PEI Architects joint ventured with China Architectural Design Group (CADG) to deliver the winning Conceptual Planning and Urban Design Scheme for the Dongfang City Coast Zone Urban Design International Competition in Hainan, China. The announcement of the selection was made in early December 2020 by the Dongfang Housing and Urban Rural Construction Bureau.
The proposed plan covers the 9.5 square kilometer site located on the western shore of Hainan Island. The master plan is part of President Xi Jinping’s planned development of a free trade port cities for the Hainan’s Free Trade Pilot Zone project. PEI’s winning scheme consisted of multiple development core sites that formed distinct economic, cultural, residential and leisure zones interconnected by a park and railtrail system.