SBA International’s concept of a sustainable development among industry, business and residential in the Chinese city of Shenyang just won the first prize in the in the "Tiexi Waterfront Area" competition. Their ‘Clean City Concept’ includes a reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental green areas and office buildings which comply with the latest standards of a ‘Green Building’. The planning area is divided in three theme areas and in total covers an area of 90 square kilometers. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The new multi-polar city with the “International Automobile City” incorporates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) into the landscape, and is organized in several theme areas. An elaborate guide book (Clean City Guideline), helps the client to achieve a sustainable development during the different construction phases.
A smart grid with renewable energy supports the local public transport. The subway and bus stations are combined with E-Car- and E-Bike-Stations. The industrial area to the north is separated by a natural forest which naturally filters contaminated air from the north. Designed green corridors link the buildings with the natural wetland in the south. A structured traffic concept allows a balanced condition between a car-friendly and car-free city.
The "International Automobile City" integrates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) in the local landscape. A new car holding- and display facility provides the new car models for pick up. New cars can be tested on the speedway- and off-road track nearby, which is surrounded by a theme park.
The "Riverside City", which acts as a central business district, is highlighted by a water axis. Theme islands in the canal offer a representative position, e.g. the governmental building. The area is comprised by residential areas, isolated from heavy traffic and are orientated to the green areas of the winding river (Xi River).
Each quarter receives its own community center which ensures the human scale. The third city complex, dedicated to the University, is used for R&D and residential.
Architects: SBA International
Location: Shenyang, China
Design Team: Architects Hong Li and Bianca Nitsch; Cathrin Fischer, Markus Meissner, Reinhard Braun, Hans Hellmann, Tan Dongyue, Mareen Brinkmann, Qi Yijun, Zhou Jie, Zuo Fei, Wang Hui
Energy Concept: Clean City Concept
Client: Economic Development Zone Sub-office of Shenyang Bureau of Planning and Land Resource
Planning Target: New Town with a network of center structures
Total Area: 91 km2
Water Area: 9 km2
GFA: 92 Mio. m2