Shekou has been realized as a well-known zone after 35 years urban construction. Its maturing community, complete structure and distinctive function partition, all together contribute to the praise of “Seaside Livable Town”. What shares with some other hilly seaside cities is its geographical features are expressed by the layout of roads, and in this case its unique lies in the triangular plots due to this layout. These triangles have been released by placing parks, fields and other open spaces, which actually refine the natural features and fit into man’s collective cognition.
The last decade saw the transformation of the industrial structure, the sprawl residential development and the new turn of the reconstruction of old villages, with Shekou’s characteristic has been constantly changed. On one hand, there is positive economic performance, on the other, the original feature has been gradually blurred. The embedment of each area varies more or less, thus the land use pattern keeping changing. Form an individual’s point of view, Shekou is not the original Shekou anymore.
As a cluster of mature communities, the stable interaction between space and function of Shekou has been examined to clarify the real radii recognized by people in terms of different demands. Take the whole Shekou(7skm) as a model, it can be discovered that 28 ha NO2 Fishing Village is a strategic point to promote the global performance. In other words, the plan of this site hold the possibility to boost the efficiency and vitality of the bigger background, however, it also faces the challenge coming from the unconscious of those only holding the existing popular planning manners.
Thus, the target of the design lies in the pursuit of the global benefits, which in turn maximize the local gains.