We are in the second wave of Contemporary Chinese Urbanism. The old strategies for developing new districts no longer work. We cannot rely on instant buildings. We cannot pretend that iconic projects beget their own economies. We must tailor strategies to the specific realities of each site: market trends, pricing patterns, demographics shifts and ecological idiosyncrasies matter.
The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district is an island, romantically surrounded by water on all four sides, offering us the chance to re-imagine urban life in 21st century China.
We have conceived of the Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district with this romantic idealism. We have created one island with vast possibilities for how life may unfold in a contemporary Chinese City. Our work has been informed by a diligent analysis and driven by an ambition to think differently about the future of Urban China.