Weifang University Town Master Plan, Weifang, Shandong, China

Name: Weifang University Town Master Plan
Location: Weifang, Shandong, China
Date: 2013-2014
Size: 8,000,000 M2
Program: university campuses; mixed-use (commercial, hotel, hospital, etc.); public practical training base; wetland park


“The proposed site plan integrates urban density and pedestrian scale with a sustainable approach to metropolitan design. The restoration and preservation of the indigenous salt marsh is a key component of this approach; it provides substantive improvement on the current ecological condition and affords a potent representation of the mutual engagement of nature and the built environment. Historically human settlements developed as mixed use environments.In the Weifang plan, the mixture of uses and appropriate distribution of buildings allows for a walkable and efficient campus and promotes the kind of vitality and sustainability that comes when distances between classroom, housing, work and retail are reduced and a coherent system of streets parkways and public transportation is established.”

Maxine Griffith (Executive Vice President, Columbia University, Office of Government and Community Affairs)



In collaboration with:
Work Architecture Company
SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC
Studio Pei-Zhu
Maxine Griffith AICP

Project Team: Jeffrey Johnson and Jill Leckner (principals); Yuan Ge, Li Yang, and Michael Georgopoulos