“BRIDGING” Yongxin Old City Wenxing Bridge International Design Competition not only aims to connect the physical space on both sides of the river, but also focus on connecting the old city culture and people’s life, linking the new and old urban areas, and activating the blocks and landscape belts on both sides of the river.
The competition takes “BRIDGE-COMPLEX” as the theme, transcends the conventional “bridge” functions of transportation and tourism, strives for the “bridge” design with a variety of possibilities and implementation. “Building” (refers to Linjiang Building) as an important node will be integrated, linking the life and space of both banks, further would enrich the modern typology content of “bridge”. The competition focuses on promoting the old city’s renewal plan with the mode of “BRIDGE-COMPLEX”, creating a new local “bridge” life of the old city, taking it as the generator of urban spirit and cultural life, cultivating new urban characteristics, and providing rich and vivid new perspectives, new stages and new highlights for the future life of the old city.
The competition of “BRIDGE-COMPLEX” is not only a research and exploration of the function and format of “bridge”, but also a practice of urban public space renewal. The competition requires to focus on the contemporary sociality and urbanity of “bridge”, and emphasizes the research and expression of the relationship among “bridge, building and city”, so as to seek creative schemes that can be put into practice.
Comprehensiveness: To reflect thinking and coping strategy on the development of Yongxin new and old urban areas, urban landscape pattern and cultural heritage, etc.
Foresight: To ensure the authenticity, pioneering and creativity of the work, as well as foresee and lead the future development.
Implementation: The materials and construction forms of the design should be considered for future implementation.
3.Design and Research Scope
Competition Design Scope and Masterplan of the Surrounding Area
Conceptual Scheme Design of Wenxing Bridge and Linjiang Building
(1)The site is located at the Xianggan Wharf of the old city on the north bank of Heshui River, across Heshui River, and connects to Style Commercial Street Area on the south bank as well as riverside landscape belts and blocks on both sides. The bridge is about 150 meters long.
(2)Bridgehead space at north and south ends.
The spatial relationship among Wenxing Bridge, Linjiang Building, Xianggan Wharf, surrounding important cities and landscape nodes should be researched and expressed in the scheme design
Program Layout of Wenxing Bridge and the Surroundings
Aerial View of Wenxing Bridge and the Surrounding Key Locations
1)The competition is open to young designers, artists, teams of teachers and students worldwide in the fields of planning, architecture, landscape, art and intelligent design. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary professionals and practitioners are also encouraged to participate. Individual or team competitors are both acceptable. A team leader should be named for future contact, if competitors participate as a team.
2)For registration, please log in the competition website: http://wenxingbridge.chinabuildingcentre.com， click “register/sign-up ” to register and fill in the information;
3) After filled in the registration form, participants will get a serial number which is the submitted e-mail address (please take care to preserve it as each participant/participating team has only one serial number).
4)All participants are required to submit digital files, including drawings and other related information, for detailed information please see Submission Requirements;
1)The e-mail MUST be named as "【International Team】 or 【Domestic Team】 + “Submission” + Title of Work”. The organizing committee does not accept any hard copy. All design panels of participants will be printed in an unified format for jury review.
The jury will conduct professional evaluation on the competition entries. The final winning projects will be determined during the jury review.
Located on the western border of Jiangxi, Yongxin County is a famous general county in the country and the center of the Hunan and Jiangxi Provincial Committee of the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base. Yongxin embodies its unique gene of “rich humanity, red history and beautiful ecology”. However, the development of the old city, like many other counties in China, is facing numerous issues such as slow economic development, lack of industrial vitality, gradual brain drain, urgent needs to improve the infrastructure and city’s appearance. Therefore, how to protect, inherit and take full advantage of Yongxin’s rich and unique cultural resources and historical genes are both challenging and promising for the development of Yongxin in the new era.
In this context, taking the features and culture of Yongxin Old City as the carrier, guided by design, culture and art, Yongxin Old City has carried out practical operation to solve difficulties as well as future-oriented renovation and transformation through events, communities and industries. Attaching a spatial value to Yongxin Old city via culture revival, environmental improvement, affluent life and model setting. The city will finally realize its renewal plan through the endeavor such as creating an old city regeneration model, reviving the old city’s culture, reconstructing the ancient city ecological circle, consolidating the ancient city industrial foundation.
First Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 300,000 RMB (before tax, around 42,000 USD)
Second Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 200,000 RMB (before tax, around 28,000 USD )
Third Prize - (1 Team) Honor Certificate + Bonus 100,000 RMB (before tax, around 14,000 USD)
Sponsor: Yongxin County People’s Government
: “Rediscover Yongxin” Old City Renewal Project Leading Group
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Academic Support: International Urban and Rural Innovation & Development Research Center
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