The planning and construction of Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City is an important measure of Zhongshan City to study and implement Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the guiding principles of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), put into practice the guiding principles from General Secretary Xi Jinping's major speeches, follow the strategic plan of the 4th Plenary Session of the 12th Guangdong Provincial CPC Committee, vigorously integrate into the new regional development pattern of "One Core, One Belt, One Zone" constructing by Guangdong Province, and strive to construct a strong point for integration and development between the east and west banks of the Pearl River, the hub city of the coastal economic belt, and an important pole of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City, located in the south of Zhongshan Cuiheng New District and the geographical center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, is the new engine for Zhongshan to implement the "Three Orientations" placed on the city by Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, promote quality economic development, build a modern economic system, and break new ground in opening up. As an important development platform of Zhongshan, the Science City will be an example for implementing the five development concepts: innovation, coordination, green development, opening up, and sharing, and be built with efforts into the leading area for innovation-driven development, the demonstration area for integrated development between both banks of the Pearl River, an important platform of the sci-tech innovation center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, and the new international and modern urban center.

In order to give full play to the strategic value of Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City and accelerate its development and construction, International Consultation on the Urban Design of Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City is being organized by the Management Committee of Zhongshan Cuiheng New District with an aim to collect forward-looking and innovative urban design concepts and spatial plans at home and abroad. Through comprehensive planning research and systematic design, it is going to build for Zhongshanan an urban new center by internationally advanced standard as well as with beautiful space, a development demonstration area where technological innovation functions are concentrated and diversified cooperation and exchanges are carried out, and meanwhile, to provide framework design guidelines for follow-up planning and construction so as to guide its high-level planning and high-standard construction.

The urban design scope of this International Consultation is as well the scope of Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City, and is located in the south of Cuiheng New District. It extends to Cuiheng Express in the north, the Pearl River Estuary in the east, the south boundary of the starting area of Cuiheng New District in the south, and Damao Watercourse in the west, covering a total area of 18.27 km2 (within which the land area is about 13 km2).

The research scope of this International Consultation shall be appropriately expanded on the background of the regional development such as Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, etc., and its planning & design shall be carried out in combination with relevant major projects of surrounding areas.

Open consultation is adopted to highlight the open, scientific and practical natures of international consultation. It will be divided into two stages, namely, "the Stage of Pre-qualification and Conceptual Proposal" and "the Stage of Official Design". A jury panel consisting of invited experts will carry out review at each stage. At the stage of pre-qualification and conceptual proposal, six (6) design firms (and two[2] alternatives) will be selected and issued the Invitation to Formulate the Design Scheme. At the stage of official design, the jury panel of experts will vote the top three (3) schemes (in order) by open ballots. The corresponding bonus (tax included) of each place is as follows:

1st Prize: RMB Five Million Yuan (¥5,000,000.00 Yuan);

2nd Prize: RMB Three Million Yuan (¥3,000,000.00 Yuan);

3rd Prize: RMB Two Million (¥2,000,000.00 Yuan);

4th Prize to 6th Prize: RMB One Million Yuan (¥1,000,000.00 Yuan).

This International Consultation is open to global registration, while domestic urban planning qualifications of PRC are not required. Design firms with research experience in urban planning and design of waterfront or coastal cities, or with design competence and rich practical experience in integrated urban space design are welcomed to register independently or in the form of consortium.

Design firms who are interested in this International Consultation can visit the website of ABBS Architecture Forum (,"Bidding Announcement"), or the website of Shenzhen Urban Design Center ("Demands"), to download its Working Rule and Design Brief for the specific requirements, and register for it by submitting the application documents and conceptual proposal before 17:00, July 31, 2018 (Beijing Time).