Central Areaâ€™s Importance Aligned with the topic of urban vitality, this central area needed to be more vital in compare to the built Ecopark developments. which are mainly residential area (which not necessarily need to be vital). University
Central Area 25 0 m Golfcourse
Public Waterfront Public Waterfront Phase 2
Graduation Project Focus Area As mentioned earlier, since 2016 the developer has commenced the development of the whole masterplan by first clearing up the land. The next phase that will be developed in the near future is the central area (Figure 15 & 16, red-dashed boundary) comprising the mix uses of: high-rise to low-rise residential; offices; hospital; school; and public works. This central area is adjacent to the supporting uses like: universities (north); public transport hub (north); public waterfront (west); golf courses and landed housings (east); and high-rise housings in phase 2 development (south). This central area is envisioned to be the centre for activities of the whole Ecopark new town. Ecopark is considered successful until today because of the effort in community building. The complex part has yet to come i.e., the central area which the developer themselves admit that they donâ€™t really have the required capability (interview with Nguyen Do Dung/Principal Planner in CPG Consultants, October 25th, 2017). Hence, planning in advance this future development will be critical. Moreover, aligned with the topic of urban vitality, this central area needed to be more vital in compare to the built Ecopark developments which are mainly residential area (which not necessarily need to be vital). In summary, this central area is considered fit to be the focus area of this graduation project.
Figure 16.â€ƒ Possible focus area for zoom-in
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