- Strategic Partner: PLAT Studio
- Nantong Population: 7.2 million
- Kunshan Population: 1.6 million
Great Ecology has joined the PLAT Studios master planning team for conceptual and schematic design of the Qidong “Key East” Development in Nantong, Jiangsu Province in China, 87 KM from Shanghai and adjacent to the Yuantoujiao Tourism Resort. The site is currently a large oceanfront wetland and cattle pasture area, but will be the site of a future large city with a heavy emphasis on ecological planning and green infrastructure. Components will include a “wetland wellness center;” several ecoparks which will feature wetland habitat walking trails; a sponge city strategy; a seagrass wetland park; and numerous other ecological amenities woven into the city. Great Ecology is supporting PLAT Studios in the ecological layer of this innovative project.
Great Ecology is also supporting the Miaojing River design project in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. The site is a public park/ecological river walk that has been in advanced in several phases. The current project seeks to create two areas featuring ecological restoration – one area is an upland forested area currently dominated by mono-cultures of single species forest stands that will be regraded and replanted with native vegetation. The other area is an ecologically degraded part of the Miaojing River which has led to reduced water quality and invasive species, which will be restored and redesigned using a variety of bio-engineering techniques. The end result will improve the ecological function of the site, while offering improved opportunities for visitors to interact with the environment. The client is the Municipality of Kunshan – this project is being conducted with PLAT Studios, the master planning firm and designer of many landscape architectural components at these sites.
Qidong Development Rendering
Nantong Site Visit
Jiangsu Province, China