Rootboot Project. Xiangmihu CBD – Rootboot项目—香蜜湖CBD
Vicente Guallart Shenzhen is the most dynamic node of Pearl Delta Rivera. The city has developed its economic centers in a decentralized manner on a West-East axis. Thus, the natural corridors North-South between Mountain and the Sea has been broken. This project proposes to rebuild the natural corridors, while we implant a strong urban program to activate this central part of the city. The Rootboot project is a foundational process that emerges from the earth as aerial roots and builds the city as a chain of intelligent urban blocks.
In the new Central Business District we created an open and flexible mesh with a central park that allows to build a high-density mixed-use city with housing, offices, commerce and services. On the streets, we propose to separate the private traffic that will be underground, creating more space for the citizen on the surface. The district has already metro stations and bus, but we propose to add a last mille self-driven on-demand transport system with minibuses. Under the city we will build a system of streets and parking lots.
The whole urban complex is transformed into an ecological ecosystem, with Water Recycling, Block chain of energy, Pneumatic waste collection and public Wi-Fi with sensors to create a vibrant and human city. The central park of the Root boot will concentrate buildings for culture, and the advanced economy. The main icon of the district will be an artificial wooden mountain that will host the big convention center and hotel.
The Lake Park will be regenerated as part of the urban Green corridor to create new forms of ecological leisure with eco-gastronomy and urban agriculture, sports with a multifunctional tower, and children and environmental education. The central structure of old roller coaster will be reused to host drone competitions and a Magic show with water, light and sound. The ecological corridor that connects the mountain and the sea will be possible through the construction of light platforms that allow passage over the great avenues and highways of Shenzhen.
On the mountain, an observatory will allow us to verify in a few years, that all this was possible.
Credits: Vicente Guallart
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