Open Call: Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition

Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition focus on “Bridging”. The theme of the competition is a bridge complex. Careful consideration is needed especially the real site environment near Heshui River, since the main subject Wenxing Bridge will later work as a link, connects the key locations along the river like Linjiang Building and Hunan-Jiangxi Wharf and stitches the banks of Heshui River Blocks and landscape belts when it is implemented. The competition is open to designers and students worldwide and it is aiming to collect original designs under the schemes of a bridge complex with merits like foresight, creativity, and implementation.

As an important renewal zone in the “Rediscover Yongxin” Old City Renewal Plan, Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition is jointly sponsored by the Yongxin County People’s Government and CBC (China Building Centre).The competition focuses on promoting the old city’s renewal plan with the mode of bridge-complex, creating a new local “bridge” life of the old city, taking it as the generator of urban spirit and cultural life, cultivating new urban characteristics, and providing rich and vivid new perspectives, new stages and new highlights for the future life of the old city.

Registration Deadline: 24:00 ( GMT +8), September 1st, 2020
Submission Deadline: 18:00 (GMT +8), September 15th, 2020


First Prize - (1 Team): Honor Certificate + Bonus 300,000 RMB (before tax, around 42,000 USD)
Second Prize - (1 Team): Honor Certificate + Bonus 200,000 RMB (before tax, around 28,000 USD )
Third Prize - (1 Team): Honor Certificate + Bonus 100,000 RMB (before tax, around 14,000 USD)
Honorable Mentions (Several Teams): Honor Certificate

Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition not only aims to connect the physical space on both sides of the river, but also focuses on connecting the old city culture and people’s life, linking the new and old urban areas, and activating the blocks and landscape belts on both sides of the river.

The competition takes bridge-complex as the theme, transcends the conventional “bridge” functions of transportation and tourism, strives for the “bridge” design with a variety of possibilities and implementation. “Building” (refers to Linjiang Building) as an important node will be integrated, linking the life and space of both banks, further would enrich the modern typology content of “bridge”.

Design Scope

1) The site is located at the Hunan-Jiangxi Wharf of the old city on the north bank of Heshui River, across Heshui River, and connects to Style Commercial Street Area on the south bank as well as riverside landscape belts and blocks on both sides. The bridge is about 150 meters long.
2) Bridgehead space at north and south ends.

Research Scope: The spatial relationship among Wenxing Bridge, Linjiang Building, Hunan-Jiangxi Wharf, surrounding important cities and landscape nodes should be researched and expressed in the scheme design.


1) Individual participants and teams are encouraged to register, if architects participate as a group, at least one of the team members should be specialized in architecture or relevant fields, such as planning, landscape, art, and intelligent design, etc.
2) For registration, please log in to the competition website, click “register/sign-up” to register and fill in the information.

For more information, please see the official website.

Download the information related to this competition here.

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Cite: "Open Call: Bridging Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition" 01 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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