The World SF Convention is the world’s most eyed science fiction cultural themed event with the longest history, the biggest scale, and the strongest influence. The “Hugo Award” awarded by the Convention is a major world science fiction award, known as the “Nobel Prize of science fiction world”. At the 79th World SF Convention held in Washington, Chengdu officially obtained the qualification to host the 81st World SF Convention in 2023. This is the first time for World SF Convention to be held in China, and the second time for it to be staged in an Asian city after Yokohama, Japan in 2007. Chengdu—This “Sci-Fi Capital” once again captured the world’s attention!
At present, Chengdu is actively preparing for the 81st World SF Convention, unfolding the publicity and promotion of the Convention, promoting the industrialization of science fiction and popular science, and at the same time promoting the industrial interaction among cities. The Science and Technology Museum constructed in this project will also be the venue for the future Hugo Award ceremony.
Project name: Global Conceptual Design Scheme of Science and Innovation New City Science and Technology Museum Project
Project site: Deyuan Street of Pidu District, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Project scale: The gross floor area will not exceed 50,000 square meters (including above and under the ground), and the construction content includes a theater-style Hugo Award venue, a Hugo Museum, a star-themed salon, and other exhibition and supporting functional space.
Design requirements and contents:
The venue design must comply with the relevant architectural design codes of the People’s Republic of China and meet the requirements of the solicitation documents.
Please see the Design Brief of Global Conceptual Design Scheme of Science and Technology Innovation New City· Science and Technology Museum Project (hereinafter referred to as the Design Brief) for details.
Chengdu Shudu Urban Construction Co., Ltd.
Qualifications and Requirements of Applicants
A. Application requirements
This consultation adopts a global open application method. Design units/teams with relevant design experience in China and abroad may apply for participation. The following qualification requirements must be met upon application:
1. Applicants in China must meet the following qualification requirements:
The design unit/team in China must have certification documents of legitimacy within the valid period of operation, and must be an independent corporate legal person or other organization or a legally authorized branch unit；
The design qualification of Grade A and above for the construction industry (construction engineering) issued by the competent administrative department and the design qualification of Grade A and above for the special design of landscape architecture engineering；
The parent company, wholly owned subsidiary, and its holding company with two and more legal representatives as the same person must not apply at the same time.
2. Applicants outside China must meet the following qualification requirements:
The overseas design units must have legal business and design licenses in the locality.
3. If the applicant is an agency in Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan, it must have a legal business and design license in the locality.
B. Participation method
The design unit/team is allowed to apply in the form of a consortium. When applying as a consortium, a Consortium Agreement must be provided. The number of consortium members should not exceed two, and all consortium parties must not participate in the event in their own names or form a consortium with other design units/teams.
C. Team requirements
According to the characteristics of this solicitation, team members to be involved should be the registered personnel of the design unit/team, including but not limited to planning, architecture, and landscape professionals:
If the design unit/team is an overseas unit/team, in order to ensure that the project designers have an accurate understanding of the Chinese background and related requirements, there should be at least one person who is proficient in Chinese among the project designers.
The chief designers participating this solicitation need to be experienced in presiding design of similar projects, and must participate in the whole design process directly (the chief designer must have at least participated in the work report and scheme review report of solicitations in person). During the event, if the chief designer does not match the team member profile submitted in the qualification review materials, the host has the right to cancel the participation qualification of the design agency.
At least 1 similar achievement in design of large-scale construction project since January 1, 2017 (subject to the time of contract signing) must be provided, and the achievement must be the winning bid (selected) scheme that has been adopted and is being implemented or has been put into use, and contract or other proof materials.
A. Application time of this solicitation is 9:00-17:00, from March 15, 2022 to March 24, 2022 (Beijing time, similarly hereinafter).
B. Application materials may be submitted with the following two methods:
Method 1: In-person
Applicants should, before the deadline of application, send paper documents of application information such as the completed application forms and application materials to the following address: 27F, Building T1, Fu’nian Square, No. 666, Jitai Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, Sichuan. Recipients: Ms. Luo, Ms. Qiang； tel: 028-86610077-5888 (the delivery time of materials is subject to the actual time when the materials are delivered to the host, and documents received after the deadline will be rejected). The application materials should be preferably printed on both sides and bound in a volume, and the size of the text should be A4. Submit 1 copy of paper materials and electronic documents consistent with the content of the paper materials (affixed with an official seal, if it is a consortium, all members of the consortium must affix their official seals or sign)；
Method 2: Internet
Applicants shall, before the deadline of application, send application documents such as the completed application forms and application materials in PDF format of A4 size after signing and affixing their seals to the designated email: email@example.com. At the same time, applicants should take the initiative to contact and confirm the delivery status of the application materials, and bear the risk that the application materials may not be delivered in time due to accidents in the e-mail sending process.
C. For details of application material contents and requirements, please see Appendix 1 Solicitation Document of Global Conceptual Design Scheme of Science and Innovation New City Science and Technology Museum Project, Appendix 2 Solicitation Application Form of Global Conceptual Design Scheme of Science and Innovation New City · Science and Technology Museum Project and Appendix 3 Consortium Agreement.
A. This consultation is divided into two phases: Phase I – Open application and shortlisting； Phase II – Scheme preparation and review.
Phase I – Open application and shortlisting
Release global solicitation announcement for open application and shortlist five units/teams after the review of the jury (ranked in sequence).
Phase II – Scheme preparation and review.
The five shortlisted agencies that have passed the final review should submit the deliverables according to the Design Brief and present their schemes according to the draw sequence； the jury performs comprehensive comparison and evaluation in combination with the deliverables of shortlisted agencies and rank the schemes from No. 1 to No. 5； the host will submit the recommended results of the jury to relevant department. In principle, the design agency ranked (or sequenced) No. 1 will be the selected agency, and the design agencies ranked (or sequenced) No. 2~5 will be the shortlisted agencies. (If an agency is confirmed and selected by relevant departments after submission despite a different prior ranking or sequencing, the remaining four design agencies are shortlisted agencies.) And the selected agency will undertake the follow-up design work. The selected agency must optimize the selected scheme according to the opinions of the host, review experts and relevant departments.
B. In this solicitation, in addition to the selected agency, the other four shortlisted design agencies will receive a design compensation of 700,000 yuan (tax included) respectively； the selected agency will undertake the subsequent optimization (development) design work, and the subsequent design fee (i.e. consultation service contract fee) amounts to 6.5 million yuan (tax included).
Requirements of Submitted Deliverables
The contents of the design deliverables must comply with the provisions of the relevant chapters such as design principles, site planning requirements, architectural design requirements, and design deliverable requirements in the Design Brief.
Copyright Issues and Law
The right of authorship in all design deliverables of the solicitation belongs to the design units/teams, while all submitted design deliverables will not be returned to the design units/teams. The host is entitled to use of all design deliverables for free, including announcement of review results after the review, as well as introduction, display and evaluation of design deliverables via media, specialized journals, specialized books or other forms.
Design units/teams should ensure all contents in design deliverables are their original work without any materials infringing the intellectual property rights of third parties. In case of an infringement act, the infringing design units/teams must bear all legal consequences themselves, and will be disqualified from the solicitation.
All materials (text, drawings, electronic data, etc.) provided by the host are protected by copyright. Any unit or individual must not copy, adapt, distribute, publish, lend, or transfer these materials without authorization, otherwise corresponding legal liability will be ascertained according to law, and the unit or individual will be disqualified from the solicitation.
Rules of this solicitation are governed by the laws of the People’s Republic of China. The solicitation work and all documents are subject to the Chinese laws. Should negotiation fail in case of a dispute, both parties agree to submit to the Chengdu Arbitration Commission for arbitration.
Prior to the end of the solicitation, design units/teams or their designers must not disclose, make public or display design deliverables in any form unless the host permits, otherwise the corresponding legal liability will be ascertained according to law, and the units/teams or their designers will be disqualified from the solicitation.
Right of interpretation: The host reserves the right of the final interpretation of this consultation and relevant documents with the language of interpretation subject to Chinese.
Organizer: Management Committee of Guangzhou Nansha Development Zone
Undertaker: Mingzhu Bay Development and Construction Administration of Guangzhou Nansha New Area
Organizing Agent: GZPI
Zonleon Sungin Tendering Consulting Co，Ltd
International Competition for Architectural Concept Scheme of Permanent Site of Greater-Bay Science Forum
This project is located at the estuary of the Pearl River in China, at the tip of Lingshan Island, Mingzhu Bay, Nansha New Area, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. Nansha New Area, with a total area of 803 km2, is located in the Greater Bay Area, the geographical geometric center of Guangdong Hong Kong Macao Bay area, one of the four bay areas in the world. It has unique geographical advantages, within a radius of 100 kilometers, it gathers all the 11 cities and 5 international airports in Greater Bay Area, 38 and 41 nautical miles away from Hong Kong and Macao respectively. Nansha New Area carries a historical mission of comprehensively deepening reform, expanding opening-up and innovatively developing the “experimental field” of the country, and has the strategic advantages of the “three-zone and one-center” (National New Area, Pilot Free Trade Zone, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Comprehensive Cooperation Demonstration Zone and Guangzhou Sub-Center carrying the function of gateway hub). It is making every effort to build a “center of the bay area, the open door, and the city of the future”.
Figure 1: Schematic Diagram of the Location of the Project in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
On May 7, 2021, Guangdong Province issued the construction plan of Guangzhou Innovation Cooperation Zone of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Dawan International Science and Technology Innovation Center, in which it clarified that Nansha Science City will be based on the construction of Centennial Science City, focus on the fields of marine, energy, aerospace, information, etc., lay out the construction of the major scientific and technological infrastructure clusters, cutting-edge cross research platforms and high-level scientific research institutions, gather the high-level scientific and technological talents, and build it into a “Silicon Valley” in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Figure 2: Schematic Diagram of “One Core and Three Circles” Innovation Network of Nansha Science City
Figure 3: Schematic Diagram of Spatial Structure of “One Body, Two Wings and Three Fulcrums” of Nansha Science City
On September 22, 2021, Guangdong Province issued the 14th five-year plan for scientific and technological innovation in Guangdong Province, emphasizing the promotion of the construction of the pioneering zone of the Comprehensive National Science Center in the Greater Bay Area and the Pearl Science Park of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the creation of highly concentrated cluster of major scientific and technological infrastructure and a highland of advanced scientific research and technological innovation with global influence. supporting the Nansha Science City to focus on key frontier scientific fields such as information, life, ocean, etc., and creating an important carrier of the frontier basic research and high-tech innovation in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area； and accelerating the promotion of construction of the International Talent Special Zone in Guangzhou Nansha New Area； holding the Greater Bay Area Science Forum, continuously enhancing its influence, and attracting global high-end innovation resources to converge.
On December 3, 2021, the Information Office of Guangdong Provincial People’s Government held a press conference of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum in 2021 in Guangzhou, officially announcing that the permanent site of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum will be located in Nansha.
The Greater Bay Area Science Forum is committed to building a grand gathering of global scientists integrating scientific exchange and discussion, scientific achievement display, scientific consensus promotion and innovative mechanism, and a high-end platform for “discussing and sharing global scientific development and promoting exchanges and cooperation”. The convening of the forum will help bring together global top scientist resources and extensive contact with core scientific institutions, promote my country’s better integration into the international innovation network, and deeply participate in global innovation governance. Based on the Greater Bay Area, the forum will carry out related work in eight aspects of holding high-level scientific conferences, building high-level think tanks, promoting international exchanges and cooperative research, assisting in the introduction of international top high-tech talents and projects, providing scientific services, building the brand of the forum, establishing scientific research funds and establishing Greater Bay Area Science Awards.
From December 11 to 13, 2021, the Greater Bay Area Science Forum in 2021 was successfully held. At the opening ceremony of the forum, a launching ceremony of the “Greater Bay Area Science Forum Permanent Site Design Competition” was held, hoping to collect the most creative design scheme with world vision through international competitions and make the permanent site a landmark building in Greater Bay Area.
Figure 4: Launching Ceremony of the “Greater Bay Area Science Forum Permanent Site Design Competition”
The organizer of this competition is the Management Committee of Guangzhou Nansha Development Zone, and the organizer is the Mingzhu Bay Development and Construction Administration of Guangzhou Nansha New Area.
Contents of the Competition:
(The specifics are subject to the technical document for competition finally issued)
1. Location of the Project:
The permanent site of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum is located in the Mingzhu Bay District, the main functional area of Nansha Science City. The Mingzhu Bay District has geographical advantages and resource endowments of “five watersheds, three rivers and six banks, connected mountains and rivers and the gate of the South China Sea”, and will benchmark international and domestic advanced cities to create a “smart city in Lingnan and a window of charm in the South China Sea”.
This project is located at the top of Lingshan island in the Mingzhu Bay District, in the vision center of the Zhujiang River estuary into the central urban area, with an excellent geographical environment. This project faces the Huigu West Cultural Island across the river through Jiaomen Waterway, and echoes Hengli International Financial Island and P Mingzhu Science Park across the Upper Hengli Waterway in the south. Several outer river waterways converge here, and the water surface is wide and unobstructed. It will become the vane of the world’s cutting-edge technology and a demonstration site for Nansha’s international image.
Figure 5: Schematic Diagram of the Location of the Project in Mingzhu Bay District, Nansha New Area
2. Land Use Overview:
The land area within the design scope of this competition is 9.51 hectares, and the research area is 26.7 hectares. Therein, the length of the north side of the research area is about 859 meters, the length of the south side 832 meters, the length of the west side 499 meters, and the length of the east side 143 meters. The research scope includes one long-term reserved development land (with an area of 3.04 hectares), one original planned bus terminal, island embankment and other green spaces； therein, some of the roundabout embankments have been finished.
The land within the design scope of this competition extends to the planned property line in the west and is adjacent to the Yuexiu international financial center project, coincides with the flood control line in the East, the land extends to the flood control line in the east and coincides with it, and the north and south borders coincide with the property line of road, reference line for the outer river and management scope line. The scope includes the control scope of rail transit Line 31, the original planned 15 m urban road and the built 30 m urban road (including North Jiangling Road and South Jiangling Road).
Figure 6: Schematic Diagram of the Location of the Project in Lingshan Island, Mingzhu Bay District
Figure 7: Schematic Diagram of Design Scope
3. Project Function Positioning:
The first is to provide first-class conference venues and supporting facilities for the Greater Bay Area Science Forum and various scientific exchange activities, and to create a “cooperation hub” for world-oriented scientific and technological exchanges.
The second is to provide modern office space and a first-class innovation environment for scientific research, innovation and entrepreneurship, and create a world-class scientific organization “gathering space”.
The third is to create a space for popular science experience for the public and become an “interactive center” for popular science experience that serves the Bay Area.
The fourth is to build a space for the display and transformation of cutting-edge scientific and technological achievements, and create a “preferred platform” for innovation and entrepreneurship for integrated development.
4. Construction content and scale：
Construction Content ：Mainly including the academic center, Nansha science and technology museum, science and innovation center, scientists’ apartment, high-end office，supporting service facilities, etc.
Construction scale: the total construction volume within the design scope of this competition (volume area of the building) is about 100,000-140,000 m2.
This competition is issued through the people’s government website of the Guangzhou Nansha Zone (, English web page: ), the official account of the Greater Bay Area Science Forum (GSF), architecture forum (), the website of the organizing agent（）and official account of the Mingzhu Bay Development and Construction Administration of Guangzhou Nansha New Area, etc., and openly accepts the registration and participating documents for the domestic and overseas design organizations. In case of any difference in the text of this announcement issued in various media, the text issued on t the website of the Organizing Agent will prevail.
For this project, the competition development method shall be designed with reference to the architectural scheme design competition of similar public building projects in Guangzhou province, and the registration mode of global open solicitation shall be adopted. The competition announcement will be published in the above media, and the registrations from the domestic and foreign design organizations in China are acceptable.
This international competition adopts the registration mode of global open solicitation, and there are no qualification requirements. The domestic and foreign design organizations shall provide the following application materials to apply for the competition. Refer to Appendixes 1 and 2 for registration materials and format requirements.
In this project, the consortium is allowed to participate in the competition, the members of the consortium shall not exceed 2, and each party shall not participate in this competition in any form.
Credibility requirements of the participating organizations: the participating organization shall have a good reputation in the field of the industry and has not been subject to revocation of business license, revocation of qualifications, suspension of business for rectification, or being taken over or frozen of property being, entering bankruptcy proceedings, etc. by relevant departments (the declaration of the competition registration organization affixed with the official seal shall be provided)；
The project principal or the creative team of the participating organization shall promise to directly participate in the whole process of this competition and architectural scheme design； (① The statement of the participating organization affixed with the official seal shall be provided ② The personnel list shall be provided)
For the registration of the domestic design organization, the independent legal personality and business license shall be provided.
For the registration of the overseas design organizations (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the registration certificate of company shall be provided (if the data is in English or other languages, they shall be translated into Chinese.)
（Remarks: for Item 4 of this form, any kind of data can be provided.)
The design organizations interested in participating in the competition shall fill in the registration form as required and send the seal-stamped and scanned registration form to the competition email (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) before March 11, 2022.
The design organization interested in participating in the competition must submit the qualification selection registration documents (for the details of the contents, see Appendixes 1 and 2； for the format, refer to the “Format of the Qualification Selection Registration Document” in Appendix 1) in written form (bound into a volume with A4 paper in eight copies) to the specified receiving address, and submit the electronic documents to the specified mailbox in by mail (mailbox address: email@example.com ), and the qualification selection registration documents received overdue will not be accepted. (The time when the competition organization agency receives the written documents shall prevail； if the written documents are inconsistent with the electronic documents, the written documents shall prevail)
Address for receipt of written documents: Floor 6, No. 234, Gaotang Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province
In this competition, the qualification selection and evaluation expert group will select the registered design organizations, and select the best 9 design organizations for formal competition. For the details of the specific qualification selection and evaluation rules, see Appendix 2. If there are no more than 9 participating organizations, all the participating organizations are allowed to participate officially. If there are more than 9 registration organizations, 9 formal participating organizations will be selected.
Submission of Competition Deposit
The official participating organization must submit the competition deposit of 50,000 yuan within 5 working days after the announcement of the list of official participators. For details, see the notice of qualification selection results.
The participation deposit of the original amount (RMB 50,000) (without interest) will be returned within 15 days after the evaluation of the original design scheme. For the formal participating organization which has paid the participation deposit but fails to submit the competition design results as required, the participation deposit will not be refunded.
If the participating organization that fails to submit the participation deposit as required will be deemed to give up the competition qualification automatically.
During the evaluation of competition results, the expert review committee shall select 3 recommended schemes and 3 alternative schemes (no ranking) from 9 formal competition schemes.
The formal design period is about 44 days. For the specific time, document preparation requirements and specific evaluation methods for the competition results, the requirements in the finally-issued technical documents shall prevail.
Finally, the decision-making organization selects one optimum scheme from the recommended and alternative schemes, and the optimum scheme will give priority to the scheme design right of the project.
The competition design results include the design text (including design description and drawings), display drawing board, three-dimensional electronic model, multimedia presentation document (including Chinese subtitles), and design solid model. The electronic document shall be provided except for the design solid model (for the requirements for preparation of outcome documents, the requirements in the finally-issued technical documents shall prevail.)
Relevant Fees and Payment Methods
In this competition, the top three scheme design organizations will be given design copyright and compensation of RMB 1.5 million yuan (tax included) (about US$237,400)； the 4th~6th alternative design organizations will be given design copyright and compensation of RMB 700,000 yuan (tax included) (about US$100,780)； the 7th~9th alternative design organizations will be given design copyright and compensation of RMB 300,000 yuan (tax included) (about US$47,478). If an overseas design organization is required to sign a contract due to the acquisition of scheme design right or design copyright and compensation fee, the overseas design organization shall entrust a domestic organization with a RMB account in China to collect. The participating organization shall fully consider the participation cost, and pay taxes in accordance with the relevant national tax laws. The organizer will not bear any expenses incurred in obtaining compensation.
Other Requirements and Instructions
The time mentioned in the announcement of this scheme competition is Beijing time.
The organizations participating in this competition are deemed to have accepted all the provisions in this document.
All the materials provided by the participating organizations in accordance with the above provisions shall be in Chinese. The materials in foreign languages of the competition results must have a contrastive Chinese Translation. When there is a discrepancy between the Chinese and the foreign language of the same content, the Chinese version shall prevail.
The authorship rights of the works participating in this design competition belong to the participating party, and the copyright belongs to the competition organizers. The competition organizer has the right to publicly display the results of the competition, and introduce, display, evaluate and use the results of the competition through the media or other forms.
All the materials submitted by the participating organization will not be returned, including but not limited to registration information, achievements, works, models, etc.
The competition scheme shall be created originally by the participating organization. If the results involve the intellectual property rights of a third party, the participating organization must bear all the responsibilities and consequences arising therefrom.
If losses are caused to the competition organizer or third party due to the infringement of the participating organization to the intellectual property rights of others, the participating organization must bear the full legal liability (including compensation for losses, etc.).
If losses are caused to the third party due to the use of the achievements submitted when the competition organizer does not know that the participating organization infringes the intellectual property rights of others, the participating organization shall bear the full legal liability (including compensation for losses, etc.).
The documents and materials obtained by the participating organization from the competition organizer or the competition organization agency shall be kept properly, which shall not be disclosed or used for any purpose other than this solicitation activity. The participating organization must bear the legal liability arising from the leakage of documents and materials (including compensation for losses, etc.).
The laws applicable to this competition and all the related activities are the laws of the People’s Republic of China.
Plagiarism or plagiarism in any form is not allowed in this competition. All the responsibilities caused must be borne by the fault party, and the competition organizer shall not bear any legal liability.
In case of any discrepancy between the announcement of this competition and the Technical Documents for Competition officially released, the Technical Documents for Competition shall prevail, and the competition organizer has the final interpretation right of this announcement.
Before the formal competition, in case of policy change or other force majeure, the organizer has the right to terminate the competition, and the final interpretation right belongs to the organizer of the competition.
Unless otherwise specified and explained, in this announcement and its annexes, the term “participating organization” also refers to all the parties of the consortium.
In case of any discrepancy between the English edition and the Chinese edition of the registration announcement of this design competition, the registration announcement in Chinese shall prevail.
The participating organization must ensure that it has the capability and conditions of scheme design.
Source of funds: the competition organization expenses are financial funds of the government.
Format of the Qualification Selection Registration Documents (including Declaration Letter of Registration Organization, Consortium Agreement, Commitment Letter of the Design Team Participating in the Whole Process, etc.)
Since early 2019, Dongguan Municipal Government has comprehensively promoted the planning and construction of “One Core, Two Axes, Three Areas” in the central city with an aim to build a demonstrative benchmark of “thriving Dongguan, a pearl in the Greater Bay Area”, and established the development blueprint of “halving Dongguan in mountains and waters, a wonderland in the vein of three rivers” centering on the strategy of “Landscape City”. Among other things, the riverside area, as the main carrying space of the “water” strategy of central urban area in Dongguan, is the bridgehead of the connection between the central urban area and the waterside, and plays a big role in the citywide development in terms of historical and cultural inheritance, the mining of its waterfront ecological value, and the shaping of its livable living environment. It is the section with the most abundant coastal water resources, the most mature development conditions, the largest potential for stock renewal and the most essential historical characteristics in the Dongjiang River basin. It is also the area sprawling in the most extensive domain, involving most towns and streets and facing the most complex situation in the strengthening of the central city. The Construction Headquarters of Dongguan Central Area, adhering to the working concept of “clustering, city-town co-building and city operation”, and taking “systematic planning and high-standard construction” as its working goal, in a high-level and all-round way, promotes the construction of waterfronts in the riverside area, as well as the construction of public cultural products, historical and cultural activation and utilization, transportation infrastructure construction, land development and utilization, and more.
With the long-term development practice, there are still some problems to be solved with the riverside area, such as transportation, which, due to large spacing between cross-river bridges and all are bridges for vehicular circulation, leads to cross-river traffic block, certain isolation of functional connection, traffic organization, cross-coast interaction of waterfronts and connection of cross-coast backlands, and poor pedestrian accessibility, all of which have major impact on functional layout, traffic connection, livable quality in the area.
The action initiative for building four cross-river pedestrian bridges is respectively proposed in the Conceptual Design of Waterfront Demonstration Section of the Waterside Area, the Comprehensive Transport Planning on the Riverside Area and the Special Research on the Control of Urban Space Forms and Urban Design of Waterfront Demonstration Section in the Riverside Area, in order to effectively enhance the seamlessness of traffic functionality and accessibility through the construction of these cross-river pedestrian bridges in waterfronts in the riverside area, improve the slow traffic system of the areas, strengthen the slow traffic accessibility on both coasts along the riverside, drive the high-quality construction of the backlands, and form a strong attraction, so as to promote the city image and comprehensive competitiveness of Dongguan.
Based on this context, the Construction Headquarters of Dongguan Central Area clearly proposed the related work requirements of commencing the construction of the first cross-river pedestrian bridge at the 4th Work Meeting. This international consultation on the conceptual design of the first cross-river pedestrian bridge (Provisionally named “Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge”) in the riverside area is initiated by the Construction Headquarters of Dongguan Central Area, the Organizer, with a view to promote the high-level planning and construction in the riverside area, help build high-quality urban environment and city image of the historical and cultural recreational resorts there, establish the brand of charming waterfront city, and participate in the competition and cooperation in the Greater Bay Area as a waterfront city.
1.2 Project Location
The riverside area is located in the northwest of the central area of Dongguan City, where it is a main urban waterfront space relying on the southern tributary of Dongjiang River and its three branches and three water systems of Zhongtang Waterway, Fenxi River, and Dongguan Waterway. Along these three water channels it starts from Guangzhou-Kowloon Railway in the east, and ends on the west ring road, covering the key urban functional nodes, waterfront open spaces and the areas to be constructed in short term along the waterfront. The total planning area is 48.7 square kilometers, involving five towns and sub-districts (Guancheng, Dongcheng, Wanjiang, Gaobu and Shijie), including a total length of about 35 kilometers with the three water systems, and the shoreline of about 70 kilometers.
Planning Scope of the Riverside Area
The demonstration section in the waterside area refers to the section between Lichuan Bridge and Oversize Bridge over the Dongguan Waterway, with the span of about 17km, where it is bestowed with the best geographical condition, most mature development foundation, and the most concentrated historical and cultural resources in the waterside area, having potentials and conditions for early pilot, recent boom and construction of a demonstration and essence section. So far, the first phase of the waterfront demonstration section has been officially opened on May 1, 2021, with good feedback and high recognition from the public.
Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge is intended to be located in the scope of the second phase construction of the waterfront demonstration section. It is a sightseeing pedestrian bridge connecting both waterfronts across Dongguan Waterway, and also the first cross-river sightseeing pedestrian bridge launched in the riverside area.
Selected Site of Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge
This international consultation aims to invite well-known design teams at home and abroad to carry out the international brainstorming for the conceptual design of Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge in the waterside area with an international vision, forward-looking thinking and innovative outcome. The design scheme should not only respect the local culture and the spirit of place, but also integrate the international concepts and modern design techniques to the extent reflecting the concept of ecological civilization in the new era, giving full consideration to nature, landscape and art, to show the cityscape of high-quality historical and cultural recreational resort and charming waterfront space of Dongguan in the Greater Bay Area. The results of this international consultation will serve as the main basis for the follow-up bridge construction.
Scope of Design
The scope of this international solicitation includes two levels: Scope of Planning Research and Scope of Conceptual Design.
1）Scope of Planning Research
The scope of planning research should include the shoreline (total length of 7km) of the section between Quhai Bridge and Wanjiang Bridge over Dongguan Waterway and waterfront backland space on both waterfronts. The key projects in the research scope include Phase II of Waterfront Demonstration Section, Riverfront Sports Park, Chow Cultural and Creative Industrial Park, Gongnong No. 8, Xia Ba Fang, Keyuan, Jin’aozhou Tower, Jinao Square, Jintai Industrial Park, San Jie Fang, Granary, Arcade Street, etc.
Scope of Planning Research of Yingbin Pedestrian Bridge
2）Scope of Conceptual Design
The design should include schematic design of the bridge and space design of the nodes in bridge approaching area. The position and the range of approaching area of the bridge shown in the above figure are all schematic range (not within the range of the red lines). The specific position, plane lines and position of approaching points should be considered and proposed based on the requirements on surrounding land conditions, watercourse navigation and flood control. There is no limitation on the plane lines of the bridge.
The bridge design should properly deal with the coordination and connection in the near- and long-term. One is to put forward a detailed plan for the approaching area that is implementable in the near term, and the other is to put forward a technical solution for the long-term connection with the surrounding backland. Among other things, the implementable approaching areas in the near term are the south Riverside Sports Park section, the north waterfront and Wanjiang Dragon Boat Race Theme Park; the long-term connection areas are the parking lot of the south Riverside Sports Park and Quhai Community plot in the north waterfront.
Scope of Conceptual Design
Fig. 1: Current Status of the Conceptual Design Scope
Fig. 2: Current Status of the Conceptual Design Scope
1）Prequalification: The registration announcement, working rules and design brief (announced version) of the International Consultation will be published to solicit design teams (including consortiums) globally. A prequalification committee will be set up to review the registration documents submitted by applicants, and 4 teams will be shortlisted to issue the Invitation to Draft the Concept Scheme (at the same time, 2 alternatives will be selected; in case any invited team quits, they can take its place in order). 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）Design review: Experts in areas of landscape, architecture, structure and urban planning, etc., will be invited to constitute the review committee. With full discussion, the review committee will select 2 recommended schemes to the Organizer for final selection, after reading the design brochures, watching multi-media demonstration 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 2 recommended schemes based on the experts’ review comments, and the first prize will be the winning bid.
3.2 Schedule (Provisional)
Note: The timetable above is applied in Beijing Time. The Organizer reserve the right to amend the agenda.
Awards & Related Fees
Design fees of this International Consultation include design compensation, bonus and fee of design integration, with a total sum of RMB Two Million One Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥2,100,000.00). The details are as follows:
4.1 Design Compensation
The design team with the Invitation to Draft the Concept Scheme, can receive the design compensation of RMB Two Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥200,000.00) (tax included), provided the submittals meet requirements set in the Design Brief and is evaluated by the review committee as qualified.
After the experts’ review and final selection on the submittals, the first-prize winner can receive fees of RMB Eight Hundred Thousand Yuan￥800,000.00 (about US$124,000) (tax included) (including the bonus of RMB Three Hundred Thousand Yuan ￥300,000.00 (about US$46,475) and fee of design integration of RMB Five Hundred Thousand Yuan ￥500,000.00 (about US$77,450)). The second-prize winner can receive a bonus of RMB Three Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥300,000.00) (about US$46,475) (tax included). And for the third and forth place, each of them can receive a bonus of RMB One Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥100,000.00) (about US$15,490) (tax included).
If the first-prize winner gives up the design integration task, it can’t get the fee of design integration of RMB Five Hundred Thousand Yuan (￥500,000.00) (about US$77,450), and the other invited teams will replace it in order, that is, the substitute will take over the design integration task and get the fee of design integration.
*When applying for relevant fees, design teams shall provide equivalent valid VAT special invoice of PRC with the tax rate not lower than 6%; if the tax rate is lower than 6%, it will be paid after deducting the tax difference.
5. 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 license 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, as well as important briefing meetings required by the Organizer, which will include the site visit & Q&A session and final design review presentation, and the designer-in-chief shall attend the latter presentation in person.
5）The design team shall include designers with professional background in bridge structure, landscape, architecture and urban planning, etc., or with corresponding project experience.
Design teams that are interested in applying for this International Consultation please visit the website: https://jinshuju.net/f/laKBz5 to fill in the registration information for online registration before 15:00, Oct. 18, 2021,and submit the printed registration documents and their electronic version before 18:00, Oct. 19, 2021.
Registration Documents include the printed registration documents(incl. 2 original copies and 8 duplicate copies) and their electronic version (with scanned copies of the original and duplicate bearing company seal, and in duplicable Word or PDF format; two copies in CD or USB flash drive). They shall be mailed to the Service Provider before 18:00, Oct. 19, 2021 (Add: Room D, Floor 6, Block B, Building 10, XingfuHai’an Complex, Luotian Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen Municipality, Guangdong Province, PRC; addressee: Mr. Zhang; Tel: +86 136 3160 0111).
1.1 Competition name: International Competition of Urban Design and Architectural Conceptual Design of Core Area in Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub
1.2 Competition number:JCZB-J-20210801
1.3 Project location
This project is located in the south of Haizhu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. The research area extends to Guangzhou Dadao in the east, Zhujiang River rear channel in the south, Daganwei Industrial Zone in the west and Nanzhou Road in the north.
1.4 Project background
As the core engine city for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Guangzhou bears the burden of leading and radiating the development of surrounding regions. According to Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development and Vision 2035 of Haizhu District of Guangzhou, during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, Haizhu District will gradually build a dynamic, attractive and competitive digital eco-city by taking artificial intelligence and digital economy, as well as urban renewal as the “twin engines”.
Under the important plan of Haizhu District“One District One Valley One Bay”, Innovation Bay，which occupies the golden section of the 20 km coastline of Zhujiang River rear channel, and sits at the intersection of Guangzhou city central axis and Zhujiang River rear channel waterfront innovation industrial zone, enjoys the golden waterfront shoreline resources in the center of Guangzhou. In the future, it will integrate landscape resources along the river, optimize the waterway planning of Zhujiang River rear channel, build high-quality ecological culture and tourism shoreline, and create a service economic value enhancement belt integrating cultural creativity, urban tourism, artificial intelligence, headquarters innovation and office industries, and form a waterfront innovation corridor.
Taking the construction of Haizhu Bay Tunnel project as an opportunity, in order to further drive the industrial of Haizhu District upgrading and transformation, optimize the regional transportation of Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub area, improve the waterfront landscape of Zhujiang River rear channel, and build an important gateway area with the strongest business development potential and foreign industrial radiation in Haizhu District, Guangzhou Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd. plans to hold the International Competition of Urban Design and Architectural Conceptual Design of Core Area Gateway Hub In in Haizhu Innovation Bay Gateway Hub (hereinafter referred to as the “Competition”).
2. Working range and competition content
The tasks of this competition include three levels of content: firstly, overall research area; secondly, urban design area; thirdly, architectural conceptual design area.
2.1 Overall research area
The overall research area extends to Guangzhou Dadao in the east, Zhujiang River rear channel in the south, Daganwei Industrial Zone in the west, and Nanzhou Road in the north，which includes Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub area, as well as Sanjiao interchange and surrounding area, with a total land area of about 144.4 hectares. The overall research plan should focus on the overall positioning, functional layout, planning structure, transportation system, landscape system, skyline, etc.
2.2 Urban design area
The urban design scope consists of Daganwei area, Sanjiao interchange area, Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub area, with a total land area of about 74.2 hectares. The urban design plan should focus on the overall spatial form of the area, traffic organization, important landscape node design, business planning, etc.
2.3 Architectural conceptual design area
2.3.1 Daganwei architectural conceptual design area
Daganwei architectural conceptual design area covers an area of 9.1 hectares. Based on the integrated development of tunnel overcover and the urban design of surrounding areas, the architectural conceptual plan should refer to the main building plan, elevation and section, important node space and underground space.
2.3.2 Architectural conceptual design area of Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub
Architectural conceptual design area of Haizhu Intercity Bus Terminal and Nanzhou Public Transport Hub covers an area of 4.5 hectares. On the basis of building Nanzhou Public Transport Hub, the project should focus on the transfer organization and the corresponding hub space (including bus transfer in the bus station) of Line 2 and Guang-Fo Line .
3. Competition method
3.1 Competition form
The competition information is announced on the website of China Tendering and Bidding Public Service Platform (www.cebpubservice.com), Guangzhou Public Resources Trading Center (www.gzggzy.cn), ABBS Architectural Forum (www.abbs.com.cn), and the Special Platform for Procurement and Bidding – Yangguang Yicai (www.chinaebid.com) to accept public design organization applications from domestic and overseas.
3.1.1 Competition scheme collection and selection stage
The competition organizer organizes the experts to establish a review committee to select no more than 6 design organizations from the design organization applicants that meet the competition qualification requirements to enter the next stage of competition scheme selection (refer to the Collection Document for details).Select the alternate design organizations ranking No. 7-9 as candidates. If there are less than 6 design organizations that meet the requirements of competition qualification, the competition sponsor may decide to extend the registration time or reorganize the registration according to the project situation； If any design organizations give up the shortlisted qualification for some reason after the shortlisted institutions confirmed and before the release of the competition documents, their competition shall be replaced in turn among the alternate design organizations until 6 are supplemented. The competition co-sponsor will send formal invitation letter to the shortlisted design organizations after the competition sponsor confirms the selection results. The competition schemes submitted by other design organizations that are not formally invited will not be accepted.
3.1.2 Competition scheme selection method
The competition sponsor commission the organizers to organize experts to review the validity of the formal design results submitted by the 6 selected design organizations according to the provisions of the competition documents. After passing the validity review, the scheme review committee composed of experts will evaluate the schemes and vote on the design organizations that pass the validity review by open ballot, and finally select 3 design organizations as the winning schemes and form the Scheme Review Report. The competition co-sponsor shall set up a calibration committee that hold a bid selection meeting. The scheme review committee shall recommend the 3 winning schemes to the bid selection committee as candidates.
The calibration committee will review the bid candidates according to the regulations of the competition documents, recommend the winning bidders according to the evaluation ranking and issue the Bidding Report, and request the competition sponsor to review and confirm the winning bid result. The design organization that has won the bid will participate in the deepening design (the content is subject to the Deepening Design Task Description ).
3.2 Competition expense compensation method
The competition sponsor commission the organizer to organize experts to review the validity of the official design results submitted by the selected design organizations in accordance with the competition documents. The design organizations that pass the validity review will be compensated for the cost, and the 3 design organizations that are selected as the winning schemes will be awarded additional prize. Design organizations that fail to pass the validity review will not receive any fee such as cost compensation or additional prize.
Design organizations that pass the validity review will each receive a cost compensation fee of 1.5 million RMB (including all fees such as tax, design results use fee, design fee, intellectual property fee, etc.), while those that fail the validity review will not receive the cost compensation.
The scheme review committee is responsible for reviewing the design results that have passed the validity review, then selects and recommends 3 winning schemes. The winning scheme will receive an additional prize of RMB 1 million (including all costs such as tax, design scheme use fee, design fee, intellectual property fee, etc.).
Selected scheme design organization will participate in the deepening design (the content is subject to the Deepening Design Task Description). And the deepening design fee is 3 million yuan (including but not limited to design results using cost, competition design cost, any document cost, design research expenses, travel expenses incurred by cooperating with the competition organizers to hold relevant project communication meetings, etc.).
As the prize of this competition will be paid in RMB, if the participating design organization that receive one or more of the cost compensation, additional prize and deepening design fee is a consortium, it should provide the domestic compliant VAT invoice in accordance with the requirements of the competition co-sponsor. The competition co-sponsor will pay one or more of the cost compensation, additional prize and deepening design fee to the Chinese side account of the consortium fully, which will be redistributed by the Chinese side of the consortium in accordance with the proportion stipulated in the Agreement of Consortium Participating in the Competition. The competition co-sponsor will not pay any additional fees to the consortium members.
All the Copyrights of the design schemes and results that have passed the validity examination and obtained the cost compensation are owned by the competition sponsor Guangzhou Communications Investment Group Co., LTD. A design organization that submits a valid Application Registration Form for the competition in accordance with the requirements of the competition shall be deemed to agree to this clause.
4. Competition schedule
4.1 The date of notification releasing of international competition and start to accept registration from global design organizations: from 17 (date) , September to 8 (date) October 2021(9:00 a.m.-12:00, p.m. 14:00-17:00).
4.2 The deadline for submission of application document:17:00 on 9 October 2021.
4.3 Assessment of Prequalification Stage: Early October, 2021.
4.4 Notification of Prequalification Design organizations: Early October, 2021.
4.5 Official release of competition documents, organize shortlisted design organizations to participate in the competition documents answering meeting: mid October, 2021.
4.6 The design time of competition scheme: from mid October, 2021 to late December, 2021 (About 75 days) .
4.7 Design Results evaluation: Each shortlisted design organization shall deliver the final results of the competition to the designated place in late December, 2021 (the specific time and place shall be subject to the written or email notification by the competition organizer).
4.8 Announcement of the winning plan stage: The winning unit will be announced in late December, 2021.
Note: All times are based on Beijing time. The sponsor, co-sponsor and organizer of the competition reserves the right to adjust the schedule.
5. Competition Registration
5.1 Registration Qualification Required
5.1.1The design organization applicants from domestic shall have the independent legal person qualification, and provide business license , not being ordered to close or being repealed. The design organization applicants from overseas must be a legally registered design institution in the place where it is located, and provide a valid commercial registration certificate. If the person in charge of the company is the same person or different companies with holding or management relationship, it’s forbidden to sign up for the competition project at the same time. （Note: LOCATION refers to the main place where companies, enterprises or commercial institutions are registered to operate business or set up offices according to law）
5.1.2 The design organization applicant(each member of the consortium) must have the following qualifications requirements at the same time: The design organization applicants from domestic must have the following two qualificaiton:(1) Grade A qualification for professional design in the construction industry (construction engineering) (2) Grade B and above qualification for urban and rural planning preparation. If the design organization is an overseas design institution, it shall provide the design license certificate issued by the competent government department or relevant industry organization in the country or region where it is located, and form a consortium with domestic qualified design institutions to participate in the competition.Copies of relevant qualification documents and official seal should be provided. Prior to the issuance of the new regulations on the administration of the qualifications of planning formulation units, the validity period of the qualification of urban and rural planning formulation is not required temporarily, taking the original planning qualification as a reference.
5.1.3 Personal registration is not accepted in this competition.
5.1.4 The design organization applicant shall have the relevant achievements of urban design or architectural design projects of TOD comprehensive development and traffic cover project development in urban area from January 1, 2016 to the deadline of registration (The copy of contract and other supporting documents shall be provided. For the past performance undertaken by a consortium, relevant materials shall be provided to prove that the working contents undertaken by the company in the project meets the requirements of this item. The performance calculation time shall be subject to the contract signing time.)
5.1.5 The design team assigned by the registered design agency must have personnel with transportation professional background. If the design team is not equipped with personnel with transportation professional background, the transportation consulting team must be invited (personnel with transportation professional background shall provide corresponding professional background supporting documents, including but not limited to academic certificate and transportation related professional title certificate, and provide copies of award certificates or relevant performance certificates and affix the company’s official seal)
5.1.6 The General Project Leader must directly participate in the whole process of design activity，and personally attend the competition site to report the plan at least 4 times(If unable to attend due to the epidemic, video report can be adopted).The design organization applicant shall ensure the General Project Leader and main designers always participate in design that shall not be replaced midway. If the design organization applicant is a consortium, the general leader of the project must be the member of consortium leader.（Note: if the design organization applicant is a consortium, the consortium leader shall bear the main responsibility for the competition and fulfill the obligations of organization, management, communication and coordination within the consortium.)
5.1.7 In order to ensure that the project designers have an accurate understanding of the Chinese background and relevant requirements, the overseas design organization must have at least one person familiar with Chinese.
5.1.8 The design organization applicant should not be included in the record list of “Record list of persons subject to enforcement for Trust-breaking or parties involved in major tax violation cases or Enterprise Abnormal Business Operation” on the website of “Credit China” (www.creditchina.gov.cn)； “list of abnormal operation” and “list of serious illegal and dishonest enterprises (blacklist)” of the “national enterprise credit information publicity system” (www.gsxt. Gov.cn)；should not be in the period when being prohibited from participating in government procurement activities as listed in the “Information Record of serious illegal and Trust-breaking Behaviors in government procurement” of the Chinese government Procurement website (www.ccgp.gov.cn).All the above shall provide the screenshot and printed copy of the query results affixed with official seal.
5.1.9 The application by the consortium is accepted in the competition. The number of organizations constituting the consortium shall not exceed 3. The consortium shall submit the Agreement of Consortium Participating in the Competition as required (each member of the consortium shall affix the official seal of the corresponding entity； if the overseas design organization has no seal, it can be signed by its legal representative or legal authorized representative).
Note: For detailed information, please refer to Annex 3: Collection Document, Annex 2. Composition of The Application Documents, Annex 3-1 Qualification Form, Annex 3-2 Selection Factors.
5.2 Registration Method
5.2.1 Registration method: design organizations that meet the registration requirements shall register online at www.chinaebid.com (special platform for Chinese Yang Guang procurement and bidding — Yangguang YiCai) during from 17 (date) September (month), 2021 to 8 (date) October(month), 2021 (9:00-12:00 am, 14:00-17:00 PM). The registration fee is RMB 1000.
5.2.2 The design organizations intending to participate in the competition MUST upload the completed application registration form and attachments (refer to Annex 2 for details) affixed with official seal to www.chinaebid.com (Yangguang Yicai) in electronic form (PDF) during the period from Sept. 17, 2021 to Oct. 8, 2021.
5.2.3 The design organizations intending to participate in the competition MUST send or post the completed competition application document (refer to Annex 3 for details) in written form to the competition organizer before the submission deadline. submission expiration date: 17:00, Oct.9, 2021. If the design organization submits the documents by mail, the submission time shall be subject to the time when the competition organizer signs and receives the registration documents.
5.3 Requirements against application materials
5.3.1 The format and submission method of the Collection Document shall be in accordance with the requirements of Collection Document (refer to Annex 3).
5.3.2 The design organization applicant must prepare a complete application document and bind it into a volume. It can be bound in separate volumes when the content is overmuch. The cover of the registration documents bound independently shall be affixed with the official seal of the design organization applicant, and the registration documents shall be affixed with the official seal of the design organization applicant in the slit and on each page. If the overseas design institution has no official seal, it can be signed by its legal representative or legal authorized representative .The representative of the design organization applicant can be the legal representative or its authorized representative. The registration document signed by the authorized representative shall be accompanied by a valid power of attorney signed by the legal representative..
5.3.3 The design organizations must bear all the consequences caused by any mistake or omission in the application documents.
5.3.4 All the registration documents should be in seven copies (including one original registration document, one electronic copy of the registration document, only USB flash drive, no password, no virus, the content of the registration document should be the same as the printed paper registration document produced by the design organization applicant, if different, the paper registration document shall prevail). In 6 copies marked “original” and “copy”. In case of any discrepancy between the original and the copy, the original shall prevail. The registration document shall be duly signed by a legally authorized representative of the design organization applicant and any changes, if any, shall be signed by the original signatory.
5.3.5 All registration documents should be delivered to the competition organizer before the deadline. Overdue documents will not be accepted. The organizer will not be responsible for the damage or loss of the registration documents caused by force majeure.
5.3.6 All application documents must be sealed in a sealed envelope or package with the official seal of the design organization applicant affixed to the seal. (1) the original (with official seal on the original), (2) the copy, (3) the application registration form and (4) the electronic version of the application document should be sealed separately and marked on the cover of each envelope or package:
Contact person: Miss Deng
Contact address: Design Building,NO.3,Tiyudongheng Street, Tiyudong Road, Tianhe District, Guanghzou, P.R.China
Special Note: In case of any inconsistency between the Chinese and English expressions in this announcement and the attachments, the Chinese expression shall prevail. The documents submitted by the overseas design organization shall contain the simplified Chinese version. However, in case of any discrepancy between the documents submitted in the English version and the simplified Chinese version, the simplified Chinese version shall prevail.
The Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science & Education City in Longgang District, Shenzhen, where the Universiade Hub is located, is one of the six “new urban parlors” in Shenzhen, along with Qianhai New City Center, Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base, Xiangmi Lake New Financial Center, Guangming Science City, and Bao’an Central Area. Nowadays, Longgang District proposes to vigorously implement the development strategy of “One Hub, Two Cores, and Multiple Support Points”, so as to increase the functions and coverage of Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science & Education City, enhance its positioning and function level, and build it into a science & education innovation center and a high-level international “new urban parlor” that centers around the deep industry-university-research integration and reflect the characteristics of Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation. It will become an international cooperation center for higher education and an international cultural & sports exchange center in Shenzhen, and serve as a comprehensive service center in the eastern part of the city.
As one of the 14 integrated rail hubs in Shenzhen, the Universiade Hub connects the Airport in the west and south of Huizhou in the east. It will converge four lines in the future, including the Line 3 (operational), and the ongoing Line 14, 16 and Shenzhen-Daya Bay Intercity Line (under construction). Upon the full operation of the four lines, the Universiade Hub is expected to handle a daily passenger traffic of 434,000, including 246,000 incoming and outgoing passengers and 188,000 ones for interchange.
To build a high-standard station-city integrated traffic hub, the International Architecture Design Competition for Plots 13-05, 13-06, 13-07, and 13-08 of the Universiade Hub is hereby launched.
Fig.1 Strategic Layout of “One Hub, Two Cores, and Multiple Support Points” of Longgang DistrictFig.2 Integrated Traffic Hubs of Shenzhen
The design scope and research scope of the Project are shown in the figure below:
The research scope includes the residential community to the planned land for commercial and residential purposes to the south of the site, and Software Town to the east of the Universiade Hub.
The design scope, as shown in the figure and defined by the site boundary lines, extends to Hefeng Road to the north, Heyun Road to the south, Hongmian Road to the west and Longgang Avenue on the east. It includes four plots, namely Plot 13-05, 13-06, 13-07, and 13-08 in the Statutory Plan of Universiade Hub Station and Its Surrounding Areas of Shenzhen. It is required to provide architecture, landscapes and road traffic designs within the site boundary lines.
Schematic design services are required for Plot 13-07 and 13-08 of SZMC, including but not limited schematic design (cost estimate), architecture design development, and design coordination (including review and coordination of specialized design detailing, as well as coordination in project bidding, permit approval, review and approval, construction, completion acceptance, etc.).
The contents of design use contract for Plot 13-05 of Honghe Real Estate and Plot 13-06 of Honghefang Real Estate will be the design submissions of this Design Competition, including concept design (for landscape and key interior functional spaces, as well as cost estimation), which shall meet the requirements of the Design Brief. On the premise of ensuring the design effect, the Employers can make design adjustments subject to policy, code and economic requirements.
Fig.3 Research Scope and Design Scope
（1）Open registration is available for bidders worldwide. Consortium bidders are acceptable, and bidders shall hold Grade A or above qualification in engineering design of building industry (building engineering). Consortium bidders, if applicable, shall have at least one member with the above qualification. Local and international bidders are welcome. Individuals and teams of individuals are not acceptable.
（2）Local bidders must have a valid business license or legal person certificate issued by relevant authorities. International bidders must be an independent business entity or other organization legally registered in its locality. Two or more legal entities headed by the same individual, and parent company, wholly-owned subsidiary company and company with holding or management relations are not allowed to register for the Competition separately. Design firms which are related, or have controlling or management relations may form a consortium to participate in the Competition.
（3）Members of consortia should meet the following requirements:
Members of a consortium shall be no more than two, and are not allowed to register twice for the Competition by their own name or via another consortium in the name of another firm.
The members should sign a legally effective Consortium Agreement, and specify the division of work between the members at this stage, the proportion and way of distribution of the design fee, etc.
（4）The five (5) prequalified bidders shall submit, within three (3) working days after the announcement of requalification results, the scanned copy of the Letter of Bid Confirmation affixed with cooperate seal to firstname.lastname@example.org, otherwise it will be deemed as giving up the bid, for which the alternative bidders will substitute by ranking order.
（5）If a bidder submitting the Letter of Bid Confirmation withdraws or finally gives up the bid due to non-force majeure factors, it shall submit an official written document affixed with corporate seal to the Employers for this matter. The Employers have the right to reject its participation in any other construction project biddings of the Employers in the future.
（6）Others: The Project accepts bids from bidders of interest with the Employers, but in the bid finalization process where bidders are ranked in a descending order by the bid price, the said bidder ranking at or below the top 1/2 (including those with no more than 1% price difference) shall not be finalized as the bid winner.
Through “open call + prequalification”, the Competition will shortlist five (5) bidders (incl. consortia) and two (2) alternative bidders (incl. consortia).
The above timetable (Beijing time) is tentative and subject to the final time released on the website of Shenzhen Public Resources Trading Website and adjustment by the Employers.
Please e-mail the Q&A document to email@example.com (e-mail receipt of the Q&A document is subject to this email address only. Any email received by other mailbox will be regarded as invalid and will not be replied)
（1）Design contract for Plot 13-07 and 13-08
The ceiling of design fee is tentatively estimated as CNY 44,000,000 including tax (US$6,809,000) and will be subject to the final bid price under contract with SZMC.
Contents of Design contract for Plot 13-07 and 13-08 includes but are note limited to schematic design (cost estimate), architecture design development, and design coordination (including review and coordination of specialized design detailing, as well as cooperation in project bidding, permit approval, review and approval, construction, completion acceptance, etc.).
（2） Design use contract for Plot 13-05 and 13-06
The design use fee is priced at CNY 5,000,000 including tax (US$773,000), among which CNY 2,500,000 (US$387,000) for Plot 13-05 under contract with Honghe Real Estate and CNY 2,500,000 (US$387,000) for Plot 13-06 under contract with Honghefang Real Estate.
The contents of design use contract for Plot 13-05 and 13-06 will be the design submissions of the Competition, including concept design (for landscape and key interior functional spaces, as well as cost estimation), which shall meet the requirements of the Design Brief. On the premise of ensuring the design effect, design adjustments can be made subject to policy, code and economic requirements.