Huaming New Town | Landscape
As a pilot project, Huaming New Town (one of several newly constructed satellite cities in the orbit of the 10 million metropolis Tianjin) demonstrates in an exemplary way the principles of China’s national policy of ‘farmer homestead replacement new town’.
The new municipality on a site area measuring 5.6 km² is planned for a population of 74,000 inhabitants with a total floor area of 4.2 million m². Functions comprise farmer resettlement areas, business and economic development areas as well as a cultural district.
RhineScheme’s design tasks in this project – amounting to an overall landscape planning area of 350,000 m2 – were manifold and included major landscape elements aimed to create an identity of the new community, like Entrance Park and Central park, landscape axes and green belts, but also open space design for the residential clusters.
Furthermore, the research of ecological hydrology and its technical planning was integrated part of the overall landscape concept.