Ningbo Masterplan

Cities in Asia, and particularly in China, are undergoing some of the world's most radical urban transformations. While they attempt to modernize, their urban fabric often disperses to the city's suburbs, and thus the historic city often loses its original character. Our proposal for Zhongshan Road seeks instead to amplify Ningbo's rich identity through a series of interventions in landscape, infrastructure, preservation and architecture. Ten kilometers of Zhongshan Road -historically Ningbo's cultural, commercial, and political spine- is designed to foster and exhibit the city's past, while at the same time allowing for its rapid growth.