LW Magazine #58

HAO’s project for the Dongjiang Harbour Master Plan is featured in Landscape World Magazine Vol. 58.


“The Dongjiang Master Plan site is situated within the new Binhai Harbour area, 60 kilometres outside of the city of Tianjin in Northern China on a newly developed section of the coastline. The Dongjiang Master Plan aims to develop a new, high density, housing typology that emulates the natural surroundings of the site.

The dune-shaped residential development is designed to maximize sunlight and views, assuring that each apartment receives a minimum of two hours of direct sunlight daily and take full advantage of natural ventilation. The western edge of the site provides vehicular access with drop off as well as access to below-ground parking areas freeing up the interior of the site to pedestrians, while the northern part of the site is developed as a mixed-use office and retail development.

The design evolves around the prime beach location with a central pedestrian boardwalk that services both the low and mid rise residential housing blocks. The central boardwalk runs parallel to the beach, creating views of the water while taking the visitor through areas of gardens and retail within the new development.”