Shenzhen is the first special economic zone of China and the window of reform and opening-up. It has achieved a giant leap in urban economy and construction over the past 30 years, and been developed from a border town to an influential international metropolis, creating the remarkable “Shenzhen speed”.
The urban planning in Shenzhen has been committed to reform and exploration. Many achievements are pioneering and demonstrative, especially in the fields of planning structure, innovative standard, technological research and management. The Shenzhen experience contributes to the urban development and planning management in China and the rest of the world. The master planning of Shenzhen, a model for fast-developing cities, was honorable mentioned in Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize – the top award for urban planning issued by International Union of Architects.
Shenzhen Planning Museum is one of the two parts at Museum of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition (MOCAPE). It is a window to present the urban development history and achievements, a center for researching urban problems, rethinking planning management and discussing design innovation, and also a public place for citizens to study, learn from and participate in planning. The multiple functions define its special positioning as a “spiritual public space” with academic and cutting-edge knowledge and a cultural center for cultivating the public awareness.
MOCAPE is the most recent build in Futian CBD, Shenzhen. It sits at the east side of the CBD north axis and is designed by the well-known Austrian architectural firm Coop Himmelb (l) au. MOCAPE covers a total area of 30,000m2, with a total floor area of 91,000m2 including 60,000m2 aboveground and 31,000m2 underground. The building height is 40m. The Planning Museum is located in the north part of the building, with a total floor area of 15,000m2. The main exhibition spaces are located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Floor. See the attached drawings for detailed layout.
To create a world-class planning museum through innovative exhibitions, and to reflect its pioneering, academic and public nature.
The work of the curatorial and design team includes curation, exhibition space design and content design.
Curation: plan the overall exhibition narrative, arrange the spatial layout for the permanent and temporary exhibitions, coordinate the exhibit content, guide the exhibit production and installation, supervise the exhibition implementation, plan academic seminars and public activities and be responsible for the overall academic and artistry nature;
Exhibition space design: design the visiting circulation, exhibition presentation and interaction according to the curatorial proposal, and control the visual effect. Create a unique planning exhibition by using cutting-edge and innovative multimedia technologies;
Exhibition content design: design the exhibit content according to the curatorial narrative, reflect an in-depth study on the city and urban planning, invite artists and urban researchers to participate in the creation of exhibit content.
The curatorial team should consist of the curator, the exhibition space designer and cross-disciplinary experts to provide the exhibit content such as urban researchers, architects, designers and artists. The curator is the team leader who is responsible for the entire exhibition under the supervision of the organizer, and coordinate with the exhibition space designer and other team members.
Team experience and capability
Familiar with the urban development in Shenzhen and China. Have unique insights in the area of cities and urban planning.
Have a sophisticated understanding in curation, and the vast experience of planning and implementing exhibitions on the theme of city or urban planning. Familiar with the operation and management of cultural venues.
Have highly recognized academic accomplishment and resources. Familiar with the trends in the design profession.
Have project experience in communicating with government agencies.
The Planning Museum is tentatively open at the end of August 2018. The curatorial team should make the work plan based on the deadline and the schedule of staying in Shenzhen during the curation period. It is required to attend the project meetings at the different stages to ensure the exhibition quality.
The organizers for this open solicitation are Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality and China Overseas Property Group. The organizers are responsible for organizing the review and approval of curatorial proposals, exhibition design and exhibit content according to the board statutes of MOCAPE. The curatorial team should report to the organizers.
The selection of curatorial and design team for Shenzhen Planning Museum is divided into two phases:
First phase: global open call
Participants should submit the curatorial proposals according to the requirements (see 9.1 for details). It is not required to present in Shenzhen. An evaluation panel will be organized to review the curatorial proposals, team experience and execution plans. A maximum of 5 teams will be selected to the second phase.
Second phase: development of shortlisted proposals
The shortlisted teams should develop the detailed proposals according to the project brief for the second phase provided by the organizer. The shortlisted teams should attend the evaluation panel meeting in person to present their proposals. The evaluation panel will review the proposals and make the final selection. Each shortlisted team will receive 200,000 RMB (tax-inclusive) for the work at the second phase (including travels, printings and other incidentals) if the detailed proposals meet the brief requirements.
September 15, 2017
Announcement of the open call
October 15, 2017
Submission of the first phase proposal
First phase review
Mid-October to Mid-November, 2017
Detailed Proposal development
Late November 2017
Second phase review
Determination of the curatorial team
Exhibition design, exhibit production and installation
End of August 2018 (tentative)
Submission and Site Visit
Application form: to be signed by the curator.
Curatorial proposal: including a preliminary curatorial concept, the response to the building layout and the suggestion for the exhibit content;
Team member: including responsibilities, team member profiles, experience and award certificates;
Work plan: including a work schedule from the beginning of curation to the exhibition opening, and a schedule of the team staying in Shenzhen;
Budget plan: proposing an overall budget according to the curatorial proposal, including but not limited to the expenses for curation and exhibition design, exhibits making, venue construction, activity organization and media promotion.
Applicants should submit the application materials by e-mail to email@example.com by 24:00, October 15, 2017 (Beijing time). The application materials should be compiled according to the requirements of 9.1 in an A3 book and in PDF format. Overdue submissions will be deemed invalid.
E-mail subject: Curator Application
The proposal must be in Chinese and English, and in the case of any inconsistency between the Chinese and English versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.
Site visit and Q & A
申请人可在提交材料前前往城市规划馆现场考察，但需提前预约。联系方式: firstname.lastname@example.org或致电 +86 13715111924（廖小姐）+86 755 83010521（梁小姐）。
Applicants may visit the Planning Museum before submission. An appointment can be made in advance by sending mail to email@example.com or calling +86 13715111924 (Ms. Liao) or +86 755 83010521 (Ms. Liang).
Organizer: Urban Planning, Land & Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
China Overseas Property Group Co., Ltd.
Co-organizer: Shenzhen Center for Design
*The organizer and co-organizer reserve the right for the final explanation of the solicitation rules.
Documents and drawings related to the Planning Museum