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Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub
Shenzhen Urban Development, China – design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
17 Dec 2013
Qianhai Bay’s Integrated Transport Hub of Shenzhen
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
New commission after winning competition in Shenzhen, China
Large urban design project in a planned special economic zone
17-12-2013 – The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned with the design of a new urban development project on a 45 hectare site in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Qianhai Integrated Transportation Hub Shenzhen – Development Information
International competition 2013 – 1st prize
Client: Shenzhen Metro Group Ltd.
Architect: gmp · von Gerkan, Marg and Partners · Architects
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
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