Announcement on International Solicitation for
Conceptual Planning and Urban Design of Shuangjiang Lake New Area in Yiwu
Urban Planning Society of China (the organizing supporter) is commissioned by Yiwu Natural Resources and Planning Bureau, and Yiwu Shuangjiang Lake New Area Construction and Development Headquarters (the organizer) jointly to launch this open international solicitation activity for Conceptual Planning and Urban Design of Shuangjiang Lake New Area in Yiwu (hereinafter referred to as “this solicitation activity”). The relevant matters are hereby announced as follows:
Yiwu ranks among the top 100 counties in the country. It is a world-renowned global small commodity trade centre, a key city along the Belt and Road Initiative, a national logistics hub city, a famous city for industrial innovation in the Yangtze River Delta, a demonstration city for common prosperity between urban and rural areas, and China’s only county-level national comprehensive reform pilot zone for international trade.
Yiwu is the intersection of the Land Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road, and an important node city of international and domestic dual circulation. The China-Europe Railway Express radiates to more than 50 countries and more than 160 cities abroad, building a “golden bridge” to enhance exchanges between the East and the West. In Yiwu, there are more than 8,000 foreign-funded institutions of various types, with 15,000 resident foreign businessmen. Tens of thousands of foreign businessmen from more than 100 countries and regions, with different cultures and customs, live and work here in peace and harmony. Internationalization is a unique label of Yiwu.
改革开放以来，从手摇拨浪鼓走街串巷的敲糖换鸡毛，到如今万商云集的国际性小商品集散中心，义乌坚持和深化 “兴商建市”，走出了一条富有自身特色的发展道路。习近平总书记在浙江、上海工作期间先后12 次到义乌调研指导，盛赞义乌的发展具有“莫名其妙、无中生有、点石成金”的特色。
Since the reform and opening up, Yiwu has adhered to and deepened the “prospering business and building the city” concept and embarked on a development path with its own characteristics, from small exchanges in the streets and alleys, to today's international small commodity distribution centre where thousands of merchants gather. During his work in Zhejiang and Shanghai, General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Yiwu 12 times for investigation and guidance, and praised the development of Yiwu as “building up from nothing and turning stones into gold marvellously”.
Entering the new era, Yiwu will take Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as a guide, thoroughly implement the decisions and deployments of the provincial and municipal party committees, keep in mind the entrustment, undertake the mission, strive to build a model city of the world-class business environment and an international model city featuring the world's small commodity capital by 2035, basically build the world small commodity capital, and become a model student of “an important window for comprehensively demonstrating the superiority of the socialist system with Chinese characteristics in the new era”, with the high-quality development at the leading level in the country.
The “Shuangjiang Hydro-junction Project” (hereinafter referred to as “Shuangjiang Lake”)is to use Yiwu's two largest water systems, the Yiwu River and the Nanjiang River, and plan to build an artificial lake with a total area of about 6 square kilometres at their intersection. The project is included in the national “13th Five-Year Plan”, a major water conservancy project in the Taihu Lake Basin of the Yangtze River Delta and the Qiantang River Basin of Zhejiang. It is a national-level water conservancy project focusing on flood prevention and drainage, water supply and improvement of regional water environment, with comprehensive utilization of ecological landscape, leisure tourism, irrigation power generation, combining flood control and shipping. The Shuangjiang Lake area has superior ecological resource conditions. It is adjacent to mountains on the east side, continuing the natural mountainous environment; adjacent to the city on the north side, it will undertake the development and extension of Yiwu’s central urban area, and it will be a valuable place where Yiwu’s future advantageous resources gather.
On August 22, 2017, the Yiwu Municipal Committee reviewed and passed the “Decision of the Yiwu Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China on Promoting the Construction and Development of Shuangjiang Lake”. The decision pointed out that the construction and development of Shuangjiang Lake is a major livelihood event that the people of the city are looking forward to, and a project of vital and lasting importance for the development of Yiwu. It is necessary to adhere to planning guidance, sequential development, and overall development.
In July 2019, the Yiwu Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government formally agreed to establish the Shuangjiang Lake New Area of Yiwu. It is located in the southwest of Yiwu, involving parts of Jiangdong Street, Choujiang Street and Fotang Town, with a total planning area of 65 square kilometres. Shuangjiang Lake New Area is an important strategic development area of Yiwu, an important node of the “Central Zhejiang Science and Technology Innovation Corridor”, a strategic growth pole for Yiwu's future development, transformation and upgrading, a source of innovation, and a smart eco-city. Under the background of building the “International Trade Comprehensive Reform Pilot Zone”, shaping a new image of an international trendy commercial city, and moving from the “Xiuhu Lake Era” to the “Shuangjiang Lake Era”, the construction of Shuangjiang Lake New Area is of great significance to Yiwu.
In order to promote the planning and construction of Shuangjiang Lake New Area in a scientific and orderly manner, highlight its strategic position in supporting the central Zhejiang region to actively integrate into the construction of the core areas of the four major metropolitan areas of Zhejiang, and optimize the land space layout of the new area to shape the lake in the city with a distinctive pattern, set a new city benchmark of “suitable for business, work, living and tourism”, realize the high-quality development of “ecology + wisdom + culture + innovation” in Shuangjiang Lake New Area, aim at the goal of building a world-class quality new city, and practice the ideal of a city born to the lake, the International Solicitation for Conceptual Planning and Urban Design of Shuangjiang Lake New Area in Yiwu is now held.
In line with the principles of openness and fairness, we sincerely invite the world's outstanding and experienced design institutions to participate and propose design schemes with international vision, forward-looking thinking and innovative ideas, to lay a solid foundation for the next step of implementing the construction of a high-quality and international Shuangjiang Lake New Area, making Shuangjiang Lake New Area the finishing touch of Yiwu's urban transformation.
Location of the project
This solicitation activity is divided into three stages, namely “pre-qualification”, “scheme formulation” and “follow-up deepening”.
This solicitation activity opens to all design institutions. Applicant institutions need to provide complete pre-qualification application materials in accordance with the requirements of the “Pre-qualification Document”. After the pre-qualification review, five applicant institutions will be shortlisted to participate in the scheme formulation stage; another two applicant institutions will be selected as alternative applicant institutions, if the shortlisted applicant institutions quit from the scheme formulation stage, the alternative applicant institutions will fill the vacancy in order.
（Ⅱ）Scheme formulation stage
The task in the scheme formulation stage mainly includes:
Focusing on the general goal of Yiwu to build the world's capital of small commodities with high quality and high standards, implement the five major development concepts, adhere to ecological civilization as the guide, modern industry as the support, cultural heritage as the soul, relying on the Shuangjiang Lake, combining with the Fotang Town tourist resort and the construction of Yiwu Science and Technology City, to build Shuangjiang Lake New Area into a green ecological functional area, a smart city model area, a cultural tourism resort, and an innovation-driven demonstration area under the background of high-quality development, and lay a solid foundation for Zhejiang to build the fourth largest metropolitan area and build the world capital of small commodities.
The conceptual planning focuses on connecting with the territorial planning, to study the development positioning, construct future industrial systems, optimize the functional structure of the area, coordinate the layout of production, living and ecological spaces, optimize the comprehensive transportation system, integrate resources, and reshape a business-friendly, liveable, and tourist-friendly new pattern;
The urban design focuses on proposing an innovative model of new area construction, to clarify the spatial layout structure and form, refine the land use function layout, coordinate municipal engineering, systematically shape the characteristic waterfront landscape, improve the quality of public space, and highlight the local culture of Yiwu.
（Ⅲ）Follow-up deepening stage
The applicant institution who is responsible for the follow-up deepening stage must absorb the advantages of other schemes according to the opinions of the jury committee and the organizer, to revise, improve and deepen the scheme; to comprehensively integrate functional formats, spatial forms, landscape features, traffic organization, infrastructure facilities, and underground space development, deepen the design of landscape and environmental elements, and form an integrated scheme with innovative ideas and waterfront characteristics.
The scope is divided into two spatial levels, namely “conceptual planning research” and “urban design”.
Conceptual planning research scope: that is the administrative are of Shuangjiang Lake New Area, located in the southwestern part of Yiwu; it is mainly the area south of Huancheng South Road, connecting Lugang New Area and the central urban area to the north, Jinyi New Area and Hengdian in Dongyang to the south, involving parts of Jiangdong Street, Choujiang Street and Fotang Town, with an area of about 65 square kilometres.
Urban design scope: that is the area surrounding the Shuangjiang Lake, with Fotang Avenue in the east, Qingyun Avenue in the north, Wuzhou Avenue-Shugang Expressway in the west, and Fugang Avenue-Guihua Road in the north, covering an area of about 17 square kilometres (including the Shuangjiang Hydro-junction Project with an area of about 6 square kilometres). The construction land within the urban growth boundary is about 6.1 square kilometres; in order to reflect the integrity of the urban design around the lake, some non-constructive land is also included. (see the attached figures)
Scope of the project
This solicitation activity opens application to domestic and foreign institutions that are legally registered and have research and design experience similar to this project. Domestic institutions must have one of Grade-A qualification of urban and rural planning formulation, or Grade-A qualification of architecture and construction engineering; foreign institutions must have one of the relevant qualifications of strategy consulting, urban and rural planning, or architecture design issued by the competent authority or relevant industry organizations of their home country or region. Applicant institutions should have corresponding consulting abilities on strategic research and urban design.
This project encourages application by consortium of domestic and foreign institutions, but the consortium shall not have more than three members, and the members of the consortium are not allowed to apply separately on their own or form another consortium. Applicant institutions must have corresponding industry research capabilities; if not, they can hire industry consulting agencies (or experts) as consultants or form a consortium. If a foreign applicant institution consorts with a domestic applicant institution, qualification requirements for the domestic institution are the same as above. The qualification requirements of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan institutions shall refer to the requirements of foreign applicant institutions. Applications by individuals or groups of individuals will not be accepted. For two or more legal entities whose legal representative is the same person, the parent company, the wholly-owned subsidiary and the holding company are not allowed to apply at the same time.
Applicant institutions with experience in similar projects will be given priority:
1) rich research capabilities and practical experience in comprehensive strategic research for the development of new urban areas and lakeside areas;
2) rich design experience in urban design, waterfront environment, architectural style, public space, etc.
The professionals involved in this project must be the current registered staff of the applicant institution; the chief designer must have experience in directing several similar projects. The chief designer and team members must participate in the whole process of this solicitation activity (project release conference and site survey, scheme design, and on-site presentation, etc.). The project team needs to be fully equipped with different professional types of work, and have comprehensive research capabilities in industry, transportation, and space. The professional team of the foreign applicant institution should include at least one member who is proficient in Chinese to ensure the accurate understanding of the regional background and relevant requirements.
Ⅴ.Fees and Awards
Five applicant institutions will be shortlisted to participate in the scheme formulation stage. After the shortlisted applicant institutions submit valid application documents in accordance with the requirements of the Solicitation Document, the jury committee will review and determine the ranking of schemes, and award the corresponding design fees (bonus or compensation).
The first place: a bonus of RMB 3 million (including tax);
The second place: a bonus of RMB 2 million (including tax);
The third place: a bonus of RMB 1.5 million (including tax);
The fourth and the fifth places: a compensation of RMB 1 million (including tax) respectively;
The design fee for the follow-up deepening stage will be RMB 1.5 million (including tax).
After comprehensive consideration, the organizer will select one of the applicant institutions that have won the top three places as the design institution for the follow-up deepening stage. Specific matters will be negotiated according to follow-up arrangements; and another contract shall be signed.
However, the applicant institution who fail to submit application documents within the prescribed time, or whose application documents are not acceptable according to the requirements of the Solicitation Document, or whose qualifications have been revoked, will not be paid the design bonus.
It is planned to determine the shortlist of applicant institutions and organize the site survey and hold the project release conference in mid-August 2023 in Yiwu. The chief designer and the team members of the applicant institutions are required to attend the conference. The design period of the scheme formulation stage is about 90 calendar days (including holidays) from the date of the project release conference.
August 25, 2023
Project release conference and site survey
October 8, 2023
Mid-term result communication meeting
November 20, 2023
Submission of design documents
Late November, 2023
Scheme review conference
Note: The above time is based on Beijing time, and the organizer reserves the right to make timely adjustments to specific arrangements such as time, venue, and organization method according to the actual situation.
Any applicant who intends to participate in this solicitation activity shall register first. After downloading the application form (Appendix 1) and completing the application information, the applicant shall send it to the designated email address email@example.com. After receiving the application form, the organizing supporter will reply with the Prequalification Document and other related documents by email.
Prequalification application documents shall be made in strict accordance with relevant requirements, and can be submitted by on-site submission or express delivery. If submit by express delivery, please reserve enough time for the express transportation; a letter of authorization by the legal representative shall be presented if submit on site.
Submission time and place for the prequalification application documents: The applicant institutions should submit the printed prequalification application documents to the designated address before 16:00 on August 14, 2023, and send all electronic prequalification application documents to the designated email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). The submission address for the printed documents is as follows: Urban Planning Society of China, North Annex Building of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, No.9 Sanlihe Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, Miss Zhang (the addressee), 010-58323854. The time for submission is 09:00-16:00 on working days. Prequalification application documents that are overdue or do not meet the requirements will not be accepted. In case of special circumstances such as pandemic control, the time or address will be notified.
Announcement of prequalification result: The selecting result of shortlisted applicant institutions will be announced within 30 calendar days after the deadline for submission of prequalification application documents.
Contact: Miss Lei 010-58323868, Miss Zhang 010-58323854
Telephone consultation time: 09:00-11:00 and 14:00-16:00 on working days
The announcement is issued on the website of Urban Planning Society of China (www.planning.org.cn), the website of Zhejiang Government Procurement (https://zfcg.czt.zj.gov.cn/), and the Service Information Website of Yiwu (http://www.yw.gov.cn/col/col1229187644/index.html). The amendments and supplements to this announcement are subject to the contents published on the above websites. If there is any inconsistency between Chinese and English, the content in Chinese shall prevail.
July 25 2023