The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

Belgium

West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk
Belgium

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

West 8 wins Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Urban Master Plan, China

On 4th February, the Guangzhou Municipal Government announces that West 8’s entry as No 1 of the two winners of the Guangzhou Fangcun Huadi Sustainable Master Plan competition. No 2 goes to Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute in collaboration with Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten. PDF documentation of the official online announcement can be downloaded here.

Guangzhou Huadi Fangcun (Flower City), located at Southern China, is a former delta land with traditional horticultural legacy of nowadays Guangzhou. With speedy expansion of the horticultural industry, the current scattered and disorganized land use of the area has pushed back the nature and its eco system is severely polluted. The Guangzhou Government is in search of a sustainable solution to the current problem in the era of rapid urban development. West 8’s winning entry provides the city a masterplan with sustainable vision.

The plan has the site area of 2,050 ha. (20.5km2), whereas more than 450 ha. is wetlands area. It consists of new living and industrial environments with ecological water system, wetlands, distinct division of land use zoning, urban planning with a highlight of cultural heritage and a design of an International Flora Expo Masterplan which will function as a focal point and economic generator for the whole development.

West 8 贏得廣州芳村花地城持續發展總體規劃競賽

十三行嶺南水鄉生態品牌帶動 新型城市化芳村花地持續發展

提起芳村,市民都想起“千年花鄉”的別稱,以種花為業,世代相傳,花地(花埭) 亦共有10公里長的堤岸線,號稱“十里長堤、百里水網”。是十三行嶺南水鄉建築的典型環境。但老舊的空間缺乏養護及更新,逐漸失去其百里水網、水秀花香特色。自然與水環境的過度使用,亦做成環境圬染,不符合現代花卉經濟產業效益。

本次競賽的工作任務包括芳村花地整體規劃研究和總體概念設計、核心區城市設計兩個層次。整體規劃研究和總體概念設計範圍為花地河-汾江河-東平水道圍合的海龍圍片區以及東沙經濟開發區片區,總面積20.5平方公里。核心區北至龍溪大道,南至花地大道,東至武廣高鐵,西至汾江河,總面積5.6平方公里。其中,連片花卉用地4.5平方公里。

我們的方案是為花地花卉產業創造一個更好的生產條件,更健康的居民生活環境,著力打造“花地”生態園區、突出千年花香、廣州西肺、芳香之城的定位,傳承和延續花文化,強化生態服務功能,展現低碳綠色理念。透過生態淨化架構的引入可以實現這一目標。重新安排其土地利用,保障未來花卉產業用地的使用。更有效率的耕地提升農業部門的現代化,也利於提高物流便利及保持二氧化碳低排放。重組有助於確定健全住宅結構的健康發展。整合現有基礎設施、古蹟、新建住宅、和工業發展。結合其特有的農村生活風格,歷史悠久的鄉村核心,也是重建概念其一。