International Competition for Architectural Design of the Deep Sea Museum and Sports Center in Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City is now officially open for application!
The email application is due on March 30; The paper version of pre-qualification application document is due on April 7.
Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City is located in the west of Sanya，which focuses on southern propagation industry and deep sea technology. With in-depth integration of Industry-University-Research, it is the key growth pole of Sanya for fostering new types of industrial transformation, initiating new momentum for economic development, and building a new benchmark for the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port.
In order to implement the policy requirements of "Building a Leading Sports Nation" and the strategic deployment of "Building a Strong Maritime Country", there is a need to provide high-quality public service facilities of international standards, and meet the growing fitness and cultural needs of the population in the area. This project plans to build a city-level comprehensive cultural and sports center in Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City.
In this context, International Competition for Architectural Design of the Deep Sea Museum and Sports Center in Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City is now officially open for application. This competition is hosted by Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Administration, organized by Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Development and Construction Co., Ltd., and co-organized by Position Architecture Co., Ltd, Shenzhen. Designers from all over the world are welcomed to participate in this competition.
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Project Site ©POSITION
The Deep Sea Museum and Sports Center in Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City will become a large-scale public facility benefiting a population of 1 million in the Great Sanya area after completion. It aims to become a high-quality public living place, a coastal brand image that highlights the local characteristics, and a highly recognizable city landmark. This competition requires designers to fully respond to the local context and climate, and propose a site-specific and sustainable design scheme. Topics that designers should study in depth include but are not limited to the following:
Adaptive Design for Tropical Climate
Adjusting measures to local conditions, the design should appropriately adopt new technologies, new materials and innovative structural forms. It should also consider the impact of typhoons and respond to the coastal tropical monsoon climate.
Sustainable Design Strategies Combined with Zero Carbon Concept
Design strategies should be applied to reduce building energy consumption, to create a natural, healthy and ecological building environment, to achieve low-carbon operations and to create a 3-star building in line with National Green Building Evaluation Standards.
Landmark Project's Expression of the City Genes
Taking advantage of the unique coastal location, the marine culture should be absorbed in design. The originality of architecture shall be highlighted to create a unique image of the coastal city.
Dynamic and Static Balance in Functional Organization
Balance the functional layout of the Sports Center and the Deep Sea Museum, consider flexible use of the building at different times and in different scenarios. Provide a variety of public spaces shared by all.
Located at 18 degrees north latitude, Sanya is the southernmost tropical coastal city on Hainan Island, China. Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City is located in the west of Sanya, with a planned area of 26.1 square kilometers. The site of this international competition is located in the Deep Sea Science and Technology Zone of Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City, adjacent to the coast of Yazhou Bay, with unique location and excellent landscape conditions.
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This project is located at the western end of the Dynamic Service Functional Axis in the master plan of Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City. It includes a deep sea museum and a sports center, which are of great significance for enriching public cultural life and promoting the development of national fitness campaign. The site consists of two plots, Plot 1 (YK02-05-03) and Plot 2 (YK02-06-04). The total site area is 112433 square meters, and the FAR is ≤1.0.
The Deep Sea Museum intends to build a comprehensive museum that highlights the characteristics of the deep sea, it includes exhibition areas, education areas, collection storage areas, administrative rooms, service facilities etc. The Deep Sea Museum is of great significance to the popularization of deep sea knowledge, the display of deep sea technology, the development of featured marine tourism and the showcase of China's deep sea industry.
The Sports Center is planned to be a high-standard sports venue integrating fitness, competition and leisure activities. The main construction contents of the Sports Center include 1 stadium, 1 gymnasium, 1 public fitness center, outdoor activity fields and other supporting facilities.
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Site Location Diagram ©POSITION
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The competition adopts the method of "Open Call" to solicit design proposals from designers around the world, which includes 2 phases:
Diagram of Competition Procedure
Phase I: Pre-qualification Phase
The first phase adopts the method of "Open Review". The Pre-qualification Review Committee shall comprehensively evaluate the application materials including the Conceptual Proposals (major) and Company Profile and Credit Files (secondary) of the applicants. The Pre-qualification Review Committee shall select 5 shortlisted applicants without ranking to enter the next phase by registered voting round-by-round. 2 alternative applicants with ranking will be determined as well. Each applicant (consortium) can only submit ONE concept proposal.
Phase II: Design Competition Phase
The second phase adopts the method of "Anonymous Review". The shortlisted applicants shall submit design competition works in accordance with the relevant regulations and the requirements of the Design Brief. Each shortlisted applicant (consortium) shall submit only ONE design scheme. The Scheme Review Committee shall review the schemes in detail, conduct full discussion and comparison and give review comments. The Scheme Review Committee shall determine 1 First Prize, 1 Second Prize and 3 unranked Excellence Prizes by registered voting round-by-round.
The competition results of all two phases will be published via the WeChat official account "youfang502", the project homepage, etc.
The schedule of this competition is as follows, and is subject to Beijing time (UTC+8).
An online Information Session will be held in order to give the applicants a more intuitive understanding of the project background, vision and site. Design teams who are interested in this competition are welcome to join.
If you have any questions or anything you want to know about this competition, please send an inquiry email to the email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 17:00, March 9. We will answer them at the meeting.
1. 时间 Time：
March 10, 2023 16:00-17:00 (UTC+8)
2. 参与方式 To Participate：
The Information Session will be held online. There are two ways to join the meeting through “Livestream” in WeChat Channels:
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Search for "youfang502" (ID) in WeChat Channels, hit “Livestream” to enter.
If you are unable to join the meeting through “youfang502” (ID) in WeChat Channels, you can also enter the meeting ID and password in Zoom APP to join the meeting.
会议号 Meeting ID：818 2321 7775
The competition adopts the method of "Open Call" to solicit design proposals from designers around the world. Application requirements are as follows:
Domestic or oversea entities with legal business registration are welcome to participate. An individual or a team of individuals will not be accepted.
There is no qualification requirement.
A design company can register independently or form a consortium applicant (hereafter referred to as "the consortium") with other design company. In a consortium, there should be no more than 3 members (1 leading member + 2 members). Consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member and work distribution. Each member in the consortium shall not apply for the competition alone or participate in another consortium in other names with other entities.
The applicants must designate 1 or 2 chief designers in the application documents.
Designers participating in this international competition should be the registered staff of the application company. The chief designer should participate in the whole process of this international competition including but not limited to the site visit and Q&A sessions. If it is found that the chief designer does not match with the person submitted in the application materials during the international competition, the host/organizer have the right to cancel the qualification.
Two or more legal entities with the same legal representative, parent companies and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, companies that have a controlling relationship shall be regarded as the same applicant and shall not apply for the competition at the same time.
In order to ensure that the designers have an accurate understanding of the background and relevant requirements of this international competition, at least one of the main designers should be a native Chinese speaker.
Applicants must submit email application and paper document before the deadline. Failure to submit email application or paper document in time will be regarded as invalid application. Please refer to Work Rules for details.
The applicant should send the scanned copy of the Application Letter with stamps and signatures and Applicant Information Form to the project email address before the deadline. The subject and the contents of the email should indicate: "Competition of The Deep Sea Museum and Sports Center + names of the applicant".
The deadline for email application: 17:00 (UTC+8), March 30 (Thursday), 2023
Paper Documents for Pre-qualification Application
The completedpaper documents for pre-qualification should be submitted to the designated address before the deadline. Paper documents can be submitted on site or by mail. Application for this competition is subject to the receipt of complete paper documents submitted on site or by mail before deadline. Late arrival or non-conforming materials will not be accepted.
Pre-qualification application documents include (please refer to Work Rules for details):
Company Profile and Credit Files: Paper documents, A4 size, vertical layout, no more than 60 pages.
2. 概念提案——文本：纸质，A3规格，横版, 不超过5页（单面彩色打印）。
Concept Proposal Booklet: Paper documents, A3 size, horizontal layout, no more than 5 pages (single-sided color printing).
Concept Proposal Presentation Boards: KT boards, A1 size, vertical layout, 2 sheets.
Electronic Documents (USB flash drive).
The deadline for Paper Submission of Pre-qualification Documents: 17:00 (UTC+8), April 7 (Friday), 2023
Note: In principle, the first prize winner is the selected applicant for doing the follow-up design of this project. The selected applicant must sign a follow-up design contract with the organizer. If the winner of the first prize refuses to sign the follow-up design contract due to non-force majeure factors, the host will not pay the bonus. At the same time, the host/organizer has the right to determine the second prize winner as the selected applicant based on the results of the scheme review.
Work Contents of Follow-up Design Contract
The work content in the follow-up design contract shall cover schematic design and architectural design development, The design results of each stage must pass the review and the selected applicant is responsible for completing the approval procedures of the design results; the selected applicant shall be responsible for technical disclosure, cooperate with subsequent design development of other majors and cooperate with construction document; the chief designer shall provide necessary quality assurance work in the process of design development and construction (chief designer responsibility system); the selected applicant shall assist the host in completing feasibility study preparation and other approval procedures.
Schematic design work includes but is not limited to the following:
Site master planning, architectural design, structure, electrical, water supply and drainage, HVAC, interior design, intelligent building, fire protection, landscape, green building, gas, elevator, steel structure, curtain wall, road (including opening of intersection), civil air defense, BIM design, sponge city, floodlighting, signage system, comprehensive pipe trench, pipeline access outside the construction land, prefabricated buildings, sports technology, cost estimation and coordination with budget preparation.
Chief Designer Responsibility System
A series of rights and obligations of the chief designer of the selected applicant in the design and construction process will be specified in the follow-up design contract, as well as the subsequent design general contract or EPC contract of the project, including but not limited to:
The chief designer is responsible for reviewing the design of the key architectural details which affect the effect of the building;
The chief designer is responsible for checking all detailed design and construction drawings that affect the overall effect of the building, such as architecture, interior and landscape, then signing for confirmation;
The chief designer is responsible for the selection and sampling of important materials, shall assist in solving technical problems during construction, and ensure high-quality implementation of the design scheme.
The work content is subject to the final signed contract.
Requirements after Winning
The selected applicant should ensure that the design work at each stage meet the requirements of relevant regulations and administrative examination of approval departments of the country, Hainan Province, and Sanya City.
If the selected applicant does not have the Class-A Qualification Certificate in Architectural Industry (Architectural Engineering) or Engineering Design Integrated Qualification Class-A, it should entrust a domestic company with corresponding qualification to assist the selected applicant in the relevant work, so as to ensure that the design works meet the requirement and get approvals. The selected applicant should report the experience and designated team members of the company to be entrusted to the host/organizer before signing the contract and obtain the approval of the host/organizer.
The requirements for the entrusting company: Provide one design experience of public cultural and sports architectural projects with gross floor area of at least 50000 square meters dated from January 1, 2018 to the date when the competition result is announced (subject to the contract signing date). The contract work content must include design development or construction document stage.
The follow-up design contract fee is calculated based on the tentative construction and installation fee of this project, and the bonus already obtained shall be deducted. The basic design fee shall be calculated according to the construction and installation fee approved in the budgetary estimate document as the billing base. The billing rules are as follows:
The total basic design fee of the project is calculated with reference to the Engineering Survey and Design Charge Standard (price  No.10) formulated by the State Development Planning Commission and the Ministry of Construction. The total basic design fee of the project is calculated with the coefficient of specialty as 1, the coefficient of engineering complexity as 1.15, and the additional adjustment coefficient as 1. The contract covers schematic design, architectural design development, related cooperation work and chief designer responsibility work. The follow-up design fee shall be 30% of the total basic design fee. The relevant professional design fees within the project site boundary are all included and will not be billed separately.
The tentative construction and installation fee of this project is about RMB 1.6 billion. The follow-up design fee is tentatively estimated at about RMB 12.63 million, from which competition bonus will be deducted to get the design contract amount.
Please refer to the Work Rules for complete content.
The applicants should ensure that all contents of the design works are all original works produced by themselves and contain no contents which may infringe on the intellectual property rights of a third party. The applicants must not plagiarize other people's work. Otherwise, the applicant involved in infringement shall bear all the legal and economic consequences. The host/organizer has the right to disqualify the applicant from participating in this competition, and will not pay or request returning the bonus.
The intellectual property rights of the design works of the selected applicant belong to the selected applicant. For the design works of the selected applicant, the host/organizer has the exclusive right to use the winning design works (only in this project) after signing the bonus contract with the selected applicant. The intellectual property rights of the design works of shortlisted but not-winning applicants belong to their own. The host/organizer has the right to partially adopt and integrate the design ideas of the shortlisted but not-winning applicant without copying the original design in this project (only this project) after signing the bonus contract with shortlisted but not-winning applicant.
The shortlisted applicant should obtain the prior written consent of the host/organizer before promoting its design works. The host/organizer and co-organizer have the right to use the design works for promotion, publication and display, while the name of the applicant should be mentioned.
Before the Scheme Review and the official announcement of the competition results, applicants or other related personnel are not allowed to disclose, made public or display the design works or any competition-related information/materials in any manner without the permission of the host/organizer. Otherwise, the corresponding party will be investigated for legal liability and the applicants will be disqualified from participating in or winning the competition.
Applicants must submit the application for material download before the deadline for material download application. Once the application is approved, the co-organizer will send the download link of the competition materials by email. The materials include Work Rules and Design Brief, etc. If you have already submitted the pre-registration, there is no need to submit the material download application again, and please check email.
Deadline for material download application: 17:00, March 27 (Monday), 2023 (UTC+8)
Click the button below to fill in the application form for material download application.
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Documents required for the material download application include (JPG, Within 5mb):
Scanned Copy of Business License / Business Registration Certificate (with an Official Stamp)
Scanned Copy of the Project Contact Person's ID / Passport (with an Official Stamp)
If the qualified application is submitted before 17:00 (UTC+8) on workdays, the competition materials will be sent before 24:00 (UTC+8) on the same day; if submitted after 17:00 (UTC+8), they will be sent on the next workday. Please fill in the correct information and wait patiently.
Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Administration
Sanya Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
Position Architecture Co., Ltd, Shenzhen
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