Development of a new urban district in Changchun, China
Changchun is the largest city and provincial capital of Jilin located in the northeast of China. The new quarter is to be developed at its eastern periphery. The buildings forming its centre will surround the Longze Lake, with an international fair, a conference centre, hotels and cultural buildings including library and museums in the north and a youth centre in the south.
Longze lake is to become the main attraction for residents and tourists. At the same time it will serve as a storm water collector and retention reservoir for peak flows. In order to ensure the highest possible water quality a sequence of sand filters and cleansing biotopes will treat the water inflow before it reaches the large lake.
People will stroll through a wide willow forest and water gardens, always with a view to the lake. They will walk through avenues whose swinging forms embrace the lake, in a landscape defined by its gentle topography; a landscape which counters and compensates the massive fair and cultural buildings.
Design: since 2016
Team: Latz + Partner (lead design landscape architecture)
Atelier Lingyun Zhang, Munich (project management)
Planungsgesellschaft Stadt-Land-Verkehr, Munich (traffic planning)
Thomas Herzog Architekten, Munich (architecture)
UP+S Landscape Architecture, Beijing (support preliminary design)
Client: Changchun Airport District Xiangyue Investment Co. Ltd.
Area: 64 hectares