Tangjiawan District


Zhuhai, China

Tangjiawan District is located 15 kilometers north of the core of Zhuhai city, which is being promoted by the national government as a key future economic hub, based on its strategic location near Hong Kong and Macao. Situated between forested mountains to the west and south and the Pearl River Estuary to the east, the Tangjiawan site is unique in its waterfront access. The district is connected to the surrounding area by existing and planned transportation and transit corridors, including two intercity rail stations. It also has a few major universities and significant industrial development. 

The plan for Tangjiawan District positions it as a high-tech and education center, building upon existing industrial uses and providing commercial nodes at strategic locations. Though the focus is on creating a jobs center, a balance is achieved in terms of accessibility to uses within the new development and in relation to the surrounding districts. New development consists of mixed-use TOD and civic centers that are designed with small blocks and linear parks along with auto-free streets and small streets for cars and transit. By organizing the area into walkable, mixed-use transit centers, residents, workers and visitors alike can enjoy the benefits of a walkable environment. Additionally, existing villages and heritage centers will be preserved to highlight the area’s history. 

Protected farmland and open space will link historic landmarks and existing communities. Jinxing Lake is a main feature of the open space network from which greenways, green streets, and canals radiate into each neighborhood. Zhuhai’s famous Lovers’ Road along its waterfront will be extended to Tangjiawan, and a Transit Boulevard with a streetcar will run through the heart of the development.

Project Summary



The Energy Foundation & China Sustainable Cities Program (San Francisco, CA & Beijing, China)


New Town Master Plan


New Town Master Plan for 12,500 ha (30,875 ac) site | Total 903,000 jobs and 686,000 population