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Daxing Area Beijing Conceptual Urban Design


Project Information

Project Location:
China Beijing
Project Scale:
1200 Hectare
Design Time:
March 2006
Award List:
International Design Competition Award

Project Profile

The unique history, traffic and water conditions of the site offer unlimited potential for the design of the center area of the new developing area in Daxing, Beijing. Based on the concept of a green city, Daxing aims to build a ecological, humanistic, and effectively positive new urban area in Beijing. Our design includes the following conceptual features:

Sapphire necklace:

Ecological, humanistic, and suitable design for living and working inside a new urban area is the primary objective of the urban plan. This plan fully considered the conditions of the site, so it subdivided the detention reservoir into a continuous stormwater management system, and integrated it with the urban green system. This is the infrastructure of urban landscape, the Sapphire necklace of the new urban development area, which would help to make better use of the land, enhance urban environment quality, and also increase the value of the land.

Turquoise network:

Taking the turquoise necklace as the framework, we established several diagonal greenways, each integrated with pedestrian and bicycle systems, which would form convenient traffic and recreational networks. This forms the basis for an urban ecological and humanistic design language. The arrangement of residences and office buildings are all coordinated with the green network, and thus nearby workers and dwellers receive its direct health benefits.

Subway station as core:

The arrangement of the new developing area centers on the subway station. Through traffic organization and its connection to Beijing city center, the urban structure is made compact and economical.

“3 cores and 1 chain”:

Mixed land use emphasizes the connection of different functional areas and their symbiotic relationship, which we call here the “3 cores and 1 chain relationship” urban structure.

The 3 cores area relatively independent, and the connection is established through a pedestrian greenway. The conference and exhibition center are placed at the southern part of the core area, considering that these large public buildings could potentially interfere with the public traffic system.