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Master plan

Master plan


2013

Residential quarter #2 - Shijiazhuang (China)

Master Plan proposal (Beijing)

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The urban design of this planning project is a variation of the Shijiazhuang #1 Master plan. The planning area is divided in a northern and a southern plot. While the northern part (FAR 3.3) connects to the city center, the southern part (FAR 2.4) finishes in a park strip which is a buffer zone to the expressway.

The key facts of the first Master Plan remain unchanged: 1) common park going from north to south; 2) a pedestrian network; 3) two public buildings - at north a clubhouse and at south a kindergarten.

The pedestrian paths integrate both, the several areas of the Master plan and the whole area into the urban set of the city, but the most important is a north-south orientated pedestrian axis (marked in orange in the Master plan) that spans between the two public functions. The pedestrian axis gathers a series of 5 to 9 floors high residential buildings along the way. They are supposed to satisfy the Clients wish of high profile apartment buildings, hence their strong connection with the green environment and water on the rear side.

While the northern part is surrounded by ten high rise residential buildings, the southern part is framed by eight high rise buildings which surround a water dominated park environment. Smaller townhouses in the center have 3 to 6 floors and are disposed on three islets. All residential buildings have got private green areas at the ground floor in order to achieve privacy on the lower levels.

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

View from south-east

View from south-east


Close up from south

Close up from south

View from north

View from north


Close up 01 from east

Close up 01 from east

Close up 02 from east

Close up 02 from east


Close up southern part, view from north

Close up southern part, view from north

Close up northern part (park), view from south west

Close up northern part (park), view from south west