Architecture: Car-free Area in Shenzhen China


In size and shape, it is approximately equal to New York’s Midtown.

The American architectural agency NBBJ has unveiled the master plan for Net City, a car-free area in Shenzhen, developed for Tencent, a Chinese technology company. It is assumed that it will be located on the peninsula and will include offices, houses, parks and entertainment centers.

Net City has a minimum of roads. The area will be connected to Shenzhen by metro, it will be possible to move around on foot or by bicycle, and a ferry will begin to walk along the coastline.

Mangroves will be planted ashore for natural flood protection, and buildings will be equipped with solar panels.

The houses, the highest of which will have only 30 floors, can accommodate up to 80 thousand residents, mainly Tencent employees. The project is being implemented in three phases over the next seven years.


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