Urban greening

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about urban greening
The design concept is to stitch a dozen pockets of land and surrounding urban fabric back together
The masterplan aims to bridge the hinterland with a new coastline the Bay, connecting transit and culture, landmarks and open spaces, places and people
The project is poised to become a world-class culture-led mixed-use landmark in the Bay Area
We aspire to create a vibrant public realm that is diverse, walkable, and rich in cultural offerings
Digital Placemaking was employed from the inception to inform the masterplanning process

Project • By the Oval partnershipParks/Gardens

Shenzhen Bay Cultural Centre

Shenzhen Bay Cultural Plaza is poised to become a world-class culture-led mixed-use development in the Bay Area.   The project is located at the Houhai district of Nanshan, Shenzhen, comprising a dozen of land parcels dissected by major thoroughfares. The Oval Partnership's winning concept is to stitch these pockets of land and surrounding urban fabric back together, bridging the hinterland with a new coastline the Bay, connecting transit and culture, landmarks and open spaces, places and people. Digital Placemaking was employed from the inception of the Shenzhen Bay Masterplanning process. Connectivity, pedestrian flow, and hybrid visual field metrics were leveraged to optimise footfall along with point-of-interest clustering analys... More

Project • By OKRAUrban Green Spaces

Rouen station area

A major transport hub Rouen Rive-Droite station is a major regional transport hub with over 6 million annual passengers, located in the densely built-up historic city centre of Rouen in Normandy. The station area today operates as the most important gateway to the urban region, but with its many extensive carriageways and disorganised public space, its character has deteriorated and the space forms a barrier to key pedestrian connections. It has undergone a drastic transformation to develop connections with public transport and to improve their accessibility.  The project was completed in October 2019.   An attractive entrance to the city OKRA has transformed this fragmented and car-dominated area into an attractive and p... More