Set to cover two million square metres of land on a peninsular alongside the Dachan Bay shipping-container terminal, the development will include offices, homes, parks and entertainment venues.
There will be no roads for cars in the district, instead, residents, commuters and visitors will connect to Shenzhen via subway and traverse Net City on foot or by bicycle. Ferries will provide public transport along the waterways.
Terraced buildings will look towards the coast, ranging in height from one to 30 storeys. When complete the area should be able to accommodate up to 80,000 residents and workers.
NBBJ plans to plant mangrove trees along the shore to act as a natural flood defence. Sensors will be used to track flooding.
Solar panels will provide green energy for Net City. The project will be completed in three phases over the next seven years.