Jiaxing South Railway Station TOD Masterplan Location City: Jiaxing, China

A mixed-use city with excellent connectivity.

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Sectors:
Masterplanning, Transportation
Services:
Architecture
Studios:
Shanghai
Client:
People's Government of Jiaxing City

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Key Info

Includes:
Cultural, business, civic, retail, leisure, hospitality, residential, educational, industrial, logistics and R&D developments, linked by beautifully landscaped public spaces, waterways and parks.
Area:
2,930 hectares
Sustainability:
Sponge city principles
Status:
Masterplan Concept stage

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Transforming Jiaxing into a regional hub

Part of the wider development of the Yangtze River Delta, this 2,930-hectare masterplan provides an integrated mixed-use city embedded with excellent connectivity and defined by a diverse ecological framework, taking advantage of the existing waterways. The concept is inspired by Jiaxing Water Culture, with concentric spreading circles of development rippling outwards.

Multiple connections and diversity

Among the key provisions for Jiaxing High-Speed Railway New City are cultural, business, civic, retail, leisure, hospitality, residential, educational, industrial, logistics and R&D developments, linked by beautifully landscaped public spaces, waterways and parks. Streets will be ecologically diverse and environmentally sustainable, with vibrant interfaces between the streets and the buildings. There will also be wetlands and urban farms.

Chapman Taylor won a competition to design the new 29km² urban district

South Jiaxing Railway Station

At the heart of the masterplan is South Jiaxing Railway Station. The multi-level station complex is designed to optimise connectivity between the north and south zones of the city, within architecturally dramatic spaces.

The compact station area, which forms the northern core of the masterplan, will include an intercity bus station, a bus terminal, a metro station, a tram station and dedicated routes for cyclists and pedestrians. The commercial and financial area to the north of the station will be closely connected with the cultural, sports and entertainment spaces to the south of the station.

Sponge City principles

The southern core of the masterplan, the Southern New City, creates a “water city centre”, with waterways flowing through the modern and diverse cityscape. There are seven ecological islands including the Olympic Sports Island, the Performing Arts Island and the Science and Education Island. Each is equipped with fitness trails, elevated timber landscape paths and other trails that form a continuous and complete slow-traffic system.

Our entire design adopts “Sponge City” principles, using the existing water network and a well-considered landscaping strategy to ensure that the district can withstand flooding and reuse stored rainwater during dry spells.

Yichun Xu (M.U.P.)

Associate Director, Shanghai

Graduating from the University of Michigan (Postgraduate) and Nanjing University (Undergraduate), Yichun has 4 years of experience working in New York, and 3 years of experience working in China, before joining Chapman Taylor in 2018.

As an expert in the Chinese market, she has worked on a wide range of design projects including largescale masterplans, urban design projects, tourism planning, station design, landscape design and architecture projects.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Urban Design / Project Management

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