Cruise Port City Qingdao [CN]

The masterplan provides Qingdao with a high-density mixed-use environment for living, working and cruise tourism, creates a new gateway for the whole region: Qingdao Green Bay. The plan respects, transforms and integrates the heritage of the former port and opens the area towards the historic city. A strong public space framework is the driving force for the overall plan of the future Qingdao Cruise City.

The Green Bay concept is based on the realisation of the five km Green Bay Boulevard. This powerful spatial identity is the backbone of all developments and links the existing city in the south-east to the big bay in the north. It is generously planned with green and urban spaces, water and trees, parks and squares. Along the Boulevard five central nodes around a park accommodate transport hubs with dense and high-rise developments. From here a framework for a liveable city unfolds combines walkability and charm with density, efficiency and sustainability.

The existing harsh infrastructure and lost ecosystems will be transformed into a complex of repaired ecosystems and people friendly resilient urban structures. The design is based on an integrated, layered strategy that maximizes connectivity and ensures a strong and productive relationship with the existing city.

Client Qingdao International Cruise Port Management Bureau
Program 420 ha study area masterplan and 77,5 ha detailed urban design for a high-density mixed-use area with 5,2 mln GFA housing, offices, commercial, retail, culture, public functions and transport
Time 2018 - present
Role Urban planner, urban designer, landscape designer and architect
Awards Competition 1st prize