A village for after the Asian Games – for the Games
Asian Game Village
Location: Hangzhou, China
Client: Qianjiang Century City Administrative Committee of Hangzhou Xiaoshan
Programme: 5.4 million m² mixed -use district masterplan
The Asian Games in 2022 will be hosted by the city of Hangzhou. MLA+ was among the selected architects to develop a proposal for the Asian Games Village. The area for 30.000 inhabitants during the games will further develop into a mixed-use and residential district for 60.000 people after the games.
The Asian Games Village is the northern part of a larger development area along Qiantang River, which also contains the Qianjiang Century City CBD and the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center. Our proposal is structured by a large centrally located park which establishes a strong green connection to the river. To create a distinct spatial identity and to define a centre for the new district, this central park is developed further into a circular green belt which subdivides the area into two parts: A high-density central core area and a low density surrounding residential area. Both offer distinct spatial qualities, facilitating a variety of lifestyles taking advantage of the respective densities.
2017 Masterplan design
MLA+: Ruizhi Cao, Kexin Huang, Christoph Michael, Maximilian Müller, Martin Probst
Fink&Jocher (Architecture), Burkhardt Engelmayer (Landscape), Transsolar (Energy-concept), Nan Wang (Multimedia)