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Haiyan MICE Water City


2020 - Shenzhen-Hong Kong, China


Year: 2021
LocatIon: Haiyan, Zhejiang, China
Area: 4.2km²
Contribution: Masterplan and Urban Design
Award: Second Prize
Collaborators: Shenzhen Architecture Design General Research Institute (SZAD)

Tekuma Frenchman together with local partner SZAD was awarded the second place for its schematic design of the Urban Design and Conceptual Architecture Design of the Haiyan New City High Speed Rail (HSR), in Eastern China. Five other consortia were among the list including XX.

Economies form the core development engine of a city. The industrial planning of Haiyan HSR New City begins by leveraging local driving forces to support the area development. Through the benchmarking of other international destinations, high connectivity to regional transit hubs, and the richness of its natural resources, MICE presented itself as a suitable development catalyst. MICE is a service-oriented business travel economy focused on meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions.

MICE with its comprehensive set of programs is packaged into a landmark–the central floating ring of the high-speed rail hub, surrounded by a wetland habitat, forming a unique ecological landscape at the meeting of movement and nature. As one leaves the station, they can see beautiful villages mirroring into the calm waters. They hear the sound of birds and insects, rather than the bustling traffic noise of a conventional transit hub. Haiyan HSR will be a new symbol for the city, the Living Room of Hangzhou Bay, celebrating its water heritage.