Chapman Taylor unveils competition-winning design for Tianjin South Railway Station area

The unveiling of this competition-winning design represents a significant milestone in the future development of Tianjin, as it aims to transform the South Railway Station area into a high-level regional transportation hub that seamlessly integrates people, culture, and the natural landscape.

Inspired by the heritage of the Old Tianjin City, the design envisions the creation of an "inner city" characterised by scientific and creative features, along with an "outer city" that fosters harmonious interaction with nature and its inhabitants.

Respecting the existing environment, the design preserves the main and secondary roads while refining the branch roads to establish a comprehensive road system. The proposed plan also ensures that as the city expands, the station building will adapt and grow, facilitating efficient and flexible circulation in and out of the station.

At the heart of the design is the Cross Street, a central feature that extends and enhances the functionality of the station hub. This street serves as a focal point for technology exchange and business trade functions. The inner city is divided into three major functional areas, with shared technology and innovation chains connecting various centres to drive industry transformation.

To enhance the pedestrian experience, the design incorporates three-dimensional facilities such as cross-street flyovers, aerial corridors, and sunken plazas. The integration of local flora elements creates a smart, functional, and ecologically-friendly landscape space.

Our vision embraces the principles of technology and innovation, and ecological planning to create a pleasant work and living environment.

The future city of Tianjin will become a model for high-quality Transit-Orientated Developments (TODs), exemplifying high-performance governance, and high-quality living.

Yichun Xu (M.U.P.)

Associate Director, Shanghai

Graduating from the University of Michigan (Postgraduate) and Nanjing University (Undergraduate), Yichun has 4 years of experience working in New York, and 3 years of experience working in China, before joining Chapman Taylor in 2018.

As an expert in the Chinese market, she has worked on a wide range of design projects including largescale masterplans, urban design projects, tourism planning, station design, landscape design and architecture projects.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Urban Design / Project Management

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