An international contest has been announced to remasterplan Shenzhen Railway Station and the neighbouring Luohu Port in southern China
The competition is open to international teams featuring an architect eligible to practice in China, and seeks ‘spatially innovative and implementation-oriented’ proposals to revamp the busy train station and port-of-entry that straddle the border with Hong Kong.
The project aims to upgrade and revitalise the major 67ha transport hub which is one of the busiest border crossings in the world and features connections to railway routes throughout the region.
According to the brief: ‘Through this international consultation, based on global vision and international standards and fully grasping the value of the Shenzhen Railway Station and Luohu Port Area in the new era, it is expected to promote high-quality urban construction, excavate and refine the characteristics of Luohu, awake regional vitality and build a humanized urban pioneering area with high-density development by means of urban design.
‘This international consultation on urban design aims to collect urban design schemes with international vision and advanced concepts, which are also spatially innovative and implementation-oriented, so as to promote high-starting-point planning, high-level construction and high-quality development of the area and Luohu District.’
The transport hub on Nanhu Street is on the border between mainland China and Hong Kong and is the oldest, largest and most important of six key points of entry in the area.
The complex – which features both a train station and the Luohu Port checkpoint – was significantly remodelled more than a decade ago but is now struggling to meet passenger demands and in need of further modernisation.
The latest project will transport the facility and its surrounding area into a ‘world-class dynamic hub zone’ featuring business, commerce, leisure, entertainment and other functions intended to drive further regeneration across Luohu over the next 40 years.
Up to six teams will be invited to draw up more detailed proposals following an open pre-qualification phase. The finalists will receive around £113,800 each to create proposals compliant with the brief.
The overall winner will receive around £341,400 and there will also be a second prize of £227,600 and third prize of £113,800. All three winners will also be invited to bid for the masterplanning contract.
The deadline for applications is 5pm local time, 25 September.
View the contract notice for more information
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