Project Type: Urban & Architectural Design
Project Status: Under Construction
Completion Date: May 2010
Site Area: 23.5 acres
Team: PlusUrbia + OAD
Vanke’s Tianjin Port development proposal offers an unprecedented opportunity to address an intriguing confluence of challenges in a most urban and prominent location within Tianjin’s Binhai New Area.
This proposal benefits immensely from a solid contextual foundation and is challenged only by the call to rise to the highest expectations of world-class urbanism of signature style offering a quality of life of benchmark standing. The proximity to the water and its advantageous location near the CBD frame the design strategy, reminding us that the project must capture the essence of its maritime location and link clearly to the open water views, which can be enjoyed from the upper floors while also establishing clear connections with the activities and offerings to be enjoyed in the vicinity.
This proposal seeks to reaffirm an urban design of distinctive Chinese character with wide-open spaces permitting the free flow of breezes and ample sunlight to bathe the ample green spaces while deploying a rich variety of building types, namely: towers, bar buildings, town houses and other structures of distinctive configurations and dispositions.