A master plan by the world famous architect, Frank Gehry, will provide a unique framework of the city's new harbour and urban life to be nurtured in the area.
The master plan will transform the former industrial harbour into a thriving urban area, by creating cohesion and activity around a central square. The square will be the focal point of the area, and a range of activities will take place around it. The area runs along the harbour front and will include parks, residences, commercial property, recreational and cultural buildings, and a hotel.
Concentrating construction around the square area will make it possible to create attractive lower density office buildings and residences in the remaining space. This approach will ensure the best utilisation of the open spaces for cultural and recreational purposes. The landscape will also naturally flow into a city park along the harbour front.
The urban area will be connected by various urban spaces, creating a number of city parks. The parks will be linked via the harbour promenade, and a pedestrian bridge will extend the northern end of the promenade, connecting both sides of the harbour.
The master plan was unveiled on 31 October 2008. You can watch a video of the unveiling ceremony below: