Agrarian Enrichment in China

Sustainable urban and agricultural system

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    Agrarian Enrichment in China

    Master plan: The six metropolitan villages associated around a main street, a new typology of housing with commercial, on the east and and the west, housing typology with green houses on the top, and terraces housing on the north of the river. In the eastern precinct around the new railway station a mixed program of offices and housings develop a more important role.

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    Holcim Awards Gold Asia Pacific

    Winner presentation to Agrarian Enrichment - Sustainable urban and agricultural system, Lanzhou, China (l-r): Magali Anderson, Member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of the Holcim Group; Cristina Garcez, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), France; Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours, Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours (JPPD), France; Sylvie Ravalet, France; François Petry, CEO of Lafarge France; and Philippe Block, Member of the Holcim Awards jury Asia Pacific 2020 and Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation, Professor of Architecture & Structure, ETH Zurich, and Founder of the Block Research Group, Switzerland

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    Holcim Awards Gold Asia Pacific

    Winner presentation to Agrarian Enrichment - Sustainable urban and agricultural system, Lanzhou, China (l-r): Maria Atkinson, Chairperson of the Holcim Foundation (at podium); Magali Anderson, Member of the Board of the Holcim Foundation, Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer of the Holcim Group; Cristina Garcez, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), France; Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours, Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours (JPPD), France; Sylvie Ravalet, France; François Petry, CEO of Lafarge France; and Philippe Block, Member of the Holcim Awards jury Asia Pacific 2020 and Academic Committee of the Holcim Foundation.

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    Agrarian Enrichment in China

    Green house residences.

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    Agrarian Enrichment in China

    Urban section: The articulation between new densification and agriculture fields, propose different public spaces. The urban morphology is organized by the new sustainable water management system. The productive Eco-City uses the enrichment of the earth and the ancestral tradition of the farmers.

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    Site photo.

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    Territory: The integration of the project between the river and the hills in the south.

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    Landscape project with the new sustainable water management.

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    Villages and recent urbanization.

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    Densification: New construction.

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    Four typologies adapted for different situations.

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    Mobility, global and local networks.

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    Energy and CO2: Reduction of energy consumption.

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    The project was designed through an intense dialog with the city and their leaders.

  • Awards Gold 2020–2021 Asia Pacific

By Cristina Garcez, - Centre Scientifique et Technique du B√Ętiment (CSTB), Paris, FranceJean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours - Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours (JPPD), Paris, France

Ideas: Urban Requalification, Economic & Social Empowerment

A project to preserve the traditional rural fabric of the Nanhe River valley and to promote its integration into a more sustainable urban and agricultural system.

Agrarian Enrichment in China

Project authors

  • Holcim Awards Gold Asia Pacific
    Cristina Garcez

    Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)

    France

  • Holcim Awards Gold Asia Pacific
    Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours

    Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours (JPPD)

    France

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