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Reinventing Housing in the South: Competition for Public Housing Design of Jiangong Community in Shenzhen Nanshan is the first large-scale design competition for public housing in Shenzhen. The open call was released on June 15th, 2023. The competition has received up to 135 valid application documents. The applicants include a great number of teams who have won top international architectural awards, and more than 60% of the applicants provided residential project design experiences.

The scheme review results of this competition were announced on September 8th, 2023. The scheme review committee selected 3 winning applicants (without ranking) to enter the 3rd stage, and also selected 2 Shortlisted Prizes (without ranking).

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竞赛背景Competition Background

Housing is always one of the core topics of modern and contemporary architecture. Le Corbusier considered it the "substance" of the city. Housing and monuments are defined by Aldo Rossi as the two main permanences in the city: "monuments" are primary elements which are persistent and distinguished from housing, the other primary element shaping the "fabric" of the city.

集合住宅设计的重大成就,往往构成建筑学发展的重要节点。二十世纪一系列集合住宅展,成为现当代建筑史的里程碑。1920年代德国斯图加特的魏森霍夫住宅展(Weißenhofsiedlung),向世人清晰展示:现代建筑正在成长为一场影响全人类生活的“运动”;1980年代德国柏林的IBA国际建筑展(International Building Exhibition),有力推动了后现代城市与建筑思潮在后冷战时代的广泛传播;1990年代由矶崎新邀请当时国际一流建筑师共同建设的日本福冈香椎集合住宅(Nexus World Housing),借日本经济腾飞的动力,推动了世界建筑的密切交流;千禧年后德国汉堡的IBA国际建筑展,则明确提出低廉、环保、智能等命题,十分契合当下时代精神。与此同时,广义上建筑文化发展强劲的区域,往往也是集合住宅设计创新集中迸发的地方,比如战后重建中的欧洲和日本,以及摆脱殖民统治、自主发展的南美和印度。
The major achievements in housing design constitute important nodes in the history of architecture. A series of housing exhibitions and development in the twentieth century have become milestones of modern and contemporary architectural history. In the 1920s, the Weissenhof Estate (Weißenhofsiedlung) in Stuttgart, Germany showed clearly to the world that: Modern architecture is growing into a "movement" affecting the lives of all human beings. In 1980s, the IBA (International Building Exhibition) in Berlin, Germany strongly promoted the spread of post-modern urbanism and architectural trends in the post-Cold War era. In the 1990s, Arata Isozaki invited world-leading architects of the time to build the Nexus World Housing in Fukuoka, Japan. Leveraging the power of Japan's economic boom, it contributed to close communication of architecture across the world. After the millennium, the IBA in Hamburg, Germany put forward the topics of low-cost, environmentally friendly and intelligent housing, reflecting the spirit of the times. Meanwhile, in a broad sense, areas with strong architectural culture development are often the places where housing design innovations burst out, for example, Europe and Japan both under post-war reconstruction, and South America and India, which became independent from colonial rules.

Needless to say, except for the architectural cultural environment, the national housing policy is a decisive factor, which has a fundamental impact on public housing design. Why do innovations in public housing emerge in Northern Europe and Singapore? High welfare policies in residence, the government's attention to public housing which is considered a product as well as culture, respect and encouragement for design innovations in housing, etc. are the reasons.

After more than 30 years of rapid development in the marketization and commercialization of housing, today, public housing developed and supplied by the government, as the means to balance the housing market and promote social equity, is becoming a focus and direction of exploration in China's housing reform again. A number of excellent public housing cases have been built in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, etc. They reflected the urban social issues and residential design problems, and had proved to the world that: excellent spatial quality and innovation on typology can be achieved in public housing even on the basis of satisfying quantity, restrict indices and cost limitation.

竞赛目标Competition Objectives

Reinventing Housing in the South: Competition for Public Housing Design of Jiangong Community in Shenzhen Nanshan is organized by the Bureau of Public Works of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, and co-organized by Position Architecture Co., Ltd, Shenzhen. The original purpose of this competition is "to equip public housing with the power to influence the society". As a pilot project in Shenzhen to explore a new model for public housing, the competition will try to break the constraint of the traditional commercial housing development model on architectural design. The competition will give full play to the public and social characteristics of the project, because it is a public development as well as the affordable housing. It is hoped that through this competition, a public housing design scheme which is open, comfortable for living, with humanity and has Shenzhen's city imprint will be selected for this project. The project will be built into a precedent for high-density residences and public communities in the southern China.

设计原则Design Principles

In 2021, the completion of Baiziwan Public Rental Housing aroused another heated discussion on public housing and decent living in China. The architect MA Yansong proposed eight new goals to tackle on the current problems of Chinese housing and what "ideal living" is in the Le Residentiel Réinventé. He called on architects, those with the most humanistic spirit, and those who pursue design and individuality, to devote themselves to this new housing movement.

This competition draws on the concepts put forward in the Le Residentiel Réinventé and combines local housing policies, population characteristics and urban environment to explore "new housing" designs with more southern/Shenzhen characteristics. Based on this, the theme of this competition is "Reinventing Housing in the South". These design principles shall be followed:

The Living Comfort in High Density

High density is the reality of Shenzhen's urban environment. Existing spatial strategies such as three-dimensional blocks, mixed-use development and shared communities, etc., as well as any new solutions, shall pursue breakthrough at the humanistic level to achieve the balance between high density and comfortable living.

Practical Publicness

With a higher standard of social services and a better public environment, the design shall create real public interactions instead of spaces that only "look public".

Inclusion and Social Equity

As a typical immigrant city, Shenzhen’s residential community needs to accommodate the uniqueness and richness of individuals, so that residents can feel fairness and find a sense of belonging. Interpret social equity as an architectural issue and seek answers from the perspectives of spatial design.

Open Block

Bring multiple business formats inside. Activate the near-ground spaces of a high-rise residential community with systematic strategies, create an all-weather open block with a "living atmosphere", and integrate into urban life.

Being Refreshing and Good-Looking

Considering the impact of the project on the city landscape, the design shall create a refreshing and high-quality architectural appearance among the buildings in Shenzhen at a limited cost.

Low-Carbon with "Low-Tech"

Green and low-carbon is not a fashionable slogan. The design should improve the quality of architectural spaces in accordance with local conditions including the Lingnan climate, and achieve low-carbon with "low-tech" through simple strategies.

Plenty of Flexible Spaces

The design should provide more possibilities for individuals to use the space creatively and spontaneously. The design should provide more high-quality flexible spaces.

项目概况Project Overview

The project site consists of 2 plots (Plot 05-02, Plot 05-04). The design team must participate in the design of the 2 plots at the same time. The 2 plots should be planned and designed as a whole; Please noted that the technical and economic indices of the 2 plots should be calculated separately.

The project is located in the Nantou Sub-district of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, at the border of Nanshan District and Bao'an District. It is adjacent to Jiangong Community Affordable Housing (Phase I), Guangzhou-Shenzhen Expressway and Zhongshanyuan Rd. The total site area of the project is about 51168 square meters. The project contains public rental housing, commerce, and supporting facilities including a kindergarten with 18 classes, an express delivery station, and a bus terminal station, etc.


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The site area of Plot 05-02 is about 32315 square meters, and the FAR is 6.0. The tentative total investment is RMB 2196.25 million, of which the construction and installation fee is RMB 1775.03 million.

The site area of Plot 05-04 is about 18853 square meters, and the FAR is 6.0. The tentative total investment is RMB 1281.28 million, of which the construction and installation fee is RMB 1032.42 million.


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竞赛规则Competition Rules

The competition is an open call for design schemes and teams all around the world. The competition consists of 3 phases which are the concept proposal phase, design competition phase, and final evaluation phase.


△ 竞赛流程图示
△ Competition Procedure Diagram

Phase I: Concept Proposal Phase

The applicant shall submit a concept proposal and the Company Profile and Credit Files. The concept proposal should be A3 booklets with 10 single-sided printed pages and 2 pieces of A1 presentation boards. The content should focus on the key strategies on the project's complex problems. Over-commercialized renderings are not encouraged. The review of Phase I consists of two steps.

Step I: The review materials will be "anonymous". The Concept Proposal Review Committee will only review the valid concept proposals, and select 10 applicants (without ranking) to enter Step II by open ballot (round-by-round voting).

Step II: The review materials will be "non-anonymous". The Concept Proposal Review Committee will comprehensively review the materials from the 10 applicants selected in Step I. The materials include concept proposals, project experiences and proposed design team members. The concept proposal will be dominant, while the team and the experiences will be auxiliary. The committee will select 5 shortlisted applicants (without ranking) and 2 alternative applicants (with ranking) by open ballot (round-by-round voting). The shortlisted applicants will enter Phase II. If any of the shortlisted applicants withdraw, the alternative applicants will replace in ranking order.

Phase II: Design Competition Phase

In Phase II, the review materials will be "non-anonymous". The shortlisted applicants will go to a site visit, on which they will also communicate with the competent authority, the construction department, and the operator, before they submit a complete design scheme. A presentation and Q&A session will be held, then the Scheme Review Committee will select 3 finalists (without ranking) and 2 Shortlisted Prize winners (without ranking) by open ballot (round-by-round voting). The finalists will enter Phase III. The Shortlisted Prize winners will receive corresponding prize money.

Phase III: Final Evaluation Phase

The organizer will select 1 First Prize, 1 Second Prize and 1 Third Prize from the finalists. The winners of different prizes will receive corresponding awards.

* 各阶段竞赛结果将在“有方空间”微信公众号、本次竞赛项目主页等平台公布。
The competition results of each phase will be published on the WeChat official account "youfang502", and the project homepage, etc.

报名要求Application Requirement

1. 本次竞赛不设资质要求。
There is no qualification requirement.

2. 境内参赛申请人(参赛单位)应具有独立法人资格(依照《中华人民共和国合伙企业法》合伙设立的设计事务所除外),并提供有效的营业执照;境外(含港澳台地区)参赛申请人(参赛单位)应为合法注册的企业或机构,并提供有效的商业登记证明。不接受个人或个人组合的报名。
The domestic applicant (company) should be an independent legal entity (except for a design studio established according to The Partnership Enterprise Law of the People's Republic of China) with a valid business license. The overseas (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) applicant (company) should be a legal enterprise or institution with a valid business registration certificate. An individual or a group of individuals is not accepted.

3. 参赛单位可单独作为参赛申请人报名,或与其他参赛单位组成联合体参赛申请人(以下简称联合体)报名。联合体须符合以下要求:
A company could apply alone as an applicant, or form a consortium applicant (Hereinafter referred to as consortium) with other companies. The consortium should meet the following requirements:

One consortium consists of no more than 3 members (including the leading member).

The consortium members should sign a legal Consortium Agreement provided in the Work Rules, to specify the work content, work distribution and equity share.

The consortium members should sign a legal Consortium Agreement provided in the Work Rules, to specify the work content, work distribution and equity share.

Each member of the consortium should not apply alone or participate in another consortium, otherwise, all relevant applications will be deemed invalid.

4. 法定代表人(合伙人)为同一个人的两个及两个以上的企业或机构,母公司及其全资子公司,存在控股、管理关系的公司,视为同一参赛单位,不得同时以多个参赛申请人名义报名。
Two or more legal entities with the same legal representative (business partner), a parent company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, and companies that has a holding or management relationship is regarded as the same applicant and not allowed to apply as different applicants at the same time.

5. 参赛申请人(联合体)须在报名材料中指定1名项目负责人、1—3名主创设计师(有排序)。
The applicant (consortium) should designate 1 project leader and 1 to 3 chief designers (with ranking) in the application documents.

6. 针对境外参赛单位的特别提醒:为保障后续沟通及方案技术性指标符合国内规范,进入本次竞赛第二阶段时,入围参赛申请人(联合体)中须至少包含1家境内参赛单位。
Special notes for an overseas company: To ensure the follow-up communication and that the technical indices of the scheme will meet the domestic standards, the shortlisted applicant (consortium) should consist of at least 1 domestic company when entering Phase II of the competition.

The overseas applicant which is not able to meet the requirement above should form a new consortium with 1 domestic company to participate in the follow-up phases after the announcement of the concept proposal review results and before submitting the Confirmation Letter (generally within 5 days after the announcement of the concept proposal review results). The applicant that meets the requirement above will not be allowed to add or change the consortium member.

Only 1 domestic company will be allowed to be added to the new consortium. In Phase II, one consortium consists of no more than 3 members in total.

The shortlisted company that has applied alone should be the leading member of the new consortium. The shortlisted applicant that has applied as a consortium must keep the original leading member unchanged. The original project leader and the chief designer(s) should be kept unchanged.

Note: To ensure that the applicant has an accurate understanding of the competition requirements, at least 1 of the major design team members should be a native Chinese speaker. The designer participating in this competition should be the registered staff of the design company to which he/she belongs. The project leader / chief designer must be truly responsible for the project, and participate in the whole process of the competition. The organizer has the right to disqualify the applicant if it is found that the actual project leader / chief designer does not match the person in the documents submitted.

奖项及奖励Prizes and Awards


* 竞赛结果公示后,若一等奖方案最终确认为实施方案,主办单位将考虑邀请该设计机构为后续的工程方案提供设计服务。本次竞赛中所获的200万元奖金将在设计费中进行核减。设计服务合同工作内容和设计费计费规则见后文。
After the announcement of the competition results, if the First Prize scheme is confirmed to be the implementation scheme, the organizer will consider inviting the design company to provide subsequent design services for the project. The prize money of RMB 2 million received in this competition will be subtracted from the design fee. For work contents of the design contract and the calculation rules of the design fee, please refer to the content below.

设计合同内容及设计费Work Contents of Design Contract and the Design Fee

For reference only. The final work contents and the design fee are subject to the design contract actually signed.

Work Contents of the Design Contract

The work contents of the design contract cover the schematic design and the architectural design development within the site boundaries, which include:

1. 方案设计;
Schematic design;

2. 建筑单专业初步设计;
Architectural design development;

3. 标准套型及重要公共空间的室内概念设计;
Conceptual interior design of standard unit types and important public spaces;

4. 景观概念设计;
Conceptual landscape design;

5. 其他专业初步设计及施工图设计配合,施工配合及效果把控,配合报批报建;
Cooperating in the design development of other professions, the construction drawings, the project construction, controlling the effect and cooperating in applications for official design development and construction approvals;

6. 主创设计师在后续设计深化及施工过程中提供必要的方案品质保障(主创设计师负责制),包括但不限于:
The chief designer should provide necessary project quality assurance in the process of design development and construction (Chief Designer Responsibility System), which includes but is not limited to:

The chief designer is responsible for the design of the key architectural details which affect the important effect of the buildings;

The chief designer is responsible for checking all construction drawings and special design results that affect the overall effect of the building, such as architectural design, interior design, landscape, curtain wall, lighting, signage, etc. The chief designer should sign to confirm;

The chief designer is responsible for the selection and sampling of important materials, and assist in solving technical problems during the construction, and ensure high-quality implementation of the design scheme.

Please refer to the Design Brief for details of the work content and result requirements at each stage.

Design Fee

The design fee for the 2 plots should be calculated separately. The contract design fee is calculated according to the tentative construction and installation fee of each plot as the billing base. The construction and installation fee approved in the estimate document will be the final billing base during project settlement. The calculation rules are as follows: The basic design fee of the project is calculated according to the Engineering Survey and Design Charge Standard (Price [2002] No. 10) formulated by the State Development Planning Commission and the Ministry of Construction. The total basic design fee of the project is calculated with the coefficient of specialty as 1, the coefficient of engineering complexity as 1.15, and the additional adjustment coefficient as 1. This contract design fee shall be 40% of the total basic design fee of each plot.

Based on the tentative construction and installation fee of Plot 05-02 which is RMB 1775.03 million, the contract design fee is RMB 18.34 million.

Based on the tentative construction and installation fee of Plot 05-04 which is RMB 1032.42 million, the contract design fee is RMB 11.32 million.

The total design fee of the 2 plots is tentatively RMB 29.66 million.

If the First Prize winner has already received the prize money, the design fee of the contract finally signed will be calculated according to the rules above and the prize money will be subtracted. The design fee will be subject to that finally approved by the audit department.

知识产权条款(节选)Intellectual Property Rights (Excerpt)

Please refer to the Work Rules for the complete content.

1. 参赛申请人应保证参赛成果中所有内容均为参赛申请人原创,不包含任何侵犯第三方知识产权的内容及资料。参赛申请人不得剽窃、抄袭他人方案,如存在侵权行为,将由涉及侵权的参赛申请人自行承担一切法律及经济后果。主办单位有权取消其报名及竞赛资格,不予支付或要求退回竞赛奖金。
The applicant should ensure that all content of the design works is originally produced by itself and contains no content which may infringe on the intellectual property rights of a third party. The applicant must not plagiarize other people's work. Otherwise, the applicant involved in infringement shall bear all legal and economic consequences. The organizer has the right to disqualify the applicant from participating in this competition, and will not pay or request returning the bonus.

2. 一等奖获奖申请人参赛成果的知识产权,属于一等奖获奖申请人所有。主办单位支付奖金后,对一等奖获奖申请人提交的参赛成果的知识产权享有独占使用权(仅限于本项目)。未中选入围申请人(二等奖、三等奖及入围奖获奖申请人)参赛成果的知识产权,属于未中选入围申请人所有,主办单位在支付奖金后,在不照搬原设计的情况下可以借鉴使用局部设计亮点(仅限于本项目)。
The intellectual property rights of the design works of the First Prize winner belong to the winner. For the design works of the First Prize winner, the organizer has the exclusive right to use the winning design works (only in this project) after paying the prize money. The intellectual property rights of the design works of the shortlisted but not-winning applicants (the winners of the Second Prize, the Third Prize and the Shortlisted Prizes) belong to their own. The organizer has the right to partially adopt and integrate the design ideas of the shortlisted but not-winning applicants without copying the original design in this project (only in this project) after paying the prize money.

3. 入围申请人对参赛成果的宣传应事先征得主办单位书面同意。主办单位及策划代理单位有权对入围申请人提交的部分或全部参赛成果进行发布、宣传、出版和展示,但应注明设计方的名称。
The shortlisted applicant should obtain the prior written consent of the organizer before promoting its design works. The organizer and co-organizer have the right to use the design works for promotion, publication and display, while the name of the applicant should be mentioned.

4. 方案评审前及竞赛结果正式公布前,参赛申请人及相关人员,未征得主办单位的同意,不得以任何方式披露、公开或展示其参赛成果及任何竞赛相关的信息和资料,否则将被依法追究相应责任,并取消其本次竞赛的参赛或获奖资格。
Before the scheme review and the official announcement of the competition results, the applicant or other related personnel are not allowed to disclose, made public or display the design works or any competition-related information or materials in any manner without the permission of the organizer. Otherwise, the corresponding party will be investigated for legal liability and the applicant will be disqualified from participating in or winning the competition.

概念提案评审结果Concept Proposal Review Results

Concept Proposal Review Committee

In Alphabetical Order by Name

李保峰 LI Baofeng

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Huazhong University of Science and Technology

陆皓 LU Hao

President and Chief Architect of GOA

马岩松 MA Yansong

Founder and Principal Partner of MAD Architects

吴钢 WU Gang

Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Designer of WSP Architects

冼剑雄 XIAN Janson

Executive Partner and Chief Architect of Janson Xian Architect + Associates

钟兵 ZHONG Bing

Vice President of Architectural Design of AECOM China

朱荣远(评审组长) ZHU Rongyuan (Jury Chair)

Engineering Survey and Design Master of Shenzhen
Former Deputy Chief Planner of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design

The list of shortlisted applicants (without ranking) and alternative applicants (with ranking) is as follows:


Concept proposal review committee also selected top 10 applicants (without ranking). The list is as follows:


Concept proposal review committee also selected top 19 applicants (without ranking). The list is as follows:


方案评审结果Scheme Review Result

Scheme Review Committee

In Alphabetical Order by Name

冯越强 FENG Yueqiang

Engineering Survey and Design Master of Shenzhen
Founder Chairman and Chief Architect of AUBE

李振宇 LI Zhenyu

Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

孟建民(评审组长) MENG Jianmin (Jury Chair)

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
National Engineering Survey and Design Master
Chief Architect of Shenzhen General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd.

汤桦 TANG Hua

Engineering Survey and Design Master of Chongqing
Founder and Chief Architect of Tanghua Architect & Associates

张雷 ZHANG Lei

江苏省设计大师 南京大学建筑与城市规划学院教授
Design Master of Jiangsu Province
Professor of School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University

朱荣远(评审组长) ZHU Rongyuan (Jury Chair)

Engineering Survey and Design Master of Shenzhen
Former Deputy Chief Planner of China Academy of Urban Planning and Design

朱涛 ZHU Tao

Associate Professor of Department of Architecture, Director of the Center for Chinese Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Hong Kong


获奖方案展示Winning Scheme Gallery





Shortlisted Prize

G8A SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.(牵头方)// LOLA Landscape Architects B.V. // 深圳华森建筑与工程设计顾问有限公司

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