Tianjin/ Maps2-Urban Plans of Tianjin since 1956-2020, Tianjin Urban Planning&Design Institute

historical development

 

2006-2020 Tian Jin Urban Planning Map
2006-2020 Tian Jin Urban Planning Map
2006-2020 Tian Jin Urban Planning Diagram
2006-2020 Tian Jin Urban Planning Diagram
The dual City
The dual City
 Tian Jin at present
Tian Jin at present

Tianjin, as a city with critical geographical relation with the capital of China, Beijing, its developments are mostly  planned intentionally and those plans give form to the city fabric. When we collected the series of chronological urban planning maps from official Tianjin Urban Planning Institute and put them together, it’s interesting to find how the scale of the maps have been changing and how the city fabric of Tianjin incrementally grow along the Hai River and finally Hai River becomes the spine of the city.

Besides the formal relationship between Hai River and Tianjin, in history the role of Hai River in urban planning is also changing. The river used to be the trade transportation routine, the doorway and fortress to Beijing, then lost its position in rapid expansion after the foundation of new China and finally the river becomes a simple river again now. The government begin to think about the cultural value, natural value, communal value of the river and really tried to construct the river to be the identity of Tianjin. I will focus more on the role that Hai River is returned to public as natural landscape and recover its original identity.

 

1 Comment on “Tianjin/ Maps2-Urban Plans of Tianjin since 1956-2020, Tianjin Urban Planning&Design Institute

  1. I think it is interesting to see the difference in approach adopted developed along the coastal line.Like the way how Hong Kong is developed along the Victoria Harbour from a fish village,a trading port to now a cosmopolitan with skyscrapers along the harbour front. The development of Hai River in Tianjin is quit different in the sense that the government tried not to develop it.It had gone through a process.

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