CLIENT China Mall
SIZE 2,325,500 m2
YEAR 2014 - Ongoing
The scale of China's urbanisation in recent years has often not
addressed ongoing issues, such as the aging population, haze and
dust storms, environmental pollution, unemployment and land loss.
Formerly one of China's southern economic centres, Nanjing has
fallen behind Shanghai and Suzhou. aLL Design was appointed to
design a new world-class city with a focus on healthcare; business
and trade, creative culture, education, science and research,
ecological living, leisure and tourism.
This master plan will form part of Nanjing's emerging city plan
to become a sustainable 21st century city with the following
Acknowledging and incorporating the value of nature, health and
well-being, we have designed an inviting environment to encourage
different generations to inhabit the city. The hub is connected by
two lakes with a central spine of water that links them.
As society evolves, we need to create places that enable people
to prioritise living rather than focussing on work. Productivity
increases when people are happy and fulfilled. By creating a place
for people to live their life to the full, relax, interact and
learn, we can provide the framework for a truly sustainable