Architecture is to be made historical and preserved as such.
——<The Lamp of Memory>, John Ruskin
本次競賽由嘉興城市建設投資有限公司攜手國際設計競賽平台Young Bird Plan嫩鳥計畫共同發起。
This competition is co-initiated by Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd. and the international design competition platform – Young Bird Plan.
The built architecture of various times in cities represents the background at that time when the users of the land tried to create the blue print for their cities’ development. The construction methods, the historical background and the urban construction in different times are all merged into architecture which is a metaphor of a frozen epic. Although the epic can be simplified, it shall not be deleted. How to critically and reasonably reshape these current unreadable lines of verse? That is the question we have to face in the course of city’s development.
“因為，事實上，一座建築最大的榮耀並不在於其堅固的石頭，也不在於其華美的金飾。其榮耀在於其老化，在於其深深的訴說感（ sense of voicefulness ）”人類的遺忘有兩個強大的征服者——詩歌和建築，後者在某種程度上包含前者，而且因其現實性更加強大。
“For, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age and in that deep sense of voicefulness” Two strong conquerors of the forgetfulness of men – the poetry and the architecture, the latter to some extent includes the former and is more powerful due to its reality.
Humans had better get all the thoughts and feelings of previous generations and have the things that they made by hands, labored for and gazed at throughout their lifetime.
The water tower was a necessary infrastructure for water supply in cities before the Millennium. The special structure and function make it a milestone in the course of city’s development and construction in China. How to interpret the meaning of a milestone in a new way while respect the history? It is an open proposition. We need and shall think about the reasonable relationship between deletion and inheritance in the course of city’s development. Each scheme of all the entrants will be a possibility as a method of preserving memory for future city. And one of them will be retained permanently in the form of water tower.
The jury of this competition will be comprised of experts invited by the host Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd.
Project Location – the Yangtze River Delta
Jiaxing city is located in the northeast of Zhejiang province, bordering Shanghai on the east, Suzhou on the north, Huzhou on the west, and Hangzhou on the south, with a total land area of 4,223 square kilometers and a total maritime area of 1,523 square kilometers. It has a registered population of 3.604 million and a permanent population of 4.726 million. Under its jurisdiction are two districts Nanhu and Xiuzhou, three county-level cities Pinghu, Haining and Tongxiang, and two counties Jiashan and Haiyan. Jiaxing city enjoys a flat terrain, balanced development and harmonious folk customs. Boasting a civilization history ofmore 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 Qiantangjiang tide surged.
Local Nanhu Resources – Local Architecture Protection
南湖湖濱區域的改造提升，改造提升範圍為：東至規劃南湖路（ 含道路 ）、南至南溪路、西至南湖、北至平湖塘-現狀南湖路-武警醫院，總佔地面積約214726平方米，建築面積226818平米。
The reconstruction and upgrading of Nanhu Lakeside Area, scope: the planed Nanhu Road to the east ( including the road ), Nanxi Road to the south, Nanhu Lake to the west, Pinghutang-current Nanhu Road-Wujing Hospital, site area is about 214726 square meters, built area is 226818 square meters.
The project is developed on the basis of “Two Belts Four Areas”- the red culture experience belt “Retake a big road”, the lakeside landscape belt; “Four Areas” are Yuanhuli Lane, Jiajuan Yinxiang, Nanhu Book Pavilion, Nanyan Xinjing.
The water tower of this construction is originally the water tower for water supply of Jiaxing Woolen Mill and Woolen New Village. Woolen New Village, with complete supporting facilities, specially erected a mushroom shape water tower at a height of about 40 meters with a volume maximum of 150 tons. At that time, it was a rare new type of water tower in China and ranked No. 1 in Jiaxing. Water tower directly stored water from the deep well and dealt with the water supply problem of the whole Woolen Mill. Meanwhile, because the deep well water is cold in summer and hot in winter, and washing machines were hardly seen at that time, the staff’s hands would not be frozen when doing the laundry in winter.
本次水塔建築設計競賽希望參賽獨立設計師/設計師團體能夠充分考慮水塔本身及周邊的建築歷史文脈情況，僅僅通過外立面改造（ 包括但不限於裝置藝術嵌入或覆蓋，立面微更新，立面塗裝，新表皮覆蓋等各種手段 ），使得水塔在形象與文化背景兩種層面重生。
This water tower architecture design competition hopes that the entrants ( individuals/design teams ) could fully consider the water tower itself and its surrounding conditions of architecture and historical culture, merely reconstruct the façade ( including but not limit to art installation embedding or overlapping, micro renewal of façade, façade painting, new outer skin covering, etc. ) to make it reborn in two layers – image and cultural context.
Water Tower Location
在考慮歷史文脈的同時，考慮方案整體與湖濱區域總體規劃之間的互動關係，通過基本設計分析研究本次競賽項目的設計成果與整體規劃之間如何達成一致，對總體規劃的落地起到推動作用。（ 具體資料詳見資料包-總體規劃 ）
When considering the historical culture, consider the interactive relationship between the whole scheme and the lakeside area masterplan, through the basic design analysis and research on how to achieve an agreement among the design result of the project of this competition and the masterplan, play a role of pushing forward the landing of the masterplan. ( For detailed materials, please see Information Kit )
Jiaxing Nanhu District Masterplan
設計方案需滿足以上要求的同時，需考慮水塔現狀所需的各種設備相關需求。同時充分考慮水塔原結構形式，確保落地性。（ 具體資料詳見資料包-毛紡新邨水塔 ）
The design scheme shall meet the requirement stated above, meanwhile, it shall also consider the related needs of all the equipment for the current water tower. And fully consider the original structure form of water tower to ensure its landing. ( For detailed materials, please see Information Kit )
Strategy of Jiaxing Nanhu Masterplan – Overall Aerial View
水塔後期信號設備加裝的具體情況已落實，因此也需在設計方案內充分考慮此情況。並在方案中體現設備與立面整體設計的解決方案。（ 具體資料詳見資料包-動力配套圖 ）
The signal equipment installation for the water tower in later period has been carried out. Hence, this fact shall be fully considered in the design scheme. And provide solution for equipment and the complete façade design. ( For detailed materials, please see Information Kit )
Architectural Form Concept of Jiajuan Woolen Mill
抱桿（ 移動信號桿 ）及以上部分不可使用金屬材質，以避免信號干擾情況妨礙設備運作；設計師需充分結合信號桿情況，在不影響整體景觀風貌的情況下進行總體設計，使得信號桿及外部加裝設備隱藏或者和諧地與本次設計結果融合。（ 具體資料詳見資料包-動力配套圖 ）
The holding poles ( mobile signal poles ) and the parts above cannot use metals in order to avoid the disturbance of signals to the equipment operation. The designers shall fully combine the condition of the signal poles, provide an overall design without bringing impacts on the whole landscape, integrate the signal poles and the outer equipment hidden or harmoniously with the result of this design. ( For detailed materials, please see Information Kit )
對水塔進行改造，充分考慮水塔本身及周邊的建築歷史文脈情況，僅僅通過外立面改造（ 包括但不限於裝置藝術嵌入或覆蓋，立面微更新，立面塗裝，新表皮覆蓋等各種手段 ），使得水塔在形象與文化背景兩種層面重生。
To reconstruct the water tower, fully consider the water tower itself and its surrounding conditions of architecture and historical culture, merely reconstruct the façade ( including but not limit to art installation embedding or overlapping, micro renewal of façade, façade painting, new outer skin covering, etc. ) to make it reborn in two layers – image and cultural context.
According to the competition concept and design goals, the basic evaluation principles are set as follows:
1. Principle of culture protection: According to the design challenges stated above, design shall fully reveal the elements of respecting culture, and the cultural protection logic of the design result shall be fully narrated in the design analysis.
2. Principle of aesthetics and compliance with the masterplan: According to the design challenges stated above, the design result shall ensure the aesthetics and meet the basic requirements of the masterplan for the reconstruction of the water tower.
3. Principle of landing performance: According to the design challenges stated above, fully consider the current structure and frame to ensure the landing performance.
4. Principle of equipment feasibility: According to the proposition concept stated above, the water tower will be installed with specific equipment in later period, so consider the condition of the specific equipment installation and construction.
5. Principle of cost control: Based on the principle of solid, pragmatic, beauty, the cost control is adopted as one of the evaluation criteria.
6. Principle of environmental protection and sustainability: After the consideration of all the principles stated above, the principle of environmental protection and sustainability will be deemed as one of the evaluation criteria.
1.方案需整體呈現於3張A2縱向圖紙上，要求圖紙清晰，標註可讀（ 頁邊距8mm ），包含：
1. A scheme shall be presented in three A2 sheets in a clear, vertical way and in readable format ( with a 8mm page margin ) and include following parts:
-Descriptive text on concept within 1200 words, economic and technical indicators;
-Registration No. shall be put in the upper right corner of the sheets, in Arial 20pt font;
-The drawings should be with caption in English and Chinese, and include site plan, master plan with function analysis, circulation organization relation drawing, function details and evolution diagram, other diagrams, plan, elevation, section, perspective drawing, scene details, details, etc.
Through diagrams and text, the scheme shall be narrated in details and be sure of its clarity and readability.
2. Sheets in JPG format ( no larger than 10MB for each ) can be submitted;
3. The scheme title shall be named as simple as possible; 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 ( English and Chinese ) or English;
5. When submitting all drawings and text online, work shall be placed within the frame provided by the host;
6. It is best to submit four drawings according to the order of general plan – diagrams – partial– structure details. It can be adjusted under certain circumstance；
7. The cover must be submitted online which is the key visual of your design work; it must be uploaded in the size of 1045×654 pixels, 72 dpi, less than 2MB.
蔡茨非洲當代藝術博物館，開普敦 / Heatherwick Studio
Zeitz MOCAA by Heatherwick studio
This case aims at expressing how the façade design innovatively balance the old and new images as well as its harmonious solution dealing with the original city’s culture.
阿麗拉陽朔糖舍酒店，桂林 / 直向建築
Alila Yangshuo, China by Vector Architects
This case aims at expressing that under the circumstance of preserving most of the old building image, how to make the old and new buildings coexist harmoniously through restoration and new construction as well as landscape design.
水塔展廊改造，瀋陽 / META工作室
Public Folly – Water Tower Renovation by META-Project
此案例旨在展示國內已有的水塔改造項目（ 該項目涉及空間功能，但本次競賽不涉及空間功能的設計 ）
This case aims at revealing the current water tower reconstruction project in China ( this project is involved in space function, but this competition does not include the design of space function ).
Structure Details/General Structure Diagram/Model
1.競賽參賽者不限於設計及藝術類（ 建築/規劃/景觀/室內/藝術/裝置等 ）各專業從業人員及在校生；
1. This competition is open to professionals and students of all background including but not limit to design and art ( architecture, planning, landscape, interior, art, installation, etc. ).
2. This competition is open to practitioners of related fields and enthusiasts.
3. All individuals and groups can participate this competition under the circumstance of the completeness of the entry. Each group ( four members at most ) shall submit a maximum of two entries;
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2020/12/31 Release of the Proposition ( Call for entries )
2021/01/27 Submission deadline
2021/02/02 Release of shortlisted winners
2021/02/05 Release of Top 30
2021/02/09 Release of the Champion and Top 3
作品截止提交時間：2021年01月27日23:59（ GMT+8 ）
Submission deadline: 2021/01/27 23:59（ GMT+8 ）
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1. Jiaxing Nanhu Lakeside Area Masterplan
2. Jiaxing Lakeside Area renderings
3. Related files of water tower
4. Surveying and mapping of water tower
5. Story of water tower material link
6. Sketch of work submission
參與作品必須是參賽者個人原創作品，不能侵犯任何第三方個人和單位的任何專利權、著作權、商標權及其他合法知識產權。一旦查實非原創作品，主辦單位有權立即取消其參與、入圍與資助資格，收回資助資金物資及保留追究法律責任的權利，如主辦單位因此被起訴或產生其他損失的，主辦單位有權要求該參賽者進行全額賠償，主辦單位已先行賠付的，有權向參賽者追償所有直接損失及間接損失( 包括且不限於律師費、訴訟費、保全費、鑑定費、公證費等 )。
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- 2021中国嘉兴南湖水塔设计大赛“因為，事實上，一座建築最大的榮耀並不在於其堅固的石頭，也不在於其華美的金飾。其榮耀在於其老化，在於其深深的訴說感（ sense of voicefulness ）”人類的遺忘有兩個強大的征服者——詩歌和建築，後者在某種程度上包含前者，而且因其現實性更加強大。 “For, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age and in that deep sense of voicefulness” Two strong conquerors of the forgetfulness of men – the poetry and the architecture, the latter to some extent includes the former and is more powerful due to its reality.
- 2021中国嘉兴南湖水塔设计大赛建筑要被打造成史实性的，并作为史实保存下去。 ——《记忆之灯》，约翰·罗斯金 Architecture is to be made historical and preserved as such. ——, John Ruskin 本次竞赛由嘉兴城市建设投资有限公司携手国际设计竞赛平台Young Bird Plan嫩鸟计划共同发起。 This competition is co-initiated by Jiaxing City Construction Investment Co., Ltd. and the international design competition platform – Young Bird Plan.