Bernard Tschumi Architects named a finalist in Beijing Huairou Science City masterplan competition
12 March 2018
Bernard Tschumi Architects has been named a finalist in the international masterplan competition for the Huairou Science City, a planned 100 km2 research campus and city situated outside of Beijing, China, just below the Great Wall. The team’s proposal combines two modes of urban configuration, the Grid and the Clusters to create a vibrant scientific community for the future.
The city begins with the “grid,” a network of communications which is partly based on the existing topography and infrastructure of the overall 100 km2 area. Within the “grid” are a number of clusters or “islands.” In dialogue with the grid, every cluster has its own logic. They can accommodate nature as well as buildings, the existing as well as the new. With this system the project proposes a new kind of city unique in the world: science, culture and nature, all in one place.