Pre-announcement on International Competition of Detailed Space Planning for Wutong High-end Business District of Cross-Strait Financial Centre in Xiamen
Urban Planning Society of China （the undertaker） is commissioned by Cross-Strait Regional Financial Centre Headquarters （Xiamen Eye Construction Headquarters） and Xiamen Municipal Natural Resources and Planning Bureau （the organizer） jointly to launch this open international solicitation activity for the Detailed Space Planning for Wutong High-end Business District of Cross-Strait Financial Centre in Xiamen （hereinafter referred to as “this solicitation activity”）。 The relevant matters are hereby pre-announced as follows.
The Cross-Strait Financial Centre is the only regional financial service centre named “cross-strait” approved by the State Council in 2010. It is located in the eastern part of Xiamen Island, with a planned land area of 23 square kilometres; it reaches Huandao Road in the east, Convention and Exhibition Centre in the south, Yunding in the west, Wuyuan Bay in the north, and across two administrative districts of Siming and Huli. Under the vigorous promotion of the national, provincial and municipal governments, the overall framework of the Cross-Strait Financial Centre has been formed. At present, the first and the second phases of the Wutong High-end Business District have been developed, and has achieved good results; the third phase （including the Xiamen Eye Area） is the last land to be developed, and it will be an important window to represent the city image and reflect the high-quality development and upgrading of Xiamen. This solicitation activity sincerely invites excellent planning and design masters and teams at home and abroad to participate, and propose planning and design schemes with comprehensive benefits and international vision, aiming to make Wutong High-end Business District of Cross-Strait Financial Centre a new name card for Xiamen through high-level orientation and high-standard design.
Located in the northeast of Xiamen Island, the Wutong High-end Business District of Cross-Strait Financial Centre is close to the East Sea to the east, and the Wutong Port to the north. It is about 10 kilometres away from Xiamen Railway Station, and 14 kilometres away from the future Xiang'an Airport as the eastern gateway area of Xiamen Island.
Figure 1. Location Diagram of Wutong High-end Business District of Cross-Strait Financial Centre
This solicitation activity is divided into two stages, namely “scheme formulation” and “follow-up scheme optimization”.
（Ⅰ）Scheme formulation stage
The tasks of this stage mainly include area positioning improvement and function planning research, overall space design （mesoscale-level urban design, municipal traffic load, etc.）， detailed design of key areas （block-level urban design and drawing examples, conceptual design of landmarks and important public buildings, conceptual design of landscape, etc.）， investment attraction and economic evaluation, etc.
（Ⅱ） Follow-up scheme optimization stage
The applicant institution who is responsible for the follow-up scheme optimization stage shall optimize and develop the scheme according to the opinions of the jury committee and the organizer, absorb the advantages of other schemes, and form holistic and original urban design deliverables.
Research scope: the entire 23 square kilometres of the Cross-Strait Financial Centre area; but it may not be limited to this scope, and can be expanded by the applicant institution.
Planning scope: east to the coastline of East Sea, south to Jinqi Road, west to Jinshan Road, north to Xianyue Road and Suiding North Road; the total area of the planning scope is about 4 square kilometres.
Key areas: the third phase of the Wutong High-end Business District, Fengtou Town, and the start zone of the core area; the total area is about 150 hectares.
Figure 2. Diagram of Research Scope
Figure 3. Diagram of Planning Scope and Key Areas
This activity opens application to domestic and foreign institutions that are legally registered and have design experience similar to this project. The domestic applicant institutions must have one of Grade-A qualification of urban and rural planning formulation or Grade-A qualification of architecture and construction engineering; foreign applicant institutions must have one of the relevant qualifications of urban and rural planning or architecture design issued by the competent authority or relevant industry organizations of their home country or region. Applicant institutions must have the corresponding sectoral research capabilities for business districts. If not, the applicant institution can hire an industry consulting agency as a consultant or form a consortium. Considering the impact of COVID-19, foreign applicant institutions （without branches in China） must form a consortium with domestic institutions. This project accepts application by consortium, but the consortium shall not have more than two members, and the members of the consortium are not allowed to apply separately on their own or form another consortium. If a foreign applicant institution consorts with a domestic applicant institution, qualification requirements for the domestic institution are the same as above. Applications by individuals or groups of individuals will not be accepted.
Applicant institutions with the following experience in similar projects are preferred:
1） Comprehensive research capabilities and practical experience in urban central business district;
2） Rich experience in the urban design of city centres and coastal areas.
V.Fees and Awards
This solicitation activity is divided into two stages, namely “scheme formulation” and “follow-up scheme optimization”. Six applicant institutions will be selected to participate in the scheme formulation stage through pre-qualification and conceptual design proposal review. After the shortlisted applicant institutions submit valid application documents in accordance with the requirements of the Solicitation Document, the jury committee will review and determine the ranking of schemes, and award the corresponding design fees.
The first place: a bonus of RMB 4.0 million;
The second place: a bonus of RMB 3.0 million;
The third place: a bonus of RMB 2.0 million;
The fourth, fifth and sixth places: a compensation fee of RMB 1.5 million each.
The applicant institution who wins the first place will be responsible for the follow-up scheme optimization; specific matters will be negotiated according to follow-up arrangements. The design fee for the follow-up deepening stage will be RMB 2.0 million. All the above fees include taxes.
It is planned to determine the shortlist of applicant institutions in early December 2020, and organize the site survey and hold the project release conference in mid-December 2020. The chief designer and other team members of the applicant institutions are required to attend the conference. The design period of the scheme formulation stage is about 3 months.
Any institution who intends to participate in this solicitation activity can fill in the pre-registration form （Appendix 1）， and send it to the designated email address （email@example.com）。 The formal announcement and information will be sent to the pre-registered institutions by email.
Telephone consultation: Miss Zhang 010-58323854
The official announcement of this solicitation activity will be released soon, and the relevant contents shall be subject to the official announcement. Institution who intends to participate in this solicitation activity can make pre-registration and carry out relevant preparation work in advance. The official announcement will be issued simultaneously on the Website of Urban Planning Society of China （www.planning.org.cn） and the Website of Xiamen Municipal Natural Resources and Planning Bureau （http://zygh.xm.gov.cn/）。
November 13, 2020