Designed by EE&K a Perkins Eastman Company, their proposal for the Qingdao Harborfront Redevelopment project was recently awarded a 2013 Urban Design Honor Award by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter. The Harborfront occupies 26 hectares of former maritime/industrial uses in Downtown Qingdao, facing Jiaozhou Bay, and represents the anchor redevelopment for the city’s waterfront revitalization initiative. With the relocation of commercial port activities across the bay, antiquated docklands and shipyards throughout Downtown are now poised to become new mixed-use communities that will re-unite residents with their waterfront. More images and architects' description after the break. In addition to new commercial and residential development as well as new infrastructure, the project will include a multi-modal transit hub – a substantial contribution to the city-wide transportation network – that will be situated beneath a new public park overlooking the water. Selected structures and conditions at the existing site will be transformed from “liabilities” to public assets.
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