KCAP wins urban regeneration competition in Shenzhen, China

KCAP Architects&Planners win the international competition for the regeneration of the Sungang and Qingshuihe areas in Shenzhen. The international jury of urban planning experts awarded the proposal of KCAP with the first prize out of a group of 9 teams in the first and 5 teams in the second phase of the competition. The brief asked for one masterplan for the regeneration of both areas, with respect for the partly unused built environment, significant road and rail infrastructure, large open spaces and the topography of the site.
The areas Sungang and Qingshuihe form part of Luohu district, one of the city centers of Shenzhen. Both have become outdated since the warehouse and storage facilities there cannot fulfill contemporary needs anymore. Despite the vanishing importance as logistic center, rich urban life has established itself at its fringes and gradually infiltrates the area.
KCAP does not propose a finite regeneration masterplan, as is common practice in China, but a framework for development with a set of strategies. The approach is based on the acceptance of the current urban condition as a starting point. Instead of grand projects, the design introduces a series of measures and projects to be integrated in the existing fabric.

Go to the project or find more information on the competition website.