SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City

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In an international design competiton for the rapid development of satellite cities along Chinese high speed rail corridors, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill‘s Beijing Bohai Innovation City master plan has just been named the winning submission.

Aerial view of SOM's competition-winning Beijing Bohai Innovation City master plan (Image: SOM)

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Aerial view of SOM’s competition-winning Beijing Bohai Innovation City master plan (Image: SOM)

Project Description from the Architects:

The winning SOM plan leverages the economic and lifestyle assets of the Beijing-Tianjin corridor by centering the new environmentally friendly district along the high-speed-rail line linking the national capital to the port city of Tianjin. The city expansion will host 17.6 million square meters of mixed-use development, with a focus on providing a premier headquarters location for advanced industries in the dynamically growing Bohai Rim, a region that already accounts for more than a quarter of China’s GDP. Continue reading