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A Financial Gateway to Taiwan

Xiamen Cross Strait Financial Center Concept Master Plan
Xiamen, Fujian Province, China

A regional, cross-strait financial services center on the east coast of Xiamen Island will promote economic and financial exchange between mainland China and Taiwan.

Based on the site’s abundant natural greenery, a primary goal was to create an environmentally friendly system linking the city’s main landscapes, roads and regional parks.

The plan is zoned for three areas: an official core, an area for high-end services and a residential neighborhood.

An innovative vertical traffic system links the street level, the underground grid and a series of above-ground connections to form a three-dimensional pedestrian network. The efficient public transport system integrates subway stations and reduces carbon emissions.

An open-gate landmark building symbolizes an open door connecting China and Taiwan.


7.7 sq. mi. / 20 sq. km.
4,940 acres / 2,000 hectares


Master Planning