The project is located in Yixing, Jiangsu Province to the west of Taihu Lake. It covers a land area of 2,553,936sqm with total floor area of 600,000sqm within the planned boundary lines. Following the strategy proposed by the Yixing Municipal Government to develop Yixing as an “Oriental Water City”, the planning has centered on the concept of developing the features of Yixing as an oriental water city. Among the nine featured water townships in Yixing, the project site is situated between the Dragon Back Mountains and Dongjiu Lake from south to north which have an abundance of natural resources, and between Tuanjiu and Taihu Lakes from east to west which is a major axis point of water transportation. It also has the greatest potential to be built into an international riverbank resort of vigor and prosperity.
Based on this special context, we proposed the following planning guidelines: (i) preservation of the natural environment; (ii) proper use of riverfront resources; (iii) active development of water transportation; (iv) introduction of cultural and leisure activities. Apart from the original yacht clubhouse, the overall riverbank planning not only integrated functions of an ecological park, a five-star resort hotel, a riverfront commercial plaza, a golf clubhouse and sea plane anchorage on the wharf, but also to villas and luxury residential communities in phased development, taking full advantage of the potential of the site.