2016 Merit Award


Guiyang Nanming Riverfront Cultural CBD Open Space Master Plan

Landscape Architect:

Thomas Balsley Associates 


Project Team:


About the Project:

Zhongtian Development Corporation engaged a team of consultants led by SOM and Thomas Balsley Associates to help guide their re-investment in the expansion of the historic core area in Guiyang, China. Known as “the gateway to the West”, it has seen dramatic growth to a population of 4 million, the size of Los Angeles, and is expected to double in 15 years. This master plan is an important sustainable growth template for Guiyang and other cities like it to translate government policy into implementation planning and construction projects.