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[+] PI RIVER WATERFRONT
LOCATION: LU'AN CITY, CHINA
AWARDS: 2010 AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS- MICHIGAN HONOR AWARD FOR LANDSCAPE PLANNING AND ANALYSIS
Hamilton Anderson Associates (HAA) supported by the HFUT Architectural Institute in Hefei, China provided urban planning services for Lu’an City’s Pi River Waterfront Urban Design Plan; an area totaling 32 square kilometers in northeast China. The Lu’an City municipal government views this project as “the most important project of urban construction in the next three years” and intends to connect the city with the river and create a comprehensive urban development policy to ensure long lasting vitality to the city. The team created a master plan that enhances the City’s image and increases spatial quality while honoring a long history of urban civilization that has existed in Lu’an since the Han Dynasty. An environmentally sensitive approach combines compelling public and recreational spaces along the river’s edge with habitat enhancement strategies integrated into a new city center, diverse neighborhoods and the iconic Moon Island in the center of the new city. Program development focuses on methods that spur economic development, expand recreational activities, promote sustainable development and provide cultural relevance to a world class city in and on the water.