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International Competition announcement on "Conceptual Particular Planning and Design of Xinbu Island, Haikou City, Hainan province"
Haikou is a tropical seaside city with an excellent reputation in China. Xinbu Island is on the northeast of Haikou city, close to Qiongzhou Strait. It is gifted with many development advantages. Within the Haikou city plan Xinbu Island is expected top become a major hub for international tourism with a recreational resort with subtropical scenery.
The International competition for a " Conceptual Particular Planning and Design of Xinbu Island, Haikou City, Hainan province " is jointly sponsored by Haikou Municipal Planning Office and Haikou Xinbu Island Develop & Construction General Co. Ltd with the approval of the Government of Haikou City.
The competition is hereby launched from today and is open to frims with relevant expereince from China and abroad.
The conditions for competing firms are as follows:
1. Competition Objective
Xinbu Island is located in the central district of Haikou city, neighboring the center of Haikou city. The excellent natural landscape with convenient traffic access and water on three-sides makes the site a potentially excellent development location. The development of Xinbu Island will take full advantage of the tourist resources of Haikou, and will drive the development of Haikou tourism, urban construction and economic development. This international competition aims for the construction of a new town with recreation resort of international tourist standard through further confirm the function of Xinbu Island within Haikou city and logical utilization of land resources.
2. Working content
The planned development area for Xinbu island is 8.7 sq. km. (of which, the land area is about 5.6 sq. km; the sea area which avaialbale for reclaiming is about 3.1 sq. km. ), it is one of the two large islands in the center of Haikou City, and is the only land adjacent to the sea wholly available for development in the center of Haikou City.
The competing firm is required to design the conceptual and detailed plan for the whole Xinbu Island.
3. Competition period:
The release of the technical specifications and question and answer meeting for the competition is planned for November 30, 2005 (Beijing time, same below) in Haikou, where an on-the-spot survey will be possible. The competition will be open November 30, 2005 to February 28 , 2006.
4. Registration Requirement:
1) The Chinese design companies that will participate in the international competition should possess first level design qualifications of at least 5 years; Foreign design companies should possess the design qualification and service life that equate to the Chinese firm; the foreign companies that have planning and design experience in China with offices in China will enjoy priority.
2) Both Chinese and foreign design companies are required to have more than 10 personnel including Planners, Architects and landscape Architects, planners and Architects will be no less than 3 people. The professional designers with experience of environmental friendly, energy-conservation, land reclamation and traffic design will have priority to register.
3) The design companies should have certain large-scale design experience for seaside tourism city and have relevant planning design theories.
4) The design companies register for the competition should have experience of design fine-style architectures; especially for newly built small towns and have experience of design projects involving satellite towns of newly built cities. Those who also have experience in sea filling and ocean protection design will enjoy the priority.
5. Methods of appraisal and distribution of bonus:
The competition Judging Panel will choose seven domestic and international design firms from those submitted proposals that have experience of planning and designing of seashore developments and with corresponding design qualifications. Meanwhile, applicants have not been selected will be informed by letters (via fax and E-mail.)
The evaluating organization is comprised of the technical experts specially invited by Haikou Municipal Planning Office and Haikou Xinbu Island Development & Construction General Co. LTD; The Judging Panel will select three winning schemes from the entrants. USD 50,000 will be paid to firms qualified and registered the competition for their design costs. The winning design firm will be awarded extra USD 70,000. (The design cost will be paid in U.S. dollars or in RMB at the currency rate of the day). Those firms registered the competition but not be qualified will not obtain any design cost reimbursement. Detailed construction planning and design will be another separated contract between a design firm and the client that will be signed up later after competition.
6. Products Requirements:
1) Planning and design narration:
It will include design objectives and principles, conceiving scheme and idea, function overall arrangement and network analysis, sea filling and water body application technology, ecological utilization of resources, master plan key technology use proving and sketch map, etc., require the view to be clear, with clear theory, expounds the fact abundantly, the conclusion has stronger directive significance.
2) Drawing list:
> Master Plan (a colored plan with CAD-based layout of road network system, defined water front, the positions and function zoning, shape of island and overall arrangement of architectures)
> Comprehensive land use index and technical criteria
> A set of systematic analysis (Analysis of the roads/transportation, analysis of water body and water transportation, analysis of landscape system, analysis of function zones, distribution of public buildings and residential houses, analysis of space design, analysis of view corridors.)
> Bank area design illustrations
> Detailed design for different housing group with enlarged view
> Detailed design for specific theme area with enlarged view
> The perspective of major zones in start-up zone (At least 3)
> Illustrative images of space design and architectural style
> Illustrations of development phasing
> Relevant images that can express the design ideals
> Relevant cases analysis and research
> The all the listed drawings need a set of electronic JPG files and a set of CAD files, PowerPoint demonstration, and 20 volumes of the final product book in A3.
3) Models: Overall plan model (Cover the whole planning area)
7. Competition application methods:
The deadline for submitting competition applications is 5pm on November 25, 2005. The material submitted by firms should include the application form and a brief outline of the qualifications of the chief designer and the achievements of the firms' design group (Two forms can be downloaded from the website; the professional field must include urban planning, urban design, landscape design, port design, environmental protection, traffic planning, etc.). The application forms and supporting material can be submitted via post, fax or E-mail.
Haikou Municipal Planning Office
Address: Haikou Municipal Planning Office, 31 Longkun North Rd., Haikou, China
Contact person：Wang Tianfu
Haikou Xinbu Island Development & Construction General Co. LTD
Address: fl 27, Dihao Building, 2 Longkun North Rd., Haikou City,
Contact person：Lv Hong
"Conceptual Particular Planning and Design of Xinbu Island, Haikou City, Hainan province " Application form of the international design competition Click here