The wavy-roofed building in the foreground is that of the high-speed rail station
Pedestrian routes are central to SOM's vision of a walking city
SOM hopes that combined, the bus system, walking and cycling will account for 80% of inner city journeys
Architectural practice SOM's 17.6-sq km (6.8-sq mile) master plan for Beijing Bohai Innovation City has won an international design competition, which, if fully realized, may set a new standard for environmentally-conscious urban planning
Half of the allocated site will be green in the literal sense - devoted to natural and other open areas
The project site is located directly adjacent to Beijing on the high-speed rail line to Tianjin.
Bird's eye view of the 17.6-sq km (6.8-sq mile) master plan