The master planning of the CBD of Jilin city is a collaborative project by AECOM, a team formed by architects, urban designers, landscape designers and economists. Its collaboration across different disciplines was highly affirmed by the client and the government officials, which led to the project situated in the historical city in northeastern China. Their design is proposed to be the future CBD area by the government and has high-value natural and historical resources like the Songhua River and the Xiaobai Mountain. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The 200- hectare development project includes a convention and exhibition center, a theater, an urban planning museum, two hotels, several headquarter and office towers, two shopping malls and residential area for thousands of habitants.
Green and open spaces are emphasized in the project. The location of the central green belt in the site is modified so that it not only connects the mountain and the riverside, but is also activated by the public activities aside. Additional green belt is added in the residential area so all together it forms a green loop and provides walkable community within the site. The riverside is also designed for public activities and kept open for public leisure.
Architects: AECOM Location: Jilin, China Principal Designer: Yimin Wang Architecture Team: Shipeng Wu, Wubin Bao, Ian Leung, Ling Li, Yong Yang, Weilin Zhou, Mushui Wei Urban Design Team: James Lu, Xiang Zeng Landscape Team: Kun Wu Economics Team: Shalin Jiang