Meixi Lake Eco-City
The Meixi Lake Eco-City is one of 240 new cites planned for China and is only one of 8 cities that have been awarded by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development (MoHURD) in China, as exemplar of ‘Eco-City’ development. It will represent over 60 billion RMB investment, 14.8 million m2 and will have an expected population of 320,000.
The Meixi Lake scheme is set around a man-made lake and offers large tracts of public open space, good transport connects to the central business district and airports and pedestrian and cycle links to nearby amenities. The master plan also takes a rigorous approach to water quality management and the implementation of city wide grey water recovery system and surface water filtration systems to reduce the impact of the development of the nearby Xiang River.
Designed to both UK BREEAM and China 3 Star green building standard, the Living Lattice – will be an exemplar of sustainability and low carbon construction. The location within the R&D zone will make this one of the most strategic and scrutinised on the development.
The building will be eye-catching and visionary in its execution and operate in an efficient manner. The building will be there not only to set new standards in design and procurement, but also act as a hub for innovation and knowledge transfer for low carbon construction. Therefore the building itself should be able to communicate excellence to a wide ranging audience from school children through to diplomats and academics.