Framework for a Livable Habitat 
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DETAILS

LocationFuyang, China
ClientCity of Fuyang Planning Bureau
Size120 square kilometers

Seizing the area’s reputation for “one of the best mountain and water views in the world,” the natural framework along both sides of the Fuchun River inspires this plan integrating urban spaces with landscape to create a harmonious skyline. Fuyang flourishes with economic prosperity while honoring its vibrant cultural heritage.
The scope includes urban districts along both sides of Fuchun River. This newly modern city has experienced a significant transformation accompanied by rapid commercial and economic development. The famous painting by local artist, Huang Gongwang, “Mountain Life in Fuchun,” displays rolling mountains, verdant forests, rippling river, and spring clouds over the island, as well as the poetic layout of villages within this mountain/water landscape. Using it as inspiration, we derived four mountain/water development principles to control the height, density, and location of urban development as well as to develop preservation and utilization strategies for landscape resources.

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