“ The role of the designer of a station building shifts from designing a transportation hub without bearing to its surroundings to considering it as an integral part of the city and its district. The analysis of connections and passenger flows both inside and outside play a fundamental role. We need to think about what the station means to the city now and in the future …”
Triggianese, an architect researcher at KAAN Architecten in Rotterdam and at Delft Technical University in Netherlands
Jiaxing is located in the core area of the Yangtze River Delta, with flat terrain, balanced development, and good customs. Boasting a civilization history of more than 7,000 years, a written history of more than 2,500 years, and a city history of more than 1,700 years, it is the place where the “red boat” of Chinese revolution set sail, the national nuclear power industry started, and the Qianjiang tide surged. To implement the spirit of the Central Committee of the Party and the Provincial Party Committee’s Urban Work Conference, respond to the people’s new hope for a better life, adapt to the new requirements of high-quality economic development, and support the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta (YRD) in a national strategic way, Jiaxing city has insisted on taking people as the center, carrying out the new development concept, taking the “eight-eight strategy” as the general principle, deploying and carrying out the quality improvement work of central city. It has comprehensively improved the city’s function, quality, energy level and charm, and build an international well-known cultural city of Jiangnan Water Village, through the implementation of “One Hundred Projects”, “Ten Landmark Projects” and “Ten Special Actions”.
為展示“紅船魂、國際范、運河情、江南韻”的嘉興城市風貌特色，嘉興市人民政府攜手國際設計競賽品牌Young Bird Plan舉辦2020年嘉興市公交候車亭國際設計競賽，面向全球徵集設計作品，通過專家評審，遴選出代表優異設計水平的設計方案。
In order to show the Jiaxing’ city characteristics of Jiaxing’s “RedBoat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms, the Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government and Young Bird Plan, an international competition brand, jointly launch the Jiaxing City Bus Shelter Design Competition 2020. The competition is open to global designers and it is committed to recognizing excellent design works through experts’ assessment.
—— 評委陣容/Jury Panel ——
There are four starring juries in JIAXING BUS SHELTER INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION 2020：
—— 基地描述 Site Description ——
Jiaxing’s central urban area covers an area of about 256 square kilometers. The key design area is about 26 square kilometers within Jiaxing City Central. The area of use of bus shelters is shown in the picture below.
The four sites involved in this competition are as follows:
Station 1: Central South Building Station
The proposed planning area is about 100 to 200 meters around the station, to the river in the south, to Zhujiagang Road in the north, to Xinqixiang Road in the east, and to the railway in the west.
Note: For the detailed description of the station1 and its functional requirements, please refer to the appendix South Central Road Central South Building Station and its functional requirements
Station 2: Chalon International Hotel Station
The proposed planning area is about 100 to 200 meters around the station, to Huancheng River in the south, to Xiexi Street in the north, to the roundabout at the intersection of Jianguo Road and South Huancheng Road in the east, and to Ziyang Street in the west.
Note: For the detailed description of the station 2 and its functional requirements, please refer to the appendix South HuanchengChalon International Hotel Station and its functionalrequirements
Station 3: Shangwu Avenue & Wenxian Road Station
The proposed planning area is about 100 to 200 meters around the station, to the riverway in the south, to Wuqiao Road in the north, to Pumin Road in the east, and to the riverway in the west.
Note: For the detailed description of the station 3 and its functional requirements, please refer to the appendix Shangwu Avenue & Wenxian Road Station and its functional requirements
Station 4: Jianguo Road & Fudong Street Station
The proposed planning area is about 100 to 200 meters around the station, to Fuqian Street in the south, to Zhongshan Road in the north, to a road within a community in the east, and to Ziyang Street in the west.
Note: For the detailed description of the station 4 and its functional requirements, please refer to the appendix Jianguo Road & Fudong Street Station and its functional requirements
—— 設計目標/Design Goals ——
The design of Jiaxing bus shelter should take both the artistry and function into consideration. It shall be inline with the cultural atmosphere of the region, with unique creativity, profound meaning, novel form, distinctive personality, strong visual impact and cultural appeal. The function of bus shelters shall be multiple, humanized and intelligent. With public transportation station as a medium, the image of Jiaxing’s central urban area has been spread more systematically and effectively, showing Jiaxing’s city characteristics of “Red Boat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms.
Urban public transportation is an important part of urban infrastructure construction. With the rapid development of the urban economy and the continuous expansion of the urban landscape, the role of public transportation in the development and operation of cities has become increasingly prominent.
Bus stations are generally located in crowded areas and play a positive role in reducing private car travel. Bus stations are generally located near large-scale transportation hubs, commercial complex, office clusters, hospitals, schools, and community entrances and exits, and can be reached within 10 minutes.
Different bus station designs have quite different impacts on the neighboring traffic flow: generally, harbor-shaped bus stations cause less delay to vehicles than linear bus stations. Stations at the intersection exit road have a less impact on vehicles than that at the entrance road.
The transformation and renovation of the bus station witnessed the development and changes of urban transportation. The bus station was transformed from a station sign to a stop, and the bus station hall was transformed from an ordinary station hall to a smart station hall. These witnessed that people are demanding more and more for the comfort, punctuality and convenience of transportation, with the increase of urban transportation choices and urban traffic congestion.
—— 設計要求/Design Challenges ——
(1) The appearance of urban bus stops shall be worked as the image of the city
The appearance of urban bus stops can be identified as the image of the city, allowing people to form a cognitive transformation between the look of the bus station and the image of the city in a subconscious way, to make a direct and efficient connection between the outlook of the bus station and the local city.
(2) The look of urban bus stops can represent urban culture
A successful urban bus station design often goes beyond its own practical value, and further becomes the business card of the city. As the first stop of communication with outsiders, the station has been endowed with cultural background and charm. This cultural value is often reflected in the following three aspects:
Commercial culture: The commercial culture of bus stations is largely reflected in the commercial advertisements displayed on them.
Public welfare culture: Besides commercial advertisements, more and more public welfare advertisements appear on the information boards installed at bus stops. In addition to spreading the spirit and culture of public welfare, they also told the city’s unique humanism care wordlessly.
Regional culture: The bus station, which represents the city’s culture, is further enlarged, and it is also a manifestation of regional characteristics. For example, the bus station in Harbin presents a European style, and the bus station in Yangzhou is in classic style.
—— 考核標準/Evaluation Criteria ——
(1) Your design shall display regional characteristics, a sense of fashion and art, unique creativity, with strong visual impact and appeal.
(2) Your design shall be full of innovative spirit and a systematic extension of the brand’s visual image, facilitating the promotion of the image of Jiaxing’s central urban area and reflecting the city’s characteristics of “Red Boat” spirit, internationalization, canal complex and Jiangnan charms.
(3) Your bus shelter design shall have a transparent and open view, complete supporting facilities, and meet the requirements of relevant regulations.
(4) The function of bus shelters shall be multiple, humanized and intelligent. Besides basic functions (chairs, wireless monitoring, billboards, lighting, real-time information boards of bus stations, city LOGO spaces,etc.), the bus shelters in key areas shall consider the following functions, such as car-hailing with one click service, USB charging interface, WIFI, multi-function intelligent query LCD screen, etc. For more detailed information, please download documents on our official website.
(5) Your design shall take the bus shelter lighting design into consideration.
(6) Guarantee the originality, exclusiveness and integrity of intellectual property.
—— 作品提交/Submission Materials ——
1. Entries can be submitted up to two, and it/they shall be presented in three A2 sheets in a clear, vertical way and in readable format (with a 10mm page margin) and include following parts:
-A brief interpretation:
A scheme should include a site plan, plan, elevation, section, effect drawing, analysis drawing, material notes and description that can fully express the design concept, and drawings that the author deems necessary. The specific expression is not limited and you need provide 1000-word creative description;
-Registration No. shall be put in the upper right corner of the sheets, in Arial 20pt font;
-Elevation, axonometric drawing (rendering), detail drawing, model image or exploded drawing;
2. The editable source drawings in JPG format (no larger than 10MB for each) can be submitted;
3. A scheme title shall be named; the scheme shall be saved in the “registration No. – scheme title – sheet No.1/No.2/No.3” format;
4. A scheme shall be submitted in bilingual languages (Chinese-English) or English only;
5. A scheme must not include ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION (Name, Organization, School, etc.) that may give away your identity;
6. It is best to submit three drawings according to the following standards: Figure 1 is the site plan, including related description and overall analysis; Figure 2 is the streamline and users’ analysis; Figure 3 is perspective, other analysis, and organization of streamline nodes and related details;
7. Please do not compress your files；
8. The cover must be submitted online which should be a rendering of your design work; it must be uploaded in the size of 1024×768 pixels, 72 dpi, less than 2MB.
(Please confirm to the above Entry Requirements; any entry that fails to follow these items may be disqualified.)
效果圖示意 Example of renderings
平面圖、剖面圖示意 Example of plan and section
分析圖示意 Example of analysis graphic
材料說明示意 Example of material description
—— 參賽者要求/Eligibility ——
1. This competition is open to professional designers and students of all ages with industry-specific background or design enthusiasts across the world;
2. Each group (three members at most) can submit two entries at most;
3. Each participant has to register on our website; for any question, please visit our website.
—— 時間表/Timeline ——
☞ 2020.01.10 Call for entries
☞ 2020.03.10 Submission deadline
☞ 2020.03.16 Release of shortlisted winners
☞ 2020.03.24 Release of Top 30 & Public voting open
☞ 2020.03.31 Public voting close
☞ 2020.04.09 Release of Top 3 and the Champion
Deadline for submission: March 10th, 2020 23:59 (GMT + 8)
All contents are subject to designverse official website
—— 獎項設置/Awards ——
★ First Prize
1 winner; 50,000 RMB (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor
★ Second Prize
2 winners; 20,000 RMB each (pre-tax); Certificate of Honor
★ Top 30
27 winners; Certificate of Top 30 Honor
Certificate of Shortlist Honor
—— 報名方式/Registration ——
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—— 主辦方/Organizers ——
Jiaxing Municipal People’s Government
Young Bird Plan
Young Bird Plan
Founded in 2013 by Isa Ye, Young Bird Plan, is an international competition platform for global design talents. With three key elements, viz. fabrication, mentor’s guidance and interdisciplinary jury, it is fast becoming a leading voice in global design fields like urban design, architecture design, landscaping design, interior design, product design, logo design and fashion design.
On the one hand, the platform constantly connects and meets various demands from political, business, and academic circles and actively fill supply and demand gaps among designers, manufacturers, developers, urban operators and users. We are committed to design and innovation, and offering opportunities for creative minds around the world to participate in creation process, so as to propel the implementation of design projects and products focusing on urban spaces and life aesthetics. Besides, Young Bird Plan is devoted to pushing the urban development and offering high-quality solutions to product updates. On the other hand, as one of the most influential design competition platforms around the world, we make every effort to create opportunities for young designers.
—— 版權申明/Copyright ——
In accordance with applicable laws and regulations, by participating in this competition, each Entrant irrevocably agrees to abide by the below statements about the copyrights for all submissions.
1. Statement of Originality
All submissions must be original, and each Entrant shall ensure that his/her entry does not infringe any third party’s rights, including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and so on. Otherwise, the Entrant will be disqualified from the competition, and the organizer will withdraw all the sponsorship money and materials and reserve the right to investigate and affix legal liability of infringement. All damages and losses arising therefrom shall be borne by the Entrant; and all the direct and indirect damages (including but not limited to attorney fees, legal fees, costs of preservation, appraisal costs, notarial fees, and so on) suffered by the organizer shall be compensated by the Entrant.
2. Statement of Consent
By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to publicly display the works, and accepts the online selection process. And before uploading a submission, each Entrant must confirm that he/she has read and fully understands all of the clauses, and accepts them. The judging panel reserves the right to make a final decision on entry assessment and award list.
The detailed Official Rules of this competition will be published on the designverse website soon. Please read them carefully.