The consortium of NL Urban Solutions participated the international competition for the overall conceptual planning and design of Blueway around Xili Reservoir
From March to July 2021, the international competition for the overall conceptual planning and design of Blueway programming around Xili Reservoir was held by Shenzhen’s Water Resources Bureau. The consortium that consists of NL Urban Solutions, Lingnan Design Institute and Power East China Design Institute, was selected as one of the top 6 tenders. This is the second time that the consortium has worked together; their previous collaboration resulted in the first prize for the Chishi River urban planning and design competition.
The Happy Forest Belt opened to the public on 1st July 2021. It is the largest underground complex in the world and the largest urban landscape forest project in China, with a total length of 5.85 km and a width of 210 m.
In Shenzhen, the ambitious Blueway program aims to recover 1000 kilometres of existing rivers, riverfronts, and lakes by 2025. With scenic rivers and lake shorelines as basis, Shenzhen wants to achieve a vision that urban life and industry exists in harmony with safety, ecology, and environmental quality.
In May 2020, the consortium NL Urban Solutions, Lingnan Landscape Design Group and China Design Group (hydrology) was shortlisted in one time as the only bidding consortium for three international Blueway competitions in Shenzhen: Xinqiao river, Shiyan river and Songang river.
Only one month later NL Urban Solutions and the consortium was with their creative and realistic concept design proposal the winner in two Blueway projects: Xinqiao river and Shiyan river.
Ambitious landscape architects from The Netherlands impress with FUTURE vision on the city of Shenshan
With their nature based approach ‘DiverCity’ NL Urban Solutions – located in Rijswijk, the Netherlands, has won the design competition for the Chishi river, the ecological backbone for a new city for 1,5 million people in Shenshan. They won the competition in a consortium with Power China Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited, Lingnan Design Group Co. and Plus 8 Consulting Limited. In the top three were two other Dutch design offices; KCAP and MLA + consortium team.
NL Urban Solutions (NLUS), in cooperation with GVL (Guangzhou), won second prize for the concept landscape design of the new city: Academician Valley. They were selected, together with three other American and Chinese companies, from 26 applications worldwide. The city, with planned area of 21.7 km2 and a population of a half million people will become the center area and ‘economic engine’ of Jinghe New City, Xi’an, Shaan Xi Province, China.
NL Urban Solutions has won the first prize in an international landscape design competition. The jury praised their winning design for the Jinghe River in Xi’an, China, for its ecological and natural approach and innovative ideas. The other six selected international companies and consortia were representing China, Japan, Australia and America.
Recently, NLUS won the unanimous affirmation of the expert review by virtue of its excellent design ability and solid professional experience. The concept of “Happiness Road, Weaving Nature” has won the second prize. Here, we warmly congratulate the team involved in designing and providing project support!READ MORE
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Our bidding for Xi’an Happiness Forest Belt Landscape and Lighting Design Plan (“Happiness Forest Belt” below) has been selected as one of the four candidates from around the world.
Our joint bidding with Deltares for Shenzhen New Marine City Urban Design Competition has been selected as one of the six candidates from around the world. The project takes up an important position in the development of Shenzhen and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao region, and in the national maritime strategies under the One Belt One Road initiative. READ MORE