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  3. amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition

amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition

amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition
amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition, Courtesy of amphibianArc
Courtesy of amphibianArc

amphibianArc has been announced as winner of the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Planning competition. Commissioned by the same developers of the Ningbo Museum designed by Wang Shu, the "transit-oriented" proposal aims to become the "driving force" of urban life in the masterplan's fourth and final phase.

The proposal’s compositional emphasis is a twin-towering "portal" that overlooks a new urban center and integrates itself into a regional transportation hub. The masterplan’s connection to modern trade routes pays homage to the area’s Chinese cultural heritage, recalling when Yinzhou was an ancient waypoint of the Maritime Silk Road.

Civic Center. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Civic Center. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Transit Center. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Transit Center. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc

The development’s buildings are divided into two categories: main and background buildings. The "main" buildings will include a set of "Twin Towers," public service center, museum, "Customs Street," and a transportation hub. The "background buildings" will include a shopping, education, and health center, as well as residential apartments.

Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Commercial Street. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Yinzhou Avenue. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc
Yinzhou Avenue. Image Courtesy of amphibianArc

“Simple changes in the body mass and building facades are utilized in the design of these buildings to set off the distinctive and diverse manifestations of the main buildings,” writes amphibianArc.

  • Competition

    Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Project Planning Competition
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Project Name

    Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Porta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
  • Lead Architect

    Nonchi Wang
  • Project Designers

    Luoya Tu, Ying Tao, Jiarui Liu, Xiaofeng Mei, Ryan Hong, Cooper Ballantine
  • Collaborator

    Ningbo Yinzhou Architecture Design Institute
  • Area

    710000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Andrew Gipe. "amphibianArc Claims First Prize in Ningbo Yinzhou Planning Competition" 24 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/500135/amphibianarc-claims-first-prize-in-ningbo-yinzhou-planning-competition/> ISSN 0719-8884