Tianjin, China

Competition entry for city centre masterplan

Tianjin is located in northern China and is the countrys sixth largest city. It is a rapidly growing municipality where the historic Chinese city is being surrounded and overwhelmed by new developments. We entered an international competition to provide a masterplan which would make sense of this distinction whilst reinforcing routes into and across the city.

To achieve this a hierarchy of movement systems was patterned which fostered the creation of integrated yet distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own character and purpose.

Tianjin sketch