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2018 April 10: A description of the new Qianhai Development was appended to this article.

Australia-based architecture, design, and urban planning firm HASSELL has been appointed as design partner for the development of Shenzhen's new Qianhai Mawan Mile; a winding “boulevard in the sky” stretching 1.6km-long tieing together new cultural buildings and lush parklands in one urban destination.

Four Integrated "Layers" a Vibrant mix of Art and Entertainment

The masterplan consists of four integrated layers: above and below ground neighbourhood zones, a continuous park, a series of pavilion buildings and a skydeck weaving through it all. The elevated multifunctional walkway flanked by greenery will serve as an uninterrupted cycling and jogging path. On the ground level, the greenway will be split into gardens for quiet reflection, wet and dry play spaces for kids, group exercise areas, piazzas with cafes, and
performance venues for outdoor events and art installations. Below ground, a major entertainment precinct will be built with direct access to multiple metro concourses, and sunken plazas with semi-outdoor dining areas and marketplaces.

“This project is designed to engage people – particularly the young, mobile residents of this fast-changing area – and promote better health and social connections,” HASSELL wrote.

Project Client: China Merchants
Status: Work in progress
Estimated Completion Date: N/A

Source: HASSELL: QIANHAI MAWAN MILE

ABOUT QIANHAI

Located on the western coast of Nanshan District in Shenzhen, Qianhai aims to become the leading force of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a key link of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the “Manhattan of the East,” where financial products, private equity companies, and funding and insurance institutions will thrive. Set to open soon, the Qianhai and Shekou Area of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone has so far attracted 124,600 companies to settle there.

Source: QIANHAI, WHERE INNOVATION MATTERS by TAN Yifan

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