This project is located in the core area of the lower half of Yuzhong District, Chongqing, which is the most prosperous city center of Chongqing during its port opening period. Its position in Chongqing is equivalent to that of the Bund in Shanghai. The goal of this plan is to make it a landmark area of Chongqing again, and a typical high-end multifunctional urban block with opening port feature.
The planned land is irregular in shape, which is divided into three platforms with different elevations. The total land area of the site is 75,257 square meters, including residential and commercial land, social parking and green space, electricity substation and historic buildings land.
Baixiang Street is the first street of Chongqing in the port opening period. It is situated in many historically buildings of the late Qing Dynasty, such as the residences of business giants and the western buildings of foreigners in the port opening period. With a financial history of one hundred years, the land is the witness of the splendid years of Chongqing's port opening culture. Baixiang Street bears too much development and evolution history of culture and architecture. From this point of view, the design scope of Baixiang Street is far beyond the physical scale of the 600 meters, which also involves the multi-dimensional scope of social economy and material space. The site with abundant resources has not been able to shine the light she should have. Various reasons make this project full of challenges for designers.
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