Case Studies

Changchun, South West


Project Director
Ed Parham

HYHW Architects

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The opportunity

Following our previous work in Changchun, Space Syntax was invited to undertake a qualitative design review of the revised design proposal for a town centre to the south west of Changchun City.

Our contribution

The team assessed the masterplan in terms of its location, linkages, layout, landuse patterns and landscape character. The assessment identified strong fragmentation at both the regional and local scale.

The outcome

Space Syntax’s proposals included the introduction of  a number of spatial linkages which supported an integrated grid with strong regional connections and a strong internal structure. These recommendations ultimately influenced the final submission of the design.

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