Square Island

CompanyECADI
Lead DesignerCHINA ECADI
Design TeamJun Zha, Zhongnan Ye, Yifei Tian, Shasha Huang, Zhenkai Tao, Li Zhang
PrizeLandscape Architecture / Urban Design

"Square Island" district is located in the new central area of Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, of about 145.33 hectares. It is the core node of urban development axis and the ecological landscape center for the whole regions. In order to protect the ecological context, it is designed to create a small beautiful and fashion town of rivers surrounded by trees, flowers and birds. This design primarily shows three characteristics, including ecology, transport and low axis and the ecological landscape center for the whole regions. In order to protect the ecological context, it is designed to create a small beautiful and fashion town of rivers surrounded by trees, flowers and birds. This design primarily shows three characteristics, including ecology, transport and low-carbon. Most importantly, it retains part of the island in the center for the present situation of wetlands and low-lying wetlands to keep the base of ecological context, reflecting the original characterization of the site, moreover, it tries to expand the eco-efficiency and enhance the value of the land. On the basis of traffic simulation, traffic distribution and appropriate station design, the plan selects the TOD mode and integrates the station in the square island. Taking advantage of the idea of low-carbon and the t technology of the computer simulation, the p plan carries on a variety of ecological s simulation, to optimize the plans for the g good ecological effects of the layout of the c city. The loop and the landscape of the r river have been completed in this project so f far. The open channel is in the dredging p phase and Phoenix Lake, Eco Valley are on t the site preparation and the water system p project is about to start.