Haihe River Central Business District Park
Tianjin, China | 2003-2006
Tianjin’s Hai River has historically been a heavily industrialized waterway, but a new city-wide masterplan re-envisioned and invigorated it as the new heart of civic life—making this port city a desirable alternative to nearby Beijing.
We created the master plan for six kilometres of riverfront in the south of the city. A continuous path links open spaces, amenities, and terraced water access. While the European design references the area’s German colonial settlers, the park is designed to accommodate all the activities of modern Chinese life—from walking and biking to fishing, tai chi, and dance. This linear park integrates significant infrastructure improvements including flood defenses, new bridges, improved utilities, and public amenities, to ensure it serves Tianjin for generations to come.