Open Call: International Competition for Conceptual Planning & Design of Jizhou High-speed Railway Station Area
Registration Deadline: 28 October, 2018
Submission Deadline: 15 January, 2019
Field-visit Date : 5 November, 2018
After the registration, the experts will select the outstanding team for field visit and continue the further design process.
Host: People’s Government of Jizhou District
Co-host: Jizhou District Planning Bureau
Tianjin Jizhou Newtown Construction Investment Co.,Ltd
Organizer: CBC (China Building Center);
Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
Transportation is the driving force of urban development, which has a decisive influence on the flow of production factors and the development of urban systems. With rapid development of urbanisation in China, high-speed railway has become one of the most important transportation for people to move around, and the bond that connects countless cities of different sizes. At the same time, with rapid urban development, high-speed railway is no longer simply a transportation – it is also a key engine for the development of a city. A transportation hub featuring high-speed railway has become a new model for urban development. High-speed railway network is now changing the city patterns in China with an unprecedented speed, which breaks the city boundaries and spatial distance and brings new models and opportunities for the future development of the cities. In this process, many cities are poised to rise.
Under this background, guided by the principle of “promoting reasonable development around high-speed railway station” and taking advantage of the favorable locations of Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan-Chengde area and the Development Axis, Tianjin’s Jizhou District decided to develop the surrounding area of Jizhou Station according to local conditions and high standards, striving to enhance the benign interaction and organic coordination between high-speed railway construction and urban development. To fulfill this purpose, the International Competition for Conceptual Planning and Design of Jizhou High-speed Railway Station Area (the Competition) is launched. The Competition is hosted by People's Government of Jizhou District, co-hosted by Jizhou District Planning Bureau and Tianjin Jizhou New Town Construction Investment Co., Ltd., and organized by CBC (China Building Centre) and the Urban Environmental Design (UED) Magazine. Focusing on the future development of both historical sites and new towns and seeking to address urban development issues with creative ideas, this competition looks for innovative urban development proposals that combine spatial layout planning with industry design. Through the power of design, culture, and art, it is aimed to conduct studies on the urban function, layout, functional distribution and spatial extension of this area.
Jizhou District is a municipal district under the jurisdiction of Tianjin. Located in the center of Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan-Chengde region and the Beijing-Tangshan-Qinhuangdao Development Axis, Jizhou District enjoys favorable geographical and ecological conditions along with a rich historical heritage where time-honored relics can be found all over the district, among which there is a thousand-year-old temple under national key protection called Dule Temple. Located in the south of Jizhou downtown, Jizhou Station is a medium-city railway comprehensive passenger transportation hub integrating high-speed railway, intercity railway, common railway and urban express railway. Upon completion, this station will quickly merge Jizhou District into the 0.5-hour Beijing-Tianjin commuter circle, 1-hour Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan-Chengde travel circle and 2-hour business travel circle. The long-term annual passenger traffic is expected to be about 10 million.
As one of the important urban micro-centers in the Capital Development Circle, Jizhou District is an important gathering area for the relocation of non-capital functions. The new area, which is developed upon the Jizhou Station transportation hub, will become an important node for Jizhou District’s integration into Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. The Competition intends to take Jizhou station as a media to break down urban barriers, integrate urban development, and implement the five concepts of innovation, coordination, green, openness and sharing in urban space. It will fully interpret the current conditions of Jizhou including ecological background, regional cultural characteristics, tourism resources, location and transportation advantages, and industrial resources, and study the status and role of Jizhou District in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration.
The submitted design proposal should take into accounts the characteristics of the project area and functions of the region, and define the development orientation, industry positioning and urban function of the project around its core function as a transportation hub. The design proposal should also promote city-industry integration in Jizhou District, and shape the urban space of Jizhou, promoting its coordination with the surrounding cities and making it an example for micro-center development in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
This project is located in south of downtown Jizhou, with Zhouhe River to the east, Beijing-Harbin Highway to the south, Tianjin-Jizhou Highway to the west and Datong-Qinhuangdao Railway to the north, covering an area of 10 km2.
- Fully understand the current conditions of Jizhou including ecological background, regional cultural characteristics, tourism resources, location and transportation advantages, and industrial resources, and study the status and role of Jizhou District in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration.
- Take into accounts the characteristics of the project area and functions of the region, and define the development orientation, industry positioning and urban function of the project around its core function as a transportation hub.
- Promote city-industry integration in Jizhou District, shape the urban space of Jizhou, promote its coordination with the surrounding cities, and make it an example for micro-center development in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.
The Competition is open to planning/design institutions and industry planning institutions around the world. The institutions can register independently or form an alliance with another institution in “1+1 model”. The participants must have the expertise in spatial planning and design and industry planning.
To sign up, applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 3 to 5 reference projects that combine the urban design with the industry planning to the email box of the Organizing Committee. The submitted information should be true and valid, otherwise the Organizing Committee shall be entitled to disqualify the applicant from the Competition.
Space Planning and Design Team
The team shall have the expertise in the following aspects, namely regional development background and policy researches, site condition analysis, international case study and summary, forward-looking overall regional development positioning and strategy making, regional image positioning, land use layout and spatial design.
Industry Planning Team
The team shall have the expertise in the following aspects, namely analysis and assessment of existing industries in the region and the peripheral areas, studies on macro background and industrial development conditions, analysis of existing demographic structure and future population introduction, making of population introduction strategy, overall industry positioning and strategy making, products planning, operation model planning, investment and revenue evaluation.
First Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 1,800,000RMB (before tax, including design development fee)
Second Prize (1 team): Honor certificate + Bonus 500,000RMB (before tax)
All shortlisted teams (including prize winners) will each receive a stipend of 1,500,000 RMB (before tax)
The sponsor reserves the final interpretation right of the Competition.
Spatial Planning and Design
- Reflect the eco-conserving characteristics of Jizhou and highlight the concept of environmental protection and green recycling;
- Reflect the pastoral characteristics of Jizhou, highlight the landscape layout and make the natural landscape visible in the area;
- Adopt intensive land use, make the layout compact and concentrated, avoid wasting land and being westernized, maintain the features of the local towns and strengthen the project’s influence on the surrounding areas and parks;
- Reflect the efficiency and convenience of high-speed railway station, give full play to its function as transportation hub, realize convenient transfer and provide considerate service;
- Extensively reference the innovative planning ideas from all the world and show innovative thinking;
- Showcase local cultural characteristics and make the train station a good advertisement for Jizhou culture.
- Consider the relationship between the high-speed railway station and its surrounding areas and the city, explain the rationality of the plan from a macroscopic point of view, and analyze the radiation and influence of the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan supporting area that depends on the high-speed railway hub;
- Based on industry planning, propose future development strategy for the city, use high-speed train to drive the economy around the station, help the area take over the industry transfer from the capital, integrate the area into the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei industrial synergy, and promote regional industrial upgrading;
- Take advantage of the location and transportation advantages of the high-speed railway station and external resources to improve comprehensive service ability and industrial innovation and upgrading ability, such as building a “tourism +” modern service industry system and a pan-tourism industry area which can promote industrial integration and city-production-integration, and serve the tourism across the whole Jizhou;
- Follow “Beijing Population Decentralization Plan”, conduct study on population centralization and demographic structure to drive industry transfer, in particular the concentration of the people-centered knowledge-intensive industries, and build a talent bank for future city development.
For applicants form Chinese Mainland:
Bi Linqian +86 18511537509 firstname.lastname@example.org
Yang Hangzi +86 18600687335 email@example.com
For applicants from outside Chinese Mainland:
Li Shuo +86 18612935527 firstname.lastname@example.org
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