Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Shenyang International Automobile City in China by SBA International
June 15th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: SBA International
The German architectural office SBA in Stuttgart wins the first prize for the new City Cluster of the future. The new multipolar city with the “International Automobile City”, which incorporates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) into the landscape, is organized in several theme areas.
The concept of a sustainable development among industry, business and residential, convinced the jury and SBA was awarded with the first prize. SBA’s “Clean City Concept” includes a reduction of CO2 emissions, environmental green areas and office buildings which comply with the latest standards of a “Green Building”. An elaborate guide book (Clean City Guideline), helps the client to achieve a sustainable development during the different construction phases.
A smart grid with renewable energy supports the local public transport. The subway and bus stations are combined with E-Car- and E-Bike-Stations. The industrial area to the north is separated by a natural forest which naturally filters contaminated air from the north. Designed green corridors link the buildings with the natural wetland in the south. A structured traffic concept allows a balanced condition between a car-friendly and car-free city.
The planning area is divided in three theme areas and in total covers an area of 90 square kilometers. The “International Automobile City” integrates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) in the local landscape. A new car holding- and display facility provides the new car models for pick up. New cars can be tested on the speedway- and off-road track nearby, which is surrounded by a theme park.
The “Riverside City”, which acts as a central business district, is highlighted by a water axis. Theme islands in the canal offer a representative position, e.g. the governmental building. The area is comprised by residential areas, isolated from heavy traffic and are orientated to the green areas of the winding river (Xi River).Each quarter receives its own community center which ensures the human scale. The third city complex, dedicated to the University, is used for R&D and residential.
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