Qingdao Seafront Water City Real Estate Development


Location: Qingdao, China

Service: Urban Design

Area: 555 hectares

项目地点:中国 青岛




Qingdao City currently has 7 million inhabitants, and like other Chinese coastal cities is growing rapidly. The city leaders’ vision is to accommodate growth through development of a new town on 555 ha at the Qingdao Seafront enabling urban expansion and opportunities for seaside tourism, resorts and recreation. The Qingdao Seafront project was branded by the city leaders a“Qingdao Oriental Venice”. The city leaders’ selection of a Venetian theme is unknown and interesting given the city’s German as opposed to Italian, history. Working within this Venetian construct, Halcrow made the most of the waterfront setting to establish concept designs for a Financial Port, a Central Park and a Leisure Port.

In layout terms, a new “Financial Harbour” and“Leisure Harbour” were proposed to be connected by a central park, which set a symmetric pattern to the site. This formed the core area containing most of the mixed use urban functions including finance, commerce, administration, and residential development.


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Halcrow(China) is a professional design company established in Shanghai in 2002. We focus on for China's urban planning and architectural design business, and provide an international high level design service for customers.