Liyang Tea Culture Masterplan Located in Liyang city, this masterplan was an attempt to rethink tea culture, with all its cultural and historical baggage, within an increasingly globalized context. The client had specifically requested that the masterplan not replicate the Potemkin designss that often characterize such developments. For the project, we looked at variations upon a rotated grid to produce all different scales of city living required, including cultural, retail, residential and park spaces. The rotated grid not only allows visitors to slow down their pace upon entering the fabric, but also creates spaces with more humanized scales of engagement. The buildings reflected Chinese architectural design principles through a handling of space and material, rather than through an empty copying of traditional motifs.
Liyang Tea Culture Masterplan