New Town Phoenix
Tangshan, China

Project Type: Urban Design
Project Status: Planned
Completion Date: May 2010
Site Area: 76 acres
Team: PlusUrbia + studio LFA + OAD
Client: Vanke


New Town Phoenix proposal offers a unique opportunity to address the re-development needs of a vibrant city with a rich history almost completely destroyed during 1976 earthquake.


Located in the central area of Bohai Bay, Tangshan borders on the Bohai Sea in the south, lies against the Yanshan Mountains in the north, and adjoins Beijing and Tianjin in the west and Qinhuangdao in the east. The site is conveniently located northwest of the city’s central business district, in one of Tangshan’s newest neighborhoods considered to be the heart of the city. The site is near the old airport location and close to a beautiful set of recently designed parks and memorials. Through recent partnership with private international companies Tangshan, will soon become an ecological city and will serve as a model for its measures to relieve the pressure on the country’s congested and polluted mega-cites.


Tangshan has constantly sought to renew itself never losing hope and always certain that past prosperity ensures future success. Thanks in large measure to the dedication and determination of its residents Tangshan has become an exemplar model of the city “reborn”.

Over the last century Tangshan has emerged as a major hub of China’s modern industries. It has witnessed the founding and implementation of China’s first mechanized coal mine; the first standard-gauge railway track; the first steam locomotive; first barrel of machine-made cement and the first set of sanitary ceramic among others. Tangshan enjoys a first class infrastructure and industrial capacity complement with iron, steel, coal, electric power, building materials, machinery, chemicals and ceramics as the pillars, due to which the city has established itself as a critical industrial base for energy and raw materials in the country.



In collaboration with studioLFA and Oppenheim Architecture.



New Town Phoenix
Tangshan, China
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New Town Phoenix
Tangshan, China

Project Type: Urban Design
Project Status: Planned
Completion Date: May 2010
Site Area: 76 acres
Team: PlusUrbia + studio LFA + OAD
Client: Vanke


New Town Phoenix proposal offers a unique opportunity to address the re-development needs of a vibrant city with a rich history almost completely destroyed during 1976 earthquake.


Located in the central area of Bohai Bay, Tangshan borders on the Bohai Sea in the south, lies against the Yanshan Mountains in the north, and adjoins Beijing and Tianjin in the west and Qinhuangdao in the east. The site is conveniently located northwest of the city’s central business district, in one of Tangshan’s newest neighborhoods considered to be the heart of the city. The site is near the old airport location and close to a beautiful set of recently designed parks and memorials. Through recent partnership with private international companies Tangshan, will soon become an ecological city and will serve as a model for its measures to relieve the pressure on the country’s congested and polluted mega-cites.


Tangshan has constantly sought to renew itself never losing hope and always certain that past prosperity ensures future success. Thanks in large measure to the dedication and determination of its residents Tangshan has become an exemplar model of the city “reborn”.

Over the last century Tangshan has emerged as a major hub of China’s modern industries. It has witnessed the founding and implementation of China’s first mechanized coal mine; the first standard-gauge railway track; the first steam locomotive; first barrel of machine-made cement and the first set of sanitary ceramic among others. Tangshan enjoys a first class infrastructure and industrial capacity complement with iron, steel, coal, electric power, building materials, machinery, chemicals and ceramics as the pillars, due to which the city has established itself as a critical industrial base for energy and raw materials in the country.



In collaboration with studioLFA and Oppenheim Architecture.