International Tender for Universiade i-Park Landscape Planning and Design

International Tender for Universiade i-Park Landscape Planning and Design

Project background

Universiade i-Park, located in the core area of Shenzhen’s Longgang District, which is structured with “one core, two sub-cores and multiple fulcrums”. It is also part of the central cluster in Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science and Education City. At present, the construction of educational, cultural and sports facilities around the park is gradually underway. However, the existing facilities of the site cannot meet the development needs of the area.

In order to further improve the environmental quality of Longgang District, to reshape the city brand and stimulate the vitality of the area, International Tender for Universiade i-Park Landscape Planning and Design will be launched soon. The project is now open for pre-registration. Design teams from all over the world are welcome to pre-regist

The completion of Universiade i-Park will help enhance the attraction of the Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science and Education City to international talents. It will promote the integration of diverse cultures, and connect with the ecological corridors and surrounding functional areas. The concepts of low carbon, intelligence, ecology, vitality and inclusiveness will be embedded in the construction of Universiade i-Park, so as to build a distinctive brand, and present a new look of Longgang.


City Location


Project positioning

Universiade i-Park will be built into a city park integrating leisure, culture, landscape, artistry, ecology and innovation. In order to realize the connection with the surrounding natural resources and urban space, the park will take “intelligence” as the theme to carry out the improvement of functional facilities and greenway system, ecological restoration, improvement of the landscape, etc. The park will be integrated and linked with the surrounding functional areas of education, sports, arts, finance and residence. It is to be built into a model of international intelligent park.

The following key points are advocated in the design:

  • Enhance accessibility of the park and achieve continuity of urban space.
  • Embed intelligent and low-carbon concepts from landscape design, transportation, operation and other aspects, to create ecological intelligent corridors.
  • Respect the natural base of mountains and waters, and ecological restoration should be emphasized.
  • Propose landscape improvement strategies according to local conditions, improve supporting services and facilities of the park.
  • Fully make use of the landscape resources, build a city viewing platform at the highest place, and shape the brand of Longgang parks.


Project overview

The total site area of this tender project is about 103 hectares, including 3 plots.


Project Location

Universiade i-Park is located in the central cluster of Universiade Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Science and Education City, with Shenzhen Universiade Center and Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center on the east, Tusincere Tech Park on the north, and International University Park on the west and south, including Shenzhen Conservatory of Music, CUHK-Shenzhen, CUHK-Shenzhen School of Medicine, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University and many other institutions of higher education. The park has an excellent natural ecological base. It is connected to the large green corridor of Longgang Qingpingjing-Pingdi Urban Greenway, adjacent to Shenxianling Reservoir and Longkou Reservoir.


Diagram of Land Use and Important Utilities

Yanlong Avenue passes between Plot 01 and Plot 02. Wuhan-Shenzhen Expressway passes over between Plot 02 and Plot 03. The current site has low accessibility, poor internal road circulation and weak external connections. The current condition of the park lacks landscape focal points. The viewing pavilion on the hilltop has limited functions. The landscape resources are not fully made use of as well.


Diagram of Transportation Conditions


Site Diagram of Plot 01

Site Diagram of Plot 02 and Plot 03


Current Condition of Viewing Pavilion on the Hilltop


Current Condition of Shenxianling Reservoir


Tender procedure

The project adopts the method of “open call”, which includes 3 phases: pre-qualification, design competition and final evaluation. The compensation is set for the shortlisted bidders that fail to win the bid.


Phase I: Pre-qualification Phase

The first phase adopts the method of “open review”. The Concept Proposal shall be the major reference for the evaluation. The tenderee will organize Pre-qualification Review Committee according to relevant laws. The Committee shall conduct a detailed review with full discussion to evaluate the Concept Proposal (major) and Company Profile and Credit Documents (secondary) of the applicants. The Committee will vote by open ballot round by round to determine 5 shortlisted bidders (without ranking) and 2 alternatives (with ranking).

Phase II: Design Competition Phase

The second phase adopts the method of “open review”. The project leader or chief designer shall conduct a presentation during the Scheme Review Meeting. The tenderee will organize Scheme Review Committee according to relevant laws. The Committee shall conduct a detailed review with full discussion to evaluate the design schemes submitted by the shortlisted applicants. The Scheme Review Committee will vote by open ballot round by round to determine 3 finalists (without ranking). The remaining 2 shortlisted applicants will receive the Shortlisted Awards.

Phase III: Final Evaluation Phase

The Final Evaluation Committee will be organized by the tenderee according to relevant laws. The Committee shall determine 1 winner and the ranking of the 2nd and the 3rd from the 3 finalists (without ranking) which recommended by the Scheme Review Committee. The winner shall be awarded the design contract; the 2nd place will receive the Excellence Award; and the 3rd place will receive the Shortlisted Award.


Tender scope

The tender scope is all-phase design of Universiade i-Park, including overall schematic design, design development and construction documents design.

The work content in the contract includes design works of all disciplines (such as landscape design, architecture, municipal planning, greenery, roads, bridges, geotechnical, structural engineering, M&E, water supply and drainage, HVAC, BIM, floodlighting, art installation, sponge city, smart transportation, sports fields, etc.) of Universiade i-Park. The design works include the overall schematic design (including budget estimation), design development (including budget preparation), construction documents design (including construction and technical documents, construction drawings and instructions), assistance with construction approval procedure, assistance with compilation of feasibility study documents, on-site construction supervision, compilation of as-built drawings, assistance with completion acceptance and evaluation, etc.

The winning contract is a general design contract. In terms of some specialized design contents such as architecture, roads, bridges, and sponge city, if the winner does not have the above-mentioned specialized engineering design qualifications, the winner may subcontract to the professional company with corresponding qualifications according to regulations. The design documents of the subcontractor must be signed and confirmed by the winner. The winner is responsible for the design documents of the subcontractor.

The design documents of each stage must pass the examination. The project leader/chief architects should be responsible for supervision and control of design and implementation of the project, cooperation of various disciplines and review of the drawings, signing for confirming the materials and samples related to the appearance during the construction phase.

The detailed work content is subject to the design contract.


Design fee and compensation

The tentative contract design fee is RMB 9318000 (tax inclusive) (about US$1,291,510), including the design fee for BIM technology application of RMB 800000 (about US$110,880). If the work content of the design contract or the submitted design documents does not include BIM, the design fee for BIM technology application will not be paid.

Shortlisted applicants that fail to win the bid will receive corresponding compensation if their submissions are approved by the Scheme Review Committee as meeting the design requirements of this tender. The awards and compensation (tax inclusive) are set as below:



Application requirements

  • The bidding applicant must be domestic or overseas entities with legal business registration. Individual or team of individuals will not be accepted.
  • Consortium bidder (hereinafter referred to as the consortium) is permitted, and the consortium should meet the following requirements:
  1. One consortium shall include no more than 3 members (including the leading member);
  2. The leading member should be the landscape design team;
  3. Each member of the consortium shall not apply for pre-qualification alone or participate in another consortium, otherwise all relevant pre-qualification applications will be invalid;
  4. Each member of the consortium shall sign aConsortium Agreement according to the format provided in the Pre-qualification Document, and clarify the division of workload and equity share of the leading member and the others.
  • The applicant must have a Class-A Qualification Certificate for Landscape Architecture Engineering Design or Comprehensive Class-A Qualification Certificate for Engineering Design issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC. For a consortium, at least one of the members must meet the above requirement on the qualification
  • Two or more legal person enterprises or institutions whose legal representative is the same person, the parent company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, and different companies that have a shareholding relationship with each other, shall not apply for Pre-qualification as different bidders at the same time.
  • The applicant (or consortium) must designate 1 project leader and 1 chief designer in the Pre-qualification Application Documents. The project leader can also serve as the chief designer. The project leader/ chief designer must be truly responsible for and participate in the whole project.



The official announcement of this international tender will be issued soon. We welcome design teams from all over the world to pre-register.

The pre-registration deadline is 17:00, October 25, 2022 (UTC+8).

Pre-registration is for intention collection only, and is NOT official bidding application. Applicant’s information is subject to paper documents instead of pre-registration.

All information shall be subject to the official tender announcement released later.



Tenderee Bureau of Public Works of Longgang District, Shenzhen
Co-organizer Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.


The announcement is published on AIMIR’s website now. If you want to know more following details regarding to this competition, please feel free to contact AIMIR. What’s more, you’re more than welcome to touch base with us if you need architectural visualization.

What Favors Can Architectural Visualization Offer?

What Favors Can Architectural Visualization Offer?

3D architectural visualization, as most architecture-related professionals known, has become one of the essential parts in architectural planning and construction. Today, architects aren’t simply holding long-stretched blueprints with all mark-ups and tags and just manage the project by sheer imagination. The up-to-dated technology has largely changed the way and make it more easier and convenient. 3D rendering tool helps not only architects but also those who desire their ideas to be visualized in a better light.

As the wise would remind you to hold second thoughts before everything is decided either upon a strong impulse or levity, 3D interior rendering, in essence, offers great favors for designers and developers before reality assumes. So what favors exactly can 3D architectural visualization offer? This article will break it down as below.

Present beautiful image to your client

By leveraging the 3D technical tools in architectural visualization, clients can be offered with the very first impression of their ideas as a whole. If the images shown largely match clients’ expectations, then congratulations, there is a great chance that they will approve the project and invest money into it.

3D rendering can help architects to offer a grand picture of designs to their clients. Architects combine all the design elements together in the 3D rendering, so it’s easy for those investors, who don’t possess the professional insights as designers do, to picture the yet-to-build building. More specifically, they are capable of assessing quality. By presenting the model, clients can choose the angle and revise the outline of it, and after that, they can provide feedback on the materials, texture, and landscaping to make the design more desirable. Clients can involve in every step of the design and see a clear picture of how this beautiful building will look in the future.

3D rendering can offer a strong impression to your client and help fasten the decision process by present the beautiful images.

Provide panoramic and detailed presentation

This feature has partly coincided with the above discussed insights. Photorealistic renderings can highly display the details and general impression of the interiors. Long before 3D technology is applied in this industry, designers or architects can only imagine the interior through 2D sketch-ups or project plan. Now even if they are blessed with incredible artist mind and hands and that they can create realist paintings, they could be flawed and might miss or portrait some details.

With computer software like 3Ds Max, the pictures could provide a better display of details that run through each corner of the interiors. Not only that, but clients could also see from any position at the model nowadays and decide which views can best describe the designing story. With 3D rendering, investors are able to see the tiniest details of the design. Meanwhile, the furniture, fixtures, and equipment could be moved to different positions, which allows designers and clients to see how everything interacts with one another, make comparisons and come to the final decisions.

Therefore, with panoramic and detailed presentation shown by 3D interior designers, architects and clients can relocate their focus and make their ideas better understood.

3D Animation and Virtual Reality for more wonderful insights

We’ve talked about still images, but what if we can just experience a realistic walk-through into the room and look at the designs like in reality? Today, we are capable of developing a realistic virtual tour. 3D animation, though less authentic compared with VR, remains important for most people, especially for those who didn’t have the insights of design and how it would develop.

Virtual reality, on the other hand, is the upgraded version, or more, world-changing technology that burgeons in recent years. It has largely affected a number of industries, including that of 3D Rendering. By using VR technology, clients, architects, developers or investors could eventually zoom around the rooms or buildings without actually being there. For an undeveloped project, VR could also manage to create a realist tour since everything could be set up in the 3D world. Even more, people can now adjust and move things around on their own accord with the latest technology and could feel a sense of touch using special gloves Haptx. All these are just tips of the iceberg, as more are still waiting to be discovered. It’s, perhaps, the best way of presenting the project, the ideas of which is then rendered with souls.

These are the favors that nowadays 3D architectural visualization can do for you, all of which generally correlate to 3D technologies. If you are interested in having your ideas visualized, whether it be interiors or exteriors, we at AIMIR can help you realize the specific visions, for we provide quality renderings as well as VR services. Warmly welcome you to contact us.

3D Interior Rendering: 4 Technologies That Shape the Future of Interior Design

3D Interior Rendering: 4 Technologies That Shape the Future of Interior Design

To quote Karl Marx, eating and living is the primary need of human beings. Interior design, an industry based on the firm demand for great living conditions, therefore, is thriving and profitable. Consequently, whenever a cutting-edge technology comes up, there are always some people wondering whether it can be introduced into the industry to create profit.

By far, in order to bridge the gap between vision and reality, 3D architectural visualization, AR, VR, and 3D printing, as frontiers, are gradually adopted in the interior design. Arguably, they will ride the future wave of the industry.

1. 3D architectural visualization – Previewing designer’s ideas

3D architectural visualization is the art of creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional images showing the attributes of a proposed architectural design. This technology benefits interior design in three ways. Firstly, the application of the technology shows the beauty of the details of interior decoration. The details decide the whole, which makes a room unique, and the decorating outstanding. They enrich the viewing experience and communicate the ingenuity in interior design. By contrast, it takes plenty of time to finish it in other ways such as sketches and blueprints. Secondly, 3D architectural visualization can help us build a portfolio of the projects in the market campaign, which can bring more potential customers. We can put them on your website or other social media networks. This can help establish a good image and reduce the hesitation of potential customers. Thirdly, the application of VR and AR in interior design is also based on 3D architectural visualization. The basic material to create VR and AR scenes is rendered by 3D architectural visualization.

2. VR- Are you really there?

VR architectural services also play an important role in interior design. VR is defined as “a simulated experience of virtual walkthrough that can be similar to or completely different from the real world.” At the very beginning, VR is applied to the game industry to immerse the players in the game world. However, its potential is far more than that. For instance, it has come into wide use in the interior design industry. The application of VR makes people feel like they are actually in the house where every furniture is visualized. In this way, it is easier for the client to preview the final result and choose the style they most wanted. Therefore, it is possible to accurately locate the needs of customers from every detail.

3. AR – Trying to interact with the surrounding

The commercial running of IKEA, being a significant milestone, marks the great application of AR in the interior design industry. The advantages of AR are obvious. First of all, AR has very low requirements for hardware facilities. A tablet running the AR app is capable of doing the magic. Thereby, it saves a lot of resources including time and money. Secondly, AR allows customers to get instant changes when they walk through the room, so as to give customers timely feedback and meet the client’s demand. In addition, because of the great interactivity of AR, the experience of choosing the right interior design goes from boring activities to the enjoyable delight.

Generally speaking, due to the said upsides, AR is also considered to be the key technology to lead the future interior design.

4. 3D printing – Everything becomes touchable

3D printing is the technology used to be costly and difficult to operate. However, nowadays it’s affordable for most people. Operating a 3D printing machine is no longer a difficult job which involves chunky and massive machine and complex instructions. Through 3D printing techniques, nearly anything can be made. It’s no exaggeration to say it may lead to the next industrial revolution.   

When the 3D printing technology is applied to the interior design industry, its effectiveness and convenience will be brought into full play. By showing the prototype of the house built by cheap 3D printing materials, the elusive design style becomes so touchable. In addition, 3D printing reduces the time spent from an idea, prototype, and production. It can achieve the same effect of 3D rendering or even greater.

Put it in the nutshell. The above technologies act as a spur to the development of the interior design industry. By turning the fantasy imagined by clients into reality, for the first time, interior design becomes that easy to understand and describe. So as the future of this industry. If you are looking for a wonderful way to present interior design in a realistic way, 3D architectural visualization is the best choice. We warmly welcome to contact us for any questions regarding 3D rendering service, VR architecture design, and AR.

5 Reasons Why Architects Cannot Refuse 3D Visualization

5 Reasons Why Architects Cannot Refuse 3D Visualization

The digital age has opened unlimited possibilities for all creative content. The advent of innovative digital technologies has been changing the playing field in every industry. It has given us fast, effective and convenient workings to solve some chronic problems. In such a fickle and competitive environment, we need an alert mind and a strong work ethic to keep in step with new developments and ever-increasing demands.

In architecture, the foundation of this exquisite craft is always up to the architect’s ability to envision, design, and build. Although this fact will never change, everything else will, including our clients’ expectations, our desire to innovate the field and the tools of this business. And 3D visualization is the biggest changer when the old design tricks could no longer answer for our needs.

The relatively new concept though it is, 3D visualization has gained in popularity among architects all around for good reasons. Now, let’s talk about why a great many architects cannot refuse this novel practice.

#1 3D Visualization is the Present of the Field

When asked for the views about 3D architectural visualization, one LinkedIn-based architect replied 3D visualization won’t be the future of architectural design. He stressed, “It’s not the future, it’s the present.” Yes, nowadays 3D architectural visualization becomes the major need.

Some may say that it is the higher demand that drives more architects to use this new technology. But there is more to it than this. 3D visualization is broadly used in architecture not because clients expect to see it, but because it serves the design itself.

On the technical side, 3D visualization is perfect and splendid. Its vivid details and lifelike accuracy makes the architectural design more impressive and amazing than ever before. No enthusiastic architects would resist its charm of this powerful capacity.

#2 Marvelous 3D Renderings Help Appeal to Clients

The subtle development of VR and great progress in graphics hardware and software enables 3D and a 360-degree panorama to become an industry standard. It leads to the current situation that lots of designers and architects are start to produce realistic images.

The fully immersive experience that state-of-the-art 3D graphics and VR brings helps speed up the concept of approvals and marketing. This is exactly what excites architects, which closely links with the success rate in the projects. Never ignore the role of the WOW factor in the decision-making process. The finer details of the project in 3D visualization are persuasive enough for clients to have more confidence in buying the design, which makes it easier to get the green light.

#3 3D Rendering Smooths the Communication Process

Poor communication has resulted in many complaints about the artist-client relationship in the past. As is known to us, it’s really hard to deliver the message which is still an idea rather than concrete objects.

Thanks to 3D rendering service, it’s no longer the architects’ monopoly on seeing the space before it is completed. It’s a useful way to convey your inspirations, even though they are still in its infancy. The photorealistic visuals of the dream home allow every client to know exactly how it will look. They have the chance to step into the house without concrete walls and explore its inside view in the future. This kind of space-time travel would help ease minds and thus smooth the communication process. It’s also a powerful tool for project improvement, which can identify problems and offer specific feedback.

#4 3D Visualization Improves the Workflow

Each boom in technology promotes the improvement and innovation of all walks of life. Owing to intuitive software, comprehensive toolkits, and easy-to-use computers, the architects in this era can dream bigger, not limited to the current achievements.

From a more practical perspective, 3D visualization helps avoid being hassled during everyday operations. It builds and maintains a competitive edge. Meanwhile, it adds more value to the products, which is conducive to acquiring, converting and retaining irresolute customers.

Although 3D rendering software cannot automatically deal with the business, we still have to master the manual skills and have a strong sense of creativity. 3D visualization makes the design process expedited and optimized.

#5 3D visualization is the Future of Architectural Design

Linking with 4 benefits below, 3D architectural visualization is the ideal form of architectural design. It will benefit everyone involved.

As for architects, it gives the design-builder more control, ensures high precision in complicated projects and improves communication with clients. In addition, we can make any brave and new changes during the design process at a lower cost, which offers clients the chance to understand and visualize the project before it becomes a reality.

Unfettered by the bounds of status quo, 3D architectural visualization may reshape the world of architecture we know, and then reshape the real world which are in the form of architecture. As a new key to the new world, it conceives immense power to innovate the field of architecture.

If you are looking forward to capturing more clients and staying on top of the industry, welcome to collaborate with AIMIR to include breathtaking lifelike visuals within your design-build process.

Where Will VR Take the Real Estate Market in The Future?

Where Will VR Take the Real Estate Market in The Future?

Generated by computers, Virtual Reality (VR) as a new technology, is more and more popular in recent years. As we all know, VR is applied widely in entertainment games which bring great interactive experience, but some of us may have no idea that the technology is also used in other serious aspects, like VR staging in the real estate market. With the development of the technology, virtual reality environment become more and more similar to the real world, being cheaper and more common. It is quite advisable to capitalize on the technology and implement it for personal needs.

Real Estate Market

Below are the two main facts in real estate that are worth being mentioned. Let’s start with the first one. It can’t be denied that it’s really a headache for prospective buyers to v imagine their future home when they are faced with a vacant house. What sellers need to do is to offer customers a comfortable space equipped with sleek furnishings, which makes it possible for them to imagine what their future home looks like and what their future life will be. If you want to achieve that result, 3d architectural visualization never fails to impress you.

Let’s talk about another one. Nowadays, the mass is under housing pressure. Young people face too much pressure to live in a big city, especially when they are eager to have their own home. But how do they try to achieve their goals under economic pressure and emotional stress? Second-hand houses become one of their best choices. Nevertheless, they need to pay for not only the transaction price but also the fee of the renovation of the house. For most real estate consumers, the pressure of disposable payment is very high, so most of them rely on the housing mortgage loan. Such a serious problem requires real estate consumers to take all possible factors into consideration before making a decision, while agents have to make good use of their tricks so as to accelerate the decision-making process of potential consumers as far as possible. It will take a long time to get a decision done. There is no doubt that both sellers and buyers have trouble with it.

Traditional Staging VS VR Staging

The traditional home staging is indeed a convincing approach to attract clients by showing them the real house. Generally speaking, the real estate sellers tend to equip the houses with furniture and decoration for the purpose of making the houses as attractive as possible. If the house has more important spaces to offer, the price would be more promising. The lovely and comfortable living space surely would leave a strong impression on potential buyers. However, there is no doubt that it takes a lot of time and money to complete the big project which requires preparation and collaboration of many parties. After making a comprehensive plan, they have to spend much money on a large amount of furniture and decoration which also requires some staff to carry and arrange, thus resulting in more money.


Comparing with traditional staging, VR staging saves energy and money. It achieves the same goals in an easier and more flexible way. If homeowners and real estate agents choose VR architectural services, what they need to do is to find a professional architectural visualization company to help them visualize the entire design. The high-quality resolution images can be created in a short time. What’s more, changing the 3D animation design is relatively easy and flexible. 3D rendering software allows changing anything in the house such as furniture and accessory with ease. Instead of hiring some people to remove the furnishing, all you have to do is pressing the button in your headset. The most significant advantage of VR is that it cost less money as well as the time involved and improve the interaction.

In addition, there is also a growing movement in virtual reality to boost the sales of real estates: virtual walk. It enables everyone with access to the Internet to take a trip to the house without moving a single step. Besides, you can pick a cup of coffee or turn on the TV through the Internet. House sellers could provide still pictures or a wonderful tour to increase the possibility. It’s obvious that VR has remarkable advantages brought by the fast advancement of technology.

The technology keeps developing and society never stops stepping forward, so will you, homeowners and real estate agents choose VR staging to keep up with the times? If you are struggling with selling your houses in a relatively short time and getting a better transaction, please consider VR. Do not hesitate to embrace the new technology please and then enjoy the benefits brought by it! If you want to know about architecture visualization, please feel free to contact AIMIR.

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