Book Name: International Competitive Bidding Ⅰ Vol.2

  • Bo Yuan Kong Jian   
  • 9  J  
  • 978-7-214-07956-5
  • Chinese and English
  • 328.00 RMB / 58.00 U.S. dollar
  • Hardcover
  • 1
  • 2012.03
  • 235*320
  • 368

Table of Contents



In the planning and development process, International Competitive Bidding is a process often used by governments and the private sector to solicit a diverse range of ideas for any given project. A key component of this process is the use of International Design Competitions where design firms and individuals compete against one another to ultimately be awarded a design contract for a Project.

Competitors are selected based on a number of factors, including their ability to provide a high quality and comprehensive design service at internationally recognised standards, their knowledge of the best practice and contemporary design challenges, their understanding of the market and their ability to solve complex planning and design challenges. Flexibility, speed, and creativity are all key elements which need to be introduced by participants in their designs.

The International Competitive Bidding process is dynamic and involves a high flow of information and the exchange of international design ideas. The process is very competitive with each participant seeking to outdo each other in terms of the use of innovative and bold design ideas. Competitions allow designers to let their imaginations run wild and the challenge lies in the alignment of innovation and market reality.

China has long embraced the International Competitive Bidding process in the early stages of project development. The Projects contained in this book showcase a wide spectrum of design solutions prepared by a host of designers, typically under the International Competitive Bidding process. The solutions are often complex, dynamic and controversial but all demonstrate a commitment to embracing the environmental, social and economic challenges we are facing. Regardless of whether the outcomes of the International Competitive Bidding process are carried through to implementation or remain only at the concept stage, such outcomes have challenged human imagination. Although it is difficult to envisage the future, as Planners and Architects, we must continue to push the boundaries for the benefit of our present and future generations.