万科良渚文化村 (中英版) Vanke Liangzhu New Town
The Liangzhu New Town is situated 20km northwest of Hangzhou City, of Zhejiang Province of the People’s Republic of China. It is overall title of a private company development for a residential project. The project covers a total area of about 667 hectares, which half is nature and other half is development site, estimated household capacity of 15,000 after completion of construction, a total occupancy of 30,000 to 40,000 people. The development of this residential project has the following features.
The first is, privately invested museum, church, school, Garbage Classification Promotion & Education Center, Community Cafeteria, Community Farm, courier service and other living amenities are constructed along with the construction of residential areas. Most private sector developments often focus on the development of residential apartments with least non-residential investment and push the responsibility of the construction of public facilities to the municipal government. However, both Nandu, the original developer of the village and later Vanke, have actively invested in the construction of public facility for the village. This is a fine example of the strong sense of responsibility the developer holds for the future of the community.
The other feature is the forming of the Villagers’ Convention. The village residents selected 26 articles to form the convention through surveying each member of the community. The articles are not imperative but act as guidance for appropriate behavior. This matter was proposed by the residents themselves and sought through by the management team.
This is not the first project that has constructed public facilities and behavior guidance, but this project stood out because the private developer was able to notice the importance of both aspects and work with the residents. This is a special edition made explicitly for the introduction of the Liangzhu New Town. (editor)
Interview: Creating Communities with Hard and Soft Infrastructures Wang ShiLiangzhu New Town MemorabiliaConcept and Analysis of the LandMap of Liangzhu New TownLiving in Liangzhu New Town: Public FacilitiesContents of the Villagers’ ConventionVillage’s infrastructure system Staff and Volunteers Interviews Resident Interview_01 Zhang Xinyu
Festival Place Zhang Lei/Nanjing University Qi Xin/BJJAG Liu Yichun/Atelier Deshaus Shanghai
Festival Place Commercial ZoneCommunity Cafeteria and Liangzhu Food StreetUniu MarketGarbage Classification Promotion & Education Center Zhejiang Industrial Design AcademyFarmNatural LandscapeWhere I live in a Dream ── Living in Liangzhu New TownMeilizhou Church Tsushima Design StudioLiangzhu Museum David Chipperfield ArchitectsHangzhou Anijilu Liangzhu Experimental School School of Architecture & Design, Zhejiang UniversityNARADA Resort & Spa Liangzhu School of Architecture & Design, Zhejiang UniversityLiving in Liangzhu New Town: HousingsBamboo Forest Valley School of Architecture & Design, Zhejiang UniversitySunlight Vista School of Architecture & Design, Zhejiang UniversityResident Interview_02 Zhu Lirong Wang Chen
Heronshire Residential DistrictHeronshire North School of Architecture & Design, Zhejiang UniversityResident Interview_03 Chen Bohua
Heronshire East David Chipperfield ArchitectsHeronshire West Shanghai Zf Architectural Design Co., LtdHeronshire South phase Ⅰ Ehrenkrantz Eckstut and Kuhn ArchitectsResident Interview_04 Shen Yong
Chunmanli Daxiang Architecture planning & Design (Hangzhou) Co.,Ltd.Flower Rain Meadows (west) Shanghai Tianhua ArchitectureFuture ProjectsCredits