Jiaxing Ancient City Connecting South Lake International Concept Design Competition on Footbridge Crossing Huancheng River and Railway now is over!
2022 Jiaxing Ancient City Connecting South Lake International Concept Design Competition on Footbridge Crossing Huancheng River and Railway, open to all of the global design agencies and professional designers groups, is an international design competition with focus on concept design for the footbridge crossing Huangcheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railwaythat aims to connect Jiaxing’s historic town with South Lake.
2022 Jiaxing Ancient City Connecting South Lake International Concept Design Competition on Footbridge Crossing Huancheng River and Railway, open to all of the global design agencies and professional designers groups, is an international design competition with focus on concept design for the footbridge crossing Huangcheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railway that aims to connect Jiaxing’s historic town with South Lake.
The Competition, initiated by Jiaxing City Urban Investment Development Group Co., Ltd. and Young Bird Plan aims at collecting various design ideas through the global designers participating in the Competition whose fields include architecture, landscape, bridge, art, etc. Abundant possibilities will be created for the slow traffic system connecting Jiaxing’s historic town with South Lake. It will create influential urban events and hot academic topics as well.
The construction of the footbridge crossing Huancheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railway will improve the city quality of Jiaxing Downtown Area, enhance the image of the ancient city central cultural axis, and provide a landscape node for Jiaxing Section of The Grand Canal with pedestrian, sightseeing, travel, view appreciation and connection functions. It will not only respond to the characteristics of the ancient city and its surroundings, but also integrate modernity and adapt to changes in the future.
The footbridge of the Competition is located on the banks along Huangchen River, Jiaxing, bordering South Huancheng Road on the northwest and South Lake Scenic Spot on the southeast. Huancheng River belongs to Jiaxing Section of The Grand Canal, a world cultural heritage, and is classified as a preserve of ancient canal. Huancheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railway divide Jiaxing Downtown Area into two parts that are the historic town and South Lake area. Currently, there is only one vehicular bridge (the one-way Ziyang Bridge) and two footbridges (Yangjia Bridge and Haogu Bridge) which only cross the river, without a passage over the railway.
To reasonably select a location on the site and design a light footbridge, vivid and graceful, connect Jiaxing’s historic town with South Lake, form a slow traffic system above Huancheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railway. Meanwhile, to minimize the disturbance to the body of The Grand Canal and its landscape; reveal the characteristics of Jiaxing, “Red Boat Soul, International Style, Feeling of Canal, Atmosphere of South Regions of Yangtze River”. The architectural style reveals the characteristics of ancient city and the feature of the times. Design should comply with relative design rules in China. It should pay attention to the combination of architecture and structure functions, and consider the reasonability of construction budget as well as the landing result and the sustainability in the future.
A new footbridge crossing Huancheng River and Shanghai-Kunming Railway will enhance the slow traffic system between Jiaxing’s historic town and South Lake by connecting both of them. It will promote the city development by urban construction and improve citizens’ life quality on the two banks of Huancheng River. As an important part of Zhejiang’s happy river system, it inherits and protects the history and culture as well as meets people’s demand on leading a spiritual and cultural life. Jiaxing aims at creating a central urban axis, the ancient city central cultural axis, with focus on the feature of pedestrian streets, which connects the ancient history and the modern times. The landing of this footbridge will enhance the central urban axis system.
➜ A scheme shall be presented in at least five A2 sheets (limit to 10 sheets), vertical way and in readable format (with a 8mm page margin) and include following parts:
- Descriptive text on concept within 1200 words, economic and technical indicators;
- The drawings should be with caption in English and Chinese, and include site plan, master plan with function analysis, circulation organization relation drawing, function details and evolution diagram, other diagrams, plan, elevation, section, perspective drawing, scene details, details, etc.
Through diagrams and text, the scheme shall be narrated in details and be sure of its clarity and readability.
➜ Sheets in JPG format (no larger than 10MB for each) can be submitted;
➜ The scheme title shall be named as simple as possible.
➜ A scheme shall be submitted in bilingual (English and Chinese) or English;
➜ It is best to submit four drawings according to the order of general plan – diagrams – partial – structure details. It can be adjusted under certain circumstance；
1. Principle of reasonable selection of bridge location
2. Principle of fitting theme and characteristics protection
3. Principle of connecting ancient city with South Lake as well as complying with related planning
4. Principle of feasibility and cost control
5. Principle of innovation
6. Principle of environmental protection
This Competition is open to all design agencies with related design practice domestically and worldwide (qualification of independent legal person or organizations with the ability of bearing civilliability independently).
➜ Champion (1 winner) - RMB 600,000 (pre-tax)+ Certificate of Honor
➜ Top 2 (1 winner) - RMB 400,000 (pre-tax)+ Certificate of Honor
➜ Top 3 (1 winner) - RMB 250,000 (pre-tax)+ Certificate of Honor
➜ Top 30 (27 winners) - Certificate of Top30 Honor
➜ Shortlists - Certificate of Shortlist Honor
There is no entry fee to participate!