Situated in the capital city of Jiangxi Province, which is known for its rich cultural and ecological resources, the Nanchang Urban Infill project strives to weave two new districts into the historical heart of the city. To the west, a tower and mall create a modern icon for Nanchang. Here, the landscape reinforces the architectural design through a fluid, contemporary, and flexible series of plaza spaces. At the heart of the western district is a community park with a graceful shade structure, dense grove of trees, and interactive water feature.
To the east, a new historical district reinterprets the traditional building styles of Nanchang. Designed to retain the original character of the neighborhood, the district boasts two central alleys and a number of intimate courtyard spaces that metaphorically tie back to the academic culture representative of the area. Visitors are invited to explore these zones through an interpretative ribbon that begins to tell the history of the site. This district also contains a lush camphor grove enclosed by high-end residential towers, as well as a large park that recalls a historical well once located onsite.
Work by SWA/Balsley Principal John Wong on behalf of SWA
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