In 2002, the biggest project on Hai River renovation begins and it’s led by government of Tianjin.
- The Goal
1, Make the Hai River an unique, first class,cultural landscape belt for service economy. Make the Hai River a world famous river.
2, Make it capable to resist flood, supply water, transportation
3, Make it possible for leisure, travelling, and further development
1, Ten bridges
2, Renovation of the band
3, Seven developable districts along the river
4, Intimate platform with water
- Generous Investment
Over eighteen billion RMB is planned to invest into the Hai River amelioration project in all
The grand plan of Hai River aims to forge a brand of Tianjin. It tries to improve the position of Hai River as an development spine of Tianjin, a future international metropolis.
Those projects radically changed the bands beside Hai River. The renovation of Hai River is either a milestone or a big leap in its history. The Hai River’s identity as public space and economical central belt is highly consolidated by government’s plan. The River becomes a center or generator of the city’s development.
The kind of rapid and imposed development reveals how the city is anxious to be one of the international metropolis. However, the project create a surreal image along the river where you enjoy colorful architectural styles and the most advanced technology but the rest of the part of Tianjin is still taking the burden of the history. It drives me think whether the development strengthens the identity of Hai River or just create another Seine in Tianjin.