AS+P takes first prize in the urban design competition in Suining in Sichuan
The jury and the city planning committee announced today that AS+P has been awarded First Prize in the international urban design competition for the new central business district (CBD) in Suining in the southwestern province of Sichuan in the People’s Republic of China.
Johannes Dell, partner at AS+P and managing director of the Chinese subsidiary AS+P Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd commented on the award, saying “we are especially pleased to have won this prestigious competition for a particularly sustainable, future-oriented project. The development and building plans will be implemented immediately on the basis of the master plan drawn up for the competition.” The 360-hectare site is planned to be a smart “E CBD”. The “E” stands for the focus on the environment (ecological), business (economical), technical progress (electronic), e-commerce, and e-mobility.
The mixed-use quarter, with residential, service, cultural and work facilities stands out for its high urban concentration and its function as a center for surrounding quarters. It is part of a 66-square kilometer urban expansion project and will in future house 150,000 inhabitants and provide 250,000 jobs.
Suining is AS+P’s first project in Sichuan province.