designer arch. Marcella Campa / arch. Stefano Avesani location Xishan, Beijing, China function 150 countryside villas, club house, hotel, conference center area 160,000 sqm type Competition, 2nd prize year 2011
Main idea for the masterplan is to set an innovative way of living starting from the definition of a largely enjoyable public space and green environment in-between the 150 villas. The aim is to guarantee privacy, despite the high density, while enriching the sense of belonging to a community. A green public network of meadows and gardens and paved walkways define a “fingers” layout where “city” meets “nature”: a system of communities surrounded by green. The hotel and conference center are designed as rural landmarks surrounded by water.