Shenshan SuperNature Waterfront


Program Waterfront masterplan for the new city of Shenshan, including diverse urban and coastal developments to accommodate mix-use areas for residential, business and tourist activities along a 15km resilient coastal park.
Status Competition entry. 2nd prize in International Competition, December 2019
Location Shenshan, Guangdong, China
Land area 20 km2 (2000 hectares)
Client Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Management Commission of Shenzhen Municipality
The project, designed in collaboration with Urbanus from Shenzhen and One Architecture as resilience consultants, proposed the SuperNature waterfront concept as a new model for creative and resilient coastal development. Combining urban and natural ecosystems the project offers a rich variety of built fabrics and programs, creating a playful new relationship between the city and the sea. Allocating the best part of the waterfront to public use, the plan proposed the 15 kilometer car free coastal park with a rich array of activities that will become the new heart of the waterfront city. The newly built city of Shenshan is seen as a unique opportunity to create the optimal coastal city, a poetic mix between artificial and natural that grows a new sustainable and creative waterfront culture.