Enhancing existing diversity
Sungang Urban Design Guidelines
Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: Urban Renewal Bureau of Luohu District
Programme: Urban Design Guidelines for 500 ha former logistics area
Urban environments are never just buildings or just open space. What makes a really great piece of city is the interaction between the two. Interaction almost necessarily requires listening to each other’s goals, ideas and concepts and responding appropriately. It is therefore almost a prerequisite to achieving an outstanding result, to be flexible, committed to quality and open for coordination.
To guide the regeneration of Sungang Qingshuihe, a former logistics district in the heart of Shenzhen, the team proposed a public realm masterplan based on three principles which will bring places and buildings together to create a high quality urban environment.
- New development should be controlled by urban design guidelines
- Transformation initiatives should be set up for areas where transformation is not taking place so far, and
- A coordination process should be started where all proposed developments are reviewed and coordinated regularly..
MLA+ Markus Appenzeller, Martin Probst, Milena Zaklanovic
Topotek1, Shenzhen Institute of Building Research (IBR), UPDIS
MLA+ selected for masterplan framework