Audi Urban Future Award 2010 - Harmonious Beijing
08 August 2010

- a vision for mobility and urbanization in Beijing 2030

Beijing has re-invented itself in the past 20 years, changing from what was once a historic city into a futuristic city. The city has expanded outwards through one new ring road after another. This ring-road approach to planning and the resulting uncontrolled outward sprawl has become a typical model of Chinese urbanization.

There is no doubt Beijing will continue to expand with Chinese speed and on a Chinese scale during the next 20 years, and it is urgent to re-define its model for expansion.

There are six million cars in Beijing now. In five years there will be far more cars in Beijing than the total area of roads can support: there will be zero mobility on the roads inside the city. Why do we still plan our new cities with the age-old 'road-first' infrastructure?

Subway Ring City:
Before 2030 Beijing will adopt a 'subway first' development model to replace the 'road first' growth model, and new urban developments will take place only along the new series of subway rings of this powerful transportation system.

3D City Planning:
3D City Planning will be adopted by Beijing planning bureau, infrastructures will be 3D planned, land definition will no longer be a 2D paper of red line boundaries, it will be a 3D volume defined on a 3D digital model of government developed 1500-meter-high 'meta-mountains' connected directly with the 'Subway Rings'.

Linear City Center:
This infrastructure, a ring of inter-connected subway lines and meta-mountains around the city, will form a 'linear city center' that can accommodate all kinds of urban programs with a highly efficient and convenient public transportation system.

Agriculture will be re-introduced into the urban area of Beijing. Rooftops and all of the in-between landscape will be transformed into productive landscape to produce food for local consumption, and the outer surfaces of all buildings will be sprayed with a new type of bio-paint that will create a kind of moss-growing surface, thus maximizing oxygen production in the city.

Travel Belts:
Inside the city, the current roads will be upgraded into 'travel belts', a Hybrid of Individual and Collective Transportation Infrastructure, which is electrically driven and can move vehicles and people around the city at a speed of 60-80 kilometers per hour. Cars and all kinds of mobile devices can get onto it, while on the belt cars don¡¯t have to move, thus greatly reducing carbon emissions.

Travel Belts can function as the recharging centre for electrical vehicles, and become a great public space that accommodate all kinds of street life and recreational activities, therefore changing the lifestyle of the time spent traveling on the road.

Because people's hands, feet and mind are freed from the duty of driving the car, People will have more time to enjoy virtual mobility and have more time for communication.

Travel Belt Bubbles
The Travel Belt Bubble is a type of auto-drive electric vehicle that will travel with the 'travel belts' as well as move between them. The space inside the vehicle is personally adaptable and can be used as a living, working, sleeping, or entertainment space while traveling on the belts. People can also go out and socialize with other bubblers within the moving public realm, or the bubbles can be attached together to form a semi-public group vehicle. Travel Belt Bubbles will be more than just cars; they can be designed and utilized as mobile houses, mobile offices and mobile shops!
奥迪 城市未来大奖 – 和谐北京





北京规划局会以三维立体规划城市结构, 土地划分也再不会定义在平面的红线上,会以立体模型把政府发展高达1500米的“后设高山”用“地铁环”直接相连.

从环绕着城市的地铁环和后设高山,形成一个 “线形城市中心”,在高效便捷的交通系统下容纳多样的都市功能。



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