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Longfor Lightyear Shapingba Transit Oriented Development Center, Chongqing, China

IDEA: LANDMARK TRANSIT ORIENTED URBANISM

Description:
Longfor Lightyear Shapingba high-speed railway station and mixed-use development is a large-scale transportation-oriented development (TOD) integrating a new high-speed railway station, three subway lines and a multimodal public transportation hub with major commercial mixed-use development additions to create a new urban center woven into a complex and dense existing urban fabric. Shapingba is the first high-speed railway TOD complex in China and represents a total investment of over 10 billion RMB (1.5b USD). Shapingba Center will form a new CBD that includes office, hotel, retail, residential, and transportation facilities. It will provide convenient public transportation access at grade, above grade or below grade and serve as the urban living room of southwest Chongqing. In addition to the iconic twin towers, the highest tower reaching 180 meters, the landscape overlook and decks provide people with stunning views of the city and trains as they arrive and depart the station. The landscape creates places for people to gather, meet and socialize. Outdoor spaces for kids and families to play, accessible connections from adjacent neighborhoods, streets, parks and urban open spaces to the elevated station and development entrances. Shapingba Transit Center is a new landmark, social and economic center of gravity within the city of Chongqing.

Role:
Landscape Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Document Review and Construction Phase Services

Client:
Longfor Chongqing Jing Nan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Consultants / Collaborators:
Nikken Sekkei, Design Architects

Date Complete:
December, 2020

Area:
2-miles (Post Oak Boulevard), 5-miles (The Boulevard Project)6.7 hectares (16.5-acres)

Sustainability:
Convenient access to Shapingba’s retail destinations and workplaces via transit; transit promotes walking conserves energy, retail mixed use promotes social landscape and outdoor activities; Various bridges create accessible connections from the elevated transportation station to the adjacent neighborhoods, streets, parks and urban open spaces to establish a walkable community in the urban center.

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