Clear Moon District Master Plan

Client CITIC
Location Changchun, China
Project Type Planning
Status Completed in 2015

The Clear Moon District Master Plan organizes residential and retail development around an important local church.

In a city exploding with development, the Clear Moon District Master Plan creates a vision for urban renewal on a riverfront site. The concept organizes the site in two urban clusters connected by a central pedestrian shopping spine.

At the north end facing downtown Changchun is the “town center,” a multi-use urban plaza that visually engages the hotel and an important local church using the Canal Pond as the focal point. The plaza is directly connected to the light rail by an elevated pedestrian walkway, and is surrounded by iconic architecture intended to be the symbolic center of the Clear Moon District. The southern plaza, situated closer to existing residential development, contains more neighborhood-oriented activities, and is anchored by the shopping mall and supermarket.

Connecting the two plazas is a pedestrian spine of storefront shops, dispersed to create a series of shopping “episodes” between the two large plazas. Smaller pedestrian alleys link the storefronts to the canal esplanade. Surface parking is concentrated on the east and west periphery.


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