Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Where urbanism and nature connect
SOM has envisioned an environmentally conscious, 21st-century urban future for a 200-hectare site within an industrial corridor north of Hangzhou. Located near the Banshan Mountains in Hangzhou’s Old Town District, the Hanggang Station, which connects transit users via two converging lines, will anchor the restoration of the site’s connection to its natural surroundings.
The proposed design incorporates elements of today’s industrial park into an emerging urban development, where natural beauty and industrial heritage set the foundation for a transit-oriented development (TOD) between the Banshan Mountains and the Grand Canal. Hanggang Station will apply TOD principles to create a mixed-use, low-carbon district that prioritizes its relationship with surrounding open spaces.