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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Gmp architekten: eco-park in qingdao

'eco-park in qingdao' by gmp architekten, qingdao, china
terrace houses in the elevated region next to zhuamashan backbone
all images courtesy gmp architekten
all images © gmp architekten

near the coast of the yellow sea in qingdao, china, german practice gmp architekten has laid the first cornerstone
for 'eco-park in qingdao', a sustainable living and working district. positioned between the mountain ranges and 
the ocean, the ten square kilometer site is positioned amidst the rock formations and green plains of the area.
the design integrates the highest possible proportion of renewable energy sources into the masterplan including water 
and wind power, geothermal energy and an emphasis upon solar energy. the region has an above average number 
of sunny days per year, making this a viable option.

mansions of the quarters

subdivided into eight quarters, the arrangements resemble the soft contours of the landscapes geologic forms 
while ensuring short distances between the entities. the buildings feature mixed uses and varied densities ranging 
in height from single family houses up to eight story apartment blocks. 

also in qingdao, this development will join the firm's other the recently completed project, qingdao grand theater. 
see designboom's original coverage of the opera house here.

meandering houses embedded in the deep topography

bird‘s view of the eco-park

view from south west direction to the yellow sea

project info:

design: meinhard von gerkan and stephan schütz with nicolas pomränke 
project leader: johann von mansberg 
team members: maarten harms, björn homann, jing xue, philipp buschmeyer, fernando nassare, christian mach- 
nacki, thilo zheme, jan deml

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