Creating a Comprehensive Cultural Government Benchmark! This PPP Project in Qingdao, Shandong Entering the Operation Period Ahead of Schedule


The Civic Center of the West Coast New District of Qingdao, Shandong, which has just come to an end, has an exquisite design and magnificent grandeur, standing on the shore of the Yellow Sea like mountains. Many citizens cannot stop to admire the blue sea and sky, and green trees interlaced with red flowers. A few days ago, the center successfully finished the completion acceptance record and entered the operation period ahead of schedule.


The Civic Center Project of Qingdao West Coast New District (hereinafter referred to as Qingdao Civic Center) is a key PPP project for the cooperation between Qingdao Municipal Government and Beijing Urban Construction Group. As a large-scale public building integrating citizens' cultural and leisure, popular science education, administrative services and other functions, Qingdao Civic Center carries important functions such as administration, business, culture, commerce, and promoting regional industrial upgrading, which is a significant livelihood project.


Especially the three major cultural venues of the library, museum and science and technology museum in the north area of the project fill the gaps in the cultural sector of Qingdao West Coast New District and meet the spiritual and cultural needs of the people in the new district. To this end, the project team has gathered the strengths from the entire industry chain including investment, construction, and operation to build landmark buildings with the speed and quality of urban construction.


The project officially started construction on January 1st, 2019. It broke out of plus or minus zero on August 6, 2019. At the end of September 2019, it has achieved a comprehensive structural topping. The curtain wall, interior decoration, equipment installation and outdoor engineering will be completed by November 2020. Landscape lighting will be realized in mid-December 2020.


In just over two years, the project team has faced difficulties, overcoming difficulties bravely, and had the courage to take responsibilities. This team innovatively used intelligent construction site systems covering GIS, BIM, Internet of Things, drones, VR and other high-tech smart construction sites to keep improving, constantly strove for excellence and gave a careful revision to the construction project. It successively overcome the problems of deep and large foundation pits, tall and large spaces and large-section beams and columns, and successfully completed each node goal as planned, and demonstrated the "urban construction speed" in Qingdao


The project received awards for the Shandong Province Safe and Civilized Construction Model Site, Shandong Province High-quality Structure and so on, and earned unanimous praise from the local government and the people.


When completing the construction, in accordance with the PPP contract, the Qingdao Civic Center project should pass the inspection and acceptance of government before it can enter the operation period. Before receiving the formal completion acceptance, the project construction, general contracting, supervision, survey and other participating units cooperate in unity and take advantage of the coordinated development of the industrial chain to discover and correct missing items in a timely manner to ensure the successful completion of the completion acceptance.


At the same time, the project team conducted high-frequency, all-round, and in-depth communication and coordination with the local government, and finally completed the completion acceptance on March 23 this year, and completed the fire acceptance on April 7. Under the coordination of multiple parties, the planning acceptance was completed in mid-April, and the completion filing composed of huge data was completed within one week after the planning acceptance was finished, creating good subjective and objective conditions for entering the operation period in advance.


In addition, the project team made bold explorations in investment construction and management during the operation period. On the one hand, it reduces investment and financing costs, decreased pressure, and creates more economic benefits; on the other hand, it introduces international real estate consultant Dai Deliang to conduct overall case planning and investment agency to achieve scientific business positioning and business layout.


The beginning of the operation period is both a milestone and a new journey. Nowadays, Qingdao Civic Center exudes the unique charm of an urban cultural and leisure complex, and it is becoming a benchmark for comprehensive cultural and administrative affairs in Qingdao West Coast New District, which embodies the characteristics of a service-oriented government.



Beijing Urban Construction Group