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THUPDI design plan for 2022 Asian Games Village stands out


Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute (THUPDI), a subsidiary of Tsinghua Holdings Habitat Development Group, has come up with the design plan for the games village of the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in September 2022. 

A total of 11 domestic and overseas planning and design organizations presented their design plans and THUPDI won the recommendation award from the judges committee. The company's main design idea was incorporated into the construction plan. 

With a principle of "green, smart, economical and civilized", THUPDI's design not only meets the demands of the Asian Games, but should prove useful to residences and businesses after the event. 


A view of the allocation of the venue and Asian Games village

According to the design plan, the games village will cover an area of 1.5 square kilometers in the 3.26-sq km Asian Games base along the bank of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou. During the event, the village will function as a close-by security zone for athletes, media outlets, officials and volunteers.


A designer's aerial view of the Asian Games village during the event


The transportation connections during the event

With well-connected transportation and full-fledged infrastructure, the village will become a central business district in the city after the games, providing space for trade, office work, recreation, medical services and education.


A designer's aerial view of the Asian Games village after the event

"The design provides a complete and fair plan for a city to adjust the functions of its buildings at different times," said an industrial expert. 


After the Asian Games, the village is still expected to be well-connected with the game venue and Qianjiang CBD.

Focusing on the influence of the Asian Games, the design highlights the connections between the Asian Games village and the game's venue, and will carry forward the game's spirit of vigor, health and civilization after the event. 

It is worth noting that most transportation facilities in the event will be put into public use for residents, including a smart public transportation system, boulevard, and a flexible smart parking system. 

The design makes maximum use of water, as it matches Hangzhou's scenery with mountains and rivers. Visitors to the area will not only be amazed by the great tide of the Qiantang River but will also be pleased with the streams or ponds allocated among the buildings.

The multi-layered and wash painting look of the architectural design balances clear vision and oriental landscape beauty. 

"The innovative design meet the basic architectural requirements and will leave treasures in terms of landscape, sports and culture," said an expert.