Announcement on Public Registration for “2019 Xiong’an Urban Facilities Design Competition”

TEXT:CAFA ART INFO    TIME: 2020.1.2

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In order to build high-quality urban facilities, improve the quality of urban space and foster Xiong’an’s reputation as a livable city, the 2019 Xiong’an Urban Facilities Design Competition, sponsored by the Xiong’an New Area Management Committee and organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and a list of organizations from Xiong’an New Area including the Bureau of Planning & Construction of, the Leading Group Office on the Digital City Initiative, the Planning Research Center and the Urban Planning and Design Institute, is set to officially launch and open to registration at midnight on December 29. The organizers earnestly welcome outstanding urban facility design teams, designers, and design enthusiasts from both China and abroad to participate in this competition. More information is available at xauf.cafa.edu.cn.

Under the guideline of “creating history and pursuing art” the competition will focus on forward-looking planning, high-standard construction and high-quality development, follow the principle of “global vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics, and high goals” and promote the planning and construction of both the digital ‘smart’ and real dimension of a city. It aims to pool as much public wisdom as possible, build a collaborative platform, and encourage public participation to enrich the culture of the city with better designs and elevate the glamor of the city by art. It will create a landscape of ecological friendliness, featured with freshness, brightness, appropriate intensity, and dotted wetlands. The competition is expected to contribute to the planning and construction of the Xiong’an New Area. Through such events like granting awards, seminars, exhibitions, and publishing and implementing new designs, designers, artists, manufacturing enterprises and consumers can be connected, a circular-flow from design, manufacturing to implementation can be put into place, and a design-steered industrial chain of urban facilities can become a reality. Ultimately, the Xiong’an New Area will get new impetus from these events to upgrade its industry structure and promote high-quality development.

With an eye on the ongoing projects in the Xiong’an New Area, like urban communities and suburban parks, this event aims to collect design ideas for some 20 much-needed urban functional facilities and amenities, such as vehicle obstructions, bicycle-sharing systems, guide signs, street lights, seatings, garbage cans, billboards, landscape artworks, pavilions, planters, utility hole covers, tree grilles, and temporary roadblocks. Specifically, it will focus on the design elements of urban facilities, such as functions, styles, sizes, scales, materials, colors, and settings. The designs should be practical, in harmony with the landscape, in tune with the context, artistically innovative, and equipped with smart technologies.etc. They are expected to be artistic and customer-friendly, highlight the distinctiveness of Xiong’an, get inspirations from the new development ideas in China, and help foster a diverse and dynamic urban environment.  

The organizers will collect applications from a Professional Group and a Public Group, respectively. The Professional Group is expected to design the systemic solutions to urban facility-related issues in both urban and suburban areas, a task that will tap on the design and technical prowess of professional institutions. In contrast, the public group is free to choose among the designated areas to carry out individual urban facilities design, a way that can give full play to the innovative ideas of design enthusiasts. Based on such criteria, including functionality, artistry, innovation, smartness, ecology-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness, the public, and the experts will select the finalists from the candidate designs. One first-prize winner, two second-prize winners, three third-prize winners, and one Popularity Award winner will stand out from the Professional Group, and the first prize winner will earn an amount of 2.1 million RMB bonus. Eight first-prize winners, 20 second-prize winners, 30 third-prize winners, and 20 Popularity Award winners will be selected from the Public Group, and the first price winners will earn an amount of 200000 RMB bonus each. After granting the awards, the organizers will refine the award-winning designs based on the specific needs from the further projects in the Xiong’an New Area. They will also invite the most renowned urban facility manufacturers to move forward with sample-making and installation exhibitions.

Call for Public Registration for

 “2019 Xiong’an Urban Facilities Design Competition”

In order to build high-quality urban facilities, improve the quality of urban space and foster the reputation of Xiong’an as a city, the 2019 Xiong’an Urban Facilities Design Competition, sponsored by the Administration Committee for the Xiong’an New Area in Hebei Province and organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and a list of organizations from Hebei Xiong’an New Area including the Bureau of Planning & Construction of, the Leading Group Office on the Digital City Initiative , the Planning Research Center  and the Urban Planning and Design Institute, is officially launched and open to public registration at midnight on December 29th. The organizers earnestly welcome outstanding urban facility design teams, designers and design enthusiasts from both China and abroad to participate in this competition.

Under the guideline of “creating history and pursuing art”, the competition will focus on forward-looking planning, high-standard construction and high-quality development,  follow the principle of global vision, international standards, Chinese characteristics, and high goals and promote the planning and construction of both the digital ‘smart’ and real dimension of a city. It aims to pool as much public wisdom as possible, build a collaborative platform and encourage public participation in order to enrich the urban cultural spirit with strong design and to ensure that art enhances the charm  of the city.

It will create a landscape of ecological friendliness, featured with freshness, brightness, appropriate intensity and dotted wetlands. The competition is expected to contribute to the planning and construction of the Xiong’an New Area. Through such events like granting awards, seminars, exhibitions and publishing and implementing new designs, designers, artists, manufacturing enterprises and consumers can be connected with each other, a circular flow from design and manufacturing to construction and foster a design-led supply chain of urban facilities. In the end, it will realize the industrial upgrading and high-quality development of the Xiong’an New Area.

 OVERVIEW

Project Name: 2019 Xiong’an Urban Facility Design Competition

Design Scope: Design scope is limited to the Xiong’an New Area, to be divided into two categories: urban design and suburban design, and three design sites (see details in 1. Contents).

Competition Mode: Open to the public. The competition is divided into a Professional Group and a Public Group.

Organizations:

 (1) Host Entity:

Management Committee of Xiong’an New Area

 (2) Organizer:

Central Academy of Fine Arts

Planning and Construction Bureau of Hebei Xiong’an New Area

Digital City Construction Leading Group Office of Hebei Xiong’an New Area

Hebei Xiong’an New Area Planning Research Center

Xiong’an Urban Planning and Design Institute

 (3) Co-organizers:

Architectural Society of China

Chinese Urban Sculpture Artists Association

China Construction Culture and Art Association

Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture

Architecture and Culture Society of China

China National Interior Decoration Association

China Association for Standardization Urban Facility Branch

National Technical Committee for the Standardization of Urban Public Facilities

National Technical Committee for the Standardization of Smart Buildings and Digital Residential Areas

  ELIGIBILITY 

 PROFESSIONAL GROUP

①Joint applications by consortiums are allowed in this competition. Participating organizations should be either registered legal entities or joint project teams composed of several registered legal entities, whose professional background(s) may public art, architecture, planning, landscape, art design and other related fields.

②Eligibility:  (Entry Requirements:)

A. Design institutions within the territory of the People's Republic of China shall have an enterprise registration certificate. Qualifying requirements for design institutions from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan are subject to the requirements for foreign institutions.

B.Design institutions outside mainland China (referring to those registered outside the mainland China, including those registered in Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, and Taiwan) shall have a certificate of enterprise registration issued by a competent government department in the country or region where they are located;

C. Every institution of a consortium shall sign a joint agreement forming a consortium. There should be no more than three institutional members in one consortium.

   PUBLIC GROUP

Applications can be made in the name of a team or an individual. Applications are possible both from within China and abroad. There is no limit to the number of participating teams. There should be no more than five signed authors for the designs submitted by each team.

 SCHEDULE 

 PROFESSIONAL GROUP 

Registration time: at 00: 00 on Dec 29th, 2019 to 24:00 on Jan 4, 2019 (Beijing time)

Time for field survey: Any one day during January 9th-15th, 2020 (Beijing time)

Deadline: March 15th, 2020, 24:00 (Beijing time)

PUBLIC GROUP 

Registration time: 00: 00 on Dec 29th, 2019 to 24:00 on Mar 10th, 2019 (Beijing time)

Field survey: No field survey

Deadline: March 10th, 2020, 24:00 (Beijing time)

 AWARDS 

 PROFESSIONAL GROUP

①Each of the 12 participating institutional entities selected through expert

evaluation will receive a design fee of 500,000 RMB (pre-tax).(However, if designs

are not submitted within the specified period or if designs do not meet competition requirements, no design fee will be paid.)

②Awards and Prizes:

First prize: 1 winner, 2.1 million RMB (pre-tax)

Second prize: 2 winners, 1 million RMB/winner (pre-tax)

Third prize: 3 winners, 700,000 RMB/winner (pre-tax)

Popularity award: 1 winner, 100,000 RMB (pre-tax)

Note: Prizes for the professional group do not include the design fee.

  PUBLIC GROUP 

①Winning institutions/individuals shall be selected through expert jury.

②Awards and Bonuses:

First prize: 8 winners, 100,000 RMB/entity (pre-tax)

Second prize: 20 winners, 25,000 RMB/entity (pre-tax)

Third prize: 30 winners, 15,000 RMB/entity (pre-tax)

Popularity award: 20 winners, 5,000 RMB/entity (pre-tax)

Note: The sum of prize money and design fees will remain constant. However, the organizing committee reserves the right to adjust the specific amount awarded to each entity in accordance with submitted final designs and evaluation results. All design fees and prize monies for both the professional group and the public group shall be paid in RMB.

Other Terms and Conditions

(1) In line with the principles of openness and fairness, all evaluations during the competition (including the professional group and the public group) shall be put under on-site supervision from a third-party notary office.

(2) All copyrights for the works submitted by the finalists in the professional group and the winners in the public group, excluding the authorship right, shall belong to the organizer of the competition (The Administration Committee for the Xiong’an New Area).

(3) All documents and correspondence of participants in the Professional Group and the Public Group regarding this event shall be written in Chinese.

(4) Taxes on the prize money or design fee (including all taxes payable both within and without China) and all expenses incurred during consultation shall be solely borne by the competitors.

(5) Individuals and organizational entities applying to enter this competition shall be deemed to have acknowledged all the terms contained in this announcement.

(6) The Administration Committee for the Xiong’an New Area reserves the right to interpret all and any terms contained in this announcement.

(7) This event and all the documents produced during this event will apply the laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.

 TO PARTICIPATE

Registration website: xauf.cafa.edu.cn

Contribution email: 

Professional Group: xauf2019_pro@cafa.edu.cn

Public Group: xauf2019_pub@cafa.edu.cn 

 CONTACT

Contact Person: Ms. Mu & Ms. Huang

Tel.: +86-010-64771465, +86-010-64717512

Email: xauf2019@cafa.edu.cn

Registration method

1. Please click the left corner bottom to read the original text and enter the official website of public collection for 2019 Xiong'an urban furniture design scheme.

2. Press and copy the official website: xauf.cafa.edu.cn to enter the official registration channel.


Edited by Emily Weimeng Zhou

Courtesy of the organizer. For more information, please visit http://xauf.cafa.edu.cn.