Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Suzhou High-Tech Industrial Region's Lake Area - P.R. China
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Enabling a Sustainable and Flexible Growth Pattern to Emerge Over Time

TOWNLAND prepared the conceptual planning and design scheme for 3,000 ha of land in Western Suzhou adjacent to the tourist and biodiversity hotspot, Taihu Lake.  The core function of the Study was to allow for urban development and tourism in this sensitive lakeside area, but limit its impact on the environment, so that a sustainable and flexible growth pattern emerges over time. 

The Master Layout Plan essentially illustrates six self-sufficient urban villages focussed around the Lake, which accommodate up to 50,000 people, with the potential to allow for a further 30,000 people to be accommodated in the future if demand exists.  A key issue of the Study was the implementation of planning mechanisms to protect the scenic beauty of the area prior to development taking place.  THIRD PRIZE AWARDED.

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  • LOCATION

    Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China
  • CLIENT

    Suzhou District Planning Department, High Tech Regional Department
  • SITE AREA

    3,000 ha
  • STATUS

    Completed 2003
  • SERVICES

    Strategic Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Master Planning, Urban Design