Completion of the passive house settlement in the German-Chinese Ecopark
In these weeks, the passive house settlement in the German-Chinese Ecopark in Qingdao will be completed. The “China Academy of Building Research”, a committee of the Chinese government, declared the settlement a demonstration project of the 13th Five-Year Plan in the category “Near-Zero Energy Building Technology System and Key Technology Development”.In the German-Chinese Ecopark on the shore of the Yellow Sea, a new living and working area is being built, which is mainly supplied with renewable energy. The project is located near the German Center, at the entrance of the C-2 area.
After a thorough analysis of the routes, traffic and people flow, it was decided to design the development as a car-free residential area. This guarantees the preservation and use of landscape vegetation.In coordination with the surrounding environment and the building forms of the region, the urban planning design provides for a row development with wide spacing between them. In this way, the open residential quarters and the designed landscape blend harmoniously with the surroundings.
The design took care to preserve a large number of green spaces within the construction area to improve the residential quality of the settlement. Centrally, a park interacting with partially underground service facilities is to become a lively, attractive green space.Thus, semi-subterranean common areas have been arranged on the eastern side of the central open space, which, together with the community center of the first phase of construction, provide sufficient public leisure facilities.
The project is one of the “model cases” of China’s current five-year plan. The projects listed in the State Five-Year Plan are the definitive milestones that the Chinese government considers essential to Chinese social and economic development.Frey Group is the main investor in cooperation with the state-owned Sino-German Ecopark.The buildings are on schedule and on budget, and are regularly ranked #1 in government ratings for construction quality and safety.