Tianjin/ Maps1-Plans of New Development along different sectors of Hai River

 Sector Division of Hai River
Sector Division of Hai River

The River is divided into three sectors

1, Sector one – estuary of the Hai River to the Secondary Gate Dam        Industrial, port                                             Modern port industrial city image

2, Sector two- the Second Gate to the Peripheral Ring Road                   Nature, Education , Municipal Center       High tech-research city image

3, Sector three – within the Peripheral Ring Road                                  Culture & History, Intimate water                International metropolis

  Program Distribution along the Hai River
Program Distribution along the Hai River
 Plan of Upstream of Hai River
Plan of Upstream of Hai River

Along the river, mostly commercial and public sites are planned

 Plan of Midstream of Hai River
Plan of Midstream of Hai River

Parks(green), education(yellow), and new municipal centers(red) are planned

Plan of Downstream of Hai River
Plan of Downstream of Hai River

Construction site( purple & orange) take up the most areas.

 Programmatic Diagram of Downstream of Hai River
Programmatic Diagram of Downstream of Hai River

1 Comment on “Tianjin/ Maps1-Plans of New Development along different sectors of Hai River

  1. There is an impressive array of contemporary maps and historical documents collected in the past weeks. It is clear that the rationalizing or theming of “Chinese Culture” and developmental agendas remains hugely influential in the planning of such an important city, and in particular the river that feeds it. It would be critical to be able to draw out these similar sensibilities in the historical maps and planning documents. In a sense, the themes reflected in such a large transportation infrastructure will always appear comprehensive. Indeed, these large categories such as “nature & education,” “culture & history,” or “industry & port,” do not reveal all that much. Is this seen as some form of Corbusian functional city zoning, where different competing or contradictory functions are clearly separated from one another? Again, it would be wonderful to draw these discussions back to earlier historical documents (collected here), to argue for a shift from an earlier socio-political agenda to the newer agendas, and to identify a corresponding transformation in urban or zoning guidelines, and urban forms. What was this shift about? Did it lead to new policies? Who were the authors or protagonists of these new policies, and how would an awareness of this authorship or influences behind them shed light on why and how these policies came about? What were the new forms that have emerged because of the new ideas?

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