Location: Guangming, China
Categories: Master Plan, Public Buildings, Public Space, Urban, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture, Public Infrastructure
Submission deadline: May 13, 2022, at 17:00 PM (Pre-qualification application submission)
Language: Chinese, English
Organizers: Shenzhen Guangming Science City Development Investment Co., Ltd., Co-Organizer, Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.



Introduction: International Tender for Guangming Scientists Valley Urban Design and Major Projects Architectural Design is now open for pre-qualification application. Design teams from home and abroad are welcomed to participate in this international tender.


To Nature and Scientists!

01 Project Location

Guangming Scientists Valley is located in the core area of the Large-scale Scientific Facilities Cluster, covering an area of about 1.2 square kilometers. It consists of the Liantang Reservoir, Loucun Pond and the valley in between them. The natural conditions of Scientists Valley are superior.

Project Location /Drawing: Position
Current Condition of Scientists Valley /Photo: Position

02 Project Positioning

As an important functional area of Guangming Science City, Guangming Scientists Valley is a “home for scientists” in Guangming District, built for scientific talents, and also the center of supporting services for the Large-scale Scientific Facilities Cluster. With  scientists as the main user group, Scientists Valley will create an international scientific campus that provides a sense of belonging, and merges scientific elements with the natural landscape to build an integrated service supporting system for work, communication and living.

Construct a unique service core that satisfies the scientific function – It will provide high-quality public service facilities of international standard and featured services supporting scientific development, enabling different talents to learn about the frontier of science and obtain inspiration for innovation.

Build a creative, shared social space – Through integrated design, it will create a comprehensive and immersive shared social space, and build a large-scale scientific social network.

Set up an international sample area – Create an artistic and cultural atmosphere, build up a work, travel and recreation area with a sense of belonging, warmth and vitality.

The urban and architectural design of Guangming Scientists Valley should not only meet the needs of target groups and functions, but also show the pioneering character of Shenzhen, embody the design principles of ecology and low-carbon, pioneer and future, socializing and diversity, science and innovation, as well as feasibility and sustainability. It will illustrate Shenzhen’s development confidence as a “demonstration pilot zone” and become the high-quality and aesthetic urban branding image of Guangming Science City. 

Current Condition of Loucun Pond /Photo: Position
Current Condition of the Valley and the First Building (Multi-functional Building of Institute of Advanced Science Facilities, Shenzhen) /Photo: Position
Current Site and Surrounding Condition of Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center /Photo: Position
Current Site and Surrounding Condition of Scientists Mansion / Photo: Position
Current Condition of Liantang Reservoir and the Dam /Photo: Position

03 Tender Scope

The tender scope includes the detailed urban design of Scientists Valley (1.2 square kilometers), the architectural schematic design and scheme refining of two major projects in Scientists Valley: the Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center, and the Scientists Mansion. 

Tender Design Scope /Drawing: Position

1. Detailed Urban Design of Scientists Valley

During the execution of the Design Contract, the winner shall be responsible for the integration of urban design, complete detailed urban design scheme and urban design guidelines, which shall meet the technical requirements of implementation and can guide the subsequent architectural design and landscape design.

2. Architectural Schematic Design and Scheme Refining of Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center, and Scientists Mansion

During the execution of Design Contract, the winner shall be responsible for the schematic design and scheme refining, including conceptual design optimization, architectural schematic design, architectural scheme refining and detail design, landscape conceptual design, public area interior conceptual design, flood lighting conceptual design, etc. The design work should meet the requirements of Construction Engineering Design Document Compilation Depth Regulations (2016 edition) and schematic approval, and cooperate with LDI to complete the project approval. The architectural scheme refining and detail design should meet the technical needs of further design development and construction documents work of LDI, ensuring implementation of the design. The follow-up design service and work requirements mainly are design review and guidance of drawings that have great impacts on the implementation effect. Refer to the contract documents for detail.

The Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center (northern plot of the Loucun Pond) are the iconic landmarks of Scientists Valley. They are currently positioned as multi-functional service hub that provides spaces for conference, exhibition, offices and accommodation.

The Scientists Mansion is a place for salon and seminars, social and recreational activities among high-level scientific research talents. Located right next to the Liantang Reservoir, it will become the first choice for scientists of place for research and socializing in the Greater Bay Area.

Detailed Urban Design of Scientists Valley /Drawing: Position
Architectural Schematic Design Scope Diagram of Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center /Drawing: Position
Architectural Schematic Design Scope Diagram of Scientists Mansion /Drawing: Position

04 Deliverables of the Concept Proposal for the Pre-qualification Phase

The deliverables for the pre-qualification phase should be able to fully and clearly express the planning ideas, refine the highlights and formulate the overall objectives.

Suggested contents include:

(1) Proposal name;

(2) Project planning and positioning;

(3) Site analysis;

(4) Overall planning and functional layout;

(5) Illustrations of overall design intention;

(6) Conceptual design (including masterplan, conceptual plans and design intention illustrations) of the two major projects (Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center, Scientists Mansion);

(7) Other content that can express the characteristics of the scheme.

The package of pre-qualification application should include both paper and electronic documents of concept proposal, presentation boards and company profile and credit files. For specification, quantity, compiling requirements and submitting methods, please refer to the Pre-qualification Documents.

05 Tender Process

The project adopts the method of “open call“, which includes 3 phases: pre-qualification, design competition and final evaluation. The compensation is set for the bidders that are qualified but fail to win the bid.

Pre-qualification Phase – The tenderee will organize Pre-qualification Review Committee according to relevant laws to evaluate the qualification, performance and composition of design teams as well as conceptual proposal, and determine 5 qualified bidders (without ranking) and 2 alternatives (with ranking).

Design Competition Phase – The tenderee will set up the Scheme Review Committee according to relevant laws. The Scheme Review Committee will listen to the presentation of 5 qualified bidders, evaluate the submissions and determine 3 finalists (without ranking).  

Final Evaluation Phase – A Final Evaluation Committee will be established by the tenderee according to relevant laws to determine 1 winner from the 3 finalists (without ranking) recommended by the Scheme Review Committee.

06 Application Requirements

1. The bidder must be domestic or overseas entities with legal business registration. Individual or team of individuals will not be accepted.

2. There is no qualification requirement. Design team composed of professionals in architectural design, urban design, landscape design, ecology is encouraged.

3. Consortium bidder (hereinafter referred to as ‘the consortium’) is permitted, and the consortium should meet the following requirements:

(1) One consortium shall include no more than 3 members (including the leading member).

(2) The leading member should be the architectural design team.

(3) Each member of the consortium shall not apply for pre-qualification alone or participate in another consortium, otherwise all relevant pre-qualification applications will be invalid.

(4) Each member of the consortium shall sign a consortium agreement according to the format provided in the pre-qualification documents, and clarify the division of workload and equity share of the leading member and the others.

4. Two or more entities whose legal representatives are the same person or have direct holdings in each other, may not apply for the tender at the same time. 

07 Design Fee and Compensation

The tentative design fee is set at RMB 17.225 million (tax inclusive), which includes RMB 2.955 million (tax inclusive) for detailed urban design of Scientists Valley; RMB 12.83 million (tax inclusive) for schematic design and scheme refining of Scientists Suites and Science Multi-functional Center and RMB 1.44 million (tax inclusive) for schematic design and scheme refining of Scientists Mansion.

The total compensation is RMB 8 million (tax inclusive).

Design fee (tax inclusive) and compensation (tax inclusive) are set as below:

08 Tender Schedule

The tender schedule is as below, and might be adjusted according to the situation of epidemic prevention and control.

09 Tender Announcement and Document Download

Special Note: The tender announcement is subject to the documents issued by Shenzhen Public Resources Trading Website.1. The official platform for announcement, follow-up Q&A and addendum documents is the Shenzhen Public Resources Trading Website. For the official announcement and document download, please visit “Shenzhen Public Resources Trading Website – Trading Information – Construction Project – Tender Announcement” (click “read more” at the bottom of the article to visit):…

2. Project homepage will update timely in accordance with officially released information, with the link being:

10 Organizations


Guangming Administration, Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality

Science City Development and Construction Bureau of Shenzhen Guangming District


Shenzhen Guangming Science City Development Investment Co., Ltd.


Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Enquiry Email


Ms. Zhan +86-18028798106

Ms. Chen +86-19129915597

Project Homepage


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