International Consultation on the Urban Design of Shenzhen Xili Hub will soon be launched!
I. Project Background
According to the Master Plan of Shenzhen Railway Hub (2016-2030), Xili Transport Hub (hereinafter referred to as Xili Hub) represents one of the “three main hubs and four sub-centers” in Shenzhen railway passenger transport system as well as one of the most important transport infrastructure projects in Shenzhen in the near future (Fig.1-1). In order to better promote the coordination and integration of Xili Hub and the city, both the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government and China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as China Railway Corporation) agreed that the Xili Hub should carry out design and construction work based on the principle of “integrated urban-hub, transit-oriented development, convenient interchange, and deep integration”. Upholding the “station-city integration” concept, the international consultation will persist in the requirements of “globle vision, international standard, local characteristics and high positioning” to solicit forward-looking and innovative urban design proposals from domestic and foreign excellent design institutions.
Fig. 1-1: Master Plan of Shenzhen Railway Hubs
II. Project Overview
Located in Nanshan District, Xili hub is situated betweenShenzhen Bay district and Liuxiandong district of Shenzhen High-tech Industry Park (SHIP), with the most intensive scientific and educational resources, the highest level of development, and the strongest scientific and technological innovation capabilities in Shenzhen (Fig. 1-2). Xili Hub also possesses an essential strategic position in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Fig. 1-2: Surroundings of the project
Occupying an area of 189 hectares, the urban design scope of the international consultation connects Shahe Xi Road in the east, Baoshen Road in the south, Nanhai Avenue in the west, and Chaguang Road in the north. Design institutions may appropriately expand the research scope according to actual needs，which covers Beihuan Avenue in the south and Liuxian Avenue in the north with an area of 750 hectares.
Fig. 1-3: Design scope of international consultation