Some people say that a city is a book.
When we talk about the development of Dongguan City, Tangxia Town is a unavoidable topic. Tangxia is one of the ‘Top 1000 Towns’in China, and also its economic development is ranking No.5 in the whole Dongguan City.
The Tangxia Central City project is located in the core area of the new center of the city. It is an important starting point and an important starting area for the realization of Tangxia's "double-hearted linkage" (the Tangxia administrative and cultural center in the north and the future business center in the south). The key node of reshaping Tangxia Center. Entrusted by Horoy Group, PMA Executive Director Mr. Nevin Yu led the team and worked together with colleagues from the Urban Renewal Planning Research Center and Dongguan Branch of Shenzhen Urban Planning and Design Institute to create a future development for Tangxia, Dongguan. The new landmark - Tangxia Central City project, has been officially included in the first batch of implementation projects of Dongguan City's urban renewal "Touyan Plan".
The project is located in the center of Tangxia Town, Dongguan City, at the bridgehead of Dongguan facing the Greater Bay Area, an important gateway to the Linshen area, with convenient transportation and obvious location advantages. The project is only 34 kilometers away from Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport and 23 kilometers away from Shenzhen North Railway Station.
PMA starts from the characteristics of the site itself, and the planning needs to extend the axis with the town government building and the civic square.
Before carrying out the specific design, we analyzed the positioning vision of the project, planned and researched, and the pulse of the project was accurately grasped to resolve the three major demands of the project.
According to the three major demands, we benchmarked the cases of successful urban central areas at home and abroad, and propose corresponding solutions. PMA proposed a design strategy for the overall improvement of the area - core landmark buildings, complex blocks, and ecologically comfortable public spaces. The overall vision and positioning of "Dongguan New Gateway, Lohas City in the Bay Area" has been defined for the project.
At the planning level, clarify the division of functional groups. With the central axis green space as the core element, retail and office functions are arranged around it to form a public core area that can be used by all people. The two ends are mainly residential and community green space, so that the central city has a balance of work and housing, forming an integrated city. Secondly, take the existing government building as the starting point on the north side, and extend to the south to create the central axis of the city image.
Vertical arrangement of the central green axis square: Considering the height difference between the north and the south of the site, the vertical design is ingenious. The pedestrian systems of the three green spaces are seamlessly connected, forming a three-dimensional and integrated open space system.
Introduce cultural and commercial programs into the central green axis, and use refined place-making techniques to organically integrate the green axis with the city's cultural and commercial functions to create a green axis park with complex functions and full of urban vitality. It makes the central green axis not only a place for viewing, but also a vibrant urban place that can be enjoyed by people.
3. 通过核心区内部的立体连廊系统，把各个节点和组团紧密相扣，形成空中休憩和交通两用的绿廊，且助于核心区的人车分流及有助于未来商务活动的高效结合。Through the three-dimensional corridor system in the core area, each node and group are closely linked to form a green corridor for both leisure and pedestrian connection, which helps to divert people and vehicles in the core area and contribute to the efficiency of future business activities combination.
From the beginning of the project, the main focus has been on the built-up of the core central axis green space and the four commercial plots around the central axis. Due to the special location and importance of the project, the PMA team went through many rounds of deliberation in the design process, from the initial asymmetrical layout to the final format of the symmetrical layout of two double arcs combined with a three-dimensional open space. “We hope to present a very dramatic central axis space through an elegant double arcs, and resolve the dull land use of the entire central axis green space. The inner side of the arc is an urban open space system that combines commercial and green space, and the outer side of the arc are multiple cultural functional buildings like crystal boxes. With a smooth and unique image as a whole, it creates a very ceremonial and friendly landmark portal for this important location." Nevin Yu said.
About the Client
Founded in 1991, after nearly 30 years of steady development, Horoy has grown into a large-scale comprehensive enterprise group with real estate development, commercial operation, industrial development, and financial technology as its core and diversified operations.
在城市更新领域，鸿荣源立足区域综合开发，以大城运营、产城融合的战略，深耕深莞区域，布局多个中心项目。 In the field of urban renewal, based on the comprehensive development of the region, with the strategy of big city operation and integration of industry and city, Horoy has deeply cultivated the Shenzhen-Dongguan area and laid out a number of central projects
07. 关于Place Making Architects (PMA)
Place Making Architects (PMA) 是一家总部位于中国香港特别行政区的建筑和城市设计事务所，在业界屡获殊荣。PMA与客户紧密合作，提供尖端的设计解决方案，以应对不同规模的项目和帮助客户解决项目发展所遇到的各种问题和提供设计决策顾问服务。PMA专注于各类型的城市设计和概念规划项目，更广泛涉猎商业、办公、医疗、酒店等方面的建筑、景观设计和室内设计项目。就如我们的名称所示，PMA旨在为城市创造精致和丰富的场所与空间。
Place Making Architects (PMA) is an award-winning architecture and urban design firm headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China. PMA works closely with clients to provide cutting-edge design solutions to deal with projects of different scales and help customers solve various problems encountered in project development and provide design decision consulting services. PMA focuses on various types of urban design and conceptual planning projects, and is also widely involved in architecture, landscape design and interior design projects of commercial/retail, office, medical, hotel and other typologies. As our name suggests, PMA aims to create sophisticated and vibrant places and spaces for cities.