Chapman Taylor's 69km2 conservation masterplan for Land of Giant Pandas at Chengdu, China, unveiled

Chapman Taylor has created a detailed masterplan for a large-scale conservation project in China, called ‘Land of Giant Pandas’.

The mixed-use masterplan is focused on the creation of a large conservation area for giant pandas in the city of Chengdu (known as “the City of Pandas”). The 69km2 project is designed to encourage a harmonious relationship between human beings, giant pandas and nature, with three dedicated areas focusing on complementary aspects.

The North Lake area in central Chengdu will offer a protection zone in which people can encounter giant pandas in a way which is respectful of their needs. At Dujiangya, to the north-west of the city, there will be an ecology education institute, while in Longquanshan, to the south-east of the city, there will be a future-orientated area to showcase panda and environment-friendly habitats.

This important animal protection project will be served by a number of complementary functions, such as research buildings, places for culture and creativity, sports amenities and leisure/tourism facilities.

The main aim of the design is to provide a model for sustainable and responsible, conservation-centred development, capable of being showcased as an exemplar across the world.

Chapman Taylor created this concept design in collaboration with Shanghai Tianhua Architectural Design Company.

Peter Mackey (Diploma in Architecture)

Director, Shanghai

Peter has worked with Chapman Taylor in China since 2004 and is a Director of our Shanghai studio. He is jointly responsible for the Shanghai studio's management.

Peter qualified in 1993 from Sheffield University with a Diploma in Architecture and spent a number of years working in the UK before moving to Hong Kong.

With over 20 years' design experience, Peter specialises in the interior design and architecture of leisure, retail, F&B and hospitality environments.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Interiors

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