Shanghai Lin-Gang Dishui Lake Cultural and Tourism Livable Zone | DC Alliance | World Design Awards 2022

DC Alliance: Winner of World Design Awards 2022. With Area 101 of the downton of Lin-Gang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Nanhui New City in Shanghai’s “Five New Cities Strategy”) as the space carrier, Shanghai Lin-Gang Dishui Lake Cultural and Tourism Livable Zone serves as a significant carrier for Lin-Gang Special Area to build a maritime city and a world-class culture, sports and tourism destination.

The entire planned area, covering about 7.28 square kilometers with 5A scenic spots of about 3 square kilometers, is expected to receive 10 million tourists a year in the future.  

Relying on Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park and “Wintastar”, the scenic spot integrates the tourism and vacation facilities and city functions to build a compound “urban tourism resort complex”, and takes the opportunity of the construction of city-level cultural facilities and the comprehensive development of metro stations to shape “culture, shopping and tourism” destination, redefine the city image of the whole Area, and build itself into the landmark of the gateway to the main city along Lin-Gang Avenue.

Themed by “sea”, “snow”, “Shanghai-style culture”, the whole area focues on building the overall environment with “forest city” as the concept, and deeply implants the vacation tour experience into specific environments to form the integration of the scenic spot and nature, the scenic spot and the city by activating abundant water bank and greening resources on the site. Adhering to the principle of “pedestrian priority” and supported by multiple public transportation systems, the regional transportation is organized in a manner to form a three-dimensional and compound circulation structure.  

In addition to becoming an attractive tourist destination, it, as a cultural and tourism experience zone inlaid in the new city, will also promote the integration of industry and city, build itself into a new symbol of the Lin-Gang Special Area, and strengthen the brand effect of city. 

Project Details
DC Alliance

DC Alliance

Project Name
Shanghai Lin-Gang Dishui Lake Cultural and Tourism Livable Zone

World Design Awards Category
Urban Design Concept

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DC Alliance was founded in Singapore in 1998. With years of design practice, DC has gradually developed into a comprehensive design company with 350 professional architects and planners.

DC designs various types of projects covering cultural renewal, educational buildings, public buildings, headquarters parks, commerce, hotels, brand city, boutique apartment and residential buildings.

DC won over 200 awards, including U.S. AR Design Award, China Architecture Media Awards, U.K. WAN Asia Design Award, One TV “The Most Valuable Innovative Enterprise”, German Iconic Award, DFA Design for Asia Awards, which shows that DC design is highly recognized and praised by the industry.