International Competition of Architectural Scheme for Cuiwan Culture and Art Center Announcement

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International Competition of Architectural Scheme for Cuiwan Culture and Art Center AnnouncementI. Project Description     1.Project name:
      International Competition of Architectural Scheme for Cuiwan Culture and Art Center     2.Organization:     Competition organizer: Zhongshan Cuiheng New District Management Committee     Competition co-organizer: Zhongshan Cuiheng New District Engineering Project Management Center     Competition organization agency: Guangzhou Wangtat Project Management & Consultancy Group Co., Ltd.
     3.Project background         In order to build a public cultural highland in Cuiheng New District, based on the positioning of a new international, modern, and innovative city, it aims to serve the cultural needs of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and further expand the cultural supply, relying on the excellent geographical location and traffic conditions of Ma'an Island - the starting area of Cuiheng New District as the foothold of the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Pass, a number of well-known cultural facilities with cross-regional and cross-cultural radiation and influence will be built to be the public cultural center serving the Bay Area.             In order to promote the construction of public cultural facilities in Cuiheng New District with high standards and levels, build city’s image and business card will be shaped by means of “an internet-famous site”, the “International Competition of Architectural Scheme for Cuiwan Culture and Art Center” has been launched to publicly collect design schemes with high-level, high-standard international vision to guide the construction of Cuiwan Culture and Art Center.
       4.Main design tasks (the final requirements are subject to the “Competition Technical Documents ")         (1)Design scope and main work content in the competition stage         Cuiwan Culture and Art Center is located on the east side of Weilai Avenue in the starting area of Cuiheng New District, adjacent to Cuihu Park, with Cuize Road in the east, Hehui Road in the south, Weilai Avenue and Diancui Street in the west, and Jicui Street in the north, covers a site area of 44,793 square meters, with a floor area of 67189.5 square meters. It is a large-scale public building with multiple functions,  including exhibition gallery (urban planning exhibition, creative exhibition, art appreciation, cultural exchange), auditorium (singing and dancing, symphony, music), lecture hall (main lecture, academic exchange, conference activities), reading room (librarians and archivists),  literary and artistic training, and commercial supporting services. The estimated total investment of the project is about RMB600 million.
        The content of architectural design includes, but is not limited to: the overall layout of the building, road traffic organization, vertical design, green landscape design, public space design, single building (or group) design, underground space design, and green buildings , investment estimation, etc.
       (2)Follow-up work after competition       On the basis of the deliverable of the conceptual scheme competition, the selected unit shall absorb the advantages of other competition schemes, and integrates and improves the competition design scheme based on opinions from expert review, competition organizer and relevant department, and forms optimized deliverables.II. Competition rules       The competition work is divided into two stages: the first stage is pre-qualification; the second stage is design competition.
      1.The first stage —— pre-qualification       (1)Open competition is to be adopted for this competition, openly accept applications from home and abroad design units (including consortium, the same below) that meet the qualification requirements for participation.       (2)The qualification evaluation committee evaluates the pre-qualification application documents submitted by the applicants, and shortlists four formal participants for the second stage of design competition.
       (3)The four formal participants shortlisted will receive invitation letters from the competition organizer.       2.The second stage——design competition       (1)The 4 formal participants shall carry out design work in accordance with the requirements of the “Competition Technical Documents” subsequently issued, and submit the formal design deliverable on time. Each unit shall submit only one design scheme. The design scheme submitted by a design unit other than the formal participants will not be accepted.      (2)The scheme evaluation committee will evaluate all the submitted design schemes, and determine the ranking of each entry scheme by registered voting. The No.1 scheme is the winning scheme for this competition, and the winning scheme unit shall complete the subsequent scheme integration and optimizing work. If the No.1 scheme is hard to achieve the purpose of this competition, the winning scheme can be vacant.      If the winning scheme unit cannot fulfill the contract or abandon the selection, the participation deposit will not be refunded. The competition organizer can select other competition scheme as the winning scheme or vacancies in the order of the competition schemes according to the expert review results.
III. Requirements for Qualifications
      (1)There must be a legally registered and valid business license or business certificate; must be qualified as an independent legal person. Design units that have the following relationships may not participate at the same time:  The legal representatives of two or more legal persons are of the same person; ‚ The parent company, wholly-owned subsidiary and its holding company.      (2)There are no qualification requirements for this competition, and the applicants should be design companies with strong comprehensive strength, high reputation in China or abroad, and also have the same type of public building design experience;      (3)This competition accepts participation in form of consortium, with no more than 2 members. The consortium must submit a consortium agreement, and the main member of the consortium should be defined in the agreement. After the members of the consortium have signed the Consortium Agreement, they can no longer participate in its own name, nor can they form a new consortium or participate in other consortium, otherwise their qualifications of participation will be invalid.IV. The competition schedule
      1.October 9 - October 22, 2020: Announcement will be issued to accept the design unit to submit prequalification application documents.      2.Late-October 2020: Evaluate the pre-qualification application documents and confirm the formal participants.      3.November 4-December 22, 2020: Participating units start to work on design scheme, and the competition design cycle is about 50 calendar days.      4.The press conference and site survey is scheduled for November 9, 2020.      5.The expert evaluation meeting is scheduled on December 24, 2020.      The competition organizer reserves the right to adjust the competition schedule. As affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, the competition organizer  may duly adjust the dates and the ways to the specific meeting time as may be necessary, at that time, the notice issued by the competition organizer shall prevail.
V. Competition fee
      1.Competition fee       (1)The selected unit (i.e. the No.1) will receive RMB3.00 million (including the integration cost of the subsequent program, in RMB, including tax, the same below) paid by the competition organizer.       (2)The No.2 participant will receive a cost compensation fee of RMB1.00 million (including RMB, tax, the same below) paid by the competition organizer;       (3)The No.3 participant will receive a cost compensation fee of RMB600,000 from the competition organizer.       (4)The No.4 participating unit will receive RMB400,000 of cost compensation paid by the competition organizer.
       Note: Participants whose competition scheme is reviewed as invalid by the evaluation committee will not receive the relevant competition fees.
VI.  Announcement media
       1.中招联合招标采购网(       2.宏达竞赛信息平台(www.      3. 中山翠亨新区管理委员会政府信息网(          4.archrace(
      Note: The attachment of the announcement can be downloaded from the above No.1-2-3 websites.
VII. Contact Information
      Competition organizer: Zhongshan Cuiheng New District Management Committee
      Competition co-organizer: Zhongshan Cuiheng New District Engineering Project Management Center
      Contact person and information:Mr. Deng13005540103
      Competition organization agency: Guangzhou Wangtat Project Management & Consultancy Group Co., Ltd.
      Address: (Guangdong Province) 5th Floor, Wangtat Construction & Investment Building, No.7 Kehui Valley, Second Street, 99 Science Avenue, Guangzhou Science City, Guangzhou
      Contact  person:  020-87562291  transfer  to: Huang  Gong (8560 15011848075),Cui  Gong (8536)
      Email:      Fax:020-87562532