Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION 74

How do we upload our submission file?
03.January.2014
Answer: After you log in into the competition website using your user ID and password, click on the word “SUBMIT FILE”. Please follow the rules under the “Competition Submission” section of the competition brief, page 74. [more]
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  • QUESTION 30 (Revised)

    ‘Competition Submission’ part of Brief document (page 74) says: ‘The panels to be submitted as a single PDF document’. Could you please clarify if we should prepare a multi-page PDF file (3 pages @ A0 size each) to be presented to the Jury successively on a large screen monitor? 11.January.2015 Answer:  Please submit all three […]

  • QUESTION 83

    How do we upload our submission file? 10.January.2014 Answer: After you log in into the competition website using your user ID and password, click on the word “SUBMIT FILE”.  Please follow the rules under the “Competition Submission” section of the competition brief, page 74. Please note:  The text must be included on the submission panel.  A […]

  • QUESTION 82

    The brief only defines a reception/lobby area near the main entrance. Are we allowed to use multiple lobby spaces if our design consists of multiple, separate building units? 10.January.2014 Answer: Yes, you will naturally need to have a lobby space for separate buildings but it must still comply with the buildings gross area.

  • QUESTION 81

    The restrooms that are mentioned within the exhibition zone… page 69, which differs with what is mentioned in page 71 – the program, that is not included. 10.January.2014 Answer: Yes, the area is not mentioned but the restroom should be included.

  • QUESTION 80

    Please advice what does the notation B1 and B3 refer to on page 49 in the brief. Are these the Buddha statue void locations? 10.January.2014 Answer: Yes, these are “UNESCO World Heritage Site Benchmarks”  and are approximate locations for the west and east Buddha niche.

  • QUESTION 79

    Do we need to incorporate the text into three pdf panels, or text may be sent separately in Word file? 10.January.2014 Answer: Please read the submission requirements carefully.  The text must be included on the panels.  A separate document will not be accepted. Refer to question #84.

  • QUESTION 78

    What is the opening hours for the cultural center, is it going to be opened till night only or even during the night? 10.January.2014 Answer: The operation of the Cultural Centre will be generally from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Except for evening events.

  • QUESTION 77

    We would like to know if it’s possible to produce additional documents like sketches or diagrams to put on panels. 10.January.2014 Answer: It is permitted to add additional information that supports your design concept.

  • QUESTION 76

    Does the Perimeter Boundary Wall (indicated on p.57 of the brief) need to be aligned exactly on the Yellow-dotted line? If the Yellow-dotted line is indicative, do we have the freedom to decide the location of the Perimeter Boundary Wall as long as it falls within the site boundary? 10.January.2014 Answer: The wall is free to be located within the […]

  • QUESTION 75

    Does the site for the Cultural Center allow for the use of water such as water ponds or fountains? 10.January.2014 Answer: It is not prohibited to design landscaping that is water related.

Please submit your questions to: bc.centre@unesco.org

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