Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (2014)
site area: 14,800ha
type: urban design, comprehensive planning, regional planning, masterplan
The development axis of the Pukou District runs parallel with the Yangtze River connecting four main centres of the new Pukou CBD.
The objective for the area was to provide infrastructure to accommodate for education, research and innovation, with considerable plot areas allocated to universities, institutions and research centres interspersed with pockets of residential and business.
Low density developments are close to the centre, with inner-city functions consisting mainly of local businesses aimed at increasing economic activity in the area and developing employment opportunities for residents.
Qili and Chengnan Rivers serve as the axis of open space, diagonally crossing the development area at the confluence of the Yangtze river and Pukou avenue.
Green corridors intersect the CBD, reaching the edge of the Yangtze river to the city?s north where winding corridors connect to key open space nodes. These green spaces and parkland serve to minimise the ecological footprint of the development area, whilst also providing inviting recreational outdoor spaces for the residents of the city.