DIANKOU TOWN CENTRE MASTER PLAN
DIANKOU, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, CHINA
This new 2.7sqkm new core zone development is located in the heart of the 107sqkm Diankou Town, strategically situated between the economic regions of Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Ningbo.
The vision of the master plan is to create a new town centre to act as the engine to generate the transformation of Diankou town from a regional manufacturing base to a small ecologically sustainable city with unique post-industrial lifestyles.
GroupGSA’s holistic approach to sustainable master planning won them the Diankou Town Centre design competition. The winning scheme closely integrates various aspects of economy, culture, society, ecology, hydrology, landscape, transport and built form in light of sustainable development principles. GroupGSA’s subsequent role is to deliver this detailed master plan.
Diankou Town was selected as China’s only representative of the model cities in the 9th International Shanghai Biennale 2012. The new detail master plan by GroupGSA will be the centre piece of the town’s exhibition.