1. Project background
As "a shared innovative hub of the eastern center and a fascinating international city of quality urban life" in Shenzhen, the Universiade New Town will be developed into "an innovation demonstration zone for Shenzhen-Hong Kong cooperation, an innovation-oriented high-end headquarters base, a quality demonstration zone and talent center in eastern part of Shenzhen". At the same time, with the completion of multiple expressways and urban rail transit lines including Boluo-Shenzhen Expressway, Metro Line 14, Metro Line 16 etc., the Universiade New Town is to fulfill new development requirements and usher in new development opportunities. (See Fig. 1 Universiade New Town)
Fig. 1 Universiade New Town
Universiade New Town, covering a total land area of about 16 square kilometers (Fig. 2 A Bird’s Eye View of Overall Urban Design of Universiade New Townis), located in Longgang Central City, Shenzhen, bordering on Fenggang, Dongguan. It is connected to the downtown Shenzhen and Huizhou etc. via Shuiguan Expressway and Northern Corridor respectively, serving as an important gateway to Huizhou and Northern Guangdong Province.
Fig. 2 A Bird’s Eye View of Overall Urban Design of Universiade New Town
East and West Zones of SSIC public parcels and the elevated green space. (See Fig. 3 Site Scope)
East Zone (Plot 01-09 and 01-10), adjacent to commercial area, is culture-oriented to showcase the public culture through paralleled functional modules.
West Zone (Plot 02-01, 02-02, 02-03 and 02-09), neighboring apartment and the Universiade venues, is leisure-oriented. Integrated with public spaces, it will offer low-density green and landscaped open spaces for a leisurely urban life.
Elevated green space, a major slow traffic hub connecting the east and West Zones, commercial areas, super high-rise towers and the Universiade venues, should focus on rational circulations and the integration of public open spaces and buildings.
Fig. 3 Site Scope