TOWNLAND was commissioned to undertake a two stage project (Conceptual Stage and Detailed Stage) for the Heshan Bridge Gateway, including urban design and landscape design, proposed structures design, proposed footbridge design, and building façade renovation design. The Heshan Bridge Gateway covers approximately 127.8 ha of land and is an important gateway to the Suzhou National New & High-Tech Industrial Development Zone. TOWNLAND was tasked with creating a pedestrian-friendly, identifiable and vital green urban gateway which carries profound cultural ambience and which includes multi-type and multi-layered urban activity spaces and complex urban functions.
TOWNLAND’s Stage One conceptual urban design and landscape planning scheme served as the foundation for the detailed design in Stage Two. The Scheme emphasized spatial form and functional layout; key space control elements; open space sequence and view corridors; massing, heights, outline and design style of key buildings; enhanced pedestrian connections; and supporting municipal infrastructure and public service facilities. In Stage Two, TOWNLAND undertook analysis of construction conditions, detailed master planning and detailed landscape design and prepared preliminary design documents together with the architectural design of the newly-built structures.