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Planning permission given for China’s walking city

A master plan to create a 14.7ha virtually pedestrianised district of the Yuexiu International Financial City in China has received planning permission.

Master plan architect Foster and Partners said that the district will have reduced numbers of cars and lorries with the majority of vehicles relocated below ground to create a network of pedestrian streets above ground. It said road widths will be kept to a minimum.

The scheme includes a series of office and residential towers, a hotel, new public spaces, shops, cafes and restaurants at ground level.

Foster and Partners senior executive partner and studio head Luke Fox said: “Our aim has been to create a new urban model for Wuhan – a unique and exciting new destination, with a sustainable mixture of commercial and residential uses, but which feels familiar and of its place.

“Rather than create an enclosed ‘city within a city’, we have stitched this new quarter into the surrounding streets. It will have a distinctive new identity, but one that is inspired by local architecture, history and culture.”

 

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