Zhangjiawo New Town
As city expansion of Tianjin, Zhangjiawo New Town is one of several satellite towns under construction. Zhangjiawo is designed for a population of approximately 200,000 inhabitants in 2015 (with a supposed overall population density of 13,000 inhabitants/km²).
It arises in proximity of a new High Speed Railway (HSR) station which opened in 2011 on line between Beijing and Shanghai.
The compact core area of the town and planned city centre caters to trade and service sectors and is located in a south-eastern direction. It will be connected with the cultural centre of the town by a pedestrian passage running above street level.
The first residential developments have already been built.
The central area combines a traffic hub with HSR, bus, subway (planned MTR line no.3) and tram stations as main booster of the development with shopping malls, cultural areas, mixed use and living areas, as well as diverse service areas.
A ring-shaped green belt with watercourse defines the borders of the core area – similar to the demolished city walls around a medieval European town – and at the same time creates the necessary distance between town centre and surrounding express ways.