award: International design competition of China-Taiwan Cross Strait Forum and CBD in Pingtan: 1st Prize Winner; The 6th Annual Fujian Green Expo Architectural Design Award 2012: Merit Award
CBD Development including Forum exhibition Centre & Opera House is located in Pingtan, which is the capital of Fujian province. The area borders the north side of the main highway and from the sea side from west to east. The project position is emphasizing the symbolic gateway from China to Taiwan. The total project area is around 93 ha.
The project includes residential blocks, commercial waterfront with a park development along a central water body and a cultural development program along the East China Sea.
IO Design Landscape professionals teamed up to develop a conceptual master plan that anchors the site's unique location which opens to the China Sea and creates a symbolic gateway. The strategy is aimed to create green connections with distinctive urban zones that have different balances of urban vibrancy and ecological sustainability.