Streets are the lifeblood of any city. As an important urban design element, "streetscaping " has the potential to turn ordinary roads into places where miracles happen. Any streetscape design should not only improve the artistic of the street, but also focus on sustainable development, making it more interactive, dynamic and stimulate sense of belonging. Moreover, for any city, streets are a reflection of its culture and values to shape the uniqueness of urban culture. Therefore, designers hope to make better use of environmental elements to beautify and activate the streets. If a design scheme takes into account the elements of benign street life such as legibility, safety, adaptability and economy, then it is able to provide a sustainable and public place for the city to live, work, play and contribute to the vitality of the region.
Streetscape is a term to describe the natural and built fabric of the street and defined as the design quality of the street and its visual effect. To put it simply, it is a view of the streets of a city. The concept recognizes that a street is a public place where people are able to engage in various activities. Streetscapes and their visual experience largely influence public places where people interact, and it ultimately helps define a community’s aesthetic quality, economic activity, health, and sustainability.
A successful streetscape has multiple aspects. Because all roads have multiple users and serve many functions, each streetscape design must be environmental sensitive. Transportation systems must consider the environment or physical setting and use design approaches and materials that are consistent with local conditions. A streetscape needs to have boundaries to ensure safe travel for all roadway users. Signs, curbs, fences and landscaping can effectively create an inclusive and safe environment that provides a sense of physical comfort for diverse users and activities. The aesthetic appeal elements of road greening, fancy lighting, fun and practical street furniture, clean and tidy streets, and outdoor dining contribute to a town’s sense of place. All street facilities should be designed to allow people to get out of vehicles to socialize, interact with the environment, and discover more options and possibilities.
02 Streetscaping @海口
Haikou Jiangdong New Area Administration
Haikou Jiangdong New Area
Development and Construction Co., Ltd.
and A8 Design Center
Focus on Jiangdong New Area，Haikou
Choose different levels of street as the design object
from six representative and functional clusters
The road landscape and urban furniture design
is expected to reflect the overall
development direction of Jiangdong New Area,
while maintaining the
characteristics of each cluster,
and at the sametime being
environment sensitive, user friendly,
interactive, and stimulative.
03 About the Site @江东新区
About the Site @Jiangdong New Area
Birds-eye View of Jiangdong New Area City Design (Partial)
Haikou Jiangdong New Area is located on the east coast of Haikou City, between the main urban area and Wenchang Mulan Bay. It is about 7km away from the city center and about 15km away from Wenchang Mulan Bay New Area. Jiangdong New Area is the core area in the east of Haikou, which is the key to realize the deep integrated development of the region.
Jiangdong New Area is positioned as "Innovation Area of Pilot Zone for Deepening Reform and Opening-up on All Fronts, Display Area of Pilot National Ecological Zone, Experience Area of International Tourism and Consumption Center, Demonstration Area of Major National Strategic Logistics Zone", following the guidleline of the major strategies and decisions entrusted to Hainan, leading the development of China (Hainan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, and becoming an important gateway of China opening-up to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Streetscaping @Haikou consists of six representative areas drawn from six sites whose location is ranging from riverside, waterfront, centre of the CBD, or next to the airport. In terms of functions, it ranges from "City Reception Hall" to "Core Educational Resource Gathering Place". It is expected that the design can take into consideration the overall positioning, development direction and design of Jiangdong New Area, and also the functions and location differences of the six sites.
The "Riverside City Interface" takes Nandu river as its core, and along the revier distributes the landmark buildings. The riverside interface is divided into three levels: close view, medium view and distant view. The close view and medium view is composed of multi-storey and low-rise buildings and green park, they mainly include cultural venues, trading centers, sports venues, equestrian bases and other landmark buildings. Within a certain scope of "Riverside International Livelihood Center", high-rise business and office landmarks are centrally arranged to form the primary and secondary visual focus of ups and downs as a vision of the skyline.
Among them, Binjiang East Road along the Nandu River and Baiju Avenue connecting "Qiongzhou Bridge" form the "Binjiang Hundred-mile Green Corridor" and "Baiju Avenue Comprehensive Urban Landscape Axis", presenting a perfect combination of nature and culture.
In the “Riverside International Livelihood Center”, the public functions gather at the waterfront. In this location, world-class cultural facilities will be built, such as art galleries, art centers, public theaters, etc. As the city reception hall of Binjiang area, it displays the image of natural, light and flexible, full of artistic atmosphere, attracts people to stop and appreciate it by having a friendly and energetic gesture.
SITE 3 @时尚商务与消费标杆
SITE 3 @High-end Business and Consumption Milestone
The High-end Business and Consumption area locates on the east side of "Jiangdong New Area Citey Reception Hall" of “Riverside International Livelihood Center”, takes the urban waterscape as the core of spatial organization, gathers offices, cultural, entertainment, service facilities, builds the landmark towers, to create a highly recognizable, pioneering and modern ecological city image and make it the best choice for business, office and consumption which attracts high-end and fashionable end-users.
Birds-eye View of Jiangdong New Area City Design (Partial)
SITE 4 @国际窗口
SITE 4 @Window to The World
Road Grade, Land Planning, Building Height
Imagery, from Internet
SITE 4 主要承载海南国家会展中心功能，会展中心旨在搭建国际文化交流平台，发展创意经济产业。该用地面积约 80公顷，会展中心建筑面积约140万平方米，以室内和室外展览空间相结合的形式，探索建设全球最大的消费精品展示中心，期待实现短期展览、常年展示、现场洽谈交易、智能服务系统、全球仓储物流服务、离岸金融服务以及其他多重配套服务功能。
SITE 4 mainly serves as the Hainan National Convention and Exhibition Center, which is to build a platform for international cultural exchanges and develop creative economy industries. The site covers an area of about 80 hectares and the building area of the convention and exhibition center is about 1.4 million square meters, with the combination of indoor and outdoor exhibition space and the exploration of building the world's largest “Consumer Products Exhibition Center”, looking forward to integrate the functions of exhibitions, intelligent services, global logistics services, offshore financial services and other multiple service functions.
SITE 5 @智慧与未来之高地
SITE 5 @Highland of Intelligence and Future
Road Grade, Land Planning, Building Height
Imagery, from Internet
SITE 5 位于国际高教科研组团，旨在打造智慧高地的印象。该组团以振家溪为界，形成疏密有致的整体格局。北部和东部布局紧凑集聚，以建筑走向引导人流，通过开放性、共享性建筑空间和立体衔接系统体现建筑对人的包容。西部和南部片区，在生态绿心的周边所造城园镶嵌、城绿相依的空间斑块意向，以田园、乡村、水系为开敞空间骨架，通过创享绿芯和活力景观廊道链接多个科教细胞，创造滋养智慧生长、引领技术前沿的科教智慧高地。
SITE 5 is located at the “International Higher Education and Scientific Research Cluster", which aims to create an impression of world intelligence highland. The site takes "Zhenjiaxi" as the boundary, forming an overall pattern of density. In the north and east, the layout is compact, and the flow of people is guided by the architectures. The inclusiveness of the architecture is reflected through the open and shared architectural space and the three-dimensional road system. In the western and southern regions, rural and water systems are used as the spatial framework to connect multiple science and education cells by creating green and dynamic landscape corridors, thus creating a scientific and educational intelligence highland that nourishes wisdom growth and leads the forefront of technology.
Along the coastal area grows the the ecological headquarters, which is a window to display the image of Jiangdong New Area as an international green city. This area is mainly composed of mixed functions, which is open and dynamic. The height of the buildings is strictly controlled, and high-rise buildings are planned and constructed only within a specific area, so as to create a city skyline with uneven height, and become the gateway of Jiangdong New Area facing the ocean.
Birds-eye View of Jiangdong New Area City Design (Partial)
The coastal road “Binhai Road” connects the tidal pools, wetlands, beaches, coconut trees and other different landscapes along the side of Qiongzhou Strait, which is a wonderful place to watch the sea and the sunrise. In line with the highly suitable skyline of the Seaside Green CBD, the projection of the urban contour of Jiangdong New Area and rural villages become the green interface of the coastal area.
In landscape design, it is important to consider the paving as well as other materials, which can be symbolic, sustainable, artistic or even related to the history of the site. When used properly, mixing pavements in the site can create movement and visual continuity, resulting in a successful design.
Superkilen位于哥本哈根一个种族最多样化的社区，由Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)、Superflex和Topotek1设计。材料上的明显变化将公园划分为三个部分：红场、黑市和绿色公园。红场，象征着市场、文化和体育，是一个充满活力的红色混凝土。黑市是聚会和社交的场所，包括游戏桌、日本游乐场和烧烤区。条纹沥青创造了一种视觉错觉，给空间一种运动的感觉，真正地吸引你穿过这个地方。
Superkilen is located in one of Copenhagen's most ethnically diverse communities. This urban park project represents 60 different countries. The apparent change in material divides the park into three parts: red square, black square and green park. Red square symbolizes the market, culture and sports, and it is a vibrant red concrete. Black square is a place for parties and socializing, including game tables, Japanese playground and barbecue area. The striped asphalt creates an optical illusion, gives the space a sense of movement, and really draws you through the place.
Based on the protection of urban ecological environment, the planning and design of modern urban greening landscape ues the existing urban public land to improve the green rate of each public green space, so as to improve the urban ecological environment problems and improve the living comfort of urban residents. How to organically combine the green landscape with surrounding buildings and public facilities to make the green space interactive, pro-human, is also an issue worth considering in the design.
"Tainan Spring" by MVRDV’s aims to bring the greenery to the city. As a result, both the public square and Haian Road see the introduction of large areas of planting, which makes use of local plant species mixed together in a way that emulates the natural verdant landscape located to the east of Tainan, with trees, shrubs, and grasses providing multiple layers of vegetation. The density of these plant beds varies in response to the shop frontages, providing more space for people where needed and for plants in between.
In the landscape of urban public space, the visual proportion of urban furniture reaches more than 1/5. Its form, composition and color, to a large extent, image the quality of urban landscape. In addition, most necessary activities, spontaneous activities and social activities carried out by people in public space need to be supported by urban furniture. At the same time, urban furniture also has more important social value, which is mainly reflected in its dialectical relationship with the city. On the one hand, urban furniture placed in the city is an important part of the overall urban environmental system. On the other hand, urban furniture is also an important carrier to reflect the spiritual connotation, cultural characteristics, vitality and appearance of a city.
Designed by Sou Fujimoto, the intention is to design a “BUS:STOP” where people can meet, enjoy the views, and that, furthermore, functions as a landmark in krumbach. both bus passengers and non-bus users can use this bus stop as a meeting point. everyone may climb the tower-like bus stop to enjoy panoramic views of krumbach. a transparent forest of columns can create interesting scenery in a site surrounded by nature.
JDS建筑事务所设计了一款街灯，光线可以通过灯杆上的穿孔射出。该项目被称为字母城市灯，光源范围和亮度都可以根据环境进行调整。JDS建筑事务所的Julien De Smedt在描述设计初衷时表示，不同的地方和空间应该有不同的照明，而如何在不改变设计的情况下调整照明成为了需要首先解决的问题。这个设计通过一种近乎“隐形”的表达，以简单的圆形钢型材穿孔，随机让光线透出，并通过具有高度灵活性的组合和调节，来适应周围环境对光线的要求。
JDS Architects have designed a street lamp called Alphabet City Lights, the project aims to create a series of configurations that can be adapted according to surroundings. According to Julien De Smedt, JDS ARCHITECTS, different places and spaces should be lit differently. How to adapt lighting to places without always changing design? This lamppost family functions as an alphabet of light, where each configuration is a new letter to light up a specific context. The design is almost invisible, just a simple round steel profile perforated randomly to let let some light come out.
Shade isn't hard to find in Jerusalem's Vallero Square, thanks to these giant urban flowers designed by HQ Architects that bloom in the presence of pedestrians. "Warde," as the installation is called, is a set of four inflatable flowers at the entrance of the city's market square and adjacent tram station that "open up" whenever pedestrians walk by or the tram is approaching.
The TULIPs are public amenities that work in synergy with the supply of local commerces and cultural and touristic attractions. A 100 meter (300 feet) long “urban table” was precisely implanted between the existing furniture and trees that perforate the elevated, angular metal grille in the center of the site. The colour yellow is thus celebrated in this tone on tone installation. This festive, joyous and luminous colour palette attracts stares from passers-by and introduces a marked contrast with the monochromatic shades of the existing park.
Executive Vice President, Urban Design Institute, Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute Co., LTD.
Chief Planner, Tianfu New Area
Professor and doctoral supervisor, Dean of Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University
Director of Institute of Medical and Residential Architecture, Chongqing University
Long is also the deputy director of the Medical Architecture Branch of The Architectural Society of China and the deputy director of the Healthy City Professional Committee of the Urban Science Research Society of China. He is mainly engaged in the teaching and research of medical architecture, urban housing design, human settlement environment development design and theory (the combination of medical and nursing architecture). He has presided over the completion of more than 20 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation and the National Science and Technology Support Plan. His design projects have won 9 provincial and ministerial-level awards such as "Outstanding Architectural Design Award of the Ministry of Education", and won the honorary titles such as "National Top 10 Hospital Architectural Designer" and "Outstanding Teacher of Chongqing University".
Professor, School of Architecture and Design, Southwest Jiaotong University
Committee member of Institute of Village and Town Construction-ASC, the council member of Beijing Society of Women Architects, the winner of the Architectural Creation Award and Young Architect Award of the Architectural Society of China, the winner of Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction for Asia Pacific, and the Honorary Nomination of the 2019 American Architecture Master Prize. Visiting scholar and M.S.A.A.D at Columbia University in NYC, visiting scholar and M.U.P at City College in NYC, Ph.D candidate at Tianjin University.
Perkins&Will, Principal, Director of Urban Design, China
Yan is the Director of the Planning of China, responsible for design, marketingand operation for planning team of Beijing and Shanghai office. Relocatedfrom the U.S. office and with a focus in China, environmentalism and urbanismare two consistent pieces found throughout Yan’s work, including mixed-usereal estate development, large and small scale master planning, communityand resort design, and downtown revitalization plans in the U.S. and overseas.In addition to being a very talented urban designer, Yan is also skilled as anillustrator with superb graphic communication skills in the creation of both infreehand sketching and computer-generated drawings.
Chu- Kai Julian Wei
Director, Sasaki Associates Shanghai Office
Member of American Institute of Architects
EXCO Member of American Institute of Architects Shanghai Chapter
Mr. Chu-Kai Wei serves as Sasaki’s Director, Shanghai Office responsible for planning and urban design sector. In line with Sasaki’s work philosophy since established, he strongly believes the power of multi-disciplinary and cross- continent dialogue. A unique vision would arouse through the process and the best design solution would emerge. Mr. Wei had lead or participated numerous renowned projects in China, the U.S. and beyond, with project types ranged across the spectrum of large-scale master plan, urban design, adoptive reuse and public architecture design.
Mr. Wei is a member of both American Institute of Architects and Urban Land Institute. He also serves as a EXCO member of American Institute of Architects Shanghai Chapter. Aside from his daily job, Mr. Wei actively gives speeches and participates activities at various platforms to enhance influence of design industry.
AECOM PRC ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, LANDSCAPE
Chartered Membership (CMLI) of the Landscape Institute, the UK
Jack Wu is a British Chinese Landscape Architect, with 15 years international experience in landscape design across Asia, the UK, Europe, the Middle East and South America. Project experiences from large scale multi-disciplines collaboration, mid-scale mixed use development to small scale boutique landscape scheme. Signature projects including Olympic Park Landscape (London, Rio and Chengdu), Doha Education City Landscape Masterplan and Meishan Tianfu Avenue Landscape Design, Chongqing 2 Rivers 4 Shores Project, Shaoxing Jing Lake Landscape Design, CRLand MixC Landscape and Sunac Chengdu Dujiangyan Lifesyte Experience Centre.
Through his works in many parts of the world, Jack has developed a particular interest in designing to respond to the local characters of the site, the challenges of climate change and the issues of sustainability. Each project has its unique characters and objectives, to design a thoughtful sense of place for all, Jack is keen to experiment the design through a multi-dimensional process, from spaces, interfaces and local characters to business models, development plans, client expectations and more importantly user groups.
Jack is keen to take part in promoting and developing the landscape profession, he has played mentor and supervisor roles in The Landscape Institute Pathway to Chartership since 2014, and currently he is invited as a professional critic for Chengdu Tianfu New District Design Review Panel.
Based on the overall positioning of Jiangdong New Area and the function of each cluster, the road landscape of Jiangdong New Area should be considered comprehensively. Urban road landscape should be fully integrated with urban furniture design, and urban furniture should be a part of the overall image of road landscape:
1. Road landscape:
Selecting different grades of roads for detailed designs, including:
(1) Paving materials, colors and general styles;
(2) Selection and combination of main trees, shrubs and flowers;
Based on the general positioning of Jiangdong New District, the specific urban furniture of site can be designed according to the characteristics of the site and actual functional requirements, including but not limited to:
(1) Information facilities (road signs, guides, mailboxes);
2. It should include the overall scheme design of road landscape and street furniture; including plan, elevation, section and renderings. Semi-aerial renderings can be provided for important design nodes according to actual requirements;
3. Typical road landscape, planting design, pavement design, etc. Should include road paving materials, colors and general style; Suggestions on the selection and combination of main trees, shrubs and flowers;
4. Plan, elevation and renderings of urban furnitures.
November 13rd—20th, 2020
Collection of designer's (office's) CV &Portfolio
A8DC organizes the materials and send to judges for review
The judges conduct the review.
A8DC announces 6 shortlisted designers （offices）
November 25th—December 22nd
6 finalist designers (offices) complete design and submit their work;
Submission deadline: 23:59, December 22nd
December 22nd—December 24th
A8DC collects submissions.
December 25th—December 27th
December 25th—December 31st
Judges complete review and generate the winning design
Competition result will be reported to the government
The above award is based on the premise that "the design submitted meets the requirements of the design content and depth"; All the above bonuses are pre-tax; the possible travel expenses are not included for the winning designer; the top three teams have the opportunity to continue to participate in the detailed design of urban design guideline.
1. Designers participating in the open call, please send the resumes and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate in the title "Streetcaping @Haikou". We will conduct internal screening after receiving the application email, and confirm 6 shortlisted designers;
2. The 6 shortlisted designers will continue with the design；
3. The deadline for the submission of resumes and portfolios is 23:59 on November 20th, 2020 (Friday)；
4. Participating designers must ensure the authenticity of their resumes and the originality, uniqueness, and the integrity of intellectual property rights of their portfolio；
5. If you have any questions, please add A8 Design Center WeChat: 187 2846 5309.
In accordance with the relevant Laws of China, the organizer considers that the "contestant" or "author" who voluntarily submits his/her work has made the following irrevocable declaration on the copyright of the submitted work:
1. Original statement
The entries are the original works of the entrants and do not infringe any patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of anyone else; The work has not been published in newspapers, magazines, websites or other media, has not applied for patents or registered copyrights, has not participated in other competitions, and has not entered commercial channels in any form. Participants guarantee that their entries will not participate in other design competitions or transfer to other parties in the form of the same work for life. Otherwise, the organizer will cancel its qualifications for participation, shortlisting, and awards, withdraw bonuses, prizes, and reserve the right to pursue legal liabilities.
2. Attribution of intellectual property rights of entries
When the author submits a work, he agrees to permanently grant the copyright of the entry to the contest organizer, and the contest organizer can exercise other copyright rights in addition to the author’s authorship, including but not limited to free redesign, use, copying, production, and display of the contest work , publishing and publicity,etc. No other unit or individual may transfer, copy, reprint, disseminate, or extract works in any form without authorization.
3. Review interpretation right
Based on the principles of fairness, impartiality, and openness, the jury has the final right to interpret and judge this event. If there is a dispute about a work, contestants can call the organizing committee to report it and provide corresponding evidence as supporting evidence (such as plagiarism Document), once verified, the qualifications, certificates and trophies of the winners will be cancelled.
Haikou Jiangdong New Area Administration
Haikou Jiangdong New Area Development and Construction Co., Ltd., A8 Design Center
A8 Design Center is located at Chengdu LUXELAKES Water City and focuses on the growth of young designers. By looking for interesting or significant research topics in LUXELAKES, a series of activities such as lecture, salon, education cooperation, designer open call, competition and design exhibition are launched. As a design culture platform, A8 Design Center seeks to provide more display opportunities for young designers and promotes the development of design industry by integrating upstream and downstream industry chains.