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Master Plan

Master Plan


2013

Residential quarter #1 - Shijiazhuang (China)

Master plan proposal (Beijing)

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The urban design of this planning project for Shijiazhuang (here version #1) - capital city of Hebei Province - covers an area of 209,382 m2. It is divided in a northern and a southern plot by a street. While the northern part (FAR 3.3) connects to the city center, the southern part (FAR 2.5) finishes in a park strip which is a buffer zone to the expressway, but also on the west side there is a small park adjacent.

Three aspects support the intention of the Mater Plan layout to bind the two separate parts together: 1) a common park area going from north to south; 2) a pedestrian network; 3) two public buildings in the center of both areas – a kindergarten at north and a clubhouse at south (both marked in red in the Matser Plan).

Fifteen high rise residential buildings surround the park. Along the edge of the plots develop 2 floors of commercial functions. All residential buildings have got private green areas at the ground floor in order to enhance privacy on the lower levels. Nine slim high rise residential buildings of an elevated standard are spread throughout the park in a way that guarantees a continuity of the public green.

The pedestrian network is carefully separated from the vehicular circulation to enhance a carfree use of the whole area. Softly swungen narrow paths widen into gathering areas under trees. The pedestrian paths integrate both, the several areas of the Master plan and the whole area into the urban set of the city. Entering into the neighbourhood from north the pedestrian path is accompanied by a water course.

In the southern part twelve low rise townhouses (5-10 floors) with gardens gather around a lake which is supposed to provide a special identity to this area.

Parking facilities are located underground whereas only a few places for cars of users with special needs are up ground.


View from south

View from south

Close up from south

Close up from south


South-west corner

South-west corner

View from north-east

View from north-east


View from north

View from north