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Solicitation of International Plans for Conceptual Architectural Design of Chongqing Cuntan Cruise Terminal TOD


1. Background


The planning and construction of Cuntan area with high standards is a practice to thoroughly implement instructions on Chongqing proposed by General Secretary Xi Jinping, including the building of a sound political atmosphere, the positioning and goals of Chongqing as“dual geographic importance, twin goals and parallel progress”, Chongqing’s “three roles”and promotion for the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle. In addition, it is an important part for the implementation of action plan of the urban improvement , for the promotion of the governance improvement of "Two Rivers and Four Banks", and for the construction of an international consumption center city and an global renowned cultural tourism destination.


Cuntan International New City will be guided by promoting high-quality development for high-quality life. We should adhere to world vision, international standards, and Chongqing characteristics, and build it into an international consumption gathering area, an important part of international consumption center, a new important place for city image demonstration, a new windows to outside world. In this way, New City can turn into an important growth pole for Chongqing's high-quality development.


The planned area of Cuntan International New City covers about 6 square kilometers. It will be comprehensively based on the core area of Cuntan International Cruise Terminal, simultaneously driving the overall improvement of the bonded economic zone and Jinshan area. This will lead to a new modern international city featuring internationalization, green elements, intelligentized applications and humanity atmosphere. Specifically, the new city enjoys functional integration, facility and transportation connectivity and and linkage in a complementary way. Besides, the new city can be coordinated with Yingbin Peninsula of Jiguanshi in Nan'an District in terms of urban functions, transportation, and city forms. Complementary development will be highlighted for the potential tapping of Cuntan cruise terminal and for creation of a welcoming portal for guests of both sides of Yangtze river.


The planned area of the core area of Cuntan International Cruise Terminal covers 1.6 square kilometers. It will create the first port of global inland cruises that integrates ship, port, city, tour, shopping and entertainment, and lead to a core functional area of high-end international consumer, business, and exchanges with prominent functions of service, trade, and tourism.


The Cuntan International Cruise Center of this solicitation is a major functional facility and an important landmark building that promotes the overall construction of the Cuntan International Cruise Terminal and the Cuntan International New City.


 2. Location


Chongqing Cuntan International Cruise Center is determined to settle in the Cuntan Port area of Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, the north bank of the Yangtze River (about 6 kilometers east of the junction of the Yangtze and the Jialing River). It turns out to be the city skyline in the core area of the joint of the two rivers in its south, and to be adjacent to the Cuntan Free Trade Zone in its north (Nanshan Mountain across the river can be seen). The cruise center covers distance of about 12 kilometers away from Chongqing Jiangbei Airport, and lasts about 13 minutes to Chongqing Bei Railway Station (Figure 1).


Figure 1: location


3. Scope and Design



The design scope includes the above-ground and the underground building, with capacity building area of about 100,000 square meters.

The above-ground building design scope covers the north of Hebai Road and south of Haier Road, with 2.0 hectares land area , with capacity building area of about 100,000 square meters. (Figure 2). 



Figure 2: The above-ground building design scope                


  Figure 3: The underground building design and coordination research scope


The underground building design and coordination research scope with 3.9 hectares land area . The north side of Rail Line 9 platform is the design scope, the south side of Rail Line 9 platform is the coordination research scope (Figure 3).


4. Design Requirements


The plan design should be based on in-depth research on the background, fully consider the natural resource elements such as mountains, waters, beaches, slopes, ridges, and cliffs, and handle the relationship between the building and the natural background such as mountains, topography, and waters. We should also tap the potential of natural and humanistic landscape, and figure out unique urban landscape elements for creating landmark buildings featuring Chongqing style at the international level. These international buildings can also mirror green elements, intelligentized applications and humanity atmosphere, thus demonstrating “a Land of Natural Beauty, a City of Cultural Appeal.”


We should carry out the "people-oriented" design concept, plan the pedestrian and vehicle traffic organization among the port, Cuntan International Cruise Center and Cuntan Cruise Terminal TOD in a scientific way. This will realize easy transfer and the seamless connection between property of Cuntan Cruise Terminal TOD and all kinds of transportation facilities , thus leading to a new gateway of the city and a new window for Cuntan.


We should carry out investment estimation for the plan design, and make a conceptual analysis of whether it is proper of the cost of the submitted plan.


5. Directions


5.1 The first phase:"public registration" and “qualification check”


The solicitation will adopt "public registration".Five high-level design units (consortium) will be selected from those that have signed up for this solicitation (after qualification check) to participate in this solicitation. At the same time, two other agencies will be placed in the waiting list orderly in case some of the finalists quit.


A preliminary business quotation shall be provided at the open registration.

1. 申请人资格


5.1.1 Applicant qualifications

(1)申请人(含联合体)须具有建筑行业(建筑工程)设计甲级及以上资质,如采用联合体形式报名,其中一方须具有上述资质。 Applicants (including consortia) must have Grade A or above qualifications in the construction industry (construction engineering) design. If the applicant register in the name of consortium, one member of the consortium must have the above qualifications.

(2)申请人为境外单位的,须联合国内具备上述资格的设计单位参与本次设计,同时境外单位在其所在国家或地区应具有合法营业范围及相应设计许可。 If the applicant is a foreign unit, it shall work together with a domestic agency with one of the above qualifications to participate in this design. At the same time, the foreign unit should have a legal business scope and corresponding design license in the country or region where it is located.

(3)申请人须由负责方案设计工作的设计单位牵头,联合体成员不超过3家,联合体合作方需签署具法律效用的《联合体协议》,并明确牵头单位、本阶段各方的团队成员名单、分工以及工作比重等。联合体成员不得再单独或以其他名义与其他设计单位组成其他联合体报名。 The applicant must be led by the design unit responsible for the design scheme, and the consortium has no more than 3 members. The consortium partners need to sign a legally valid "Consortium Agreement". They shall specify the lead unit, the list of team members of the consortium ,and division of labor. Members of the consortium shall not form any other consortium with other design agencies to register alone or in other names.

(4)首席设计师从2000年1月至今具有至少1项TOD上盖综合开发、建筑总规模超过2万平方米的大型综合交通枢纽上盖开发项目的案例(须为已建、在建、中标项目),须出席启动会,并参加现场踏勘以及汇报评审等会议。 The chief designer has at least 1 cases of comprehensive property development of TOD and more than 20,000 square meters large-scale comprehensive transportation hub (including bid-winning

projects or  those completed or under construction) since January 2000, and the chief designer must attend the kick-off meeting, and participate in on-site surveys and meetings for report and review.


5.1.2 Registration time


The registration start time is April 1, 2021 (Beijing time)


The deadline for registration is 17:00 on April 14, 2021 (Beijing time)


The registration documents for qualification check must be delivered to the designated place before the deadline. In addition, we shall only base on the paper materials and will not accept any material submitted after the deadline .


5.2 The second stage: preparation and review for conceptual plan


The design should meet the requirements of the documents, and reach the level of conceptual design depth (including investment estimates), and should then be submitted with the copyright statement of the results and the commercial quotation. The shortlisted design unit (consortium) shall submit the official commercial quotation with the price limit of this project as the upper limit, and the official commercial quotation (each unit price) shall not exceed the initial commercial quotation (each unit price) submitted at the invitation or at public registration.


The organizer will set up a review committee for the results submitted by the shortlisted design units (consortium). Then the committee will recommend three plans based on the review results, and finally determine a finalist through the relevant decision-making procedures.


5.3 The third stage: contract matters


The selected design unit (consortium) will be awarded the design contract, and its design shall meet the requirements for the design contract.


6. Schedule






The first phase:  "public registration" and "qualification check"


April 1, 2021


issue announcement


April 14, 2021


The deadline for registration


April 19, 2021 (to be confirmed)


Qualification check



The second stage:  preparation and review for conceptual plan


April 22, 2021 (to be confirmed)


kick-off meeting, on-site survey, Q&A


June 21, 2021 (to be confirmed)


submit result


June 28, 2021 (to be confirmed)


launch review meeting



The third stage: contract matters



Meet the requirements agreed in the design contract



Note: The above time is based on Beijing time, and the organizer reserves the right to adjust the schedule.

The specific time is subject to the schedule announced at thekick-off meeting.


7. Related expenses


The design results submitted by shortlisted design units (consortium) should meet the requirements of the design assignment document. If the their results are evaluated as valid by the expert review committee, design units will receive corresponding design compensation fees. The selected design unit (consortium) will be awarded the design contract so it will not receive the design compensation fees. In addition, according to the review results by experts, each of the tow design units (consortium) with recommended plans will receive a design compensation fee of RMB 1.4 million, and each of the other two design units (consortium) will receive a design compensation fee of RMB 1.0 million.


8. Organization agencies



Host: Leading Group Office of Development and Construction of Chongqing Cuntan Area



Organizer/ contract subject: Chongqing Jiangbeizui Central Business District Investment Group Co., Ltd.



Organization unit: Chongqing Planning & Design Institute


The host and organizer have the right to determine the schedule of related activities according to the specific situation, and also have the final interpretation right of this solicitation.


The organizing unit is responsible for the specific work of the host or the organization for the preparation of the solicitation, and the relevant letter issued by it has the same effect after confirmation of the host.


9. Contact


Organization unit: Chongqing Planning & Design Institute


Contact information: Ms. Hong (+8613709417170), Ms. Jia (+8618696787830)


Mailing address: 802, Building 3, Planning Surveying and Mapping Innovation Base, Yubei District, Chongqing


Postal Code: 401147




10. Others


Please refer to the attachment for the specific requirements of this proposal solicitation.