Wuhan Tiandi Mixed-use Development (WHTD) is the first district-scale commercial development in China awarded the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Neighbourhood Development (LEED®–ND) Pilot Gold certification.
With a site area of 48ha, WHTD embraces high quality retails, restaurants, hotels, grade-A offices, live-work residence and public amenities. The total gross floor area of approximately 1,500,000m² is planned to accommodate a population of 20,000.
1,500,000m² gross floor area
20,000population to accomodates
>50green strategies and key performance indicators proposed to the development
With integrated sustainable design, WHTD will become a socially vibrant, ecologically restorative, and economically sound community. The success of realising this sustainable community from concept masterplanning to building design and operation stages will serve as a role model for similar developments in China and a crucial process and lesson for the industry.
The green strategies
Arup has been involved as a sustainability consultant for this project. A holistic approach based on smart growth, new urbanism and green building design principles has been successfully adopted to achieve the project vision and objectives. A sustainability framework, site-specific strategies and implementation guidelines for key focus areas have been developed to address the global and local sustainability issues. More than 50 green strategies and key performance indicators have been developed and implemented.
Technical and economic viability of proposed sustainable concepts have been conducted to evaluate tangible and intangible environmental and economic benefits. Cost–benefit analysis with life–cycle costing methodology has been deployed to prioritise the identified key sustainable strategies that are technically viable.
A green guideline has been developed as part of the legal obligations to ensure the consistent implementation of strategies and design quality at masterplanning, building design, construction and operation stages.
The whole development is still under construction, and all buildings have been designed and constructed according to the green guideline.