Located due south of Chengdu’s historic center, the new town of 100,000 people occupies land characterized by flat flooded fields interwoven amongst low, evenly spaced hills crowned with woods and terraced orchards. Luxe Lakes will act as the terminus to a major north/south axis originating at the city’s center. The site itself is over 1,200 hectares (3,000 acres), a collection of hills, wetlands, lakes and canals with over 45 kilometers (28 miles) of shoreline. Considering the natural beauty of the site and the unique opportunity the landscape affords, we envision an area responsibly dedicated to healthy living, art and culture.
Consistent with Chengdu’s reputation as a region focused on water with a relaxed lifestyle, the new city—a garden city—will be intimately intertwined with a new lake created within the lowlands of the site. The native land is honored through preservation of significant green belts and the extensive landscaping forming the context for the built environment. Work, play and live districts all share extensive lake frontage and will be interconnected through gracefully contoured roadways, elegant bridges, extensive pedestrian and bicycle trails, shuttle buses and water taxis.
Located in sector Y9, this phase will create lakeside villages to accommodate diverse lifestyle options. When complete each community will embody unique relationships to land and water. This phase will include the design of several prototype homes totaling roughly 500,000 square feet.