Luzhou River Park Masterplan Competition

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Luzhou River Park Masterplan

Masterplan Competition Win – design by John Thompson & Partners (JTP)

8 Apr 2014

Luzhou River Park Masterplan

Design: John Thompson & Partners (JTP) with Gillespies

John Thompson & Partners (JTP) and Gillespies LLP are delighted to announce that they have won the Daoliu River Park Design Competition in Luzhou, China.

Daoliu Masterplan

The competition was run by the Luzhou Longma Tan District Government; the judging panel was made up of the Luzhou city mayor and city officers.

The brief was to design a masterplan for the Daoliu River ecological corridor, a wide river valley site that spans 900 hectares and is approximately 15 – 20 minutes’ drive from Luzhou Old Town. Despite the site’s proximity to the city it remains relatively unspoiled with some small scale farming and rice paddies.

The Vision for the River Park is to create a place which allows city dwellers to experience the best aspects of rural life within the city boundary. The masterplan divides the site into several character parks such as the ‘Sports Park, ‘Arts Park’, and ‘Forest Park’. Each park offers different activities and encourages visitors to participate and learn.
The winning proposal centres the focal point for the new community around ‘a farm village’ with a market hall for farmers to sell their produce and facilities for ‘agri-tourism’ where visitors can learn to grow and pick their own. The masterplan also proposes widening a section of the river to create a lake which could be used for boating, canoeing and sailing. and Gillespies LLP are delighted to announce that they have won the Daoliu River Park Design Competition in Luzhou, China.

Daoliu Masterplan

The competition was run by the Luzhou Longma Tan District Government; the judging panel was made up of the Luzhou city mayor and city officers.

The brief was to design a masterplan for the Daoliu River ecological corridor, a wide river valley site that spans 900 hectares and is approximately 15 – 20 minutes’ drive from Luzhou Old Town. Despite the site’s proximity to the city it remains relatively unspoiled with some small scale farming and rice paddies.

The Vision for the River Park is to create a place which allows city dwellers to experience the best aspects of rural life within the city boundary. The masterplan divides the site into several character parks such as the ‘Sports Park, ‘Arts Park’, and ‘Forest Park’. Each park offers different activities and encourages visitors to participate and learn.

The winning proposal centres the focal point for the new community around ‘a farm village’ with a market hall for farmers to sell their produce and facilities for ‘agri-tourism’ where visitors can learn to grow and pick their own. The masterplan also proposes widening a section of the river to create a lake which could be used for boating, canoeing and sailing.

Luzhou River Park Masterplan images / information from John Thompson & Partners (JTP)


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China Architecture Design – chronological list

Chinese Architects Offices – Design Practice Listings

Chinese Buildings – Selection:

Bird’s Nest – Chinese National Stadium Building
Arup, Herzog & De Meuron, China Architecture Design & Research Group
Birds Nest Building
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Birds Nest Beijing

Chengdu Museum building
Sutherland Hussey Architects
Chengdu Museum building
image from architect

Chengdu Museum building




‘Sliced Porosity Block’
Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block Chengdu
image : Iwan Baan
Chengdu building complex : For CapitaLand China

Beijing Olympics – The Water Cube
PTW with Arup
Water Cube Building
photo © Arup_Ben McMillan
Water Cube Beijing

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