Exhibitor / The Urban Planning and Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS)
Measuring 15 square kilometers, Qianhai is located in Shenzhen’s western Shekou Peninsula, on the eastern bank of the Pearl River Estuary, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macau in the rear central position of the the Pearl River Delta, ranging from Hong Kong to Shenzhen to Guangzhou. In the past, Qianhai’s primary development was as an urban harbor, logistics center and energy base. In 2010, Qianhai was awarded “Modern Service Industry Innovation Demonstration Cooperation Zone between Hong Kong and Guangdong”.
Now, in a new positioning with water at its core, Qianhai reintroduces itself as a “Canal City” after completing the construction of five water corridors with special features which have become the core framework for Qianhai’s development. In addition, Qianhai also proposes the unit development model featuring mixed functions and intensive stereo, a multi-mode public transit system linking a three-dimensional multi-level urban space that shows off the unique bay landscape.
The Urban Planning and Design Institute of Shenzhen (UPDIS)
UPDIS is an urban planning, design
and research firm with both creative and technical strengths.
As the first city in China to undertake reform and opening-up, Shenzhen was also the first to go through a “fire baptism” of urbanization towards a market economy. UPDIS has been there every step of the way, crafting plans and policy that are often used by other Chinese cities as a template for a smooth transition. The success of these plans and policies has helped drive Shenzhen and China’s growth, improving citizens’ quality of life. The Institute has since gained deep academic and theoretical knowledge, practical project experience and strong professional skills that are at the forefront of China’s top planning institutes.