Jingui Li Master Plan
67 acres / 27 hectares
Jingui Li is a green mixed-use development in Wuxi, China, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Shanghai and close to Taihu Lake, one of the country’s largest freshwater lakes. Envisioned as a model for sustainable, livable cities, Jingui Li emphasizes outdoor public spaces, links to public transit, and passive strategies for reducing energy consumption.
Jingui Li occupies a prime location, adjacent to Jingui Park and accessible from two subway stations. The development is a key component of Taihu New City, which is rapidly becoming a new center for Wuxi.
The plan divides the 27-hectare (67-acre) site into six distinct neighborhoods: Park View, the Heights, the Ellipse, the Canal District, the Boulevard, and the Galleria. Park View will have high-rise buildings with views to Wuxi’s government center and Taihu Lake. The Heights will have high-rise buildings with elevated views of Jingui Park. The Ellipse will be a six-building residential and clubhouse complex arranged around a landscaped courtyard. The Canal District will encompass low-rise residential buildings along canals. The Boulevard will have towers with amenities such as spas, pools, and fine dining. The Galleria will include a high-end shopping mall and the development’s signature tower.
In addition to the master plan, PCPA is designing the buildings of Ellipse and the Galleria neighborhoods, including the signature tower.
Sustainability is a priority for the development. About 90 percent of the development is open green space, and the development’s extensively landscaped design is a central element in its stormwater management system.