69 hectares (’plot’ areas only)
Average FAR: .46
Located only 30km from Qingdao, this New Urbanist community provides a Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS). The site is shared with an agricultural preserve to its west, and a future oriented 24/7 live/work/play community to its south.
Small coastal enclaves and three walking-scale neighborhoods that contain a mix of residential types cluster around mixed-use centers and village greens. Sports fields and education facilities are adjacent to the man-made lake. Public transit is provided, and all roads are designed for bicycle use. A network of walking, bike, and equestrian paths intersect with the ‘Laoshan Corridor’ hiking trail, which is demarcated by the 81 Taoist aphorisms and connects to communal health facilities and a Spiritual Center.