Proposal on the direction of urban regeneration for the (former) Shina Dockyard site and urban regeneration new deal zones.


At urban level there are two elements with which the new Shina Dockyard interconnects with its environment:

1. The diagonal axis. A network of small streets diagonally cross the low density residential area in the southwest part of the plot. Through small interventions, its recovery will take place as a pedestrian green axis shaping as a large avenue towards the sea.

2. Waterfront. As noted in Task 1, the waterfront is considered the most important public space of the proposal. It becomes the perfect space to link the new Shima Dockyard to the residential area bordering the west side, extending the public space of the dock.

At a transport level, the new Shima Dockyard is planned to be connected by:


– Bus: there will be a bus stop at the beginning of the avenue which will be additionally connected with an autonomous tram system that runs along the avenue until the Sea Tower.


– Boat: The design envisages a terminal passenger at the dock of the Sea Tower that connects the Shima Dockyard with the main tourist and commercial attractions of the Tongyeong Dockyard.

– Cable car: The project foresees the possibility of implementing a new cable car stop, extending its route to the new Shima Dockyard.



Tongyeong, South-Korea




1.500 m2


Carles Pastor Foz, Albert Albareda Valls, Oscar Linares (Rafael de la Hoz arquitectos).

The axis of the dock of the Goliath Crane is extended through a large avenue until its intersection with the road crossing that delimits the plot, thus uniting land and sea, the existing residential city and the new dock.

Two towers raise on both sides of this axis, at each end: one shows the access to the complex, the other stands as a landmark of the new Shina Dockyard skyline, as a new reference and attraction.


Medium-size buildings appear on both sides of the new urban axis making shifting it shape to face the sea. This strategy also allows adapting to all directions of the pre-existing urban grid.

There are 3 types of public space (D3):


1. The great central avenue that structures the whole proposal and spurs a large part of the economic activity of the docks.


2. More domestic squares and gardens to organize the entire residential program.


3. The maritime front is understood as a continuous public space in which there are very different urban episodes, creating squares, wharves, water entrances, etc. The entire cultural program of the new design opens up to
this space and to the sea.


Considering that the most valuable public space of the new Shina Dockyard is its maritime waterfront, the entire cultural program opens to this new promenade. Water becomes a protagonist, since through channels of different dimensions the water penetrates through the different public spaces of the urban project.(D5)


There are 3 different zones (D4):


1. Central Axis: Sea Tower. A large shopping center boasts leisure and restaurant areas, and at the top the hotel will turn the new Shima Dockyard into a tourist destination with a unique personality centered around the waterfront, where visitors can stroll along, sample the catch of the day, and discover the best vantage points to take in panoramic views of the water.

2. North Pier: warehouses and Sea Plaza. The existing structure of the warehouses is preserved, promoting an interesting interchange of interior and exterior spaces: this polyvalent character of this program will be used to celebrate markets, social events, concerts, popular parties, conferences (game conferences), etc. Following the line of the promenade, a new large plaza (Event Park) opens to the sea, destined to host large open air public events, such as concerts, festivals, etc. This place wants to become the platform where the Tongyeong Graffiti Festival, the Summer Music Fetsival, the Game festival and the Marine Opera Festival will be held.


3. East Pier: indoor and outdoor cultural spaces. The Goliath Crane and the Tower Crane remain as witnesses to the industrial past of the site and transform into large urban sculptures that help to forge the urban identity of the new dock, a special place where the city opens up beyond the topography of daily life. In addition, the Goliath Crane is combined with a grandstand opened to the sea, as a meeting place and unique landscape edge where the city and the water meet. This cultural space is enriched with the House of Culture, a large scale cultural building that houses a library/ media library, an opera and a museum where the history of Tonbyeong will be exhibited – a dynamic meeting point to create a spectacular architectural experience that will become a destination.


The project foresees the creation of residential areas – A truly great neighborhood, outdoor activities abound, embracing the site’s values, with a sense of place and to engender community pride, well integrated and well connected, with a good variety of housing size, type and value, catering for many sectors of the market and environmentally sustainable. (D6)


The project plans to provide the new Shina Dockyard for a higher density housing outcome, functional mix, access networks and walkability in order to ensure life beyond working hours and enhance livability:

a mix of programs (leisure, business and residential) that guarantees all-day livability, an environmentally sensitive area and an active and healthy community.

Housing of different sizes: from spacious studios to 3 to 4 bedrooms. These different types will be mixed together to favor generational conjunction, with high-end housing units overlooking the waterfront.The green squares will be home of children playgrounds, sports, water channels and abundant vegetation, thus becoming spaces of social relationship between neighbors.(D7)


The proposal is oriented to form a comprehensive business complex and as well as a proposal for discovering ‘new growth industry engines’ that will reinvigorate the regional economy. The new Grand Avenue is conceived as a powerful business axis.


The beginning of the axis is marked by a new office tower, which will house important technology and information corporations. Along the axis, on the upper floors, there will also be work spaces and coworking promoting the creation of new companies by young entrepreneurs.


The design recognizes and respects the industrial heritage of the site. That is why some existing buildings are preserved:

– The Goliath crane. Not only has been maintained, but also becomes an urban landmark. The water extends below to build a large grandstand facing the sea, where the crane frames the distant maritime landscape.


– The Tower crane. This large scale crane also becomes witness of the industrial history of the site. Conceived as a large urban sculpture, the crane
structures the Avenue and the Pier.


– Main building and auxiliary building. Its use and location are maintained and integrated into the proposed new urban system.

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