Landscape Architecture Frontiers: Building an Environmental Friendly Community — Design and Review of Xixi Village in Hangzhou
The design of Xixi Village is guided by Low Impact Development Principles. Through collaboration between landscape architects and engineers, a stormwater management system has been integrated into the community’s outdoor space and water features, showcasing environmentally-friendly development. Over the course of the project, issues of collaboration between architects, landscape architects and engineers were exposed and addressed. Longstanding practices of stormwater management must be challenged to assure sustainable development that reduces flooding, improves water quality and enhances overall quality of life.
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