Urban design 城市規劃

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Background

Urban planning in Hong Kong is heavily concerned with the macro scale, often neglecting the smaller-scale factors that make cities pleasant places to live.

With regard to urban design, Nam Tong would be a radical departure from past new towns. Many precedents, such as Tin Shui Wai, have suffered from urban design flaws including car-oriented planning, physical isolation, a lack of employment, and few public amenities. To avoid past mistakes, Nam Tong would be built upon a different set of urban design priorities.

香港的城市規劃非常著重宏觀規模,往往忽略了讓城市生活愉快的小規模因素。

就城市設計而言,藍塘將會和以前的新市鎮大相徑庭。很多先例如天水圍等都受到城市設計缺陷的困擾,包括以汽車為主導的規劃、地方偏遠、缺乏工作機會和公共設施。為免重蹈覆轍,藍塘將建基在一套不同的城市設計重點上。

 
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People first
以人為本

The streetscape design of Nam Tong shall put people first, promoting a high degree of walkability. Buildings shall incorporate continuous active street frontages at ground level, improving convenience and offering attractive, interesting streetscapes. Smaller block sizes can also improve walkability by providing greater choice through increased permeability.

藍塘的街道設計將會以人為本,鼓勵市民在區內步行。建築物應在地面加入持續活躍的臨街面,提高便利性,並提供吸引而有趣的街道。較小的街段可提高滲透性來提供更多的選擇,從而提高可行性。

Mixed-use
混合使用

Nam Tong would be diverse in all respects: building form, land use, and socioeconomic composition. The most vibrant urban districts in Hong Kong, and worldwide, comprise a range of building types catering to different groups in society. Nam Tong will form a balanced community with a fine-grained mix of spaces for living, working, and playing.

藍塘在各方面都有多樣化:建築形式、土地用途和社會經濟組合。香港及全球最具活力的城市都包括一系列迎合社會不同群體的建築類型。藍塘將形成一個平衡的社區,有著生活、工作和娛樂的完美空間。

 
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Sense of place
地方特色

New areas of Hong Kong are increasingly marked by a sense of sameness, a result of standardised and inflexible architecture and public space design. Bespoke design tailored specifically to Nam Tong can help instil the district with a strong sense of place, rendering it a memorable urban destination grounded in its coastal location and maritime heritage.

Nam Tong is a paradigm for future growth, demonstrating a new way of planning for people, and building upon the synergy between intense urban development and high-quality public transport.

香港的新市鎮讓人感覺愈來愈相似,這是源於單一標準和不靈活的建築和公共空間設計。藍塘的針對性設計可加強地區特色,使其成為沿海和海洋遺產的獨特市區。

藍塘是未來發展的典範,示範了一種以民為本的新規劃模式,並在迅速的城市發展和高質量公共交通之間發揮協同作用。