The purpose of International Competition for Pingshan River public waterfront landscape conceptual design is to establish a green ecological waterfront corridor and a new identity of Pingshan’s cultural tourism based on the original natural context. Meanwhile, this competition advocates the landscape urbanism, green development, and conservation of cultural heritage, leading ecological progress and low-carbon development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Pingshan District possesses huge advantages in terms of its ecological environment, integrated transportation network, potential urban expansion and industrial infrastructure. It is one of the core areas to promote the strategy of Bay Area. It is also the anchor for regional growth and important engine for Shenzhen's future development.
As one of the five major rivers in Shenzhen, Pingshan River is 13.5 kilometers long, known as the “Mother River” of Pingshan District. It serves as an urban comprehensive development corridor, one of the belts within Pingshan’s urban framework “two towns, two zones, and three belts”. Pingshan River flows through Pingshan Biling, Shahu and other metropolitan development areas, and connects key nodes such as Pingshan Biling, old town center, new city center and Yanziling Innovation Center from the west to the east. Pingshan River also acts as a primary spatial linkage with great ecological value for Pingshan District.
Regarding the complexity of Pingshan River waterfront project, the recommendation would be holding an international competition to seek conceptual design proposals from top listed urban planning and landscape design firms to ensure the design quality. The design aims to embrace the existing ecological condition, and boost Pingshan District into a sustainable, low-carbon, and ecological urban area that would highly represent the development of Greater Bay Area, and create a new identity of cultural tourism for Pingshan District.