Zhihui Valley in the Suzhou Science and Technology Town

Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, PRC

Administrative Committee of Suzhou Science and Technology Town
Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, PRC
145 ha
Landscape Architecture

Project Description

Following on from our FIRST PRIZE winning entry for the Conceptual Master Layout Planning for Zhihui Valley (1.45 sq km) within the Suzhou Science and Technology Town, and subsequent appointment as Master Planner for the detailed stages of the Project, TOWNLAND was invited to participate in a Competition to design the Landscape and Planning for the Central Public Park forming the spine of Zhihui Valley.

With an overall concept of ‘Science in the Park’, the landscape experience is dedicated to the surrounding Knowledge Based Industries and consists of the following five elements: 1) The Business of Science facilities that include a Convention Centre, Conference Suite & Meeting Rooms, an Exhibition Centre, and an Outsourcing Service for users; 2) Commercial activities including an F&B Venue, Hotel, Retail Shopping Area and Outdoor Market; 3) Recreational Facilities featuring an Indoor/Outdoor Sports Club, Performing Arts Centre, Amenity Centre, Cinema, and Green Open Spaces and Water Bodies promoting wildlife and wetland areas; 4) R&D and Education Facilities that include Offices, Indoor & Outdoor Research Facilities, Laboratories, IT Facilities, Training Centre, Manufacturing Industry Support and Start-Up Company Support; and finally 5) Sustainability that encompasses Green Building, Water Management, Green Landscape Maintenance and a Low Carbon Management Strategy.

TOWNLAND was awarded FIRST PRIZE for its Competition entry and subsequently a MERIT AWARD from The Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HK).

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