Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has won a competition to design a new masterplan for the Qianhai area of Shenzhen, China.
Formed in an area of reclaimed land, the design proposes a 1.2-km-long "sky garden" elevated above roads.
Linked to public transport hubs, the garden would let the public stroll through the city above traffic.
It will terminate at a waterfront "Performance Park" containing an opera house and convention centre.
"Qianhai is an exciting and dynamic emerging urban centre," said senior partner, Richard Rogers. "Having the opportunity to create this bold and confident intervention will focus the city’s attempt to create a rich and diverse, culturally led public realm."
Image: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ render of the "sky garden"