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GBA 2030+ | Ecologies and Projections


The student work presented in the exhibition ‘GBA 2030+ | Ecologies and Projections’ closes a second year of research on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area


This new mega region on the Pearl River Delta will gradually be activated and will re-define its modes of functions until the total unification of Hong Kong to China in 2040. The GBA area is considered the most fast-growing region in human history, accommodating round 14 percent of China GDP, with an expected population of 100 million people by 2030 and covering a total area of 56.000 square kilometers. It consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR), as well as the municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province.

The project is a joint programme between the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong PolyU Design, and supported by the International Forum of Urbanism. Four groups of students from the Master track Urbanism worked on scenarios and proposition formulations in the field of spatial planning, landscape architecture and urban design on a mega scale region of the GBA. In ten weeks, the students worked online with a consortium of spatial planners, morphologists, regional designers and researchers from both universities.


  • Dr. Gerhard Bruyns

  • Prof. Peter Hasdell

  • Darren Nel , PhD Candidate

  • Jasmine Zhang Suxin, PhD Candidate

  • Eveline Peng, PhD Candidate

  • Kritty Gera, PhD Candidate

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