This urban planning study for the Tangjiatuo valley is based in a comprehensive definition of the land use, taking into account the existing elements, the new areas to be built and the introduction of a monorail train as a new transportation system.
James Tendayi Matsuku
Xiao Pu Liu
Area: 134 hectars
Location: Chongqing, China
The project is located in Chongqing city, a municipality in Southwest China surrounded by high mountains. The district is located west of downtown, close to the iconic Yangtze river. This waterway, the longest in Asia, functions as a transportation system for the industrial area close to the proposed master plan.
The proposal aims to define a land use strategy, which takes several key factors into account: an existing and consolidated traditional area, an obsolete industrial shipyard to be removed for the completion of the project and the construction of new infrastructures and roads to connect the different areas.
There are five separate sectors of intervention: a traditional urban fabric, a medium density residential area, an urban park, a business center and several high density residential areas. As a whole, the land use distribution aims to create a heterogeneous and diverse type of city adapted to the steep mountainous landscape of this area.