On August 18, 2019, the Opinions of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on Supporting Shenzhen in Building a Pilot Demonstration Area of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics was officially promulgated, in which, Shenzhen’s strategic positions are identified as a high-quality development highland, a model city ruled by law, a model city in civilization, a model of the people’s livelihood and a pioneer of sustainable development. In line with the construction standards for an international first-rate city, Longhua District is improving its urban functions to be a trailblazer in the construction of a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and to walk in the front of creating a model city supporting the reinforcement of a modern country with socialism.

As the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is under progress, and Guangdong-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-speed Railway is opened to the public, Shenzhen North Station CBD in Longhua District is provided with a rare development opportunity and shoulders the strategic missions of a new hub city of high-speed railway in the Greater Bay Area, a city portal for Shenzhen and Hong Kong to influencing the inland, an international lounge with global influence, and a modern multifunctional urban center. By benchmarking against the standards in buildingan internationally advanced city, developers in Longhua District will sustainably improve the urban construction level and management capacity with global vision, strategic insights and awareness of high-quality products, so as to fully exhibit the image of a modern downtown at international first tier. In the report read on the 3rd Congress of Party Representatives of the 1st CPC Longhua District Committee, the requirement of International Planning and Design Competition for the Slow Traffic System of Hongshan Cross-railway Section in Shenzhen North Station CBD was put forward.

Being split by multiple regional traffic corridors, Shenzhen North Station CBD is severely compromised in terms of city image, functional layout, and quality of life for local residents. New proposals, including improvement of transportation facilities to reinforce the urban functions and the construction of a uninterrupted slow traffic system, were mentioned in several key research reports, such as the International Consultation Results of the Landscape Planning and Design for the Green Valley in Shenzhen North Station CBD, Study on the Planning and Design of Air Corridor System in Shenzhen North Station CBD and Study on Upper Development of High-speed Railway in Shenzhen North Station CBD. As a key node connecting Hongshan Cultural Area and Hongmu Mountain Suburb Park, Hongshan Cross-railway Section connects the spaces on both sides of the high-speed railway by additional cross-railway corridors and weather-proof corridors, and suturing the “fractures” on both sides of the railway tracks to enhance the accessibility between the mountains and the city.  

In such a context, the International Planning and Design Competition for the Slow Traffic System of Hongshan Cross-railway Section in Shenzhen North Station CBD, a program hosted by the People’s Government of Longhua District, Shenzhen, and jointly undertaken by Shenzhen Longhua District Construction and Promotion Center for Major Regions, Longhua District Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, and Government Investment Projects Preliminary Work Management Center of Shenzhen Longhua District (Rail Transit Construction Management Center), is carried out to facilitate Shenzhen North Station CBD in improving the international environmental quality and city image of Shenzhen.