This spring, MW joined our teammates CADG and VRAP to participate in the international planning and urban design competition for Wanzhou Jiangwan New Town in the Municipality of Chongqing. We are happy to share that we have been awarded 2nd prize for our efforts!
During the two months of intensive work, we investigated the potentials of the massive 6600-hectare site, exploring new ways to establish a resilient urban form between Wanzhou's mountainous landscape and the banks of the Yangtze River.
The 'Water Draping City' concept celebrates Wanzhou's relationship with its high-value riverbank, sloping landscape, and rich cultural context, finding inspiration from the combination of Wanzhou’s traditional mountainside urbanity and the site's existing gorges and ravines. The result is a compact and multi-layered urban structure that embraces the existing valleys and waterways and opens up the Yangtze River Bank with accessible connections and a sequence of exciting riverside moments.
Read more about the project here.