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Ideal Cities – Real Projects  

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Hardcover 192 Pages
Images mainly colour illustr.
Language German/English
Dimensions 22,5 × 31 cm
Editor TU München
Verlag Hatje Cantz Verlag 2000
ISBN 3-7757-1667-X




Within a period of six years, the Hamburg firm of von Gerkan, Marg und Partner – gmp, for short – has completed over one hundred designs for clients in China, five of which are already finished and twenty of which are currently under construction or in planning stage. Preeminent is Lingang New City, a planned harbour city for 800.000 inhabitants close to Shanghai. Conceived by gmp in the tradition of ideal cities, the neighbourhoods were arranged in concentric rings around an artificial circular lake. Urban elements and spaces fulfil different communal functions – ranging from a city archive to theatres and churches to convention centres – while giving the plans an identity.