The Latest Progress
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City’s 8 sq km Start-Up Area is basically completed and now has 100,000 people living and working here. Residents can choose to stay in high-rise condominiums, low-density landed property or public housing.
The Eco-City’s high-quality amenities, which are becoming more comprehensive by the day, are important in attracting residents and businesses. Currently, the Eco-City has 26 schools with 18,000 students, three community centres, a library, two commercial complexes, many restaurants and fitness centres, a hospital, a five-star hotel and four budget hotels. These amenities are located within a 15 minute walk from residential areas. The Binhai Subway Line 2 (original Z4 LRT line) that will connect the Eco-City to other regions in Tianjin is planned to commence operations in 2023 and will contribute to a more complete public transportation system. In addition, with the promotion of measures such as waste recycling, the efficient use of water resources, the use of renewable energy as well as green transportation, a green lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular with the Eco-City’s residents.
From 2019, the Eco-City’s development focus shifted northwards to the Central District. The Central District, which will be the Eco-City’s core district, will incorporate more Singapore elements. It is planned to occupy an area of 4.5 sq km and will house 58,000 people. The Central District will be a major focus of construction during the Eco-City’s 13th five-year period and will have a high-quality living environment, convenient transport facilities, diverse commercial and cultural amenities, as well as reputable schools. Aside from building up basic infrastructure, the Eco-City will also shift its focus to build "heartware" and step up cultural and educational exchanges with Singapore.
Landscaping of the Centre District will be carried out according to the "One park, one valley, two creeks, multiple nodes" structure.
“One park” refers to the China-Singapore Friendship Garden, which spans 41 hectares and is adjacent to the main city centre and Old Ji Canal. With a design philosophy that is based on “a handshake” and “friendship”, the park, which will feature open spaces and a picturesque view, will facilitate enjoyable learning experiences. The park also uses renewable energy, smart city and sponge city concepts and technologies.When completed, the park will be the largest city park with the most important location in the Eco-City.
“One valley” refers to the Eco-Valley, which will be extended from its current location in the Start-Up Area towards the Central District. Tram services is planned to be built along the Eco-Valley to provide residents with a fast and convenient intra-city transport option. The tram service will also be linked with Binhai Subway Line 2 that connects the Eco-City to the outside, making it more convenient for people to travel to and from the Eco-City.
“Two creeks” refer to the Ganlu Creek in the north and the Huifeng Creek in the south, both of which have been completed.
“Multiple nodes” refer to the seven community parks in the Central District, which will be built alongside the community centres and schools.
The community centres on plots 29, 32 and 42 will be planned and built according to the 13th Five-Year Plan.
The Public Security Building is already in use and steady progress has been made on the project to develop the Information Park. There will be a surge in construction projects in the Central District, with the commencement of projects related to landscaping, livelihood and education.
The Eco-City’s achievements in green and sustainable development through the years have been recognised by many.
|2019||Zero-Waste pilot cities||China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment|
|Demonstration City for International Standardised Sustainable Development at the 2019||International Standardised Sustainable City Club|
|2018||The happiest eco-city in China||Xinhua News Agency’s Oriental Outlook Magazine and Liaowang Institute|
|Sustainable City Grand Prize||Construction21|
|2016||National All-for-one Tourism Demonstration Zone Founding Unit||China National Tourism Administration|
|National Sponge City Pilot City||China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Ministry of Water Resources|
|2015||Tianjin National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone||China State Council|
|National Waste Sorting Demonstration Zone||China’s Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development|
|National Primary and Secondary School Environment Education and Social Practical Base||China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Education|
|2014||The only Green Building Base in Northern China||China Green Building and Energy Saving Committee|
|Included in the first batch of New Energy Utilisation Demonstration Industrial Parks||China’s Energy Administration|
|2013||First National Green Development Demonstration Zone||China State Council|
|Included in the first batch of Smart City Pilot Zones nationwide||China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development|
|National Model for “Greening”||China Greening Committee|
|2012||Global Green City||Global Forum on Human Settlements|
|Included in the first batch of Green Ecological Demonstration Zones nationwide||China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development|
|2010||Included in the first batch of Photovoltaic Concentrated Utilisation Demonstration Zones||China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, National Energy Administration|
|Renewable Energy Building Demonstration City||China’s Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development|