Lingang New City

Lingang New City
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Photo © Heiner Leiska
Photo © Hans-Georg Esch
Photo © Hans-Georg Esch
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Drawing © gmp
Architects
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Address
Lingang New City, China, 200000 Lingang New City
Year
2020

The concept adopts the ideals of the traditional European city, combining them with a revo-lutionary idea: A circular lake with a 2.5 km diameter forms the core. The image of concentric waves, produced by a drop hitting the water surface, is the principle metaphoric image of the overall city structure. The use structure is divided into radial rings from the inside to the outside: promenade, business district with high density, 500 meter wide ring-shaped city park, block-like residential districts for 13,000 people each situated along radial roads accord-ing to the principle of a compass card. Wedges of landscape reach into the city as far as the second ring. Watercourses and small lakes penetrate all districts.

Competition
2002/2003 – 1st Prize

Design
Meinhard von Gerkan

Partner
Nikolaus Goetze

Client
Shanghai Urban Planning Administration Bureau

Construction period
since 2003

Area
74 km2

Future inhabitants
800,000

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