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Shenzhen’s East Coast, China
Client: Water resources bureau of Shenzhen Municipality
Landscape Architects: Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
Design team: Deltares, Hope Landscape & Architecture, China Water Transport, Planning & Design Institute
Photographer: KCAP + Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
This project is a masterplan to restore the coastline and raise protection standards against extreme weather. East Dike is in Dapeng, a mountainous peninsula in the direct proximity of Hongkong and Shenzhen with an extraordinarily lush and green environment.
In 2018, typhoon Mangkhut damaged the coastline of the Dapeng peninsula to various degrees. In 2019, team KCAP+FELIXX was selected to develop plans to restore the coastline and increase protection standards.
The team developed the “Triple Dike Strategy,” an integrated approach towards the climate adaptive reorganization of the 130 kilometers-long shore.
The project integrates water safety strategies with ecological shoreline restoration, seawall construction, landscape, and public space remodeling. It recreates the tourism identity of Dapeng and promotes local economic development.
On the premise of ecology and safety, it combines local culture with the geographical environment and shows the coastline's beauty and diversity. The first part has been completed in 2020.