The Duo City – Urban and Natural
Central Business District & Station Area
Location: Gui’An, China
Client: People’s Government of Gui’An New District
Program: Masterplan for a new CBD and high speed railway station area. Urban design area 4,6km². Detailed design area 1,3km²
Gui’An New District is the eleventh new district on national level in China. Located around a new High-Speed Railway station and in hilly farmland, it has the possibility to be a new starting point for urban planning in China. After a generation of rapid urban construction that disregarded the natural setting, the Duo City concept offers both natural qualities as well as urban vitality.
Duo City overcomes the usual contradictions of nature vs. city, tradition vs. modernity, locality vs. globalization by a new look at urban design. Proximity and interaction of these dual elements creates the unique experience and attractiveness to deliver an exemplary national distinct.
International Urban Design Competition, 2nd prize
MLA+: Reza Al-Kaabi, Markus Appenzeller, Martin Probst, Ana Skachokova, Brechtje Spreeuwers, Tang Zihong
China Academy of Urban Planning and Design CAUPD, Cola Zhang