On the morning of October 31st, 2020, Urban Planning and Central Park Urban Design Achievement Final Review Meeting initiated by Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City and CBC (China Building Centre) was successfully held. In the afternoon, the Seminar on “New Urbanization of Kaizhou New City Construction Development” was successfully held, which was sponsored by China Urban-Townization Promotion Council as well as jointly organized by Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City and CBC (China Building Centre). A number of government leaders, experts and scholars were invited to attend the two meetings to review the final achievements of the Master Workshop. Based on the natural and cultural foundation of Kaizhou New City, and combined with the development needs of the new era, they exchanged and discussed from a professional perspective to make suggestions on the development orientation and construction sequence of Kaizhou New City, so as to help it become a model of China’s new city construction in the new era.
THE RESONANCE OF THOUGHT AND WISDOM
Kaizhou New City, located in the east of Deyang City, Sichuan Province, owns excellent environment and convenient transportation, which possesses hardware foundation for coordinated development with Chengdu. Being similar to many new cities in the development of urbanization, the important challenge for the development of Kaizhou New City is to explore the construction road with its own characteristics and complying with development concept of the new era, based on the goal to improve people’s living standards and taking various aspects into consideration, such as improvement of ecological environment, cultural and historical heritage, introduction of new industries and creation of characteristics.
Under this background, Kaizhou New City Management Committee of Deyang City and CBC (China Building Centre) jointly launched Kaizhou New City Central Park and Urban Core District Master Workshop, invited many interdisciplinary experts to form a high-level and open research platform of Planning + Design + Landscape + Architecture”, and comprehensively considered the overall development of Kaizhou New City, so as to create the unique spatial value and drive the development of regional industrial economy. Based on the space value theory, the Master Workshop built a platform for integrating resources and overall planning, and carried out face-to-face design, which realized the resonance of pioneer’s thought and diversified wisdom on the same platform.
Various experts were invited to attend Kaizhou New City Central Park and Urban Core District Master Workshop. Yang Baojun, Chief Economist of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, was invited as the General Planning Consultant. Peng Lixiao, Vice President of China Urban-Townization Promotion Council, and Director of China Building Centre (CBC), was invited to act as the General Director. Huang Jingtao, Vice President of China Association of City Planning, led the overall planning of urban core district. Xie Xiaoying, Deputy Chief Engineer of Landscape Architecture Institute, China Urban Construction Design & Research Institute Co, Ltd., led the landscape design. Zhu Xiaodi, Chief Architect of ZXD Architects, acted as the chief architect of Kaizhou New City Planning Exhibition Center.
Since the launch of the Master Workshop, four teams have gone through 8 months to carry out site research, on-site design, mid-term achievement report, discussion and exchange, etc., integrated top resources and experts in various fields of operation, format and capital, comprehensively considered the whole process of project on one research platform, and finally formed the systematical and feasible achievements.
New City Construction Mode of New Urbanization
Vice President of the China Urban-Townization Promotion Council; Director of CBC (China Building Centre) ; Chief Editor of Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine
“Music makes the history flow into the future. Taking the Central Music Park as its starting point and core, Kaizhou New City has endowed it with lasting vitality through diversified lifestyle and industrial contents such as design, culture and art, etc.”
Standing at a major historical turning point, Kaizhou New City of Deyang closely follows the national strategic pulse, excavates the unique ecological and humanistic value of space, and carries out contemporary translation and recreation, so as to drive space economy with space value and endow Kaizhou New City with sustainable development momentum.
The planning team creates a complete consumption and life experience through the injection of industrial formats such as space value and music intelligent production to activate the space, as well as creation of space atmosphere through community building. Meanwhile, based on the sound industrial foundation of Deyang City and development strategy of “City of Music” raised by Chengdu, the idea of building “Intelligent Model Room” and “City Music Parlor” in Kaizhou New City is proposed.
The planning scheme takes the demonstration section (0.8 square kilometer) of the Start-up Area as the development starting point and adopts the working mode of cluster design. Guided by the theme of “Kaizhou Shanshui”, a number of well-known domestic architects are invited to jointly build Kaizhou New City into a cultural card with international influence, so as to explore the new city construction mode of new urbanization.
Vice President of China Association of City Planning, Professor of Tianjin University
“A slow-paced integrated landscape and pastoral town cluster that is suitable for living, industry, leisure and health shall be established, taking mountains and rivers as the vein, green space as the basis and regional culture as the soul.”
The total design area for the core area of Kaizhou New City is about 7.36 square kilometers. The scheme sorts out the sites with characteristics of Linpan in Chengdu Plain, takes experience of harmonious coexistence between human and nature as demonstration, makes current landscape pattern as framework, designs comprehensively regarding the city and ecological environment as a “living organism” based on the concept of landscape symbiosis and poetic habitation, so as to construct a model of city management in the era of ecological civilization.
The urban design team adopts six steps of “managing water vein, retaining farmland corridor, shaping mountains, setting up nodes, accessing road network and dividing functions”. Through the functional structure of “One Corridor, Two Axes, Four Belts, Six Districts and Multiple Chains”, and taking the landscape corridor of Renmin Canal as core and regional dominating point, the urban design team has expanded the circle level to the north and the south, in order to establish the spatial relationship and form the functional integration, finally created a slow-paced integrated landscape and pastoral town cluster that is suitable for living, industry, leisure and health.
Integration of Daily Life and Heart of Kaizhou Landscape
Deputy Chief Engineer of Landscape Architecture, China Construction Technology Consulting Co., Ltd.
Chief Architect of Unlimited Landscape
“We aim to bear the cultural history, reshape the sense of hometown belonging, create a green home of vitality engine of Kaizhou New City, build a music-themed park combining leisure, education and interaction, so as to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.”
The Central Park of Kaizhou New City relies on the local high-quality system of landscape and Linpan, and takes Renmin Canal as the main vein to maximize respect for the original site landscape texture. Taking Renmin Canal as a landmark water conservancy facility as the background, the design method of localization and low impact is applied to intervene the site, retaining various elements such as current farmland, plants, water canals and lotus pond, refining the site characteristics, overlaying the planning road network, and finally forming six areas, including Green Valley and Forest, Golden Hall, Rainbow and Autumn River, Magnificent Flower Sea, Green Lake in the Mountains, and Infinite Pleasant Path.
Relying on the advantages of “smart development” of Kaizhou New City, music-based activity planning and characteristic scenes shall be integrated with the introduction of scientific and technological means to activate the potential space value and vitality of the Central Park, so as to make it become the art and technology highland of Chengdu-Chongqing Region.
In the Central Park, residents and visitors can experience the landscape of Linpan in Chengdu Plain and perceive the unique regional culture of Kaizhou in the mountains and forests, beside the water and aqueduct. The Central Park links the diverse urban life, meanwhile, the rich space and activities activate the urban landscape belt, which all has become an important heart of mountains and rivers in Kaizhou New City, facilitating it to shape as a park city in the new era on the Chengdu-Chongqing Corridor.
Window of Kaizhou - Poetic City Stage
Founder and Chief Architect of ZXD Architects
“Window of Kaizhou” is the first public construction project of Kaizhou New City, and also the first station of external display, which echoes the overall development requirements of “City of Landscape and Ecology”, and strives to attract more people with novel connotation and unique creativity.”
The planning Exhibition Center of Kaizhou New City, located in the demonstration section of the Start-up Area, adjacent to the main landscape belt of planned Renmin Canal, is the leading area for the construction and development of the New City. It covers an area of about 14,000 square meters, with a building area of 7,819.98 square meters, which is the important public space and external display window of the New City. It is like a long scroll, showing from the long history of Chengdu Plain to the all-new Kaizhou New City.
The Exhibition Center takes “Window of Kaizhou” as the design concept to establish the dialogue relationship among human, architecture and nature. The two main buildings are in the form of retreating from the stage, and the outdoor steps are used to connect each other, which have outlined clear and powerful lines with upward twists on the facade. People not only see the natural beauty and the human history when walking through the buildings, but also can see others walking, wandering, climbing and overlooking. People, architecture and nature are integrated together, forming a picture of people wandering in the painting and becoming a new cultural landscape of Kaizhou New City. The whole building is the stage of a large-scale live performance with the curtain slowly opening, and a new city story is about to be staged.