During the Olympics in Rio, on the afternoon of August 13rd, an international landmark design “Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition kicked off at Beijing Parkview Green and called for international design powers.
1 Organizer & Undertaker
Organized by: Country Garden Group, COUNTRY GARDEN PACIFICVIEW
Undertaken by: Architecture Technique Magazine
Co-organized by: All Moving Space
Support Association: World Architecture Festival
2 Project Background
Country Garden﹒Forest City, situated at the mouth of the river near the border of Malaysia and Singapore, spans about 20 square kilometers and will be an ecological and smart city created by Country Garden with its 24 years’ development experience and green concept joining hands with an international elite team.
Forest City is a reclaimed land from sea neighboring to Malaysia ecological wetland and the world’s second largest mangrove forest reserves (about 10,000 acres) and stretches tens of kilometers’ coastlines, thus becoming a global habitable land of clean water and air.
By far, some projects like the sales center, transportation center, fisherman’s wharf have been finished, Forest City hotel is to be done at the end of this year, and construction of surrounding lands are around the corner. Therefore, Country Garden Group is open to the public for the architectural design of landmark building embodying the concept of forest city so as to further next construction works.
3 Competition Goal
This competition is an act strategized to guide the future of forest city, improve the efficiency of land use and enhance the quality of space and environment. It aims to accomplish the following three objectives.
3.1 To implement the concept of three-dimensional transportation, emphasize the connection of transit center and rail transit, and realize the mode of TOD.
3.2 To give the full play to the role of internationally first-class planning directing the construction of public spaces.
3.3 To set the landmark building as an example in the construction of an ecological city.
4 Competition Brief
This competition includes the design of plot A and B totaling 8.9 hectares and urban design research of plot A, B, C and D totaling 24.0 hectares. The design should clearly describe and define the overall objective and guiding strategy, build up a stable and sustainable urban space development framework, specify the architectural groups, interconnection of different transportation, spatial structure, functions and forms to the strategic requirement of regional and urban development, develop a master blueprint framework and spatial planning scheme so as to set up a clear target and basis for follow-up architectural design.
Conceptual design: a building complex incorporated with extremely iconic, creative, unique, ecological, coastal, concise idea and co-existent in good harmony with peripheral buildings and landforms.
5 Design Basis
Malaysia Codes (download from http://www.bgy-competition.com/)
6 Time Schedule
- 2016.10.15 Deadline of registration for Country Garden﹒Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition.
- 2016.10.31 Deadline of design submittals for Country Garden﹒Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition.
- 2016.11.20 Expert Review Meeting in Shanghai for all deliverables of Country Garden﹒Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition.
- 2016.11.21 Jury Meeting and Design Forum of Country Garden﹒Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition in Shanghai.
- 2017.01 Awarding Ceremony of Country Garden﹒Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition.(Place to be determined).
Note: The competition schedule developed by organizer will be in Beijing time.
7 Basic Rules
To be open, scientific and practical, this open competition will be evaluated by a professional team and selected out the winning teams.
Competition participants will register on the official website(http://www.bgy-competition.com/) to get basic materials and post any questions online to which answers will be given in public.
All the participating design units will need to develop the urban design to include but not limited to: connection of transportation inside and outside the land, group relations, non-motorized transportation system, land layout of rail transit stations, over-ground space and etc.; conceptual architectural design to include but not limited to: architectural master layout plan, plan, section and elevation drawings, and design analysis diagram of green buildings; renderings to include: overall aerial view, perspective of buildings and people (no less than two drawings), perspective of key space’s interior (expression of important public space).
7.3 Undertaking unit will organize expert review meeting to select one winner of first prize, two winners of second prize and three winners of third prize from professional candidates, two winners of excellent prizes and four winners of participating prize from students’ team. http://www.bgy-competition.com/
8 Evaluation and Awards
Jury Members and Their Perspectives About the Competition
ADRIAN SMITH - Architect of International Renown
BENJAMIN WARNER - Managing Director of RSH in Shanghai of Engineering
ROBERTO BANNURA - Director of Steven Holl Architects Beijing Office
ROCCO YIM - Executive Director of Rocco Design Architects Limited of Engineering
JIANG HUANCHENG - Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering Academy of Engineering
CUI KAI - Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
HE JINGTANG - Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
MENG JIANMIN - Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering of Engineering
“Academicians will never make endorsement for enterprise, but I came to this Country Garden press conference, because I don’t think I’m here for endorsement, instead, I’m here for a cause.” Academician Jiang Huancheng said, the construction land in many cities has already hit the ceiling, and building skyscrapers becomes inevitable. However, there are many problems in tall buildings, such as low efficiency, high energy consumption, poor safety and comfort, etc. Country Garden Forest City is definitely a beneficial exploration, endeavored to solve the discomfort in tall buildings, which means feet on the ground in popular words, and green, ecological and environmental-friendly in the official way.
Green architecture is a common pursue for Chinese and foreign architects. In Benjamin Warner’s point of view, architectures must be considered together with the environment, and also take social and cultural responsibilities, which can bear the test of time for even 100 years.
Roberto said: “When we make land development, the key point is that we need to keep it sustainable. We should compensate to the natural environment instead of destroying it.” They both felt headache on the congested city, but have positive views on the Forest City with dimensional and vertical green landscape design.
Winners will have the opportunity to establish strategic partnership with Forest City project in ways of participating follow-up design works; the winners of students get the opportunity to practice in the Country Garden or get the opportunity to work in Forest City.
9 Copyright & Legal Issues
8.1 All deliverables will be claimed by the design team in authorship rights and won’t be returned after evaluation. Moreover, the organizing and undertaking units will reserve rights to borrow any reasonable elements of the deliverables.
8.2 The design fees incurred for this competition has covered the cost for the buyout of deliverables (intellectual property) by organizer.
8.3 Organizer and undertaker is entitled to use all deliverables for free, including publicizing the competition results, introducing, demonstrating or evaluating the design works via media, magazine, books, periodicals or other mediums.
9.4 All design works should be original without any infringement of third party’s intellectual property, and the design party shall be liable to take all legal consequences and be disqualified from this competition in any occasion of infringement.
Language and time: This competition will be in both Chinese and English in all manners. The competition schedule developed by organizer will be in Beijing time.
Title“Olympics”—“Green Skyline • Country Garden • Forest City Landmark Architecture International Design Competition
TypeCompetition Announcement (Built Projects & Masterplans)
Registration Deadline15/10/2016 01:01
Submission Deadline31/10/2016 01:01