象山的文明史可追溯到距今6000年的塔山文化时期。 回望过往， “向山海要地, 向山海要路”，象山的历史是在山海之间不断拓展生存、发展空间的历史，更是与自然博弈、追求美好生活的历史。
Xiangshan is a unique maritime city by the coast of the East China Sea, on the southern edge of the Yangtze River Delta, and on the eastern coastline of Zhejiang Province. Its name came from “mountains shaped like elephants in Haiqu” (elephant is pronounced as “Xiang” and mountain is pronounced as “Shan” in Chinese).
The civilization history of Xiangshan can be traced back to Tashan Culture 6000 years ago. Looking back, “asking for land and roads among mountains and oceans”—the history of Xiangshan is a history of wrestling with nature and striving for a better life.
Presently, Xiangshan bears the vision of becoming a “Modern Coastal Garden City” of Ningbo, playing an essential role in Ningbo City’s goal of competing for “Global Ocean Central City”. In addition, Xiangshan acts as a pioneer and model of multiple national and provincial development strategies, such as “Marine Ecological Civilization”, “Maritime Power” and “Maritime Two Mountains Theory”. In Xiangshan, people use the phrase “Wanxiang Shanhai Drawing” * to represent the overall vision of the city’s future development. This competition is about depicting the central scene for the “Wanxiang Shanhai Drawing”.
*In Chinese, “Wanxiang” means the “all”, and “Shanhai” means “mountains and oceans”. The phrase “Wanxiang Shanhai” comes from a famous ancient Chinese poem depicting the beautiful Scenery of Xiangshan Costal line.
「 想象力之心 」
「HEART OF IMAGINATION」
NINGBO XIANGSHAN PEOPLE'S SQUARE AREA URBAN DESIGN and
CONCEPTUAL ARCHITECTURE and LANDSCAPE DESIGN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
PEOPLE'S SQUARE, XIANGSHAN COUNTY, NINGBO CITY,
ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA
Location of the Project Site in Yangtze River Delta, China
Location of the Project Site in Ningbo, China
Location of the Project Site in Xiangshan County
Location of the Project Site in Xiangshan City Center
Project Site: Xiangshan People's Square
The exact location of the People’s Square Station should be based on the CAD drawing provided by the competition organizer.
The competition site is located at the “People’s Square Station” TOD area of the Ningbo-Xiangshan Suburban Railway, which is the most valuable space to be developed in the center of Xiangshan. At present, with the improvement of transportation accessibility and expansion of an economic structure, a more attractive urban center in the People’s Square area has become vital for the competitiveness of Xiangshan.
This competition is organized by the People’s Government of Xiangshan County. We sincerely invite global design and consulting institutions to participate in the co-creation of “Wanxiang Shanhai Drawing”. We look forward to a renewed People’s Square that not only serves as a destination for public services and urban lifestyle, but also as a new cultural landmark and a strong point for Xiangshan’s city brand.
People’s Square has been the most significant public activity space for Xiangshan citizens for nearly 30 years. Shortly soon, with the construction of the Ningbo-Xiangshan Suburban Railway and People’s Square Station, the brand-new square will become the center and gateway of the city at the same time. The People's Square will also create a landmark as the new icon for the city, an active center of city life, a center of high-quality public services, and a strong point of the city's attractiveness.
The competition includes two sections: 1) urban design; 2) conceptual architecture and landscape design.
Scope: The urban design scope is about 58 hectares (see figure below).
Participating units are required to consider the public open spaces, public culture buildings, commercial, office, apartments, and residential areas around the People’s Square Station to create an urban center with convenient traffic, a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, rational distribution, distinct characters, and ecological-friendly environment.
Urban Design Scope
The exact location of the People’s Square Station should be based on the CAD drawing provided by the competition organizer.
Conceptual architecture and landscape design
Scope: The architecture and landscape design scope should be located in an area of about 27 hectares on the west side of Donggu Road. The specific scope shall be determined by the urban design scheme and shall at least cover the People’s Square and all public cultural and sports venues.
The participating units are required to integrate the architectural and landscape design for the People’s Square, Public Fitness Center, Shanhai Wanxiang Hall, and Civic Reading Center with i30 Xiangxin Tower, to create a city public cultural center with the functions of culture, art, sports, exposition, education, etc., and to shape a set of landmark architectural cluster representing the cityscape and city spirit of Xiangshan.
Architecture and Landscape Design Scope
① People's Square. An urban open space that provides functions such as large-scale festivals, outdoor sports, and natural recreation.
② Public Fitness Center. It is made up of a 3,000-seat indoor arena, providing more than 20 functions including ball sports, recreational activities, and so on. It will become a healthy lifestyle destination for Xiangshan locals.
③ Shanhai Wanxiang Hall (Museum and Urban Planning Exhibition Hall). This is a city experience center that exhibits the history and future urban plans of Xiangshan, and also serves as a destination for marine-ecology education and art exhibition. It aims to become the most important impression display interface of the city.
④ Civic Reading Center (Library). It shall accommodate more than one million books. As a new multi-purpose library, it also provides the functions such as performance-viewing, education, and so on. It will become the social living room for citizens, bringing together spiritual islands, and be an imaginative ocean of knowledge, inspiring eternal exploration of the unknown.
⑤ i30 Xiangxin Tower (City Cultural Landmark). A Landmark that symbolizes the spirit of the maritime city, which also inspires an intense sense of belonging to the city. (* The “lighthouse” is not intended as a suggestion of architectural form.)
Phase I :
The phase for public registration, qualification review, and proposal selection
Offline kick-off meeting
Confirm 4 open registration shortlisted units (7 shortlisted units in total)
Electronic deliverables submission deadline
Submit hardcopy deliverables;
On-site lottery for presentation order
Final review and award ceremony (Xiangshan, Ningbo)
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering;
Principal Chief Architect of SZAD
Dean and Professor of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
Executive Officer of Nikken Sekkei co.
Principal of Architectural Design Group(China), Global Design Department of Nikken Sekkei co.
Chinese partner of Tadao Ando Architectural & Associates
Initiating Founder of IAM
汤姆 · 里德景观设计事务所创始人、负责人
Founder and principal of TLS Landscape Architecture
最终成果评审委员会，成员由 5 名专家评委和 2 名政府代表组成。
The final review committee will be composed by 5 expert jurors and 2 government representatives.
① Participating units shall be either enterprises or institutions with an independent legal entity registered in China or abroad.
② Consortium shall be accepted for participation with member numbers that do not exceed three. No consortium members shall have the right to participate in the competition again alone or with another consortium by another name. The consortium members shall be requested to sign a Consortium Agreement with the force of law whilst specifying the leading entity and individual labor division.
③ If the participating unit (including consortium) is a foreign organization, it shall have a legal relevant business scope (planning or architecture) in its country or region. It is required that at least one of the participating designers shall have knowledge of the Chinese language, so the designers shall be ensured to have an accurate understanding of the regional background of China and relevant requirements.
④ No individual or individually combined group will be accepted for the sign-up.
⑤ Participating units (including consortium) with the following project experience shall be given the prioritized consideration for further qualification: rich experiences of key comprehensive transportation hub projects of urban design domestically or internationally; experiences of cultural architecture and landscape design.
⑥ The participating unit shall ensure that its project leader and chief designers participate in the whole design work. The designers participating in this international competition should be registered personnel of the participating unit. The chief designer shall have directed key comprehensive transportation hub projects of urban design, cultural and sports architecture, or landscape design domestically or internationally, and must take charge of the main design work of the project, as well as important briefing meetings required by the host. If there is any inconsistency found between the actual chief designer and that in the name list submitted for prequalification, or there is a false situation found in the project experience submitted for prequalification, the host reserves the right to nullify the involved participating units from being shortlisted and winning, and hold such participating units responsible for corresponding legal liabilities.
If you are interested in participating in this competition, please check the competition official website: https://www.onetenth.cn/cn/competitionDetail/Xiangshan
Detailed materials about the competition can be downloaded after registration.
Participant units shall submit the registration documents and the conceptual design proposal as required. The conceptual design proposal can be used to express the design and ideas in a variety of forms such as separated chapters or a combination of graphics and text describing in detail the understanding of the project and the core intentions and ideas of the design. The content should ideally be 30 pages, in Chinese and English (For details and requirements, please refer to the RULES AND REGULATIONS).
纸质文件请在2022年6月9日16：00之前寄达或送达至以下地址：浙江省宁波市象山县丹河东路869号象山县自然资源和规划局，收件人：林佳欣，电话: +86-15858433125（手机） +86-574-89522061 (座机)，邮编：315700。纸质报名资料双面打印，报名文件和概念提案独立装订成册，文本 A4 尺寸，提交7份（须加盖公章，可盖电子章；如为联合体，则联合体成员单位均须加盖公章或签字），文件统一密封包装在1个包装袋内，并在密封袋上注明“「想象力之心」宁波象山人民广场片区实施性城市设计和概念性建筑与景观设计国际竞赛”及参赛单位名称。密封袋的封口处须保持密封。
The submission of electronic documents for competition registration will officially end at 16:00 on June 7, 2022 (GMT+8). All participating units are requested to submit the application documents (including the registration documents and the conceptual design proposal, which must be affixed with the official seal; if it is a consortium, all member units must affix their official seal or signature; the electronic seal is acceptable) and send it to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, please indicate "Xiangshan Competition Application Documents Submitted + Name of Participating Unit" in the email title, and indicate the delivery method and courier information of the paper documents.
The paper documents should be sent or delivered to the following address by 16:00 on June 9, 2022 (GMT+8): Natural Resources and Planning Bureau of Xiangshan County, No. 869 Danhe East Road, Xiangshan County, Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China; Attn: LIN Jiaxin, Tel: +86-15858433125 (mobile) +86-574-89522061 (landline), postcode: 315700. The paper application documents should be printed on both sides, the registration documents and the conceptual design proposal should be bound into two separate volumes, A4 size, and submitted in 7 copies (the official seal must be affixed; if it is a consortium, all member units must affix their official seal or signature; the electronic seal is acceptable). The documents must be sealed and packaged in one packaging bag, and the sealed bag shall be marked with "「HEART OF IMAGINATION」Ningbo Xiangshan People's Square Area Urban Design and Conceptual Architecture and Landscape Design International Competition" and the name of the participating unit. The seal of the sealed bag must be kept sealed.
The Competition Committee will reply to the confirmation receipt after receiving both the electronic and the paper application documents and confirming that they are correct. Participating units who receive the confirmation receipt email represent successful registration. Taking into account the special circumstances of the epidemic, if the paper documents cannot be delivered on time due to force majeure, please contact the Competition Committee in advance to inform the situation and provide relevant certificates such as postmarks.
The content of paper documents and electronic documents must be consistent. If there is any difference, the electronic documents shall prevail. Documents received after the deadline will be rejected.
After in-depth communication between the organizer and intending inviting participants, fully understanding their profiles, design concepts, past cases, and preliminary interpretations of the project, three participants were identified as invitees to be shortlisted.
德国 gmp 国际建筑设计有限公司
gmp International GmbH
Click to fill in the information, once register successfully, download the complete information package of the competition.
竞赛资料包内容 Competition Materials ：
1. 宁波象山「想象力之心」竞赛规则 Rules and Regulations
2. 宁波象山「想象力之心」设计任务书 Design Program
3. 宁波象山_独立法人及联合体报名文件 Format of Application
4. 宁波象山「想象力之心」总体策划简介 Brief Introduction of General Program
5. 宁波象山「想象力之心」附件资料包 Attachments
4 SHORTLISTED TEAMS (NOT RANKED):
TEN DESIGN GROUP LIMITED
Weston Williamson+Partners LLP
The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD)*
TEN DESIGN GROUP LIMITED
Weston Williamson+Partners LLP
Hangzhou City Planning and Design Academy
Hangzhou Guomei Architectural Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd
Shanghai Tianhua Architectural DesignCo., Ltd*
Boeri Architecture Design Consulting (Shanghai)Co., Ltd
Guangzhou S.P.I Design Co., Ltd
CCTN Architectural Design Co., Ltd
ECOLAND Planning and Design Corp.
2 ALTERNATIVE TEAMS (RANKED):
OKRA Landschapsarchitecten B.V.
Architects & Engineers CO.LTD. Of Southeast University*
OBERMEYER International GmbH
OKRA Landschapsarchitecten B.V.
2.HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS HONG KONG LIMITED*
RAMBOLL STUDIO DREISEITL PTE. LTD.
HENNING LARSEN ARCHITECTS HONG KONG LIMITED*
RAMBOLL STUDIO DREISEITL PTE. LTD.
Q&A about Registration and business
How shall I sign and stamp the Application Document and the Conceptual Design Proposal?
The Application Document should be stamped and signed on the cover and where the stamped signature is clearly required, and the Conceptual Design proposal should be stamped on the cover. If it is not possible to stamp or sign due to the epidemic, an electronic stamp and electronic signature can be used instead, and send the freshly stamped and signed paper documents after the courier resumes work.
Is there any solution to the situation that the courier was blocked due to the epidemic and the paper documents could not be sent on time?
Please try to contact the local print shop in Xiangshan for print and delivery, and to note the situation in the email submitting the electronic documents, indicating how and when they will be delivered. If necessary, the Organization can provide the contact details of the local print outlet and contact them themselves.
In the Lists of Experience in Similar Projects, is the number of achievements that a consortium can provide no more than 5 per unit or no more than 5 in total?
Each unit in the consortium can provide no more than 5 achievements.
Is it possible for two companies belonging to the same group to form a consortium?
When two companies have their own separate legal entities and operate independently, they could form a joint entry; when two companies have the same legal entity, a joint entry is not allowed.
If a consortium is shortlisted for an award, can the consortium invoice and receive the prize money separately from the organiser in accordance with the requirements of the consortium agreement?
The consortium could invoice and collect the prize money separately.
Is it possible for a foreign registered entity belonging to the same group of companies to have its domestic registered entity carry out the collection (the design work was also originally collaborative between the domestic and foreign parties)?
Yes, it is allowed. However, if the recipient of the payment is not the same as the company submitting the Application Documents, the applicant must provide the organiser with a letter of attorney to collect the prize. The power of attorney should state the reasons why the applicant company is not in a position to receive the payment, the unit entrusted to receive the payment, the official seal of both units, and the signature of both legal persons (or authorised representatives), and provide the organiser with the original paper copy. If there are other consortium units applying together, the consortium units should be informed in advance and a written reply should be obtained and provided to the organiser as a supporting document.
If an offshore company does not have a domestic registered entity, is it possible for other companies within the consortium with a domestic registered entity to receive payments on its behalf?
Yes, and a letter of attorney must be provided by the applicant to the organiser. The power of attorney should state the reasons why the applicant company is not in a position to collect the money, the unit entrusted to collect the money, be stamped by all associated companies, signed by each legal person (or authorised representative) and provided to the organiser in original paper form.
Are there any clearer arrangements for the content and contract of the follow-up deepening work?
The subsequent deepening work will be determined by the government after the competition depending on the actual situation. The specific work and content of the subsequent work is not yet determined, but the first place of the competition will be given priority for the subsequent deepening work.
Does the pre-registration conflict with the official registration?
The pre-registration is only for statistical reference and will not conflict with the official registration. The information of the contestants will be subject to the official registration.
Can individuals and teams that are not registered as companies participate? Is there a limit on the number of team members?
The competition does not accept applications from individuals or teams without a registered company.
Can an individual participate in a consortium with a domestic or foreign registered independent legal entity or institution?
The competition does not accept whether an individual can form a consortium with a domestic or foreign registered independent legal person enterprise or institution.
What are the rules for the consortium?
One consortium shall consist of no more than 3 members, and each part of the consortium is not allowed to take part in the competition separately in its own name or by composing a consortium with other design institutions.
Do I need to charge registration fees for the competition?
There is no registration fee for the competition.
How can I get more content and materials for the competition?
Please follow the “One-tenth Moment” WeChat Official Account which will release relevant content about the competition successively.
What are the differences between the design content of the two stages of the competition? Is there a subsidy for the first stage of participation?
In the first stage, the short-listing stage for public registration & qualification review and selection of proposals (from late April 2022 to late May 2022), contestants only need to provide creative proposals, and there are no subsidies;
In the second stage, the plan submission and competition review (from late May 2022 to late July 2022), the 7 shortlisted contestants need to submit a complete plan, with First Prize (award RMB 3,000,000 (incl. GST) ), Second Prize (award RMB 2,500,000 (incl. GST) ), Third Prize (award RMB 2,000,000 (incl. GST)), Finalist Prize (each award RMB 1,800,000 (incl. GST)).
Do the prizes cover subsequent deepening work?
The prizes in the pre-announcement are only for the work of the competition and belong to the competition prize money. If there is a subsequent deepening work after the competition, a deepening contract will be signed separately, and the related costs will be agreed.
Q&A about Design Program
The functions and three major public buildings currently listed in the Design Program are all located on the west of the site, can some of them be laid out on the east side?
It is not recommended that the public buildings be laid out to the east of the site.
About the mastering planning: what is the scope for changes and adjustments to the current functional attributes of the plot including roads?
The National Territory Spatial Planning in Xiangshan (2020-2035) and the Xiangshan County Comprehensive Plan (2018-2035) provided in the competition materials are both draft schemes, which can be used as important references for the scheme, but do not constitute restrictive requirements for the site planning of this project. On the premise of meeting the requirements of the Design Program, the participating units can form a site plan based on their professional judgement and can make reasonable adjustments to the roads within the competition area; Xinhua Road can be adjusted and other roads are not recommended for major adjustments, but can be optimized appropriately.
全民健身中心、山海万象馆、全民阅读中心及i30 象心塔的建筑高度是否可以有所突破？（任务书中均为15-24 米）。
Is it possible to break the height of the Public Fitness Center, the Shanhai Wanxiang Hall, the Civic Reading Center and the i30 Xiangxin Tower? (15-24m in the Design Program).
Only partial exceedance of the height limit is allowed. If the height limit is exceeded, additional explanation is required.
Is it a hard target to mention in the Design Program that the total site area of the Public Fitness Center, the Shanhai Wanxiang Hall, the Civic Reading Center and the i30 Xiangxin Tower is ≤4.1 hectares?
No, it is not recommended to exceed the target. If it is exceeded, the need for it should be explained.
Could People's Square be laid out across Xinhua Road?
In principle, there is no restriction on the layout of People's Square in terms of its location, but the scheme should safeguard the reasonableness of traffic organisation.
After the conversion of Xinhua Road into a pedestrian walkway, is it possible to adjust the layout of the site while ensuring pedestrian access, so that the building mass is no longer divided by the original Xinhua Road location?
After the conversion of Xinhua Road into a pedestrian walkway, it is allowed to adjust the layout of the site while ensuring pedestrian movement.
Is the area shown on the map below also for a future community? The Design Program mentions the east side of Donggu Road as a future community and would like to confirm if both sites are being made for a future community.
The current main functional intention for the area east of Donggu Road (i.e. the two major plots north and south of Dannan Road) is to lay out the future community. On this basis, other functions and facilities layout are interspersed and participants are invited to make proposals based on their professional judgement.
Is the Intercity Line underground or elevated within the site?
It is located underground.
Can you provide information on the water levels in the water systems on the site (Normal and high water levels)? And water quality conditions?
Normal water level: 2m; High water level: flush with the current topography; Water quality condition: Class 3-4.
Can more information be provided at this stage?
The competition is currently in the first phase (The phase for public registration, qualification review, and proposal selection), based on the depth of the concept proposals required for this phase and the confidentiality of the relevant information, the download link on the competition website already contains all the reference materials required for this phase, and no additional information will be provided until the close of the open application. Additional information such as topographic maps, site and alignment information, hydrological information, etc. will be provided during the second phase (Design submission and final review).
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