1. Where to Find Submission Form

The Submission Form is attached to Conditions of Competition of International Competition for MOLEWA.PDF as on last few pages. 

2.  Add Requirement

 For the purposes of the Competition all plots can be assumed to be fully serviced with all necessary utilities and can be assumed to be level at 19.50 meters AOD (Water Level at 15.50 meters AOD).

3. Confirmation Email

Please all contestants be noted that there is no confirmation email after registration. Contestant need to fill all mandatory blanks required in Profile of Member Centre.

4. ID Code

The ID Code is identification for contestant to be linked to their works submitted with the registration. Contestant can use username of registration to be an ID Code.

5. CAD Drawings and Submission Forms

The CAD drawings and Submission Forms are downloadable on our website: http://www.creativersal.com/uia/competition/lm/2.html.

6. Figures and Numbers Difference

If there is any contradiction or confliction appears in different files, the Competition Guideline always rules over other documents. Please refer to Competition Guideline as correct one. Also, please download the latest version at: http://www.creativersal.com/uia/competition/lm/2.html (Up left part of page)

7. Submission (Delivery) Materials

There is no strict requirement that the materials of submission have to be rigid board or panels. The delivery materials for submission shall be determined by contestant at convenience. Please make sure the size of paper no more than DIN A0 (841mm x 1,189mm).

8. Register Categories and Submission Categories

If contestant registered for two categories, but he/she can not complete in time, then he/she can submit one work of two categories depending on which one is completed.

9. Underground Parking

Underground parking is not allowed in any plot of the competition due to underground water level issue. 

10. Buildings' Shapes

The buildings' shapes indicated in Competition Guideline and A Design Parameters Guide are only for architects' reference in design process, they are variable depending on contestants' detail design. Although, contestants must pay attention to the entrances of roads and service, along with the surroundings.

11. As page 22 of the competition brief mentioned "for the purposes of the Competition all plots can be assumed to be fully serviced with all necessary utilities and can be assumed to be level at 19.50 meters AOD (Water Level at 15.50 meters AOD)",what does it mean?

All plots are above ground. The water level in the area is at 15.50 and ground floor level on all of the plots is at 19.50m.As stated in the competition guidelines in section 7.1 (Page 27), number 10: Parking is on ground surface or above-ground garage and to be incorporated in the design; underground parking is not allowed due to the high water table.

12. I would like to clarify that the kindergarten belongs in terms of parking in Cultural use: 1 car space per 62.5sqm (= 4000/62.5=64 cars) and 1 bicycle per 100sqm (4000/100=40 cycles)?  

Hua Yan/Creativersal/Grace needs to confirm this with the Ruichang Government and respond to the contestant accordingly copied to FAQ@s.

13. Is it possible to setback buildings, vehicles of access and access for pedestrians?

You may set the building back if you so wish. The access for vehicles and pedestrians should be dictated by your design.

14. Can the layout drawings in CAD be changed?

The CAD drawings should be able to be downloaded from the website and  then you are able to change and edit them as you would like.

15. Can topographic designs and levels be altered?

In terms of topography, all plots are above ground. The water level in the area is at 15.50 and ground floor level on all of the plots is at 19.50m. All Photographs are included in the design parameters guide and those are the only photos that are available.

16. How do we design to access the streets?

There are guidelines on the website but they are guidelines only and subject to a footprint which may be dictated by your design but following the spirit of the guidelines

17. As page 23 of the competition brief mentioned "the quantity of A0 boards for technical plans must not be more than 8 pieces" but is there any limitation of quantity for the other? (including renderings).

This includes everything. Your entire submission should be no more than 8 A0 boards.

18. For the final result, are A3 / A4 report and Multi-media /animation requested?

The final submission can be any size, so long as the boards do not exceed 8 A0 boards. For example, you could submit 64 x A3 boards if you wanted to (this is equivalent to 8 A0 boards). As page 37 outlines, a CD/DVD can be included in the submission as well.

19. As page 22 of the competition brief mentioned "for the purposes of the Competition all plots can be assumed to be fully serviced with all necessary utilities and can be assumed to be level at 19.50 meters AOD (Water Level at 15.50 meters AOD)",what does it mean?

This means that all plots are above ground. The water level in the area is at 15.50 and ground floor level on all of the plots is at 19.50m.

20. What is the scale of the master plan?

See CAD drawing on the website, which includes a scale bar. The CAD drawing is to scale and is in mm units.

21. Can we revise the entrance direction and building frontage line? Is there regulation of building setback?

The footprint can be dictated by your design. You may set the building back if you so wish.

22. As the information given by the ‘MOLEWA International Competition Guideline’ , buildings set out for plots 16-18 are townhouses, could we use this three plots at the same time, or we should choose one of it?

One plot per submission in each category

23. The redlines of each plot and buildings are not given.

See Updated CAD files, now featuring on the website

24. Under ‘Parking Provision’ in the parking chapter of the program are mentioning of another car parking ratio for entertainment. Where is that program located and are the cinema a part of that?

Cinema parking is as entertainment ratio

25. Is the massing provided in the images in the program optional or obligatory?

Massing will be dictated by the 30M height restriction

26. About Plot 5: Is the parking area included in the GFA

Car parking is excluded from GFA

27.As page 29 of the competition brief (Chinese Version) mentioned "The parking space ratio is 1 square meter per 60-80 square meters built area”, which is different with "The parking space ratio is 1 per 60-80 square meters built area" shown on the website, may you clearly indicate that 60-80 square meters should be equipped with 1 parking space or 1 square meter built area?  

The parking space ratio should be 1 per 60-80 square meters of built area

28. Is the car parking entrances fixed based on the red arrows in appendix I?

These are guidelines only and can be subject to your design 

29. In appendix I, 7.0 Public Realm, ‘Entrances and Frontages’: Do we need to obey the information shown in this diagram Including building frontages, building footprints and entrances?

These are guidelines only and subject to a footprint which may be dictated by your design but following the spirit of the guidelines

30. Is ground floor level and street level the same 19.5m? 

All plots are above ground, at street level, which is 19.50m

31. Please can you explain what you mean by 'cultural message intended in the design and its association with features'? I don't understand what you mean by that. (It is a required part of submission documents - Part III) 

This means that you need to explain what your design intent is of the building that you have designed and how it responds to cultures and traditions of the surroundings, the vernacular and the heritage of China in general.

32. Does each plot have it's own car park ramps? 

Yes, the intention is that your design should accommodate ramps to the car park below.

33. The extension of deadline displayed on website.

The deadline for submissions of designs is still 10th April 2015. The extension of deadline displayed on website is made for registration and Q&A only. 

34. Technical Questions

If contestants have any technical questions, please contact our technical advisor Chetwoods: molewa@chetwoods.com.

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