Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Categories: Landscape Architecture, Public Buildings, Public Space, Public Infrastructure
Registration deadline: September 17, 2021, at 05:00 PM
Submission deadline: October 09, 2021, at 07:00 PM
Language: English
Organizers: Shenzhen Park Service, and co-organized by Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.


    Summary: International Competition for Conceptual Design of Shenzhen Tanglang Mountain Country Park City Viewing Platform is now officially open for application. Design teams from all over the world are welcome to apply. The competition is hosted by Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, organized by Shenzhen Park Service, and co-organized by Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.


    Project Background

    In the era of ecological civilization, under the background of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and towards a Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Shenzhen continues to promote the goal of building a “Shenzhen Home Facing the World”. As one of the measures to implement this goal, the “Mountains-to-Sea City Trail Master Plan” has been put forward. It proposes to build an attractive ecological skeleton of “One Ridge, One Belt and Eighteen Corridors”. The plan also identifies 10 sites for city viewing platforms in non-core protected areas, which can show the scenery of Shenzhen’s mountain, sea and city pattern, as well as the achievements of Special Economic Zone from multiple dimensions.

    As one of the core nodes of “Mountains-to-Sea City Trail Master Plan”, Tanglang Mountain Country Park City Viewing Platform has a spectacular panorama of Shenzhen Bay and the central areas. It aims to create a remarkable City Viewing Platform of Shenzhen Bay Area.

    Project Location

    Tanglang Mountain Country Park is located at the junction of Nanshan District, Longhua District and Futian District in Shenzhen. Tanglang Peak, the main peak of Tanglang Mountain, is the highest point in the central area of Shenzhen, offering a panoramic view of Shenzhen.

    Project Location ©Position

    Standing at the peak, districts of Futian, Luohu, Nanshan, Bao’an and Longhua are all within the sight. To the east, one can enjoy a distant view of Wutong Mountain, Jigong Mountain and other continuous mountains. To the north, there are the University Town and Xili Reservoir. To the southwest, one can see Liuxiandong Headquarters Base, Shenzhen Bay High-tech Industrial Park and Houhai Headquarters Base, with Shekou Area, Qianhai Area and Bao’an Central District in the distance. Look out to the south are Shenzhen Bay and Hong Kong.

    Design Content

    The main design content of this competition is the concept and connection design of two city viewing platforms on the main and secondary peak of Tanglang Mountain. Design teams should propose the specific design of the city viewing platforms as well as the resting and visiting spaces, including the design concept, form, structure, material, color, site design and signage system, etc.

    In addition, the design content covers the improvement of the landscape design along the main road of the park from Longzhu Gate to the city viewing platforms, including the design of the main entrance, the infrastructure and landscape design of the 4.8 km main road and the both sides of it, the accessible design and the parking lot design.

    Under the condition of minimal interference to the environment, the project advocates the design principles of ecology, lifestyle and creativity. Structure and form of the city viewing platforms shall be carefully considered.

    Design Scope ©Position
    Aerial Photo of the Two Peaks ©Position
    Top View of Jimu Pavilion Platform ©Position
    Aerial Photo of Daguan Pavilion Platform ©Position
    Top View of Daguan Pavilion Platform ©Position
    Photos of Tanglang Mountain Country Park ©Position

    Competition Rules

    The competition adopts the method of “open solicitation“, divided into Pre-qualification Phase, Scheme Design Phase and Final Evaluation Phase.

    Pre-qualification Phase: Participants submit their applications and concept proposals. The Host/Organizer will set up Pre-qualification Review Committee legally to evaluate the concept proposals submitted by the participating teams anonymously, and select 5 shortlisted teams without ranking and 2 alternatives with ranking.

    Scheme Design Phase: The 5 shortlisted teams will submit complete design schemes. The Host/Organizer will set up Scheme Review Committee legally to evaluate the design schemes anonymously, and select 2 finalists without ranking, at the same time determine 3 Excellence Award teams without ranking.

    Final Evaluation Phase: The 2 finalists will give presentation on their design schemes to the host/organizer and superior departments, then the First Prize and Second Prize will be decided.

    Application Requirement

    1. Applicants must be domestic or overseas legally registered companies or organizations.

    2. There is no qualification requirement.

    3. Consortium is accepted, with no more than 3 members (including the leading member). Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or participate by joining another consortium. Consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member and work distribution.

    4. Individual or team of individuals are not accepted.

    5. Design team composed with professionals in architectural design, landscape design, urban planning and arts is encouraged.

    6. Considering the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, overseas design firms which have no branches in China must form a consortium with domestic design firms to participate in this international competition.

    Competition Bonus

    The total bonus for this international competition is set at RMB 4.3 million (tax-inclusive). Refer to the following form for specific bonus settings:

    After the competition Host/Organizer pays the bonus to the First Prize winner in accordance with the competition rules, the transferable and authorizable part of the intellectual property rights (excluding the right of authorship) of the First Prize design scheme shall belong to the Host/Organizer. The First Prize winner shall integrate the competition results in accordance with the competition rules and relevant requirements of the Host/Organizer, and deliver final package of design documents.

    The winning of this competition doesn’t come with subsequent design contract of the project. After completing the project approval procedure, design development work of the project will be separately tendered or entrusted according to laws and regulations. The tender document or further design requirements of the project will be based on the First Prize winning scheme of the competition. Subsequent winning or commissioning agency should work closely with the competition winner. The First Prize winner shall assist the Host/Organizer to control the overall effect of implementation of the project.

    Pre-qualification Application

    • Online Registration

    Applicants should submit online pre-registration before 17:00 on September 17, 2021 (UCT+8). Please visit the link below to fill out pre-registration information. Make sure to fill out pre-registration information accurately so that updates of the competition shall be received in time.

    Note: All the above schedule is Beijing time. The Host/Organizer reserves the right to adjust the schedule. Please refer to the Work Rules for details.

    Competition Information Session (Online)

    In order to help participating teams gain a deeper understanding of the positioning, vision and site conditions of the competition, an online information session will be held. Interested design teams are encouraged to join the online meeting. 

    1. Time September 2,2021 16:30-17:30 (UTC+8)

    2. To Participate Advanced sign-up is required for this online event.

    Click the link below to enter the sign-up page. After signing up, you can log in to the “Tencent meeting” APP with the same account on September 2 to join the online meeting.


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