The design guide is a specific and practical tool to guide the development and design of the city harbour. The design guide lays down the guidelines to define the area's future character and identity.
The design guide defines the quality level necessary to support the given functional programs, and the overall architectural expression. It also provides a framework for building boundaries, spatial surfaces, and their associations with specific programs. The guide also deals with issues such as spatiality, movements, surface paving, vegetation and lighting strategies, and materials in general.