Trahan Architects have proposed a 4.3 million square-foot mixed-use development in the historic city center of Zhengzhou, China – the capital and largest city of the Henan province, with a population of 8.6 million. The concept is part of a broad scale master plan for redeveloping Zhengzhou through ecological and infrastructure development.
Pulling inspiration from the terraced rice field morphologies of the Henan province, the design blends the hotel and live/work towers with the retail podium. Boulevards are carved into the edges of the site to create a green urban plaza at the mezzanine level. Envisioned as an entertainment level, patrons can enjoy amenities and an elevated view of the city.