“BMW Next Mobility Youth Camp” is a three-year project aiming at college students and young designers and planners, launched by BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. together with the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) in September 2016.
It aims to use BMW’s core strengths and resources in sustainable personal mobility to build a platform for learning, exchange and practice for future generations, and to guide young elites to pay attention to mobility issues and inspire them to demonstrate bold vision for sustainable urban mobility in the future with cutting-edge technology and ideas.
Themed with “City NEXT: Iteration of China’s Emerging Cities in New Era”, 2018 “BMW Next Mobility Youth Camp is launched to explore innovative mobility conceptual designs on emerging cities with young talents, to provide inspiration and reference for the urban regeneration and transformation towards future mobility.
The “South District of Shenzhen High-tech Industry Park (SHIP)” is selected as the background site, which is located in Nanshan District of Shenzhen. Founded in 1996, the South District of SHIP is one of the most important pilots for the National Initiative of World-class Science and Technology Parks. The area has now given birth to a bunch of world-class enterprises, such as ZTE, Mindray, DJI, and Kingdee, as well as many innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. With the vigorous development of industries and the continuous development of the area, more talents and enterprises will further conglomerate in the future, which also put forward higher demand on the mobility infrastructure and condition of the high-tech park.
This Camp is held at a critical stage of the future development and mobility upgrade of the site. On the one hand, rapid development of industry and the influx of talents have led to a rising demand for travel. On the other hand, limited access roads, underdeveloped transit system, and poor pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, have also caused issues like difficulties with entering and leaving the Park, low travel quality and so on, which gradually becomes the constraints of further development.
Under the background of the 40th anniversary of Reform and Opening up and the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, the Camp will pose the participants 2018 with the challenge of how to design for efficient, convenient and sustainable future mobility for the site, in view of its existing conditions. The goal is to provide world-class enterprises in the SHIP with world-class mobility produces and services, and to help the area stay competitive globally in the future.