Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition \ Holm Architecture Office + Archiland Beijing

• July 9, 2012

This is the competition entry by HAO / Holm Architecture Office and Archiland Beijing for Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan.

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

The Dongjiang Master Plan site is situated within the Binhai area, 60 kilometers outside of the city of Tianjin in Northern China on a newly developed section of the coastline. The plan includes 280,000 square meters of residential development, with 40,000 square meters of mixed-use office, retail, and public space.

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition - Diagrams, drawing courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition - MLP, drawing courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

The design evolves around the prime beach location with a central pedestrian boardwalk that services both the low and midrise residential housing blocks. The central boardwalk runs parallel to the beach, creating views of the water while taking the visitor through areas of gardens and retail within the new development.

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

The dune-shaped residential development is designed to maximize sunlight, assuring that each apartment receives a minimum of two hours of direct sunlight daily, while optimizing views from the individual apartments as well as natural ventilation.

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

The western edge of the site provides vehicular access with drop offs as well as access to below-ground parking areas freeing up the interior of the site to pedestrians, while the northern part of the site is developed as a mixed-use office and retail development.

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Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan Competition, render courtesy Holm Architecture Office & Archiland Beijing

With the Dongjiang Masterplan we aimed to develop a housing typology that allows for high density while emulating the natural surroundings of the site. The dune shape buildings create unique apartment layouts, all with direct sunlight, natural cross ventilation and direct connections to the adjacent sea and beach.

Jens Holm, founder HAO / Holm Architecture Office.

+ Project facts

Dongjiang Harbor Master Plan
Tianjin, Binhai, China

Program: Residential, Office, Commercial and Landscape.
Type: Invited Competition.
Size: 280.000 M2 residential, 40.000 M2 Mixed Use Office & Retail.
Team: HAO/Holm Architecture Office and Archiland Beijing.

+ About HAO / Holm Architecture Office

HAO / Holm Architecture Office is an international design collective founded by Danish architect Jens Holm.

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  1. LC1 says:

    From a birds-eye-view this giant structure looks nice (even though the repetition of the meandering structure is lame, there should have been a transition, a continuous movement through the whole), but from the viewpoint of human scale, the complex appears too artificial – might be those terribly post-processed rendering which totally lack of atmosphere.
    presentation graphics should be tasty, vibrant, making you wanna built that thing – but in this case it just looks like an orphaned ghosttown-disaster; as if being designed for ordos..

  2. LC1 says:

    ps: ok, from top view it’s not a complete repitition, but from birds-eye-perspective it appears like that. in the end, not so bad that it had to be mentioned. but still, there’s something about this project i don’t like. I wonder how others feel about it.