Perkins Eastman | Kunming Chenggong New City

Kunming ChengGong New City

Kunming, China
Perkins Eastman participated in the Kunming ChengGong New City International Concept Master Plan Design Project for the design of a new city that is part of the New KunMing Urban District, a strategically located urban area that will integrate the mountains, Lake Dianchi, forest, and historic city in the capital city of Yunnan province.

ChengGong New City is planned as an ecological garden city in the KunMing urban system surrounding Lake Dianchi, focused on establishing leading industry, a strong economic base, a high quality of life, and functional infrastructure. The urban design for this mixed-use residential, industrial, educational, and government center is based on garden city design principles. The plan is organized around a network of open spaces that extend east-west from the Lake Dianchi waterfront to the mountains and north-south.

The basic urban design concept for the new city envisions a vibrant, walkable community with 24/7 entertainment, cultural districts, and a resort area. The city plan also incorporates mixed-use neighborhoods with distinct identities that can become live/work environments. The development of a large-scale university in ChengGong will encourage high-tech and research-oriented incubator facilities and industry.