Site: 9.42 square kilometers
Ulanhot is an inner-Mongolian city of 280,000 people that is planning to add at least another 100,000 residents to the new Hedong District in the future. Our sustainable, livable Ulanhot Master Plan spans 9.4-million square meters along the Tao-er River that separates the new City development from the old City. The plan has a future build-out of over 7-million square meters of mixed use, residential, commercial, and riverfront development. The series of compact, walkable neighborhoods connect to a natural greenway/park, which, preserving the historical watershed and drainage patterns to preserve ecology, serves as a connection to nature as well as an organizing element of the overall plan.
Adjacent to the greenway is a commercial corridor that extends from the old urban retail core into the new Hedong District. A new administrative district – the visual focus of the region that will house all of Ulanhot’s City offices – is planned on the north of the Park, adjacent to a commercial district, and ties into a regional bus terminal to create a large transit-oriented development district. With the addition of improved transportation facilities and a pedestrian-friendly park and street network, Heller Manus hopes to promote alternative means of transportation over that of vehicular use.