‘masterplan for nanjing china’ by CK designworks, nanjing, jiangsu, china
images courtesy of CK designworks
CK designworks, based in melbourne australia, has unveiled a masterplan design for
a 20 kilometer square city to be built in pukou district of nanjing in jiangsu province
of china. the city, which will include residency for 200,000 people, industrial developments
and commercial sectors is to be built on a combination of green-feilds and existing
industrial low lands.
possibly one of the largest design projects ever undertaken in the world, the development
looks to respect the history and culture of nanjing while projecting the most modern image
to the world. hoping to set new precedents, the plan aims to inspire governments, attract
corporations and showcase china’s move to develop sustainable cities.
ten predominant structures – reflecting traditional chinese mythodologies – will bind the
precinct together, including a five-star hotel which may be the subject of an international
design competition. conceived around LEED principles, each of the iconic buildings will
achieve the highest LEED certification.
an elevated monorail connects all elements of the infrastructure, from schools to hospitals
and entertainment complexes, providing a sustainable alternative to vehicles.