International Competition Announcement for the Planning and Design of the “Academician Valley” in Jinghe New City, Xixian New Area
Jinghe New City is one of the five new cities of Xixian New Area, a state-level new area with a planned area of 133 square kilometers. China’s highest brick pagoda, Chongwen Pagoda is located in Jinghe New City, which is also the geodetic origin of the People’s Republic of China. Jinghe New City makes full use of the “water element” of its superior resources, Jinghe River and Zhengguo Canal, and strives to build a modern new town with “mountain in the south and water in the north, and a dynamic Jinghe River”. The new city’s development will be focused on high-end manufacturing, business and travel, modern agriculture and food and beverage businesses. The “Xi 'an national central city construction implementation plan” puts forward the strategy of “North Expansion” to build a capital of hard & core technology and an innovation center of the silk road. In this background, Jinghe New City adheres to its development orientation, “becoming the core cluster area of the north expansion strategy of the Great Xi 'an”, and adopts the development thoughts of “creating the best ecological environment, attracting the most outstanding talents and gathering the strongest high-end industries”, and based on which, the new city will continue to strengthen the driving force of regional innovation, the competitiveness of industries, its comprehensive carrying capacity, its radiating impact and its green development, and strive to create a new engine of catch-up and overtaking development of the Greater Xi 'an.
"Academician Valley" is very important for responding to “The Belt and Road Initiative “ and meeting the workinng requirements of the provincial party committee and the provincial government to build a new starting point for the Silk Road Economic Belt. It is also an urban development engine planned and built by Jinghe New City.The “Academician Valley” area is located in the north bank of Jinghe River, with a core area of about 8.8 square kilometers. In the future urban development, the new city will take ecological city as its purpose, “scientific and technological innovation” as its engine to form the northern gateway center of Xi 'an. Jinghe New City is positioned as a science and technology center, an innovation center, a talent center, and a leisure and living center.
2.竞赛目的(The objectives of the competition)
Adhering to a global vision, standing on a high perspective, seizing the strategic opportunity of national innovation-driven development, based on the Great Xi'an, a national central city, and focusing on building a strategically concentrated district of the north part of the Great Xi'an, we aim to shape the characteristics of the city in the new era, create a model of urban construction, and organize the “International Competition for the Planning and Design of the ‘Academician Valley’ of the Jinghe New City of Xi Xian New District of Xi’an”. The competition is a world wide and open competition, and invites well-known design institutions at home and abroad to carry out planning and design competitions.
3.竞赛范围(Scope of competition)
This competition includes two levels: research scope and planning scope.