Scott Carver were invited to participate in a select international design competition to establish a new regional satellite city, complementing the historic Hangzhou City. The proposed ‘Jiangnan’ precinct is designed as a city destination, celebrating a contemporary style of living and forming the heart of the Fu Yang district.
An introduced metro system will also connect the existing metro network and high-speed rail into the specific satellite city, catering for continual demand and long term urban growth. The overall structure of the Framework seeks to optimise the natural settings based on two activity axes, the Urban Valley and the Nature Valley. The vision for Jiangnan is three-part: 1. Promote the unique local identity that respects and enhances the existing natural surroundings. 2. Create the city’s urban character by using the vibrant setting and support regional functions. 3. Become a destination hub for tourism, innovation, sports and lifestyle, whilst driving new investment opportunities.
Capturing the rapid urbanisation of the Hangzhou region and underpinned by a high-speed rail connection, the new Jiangnan outcome lead to an integrated land use and city structure Framework Plan, supporting and integrating existing villages, beautiful scenery and nature. The design also intends to allow for staged transformation of residential and industrial landscape; into a holistic and vibrant satellite city.
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The Urban Development Framework focuses on the balance of four strategic pillars: 1. Natural systems 2. Built systems 3. Social inclusion 4. Cultural exchange.