OBERMEYER devises an appropriate Education and R&D-driven low carbon TOD mode for Hangzhou West Lake University Station at the foot of Fangshan Mountain and in relevant proximity to Alibaba-campus. It also aimed to contribute to the accomplishment of the ‘City with the Metro’ and further progress on low carbon traffic-efficiency for the overall benefit of Hangzhou.
OBERMEYER’s objective is to establish a Hangzhou-featured Chinese style supreme level TOD, which is driven by Education and R&D-functions and takes benefit from the ecological qualities of Fangshan Mountain, the academic resource from West Lake University and the industrial benefit from top enterprises.
OBERMEYER takes advantage of the spatial and visual connection between the West Lake University and Fangshan Mountain to create an ‘Urban-valley’ spatial order. The metro system around allows dynamic activities in the West Lake University area whilst attracts more people and companies gathering here and creating a new education-driven model of high-class TOD.
Leveraging the potential of the metro lines to empower the area. The surrounding four stations are woven together to build up an industry-university-research integration TOD area in West Lake University and to achieve the service of the whole life cycle of innovative enterprises.
The station, the mountain and the university form an energy-generating network that can be traced by physical line and evokes a spatial order of an ‘Urban-valley’. This relationship built up positive interaction with the Solar Observation Axis of the historic Liangzhu ancestors. This spatial relation inherits history and is a meaningful harmonious integration of the city and nature.
Hangzhou's classic landscape tradition will complement the future innovation atmosphere of the West Lake District. A "national highland of scientific and technological source innovation" and an "Education + R&D model of TOD Hangzhou characteristics" planned by OBERMEYER will perform highly and sustainably for Hangzhou.