Designed by HYHW Architects and Planners, the local development strategy and strategic focus of the Madong Masterplan is aimed at building upon history, automotive culture, sports culture, encouraging advances in manufacturing and modern services, with cultural charmand continual innovation in a technologically advanced green city. Serviced by a highway to the North and with Jiading Forest to the South-West, it benefits from convenient transport connections and the close proximity to the ecological landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Jiading district in the Northwest of Shanghai is an important node in the Yangtze River Delta region and is Shanghai’s most significant automotive industrial base. Our site, Madong District situated within Jiading New Town, is located in the East of the future center. With careful consideration of the site conditions (through research of densities and traffic flow) and the proximity of the natural resources, the masterplan’s orientation and connections are determined for maximum benefit.
Synthesizing the local development strategy of Shanghai City and our design goals of creating a dense, mixed-use development at a human scale, we strive for a seamless connection into the existing infrastructure and the preservation and utilization of natural resources to ensure that Madong District is a self sustaining, vibrant area of Jiading.
The area will be developed as a water town taking advantage of existing waterways. It is a compact, multi-nodal, mixed-use modern center of high density: home to small businesses, cultural facilities, hotels and mixed housing connected by waterways and pedestrian paths, creating a vibrant, inhabited space.
The waters edge is one of the most important parts in the landscape design, and the most active element in the area. The main planning objective is to create a modern form with traditional features of a water town, linked by a network of routes to ensure full integration into the urban fabric promoting positive movement through all spaces.
Architects: HYHW Architects
Location: Shanghai, China
Consulting Company: Space Syntax Ltd
Client: Shanghai Planning Bureau & Shanghai Jiading Planning Bureau
Area: 14.5 sqkm
Photographs: Courtesy of HYHW & Space Syntax