Erdous Kang Bashi Residential District
Erdous, Inner-Mongolia, China
Inner Mongolia Nailun Group Co., Ltd.
120 ha site area
Detailed master plan
The new ecological city – Erdous, is currently being planned and constructed for the DongSheng KangBashi region of Erdous located within the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Master planned for an eventual population of 2,500,000 people by the year 2020, individual city districts are being planned in detail by various architect / developer teams. This 120 hectare area within the district will eventually be home to 30,000 residents, and will include residential, commercial, institutional and infrastructure elements.
Design principles reflect the ecological planning strategy announced by the government and planning officials. Key ideas include a deliberate respect of the natural terrain and landform in siting buildings located along hilly areas, while positioning building footprints to open views and channel wind patterns. Transitional zones between areas of different density become landscaped, pedestrian circulation systems and relate back to the city‘s symbolic idea of a radiating sun. The notion of “adjusting measures to local conditions” will inform the architecture and planning, while the traditional chinese courtyard typology is re-interpreted to meet modern living needs.
A variety of housing types are planned, ranging from single family villas in the hills, linear multi-unit townhouses, and urban block housing. Maximum building heights of 6-8 stories will be permitted within the district’s commercial center, while 2-4 stories would extend towards the city’s periphery. Given the required overall population density, the master plan still mandates a dedicated public green space requirement of 25%, exclusive of individual developments.
中国，内蒙古， 厄尔多斯 市