Sweet Lake City Xi’an

Sweet Lake City was designed for the historic site of Kunming Lake which is being resurrected after 1000 years as the city of Xi’an expands to the west. The design is based on the themes of the Productive Landscape, Water and Romance. The shores of the old lake are transformed into a continuous Heritage route which links all the cultural heritage areas around the new lake, it is a route with a story to tell: about ecology, history and love. The northern shores of the lake will provide housing, cultural buildings, retail, leisure and office space in 3 different densities and environments: Canal City, Lake Shore and Orchards. Each area has it’s unique identity which blends into the surrounding conditions.