shenzhen-zhongshan link

Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link


Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link
24 km link, 2 artificial islands, 2 suspension bridges and the world’s widest immersed tunnel
Guangdong, China

International competition: 1st prize, 2016
Under construction

Total lenght: 24 km
Road tunnel: 8 traffic lanes
Artificial islands: 15,000 m2 conference, office and restaurant facilities

Client: The Advanced Work Office for the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link Project
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineer: COWI

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture


24 km forbindelse, 2 kunstige øer, 2 hængebroer og verdens breddeste sænketunnel
Guangdong, Kina

International konkurrence: 2016, 1. præmie
Under udførelse

Længde, forbindelse total: 24 km
Vejtunnel: 8 vejbaner
To signaturhængebroer
To kunstige øer: 15.000 m2 konference, kontor- og restaurantfaciliteter

Bygherre: The Advanced Work Office for the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link Project
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniør: COWI

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link

Aesthetics. Functionality. Price. Those were the key parameters in the design competition for a new major link connecting the cities of Shenzhen and Zhongshan in Guandong province in Southern China. The link will be 24 kilometres long and consists of two artificial islands, two bridges and the world’s widest immersed tunnel with eight traffic lanes in dual direction and with a capacity of 90,000 cars per day. The fixed link will act as a landmark for the entire region, as well as further the economic development.

While being a functional infrastructure, the Shenzhen-Zhongshan Link is also a beautiful iconic structure. All components in the link relate optimally to one another in terms of purpose, scale and proportions. The bridges accentuate the qualities of grace and elegance inherent to the carefully articulated suspension bridge. Whereas the cable curvatures of a suspension bridge is a common recognized feature, the towers are the bridge component, which truly provides the bridge with its aesthetic identity and define the image of the bridge in the eyes and minds of those who experience it either by car, plane or from the seaside. The slenderness of the towers will be exceptional and unique to the world of bridge architecture because of the height and length of the single tower suspension bridges.