Changsha Songya Lake Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng

This new landmark community in Hunan Province will gracefully integrate many public and private spaces in harmony with the local landscape.

  • Location

    Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng

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  • Service


  • Client

    Changsha Songya Lake Investment Co., Ltd.

  • Status


  • Size

    80,000,000 SF Building Area; 67,812,635 SF Residential; 5,920,150 SF Office; 4,305,564 SF Commercial; 1,076,391 SF Hotel; 1,614,586 SF Community

The area incorporates an internal body of water referred as ‘High Lake’, which we re-interpreted as a network of ‘finger lakes’ integrating water and land throughout the site. The total building area will be 80 million square feet, including a waterfront eco-business district (EBD) with hotel, conference, dining and entertainment, and an ecological model community mixing residences community services and public open space.

Our initial implementation plan suggested 3 phases of implementation beginning with the core EBD and ‘Finger Lakes’ to create an identifiable (sense of) place which attract businesses and visitors, followed by low density and later high density residential developments to expand the sense of place and balance the overall economic feasibility of the community.

While the detailed planning has not yet started, local press coverage indicates that the community and government are eager to realize vision of Changsha Songya Lake as an ecological, vibrant and livable community of international distinction.