1. Introduction

The site of Shenzhen Xiangmihu Area urban design competition includes the north, middle and south part of Xiangmihu. The boundary extends to Qiaoxiang Road in the north, Binhe Avenue in the south, Xiangmihu Road in the west, and Xiangmei Road and Xinzhou Road in the east. The total area is about 4.9 km2, in which the extent of around 1.9 km2 for detailed urban design includes the north and middle part of Xiangmihu (the existing residential area not included) .

The international urban design competition intends to seek the most creative urban design ideas and concepts, on the basis of “global vision, international standard, Chinese characteristics and high positioning”. Aiming at the world-class standard and the finest quality, the competition is filled with ambition that makes the Xiangmihu area a new benchmark of urban planning and development in the core district of Shenzhen, and a new engine in the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Bay Area to further facilitate Shenzhen urban development.

2. Work Content

The competition aims to create a new developmental vision of the Xiangmihu area, plan a new theme in the context of a new era, and demonstrate the quality and characteristics of future cities. The competition seeks a systematic design on urban function, public space, feature landscape, architectural forms and integrated transport, to provide an ecological, open and culturally vibrant urban space to the citizens. It also expects to create a sustainable urban area in Shenzhen with international quality and local characteristics by attracting the functions of an international exchange conference center, high-end finance, cultural and creative industries, lively commercial blocks and public open space and so on.

3. Time Arrangement

This international competition includes two stages: the first one is “request for prequalification” and the second one is “request for design proposal”.

Phase

Deadline

Activities

Phase 1

Request for prequalification

April 10, 2018

Release official announcement and design brief

By 17:00 April 20, 2018

Submit registration materials before deadline

April 24, 2018

The Prequalification Committee assesses the registration materials submitted by the registered design firms and shortlists 15 teams.

April 25, 2018

Announce the shortlisted design teams and issue Invitation to Submit Design Proposal.

Phase 2

Request for design proposal

April 27, 2018

Organize a site visit and Q&A

By 17:00 June 25, 2018

Submit the final design proposals

June 26, 2018

Hold the expert review meeting for the final design proposals

End of June

Announce the competition result

Notes: All the time and dates are shown in Beijing Time. The organizers reserve the right to adjust the schedule.

4. Qualification Requirements

The competition will be open to the public, all domestic and foreign design companies can register for it. Joint design team is allowed. Individual application by person is not allowed. Priority will be given to the design teams with the following project experiences:

4.1 Planning and design experiences of new urban central areas;

4.2 Planning and design experiences of business, financial, cultural, artistic, leisure and commercial areas;

4.3 Planning and design experiences of international convention and exchange projects;

4.4 Urban design experiences of urban waterfronts;

4.5 Profound experiences in creating public landscape and environment

5. Prizes

The Expert Committee will review the design proposals submitted by the 15 design firms according to the review procedures. Each of the first prize winners (three winners) will be paid RMB Three Million and Two Hundred Thousand Only (in figures: ¥3,200,000), each of the second prize winners (five winners) RMB One Million and Five Hundred Thousand Only (in figures: ¥1,500,000) and each of the third prize winners (seven winners) RMB Eight Hundred Thousand Only (in figures: ¥800,000).

6. Contact Information

Download:

Appendix 1: Part I Work Rules

Appendix 2: Part II Design Brief(general)

Contact person: Ms.Li +86 (0)755 83243435

Email:scd-competition@szdesigncenter.org

7. Organizers

Organizer: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Co-Organizer: Shenzhen Investment Holdings co., ltd.

Technical Support: Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

Organizing Consultant: Shenzhen Center for Design (Shenzhen Public Art Center)

*The organizer and co-organizer reserve all rights in explanation on the regulation of this international competition. In case of any divergence of interpretation, the Chinese text shall prevail.

Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Organizer:
Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality (Municipality Oceanic Administration of Shenzhen)

Co-Organizer:
Shenzhen Investment Holdings co., ltd.

Technical Support:
Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen

Organizing Consultant:
Shenzhen Center for Design (Shenzhen Public Art Center)