Binhai Eco City, Tianjin, Northern China

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Binhai Eco City, China

Chinese Master Plan: Central Business District – design by HAO / Holm Architecture Office

1 Sep 2014

Binhai Eco City Master Plan in Tianjin

Architect: HAO / Holm Architecture Office

Location: Binhai, Tianjin, China

HAO / Holm Architecture Office and AI have been chosen as a shared winner of the Eco City Binhai Master Plan, situated outside Tianjin in Northern China and covering an area of 49,2 acres / 200,000 M2. The plan includes a new Central Business District (CBD) and five new cultural buildings. The project has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s WAF in Singapore.

Binhai Eco

The Binhai Eco City Master Plan is the result of a unique collaboration between the Chinese and Singaporean governments. The project was conceived as a case study for a completely green development, emphasizing the use of renewable energy and the direct integration of natural surroundings into the built environment.

Binhai Eco

The project consists of a new Central Business District (CBD) as well as five new cultural buildings with programs ranging from exhibition spaces to libraries and dedicated educational space to sports facilities. Where the CBD will provide valuable new office space and create a bustling new city center, the cultural buildings will become the educational heart of the plan.

Binhai Eco

Both the CBD and the central cultural buildings are all designed to minimize energy use, and all incorporate ideas of passive building design, utilizing solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling to achieve near zero impact structures.

Binhai Eco

The entire master plan sits on a raised plateau, allocating traffic and service to a lower level, establishing the new Eco City Master Plan as a green pedestrian oasis within the larger development of the new Binhai area. The overall plan integrates and merges the cultural belt towards the water with the new CBD, drawing green areas towards the plan’s center.

Binhai Eco

“ The proposed ‘finger plan’ mimics an open, outstretched, hand, creating an environment that directly integrates nature and living. This design allows the green areas to slide in-between each finger, inviting direct interaction throughout the day and night and creates five islands that house the cultural buildings. The direct access to the green surroundings makes the Eco City Master Plan distinctive and affords its future inhabitants a vibrant and healthy place to live, work and play.”

Jens Holm, Founder, HAO

Binhai Eco City Master Plan in Tianjin – Building Information

Name: Eco City Master Plan
Program: Museum, Exhibition, Sports Center, Hotel, Library & Financial District
Type: Invited Competition, Shared .1st Prize. WAF Finalist 2014
Size: 49,2 Acres / 200,000 M2
Client: SINO Singapore
Location: Binhai, Tianjin, China
Status: Ongoing.
Collaborator: AI, Kragh & Berglund (Landscape), Buro Happold.

Binhai Eco

Binhai Eco City Master Plan in Tianjin images / information from HAO / Holm Architecture Office

HAO / Holm Architecture Office

Location: Binhai, Tianjin, China

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