Changchun Automotive Industry Development Area, P.R. China, 2006

Car Boom in China The city of Changchun expects that over the next 10 to 15 years its population will double to 4.5 million inhabitants. Plans for a new district that will house 300,000 people are one of several measures taken to absorb the pressing growth. AS&P won not only the international competition for the master plan for the »Automotive Industry Development Zone« but also the competition for the new construction of a government and administrative building. The idea behind the master plan is to embed the automobile and automotive component industries as well as auto-engine development projects centrally in one and the same zone. Moreover, the overall strategy envisages production and sales facilities being rounded out by auto design institutes, test and race-tracks, training institutions, leisure-time areas and other aspects relating to the use of cars. All the automotive component suppliers and factories, not to mention the College of Design, Materials and New Technologies are accessed via a supply and delivery rail network. In addition, the new city will have a high-speed rail link to the city of Changchun. In June 2007, the foundation stone for the government and administrative building complex was laid. Based on the typology of courtyard houses, the government building is sub-divided into three sections. The three-storey wings house the public services, auditorium and canteens while the central tower block is home to the city government\'s offices.

Client:

Administrative Committee of National Changchun Xixin Economic-Technological Development Area (former Changchun Automobile Industrial Development Area Co., Ltd.)

Planning area:

12,000 ha

Focus:

Commercial / Industrial | Culture / Education | Mixed-Use | Office / Administration | Residential Development

Competition:

1st prize international