Ecology Water safety Future city

Free the river, inspire the city

The Shenshan 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 expected 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. It can at once address the threats of water security, ecological degradation, as well as local community marginalization, and develop a unique urban style and spirit.

The robust design framework for the riverside transformation capitalises on its natural context and sets the stage for future urbanisation by strategically identifying opportunities for eco-urba...

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