Eight architectural teams were selected, as the result of an international call for candidatures, to participate in an international ideas competition to create the plans for the Yujiapu district of Tianjin. The brief includes the masterplan of an area covering 3.44 km2 and the urban plans for a 500 000m2 financial and commercial centre.
The international jury met on 25 March 2008, It was composed of: Simon Allford,
architect, United Kingdom, representing the UIA; Stig L. Andersson, architect, Denmark;Bruno Fortier, architect, urban planner, France; Michael Sorkin, architect, USA; Deci
Zou, urban planner, PR of China; Kai Cui, architect, PR of China; Zhengshan Wang,
representing the local authorities of Tanggu, PR of China.
Three teams were chosen for prizes by the jury:
1. HHDesign: Huang Vanliang, Zhou Kai (PR of China)
2. i3 Consultores S.A.: Eduardo Leira, Raimundo Argüeso, Susana Jelen (Spain)
3. Henning Larsen Architects (Denmark)