Changxing Island Economic and Technological Development Zone Strategic Masterplan

Dalian, Liaoning, China
Completed

Changxing Island National Economic and Technological Development Zone is envisioned to be an important node focusing on port industries, petrochemical industry and high-tech research in the northeast coast of China.

Client

Changxing Planning Bureau

Project Size

502 square kilometers

Awards

Award of Excellence, International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)

Professional Services

Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Urban Design/Planning

Earlier known as Changxing Island Port Industrial District, Changxing Island National Economic and Technological Development Zone is envisioned to be an important node focusing on port industries, petrochemical industry and high-tech research in the northeast coast of China. Made up of the five islands of Changxing Island, Jiaoliu Island, Fengming Island, Xizhong Island and Camel Island in the east coast of Bohai Bay, the total land area of the entire district is approximately 502 square kilometers. Transitioning from a rural aquaculture community to a modern port industrial district, by the year 2030, this economic zone will support a population of approximately 1.2 million people.

Changxing Planning Bureau, the local governmental development authority commissioned RNL along with two other consultants, KuiperCompagnons and MCM, to create an updated masterplan to facilitate synergies between the industrial jobs and the residential communities while mitigating the competing goals and needs between the two, with the intention of balancing the industrial uses currently being constructed with the pre-existing cultural character, scenic beauty and natural environment of the islands. Innovative strategies for mitigating the impact of industrial pollution, the preservation of view corridors, water sensitive urban design, comprehensive transportation and transit framework were employed to create transit-oriented, water sensitive, walkable, and livable communities.

Meet the team

Changxing Island Economic and Technological Development Zone Strategic Masterplan

Andrew
Irvine

Principal/Board Member
UDLA Studio

Andrew Irvine is an energetic, creative and hands-on professional with a passion for design and a proven track record for delivering exceptional quality on projects. With more than 30 years in the industry, he’s also the one you want in charge of building, motivating and managing large inter-disciplinary teams across a broad range of project types and geographies.

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Changxing Island Economic and Technological Development Zone Strategic Masterplan

Pat
McKelvey

Principal
Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi

Pat McKelvey is Senior Principal, Los Angeles Office Studio Lead and MENA Region Director. In addition to producing award-winning design work in 20 countries, over the course of his 30 years with RNL, Pat has been instrumental in setting up successful offices for RNL in Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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