Tianjin Binhai CBD Master Plan

  • Conceived as a new, self-sustaining city, financial hub, and regional center; the Master Plan sets out to provide China with a new model for a progressive, large-scale urban development. Image © SOM | Crystal CG
  • The urban design framework embraces sustainable principles and creates pedestrian-oriented spaces, diversified land uses, ample public amenities, and a state-of-the-art transit network. Image © SOM | Crystal CG
  • The high-density plan was developed according to key principles of sustainable design: providing accessible public transit, weaving new green spaces into the city, and promoting clean water. Image © SOM | Crystal CG
  • The Yujiapu Central Business District is designed in more detail with special attention to urban form, sustainable infrastructure systems, and the establishment of a continuous riverfront park system. Image © SOM | Crystal CG

The Tianjin New Binhai Master Plan calls for the redevelopment of a coastal industrial zone and former port into a new center of commerce. The 2,500-hectare site is located near the confluence of the Hai He River and the Bohai Gulf, one of the busiest seaways in the world. It sits outside of central Tianjin, the fourth most-populated city in the country.

The mixed-use district will feature high-rise buildings, historic neighborhoods, and open spaces, along with a comprehensive road and rail system. A high-speed train will run between the district and Beijing, enabling better access to the gulf from China’s capital. SOM’s plan also calls for regenerating the area’s natural landscape.