College Town Planning & Research
Address: Tangjiawan, Zhuhai City
The planned college town is located in the southwest corner of Tangjiawan in Zhuhai. It is adjacent to the western coastal expressway in the west and to the east are Jinfeng Road and Fenghuangshan Tunnel. To the north is Jintang West Road and to the south is Phoenix Mountain Range. Highly accessible and has abundant cultural, historical and ecological resources.
Planned and designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), the project aims to explore and build a sustainable, compact and convenient large-scale comprehensive project integrating education and scientific research, entrepreneur and business incubation, and art exchange in the Tangjiawan area.
If there was a university here: there would be professors and students from all over the world, there would be many languages and cultures, research centers and entrepreneurial bases, art galleries and libraries, concert halls and stadiums, where teachers, students and residents will be able to share ideas and thoughts, with convenient transportation. There would be universities within the communities and communities within the university. How wonderful this life would be!
The Ideal Solution
Europe and the United States is no stranger to the concept of “college town”. This is also the method adopted by many famous European and American schools. Many small towns which the famous universities are located were established because of the schools and flourished as the university rose in prestige. One of the roles of "college town" is to gather talents from all walks of life, exchanging ideas and igniting creativity.
The characteristic towns formed with the university as a core can often become the engine of the “new economy” based on innovation and creativity, forming an excellent atmosphere for the creation of new knowledge and new technologies on campus, which in turn promote the development of high-tech industries.
Complying with Local Characteristics
There are 4 natural villages in the plot where the college town is planned. The Huitong ancient village is located at the foot of the west side of the Chihua Mountain. It is adjacent to the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. Along the main road of the ancient village to the south, Zhengkeng Village and Baiyelin Village are dotted with natural scenery, while the northwest corner of the plot is Nazhou Village, which has the Guyuan former residence, which is a historical protection building.
In this regard, the plan is to preserve and utilize the hills and water bodies of the plot as much as possible, and use this to outline the planning structure. On this basis, to plan the layout of a series of compact communities. At the same time, the plan will incorporate the overall design with the Huitong village and Nazhou Village, making the two villages part of the new community and retaining the local cultural characteristics as much as possible.
Three Tightly Compact Neighborhoods
Richard George Rogers believes that cities should be well designed to become a more compact, accessible urban environment that supports a wide variety of uses, allowing people to enjoy work and life in a city with convenient public transport, sustainable development and with lively atmosphere.
Based on this philosophy, the RSHP design team has planned three tightly compact neighborhoods for the college town study: the Education District, the Cultural District and the R&D District. Give each district the functionality it deserves. Each district has its own unique city texture, mixed and open spaces to maximize the convenience in peoples’ life.
COLLEGE TOWN PLANNING & RESEARCH
Green Transportation System
The college town transportation system will give priority to pedestrians and encourage green transportation and plan to build a series of parking lots to facilitate the principle of “park then walk”. A comprehensive green transportation system is also planned, including a 5km long bicycle lane, a 16km electric bus route, and a 10km green and blue corridor. In addition to the Central Ecological Park, the project also plans for 21 hectares of public open space.
College Town Planning & Research
The planned College Town is located in the southwest corner of Tangjiawan in Zhuhai.Highly accessible and has abundant cultural, historical and ecological resources.Planned and designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), the project aims to explore and build a sustainable, compact and convenient large-scale comprehensive project integrating education and scientific research, entrepreneur and business incubation, and art exchange in the Tangjiawan area.
The Education District is located at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain and on the south side of the Central Ecological Park, this District will provide new support facilities for nearby universities and accommodate new educational institutions, including research centers, visitor centers, and exhibition centers and provide entrepreneurial venues for graduates and researchers.
The cultural district will be the main cultural site of Huitong Village and its surrounding areas, and will serve as the main cultural heritage attraction. The district center will be integrating a visitor center, museums, retail, commercial and residential areas, and studios into a new cultural square.
Located in the northern part of the planning area, the R&D district will be planned as a comprehensive R&D center to provide a complete entrepreneurial environment. It not only fulfill the needs of college teachers and students and entrepreneurs for R&D and entrepreneurship, but also fulfill their living, office, business, leisure needs.