In April 2019, the Shenzhen Railway Hub Master Plan (2016-2030) was officially approved by the China Railway Corporation and the Guangdong Provincial People's Government. The Master Plan shows that Xili Station will be one of the master hubs among the “three-master four-auxiliary” of Shenzhen City, and Xili hub and Xili station projects for Shenzhen-Maoming Railway will start in the near future.
According to the "Xili Hub Integrated Planning" and the "Pre-feasibility Study of Xili Integrated Transport Hub" compiled by the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources and the Shenzhen Rail Transit Office in 2018, Xili Hub will be a “station-industry-city” integrated innovation center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area that focuses on exhibition, exchange, experience and service of scientific and technological innovation and integrates business, commerce, leisure and entertainment.
In July 2019, the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources and the Nanshan District People's Government jointly organized the collection on urban design of Shenzhen Xili Integrated Transport Hub, and made systematic design in spatial framework, functional layout, spatial form, integrated transportation, public space and landscape, and hub building in line with the requirements of “creating driving force for innovation, serving scientific and technological innovation and gathering urban vitality”.
The planning and construction of Xili Hub is of great significance for Shenzhen to build a national railway hub city and enhance its core driving force for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is a major part of Shenzhen's building a pilot demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
In order to build a high-standard “station-city” integrated transport hub, the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government and the China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. decided to jointly solicit the conceptual design of Xili Hub and the design scheme of the main building.
Fig. 1.1 Rail lines that Xili Hub serves
The Xili Hub is located in the north-central part of Nanshan District, a central district of Shenzhen City, and the site of Xili Freight Station of Pinghu-Nanshan Railway. It borders the Liuxiandong strategic emerging industry headquarters to the north and the North Area of Nanshan Hi-tech Park (North Area of High-tech Industrial Development Zone) to the south. It is an important link point for the scientific and technological innovation axis of Nanshan District in Shenzhen. It enjoys a favorable location.
According to the relevant planning of national railway, intercity rail and urban rail, Xili Hub will introduce 4 high-speed railways (Ganzhou-Shenzhen Railway, Shenzhen-Maoming Railway, Shenzhen-Shanwei Railway and Shenzhen-Zhuhai Intercity Railway), 2 intercity railways in the Pearl River Delta (Shenzhen–Huizhou Intercity Rail and Shenzhen-Dongguan-Zengcheng Intercity Rail) and 4 urban rail lines (Line 13, Line 15, Line 27 and Line 29), and shape the urban space together with public supporting facilities, urban roads and slow-traffic system with other cities. Therefore, Xili Hub will become the most important gateway and urban transportation transfer node of Shenzhen.
3.Purpose of the Scheme Solicitation
This scheme solicitation aims to solicit conceptual design schemes of Xili Hub that demonstrates the Chinese style and the charm of world-class cities, combines international vision and advanced concepts, and are space-creative and feasible. The core area of the hub will be designed in the principle of “city-station integration, superstructure development, convenient transfer, and high integration” to set an example for new-generation “station-city integrated” hubs, and it will become the most user-friendly modern high-speed railway station in China.
The outcomes of this solicitation need to provide support and guidance for the feasibility study of the hub project.