The project is located along Yanjiang Avenue in Wuhan, with an overall land area of 93 hectares. The Yanjiang Avenue has a history of 150 years. At that time, the starting point of the concession was Jianghanguan, about 6 kilometers along the Yangtze River, and stop at the Yangtze River Second Bridge. In the face of a street with a long history, we have adopted an innovative strategy together with the Wuhan Planning Institute, which is to change the priority of the traffic municipal roads and pedestrians. No parking spaces will be provided along Yanjiang Avenue, narrowing lanes and widening the sidewalks. The turning radius of the lanes will be reduced, causing the vehicle to slow down when cornering. The pavement will be lifted at the sidewalk crossing the road to slow down the vehicle and facilitate pedestrians. The former square in front of Jianghan’s gate has turned into a 6-lane road, and the driveway has moved 70 meters to the riverside, giving the city a 700-meter-long large cultural square. This plaza is not only an empty place for high-density cities, but we also plan a lot of cultural and commercial functions for the surrounding old buildings. Building is a unique design rooted in the environment. The revival of the old building and the protection of the external space environment should be integrated. In the Yanjiang Avenue project, we hope to restore the external environment that matches the old buildings in the concession, adding a modern culture and soft content such as business and technology.
Client: Wuhan Planning and Research Institute
Location: Wuhan, China