Pi River Waterfront Master Plan

HAA received second place in an international competition to create a master plan for the Lu’an City’s waterfront. The Lu’an City’s Pi River Waterfront Urban Design Plan encompassed an area totaling 32 square kilometers in northeast China. The City’s goal was to connect the City to the river and create a comprehensive urban development policy to ensure long lasting vitality.
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Architecture / Planning / Urban Design / Site Design / 2010

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Program development focused on methods that had the potential to spur economic development, expand recreational activities, promote sustainable development and provide cultural relevance to a world-class city on the water."

HAA’s plan enhances the City’s image and increases spatial quality while honoring a long history of urban civilization that has existed in Lu’an since the Han Dynasty. The Team, supported by the HFUT Architectural Institute in Hefei, China, took an environmentally-sensitive approach to the project, combining compelling public and recreational spaces along the river’s edge with habitat enhancement strategies integrated into a city center, diverse neighborhoods and the iconic Moon Island in the center of the new city.

Program development focused on methods with the potential to spur economic development, expand recreational activities, promote sustainable development and provide cultural relevance to a world-class city on the water. The Lu’an City municipal government considered the project the most important project of urban construction in the next three years.

Disciplines

  • Architecture
  • Planning / Urban Design
  • Site Design

Type(s)

  • Civic
  • Hospitality
  • Housing
  • Parks / Recreation
  • Retail

Services

  • Architecture
  • Design Guidelines
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Urban Design

Client

  • DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, URBAN AND RURAL CONSTRUCTION OF ANHUI PROVINCE & LU'AN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

COLLABORATORS

  • HFUT ARCHITECTURAL INSTITUTE

LOCATION

  • HEFEI, CHINA
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