Master Plan. Changying Residential Community. Beijing, China.
Meeting in the center of site at the oval "Great Lawn," a sub-arterial road bisects the site. However, by creating bright underground pedestrian crossings under the bisecting roadway, the dominance of vehicular use is downplayed and all four community quadrants are connected enhancing an overall pedestrian connectivity for the entire site. The oval "Great Lawn" becomes a sculptural green space with lush landscape planting and decorative walls, water features, lighting and sculptures. Other main pedestrian routes in the site either run over or under any roadways throughout greenways. (see aerial images and masterplan above for hierarchy) Homeowners and tenants of the property always enjoy moving freely throughout the site. Intentional separation of vehicular, pedestrian or bicycle transportation ensures that there is clearly defined, safe and logical circulation throughout the entire site. Peaceful, intuitive site "movement" is achieved, even for vehicular transit passing through lush tree-lined boulevards and parkways.