2023 UDAD 🏆 Awards

Gold Winner – Urban Design for Changzhutan Rongcheng town,ChangSha, China by Shanghai JiaoTong University Design and Research Institute

The project is located at the intersection of Changsha, Xiangtan and Zhuzhou, which is a typical TOD node of intercity rail transit. With a planned area of 3.49 square kilometers, the project aims to integrate the TOD development model with the urban concept of the future community, and to realize the planning in the hilly area.

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Gold 🏆 Winner
Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2023

Urban Design for Changzhutan Rongcheng town, ChangSha, China
Urban Design (Concept)

Shanghai JiaoTong University Design and Research Institute

GuoHua Zhao

Design Team
BiBo Yu, Hao Li, Ye Zhang, YingYIng Wu, KangLi Lv, Qing Zhao, Xu Jiao, ZhanLei Yin

Changsha City, Hunan Province


©Original works of the team

Drawing on the development models of TOD, EOD and SOD, the planning puts forward the overall concept of “nature city, future city”. At the same time, it integrates the urban construction mode of “future community”, and systematically builds the “model-leading Changzhutan integrated city fulcrum, an innovative paradise in the digital era”. In addition, the project is centered around the rail transit station and centrally arranged to radiate the commercial functions of the entire town, forming the core TOD plate. Based on the cross-shaped ecological framework, the layout of various urban functional groups can highlight the sense of science and technology, the sense of The Times and the sense of ecology of the architectural form. A large number of environmentally friendly ecological design techniques are adopted to strengthen the identification of the regional image and create the image card of the new town in the south of Changsha city.

The scheme creatively proposes the concept of “colorful space-time ring”, connecting the main functional groups, public Spaces and TOD portals through linear elements. At the same time, diversified functional scenes such as sports, leisure, recreation and performance are integrated into the walkway, making it a carrier of vibrant urban public activities. In addition, the core area of TOD is connected to the landscape resources of Xiangjiang River shoreline by a mobile and organic landscape axis, and the flow of people in the TOD portal area is introduced into the depth space of the area through guiding spatial design, and finally merged into the riverside landscape belt. From the sketch to the model, the scheme design has a strong visual impact and a high degree of integrity, to achieve a high degree of unity of function, logo and ecology.