MLA+ together with Shenzhen Urban Planning and Design Institute and Design Institute of Peking University (Shenzhen) receives 3rd place in Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City urban design competition
Zhongshan Cuiheng Science City is located in the south of Zhongshan Cuiheng New District and the geographical center of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. It extends to Cuiheng Express in the north, the Pearl River Estuary in the east, the south boundary of the Starting Area of Cuiheng New District in the south, and Damao Watercourse in the west, covering an area of 18.27 km2 (within which the land area is about 13 km2).
In the MLA+ design concept of “unique island on the sea”, Cuiheng Science City makes full use of the existing ecological resources of “mountains, seas, rivers, fields and forests” to create a unique environment image in the Bay area.
The single traditional spatial model of organizing urban space around urban roads and commercial core areas has been unable to meet people’s quest for a greener and healthier way of life. The urban plan of MLA+ puts forward to build urban units with public space as the core, to provide more green, inclusive, open and pluralistic urban space for people.