woods bagot: xixi wetland
 
woods bagot: xixi wetland woods bagot: xixi wetland
may 12, 2010

woods bagot: xixi wetland

proposed rendering of xixi wetland, hangzhou

international architecture firm woods bagot was selected as the winner for the conceptual master planning of the xixi wetland international tourism region design competition. the region of rural parkland, located within the heart of hangzhou and close to the famous westlake, will be adapted into an epicentre for cultural and eco tourism, including hospitality facilities, public space and a vast expanse of wetlands. in keeping with the innate character of the historic region, the development will preserve the natural beauty of the territory while setting a standard for ecological landscaping and urban design.

video demonstration of the proposed design of xix wetland region

the masterplanning and urban design for the xixi region is characterized by its extremely green features. a major factor in the creation of this low carbon community is the introduction of a major sustainable transportation system. an extensive network for walking and cycling across the district allows for a significant reduction in the use of heavily carbon-emitting forms of transport. this green infrastructure will combine with major renewal sites and wetland ecology schemes to lower water demands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

with a total site area of just over 35 square kilometres, the xixi wetland international tourism region will be dominated by 13 square kilometres of wetlands. the area planned by woods bagot comprises over 7 square kilometres of residential space and nearly five square kilometres of public and civil facilities, supported by a network of roads.

residential spaces and five square kilometres of public and civil facilities are supported by a network of roads.

site plan

  • wow do woods bagot have no designers in their practice?

    there is no unity in the masterplan,
    looks like a collective of 1st year arch student
    projects plonked on to the site with big gaps in between.

    nice keep it up 🙂

    brett says:
  • yes, agree with abvoe.

    alot of marketing on sustainability but where is the real outcome?

    where is the cultural sensitivity ?

    fred says:
  • I am with brett and fred on this. There appears to be no cultural sensitivity inbetween the ‘vast spaces’. Very bizarre that someone thought it acceptable to use bright yellow people to populate the model.

    dextersdragon says:

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