ZHENGZHOU, HENAN, CHINA
AVERAGE SALE PRICE
Zhengdong New District
Zhengzhou, Henan, China
115 sqkm built; 150 sqkm planned
Residential, Office, Education
Zhengzhou Municipal Government
The Zhengdong New City is a loop city intended to house 1.5 million residents. The plan is proposed by Japanese Architect, Kisho Kurokawa, in the international competition of 2002. The design of the ring road was based on the themes of metabolism and symbiosis of metabolism movement of 1960. Ring city is a cell cluster without center, in other words, it is a city of no center, and was designed to blend in with the ringed high-rise-building zone. The center is void (park) and clearly categorized in five areas depending on their function and form a municipal park, an educational forest, a riverside park, traffic playground and a central park (Lakeside). Zhengdong began selling to prospective buyers quite early on in its development cycle; combined with the speed which the city has been built, Zhengdong remained empty for nearly 8 years. While Zhengdong New District has suffered a long period of emptiness, it is being populated gradually in recent years since the latter half of 2016.
The revival of Zhengdong could probably be attributed to its large amount of government funding and efforts put in to diversify the city into not only residential, but also commercial, cultural, and hospitality. Unlike many other developments on this list, Zhengdong features many functions that does not exist in dorminary towns, and is now well on its way to become a bustling city.
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