Since the proposal of the action plan for the Great Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the “Integration Area” has become the bridgehead of the cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and its strategic position has been highlighted. Hengqin new District and bonded area, Hongwan District, Wan Chai Shizimen North Area, together form an "integrated area", through the unified space planning, resources complementary advantages, to build it into a deep integration of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, a high standard gateway area and the new centre of Zhuhai. Obermeyer and South China University of Technology, Professor Wang Shifu’s Team, won first prize of Urban Design international competition of the Integrated Area, also the task of further urban design guidelines.
The key issues of this project is how to strengthen the integrated connection, including Tax Free Zone, Hongwan Port Area, Hengqin Island and the Shizimen Area, and shape the unique urban image of the "Integrated Area". Planning through the integration of resources gathering and advantages from aspects of function, space, sight and landscape, the design aims at coordinating regional spatial form and spatial structure, strengthening the organic integration and interaction of urban spaces of both side of the river, shaping a harmonious symbiotic landscape interface, highlighting the new high-quality urban center, and ultimately realizing the integrated development of Hengqin New Area, Tax Free Zone and financial island.
LANDMARK AND SKYLINE OF CORE AREA
Sky-line of the city corresponds to the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Zhuhai International Financial Centre. Super-high rise buildings with different gradients create an image of “mountain peak” and“valley”. Every cluster has a certain rhythm and trend, building up an undulating urban skyline, together with changes in depth. Another consideration for the change of skyline is the visual corridor: in order to echo with Macao and Zhuhai International Financial Centre, a broader visual corridor will be set aside.
URBAN LIVING ROOM
Intensive and efficient land utilization in the core area of the new centre will improve the mixed and compatibility of land use, in order to create a vibrant and dynamic urban space 24 hours a day. The city living room of the new city centre spreads out to the water surface, embracing the river. Surrounding high-rise towers take the black-and-white side of the mountain as the background, building up an undulating urban skyline over the river, which becomes a named card of the new city centre.
LIVING ROOM ABOVE RIVER & URBAN SKYWALK
We proposed the concept of multi-dimensional city, a sky walking system, through the two-storey platform, corridor between buildings, cross-river pedestrian bridge, cable car etc., increasing the connection of three key areas; the functional composite river living room not only realizes the continuity of the slow movement system, but also integrates the functions of cafes, galleries and other experience. Make it another city landmark.
URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINE SAMPLES
Introducing green compensation rule is to shape the new centre into an ecological CBD area with green environment and low carbon and energy saving. Use refined and precise urban design control guidance, while improving the flexibility of urban design guidelines. Combining with the reality of Hengqin, the urban design guideline is divided into target layer and factor layer, the target layer provides target guidance for the factor layer, and the control strength is an important explanation for the relevant factors to realize the urban design goal.