Tianjin Sino-Singapore Eco City
International urban planning competition – winning scheme
The construction of this important Eco City project – initiated and invested by both the Chinese and the Singaporean state – has started in the beginning of the second decade of 21. Basis for the detailed urban planning are the results of an international urban planning competition from which RhineScheme’s design emerged as one of the 2 winning schemes.
Backbone and main identifying element of Tianjin Eco City is the so-called “Eco-Valley”.
Below this continuous green corridor of 12 km length, a new subway line will connect the districts and the centre of this new city for 350.000 people.
The figure of the Eco-Valley in its general shape is defined by its scenic situation near the river, following the curve of the old Ji canal, as well as by the interpretation of this situation by the master plan.
The double intersection of the Eco-Valley and the canal forms a natural inner core with a unique character. The isthmus area which is formed between the two water courses is reserved for research, conferences and exhibitions. In its north and south two areas of contrasting character are located.
The urban structure of this central bone differs in scale and shape from the surrounding urban texture. The core area is set off from the surrounding corpus of the city by clearly defined building flights and a surrounding green cordon.