Jing Tang, China
Colman China has received the Practice’s first instruction to develop a strategic master plan for the development of a new neighbourhood to accommodate 20,000 inhabitants in Jintang, an area 30 miles outside of Chengdu.
The aim is to create a sustainable community that will mix residential with commercial, health and education facilities. By effective land use planning, shopping, work and leisure are brought closer together, reducing journey distance enabling people to walk or cycle. The whole project is intended to reverse the current trends of large scale developments and recreate town centres in a form that references traditional Chinese villages and will develop a uniquely Chinese contemporary style.