1. Overview of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality

On September 21, 2017, Guangdong Provincial Committee of the CPC and the People's Government of Guangdong Province issued ‘Reply to the Adjustment Plan on System of Organization of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone’ (GPC [2017], No.123)which decided that Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Party Work Committee and Management Committee were changed to representative offices of Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, and to build Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone (hereinafter referred to as ‘Shenshan Cooperation Zone’) into an economical function district led by Shenzhen according to the '10+1' model (10 districts of Shenzhen and Shenshan Cooperation Zone). And on December 16, 2018, the CPC Work Committee and Management Committee of Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality were officially established. Since then, Shenshan Cooperation Zone has embarked on a new construction and development era dominated by Shenzhen.

Located on the eastern coast of city cluster in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenshan Cooperation Zone is 60km away from Shenzhen and covers an area of 468.3km2 with a registered population of 76,500, of which built-area is 26km2. By 2035, 135km2 of Shenshan Cooperation Zone will be devoted to construction area, the population size will reach 1.5 million, and public auxiliary facilities will be equipped to meet needs of 3 million people. As an important strategic node, through which Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area radiates to town clusters of east Guangdong Province, Shenshan Cooperation Zone has undertaken the significant mission of 'promoting regional coordination, becoming a cooperation demonstration zone, and insisting on innovation', and is striving to build itself into the eastern gateway of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, a new center of the eastern Guangdong coastal economic belt, an innovation and development zone of Shenzhen, and a new modern, international coastal smart city by adhering to be people-oriented, insisting on ecological priority and green development, and seeking a new and high-level development with international perspectives. 

2. Project Overview

Chishi River is the largest river in Shenshan Cooperation Zone. It runs through Chishi Town, and into the Red Bay by Xiaomo Town. With numerous rivers gathering here, it has a rich biodiversity. Meanwhile, as a flood-prone area, the area along Chishi River suffers from frequent flood disasters. Thus, the future construction of its riverside shall achieve disaster risk reduction and prevention based on the philosophy of resilience and safety, and build itself into an important regional ecological landscape corridor and a continuous exhibition belt with featured urban and rural space, so as to promote the development of ecological civilization in Shenshan Cooperation Zone.

In this context, Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen Municipality is planning to organize the International Consultation on the Planning and Design of Chishi Riverside, and hopes to establish a development framework with international vision and innovative concept, so as to promote its space quality on the basis of ensuring the resilience and safety of the riverfront area.

3. Work Contents

There will be mainly two levels included in this International Consultation:

Overall design levelput forward the overall urban design concept, including the resilience and safety strategy for the areas along the river, ecological landscape strategy and tourism development strategy, etc.

Detailed design level: select 2-3 key sections to carry out detailed design, including key sections of about 150ha for conceptual landscape design and key sections of 50ha for detailed urban design.

Note: The planning and design scope in the overall design level is about 50km2, in which, the northern ecological suburban section shall extend about 200m outwards from the toe line of the dikes in both sides of the river in combination with the characteristics of each firm's proposal on the basis of protecting its biodiversity as well as its original natural and ecological environment, while the central urban section shall extend an urban block outwards from the riverfront area in both sides of the river based on the road network determined in the central area's urban design scheme and combine with the extension of key landscape elements such as important mountains, farmland and tributaries, etc. for parts of its area. The scope of comprehensive consideration can be taken into account when doing the overall design.