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Year: 2017
Location: Jinan, China  Collaboration: Mobility in ChainBoston Consulting Group
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A university town was planned 15 years ago in Changqing, a satellite city of Jinan with 11 Universities clustered within an urban area of 48 sqkm surrounded by a beautiful landscape. While the university campuses grew, little economic activity followed. A new plan was requested by the mayor to make the city as the town of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tekuma Frenchman won the bid.

Unique Solutions

  • Defined an overall strategic positioning for the site as “Valley of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, City of Knowledge, Mountain and Water”.
  • Provided comprehensive masterplan under the principles of “Diversity, Density and Permeability”, asking each campus to implement an ‘1.0-0.1’ policy – to increase the campus FAR to 1.0, and mix 10% of building floor area as industry and commercial promoting the integration of city and universities.
  • Presented urban design guidelines under the concept of “mountain-water integration and knowledge courtyards”, highlighting a digital media district along the main waterfront as a central area of collaboration between the existing arts and performance universities, high-tech companies and movie theme park on the site.