CK designworks: masterplan for nanjing china CK designworks: masterplan for nanjing china
mar 03, 2011

CK designworks: masterplan for nanjing china

‘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.

aerial view

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.

‘splash’

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.

central hub

lake resort

riverine housing

site plan

  • hidious

    yojic says:
  • Of course, on the lake side, constructions in post-Pompeian style are not retirement homes for deserving workers.
    Excellent and ridiculous illustration, in this context, of the theme “Architecture and Social Classes”.

    iBouc says:
  • Agree with both of you – just read an article on working conditions in the iphone4 factories – poisened workers working 12 hours a day, six days a week to clean touch screens – I’d like to see the cities and architecture for those who earn Euro 0,76 Euro cent/hour.

    Dr. Design says:
  • Superficial eye-candy masquerading as urban design. Certainly not ‘one of the largest design projects ever undertaken in the world’ as claimed in the PR blurb.

    JAH says:
  • have to say, great design work, but this is ridiculous and 0% possibility, if you know the situation and the stuff in china. i bet all my frds gonna be laughing at this

    Jane says:
  • unrealistic plan but the middle structure in an nice idea

    Nes says:
  • Who’s going to that 5 star hotel in the middle of nowhere and who’s going to live in those “luxury homes.”

    Why not rework the cities that already in existence and not put more tracks on the land.

    nca says:
  • Really? It looks like they had some 3d rendering company in China design the whole thing. In 2 days

    Donjippo says:

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