Shanghai Zhu Jia Jiao Town Planning

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Design

Location

Shanghai, China

Site Area

8,160,000 m²

Category

Iconic Projects, Masterplan

Awards First Prize, Design Competition
The town of Zhu Jia Jiao is well known and located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River in the western part of Qing Pu. It has a history that spans more than a thousand years and has a rich cultural heritage. After entering into modern society however, and with the development of modern transportation, her water carriage statue suffered greatly and her economic status has dropped significantly. Despite this, she has managed to retain much of her original charm and uniqueness, providing a treasured and complete historical and cultural heritage of an ancient town in the Jian Nan region.

Both the development of the ancient town of Zhu Jia Jiao and the construction of the new town will require a long period of development. It will deal with the relationship between residential building, the preservation of cultural heritage, as well as developing tourism under the guiding principle of “science, ecology, and humanistic cultivation.”

The planning concept is to frame the ancient historic area and old town into “one center, two pulse lines, three islands and four plazas” and enlarge the scope of tourism in order to incorporate it into the tour route of the region. The entire framework of the new town is one center and two streets lining the river, which is to correspond with the style and features of the ancient town.