The government of Jingzhou invited Archi-tectonics to participate in a development strategy for the Jinan New District Overall City Planning Optimization and Design. We think that the future of the city lies in a BOTTOM-UP approach where development is initiated by “acupunctures”. By acupuncture we mean a strategic local approach of optimized infills within the urban fabric which are more adaptive and considerate to local economic and social pressures. For Jingzhou, we have developed FOUR Acupuncture techniques:

+Connect to the old city

+Ribbon city as an integrated work/live/play zone

+ Edge city as a live/play zone

+ The Venice model as the recreation/play zone