The Proposal Review Meeting of International Consultation for Detailed Planning of Xiaomeisha Coastal Zone, Shenzhen was held on October the 25th, 2019, at the Room 209, The Planning Buliding, 8009 Hongli West Road, Futian, Shenzhen. The jury team comprises 9 experts ; Dong Guanzhi, Li Lanfang, Tom Leader, Henk Ovink,­­­ Shi Kequan, Shen Tongsheng, Yu Xingguang, Zhu Rongyuan, Qiu Gang ), and Zhu Rongyuan is the chairman of jury members.
After deliberation and voting by the Design Evaluation Committee, the consortium formed by MLA+ B.V.+Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited+RAMBOLL STUDIO DREISEITL has been finalized as the first place winner.
The Design Evaluation Committee finds the first-place winning design comprehensive. Integrating mountain and sea resources, the design leads a tour to Xiaomeisha in the eyes of a tourist. It takes into account planning, traffic, tourism and functional trade as well as subsequent operation, presenting extensive and meticulous thinking. The optimized existing planning also enhances people’s impression of the landmark building of Xiaomeisha.
The proposed underwater sightseeing hall has considered measures against typhoon, marine biodiversity, as well as water supply and circulation. It turns ecological weakness to an aesthetic tourist highlight, setting an example of future ocean development.
The First Place

MLA+ B.V.+Colliers International (Hong Kong) Limited+RAMBOLL STUDIO DREISEITL

Xiaomeisha is a quiet bay adjacent to the city, enjoying the mountains and sea. She revives the gentle and romantic side of the "Shenzhen Spirit", looking for a bit leisure in the high-efficient life. She represents the unique marine culture belonging to Shenzhen and continue to feed on the Shenzhen people who are tired of pursuing their dreams. The project proposed 3 strategies:

Re-connection means re-connecting mountains, people and the sea and activate their potentialities. emphasizes the joint development of mountains, city and sea, and greatly strengthen the good ecological base of Xiaomeisha and the "small but delicate" mountain-sea pattern. Focus on the organization of the traffic and pedestrian flow, relying on transportation and facilities to create a comfortable tourism and living circle.

Resilience represents an eco-safety concept of dealing with environmental issues. It's a bidirectional balance between nature and human beings. The design strengthens the mountain and sea habitat restoration of Xiaomeisha ecology, promotes the resilient bay of ecological disaster prevention integration, meticulously maintains the mountain ecology, and builds an elastic coast that combines soft and hard strategies.

Revival is the travel guidance of Xiaomeisha. Five theme routes enrich the various modes of "mountain, sea and city" tours. She conveys the values of environmental protection. Through cooperation with Yantian carbon coins, it increases public participation, forms a good mutual trust relationship with the community, enhances environmental awareness, and organically develops Xiaomeisha.

The Second Place

Urban Planning & Design Institute of Shenzhen+Tekuma Frenchman Urban Design LLC+The Pearl River Hydraulic Research Institute

Xiaomeisha is rich in mountain and ocean resources and features the closest coral community to the center of Shenzhen. Corals, as the epitome of Xiaomeisha's marine habitat, are the inheritor of marine civilization. They are also highly valuable in terms of ecology, art and culture, and science. Our design proposal highlights the theme of ‘Coral Coast, Returning to the Ocean Blue’. Supported by three key design principles - Living Coral Sea, Ocean Blue Park, Infinite Future Bay, the scheme aims to enhance sea and land habitats, and enrich marine life. Its goal is to realize a true integration between the city and the ocean through the 'Ecology-Oriented Development Strategy'. Xiaomeisha will pioneer an innovative coastal development, and commit to building a global oceanic community with a shared vision.

The Third Place

NEW DESIGN ARCHITECTURE (SHANGHAI) CO.,LTD+CCCC Water Transportation Consultants Co.,Ltd

The planning is based on the good resource of Xiaomeisha’s mountain & sea integrated , taking advantage of Shenzhen’s "Jurassic Coastline" IP, we put forward the "Xiaomeisha time-travel coast, mountain & sea infinite bay" vision.With the more nature & more flexibility & more experiences as featured highlights, Xiaomeisha coast time travel is used as core image of the planning. Integrating the whole Xiaomeisha coast by connecting Beizai Cape, Origin Marina, Beach Park and Dunzhou Island these four destination, to start a time travel journey from the beginning of time to the future.At the same time, the planning also integrates the theme into the design, inspiring from nature and culture, extracting 6 major design vocabularies which are "lava, trees, rock, beach, ocean, sky", to create a multilevel unique coastal image.With Xiaomeisha's mission and concept of inheriting the time-honored origin and connecting the beautiful future, the goal is to build Jurassic coastline into the largest tourism IP in Shenzhen, and Xiaomeisha coast will become an ecological, creative, dynamic world-class coastal tourism destination!

 Other finalists (with ranking in order of the proposal number)


In the design of Xiaomeisha, we listen to the double expectation of human and nature to Xiaomeisha from the third perspective. The design uses the bio-design idea to create a natural city life framework for the aerodynamic and fluid dynamic logic. The optimal solution design is calculated by the big data algorithm. The panoramic preview is simulated in the past, present and future. The overall positioning of "Life Coast, Coral Charming Bay" will break through the traditional design, ensuring accurate implementation through the four strategies of Resilience Bay, Eco-Bay, multi-dimension Bay and Charming Bay, and constructing a very resilient and dynamic in Xiaomeisha with algorithmic logic. The super life complex creates a unique ecological marine development brand.

OKRA landschapsarchitecten B.V.+Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Co.,Ltd.+Waterstudio.nl B.V.+Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen Environmental Research

With the vision of "Growing with the coast", based on the integrated urban natural solutions of the state of the art climate adaptation, water-sensitive design and biodiversity enhancement, the design creates environment for the development of Marine and land ecology through the design schemes of estuary purification, natural coastal defense (sand dunes and oyster) and coral park. By positioning a large part underground connected to the metro opens up possibilities to create space in the urban development for nature into town. A flexible floating island inspired by coral creates a symbiotic relationship between nature and architecture. These elements will inspire an infinite mountain-river-bay and ocean linkage and create a natural bay ecological seaside town. In the future, it will be not only seasonal visits, but a year-round blue economy.

Shenzhen LAY-OUT Planning and Design Consultants Co.Ltd+Why Art Projects SL+Shenzhen Hispeed Boats Technology Co.,Ltd+South China Sea Institute of Planning and Environmental Research+Cccc-Fhdi Engineering Co.,Ltd

In the scheme, the concept of "boundless new marine paradise" is put forward. Based on the fractal theory and the integrated design of land and sea, and considering the ecological protection, disaster prevention and the feasibility of engineering technology, the sea area utilization mode is innovated to expand the limited space of Xiaomeisha resort.

The coastal line of Xiaomeisha resort is activated by three key areas of floating island, sand dune beach and original stone on the sea, and the above-mentioned landmark nodes are reached through a number of different sea and land experience routes.

In the plan, by reviewing the natural and historical features of Xiaomeisha, the traditional water culture of DanJia is reshaped and enhanced, which is integrated with the design of sand dune beach and floating island on the sea, so as to create a small, refined, special, new, strange, interesting and ingenious new coastal leisure and holiday destination.

Yantian District Government, Shenzhen

Yantian District Government, Shenzhen

Technical Advisor:
 Planningand Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government(Shenzhen municipal Marine Fisheries Service)

Shenzhen SDG Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Center for Public Art (Shenzhen Center for Design)

Contact: Ms. Li 

Address: Room 303, Block A, Shenzhen Sculpture Academy, 8 Zhongkang Rd, Shangmeilin, Futian District, Shenzhen, China

Email: scd-competition@szdesigncenter.org