lO Designing a 93 ha Masterplan for a CBD in Pingtan, a New Cross-Strait District for China and It’s Trading Partner, Taiwan
Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
Architecture Team: Brian Fok, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Ryan Leong, Francisco Fajardo, Frisly Colop Morales, Laura Rusconi Clerici, Maciej Setniewski, Mike Kwok,, Shane Dale
Ewa Koter, Fabio Pang
Site Area: 93 hectare
GFA: 2,315,000 sqm
China-Taiwan Cross Strait Forum Venue, Theater, Convention Center, Exhibition Center, Auxiliary Commercial & Cultural Facilities, and 5-star Hotel
Competition IO has recently been awarded both the master plan of a 93 hectare waterfront CBD development and a new Cross Straits Forum in the island of Pingtan in China.
Pingtan is planned as a new commercial hub to drive communication and commercial trade between China and Taiwan. Part of the competition included the design of a new Cross Straits Forum including theater, convention, exhibition and auxiliary commercial and cultural facilities.
At the centre of the CBD andForum district has a newly created fresh water lake that conserves fresh waterfrom run off through the urban grain.
The masterplan cater for some3.3 million sqm of urban development, while the Cross Straits Forum would be inthe first phase of development.
To reflect the aspiration of transparency and dialogue the buildings are formed by converging elements that combine with the landscape and waterfront to create a fluid and open series of public spaces that meld into the buildings themselves.
Service traffic, roads and trams are integrated into a series of terraced landscape levels to minimize impact of car traffic on pedestrian circulation routes and to create free access from the central axial park canal through the lake towards the waterfront through a series of leisure and retail lined canals.
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