Wide Horizon Chongqing TOD
Par : CAN Design Limited
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Architecture
Catégories : Autres catégories en architecture / Concept & non bâti : Certification Or
Chongqing Wide Horizon TOD Development is a world-class integrated masterplan within a sustainable environment. The site will be an exemplary new cityscape, combining mixed-use within a matrix of landscaped, walkable, and connected public areas, where people can live, work, and relax. CAN is delivering masterplanning and architectural design for the development.
The TOD development is located in Chongqing Yuelai Eco-City, a strategic zone of Liangjiang New Area, whereas Liangjiang New Area is the first national-level opening up area in inland China. The design promotes sustainable living and aims to create a liveable and ecological environment.
A key design challenge was to create a comfortable and well-connected circulation network for users. By making it safe and enjoyable to visit, the plan not only creates a sense of community, but also achieves as an iconic ‘Gateway’ in the new Chongqing Yuelai District. CAN’s design team adopts the TOD strategy to devise a scheme as a continuation of Chongqing’s natural landscape, which is rich of hills and waters. The world-class integrated masterplan delicately brings together elements of pedestrian circulation, precinct retail, F&B market, shopping mall, office and different featured spaces in a multi-dimensio
With the main concept of “A Journey of Life” - the well-designed holistic masterplan brings people together around culture, nature, and the arts, functioning as a nexus between the various nodes of the city. Inspired by the natural landscape and responding to diverse needs of the district, functional zones such as new precinct retail, leisure & recreation area, and smart office are defined against the backdrop of “The Forests”, “The Cliffs”, “The Plain”, “The Valley” and “The Peaks” while organically integrating a wide variety of businesses.
The design aims to provide a unique commercial and lifestyle offering that people's lives intertwine with nature, the TOD development seamlessly connects the east and west parcel, promoting the linkage of the airline hub with the railway. With creating a sequential journey in mind, the project also comes with multi-level circulation paths to link with underground space and entrances of the adjacent metro station, realising a world-class transport hub. CAN strikes to build a sustainable environment with modern, intelligent, and ecological design while maintaining the subtle balance between various public transport nodes and walkways.
The human-centric design breaks the conventions of TOD (Transitoriented Development) development by presenting an optimum TOP (Transit Oriented Placemaking). The development utilizes the lush landscape to create a lively experience for the visitors.
Unlike conventional commercial practices, the design conforms to the different elevations of the site in spatial planning; inspired by the forest and mountainous landscapes of Chongqing, a multi-dimensional ramp is provided connecting various buildings in one continuous run, capturing the pedestrian flow from adjacent neighbourhoods. The stylish design will redefine the region’s business landscape and become an instagrammable spot.
The masterplanning and architectural design for the TOD Development will create a multi-dimensional and experience-focused lifestyle for the Liangjiang New Area, serving as a new gateway to showcase the local culture and landscape.