Xi Jing Bay China
Steve, Helen, Peter, George Z & Jane have spent the past week in China for the commencement of the Xi Jing Bay project in Suzhou. We were joined for a few days by Graeme Harvison and Tourism Planning & Economic sub-consultants Matt Ainsaar & JoJo Chen of Urban Enterprise.
Tract is working in partnership again with the Suzhou Institute of Architectural Design (SIAD) where our very own Mariano Lopez is stationed for a year.
Xi Jing is a 250 ha narrow peninsula jutting into Taihu, the third largest lake in China. Seven small villages surrounded by farmland occupy the peninsula.
Our task is to create a tourist precinct while maintaining the agricultural function. It is the first implementation project of the 200 sq km Suzhou New District for which we have produced a Conceptual Framework Plan over the past 5 months.