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Featured Official Bay of Islands Contest Submissions 2018

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by Mr.X², Jul 14, 2018.

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  1. Mr.X²

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    City Builders may submit up to 10 individual photos (no combining photos into a montage) for consideration in the contest. Only one entry per person. Entries must be posted before July 31, 2018.

    Important:

    Post your submissions early. Dont wait for last minute. If you want to update or replace your entry you can do this every time. Just create a new post with your submission. We will delete your previous one as soon as we notice.

    Rules:

    • Maximum of 10 photos per entry (no combining photos into a montage)
    • If you're participating with CSL, an extra photo (+1) must proove you built within the CXL-Map limits
    • Maximum of 2mb per photo (no restrictions in their resolution! Keep in mind viewability for users!)
    • All photos must be uploaded dicrectly to XLN (No third party hosting services!). You can also upload them to media galery and link them here.
    • Do not use spoilers or thumbnails!
    • Entries need to include the name of your city. Also feel free to write a short(!) introduction and/or which category you hope to win
    Other things:
    • Only official submissions will be accepted in this thread, every other content will be removed without any comment. For discussions please go here:
      Bay Of Islands City Building Competition 2018
    • If you want to update or replace your entry just create a new post. We will delete your previous entry as soon as we notice.
    • This thread will be closed during July 31, 2018 (UTC). So post early! Last full day will be 30th July!

    On August 1, 2018, a poll with the official entries will open.
    The XLNation community will vote for their 3 favorite cities. The Top 3 Winners will receive a unique medal and 15/10/5 Trophy points. When the poll opens, comments from the XLNation Community are encouraged. Cheer on your favorites or campaign for a winner. Any photos submitted after the poll opens will be deleted!

    Category Winners will be voted publicly in a special thread, opening on August 1, 2018. Winners will receive a unique medal and 10 Trophy points. There is one winner per category. All winners will be announced when the poll officially closes.

    Here are the categories:
    • Best rural or farm region
    • Best "Green" City
    • Best "Industrial" City
    • Best RHM interchanges and highways
    • Best Parks and Plazas
    • Best realistic City
    • Best futuristic City
    • Best Vacation City
    • Best "Historical" City
    • Best "Commercial" City
    • Best Looking Skyline
    • Best Looking Harbor
    • Best Looking Airport
    • Best Looking Rail Networks and Stations
    Good Luck everyone. Official Entries will be accepted until July 31, 2018
     
  2. East Pavilion-er

    East Pavilion-er Executive

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    Hello everyone:
    East Pavilion-er here, and I am going to present the city of Huiyuan(中文:绘园;Also called Drawpark). This city, or rather district, is situated close to East Lake in the suburbs of Sibo(中文:思博;Also called Spurrieville) in the Waterway Province of People's Republic of Lognesia. People's Republic of Lognesia bears many resemblance to China, and its cities are, in fact, almost identical in style. So this city has the same style of cities this size in the area I am currently living in.
    Huiyuan began its development in the 1980s, when the Capitol-Spurrieville-Yellowstone Railway began construction. In 1990, the railway opened and the town was booming. In 2000, the city had a population of 80,000, all in the old town area. (pictures see below) But, as an independent town, the development almost halted. However, in 2010, City of Sibo began to develop outwards, and Huiyuan became an important suburban city of Sibo. Also, a freight airport was planned here to satisfy the increasing need for quicker shipments of goods sold online. Huiyuan began its greatest development of all time.
    Now it's 2020 (at least in this fictional world), and Huiyuan has developed significantly compared to twenty years ago. It has a population of over 250,000 and most of the increased population live in the new town area. There are two elevated highways and one commuter railway line connecting the city to the downtown Sibo. The proposed airport is now complete and it shipped over 2 million tons of goods last year. Huiyuan has become one of the most prosperous town in the whole Waterway province.
    This city will compete in the following catagories:
    • Best "Industrial" City
    • Best RHM interchanges and highways
    • Best Parks and Plazas
    • Best realistic City
    • Best futuristic City
    • Best Vacation City
    • Best "Commercial" City
    • Best Looking Skyline
    • Best Looking Harbor
    • Best Looking Airport
    • Best Looking Rail Networks and Stations
    • And, if there's an option, "Best residential city":sneaky:
    For every picture, there is a story behind it. I'll tell you these stories, and you'll understand why the city looks like this.
    So let's enjoy the beautiful cityscape of Huiyuan!

    In the northwestern region of the map lies an industrial area called Lakeside High Tech Area. Technically it does not belong to Huiyuan, but belongs to Sibo. Due to proximity of Huiyuan however, it is one of the largest empolyer of Huiyuan residents.
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    Going slightly south of the industrial area there is a port called East Lake Port. It is the largest lake port in the country, as the other side of the lake is the main agricultural region of the nation. Containers of vegetables and meat are shipped to the port and then loaded onto trains immediately thanks to the convenient train connection at the two piers. There are some oil tanks on the shore for fueling of ships and diesel locomotives.
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    Going through the narrow strait where Low River joins the East Lake, we come to the old town of Huiyuan, which was developed mostly between 1985 and 2000. The houses are usually between 4 and 8 floors and they can be identical across two blocks or more. However, they look grey and ugly in some people's eyes. This is closely related to the era of the construction of these houses. In the 1990s, Lognesia was experiencing the first urban population boom after its foundation, and the main thought of house construction was utilitarianism, or "form means nothing." Also, Lognesia practices Socialism (just like China does) and the land is owned by the government, so government is responsible for the development of Huiyuan. The government sell the land to 10 construction companies and one company only build houses with one design to reduce the cost. (China did exactly the same thing in the same era.)
    Also the highway here is another point of interest. There is an elevated portion for faster traffic and a ground portion for slower traffic, a design that can be seen on most Chinese urban highways. There are ramps connecting the elevated and ground portions while few ramps connect to other ground-level roads. These traits can be clearly seen on the highway in the right side of the picture.
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    In the center of the old town lies Huiyuan's first railway station, Huiyuan North Station. Colloquially called "the old station," this station was finished in 1989 and served as Huiyuan's only station for 25 years. However, as Huiyuan Station (colloquially called "the new station") completed in 2014, it no longer accepted intercity traffic. Now only commuter trains to downtown Sibo stop here. There is a hotel and a hypermarket around the station, and the hotel has been the tallest building in Huiyuan for over 20 years.
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    Going further down south from the old town, we come to the new town. This part of the town is mainly built after 2010 and features mainly tall residential buildings (mainly between 10 and 25 floors). As previously said, the government sell the land to construction companies and they build the same house design in one block to form a "community," just like most modern residential districts in Chinese cities.
    To say Huiyuan new town is mainly residential doesn't mean that it is completely residential. On the right side of the picture (or, in the northern part of new town), there lies the business district, the central station, the city hall, and the shopping mall. Close to the center of the picture there is Huiyuan museum. On the left of the picture there is a school that spans from 1st to 12th grade. These are the spotlights in the sea of residential buildings.
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    In the northern region of the new town there lies the CBD which consists of several tall office buildings all over 100 meters (328ft). The tallest building is Huiyuan Development Tower, at 179 meters and 42 floors. It is on the picture's left side, with two podium buildings on its side. These buildings are built between 2012 and 2018, and Huiyuan Development Tower is built in 2013.
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    Going to the southernmost point of Huiyuan new town, there is a new spotlight of the town. The railway runs through the city, and for a long time, the area around it remained bare. However, in 2015, Huiyuan government decided to build a mixed use zone around the railway, and it turned out to be ideal for startup companies and young people. Finished in 2019, this area is called Huiyuan Creative Park, and it is now one of the spotlight district of Huiyuan.
    The station closest to us in the picture is Huiyuan South Station (more commonly known as "the south station") and the station on the top of the picture is Huiyuan Station (more commonly known as "the central station").
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    Going east across a bay of the lake, we come to Huiyuan Airport. It is mainly a freight airport with regional passsenger flight capability. It has two runways and several freight terminals, and one passenger terminal. It is the largest hub for airmail and packages from online vendors in the whole country.
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    The airport has very nice transportation connection, and freight trains can go directly from the seaport to the airport. Also there is a passenger station for air travellers and airport workers who commute to the airport daily. Freight station is close to us on the bottom of the picture, and the passenger station is close to the terminal, next to the parking garage.
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    Going north from the airport, we come to the final piece of Huiyuan: Lake Tip National Park. This hilly lakeside area was established as a national park in 1978, even before Huiyuan was a city. The park is one of the greatest places for hikers and cyclists in the Waterway province. There is a Buddhist temple in the center, a lakeside cafe in the left, and a viewing deck pointing towards Huiyuan in the right of the picture.
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    This is the end of the tour in Huiyuan. Hope you guys enjoyed it and thank you for your patience and appreciation.
     
  3. Ammar Shaker

    Ammar Shaker Elite

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    Here's my participation in this competition, The City of Bay La Sun, probably 10 picture may not describe it's size. Hopefully i'll be posting more as a City Journal :)

    Bay La Sun, is inhibited with a population of 650,000. as you may notice most of people work Agriculture and Trade. The city is also equipped with a mid size industrial area on the eastern bank which is connected via rail with a service Seaport. While the Airport services the city western side Financial districts and residents.

    Vote for Bay la sun and win a trip for two to one of its fabulous hotels ;)


    Let's hope to win the following categories also:
    • Best rural or farm region
    • Best "Green" City
    • Best RHM interchanges and highways
    • Best realistic City
    • Best Vacation City
    • Best "Commercial" City
    • Best Looking Skyline
    • Best Looking Harbor
    • Best Looking Airport
     
  4. Clemech4

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    Hi everyone, there is my participation :

    Rotwandberg is the capital of a small city-state called Herzogtum Hohenassholz in the south of the Holy Roman Empire. The pictures show the city as it was in 1450. The region is very wet and the city is surrounded by lakes. Weapons, iron, cereals and wood trade made the city prosperous.

    Rotwandberg centre :
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    Cathedral cloister :
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    The new Rataus of the city is almost finished :
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    Rotwandberg Castle :
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    Retterburg and the great stables :
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    Alenburg; this fortified town was the great rival of Rotwandberg during the 14th century, the city surrendered after a great battle in 1392 :
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    Lewa :
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    The categories i try to win :
    • Best rural or farm region
    • Best "Green" City
    • Best Parks and Plazas
    • Best "Historical" City
    Good luck everyone ! :)
     
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  5. skullz613

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    Here is my submission. Only got some of it done in time for screenshots.

    This is Wailand. Wai is the Maori word for water. With abundant bays, rivers and streams, Wailand was built in the perfect location. Main agriculture is sheep and cattle with a few fruit farms popping up here and there.

    Wailand started as a sleepy farming town but as the farming sector increased it attracted more workers.
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    Shot of the main corridor leading into the city. megascreen0001.jpg

    The older housing areas are close to the city attracting the lower class. megascreen0002.jpg

    Another shot of the lower class areas. megascreen0018.jpg

    Middle of the city with farms and industry in the background. Construction is ongoing in the city with many areas empty of buildings.
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    One of the city's university's and park areas.
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    The mono rail system does a full loop around the city offering citizens an easy affordable travel option. megascreen0012.jpg

    One of the many small parks offering a getaway from the busy working day.
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    Looking the city from a small industrial estate. The stadium was built in the industrial estate due to the noise generated from over excited fans of the city's football team. Previous games were held on smaller fields in the city but residents always complained.
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    Last photo shows the sprawling farmlands and ample empty land which is destined for development.
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    Notes:

    Wailand is a long way from being finished and was tricky getting screenshots that did not show empty or unfinished areas. Once again real life gets in the way :)

    I did not build with category's in mind and just built Wailand for fun. The city does not slow down the game much and I'm still enjoying working on it (have many ideas including rail and an airport) so I will be making a city journal sometime in August.
     
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  6. Jotaere

    Jotaere Mayor

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    This is Mosojmarka, a city founded by the Quechua Nation in the early XX century. With a population of nearly a million and a half citizens, it's a complicated and chaotic city, but the center of cultural activities, sports and the biggest industrial city in the country. Take a look at what this wonderful city has to offer, and enjoy...

    1. Mosojmarka International airport, and the city skyline:
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    2. The "plaza principal", the center of economic, financial and pollitical activities:
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    3. The YurajTV studios, down in the photo and the CBD in the background:
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    4. The new baseball stadium and the southend interchange, where a lot of new residential suburbs appeared like magic last years:
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    5. The CBD:
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    6. The "parque Pachamama", a place where nature is everywhere:
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    7. The old city suburbs, the first residential highrises built for industrial workers and, backwards, the Spanish Winery:
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    8. The renewed soccer stadium now is called "Estadio Chaski":
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    9. The seaports for commercial, industrial and energy activities:
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    10. Mosojmarka International airport:
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    The people of Mosojmarka humbly want to participate in this contest in the following categories:
    • Best "Green" City
    • Best "Industrial" City
    • Best RHM interchanges and highways
    • Best Parks and Plazas
    • Best realistic City
    • Best "Commercial" City
    • Best Looking Skyline
    • Best Looking Harbor
    • Best Looking Airport
    Thank you and good luck to all.
     
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  7. nicknick

    nicknick Governor

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    The city of DELTA

    This is my Bay of Islands competition entry.
    DELTA is an almost full map coverage city.
    City includes a seaport, Delta airport that handles both passenger and cargo traffic, a city train network including Central Station and Airport Station among other.
    Thank you all for viewing.

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    06. Aerial view / Ring Highway view

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    07. Airport view / City Center view

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    08. City Center / Central Train Station

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    09. City Center

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    10. Bay view / Industrial Terminal 3

    Thank you for watching DELTA!

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