International Competition for Urban Design and Architectural Concept Design of Shenzhen Antuo Hill Museums

International Competition for Urban Design and Architectural Concept Design of Shenzhen Antuo Hill Museums is close to launch. The project is now open for pre-registration. Design teams from everywhere the planet are welcome to pre-register.

Project Overview

The project of Antuo Hill Museums is positioned as a non-profit public cultural facility and a world-class museum ecological community and aims to market the high-quality development of the cultural industry. The project shall be planned with the goal of building “new park, new exhibition and new landmark” for Shenzhen and with a forward-looking and international perspective. it’s to become the spiritual palace of future city.

Taking the chance of the ecological restoration of Antuo Hill and construction of the park, Antuo Nature Art Hill (ANAH) and therefore the Antuo Hill Museums shall be planned as an entire , jointly building a cultural cluster of museums and parks that integrate people, art and nature, improving the standard of urban environment and vitality of urban life, thus become a singular cultural place.

The design focus of this project is the way to transform the geographical advantages of Antuo Hill into its cultural attraction and revitalize this area through positioning, functional programming and operational strategies.

Project Location

Antuo Hill Museums is found within the Antuo Hill Area, at the junction of Futian District and Nanshan District in Shenzhen, next to the ANAH. The Antuo Hill Area is situated between the double city centers of Shenzhen (Futian-Luohu Center and Qianhai Center), on the south of Tanglangshan Country Park and searching bent Shenzhen Bay to the south. the world is that the transition of the “Mountain-Sea Axis”, the “intersection” of urban axis and therefore the connection point between natural and concrete spaces.

Design Content at Competition Stage

The design scope of this international competition includes the location inside ANAH (Site A) and Plot 07-04 in Antuo Hill Area (Site B), located on two sides of North Extension of Qiaocheng East Road (planned). the entire site area is tentatively about 10 hectares.

The design team shall provide an overall design proposal of Site A and Site B. The project is planned to be constructed in phases. Site A shall be constructed first and Site B is that the long-term phase plan. The feasibility of functional planning, operational planning, design strategy and development sequence for the various phases shall be considered.

1. Urban Design

Design Scope includes the location inside ANAH (Site A) and Plot 07-04 in Antuo Hill Area (Site B). At an equivalent time, the connection between the two sites and therefore the ANAH, the encompassing areas, OCT-LOFT, Tanglangshan Country Park and therefore the larger urban context shall be considered.

The design content at the urban design stage includes overall operational planning of the Antuo Hill Museums, interpretation of the plan , design of the connection between the sites and surrounding areas, overall structural and functional layout planning, transportation design, spatial form design, ecological landscape design, public space planning and underground space design.

2. Architectural Concept Design

Design Scope includes detailed urban design and architectural concept design of both the location inside ANAH (Site A) and Plot 07-04 in Antuo Hill Area (Site B). the entire gross floor area is tentatively set as about 170,000 square meters.

Panoramic Aerial View

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Competition Rules

The project adopts “open registration”, which incorporates 3 phases: Pre-qualification Phase, Urban Design Phase and Architectural Concept Design Phase.

Pre-qualification Phase: the organizer will establish an expert committee to comprehensively evaluate the qualification, performance and composition of design team also as conceptual proposal and determine 5 qualified candidates (without ranking) to enter Urban Design Phase, and a couple of alternatives (with ranking).

Urban Design Phase: the 5 qualified candidates shall submit urban design schemes. The organizer will establish a scheme review committee to guage the planning schemes and recommend 3 shortlisted candidates (without ranking) to enter Architectural Concept Design Phase.

Architectural Concept Design Phase: the three shortlisted candidates shall submit architectural concept design schemes. The organizer will establish a final evaluation committee in accordance with law and determine 1 winner.

Application Requirements

1. Applicants must be domestic or overseas entities with legal business registration.

2. There are not any qualification requirements.

3. Consortium is accepted and there’s no limit on number of consortium members. Each member of the consortium shall not further apply alone or participate by joining another consortium. The consortium members shall sign the Consortium Agreement legally and specify the leading member and work distribution.

4. Individual or teams of people won’t be accepted.

5. Design team composed with professionals in urban planning and style , transportation consulting, architectural and landscape design are encouraged. the planning team must have professionals in operational planning.

Competition Bonus

The total bonus for the international competition is about at RMB 14.5 million. the precise setting are going to be released within the official announcement.


The official announcement of this competition are going to be issued soon. We welcome all design teams to pre-register for participating intention. If interested, please visit the link to fill out pre-registration information:

Once the official announcement is released, we’ll also send e-mails to tell all pre-registered teams.

Special Notes

Pre-registration isn’t official competition application. All information shall be subject to the official announcement released later.

The official announcement are going to be published on Shenzhen Center for Design:



Bureau of structure of Futian District, Shenzhen


China Resources (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


Shenzhen Position Spatial Culture Development Co., Ltd.

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