Yixing, China


Yixing Municipality Planning Bureau

Contract period


Landscape area

14,300 m2 (Activity Square)

Construction cost

13,600,000 DKK (Activity Square)

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Kragh & Berglund

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Yixing Activity Square is a part of the planning vision for Yixing that intends to connect the city to several sectors in order to create functional areas between neighbourhoods and improve the city’s social network. The vision also includes a program around Dongjiu Lake and an easy pedestrian/bicycle connection from east to west through the city by way of an activity lane.

The masterplan was the result of a competition won in 2016 that is now being realized gradually in different phases. “Activity Square” is the first phase and was completed in 2018.

The main idea is to create several attractive and intimate outdoor spaces and thus link the different neighborhoods to each other and upgrade the local social network. Each element on the square is inspired by a landscape typology with its own atmosphere and each offers different activities.

The multifunctional character of the project is intended for a big and diverse group of users and helps create social sustainability by encouraging physical activity, health, and the gathering of people across different generations for the purpose of socializing and being active.

A close collaboration between Danish and Chinese companies/authorities has resulted in a clear and ambitious vision for the transformation of Yixing into an enjoyable, healthy, and attractive city in China.

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Contact Hans Kragh
+45 81 72 74 53