Ximing Town Master Plan
LOCATION: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
TYPE: Planning / Landscape Design
SIZE: 30 ha
The site is situated at the foot of the Taiyuan West Mountain that inherited a deep industrial memories. The master plan project is trying to reorganize the space structure of Ximing Town, to redefine the historical heritages in the town, to generate a new rhythm for the people living there. The planning strategies focusing on the vertical & holistic landscape that has four themes- Verticality, Linkage, Holistic and Condensation. At the foot of the Taiyuan West Mountain, a 36-hectare pastoral landscape that consists of three parts, including tourist agriculture landscape and vegetable gardens, orchards, and wetlands, creates a spectacular rural landscape system as an exploring journey at the urban edge. The planning provides the city with a safer eco- transit system and alternative transportation options that connect a series of public spaces- regional parks, pocket parks, linear parks. The planning also includes the rehabilitation of the local river system and mountain ecosystem.