Estonia Tallinn Port Design Competition "Master Plan 2030"

Our urban design concept is based on recomposing and connecting while fostering key moments from which future growth can occur. We conceptualize this urban fabric as tissue in need of further material definition to generate a strong identity. Its character is informed by both the architectural instances demarking places and the movement of pedestrians, which in due time will lend itself to additional activities and further intensification of the area.

According to the analysis of existing transportation, land-use, open space, and green distribution, the design attempts to optimize the urban spatial structure, reorganize regional transport arteries and connect the city landscape promenade – always under the premise of keeping the original urban fabric. This is to ensure connectivity and functional efficiency while creating vitality and promoting the city's organic development.

We attempted to minimize the amount of vehicular traffic by reordering it and distributing parking spaces periodically in various areas. We have added a layer of public transportation, contributing to the reduction of carbon emission and saving energy, and fostering the accessibility to the site and its internal irrigation. In this way, we have most importantly achieved the continuity of flows within the pedestrian system, creating walking areas with shaded pathways and architectural instances programmed with small functions operating as small attractors.


kuwait city, Kuwait



Masterplan, Headquarter, Conference Center



Top view

Aerial view

Local Design

Our project aims at proposing a woven strategy, where the urban proposal is punctuated by several instances with higher architectural resolution and within which the KFAS headquarters and the convention center are understood as two attractor poles, pulling and articulating pedestrian flows in between.

Both buildings operate as ‘parts of a kit’, having different functions and positions within the overall ‘machine’. Hence, a specific formation relative to its location and function, yet sharing a common appearance that gives them the material resemblance needed to build through their presence a dialogue and a perceivable narrative that articulates a new identity for the overall quarters.

Top view

Round floor plan

First floor plan

    Address /1st Floor, North Building NO.13 NafuHutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
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    Contact /Sha Long
    Address /414 Knowles BuildingThe University of Hong KongHong Kong
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