bottlenecks, such as vague spatial mode of landscape city and gradual inundation of urban culture; urban functional section is loose and not compact enough; urban image and style are inferior and lack of iconic urban business cards; the construction of urban industrial platform is poor with implicit space of three industries; the areas along the Dongyang River only focus on the construction of the landscape belt but lack an overall landscape coordination of the two banks of one river, and the vitality needs to be improved, etc. All these problems are constraining the further improvement of the overall quality of Dongyang City.

The solicitation should be based on the three districts and three lines initially demarcated in the City’s current land spatial planning scheme, and focus on solving, but not limited to, the aforementioned problems. Through problem sort-out, target positioning, strategy formulation, action plan, project library and economic estimation, it will provide the orientation for Dongyang’s future urban development and guidelines for statutory plan revision, urban renewal and near-term development and construction.


Work content


With the evolving regional environment and the pressing urban development in all aspects, Dongyang has unfolded plenty of planning work on the urban development and blueprint conception in recent years. The core content of the solicitation event is to comprehensively coordinate with the relevant plannings in Dongyang City, draw effective and feasible parts on the basis of systematic sort-out and summarization. In combination with the new regional development situation and the actual local demands, a more consensual overall urban design development orientation, target strategy, layout structure and spatial morphology will be formed. To be implemented and operated by the operational capacity of the management authorities, the solicitation event will effectively lead the coordinated advancement of future urban development and construction and various management work of Dongyang downtown area.


Deliverables requirements


Stage I-Qualification review stage

Conceptual proposal should be submitted during the qualification review stage, with the following contents:

  • Interpret the urban characteristics and spatial problems of Dongyang, and sort out the key focuses and difficulties of this competition;
  • Analyze specific problems, put forward the urban design strategy and objectives, and establish the overall urban design framework;
  • Put forward recommendations on the implementation and actual management of urban design based on the demonstration of urban design practice cases;
  • Put forward recommendations on the design conditions, materials and design requirements of the solicitation.

Stage II- Conceptual scheme stage of overall urban design integration and enhancement

  • Text of Planning Study Report
  • Review boards
  • Multimedia presentation documents or presentation (PPT/PDF format)
  • Electronic files with afore-mentioned contents (flash stick)

Stage III-Conceptual scheme stage of downtown area detailed urban design

  • Text of Planning Study Report
  • Review boards
  • Multimedia presentation documents
  • Presentation document (PPT/PDF format)
  • Relevant digital design documents
  • Electronic files with afore-mentioned contents (flash stick)

All solicitation information is subject to the official solicitation documents of the Project.


Organizing institutions


Host: Dongyang Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources

Planning unit: Shenzhen Eden Advisory Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Hebi Architectural Design Co., Ltd

Contact person: Ms. Tian 13312968676 (Monday through Friday 9:00-18:00 Beijing time)

Consultation e-mail:


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Announcement: Feilong Lake Conceptual Urban Design International Solicitation

Announcement: Feilong Lake Conceptual Urban Design International Solicitation


Taizhou City’s the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and Outline of Long-term Goals for 2035 mentioned: Taizhou will speed up the second urbanization, the construction of provincial open high energy center city. To promote the central city to the development pattern of “integration of three districts and two cities”, and enhance the primacy of the central city as a municipal political, economic, cultural and scientific innovation center, therefore, to speed up the central rise, the development of urban integration is a matter of Taizhou significant global strategy, is also a major proposition throughout the course of the Taizhou urbanization, the future from the “based on the new stage of development, carry out the new development concept and build a new development pattern of high quality to promote urban integration development, as well as creating better city life. Feilong Lake eco-area is the geometric center of Taizhou city, and is also the core of ecological green heart block. The planning area is about 28 square kilometers with rich in ecological resources, such as: mountain-lake-farmland-grass-forest.The feilong Lake area is not only the “green lung”of Taizhou city but also the bonding area of Jiaojiang,-Huangyan-Luqiao districts. It is also the indispensable landscape context during the urbanization process of Taizhou city with unique location advantage and strategic position.

In order to meet the requirements of the high-point positioning of the project, the urban design plan adopts the international solicitation method, which aims to solicit forward-looking, innovative and implementable design solutions from top design institutions at home and abroad.


Organizing units

Organizer: Taizhou natural resources and planning bureau; Zhejiang Luqiao Feilong Investment and Development Co., Ltd; China Eco-City Research Institute Co., Ltd


Design Scope

The design scope of this project is divided into three levels: research scope, conceptual urban design scope and core area deepening design scope.

  • The research scope: Making comprehensive analysis and research on the ecological pattern of urban landscape, the linkage of surrounding functions and landscape features from a wider scope, including surrounding mountains, water systems, urban corridors and important urban functional plates. The scope can be determined by the applicant based on its understanding.
  • Conceptual urban design scope: north to the mountain, south to Nanguan River, east to Fortune Avenue, west to Huangyan, with a total area of about 28 square kilometers.
  • Core area detail design: 14.71 square kilometers.


Figure 1: planning and design scope


Design Goals

  • Build Bonding Area of three districts

Acting as the core of Taizhou’s urban green heart, Feilong Lake Ecological Zone is the “geometric center” of Taizhou’s central urban area. The target of this design is to clarify the role of the Feilong Lake area in the development of the entire Taizhou city as well as the development orientation and strategy of the area based on the study of ecological background of Feilong Lake area,Function linkage with surrounding land, transportation connection, continuation of the urban context, spatial integration and image enhancement. Thus, makes Feilong Lake Ecological Zone a link for the development of the three zones, accelerates the integration of urban areas, and creates an urban living room in the era of Taizhou’s ecological civilization to welcome guests from all over the world.

  • Build Sample of Eco-Smart City

Urban design should rely on the development experience of low-carbon smart cities around the world and plan low-carbon smart new cities with high standards such as “green intelligence, water-city integration, high-quality supporting facilities, high efficiency and convenience, and system innovation”. According to the construction requirements of new urbanization, this design should take full advantage of the high-quality background resources of “mountains, lakes, forests, fields and grasses” in the Feilong Lake area, improving the urban landscape layout, and use the development experience of low-carbon smart cities around the world. In order to carry out the construction of ecological civilization pilot area, widen the transformation channel of green water and green mountains into invaluable assets, establish and improve the value realization mechanism of ecological products, and explore and improve the gross ecosystem product (GEP) accounting with Zhejiang characteristics. The application system will comprehensively create a model for the future construction of Shanshui Ecological Smart City.

  • Build Origin of Innovation Drive

The design has to implement the requirements of “Taizhou Bay Science and Technology Innovation Corridor” and “Development Plan for the Science and Technology Innovation Ecosphere Around Feilong Lake”. Closely follow the keywords of “science and technology innovation, future-driven, people-oriented”, relying on the ecological background and traffic location of Feilong Lake. Advantages, coordinate the layout of scientific and technological innovation infrastructure, and build the ecological circle of science and technology innovation around Feilong Lake into the main position of road and bridge technology innovation, an important part of Taizhou Bay science and technology innovation corridor, and an important node of the scientific and technological innovation community in the Yangtze River Delta, and strive to build a road and bridge-based scientific and technological innovation community. , Facing Taizhou, leading the highland of science and technology innovation in the Yangtze River Delta region.

  • Build Benchmark of Common Prosperity

The design should adhere to the people-centered, build a sustainable development model with five dimensions of “ecology + culture + innovation + wisdom + good governance”, and focus on the four major themes of ecological environment, urban construction, leisure tourism, and livability,creating the new name card of the city, which is “people-city-scenery” integration. Thus, build the benchmark of “High-quality and efficient economy”, “rich and prosperous life”, “spiritual self-confidence and self-improvement”, “environmentally livable and suitable for business” national common prosperity pilot demonstration area.


Design content

The design content is divided into three parts: conceptual urban design, core area urban design and special research.


A. Conceptual Urban Design

  • General Target Position

Systematically analyze and evaluate the overall urban planning, development strategy planning and other upper-level plans, combined with the overall national land and space planning (2020-2035) in preparation, and propose the functional orientation and development goals of the Feilong Lake area. In the formulation of positioning and goals, it is necessary to fully consider the role of Feilong Lake area in the overall development of Taizhou city, and coordinate the functional linkage with the surrounding areas.

  • Ecological Environment Protection

From the perspective of regional ecological pattern protection, combined with the current water network system, to focus on constructing the great ecological spatial pattern of mountains and waters in the Feilong Lake area. Combined with the sorting out of the ecological patches of the site, to construct the overall ecological security pattern of Feilong Lake area, to clarify the flood control and drainage system and vertical requirements of the site in Feilong Lake area, to anchor the ecological floor, and build a “resilient and safe” ecologically friendly urban and rural space. Using advanced ecological construction concepts and practical ecological governance technologies to come out with methods for ecological protection and quality improvement.

  • Industrial Development Guidance

Guided by building a “future city benchmark”, centering on the development concepts of “innovation +”, “wisdom +” and “green +”, referring to the industrial development experience of the same type of lake area in domestic and overseas, estimating the future industrial development trend, and formulating the industry of Feilong Lake area Development goals, to clarify the types of leading industries, and put forward government support policy recommendations. In addition, it is necessary to properly handle the relationship between “industry” and “environment”, paying attention to the coordinated development of industrial functions and landscape environment, cultivating an industrial system in which the innovation chain and industrial chain advance together, and create “landscape charm”, “exquisite style” and “modern” The future industrial scene that resonates with the wind.

  • Land Layout Optimization

On the basis of fully connecting relevant plans, according to the target positioning, combined with characteristic resources and industrial layout, the general idea of land use layout optimization in Feilong Lake area is put forward, the key points of land use layout optimization are summarized, and the areas that need to be adjusted are identified to guide the next step. ed.

  • Comprehensive Traffic Planning

On the basis of fully analyzing the existing planning and regional positioning, the current situation of the area and the planned road traffic are sorted out, and the development goals and overall strategies of urban comprehensive traffic are proposed. Focusing on building a comprehensive transportation system that is low-carbon, green, efficient and accessible, with diverse features and smart empowerment. Improving the traffic travel structure and put forward the index control requirements for green traffic. Building a quick connection with the S1 line of the urban railroad to improve traffic accessibility. Within the Feilong Lake area, the characteristics of the site should be combined to create a characteristic slow traffic system that echoes the mountains and rivers throughout the whole area, combined with the space around the lake and the current water system to create an urban greenway, combined with water traffic to build a blue way system, combined with surrounding mountain trails to form the peak scenic road, and finally formed a slow traffic system of “three roads fusion”, and proposed a plan for the section setting of the road.

  • Open Space Organization

Making full use of the large open space pattern of the site behind the mountain and the lake, and combine the layout of main public facilities to build a complete open space system, and clarify the location, scope and function of important open spaces such as squares, streets, park green spaces, and waterfront spaces. Through the revival of waterfront space, characteristic public spaces such as waterfront neighborhoods, waterfront markets, and waterfront nodes will be created, and organically integrated into a large public open space system.

  • Overall City Form

The overall form of the city follows the general principle of “small and medium scale, low height, and medium density”, creating a soothing, open and harmonious spatial form as a whole, forming a great integration of the city and the landscape. The design should focus on controlling the building height, volume, style and interface continuity around the lake, and properly handle the relationship between development and construction, and the ecological background. Comprehensively determining the zoning guidance of the urban style, and putting forward control requirements for the volume, style, and color of the building, to form an integrated and distinctive urban style. At the same time, it is necessary to put forward control requirements for important areas, important interfaces, the height relationship of landmark buildings, and landscape viewing corridors.

  • Underground Space

Comprehensive consideration should be given to the comprehensive utilization of underground space, emphasizing unified planning, unified development, hierarchical utilization, and interconnection between the ground and underground. The design should strengthen the comprehensive research on underground space and promote the intensive and economical use of space resources. It is necessary to coordinate comprehensive functions such as underground pipe gallery facilities, rail transit and underground roads, and optimize vertical design and three-dimensional space development. For the land around the rail transit station, the overall development should be considered in combination with the station, with clear functions and layered guidance.

  • Future Scenario Study

Actively responding to the spirit of Zhejiang Province’s high-quality development goals and creating a demonstration model for Taizhou’s “future community”. According to the “139” top-level design requirements, around the construction of 9 major future scenarios, rationally arrange the future community construction in the area to form a “global future community”. Focus on creating “10” application scenarios such as neighborhood, education, health, culture, low carbon, production, construction, transportation, wisdom, and governance to achieve the goal of common prosperity.

  • Implementation Strategy Recommendation

According to the principle of “unified planning and phased implementation”, to implement the project implementation strategy and phase, and staged development plan, and forming a project database and schedule. To decide for the overall construction, including the overall planning of various infrastructures (such as road traffic, municipal pipelines, public facilities, emergency disaster prevention, sanitation facilities, etc.), and propose operational strategies and measures for phased implementation.


B. Core Area Further Design

Under the guidance of the conceptual urban design, carrying out the deepening design work of the core area. Based on the conclusions of the conceptual urban design, focusing on the urban space form and environmental landscape, the urban style, public space, environmental landscape, waterfront interface, building complex and etc., to carry out in-depth research to create a high-quality urban space environment that meets urban functions, has good spatial scale, meets aesthetic requirements, and reflects style and characteristics, and proposes the total development volume and related planning control indicators. The urban design part includes but is not limited to the following main contents:

  • Design Target

According to the overall target positioning proposed by the conceptual urban design, the development goals and image positioning of the core area are researched and proposed, and the design goals and concepts of this area are put forward in combination with the natural environment, historical and cultural characteristics and current development reality.

  • Landscape Element Guidance

Combined with the regional landscape relationship and spatial pattern, design goals and concepts, and based on the analysis of land use and road traffic, the distribution, spatial form and style features of various spatial landscape elements (such as landscape centers, landscape nodes and landscape axes) are analyzed and an optimization plan is proposed. Combined with the functional characteristics of the plate, different types of landscape areas are delineated.

  • Land Use and facility distribution

Based on planning research, fully connecting the built land with the planned and compiled plans, optimizing and deepen the layout of land use, implementing major city-level facilities, and putting forward the basic idea of “four-line” control and layout. Public supporting facilities should reflect the relevant requirements of future communities and industrial communities.

  • Road Transit Planning

On the basis of the conclusion of overall comprehensive traffic optimization, to forecast the development of traffic demand in the core area, to optimize the urban road network system with the design concept of dense road network in small blocks, and to propose optimization suggestions for road sections in combination with road functions;

Focusing on the research on the connection plan with the rail S1 line, putting forward suggestions on public transportation routes and stations, and carrying out the overall planning of ground and underground transportation at the same time, so as to seamlessly connect with the traffic of the surrounding functional areas.

  • Open Space and Ped&Bike System

Fully protecting and utilizing the natural environment, focusing on parks, green spaces, squares, and characteristic streets, and building characteristic open spaces and slow-moving systems. And according to the characteristics of the water body, coastal functions and flood control requirements, the type of shoreline is divided, and the waterfront space and environmental landscape are organized and designed.

  • Architecture Cluster Relation and Architectural Form

Combined with the important nodes of urban design, the urban texture research is carried out, focusing on the architectural group layout relationship of public buildings. Because of comprehensive research on functions, formats, construction capacity, etc., the building height and detailed zoning in the area are determined to form recognizable building morphological characteristics.

  • Environmental Landscape Facilities and Lighting

Taking the environmental landscape facilities in the urban public environment as the design focus, the general idea of improving the artistry of the urban public environment is put forward, and the public space guide system is organized. At the same time, combined with the regional lighting system, the general idea of night scene lighting in the area is put forward.

  • Green Space System Planning

Based on conforming to the development pattern of urban space, integrating the concept of park city construction, forming a multi-level urban blue-green network, and constructing a characteristic blue-green space covering the whole area, connecting important nodes, high-quality and high-level. Organizing and optimizing public activity passages such as the slow-moving system and slow-moving blocks, and creating a convenient, safe, comfortable and beautiful slow-moving system and pleasant places in the area.


C. Monographic Study

  • Ecology Monographic Study

Doing the status of the placement work,investigation of the current situation, promote the analysis of environmental capacity and ecological suitability, clarify the favorable factors, restrictive factors and interrelationships of the affect in the sustainable development and progress , economy, ecology and society within the planning scope. Adhere to “ecological priority, moderate development”, and in accordance with the principle of coordinating the sustainable utilization of ecological resources with economic and social development, put forward measures and plans for ecological construction, making research of ecological building, ecological landscape mining, ecological community layout, and formulate the overall goal of ecological planning , Phased construction indicators (short-term, medium-term, long-term), and establish a planning indicator system. At the same time, Combine the current ecological resource endowment, make full use of farmland, wetland, nursery and other characteristic resources to create a abundant and diversified ecological landscape integrating mountains and lakes.

  • Industry Monographic Study

On the basis of the research the industrial development current characteristics of Taizhou, certain the potential and trend of transformation and development, the landscape ecological background resources are featured, and the construction of Taizhou Bay Science and Technology Corridor is taken as the basis. Opportunities, centering on the development concepts of “innovation +”, “wisdom +” and “green +”, make a study and judgment on the future industrial development direction of Feilong Lake area, formulate the industrial development goals of Feilong Lake area, clarify the type of leading industries, Making demand forecasts based on land use scale.

Comprehensively consider the coexistence and integration of multiple industries, plan the transformation of industries to ecological industries, promote the harmony between man and nature, and the coordinated development of economy and environment, from the pursuit of one-dimensional economic growth or nature protection to wealth (growth and accumulation of economic and ecological assets) ), health (human physical and mental health and the health of ecosystem service functions and metabolic processes), civilization (material, spiritual and ecological civilization) trinity of complex ecological prosperity.


Time plan

Note: If the time plan be adjusted, it will be notified separately.



Qualification Requirements of Applicants

The applicant (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicant”) shall be a legally registered legal entity or a project consortium consisting of legally registered legal entities (no more than 3 member institutions).

Applicants should have the relevant qualifications and abilities to undertake this project (at least accordding with one of the following conditions)

  • Applicants within the territory of the People’s Republic of China provide proof materials that can prove that they have professional and technical ability to undertake urban planning, landscape design, and architectural design, such as Grade A qualifications for urban and rural planning;
  • Planning and design institutions outside the territory of the People’s Republic of China shall have a practice license or business license for urban planning, landscape design or architectural design related majors in accordance with the administrative regulations of their own country or region. The qualification requirements of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan design institutions refer to the provisions on the qualification requirements of overseas design institutions.



  • 1 first prize, 1.5 million yuan (including tax) (about US$217,190), 15 days of program integration and deepening, deepening cost of 500,000 yuan (about US$72,400).
  • 1 second prize, 1.2 million yuan (including tax) (about US$173,757);
  • 1 third prize, 1 million yuan (including tax) (about US$144,800);


Please send the prequalification documents to the designated place before 18:00 Beijing time on September 8, 2022, with further notice at the designated location (the pre-registration unit will be sent through the pre-registration mailbox), and send the electronic version of the prequalification documents to the e-mail address:

For related matters, please consult WeChat: Ms. Hu: Phone: 13032266490: Email:

Counseling time: (Monday to Friday 9:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00)

The team of Professor Shen Lei of China Eco-City Research Institute is the first city-level team of the Planners in China. As an innovative practitioner and promoter of the chief division model in China, Professor Shen Lei’s team focuses on the whole process management of urban planning and construction and the research development of green ecological city products, builds a professional planning and construction management platform of “planning management, background research, implementation of general control, and resource introduction”, and continues to provide the government with the whole process, all elements and all-round technical support for the development of high-quality urban planning and construction.


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Architecture Design of Liantai International Center on the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base

The project land is located at the northeast corner of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, Shenzhen City, with the parcel No. of T208-0055 (DU07-01).

Construction scale: The total land area is 92,372.28m2, and the stipulated floor area included in the floor area ratio (FAR) calculation is 277,000m2, including 13,870m2 for commerce, 78,480m2 for office, 183,120m2 for business apartment, 600m2 for convenience service station, 400m2 for refuse transfer station, and 530m2 for property management room.

A. Plot and surrounding conditions: the plot is currently an open space with enclosing walls and is flat. It is adjacent to Shenwan 5th Road to the east, with OCT Harbour on the east side; adjacent to Baishi 4th Road to the south, with other planning plots of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base on the south side; adjacent to Shenwan 4th Road to the west, with Riviera Garden and other planning plots of the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base on the west side; adjacent to Baishi Road to the north, with OTC Wetland Park on the north side.

B. Landscape resources: this project is adjacent to OCT Harbour on the east side and OTC Wetland Park on the north side, with the Splendid China Folk Village, Window of the World, and Happy Valley separated by the wetland and viewable distantly on the northwest side; it is next to Shenzhen Bay Park on the south side, with Shenzhen Bay and Yuen Long District, Hong Kong viewable distantly; there are good sight lines of the landscape and a unique resource endowment.

C. Project traffic: This project is adjacent to the two-way 6-lane Shenwan 5th Road to the east, two-way 4-lane Baishi 4th Road to the south, two-way 4-lane Shenwan 4th Road to the west, and two-way 6-lane Baishi Road to the north, and is about 300m from Shenzhen’s east-west trunk road—Binhe Avenue on the south side; Metro Line 9 and Line 11 pass by the site, with Shenwan Station at the southwest corner (the intersection of Shenwan 4th Road and Baishi 4th Road), and the area is about 700m from Hongshuwan South Station of Metro Line 11.

Work Content

The tender will determine the architectural scheme of this project. The winning bidder will be responsible for the architectural scheme design within the red line, scheme development (the architectural discipline to reach the design development extent), review and control of scheme effects involved in each consultant’s work, construction cooperation, and review and control of the side effects, conceptual design of the landscape scheme, and preliminary facade design.

Registration Requirements

The tender will adopt the “invitation + open application” method, namely, the Host will invite some agencies and shortlist 3 design agencies (consortiums) therefrom and shortlist the other 7 agencies from the applying design agencies (consortiums) according to merits. The 10 shortlisted design agencies (consortiums) will participate in the second stage: First Round of Conceptual Scheme Review.

The Tenderee comprehensively considered and determined the invited agencies based on their industry reputation, achievements, awards and proposed team members, etc. and then this was approved by the relevant government authorities.

The three invited agencies are as follows (in the pinyin initial order of the name of agencies):

Henning Larsen Architects

Consortium of Shenzhen Huahui Design Co., Ltd. and AI Architecture Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Consortium of Shenzhen Cube Architecture Designing Consultants Ltd. and Aedas Asia Limited

Open application-requirements:

1) Domestic and foreign design agencies independently registered and with relevant design experience can apply. No qualification restriction is imposed at the application stage. No individual or individual combination application is accepted;

 2) Design consortium participation is allowed with no more than 2 members. And members of a consortium shall not further apply alone or join another consortium to apply or participate as a consultant;

 3) The designers participating in the tender shall be registered personnel of the design agencies. Chief designers shall be persons who have led several projects of the same type and shall lead the design in the whole bidding and bid-winning process and make scheme presentation as per review requirements. In order to ensure that the project designers have an accurate understanding of the regional background of China and the related requirements, each design agency (consortium) shall have at least one project designer fluent in Chinese;

 4) Design agencies that apply shall submit the application documents and conceptual proposals as required in the Tender Document (see 6.1 Requirements for application documents for the details of requirements for deliverables).

Submission of application documents:

Bidders shall send the above data required to Floor 8, Liantai Building, Futian District, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, Attention: Engineer Shen, contact No.: 86-13714697108 before 15:00, May 7, 2020. Application documents received by the Tenderee after the deadline will be rejected and returned to the related applicants. Please log on to the website: to register the application information.


Tendering rules (including schedule):

The tender will proceed at four stages: the first stage is the Application and Pre-qualification stage; the second stage is the First Round of Conceptual Scheme Review; the third stage is the Second Round of Conceptual Scheme Review; the fourth stage is the Bid Award stage.

First stage: Application and Pre-qualification

The tender will adopt the “invitation + open application” method, namely, the Host will invite some agencies and shortlist 3 design agencies (consortiums) therefrom and shortlist the other 7 agencies from the applying design agencies (consortiums) according to merits. The 10 shortlisted design agencies (consortiums) will participate in the second stage: First Round of Conceptual Scheme Review.

Second stage: First Round of Conceptual Scheme Review

The 10 shortlisted bidders shall submit the deliverables according to the design requirements for this stage. And the Committee for the First Round of Conceptual Scheme Review will select the top 5 to enter the third stage through the open ballot – Second Round of Conceptual Scheme Review.

Third stage: Second Round of Conceptual Scheme Review

Shortlisted bidders shall submit the deliverables according to the design requirements for this stage. And the Committee for the Second Round of Conceptual Scheme Review will select the top 3 without ranking through the open ballot to enter the fourth stage- Bid Award stage.

Fourth stage: Bid Award

After the planning review of the top 3 schemes, the Tenderee will establish a bid award committee according to law to decide the winning bidder from the top 3 winner candidates by voting. The winning bidder will be awarded the Architectural Scheme Design Contract of this project.

Tender Schedule:

☆  All the time mentioned is Beijing time. The tender reserves the right to adjust the schedule. Any change will be notified 3 days in advance.


Bidders shall make quotations according to their architectural scheme, with the total amount not exceeding RMB 40,000,000 (including the design compensation of RMB 1,000,000 received earlier). The concrete design contents include the architectural scheme design within the red line, scheme development (the architectural discipline to reach the design development extent), review and control of scheme effects involved in each consultant’s work, construction cooperation, and review and control of the site effects, conceptual design of the landscape scheme, and preliminary facade design.


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Architecture Design Competition on the Urban Design of Huanggang Port Area

Architecture Design Competition on the Urban Design of Huanggang Port Area

Project overview:

The Huanggang Port Area, facing the Hong Kong Park across the river, belongs to a rare, complete and interconnected existing resource in the Shenzhen Park of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone. This international competition is hosted by Shenzhen Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. and organized by Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone Development Co., Ltd., under the guidance of Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Futian District People’s Government, and Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality. This project is designed to solicit forward-looking, flexible, innovative and implementable urban design concepts and detailed design schemes, and build Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation demonstration zone and pilot area of the national comprehensive science center to drive the high-quality development of Shenzhen, based on Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation mainly in basic research and original innovation, and with an international vision and world-leading standards. The development background is Shenzhen as a pilot demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics and co-development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Project location

Huanggang Port Area at Shenzhen Park of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone is located in the southern border of Futian District, facing Hong Kong across the Shenzhen River, and adjoining Huanggang Port Integrated Hub and Futian Port to the west and Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (Hong Kong Park of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone) to the east. This area enjoys outstanding advantages in terms of geographical location, rail transit, urban services, and ecological environment. In the future, it will turn into a key area for Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation in scientific and technological innovation, and an important functional area of Futian District, which is of strategic significance for the development of Shenzhen.

Scope of design

The scope of this urban design is divided into scope of study coordination and scope of detailed design. The study coordination scope is Loop Area C, including Futian Port, Huanggang Port, existing passenger inspection area and cargo inspection area, existing port residential area, Chiwei Village, etc., with an area of 1.67 square kilometers; the detailed design scope includes Huanggang Port cargo inspection area, existing port residential area and plots surrounding the port, with an area of about 0.89 square kilometers.

Fig. 1 Design Scope of the International Competition(Study coordination scope 1.67km², detailed design scope 0.89km²)

Work Content

Work content in the competition stage includes but not limited to: Propose the urban design ideas, objective and vision, and overall structure of Huanggang Port area; complete the functional business form layout, transport system design, public space design, the conceptual architectural design of important nodes, etc. In addition to the above work requirements of general urban design of important areas, emphasize the scientific research space design, terminal transport organization design, detailed design of three-dimensional space, public space and landscape design, and conceptual architectural design of the land around the Port. It is also required to put forward phased implementation schemes and space control guidance in combination with the given land release plan, to ensure the scheme enforceable.

The port cargo inspection area reaches the extent of detailed urban design to guide the unified planning and development of the park, while the surrounding plot of the Huanggang Port reaches the extent of conceptual architectural design, directly guiding the architectural design and linking with the design scheme of Huanggang Port, giving optimization suggestions.

The stage of further scheme development will be led by the first prize winner. The other excellent design schemes and expert suggestions should be put into consideration, have coordination with each special topic of Implementation Plan for Overall Planning of Shenzhen – Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone, and form the optimization results of Urban Design of Huanggang Port Area at Shenzhen Park of Shenzhen – Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone. Such results shall meet the requirements of urban design content for important areas.

Registration Requirements

(1) Regardless of the qualifications, any design agency (independent legal person) with relevant design experience at home and abroad can apply for this project. A consortium is also allowed, but its member cannot exceed 3, and each member of the consortium can no longer participate in this competition in its own name or in the name of another consortium formed with other design agencies. The application of individuals and individual groups is not accepted.

(2) A design agency  with the following experience will be given priority:

① Experience in designing international science parks;

② Experience in the urban design of key urban areas;

③ Experience in the urban design of port areas.

 (3) The designers participating in this international competition shall be registered in the design agency.

(4) The design agency with the intention of participation is required to fill in Attachment 1: Pre-registration Form and send it to


This international competition proceeds in three stages: Stage I – Prequalification, Stage II – Urban Design Scheme Competition, and Stage III – Further Development of Scheme. Among them, the prequalification will adopt the method of “directional invitation + open proposal solicitation” to directly shortlist 5 invited agencies for the next round. Meanwhile, shortlist 10 best candidates via prequalification review for the next round. A total of 15 agencies will enter the scheme competition stage.

Competition agenda:


5 million yuan for the first prize (1 unit);

3 million yuan for the second prize (2 units);

2 million for the third prize (3 units);

1.2 million for the fourth prize (9 units).

The design agency winning the first prize in this international competition will continue to participate in the subsequent development and consulting work. The fee for the subsequent work is 2 million yuan.

If you’re interested in this international competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR for specific information.

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Architecture Design Competition: Consultation on Schematic Design of the Central Park and Green Axis, Dongguan International Business Area

At present, Dongguan is encountering three major historical opportunities, namely the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, construction of the Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in Shenzhen and the Innovative Experimental Area for Supply-side Structural Reform of Manufacturing Industry in Guangdong. Thus, the CPC Dongguan Municipal Committee and Government have put forward the requirements of high-starting-point planning, high-standard input, and high-quality construction for Dongguan to attract high-end development resources and pool together key factors of high-end innovation, so as to implement the urban development strategy of “Thriving Dongguan, A Pearl in the Greater Bay Area”.

After 10 years of planning, Dongguan International Business Area, as the top priority among “One Center, Two Axes, and Three Areas” for the quality improvement of the downtown area of Dongguan, now is ready for development, in which, the  Central Park and the blue & green axes, covering an area of 32ha in total, are the key to build a quality and humanized public space system and have a great influence on building a successful international business area. The Central Park is located in the International Business Area, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, PRC. It borders Dongguan Avenue in the east, connects with Yuanmei Park, the Administrative and Cultural Center and Huangqi Mountain Park by slow corridor through the green axis in the north, and in the south, extends to Nancheng Headquarters Base through the green axis, all of which have constructed an 8-kilometer slow-traffic green axis in the downtown area of Dongguan.

Work Content

The research scope of this International Consultation is the 8-kilometer slow-traffic green axis in the downtown area of Dongguan, with an area of 7km2 approximately, and its design scope covers the Central Park, the Central Dynamic Axis and Xinji River Waterfront Leisure Axis in Dongguan International Business Area, with an area of about 320,000m2. Among them, the Central Park is enclosed by Wei 8th Road in the north, Jing 3rd Road in the west, Wei 10th Road in the south and Dongguan Avenue in the east, covering an area of 220,000m2; the Central Dynamic Axis (also known as the south-north green axis) is about 2km in length and 30m to 60m in width; Xinji River Waterfront Leisure Axis (also known as the blue axis) is about 1.2km in length and 25m to 50m in width and the green axis and blue axis intersect in the Central Park.

Registration Requirements

(1) This is an internationally open consultation and consortiums are accepted. Meanwhile, qualification is not required.

(2) Registration submitted by an individual or a team of individuals is not accepted.

(3) Domestic design firms within the Chinese territory shall be independent legal entities with valid business licenses or other organizational qualifications of PRC. Overseas design firms shall be independent legal entities, which are legally registered in the country where they operate. Legal entities (two or more) with the same legal representative, the parent company, sole subsidiary and holding company are not allowed to participate in the competition separately.

(4) The designer-in-chief shall be a senior designer at the level of director or partner of the company, who must be responsible for key design works of this project and important briefing meetings required by the Organizers, which will include the site visit & Q&A session, interim design presentation and final design review presentation, and the designer-in-chief shall attend the latter two presentations in person.

(5) The design team shall include designers with a professional background in urban planning, landscape, and architectural design (including underground space design), etc., or with corresponding project experience.


(1) Prequalification: The registration announcement and working rules of the International Consultation will be published to solicit design firms (including consortiums) globally. A prequalification committee will be set up to review the registration documents submitted by applicants, and 4 or 5 firms will be shortlisted to issue the Invitation to Draft the Concept Scheme.

(2) Site visit & Q&A: A site visit will be organized for the invited firms and a Q&A session will be held, which will be subject to the epidemic situation.

(3) Concept review: Experts in areas of urban planning, architecture and landscape, etc., will be invited to constitute the scheme review committee. With full discussion, the scheme review committee will select 3 recommended schemes to the Organizers for final selection, after reading the design brochures, watching multi-media demonstrations and listening to presentation and clarification by principal designers.

(4) Bid finalization: A bid finalization committee will be set up to determine the final ranking of 3 recommended schemes based on the experts’ review comments, and the first prize will be the winning bid.

Schedule (Provisional)

Note: The timetable above is applied in Beijing Time. The Organizers reserve the right to amend the agenda.


Related Fees

The design fees of this International Consultation will include the design compensation and bonus totaling RMB Twelve Million Yuan (¥12,000,000.00), whose setting is provisional as follows:

(1) Design Compensation

The design firm with the Invitation to Draft the Concept Scheme can receive the design compensation of RMB One Million Five Hundred Thousand Yuan (¥1,500,000.00) (tax included), provided the submittals meet requirements set in the Design Brief and is evaluated by the scheme review committee as qualified.

(2) Bonus

After the experts’ review and final selection on the submittals, the first-prize winner can receive a bonus of RMB Three Million Seven Hundred Thousand Yuan (¥3,700,000.00) (tax included) (including the design integration fee of RMB Two Million Two Hundred Thousand Yuan [¥2,200,000.00]), and the second-prize winner can receive a bonus of RMB Eight Hundred Thousand Yuan (¥800,000.00) (tax included). The winning firm shall revise, optimize and deepen the design according to the experts’ review comments and the Organizers’ requirements and based on making use of the strengths & highlights of the other schemes, in which, the design of 5 key sections, namely the Central Park, North Section of the Middle Axis, Xinji River Green Belt, the section across Dongguan Avenue, and the section across Sanyuan Road, etc., shall reach the detailing level of scheme design. The Organizers will give priority to the winning firm for the detailed design of the implemented plan. The second-prize winner shall attend the workshops (not exceeding 2 times and no more than 1 day per time; on-site participation) in the design integration and detailing stage, and the designer-in chief shall attend in person.

The commercial documents, including project experience and design team, etc.,   shall be submitted by applicants in the official registration stage. Design firms that intend to sign up are welcome to send us the pre-registration form by for pre-registration. We will notify those design firms in time when the official announcement is released. Whether the registration is successful or not depends on the formal registration.

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