Quyang Masterplan - Urban Design on Former Industrial Site

Dunn & Hillam Architects were commissioned to design a strategic masterplan for a former wastewater treatment plant in Shanghai. The site is located adjacent to a number of universities and colleges as well as a metro station and a densely populated residential area. The urban design response provides a much needed boost to the area's public, community and commercial infrastructure.

The masterplan aims to create a multi-use campus which supports the life of the universities and residential areas around it  through a range of short and long term apartments, shared work space, an arts precinct, an education hub and space for small to medium scale start ups as well as established businesses, parks and sporting facilities.

We have bounded the three street frontages of the site with a clearly defined built edge which encloses the campus within and creates a lively street frontage . Once inside the site the scale of the development is reduced and becomes fine-grained and diverse. Wide tree lined avenues are criss-crossed with smaller laneways and pedestrian paths which open out into public squares, gardens, ponds, playgrounds and sports fields. This urban design proposal seeks to create a highly permeable and pedestrian focussed site.