TOWNLAND was invited to participate in an International Design Competition to undertake the Urban Design of an area (appox. 164 ha) surrounding the Suzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Area Inter-City Railway Station. The Site lies west of the city centre of Suzhou and adjacent to a major belt of hi-tech industrial developments.
The Project aims to create a comprehensive mixed-use sub-centre for the Suzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Area. A band of commercial and retail uses aligned east to west is located directly on either side of the Station. The design introduces a central man-made lake utilizing the natural landscape resources along the existing Great Canal that lies to the south of the Site. Four high end waterfront residential clusters are located around the central lake area, as well as along the Great Canal.
TOWNLAND’s objective is to create a unique and striking mixed-use iconic Development to become the Gateway into not only the Suzhou Hi-Tech Industrial Area, but also Suzhou as a whole.