Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
Windy landscape
Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
Windy landscape
Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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Heng Sha Island Eco-tourism Destination - P.R. China
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A World Class Eco-Tourism Destination

This important Project aimed to transform an Island mudflat currently used for agriculture, into a sustainable wetland eco-system with a greening rate of 80%, complete with tourism and recreational facilities to serve as Shanghai’s back garden. A ‘multiple use’ zoning approach was proposed to protect green areas, and at the same time allow development.

Heng Sha is one of the three islands located at the entrance of the estuary of Yangtze River, surrounded by the River on three sides with the East Ocean on the fourth side. Heng Sha is an integral part of Shanghai City. The Shanghai Government has proposed that Heng Sha Island should be transformed into an Eco-forest in order to serve as Shanghai’s back garden and the most important conference facility area in Eastern Asia.

A key planning issue that has been tackled is the integration of 30,000 households as a part of the new Heng Sha, including the resettlement of some villagers and the creation of new employment opportunities in the forestry sector to offset job losses.

TOWNLAND prepared the conceptual planning and 2 design options, highlighting the creation of Heng Sha as a ‘World Class Eco-Tourism Destination’, to enhance Shanghai’s position as an international city.  JOINT WINNING ENTRY.

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  • LOCATION

    Heng Sha Island, Shanghai, P.R. China
  • CLIENT

    Shanghai Zhong An Real Estate Development Company Ltd. / Super Ocean Group
  • SITE AREA

    5,000 ha
  • STATUS

    Completed 2004
  • SERVICES

    Landscape Design, Urban and Regional Planning, Master Planning