Can China address major environmental issues at the same time as developing its urban environments?
Boffa Miskell in China is showing the developer of a new community for 400,000 people how it can. The developer is seeking to utilise a 600-ha park on the banks of the Yangtze River to attract residents to live in the new community.
Boffa Miskell exceeded the developer’s expectations with a concept design that would provide a green heart for the community at the same time as addressing significant environmental issues. While retaining existing residents’ connection with the land, the 600ha park on the banks of the Yangtze River will replace habitat loss for the country’s largest migratory bird habitat (Poyang Lake). The park is also designed to store and treat rain water from local storms to reduce flooding risk for adjacent communities. The park will provide new wetland breeding areas for fish to replace habitat destruction in the Yangtze River. The community will be focused on park with extensive sports facilities, 36 hole golf course, and cultural precinct.
Master planning and landscape concept design.
|Client||Hubei United Development Investment Group Co., Ltd.|
|Project team||Chris Bentley|
|Project date||Completed March 2014|