The competition consists of two stages: Stage 1 - invitation + open registration and prequalification; Stage 2 - proposal preparation and review.
Stage 1 – Invitation + Open Registration and Prequalification
Through invitation + open registration, this competition is open to the world collecting ideas. 5 domestic and foreign top design companies, art masters and other professional teams are invited to participate. Meanwhile, an announcement is made on well-known websites, newspapers, magazines, multimedia, famous universities and other channels all over the world, collecting ideas and scheme designs from professional individuals or design firms. Through prequalification, 10 more competitors will be selected from the open applicants to participate in the competition. Open registration needs to submit registration document and conceptual proposal. Please see further details from the Competition Document.
The 5 invited competitors have been selected though a jury meeting, and the name list is as follows（in alphabetical order）:
- Foster + Partners Limited
- MVRDV B. V.+Studio Other Spaces GmbH（艺术家奥拉维尔·埃利亚松事务所）
- Snøhetta（斯诺赫塔事务所）+伍韶劲（Kingsley Ng）
- 株式会社藤本壮介建筑设计事务所（Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.）
- 朱锫建筑设计咨询（北京）有限公司（Studio Zhu-Pei）+徐冰（Xu Bing）
Stage 2 - Proposal Preparation and Review
The competitors shall submit the deliverables in accordance with the Design Brief. All deliverables will be reviewed by the jury. The jury will make an open vote in rounds. An independent voting will be held after much discussion by the experts. Two candidates for the first prize will be selected after rounds of voting, and the first prize winner and the second prize winner will be selected by the host. In addition, the jury will select 2 third prize winners and 3 excellent prize winners.
March 29th，2019：Issue the official announcement and accept registration
April 19th，2019（Tentative）：Q&A Meeting
Before 15:00, May 15th, 2019 ：Deadline for submission of registration documents
May 20th, 2019（Tentative）：Prequalification to select 10 shortlisted competitors from the open applicants basing on their registration materials and conceptual proposal
May 31st, 2019（Tentative）：Notification of the shortlist of open applicants
June 6th, 2019 （Tentative）：Site visit /Q&A and kick-off meeting
Before 15:00, July 25th, 2019 ：Deadline for deliverables
☆All the time is subject to Beijing time. The hosts reserve the right to adjust the schedule.