Located in the southern coastal area of Shenzhen OCT, Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base (the Base) is one of the core areas on the Tanglang Mountain-OCT- Shenzhen Bay urban functional axis. Overlooking Hong Kong across the sea, the Base Area adjoins Shenzhen Bay on the south, the inner lake wetland of OCT on the north, Sand River Golf Course on the west, and OCT Happy Harbor on the east. On the south of the Base Area lies the major east-west expressway Binhai Boulevard (planned with a sunken section when passing through the Base) and the future underpass of Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway. It also neighbors Shenzhen Bay Port (Shenzhen-Hong Kong Land Port) and Shenzhen Bay Bridge. It is the intersection of Metro Line 2, 9 and 11 (airport express line), and will set up stations for the planned Guangzhou–Dongguan–Shenzhen Intercity Railway, Shenzhen-Dongguan Intercity Railway and Metro Line 29. Thanks to its superior natural landscape and prominent position as an urban gateway, the Base Area boasts a highly valuable location for integrated urban development in the future in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
In accordance with the Opinions of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on Supporting Shenzhen in Building a Pilot Demonstration Zone of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, Shenzhen will be built into a competitive, innovative and influential global benchmark city by the middle of this century. The Base, as an unparalleled masterpiece to demonstrate the competitiveness and influence of GBA, is not only a stage for headquarters economy, culture and international exchange, but also a global urban functional hub, a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics and an example for city development in a major modern socialist country. In this context, Shenzhen CPC Municipal Committee and Municipal Government required the planning, design, construction and management of the Base Area to be conducted at high quality and standards, and a well-coordinated, synergetic and integrated mechanism for planning, construction and management to be established for better decision-making, leadership and management. As response to such requirements, the Municipal Government has set up Shenzhen Bay Super Base Construction Headquarters to conduct project coordination and the Headquarters Office to handle daily works, and has made Shenzhen Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. the entity for development and operation of the whole Base Area. Meanwhile, a chief designer system has been implemented on a trial basis during the process of planning, design and construction. Academician Meng Jianmin has been invited to act as the chief designer of the Base to better supervise the design quality and coordinate the planning management during the whole project process. He will also offer technical instructions during the whole process of the International Consultation.
The planning and design scope of the International Consultation totals a land area of about 145 ha. It comprises two parts, namely the area of 117 ha. within the site property line of the Base, enclosed by Binhai Boulevard, Shenwan 1st Road, Shenwan 5th Road, Baishi 3rd Street and Baishi Road; and the area of 28 ha. outside the site property lines of the Base, enclosed by Shenwan 1st Road and Shenwan 5th Road extending southward until Shenzhen Bay Park.
Fig. 1 Planning Research Scope of the Base
The key design scope of the International Consultation covers the central green axis (about 28 ha., including the superstructure of the sunken section of Binhai Boulevard and partial area of Shenzhen Bay Park) (as well as the street space of Shenzhen Bay Park Road and Shenwan 3rd Road), important streets in the Base Area (Baishi 4th Street, Baishi 3rd Branch Street), and the western strip park (about 4.6 ha.), etc.
Fig. 2 Key Research Scope of the Base