Steering urban development in a new way
Dayun New Town Urban Design Guidelines
Location: Shenzhen, China
Client: The People’s Government of Longgang District, Shenzhen
Program: Masterplan and venture buildings: 35.500m2 , Hotel: 30.600m2, Business Center: 6000 m2, Staff Apartments: 32.575m2
Dayun Urban New Town is a typical city extension project in Shenzhen. Rather than developing at the edges of the city, these new districts appear within the urban fabric that is already urbanized but until date has left some zones empty where it was slightly more difficult to build. The masterplan developed by renown Chinese firm Urbanus proposes a number of smaller scale blocks.
The public space masterplan makes minor adjustments to this plan and introduces a connecting boulevard around which quarters with different open space programming emerge. A large park and green streets connect the urban fabric with the surrounding landscape. Three concepts – healthy, wild and diverse – combined in different ways create coherence and diversity equally.
2014 Concept, Design Guidelines
2014 International Design Competition: First Prize
MLA+: Markus Appenzeller, Pinar Bozoglan, Olaf Gerson, Reza Al-Kaabi, Shuying Lin, Martin Probst, Brechtje Spreeuwers