Masterplan Strategy Restructuring

Urban regeneration of Sungang and Qingshuihe areas

Sungang and Qingshuihe areas are part of Luohu District, one of Shenzhen's city centers. Both areas are outdated, because the logistics facilities (warehouse and storage) no longer meet today's requirements. Despite the area losing its role as a logistics center, active urban life has developed on the fringes of the area, gradually infiltrating the area.

For the restructuring of the 540 ha area, KCAP does not propose a predefined urban development master plan, as is usual in China, but a framework for development with a set of strategies. This d...

Location
  • Shenzhen, China Mainland
Client
  • The People's Government of Luohu District, Shenzhen; Urban Planning, Land and Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
Year
  • 2011 - Ongoing
Status
  • Ongoing
Program
  • 540 ha strategic master plan Urban regeneration of Sungang and Quingshuihe areas Creative sector such as fashion, industrial design, furniture design, media and film, high-quality housing and public buildings.
Disciplines
  • Masterplan
Publications
  • The approach is based on the acceptance of the current urban conditions as a starting point. Rather than large projects, the design provides for a series of measures and projects that are integrated into the existing fabric. With respect for the partially unused built environment, important road and rail infrastructure, large public spaces and the topography of the area, Shenzhen's urban history is continued in the masterplan as the result of pragmatism overcoming monumentality.

    The plan defines, based on detailed typological studies, zones of different scales and transformation potential. In a separate study, economic networks are studied to identify new programs for the site which can be given a heightened profile, and subsequently a higher economic importance. In addition to design, creation, management and fashion sales, a new focus will be given to industrial and furniture design as well as media and film industry. This economic profile will be complemented by high quality housing and a series of public buildings. In its positioning, the area will not only play an important role as the extension of the Luohu district center, but also as a creative gateway to and from Hongkong.

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