Township Master
Plan, Qingdao, China

Sustainable master plan for a large residential project with associated facilities (site area 26 sq km) in the foothills of Mount Laoshan.

The master plan comprises development packages adjacent to existing roads leaving the natural beauty of the site interior undisturbed i.e. three hills, natural valleys, rock outcrops & many water courses, but directly linking these to the proposed development via green buffers that extend to ‘touch’ each development package.

The commission includes design development of the first construction phase comprising low energy apartments, town houses, maisonettes, bungalows, landscape & road layouts etc. totalling approximately 2,500 units. Sustainable active features such as PV systems combine with passive design maximising natural light & ventilation.