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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

China Architecture News - Dec 17, 2020 - 18:26   8579 views

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed plans for the future Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen, China, the new masterplan will be "an important node of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Corridor." 

Aiming to create a hub of scientific research and collaboration in industries, the new masterplan will house various industries such as  microelectronics, material development, artificial intelligence, robotics, and medical sciences.

The development will enable the port’s 1.67 square kilometres of parking lots and cargo inspection areas to be redeveloped as a national centre for technology innovation.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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Located in the Futian District of the city, Huanggang Port currently serves 300,000 people crossing the border with Hong Kong each day. 

As the Port is situated at this key interchange within the Greater Shenzhen Bay region, the new Huanggang Port Area masterplan at Shenzhen Park in the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone incorporates direct connections with Shenzhen’s metro network.

ZHA's design scheme is arranged around two large public plazas, the new masterplan will define three interconnected districts: the port hub, collaborative innovation area, and port living zone.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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"The existing Huanggang port management area and public transport interchange at the south western end of the masterplan will be redeveloped as the ‘port hub’ district with administrative supporting offices and hotels for visiting scientists and researchers," said Zaha Hadid Architects

ZHA will also transform the port’s former cargo inspection areas and parking lots into a "collaborative innovation" area which will be comprised of scientific research centres and laboratories as well as a conference centre to host lectures, talks and events that promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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The ‘port living’ district will be located next to Fulin station of Shenzhen’s metro at the north eastern end of the masterplan, the living district will contain residential developments, schools, sports and recreational facilities as well as shopping and dining amenities for those working within the science park.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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"With its base grid established by Shenzhen’s existing street layout to the west, the masterplan’s central spine is a wide pedestrian boulevard that connects its two primary public gathering spaces: the civic plaza at Fulin metro station in the north east and the large public square in the centre of the administrative hub at the Huanggang interchange in the south west," added ZHA.

ZHA designed a radial secondary grid centered on theses plazas, which further sub-divides the districts into clusters and creates additional circulation routes for functionality. 

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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"The design accommodates the future expansion of the research studios and laboratories via shared podiums and bridging skywalks connecting with adjacent buildings," continued the firm.

In addition to the two primary civic plazas, they will have smaller cluster of buildings with its own ‘nucleus’ of an outdoor communal square ensuring spaces for nature are integrated throughout the masterplan. Those open squares will also create a green belt of parklands and wetlands along the Shenzhen River.

Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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Zaha Hadid Architects reveals plans for new Huanggang Port Area masterplan in Shenzhen

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Zaha Hadid Architects recently released design for the new Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum in the Guangming Science City, China. The firm has withdrawn from Architects Declare, a climate change and biodiversity emergency group.

Project facts

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
Design: Patrik Schumacher
ZHA Project Directors: Charles Walker, Nils Fischer, Simon Yu
ZHA Project Associate: Jakub Klaska, Lei Zheng
ZHA Competition Team: Chun-Yen Chen, Marina Dimopoulou, Matthew Gabe, Stratis Georgiou, Rupinder Gidar, Charles Harris, Boyan Hristov, Jinqi Huang,Yen-fen Huang, Han Hsun Hsieh, Martha Masli, Xin Swift

Consultants:
Local Design Institute: East China Architecture Design and Research Institute (ECADI), Shenzhen Municipal Design & Research Institute (SZMEDI)

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