Case Studies

Changchun, South West


Project Director
Ed Parham

HYHW Architects

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Layout concept diagram.

"We realised Space Syntax were light years ahead of everybody else. This scheme will last for 200 years. We needed the best and the best is what we’ve got."

Councillor John Jowers
Colchester Borough Council

The opportunity
Following our previous work in Changchun, Space Syntax was invited to undertake a qualitative design review of the revised design proposal for a town centre to the south west of Changchun City.

Our contribution
The team assessed the masterplan in terms of its location, linkages, layout, landuse patterns and landscape character. The assessment identified strong fragmentation at both the regional and local scale.

The outcome
Space Syntax’s proposals included the introduction of  a number of spatial linkages which supported an integrated grid with strong regional connections and a strong internal structure. These recommendations ultimately influenced the final submission of the design.