Year: 2021 Location: Dongtai, China Area: 400Ha Contribution: Masterplan and Urban Design Award: Winner
Collaborators : Shanghai Pudong Urban Planning & Design Institute
Dongtai Health City is an award-winning project that explores the significance of wellness and healing properties of nature in cities. Out of 80 applicants, Tekuma Frenchman was awarded the first prize for its proposal. Health-related design are re-shaping our environments, lifestyles, economies and communities. New generation of urban residents are yearning for more sustainable, ecological and healthier living & working lifestyles.
Located within the coastal economic development zone near Shanghai, Dongtai Health City neighbors the Tiaozini wetlands, a UNESCO world heritage site and home to millions of migratory birds who winter there. This project aims to create a 17.1 square kilometers development focused on the theme of health and well-being, a new town that will house 150,000 people. Four consortia were selected for the international urban design competition. Together with local partner PPAD, Tekuma Frenchman was awarded the winning scheme.
In the image of a tree, a new healthy city grows and matures. Dongtai’s urban development strategy is unconventional. Its growthf ollows nature’s morphology. Introducing world-class ecological amenities into the site. By naturalizing fishponds into wetlands, it links the ecological heart of the site back to the sea.
The start area forms a comprehensive node of 400 hectares within the masterplan, housing health anchors and healthy residential communities. A medical mall, large hospital, health research campus, conference center, nursing home, elderly university, and transit hub are organised along a riverfront park, the living lab. Two new junctions with G228 linking the site back into the surrounding fabric are lined by major health anchors. Dongtai Health City will continue to flourish, harbouring people and nature.