Ronald Lu & Partners Showcases Upgraded Concept for a Transit-Oriented Development

Ronald Lu & Partners Showcases Upgraded Concept for a Transit-Oriented Development

Ronald Lu & Partners, the leading TOD expert with over 60 TOD projects across China, is currently developing flagship Shunde ICC Country Garden Sanlonghui. Showcasing an upgraded TOD4.0 design concept, the mixed-use project generates “a harmonious relationship between people and the environment”.

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Creating healthy and walkable neighborhoods, reducing traffic congestion and promoting public transportation, while also minimizing pollution and energy consumption, Shunde ICC Country Garden Sanlonghui is a perfect representation of the design concept of TOD 4.0.

Located on the border of Guangzhou and Foshan in Sanlong Bay, the 518,320 square meters project will be equipped with a full range of urban functions, including 2 subway lines, 1 bus terminal, 8 residential towers, 2 serviced apartment towers, 1 international shopping center, 1 Grade A office building, 1 kindergarten, and other community facilities.

Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP)

In Asia, where many countries are continuing to experience migration from rural to urban areas, urban planning still inappropriately adopts a number of North American design characteristics – in particular vehicle-centric planning. If this continues, many tier 1 and tier 2 cities in China will likely swell to double or triple their current size, leading to huge energy and carbon footprints.TOD promotes a symbiotic relationship between public transportation complexes and dense multi-functional urban spaces. TOD 4.0 adds a ‘double layer effect’ that designs a better life for even more communities. -- Bryant Lu, Vice Chairman of RLP.

Courtesy of Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP)

Set to be completed in 2022, the intermodal hub produces a complete living environment. Highlighting the principals of the TOD 4.0 concept, the project puts in place a “high-density mixed-use development created in harmony with a transportation hub and surrounding communities”. Envisioning a comprehensive megacity hub, the plan also lays the foundations for the redevelopment of adjacent regions in the future.

Improving Shunde's urban image, RLP designed a façade that resembles three flying dragons, “paying tribute to the hardworking spirit of the Shunde people and the economic potential of Sanlong Bay”. Moreover, a curved glass canopy at the bottom of the building simulates a dragon’s tail which connects to the rooftop terrace of the Shopping Centre.

  • Design Architect: Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP) 
  • Project Name: ICC Country Garden Sanlonghui Design Architect: Ronald Lu & Partners (RLP)
  • Project Location: Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong, China
  • Completion Date: 2022
  • GFA: 518,000 square meters
  • Developers: Country Garden Group, Shunde Metro, MTR Corporation Limited

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Cite: Christele Harrouk. "Ronald Lu & Partners Showcases Upgraded Concept for a Transit-Oriented Development" 15 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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