OBERMEYER is shortlisted for the Tongzhou Bay Competition

OBERMEYER is honored to be shortlisted for the International Competition for Concept Planning of Tongzhou Bay Core Trade City and Gold Coast Landscape Planning in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province.


The core business & trade city is located in the core area of the spatial structure of "five parks, one city and one base" in Big Tongzhou Bay. It bears the comprehensive urban functions of the Bay Area and plays a pivotal leading role in the development of the whole Big Tongzhou Bay. The future development of Tongzhou Bay will clearly grasp the ecological attraction, tourism charm, innovation power, transportation gathered power and community vitality, and jointly form five development driving models to gather the "people-sea-city" community of common destiny. 

The design from a style of coastal shoreline, a charming inland river harbor, a modern industrial city, and a way of waterfront living four aspects, to enhance the attraction to the outside people and the sense of belonging of the citizens.


In the current Internet era, Tongzhou Bay needs a name card of a vibrant city that can set off a boom. Tide coast, a delicate and feelings both, humanity and nature blend of a beautiful journey.

The red native salt-tolerant plants such as Salicornia salicornis, Suaeda salicornis and Artemisea salicornis will be introduced to the coastal coast to restore the coastal ecology, build ecological buffer zones and store water locally, thus forming a beautiful picture that attracts rare wild birds to inhabit here on a large scale: Suaeda salicornis will be laid ashore on the sea surface, the tidal flats will be stained with rosy rays, birds will gather and flocks of fish and shrimp will be gathered.


Behind the coast of the enthusiastic feast that attracts the world's attention, there extends a future harbor city around the inner harbor -- canal harbor city.

Around the central harbor, a variety of high-quality urban communities are located, with water as the public interface, forming a continuous image display interface of Tomorrow Port City.

Water interacts with the city. The city endows the water with rich coastal city scenery, the quality of the environment created by the water increases the value of the city's land.

We also introduce the vitality of the coast into the interior of the city through the inner port. By utilizing the core public functions of hot spots, we operate the events and urban events in various fields that gather people's popularity. Together with the tidal coast, we form an "Event City" that enjoys continuous popularity throughout the year, fully displaying the charm of the port city.


In the future, Tongzhou Bay intercity high-speed rail hub will be introduced to serve as the heart of Tongzhou Bay, tightly locking the regional core position, and continuously delivering development power to Tongzhou Bay.

Its leading position in transportation promotes the formation of the Tongzhou Bay Station City Core, which together with the Industrial Renewal Core, forms a dual-core driven development engine of Tongzhou Bay and guides the main axis of urban development to extend eastward.

The industrial system of the Bay Area will be overlaid from four dimensions, and the four leading industries of the future Century Port will be drawn, which will form four highly competitive industrial clusters of innovation and research, finance and exhibition, Marine economy, and entertainment and leisure, which will become the driving force for the development of the core area of Tongzhou Bay.


It is born by water and is named after water. The lifestyle associated with water is the unique experience of living in this city.

We introduce the concept of Cluster City to divide the City into small cities with different natures. We refine the waterfront space of living settlements and divide the water into three levels to create waterfront living environments that meet different needs. 

Travel, sports, shopping, communication, and the interweaving of different activities with water enhance citizens' dependence on water and the sense of belonging to the port city.