Facebook Twitter Pinterest
gmp to design new urban development in Shenzhen, China
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 |

Architecture firm von Gerkan, Marg, and Partners won a large commission earlier this week to design a new urban development in Shenzhen, China. The 45-hectare project is part of an economic plan that China developed for the area.

Keep reading for more details on the project.

Shenzhen urban development by gmp. Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Shenzhen urban development by gmp. Image © gmp

Project description:

"It comprises a transportation hub including five underground railway stations, a border control point and numerous commercial areas. Above ground there will be a range of tower blocks of different heights with apartments, shops and offices to form multi-functional city quarters."

Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Image © gmp

"The new “Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub” will be intersected by major north-south and east-west transport axes. The development will feature a variety of urban spaces and a structure with a diverse range of buildings.

The tower blocks – with heights ranging between 200 and 280 metres, including one landmark building of 450 metres – form an impressive skyline, and will give this area between the coast and the centre of Shenzhen an unmistakable character."

Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Image © gmp

"While the traffic above ground will consist of bus and taxi transport, as well as pedestrian routes, the major function of the transport hub will be below ground – combining underground lines and local and regional train stations – linking Shenzhen with its neighbouring cities."

Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Image © gmp

"The site is located in the centre of the new urban development area at Qianhai Bay to the east of Shenzhen. It is  part of the new special economic area which is being planned by China in the Pearl River Delta. The intention is to create a new type of finance centre that is directly connected to Hong Kong and benefits from special financial and tax rights for trade in Chinese currency."

Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Image © gmp

"In the longer term, the new special economic zone will be part of an incomparably large metropolis linking the already extremely dense agglomeration of Hong Kong/Shenzhen/Guangzhou to form one continuous conurbation."

Image © gmp

Click above image to view slideshow
Image © gmp

Project details:

International competition 2013 – 1st prize 
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke 
Project Management: Jens Weiler, Martin Gänsicke 
Design Team: Clemens Kampermann, George Liang, Johannes Erdmann, Boyan Kolchakov, Cheng Huang, Slava Savova, Amelie Kulassek, Christian Machnacki, Ji Xu, Wei Qin, Zhicong Chen, Jan Deml, Bin Zhou, Thilo Zehme, Niklas Veelken, Jing Xue 
Client: Shenzhen Metro Group Ltd.

All images © gmp



Comments:
Featured Competitions:
image
Register/Submit: May 30
image
Register: Jul 1 / Submit: Jul 8
image
Register/Submit: Jun 30
image
Register/Submit: Apr 30
image
Register/Submit: Apr 30
image
Register: Sep 8 / Submit: Oct 1
image
Register/Submit: Apr 30
image
Register/Submit: Jun 3
image
Register/Submit: May 17
image
Register/Submit: Apr 29

Search News by Keyword:
Advertisement