2014-9-5 News

BDCL Won Competition for the Junliang High-speed Railway Station CBD

Triumphant news kept pouring in at the dawn of year 2014. After winning the competition for the Riverside Demo Zone of Tsingtao Silicon Valley, BDCL once again became the champion in the competition for the conceptual design of the Junliang High-speed Rail Station CBD, and was designated as the architect for design development. 

 

Located between downtown Tianjin and Binhai New District, along the middle reach of Hai River, Junliang City will become a vehicle for the industrial and functional extension of both cities, and gradually be developed into the administrative and cultural center of Tianjin and an important international exchange center in Northern China. Through referencing successful experience from years of international practices and taking into consideration of China’s situation, we proposed a compact and efficient scheme that turned the site into a multi-functional urban harbor featuring vibrant lifestyle.

 

Urban design principles were applied to our analysis on the cultural context and the framework of the current plan. The new plan has shown necessary complexity and clarity while keeping the basic layout of the city center. Open spaces in downtown Junliang were well organized to connect the railway station with the metro lines and the bus routes, creating an efficient public transit system that benefits the future development.

 

The design of the blocks was inspired by Yin-Yang elements in Chinese seal, highlighting the balance between buildings and spaces. The space scales were defined according to the theory of new urbanism, i.e. different building blocks were combined to form continuous architectural texture, and the scales were further adapted to define pedestrian-oriented spaces. In addition, every building had an internal courtyard which provided more friendly experience to pedestrians with smaller scale.