One Architecture & Urbanism

One Architecture & Urbanism

Amsterdam, NL and New York


Shenzhen Shenshan Master Plan

This international competition sought to develop the village of Shenshan into a coastal “smart city” and a destination for tourism and commerce. Located 150km east of Shenzhen on the South China Sea, the Shenshan Cooperation Zone is a historically maritime area surrounded by mountains, remote islands, and marshy river deltas. Together with Mayslits Kassif Architects of Tel Aviv and URBANUS of Shenzhen, ONE developed a master plan to accommodate urban growth and create resilient public spaces while maintaining and restoring natural ecosystems. 

ONE conducted a primary risk analysis to identify potential hazards, including storm surge associated with tropical cyclones, sediment erosion, landslides, and flooding due to seasonal typhoons. Informed by traditional local aquaculture and agriculture, ONE designed an integrated system of absorptive green infrastructure and protective grey elements that would channel investments in natural features and generate returns for the local health and economy.

  • Project Period: October 2019 – December 2019
  • Competition result: 2nd Prize
  • Client (Competition): Planning and Natural Resources Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Shenshan Special Cooperation Zone Management Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design
  • Collaborators: Mayslits Kassif ArchitectsURBANUS
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Status: Competition Entry