La Cadiere Lake City [DRAFT]


Project Overview

La Cadiere Lake City is a unique Master Plan development with a diversity of building programs including residential(Corporate Mansion), hotels (Alila and Hyatt Centric), retail (East Zone Retail, West Zone Retail, MRT Retail) and Cultural building(Culture & Art Center). Yixin lake centrally located within the Masterplan creates a gateway to the city’s new district in Chengdu, a peaceful and quiet water body surrounded by vast green landscape.

The total area of La Cadiere Lake City is about 66.67 hectares, including about 30 hectares of water surface, about 36.67 hectares of lakeside park and green spaces, the length of the road around the lake is 2.7 kilometers, the length of the walking path in the park is about 3 kilometers, and the longest distance of the lake is about 820 meters. The La Cadiere Lake City covers an area of about 26.5 hectares, with a total construction area of about 120 hectares (including about 80 hectares above ground).


La Cadiere


The industry planning of La Cadiere Lake City is led by WATG,
The architecture planning of La Cadiere Lake City is led by SCDA
The lighting design of La Cadiere Lake City is led by PLD,
The landscape design of La Cadiere Lake City is led by TCDL.

Project Brief

By integrating the landscape resources at Yixin Lake through a series of carefully arranged promenades and public plazas, La Cadiere Lake City provides a unique waterfront architectural experience and life style to the urban dwellers.

Arriving from the MRT Retail Mall, the visitors will be led to the Lakeside Art Plaza by a light Sky Bridge, along the bridge way is the MRT Retail Street. From the Lakeside Art Plaza, looking at the building cluster of the Themed Retail Village & Art Hotel located at the opposite side of the lake, the pedestrians can cross the lake by ferry or find their way in the lakeside promenade. The lakeside promenade, starting with the Gingko Art Plaza, is a linear public park that navigates through a series of dynamic formed public buildings: La Cultural Centre, Dockside Flagship Stores and a group of Folded Clubhouses.

Corporate Mansions are the major residential program that are distributed in a dozen of towers separated in different plots each with its own layered geometrical landscapes that form the residents compound. Residents connect seamlessly to the lakeside promenade through the garden walkways and courtyards, enjoying the continuous lakeside scenery and characterized public spaces.

The Corporate Mansion Towers are positioned to maximize views surrounding the main central lake. Within the cluster, towers are varied in height and mass to create a gently undulating skyline, allowing clear views and generous space between buildings.

Project Innovation/Need

In the urban context open space, such as landscaped plazas and squares, provide a venue for socializing, dining, gathering and entertaining, linking the various functions around the lakeside.

Design Challenge

Lifestyle and innovation integrates to provide a unique lakeside architectural experience contributing to the successful master plan layout, the challenge being to create a harmonious environment that connects different functional requirements.


The water system of the Yixin lake area adopts ecological purification, and keeps in the Standards for Class II Ground Water all year round in non-rainy season.
Buildings and public landscapes are equipped with a set of new sustainability techniques such as: solar shading, bio-filtration, water circulation, and passive ventilation, to underpin the Lake City a new sustainable development.

This award celebrates creativity and innovation in the process of designing and shaping cities, towns and villages, and is about making connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric. Consideration given to giving form, shape and character to groups of buildings, streets and public spaces, transport systems, services and amenities, whole neighbourhoods and districts, and entire cities, to make urban areas functional, attractive and sustainable.
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