Located on the southern tip of Nan’ao peninsula, Xichong Area is surrounded by mountains on three sides and adjacent to the ocean on one side. Limited by external transport and environment carrying capacity, the Area has well preserved the natural coastal view and historical and cultural background with lush natural vegetation, the cleanest waters, the longest and finest beach shorelines and unique traditional villages. As a splendid pearl on the golden coast of east Shenzhen, it represents the highest standard of Shenzhen ecological coastal tourism and holiday making and is a core area of Dapeng New District to build a world-class coastal eco-tourism resort area as well as a key carrier of Shenzhen to build an international coastal tourism city.
In September 2018, affected by the strong typhoon “Mangkhut”, the infrastructure in Xichong District was damaged to varying degrees, and it was one of the most affected areas in the city. The city leaders attached great importance to post-disaster reconstruction work and long-term development. On October 3, 2018, the secretary of CPC Shenzhen Committee made an important instruction on the regional planning and design work after the on-site survey of the area, pointing out that it is necessary to ensure the implementation of the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area, a key global marine city and Eastward Development Strategy of Shenzhen, speed up and solidly guarantee the reconstruction of post-disaster facilities, turn crisis into opportunity, grasp the opportunities of post-disaster reconstruction, plan from a high starting point and construct at high standards, build it into the most brilliant eco-tourism business card in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area with a world horizon and an international perspective as well as achieve a win-win situation of nature and development.
Based on the above changes in the situation and background, in order to give full play to the strategic value of the Xichong area, this International Consulting is hosted by Shenzhen Bureau of Urban Planning and Natural Resources and Dapeng New District Administrative Committee jointly. With an international vision, forward-looking thinking and innovative design, it guides the high starting point planning and high standard construction of Xichong area.
二、Purpose of Consultation
This International Consultation aims to solicit forward-looking and innovative urban design concepts and schemes amongst domestic and international design institutions.
（1）In response to requirements for Shenzhen’s developing into a key global marine city and international coastal tourism city, propose a creative, forward-looking development vision that conforms to the development characteristics of Xichong.
（2）Map a blueprint of an international top-class coastal tourist resort and develop a proposal of urban design with innovation and operability for Xichong.
（3） Looking to the future based upon the present circumstances, take into account the post-disaster reconstruction, study the development pattern and path of Xichong, and make an action plan for the near-to-medium term.