Recognizing the need for framework to guide future economic growth and a large influx of new population, the Edo District master plan is aimed at providing a vision for the region while developing a new and internationally recognized government and economic center. The master plan is split between five phases of development addressing issues of urban density and connectivity while mediating a complex transportation network as well as the need for visual and environmental considerations.
The master plan is formed around three central nodes or sub-districts connected by a series of axial parks and waterways. Higher densities are concentrated within the sub-districts and along the axes and gradually taper off toward the river surrounding the greater portion of the district. The circulation network developed from these broad moves is complex but flexible, allowing for a development that will not be completely foreign to that of the old central city.
Architecturally, the Master Plan calls for a diversity of building types within the sub-districts aimed at providing a visual presence within the region while responding to the natural rolling landscape beyond. Residential districts of the master plan were developed off of a series of typologies derived from the traditional vernacular architecture of the region.
Merriman Associates / Architects
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