Chapman Taylor creates design concept for 950-hectare Sanya Baopo Cultural and Sports District in Hainan

Chapman Taylor has created a masterplan design concept for the Sanya Baopo Cultural and Sports District in Hainan, China.

Our concept creates an ecologically sustainable, 950-hectare district for Sanya, served by an efficient transportation network. The development’s three core areas focus on administration, culture and sports, respectively. The district’s seven hubs include an administration centre, a sports and R&D zone, a cultural area, a recreation centre, a business area, a residential and wellness centre and a purely residential area.

The new district will form a key element of the northward expansion of Sanya, developing around a new administrative centre at the intersection of two ecological landscape belts at the base of Baopo Mountain. This administrative centre will act as a catalyst for the development around it.

The landscaping system is divided into three levels: the first level includes Baopo Park and three landscape corridors, which connect with the three core functional areas; the second level is green space between the district’s hubs and its landscape centres; the third level is a boulevard network and pocket park system. This three-level landscape strategy interacts with the architecture and the transport infrastructure to provide a dynamic and diverse urban environment.

The Baopo district masterplan includes a convenient connection between the Sanya high-speed railway station and the local tram system, which forms the core of the district transportation network. A rapid transport ring and an electric bus system connect the seven hubs around the district.

This new area is part of the wider northward development of Sanya, which will become a cradle of innovation and an ecological exemplar, creating an exciting place to live and work in one of China’s most important free trade centres.

Rainer Cai (Masters degree (Urban Planning))

Associate Director, Business Development, Shanghai

Rainer is responsible for business development and marketing in our Shanghai studio. Having been an architect himself, he is now responsible for business development and marketing in China. He is Fluent in Chinese, English and German.

Rainer graduated from the department of civil engineering at Shanghai Tongji University and studied Regional Science and Urban Planning at KIT in Germany. He joined Chapman Taylor in 2016.

Areas of Expertise:

Business Development / Masterplanning / Retail / Mixed-use

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