Design / Urban Structure
The city structure is strictly orientated to the existing topography. The single city parts extend from north to south according the mountain ridges and the water flow. Disadvantage: The city parts are added from east to west along a main street and only the first construction stage can get the advantage to have the culture area of Maitreya statue as its center area.

Land use plan

The main characteristic of the functional distribution are the “urban arteries”, which mark the location of city center functions like shops, restaurants, offices and commercial uses in general. Those “arteries” form a net for the whole city and provide mixed uses for daily life for each city district. According the principles of an EcoCity the functional distribution is ordered according the demands of short distances. Each part of the City provides full services to their inhabitants in a distance not more than 1km. Facilities for daily use should be re

Structure concept

From the community to the district The structural layout of the new city is built on the following concepts: the „community,“ the „neighborhood“ and the „district“. The „community“ is a residential area with some community facilities and is bounded by public streets. Within the community the pedestrian has priority. The parking spaces are housed in multi-car garages on the edges of the residential area.

The aggregation of communitys results in a „neighborhood“. Several „Neighborhoods” constitute a „district“ with corresponding community and educational facilities.

The whole city is structured by a hierarchy of urban units:

  • The community, seize from 200/300m to 300/400m with supply of playgrounds, semiprivate open space and social facilities.
  • The neighborhood which is constituted by a group of about 10-15 communities with additional supply of kindergarten, school, shops for daily uses, working places, offices and commercial areas. Each neighborhood unit is connected to public traffic stations.
  • The district (independent city part) is constituted by 3 - 4 neighborhood units. Each district can provide full services for the residential areas including leisure and culture facilities.

Traffic concept

According the demands of an EcoCity-development, the mobility within the city has to be dominated by pedestrians, cyclists (short routes) and public transport (medium routes). Private car traffic should only be used for long distances. To avoid car traffic for short distances, car parking areas will determined by a superposed strategy. The traffic structure of Maidar city shows a certain hierarchy of streets: Super ordinated roads:

  • Highway, passing the city on the south side
  • Ring-road surrounding the whole city
  • Shared space streets of the “urban arteries”
  • Main roads for local traffic beside the “urban arteries” Streets within residential areas:
  • Collection street 1. order, concentric aligment
  • Collection street 2. Order, radial aligment
  • Branch street inside the communities areas leading to upper ground and underground parking areas

Landscape concept

Agriculture uses are located along the outer ring road with hugh extension possibilities to south.

The inner green area provides all kinds of uses for leisure, sports and recreation for the different districts.

The surrounding mountains and hills won‘t be cultivated or covered with buildings to keep the characteristic landscape atmosphere.