本次竞赛由陕西省西咸新区开发建设管理委员会主办，西咸新区自然资源和规划局、住房和城乡建设局协办，西咸新区丝路经济带能源金融贸易区管理办公室承办，其目的是征集出具有前瞻性、创新性和地方性的卓越建筑设计方案，打造具有国际影响力的城市文化新地标。The International Architectural Design Competition for Civic Center, Qin Chuangyuan Jinwan Sci-tech Innovation Area, Xixian New Area is about to kick off and the pre-registration now opens to interested design teams all around the globe.
This Competition, hosted by Xixian New Area Construction Administrative Committee of Shaanxi Province, co-hosted by Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau of Xixian New Area, and organized by Administrative Office of Silk Road Economic Belt Energy Finance and Trade Zone, Xixian New Area, calls for visionary, innovative and site-specific high-quality architectural design proposals to create a new urban culture landmark with international influence.
Located between the built areas of Xi'an and Xianyang in Shaanxi Province, Xixian New Area is the seventh national district approved by the State Council, and the first National New Area themed on innovative urban development. It shoulders the key mission of the national strategy to create an important hub for China's opening to the west, a new engine for development of west China, and an example of new urbanization with Chinese characteristics, and serves as a major window of the innovation-driven Qin Chuangyuan Platform of Shaanxi.
Located in the center of Guanzhong's urban clusters and Xi'an metropolitan area, the Energy Finance and Trade Zone (including Energy Finance and Trade Area and Cultural and Education Park Area) is the core area of the new center and new axis of the Greater Xi'an. It is also the only functional area featured by energy finance in Shaanxi Pilot Free Trade Zone, assuming the important function of developing Xixian New Area into an important financial, business and trade core area in northwest China. At the same time, the Energy Finance and Trade Area, as a pioneering area of Qin Chuangyuan, will contribute to building a leading source and platform of innovation-driven development across the province, and produce a strong impetus for high-quality development in Shaanxi Province.
As the core area and main location for developing the new center and new axis of the Greater Xi'an, after years of intensive efforts, the Energy Finance and Trade Zone has achieved fruitful results. Among all, Jinwan Sci-tech Innovation Area focuses on headquarters economy, emerging finance, business and trade services and scientific and technological R&D. Thanks to its prominent location, transportation, ecological advantages and high-quality built space, it is becoming an attractive industrial and talent destination in the region.
Public cultural facilities are important carriers for inheritance and development of urban culture. In order to further upgrade the overall service capacity of Xixian New Area, and create a high-quality new center and new axis for the Greater Xi'an, Xixian New Area decided to accelerate the construction of the Civic Center in Qin Chuangyuan Jinwan Sci-tech Innovation Area, and make it an urban parlor with international influence, an important showcase of the new center and new axis of the Greater Xi'an, a waterfront activity center for citizens, and a new urban culture landmark. In the future, the Civic Center will significantly demonstrate the competitiveness and strength of the new area in urban culture, realize the cultural rights and interests of the people for a better life, enable the sharing of the development outcome by all, and make public culture the most eye-catching highlight in the urban backdrop of Xixian New Area.
Work Scope of the Competition
设计协调范围：用地面积约 1 平方公里，与四馆一塔、金湾科创区东西绿廊两侧等周边地块进行一体化设计，做好协调与衔接工作；
Design coordination scope: about 1 km² to be coordinated, connected and designed as a whole with the surrounding plots, including the four museums and one pagoda, and both sides of the east-west green corridor in Jinwan Sci-tech Innovation Area.
Architectural design scope: about 18.5 ha. in total for conceptual architectural design, including three plots and the surrounding green space, namely:
Plot I: Sci-tech Center
The Sci-tech Center is planned with a GFA of about 60,000 m² above grade on a 3.83 ha site. It will serve the core function as Qin Chuangyuan Sci-tech Display Center while also providing such functions as youth activity center, women and children activity center, and small theater.
Plot II: Culture Center
The Culture Center is planned with a GFA of about 37,000 m² above grade on a 2.66 ha site. It will serve the core functions as a cultural and art block and a leisure and commercial street, while also providing such functions as performing arts center and library.
Plot III: Sports Center
The Sports Center is planned with a GFA of about 60,000 m² above grade on a 4.01 ha site. It will serve the core function as a national fitness center while also providing such functions as natatorium and outdoor sports venue.
There is no qualification requirement for this International Competition. To encourage the involvement of leading design firms from both at home and abroad, the design teams may register for the Competition in “1+N” format.
“1” refers to the chief architect / coordinator team responsible for the overall design and coordination of the three plots. To enhance the diversity in architectural ideas and the viability of implementation, the aforesaid team is suggested to join hands with “N” team(s) specialized in cultural planning, business operation, architectural design, and landscape architecture. Where the three plots are designed by different chief creative teams, the specific plot each team works on shall be indicated.
The official announcement of the Competition will be released in early July to solicit the participation of design firms from around the globe. Twelve design firms will be shortlisted to enter the architectural design phase and the top five proposals will be selected through evaluation. After that, the corresponding five design teams will develop and detail the design as required by the the evaluation comments and the Host. The final ranking is subject to the decision of the Host.
Host: Xixian New Area Construction Administrative Committee of Shaanxi Province
Co-host: Natural Resources and Planning Bureau of Xixian New Area, Housing and Urban-Rural Development Bureau of Xixian New Area
Organizer: Administrative Office of Silk Road Economic Belt Energy Finance and Trade Zone, Xixian New Area
Interested design firms are welcome to go through the pre-registration procedure and prepare for the Competition. Please kindly note that the Pre-registration Form will not serve as the basis of official registration, and work scope of the Competition is subject to the official announcement. Please stay tuned.