Masterplanning Joint venture between Buro Happold and architectural practice Barton Willmore
Site Area 2500ha
Buro Happold provided the engineering input for the masterplanning of a new city in north western China. The intention is to increase the population of an existing town from 30,000 to 250,000 over a period of 20 years.
"So much of this is a new space, there's an opportunity to get it right from the beginning," says Buro Happold infrastructure group director Daryl Johnson.
"For example, when looking at water, we could improve a lot of things at once; ecology, river quality, insect problems, flooding. We used one huge integrated strategy."