One Architecture & Urbanism

One Architecture & Urbanism

Amsterdam, NL and New York


Haikou Stream-scapes

ONE’s vision for the low-lying, flood prone Jiangdong New District was to create a new model for a “sponge city,” moving beyond typical measures for accommodation, and rather encouraging the city to live intertwined with its water systems. After studying the hydrological conditions and existing planning of Jiangdong, ONE proposed six street section typologies that weave stormwater-managing streams through the City’s street network, molding the new Haikou into a Resilient Water City.

In the proposal, ONE integrated the flows of water and people to create space for both, open up new opportunities for programming, and turn streetscapes into multi-purpose, multi-function infrastructural streamscapes of Haikou.

  • Client: Haikou Jiangdong New District Administration Bureau (Competition)
  • Performance period: November 2020 – December 2020
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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Hainan, CN