Yesanguan, located in Hubei province - China, sits on the G50, Chongqing to Shanghai, motorway. The town is nestled in the iconic mountainous geography of Hubei, next to the giant Sidhue Bridge - formerly the worlds tallest. The Yesanguan masterplan calls for an interconnected loop of cantilevered and raised mixed-use blocks. These blocks hug and respond to the topography of the valley in which they sit, hovering above a newly installed series of lakes and arboretums that celebrate the historic travels of the famous explored and plant collector Ernest Henry Wilson, who traveled through the area at the dawn of the twentieth century and on his return introduced 2000 Chinese species to the Western world. Atop these blocks, a public garden creates a journey around the loop, which, from its elevated position, provides stunning views into the arboretums and wider mountainous landscape.
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