Kaifeng is a historic city and the capital of China during the Song Dynasty.
This historic and cultural significance has led to creating a masterplan, concept and design that respects and reinforces the lower scale and special character of this special urban environment.
The proposal is for 500,000 m² of predominately residential development created around a lake and water course that are a historic part of the city centre. The proposals are within and adjacent to the ancient city wall which provide such a spectacular and unique setting.
The design re-creates a series of communal courtyards around which low to medium density ‘townhouses and apartments’ are organised ensuring an intimate and socially cohesive development.