Lanzhou City Urban Plan

Lanzhou, China

Project Description

The ancient city of Lanzhou, which lies in the western interior of China at the edge of the Gobi Desert and the headwaters of the Yellow River, is rapidly positioning itself to become the economic and touristic catalyst for the region. In doing so, the restoration and reclamation of the Yellow is paramount to the area’s redevelopment.

The City of Lanzhou held a competition to develop a master plan for the 60 kilometer River Edge as it passes through Lanzhou. The ambitious plan for Lanzhou, historically crowded with industrial and manufacturing facilities, called for the relocation of the existing river-side industries and the reclamation and redevelopment of the river corridor as the primary image and identity statement of the city. The master plan also provided for massive environmental remediation and riparian restorations.



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