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Chongming North Lake District Master Plan Jiangsu Province and the city government of Shanghai co-initiated the “Chongqi� Highway project in 2006, connecting Shanghai to the north, and putting the once isolated Chongming Island in a strategic position. AECOM was invited to participate in the Chongming North Lake District Master Plan competition at the end of 2006. The competition was held to create 34.5-square-kilometer holiday resorts in the northern part of Chongming Island. The North Lake District occupies a 7.7-hectare area situated at the Yangtze River estuary. It contains the largest salt lake in East China and an important habitat for birds. Thus issues like environmental-friendly development and preservation became the primary concern. Consequently, the master plan started with protecting the environment. A natural recycling system was designed for the preservation of ecologically safe water. Meanwhile, special researches on the eco-system of animals and plants were conducted to establish a regulation for the habitat preservation. Based on such preparations, well-controlled resort projects could begin. The sizes of these resorts should not be too large. The essence of the projects should not be their sizes; rather, it lies in the integration of different resorts and the balance between tourism and ecological environment. In addition, the master plan proposed a series of landscape solutions to adapt to the particular saline-alkali soil in the North Lake District.

Project name: Chongming North Lake District Master Plan Award date: 2008 Location: Shanghai, China Site area: 34.5 km2 Architect: AECOM Client: Shanghai Municipal City Planning Administration Completion date: 2007 Award Name: McGraw-Hill Construction 2nd Bi-Annual "Good Design Is Good Business" China Awards 2008, Best Green Project

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

Good Design in China  

The book, co-published by LST Publishing House and McGraw-Hill, is a collection of 45 award-winning projects from three "Good Design Is Good...

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