ecology water safety future city

Free the river, inspire the city

The Shen-Shan Cooperation Zone is a new city movement based on new economic opportunities. It has a good ecological and water base, with the Chishi River as an important development axis. It is foreseeable that the “Blue Urbanism” approach, which integrates cities, ecosystems and water systems at a holistic level, will avoid the detours that other cities have taken, address the threats of water security, ecological degradation as well as local community marginalization, and develop a special urban style and spirit.

A robust design framework for riverside transformation that capitalizes on the natural context and sets the stage for the future urbanization by strategically identifying opportunities for eco-u...

  • Shenzhen, China Mainland
  • Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality; Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Management Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Competition
  • Overall design area 43 km2; two key areas about 7 km2 each
  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Masterplan
  • Urban Planning
  • Water: PADDI Environment Consulting Nengshi Zheng
  • Ecology: Lvye Qingwei, Caiwei Gu, Faxiang Hu
  • Competition 2nd prize