Tianjin/ The Winner- EDAW’s Hai River Plan- part2-1 Setback

Introduction – EDAW(易道公司) is a landscape designing company founded in America anchoring themselves on the idea of ancient Chinese culture. They finally won the project.

 

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The green artery as the connector of four districts, Concept diagram of the plan of Tianjin drawn by EDAW

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Hai River merge into the public space of Tianjin, Concept Diagram of the plan of Tianjin drawn by EDAW

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Set back of roads beside Hai River, Strategic diagram of the plan of Tianjin drawn by EDAW

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Set back of roads beside Hai River, Strategic diagram of the plan of Tianjin drawn by EDAW

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Bird view of Hai River development-1

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Bird view of Hai River development-2

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Approchable Platform of Hai River-1

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Approchable Platform of Hai River-2

 

People share different memory through the history of Hai River. The relationship between the river and the urban fabric is also changing from Destroyer with flood, economic ports with incoming money and goods, inlet of enemies of the country, stinky water to now, a intimate gathering space.

The setback creates another layer along Hai River. The plan push the urban fabric away. You can begin to imagine the after the intense development beside the river. The setback plan will create a public void in the middle of the city, a loose area among the dense. The imposed public walkway certainly makes Hai River approachable to citizens. When people begin to approach and touch the river, the river in return becomes their indelible memory. The next generation will share the scene where they happily go for a walk with their parents or play around with their little buddies. Those memories cultivate what we call culture and spirit of the river and the walkway is really dedicated to that. The River begins to interlock with the urban fabric.

 

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