Chapman Taylor's world-beating masterplanning portfolio

Chapman Taylor has built a strong reputation as world-class masterplanners on development projects across the world, able to create projects of an extraordinary scale from early concept stage right through to full completion. Below are some of the extraordinary masterplans recently created by Chapman Taylor for developments of widely varying types.

Liangjiang Innovation Zone, Chongqing, China

Chapman Taylor won a major international design competition to create an urban innovation zone on a 6.8 square kilometre site in Chongqing Liangjiang, central China. Liangjiang has been chosen by the Chinese government as a developmental ‘new area’ for Chongqing, which has a population of over 30 million people and is one of China’s four centrally governed municipalities.

The masterplan competition sought designs for an advanced technology research and development district. Chapman Taylor’s winning project is based on the integration of the beautiful natural environment with the technology facilities, and creates a connected series of five university campuses surrounded by R&D clusters.

The masterplan is a fully transit-orientated development and provides railway, metro, BRT, electric bus and water taxi connections throughout the site. Sustainability is embedded in the project, which is planned to be self-sufficient in energy needs – using solar, biomass and hydroelectric power sources, resulting in a saving of over 450,000 tons of CO² per annum.

World Horticultural EXPO, Łódź, Poland

In 2018, the city of Łódź in central Poland was awarded Horticultural EXPO - an international exhibition for greenery and landscaping in urban environments. Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept represents a step-change for EXPO, with an intensive focus on being ecologically friendly - regenerating, restoring, recycling, repurposing and reusing.

The 80-hectare project is the first of its kind because, whereas all previous World Horticultural EXPO developments were created in remote, undeveloped areas, in Łódź it is located in the heart of the city centre, near the main railway station.

The masterplan’s functions are arranged around four themed zones, including two existing parks, developed in consultation with the city and more than 50 other organisations. In addition, an overall “Nature of Us” theme combines elements of all the others to reflect a modern city that provides employment, facilitates rest and recharging in green surroundings, showcases cultural diversity and provides daily close contact with the environment.

Exhibitors and participants are expected from 43 countries and it is anticipated that 4.5 million visitors will attend EXPO during the six months in which it will be open.

Chapman Taylor was awarded the public tender to create the Łódź EXPO masterplan concept in December 2018, working intensively to complete the innovative design in December 2019. Originally scheduled for 2024, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the Łódź event being rearranged for 2029.

Songzhuang Xiaopu Artists Town, Beijing, China

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept for the Songzhuang Xiaopu Artists Town, the most well-known artists' community in China, creates a special urban ambience appropriate for this “Art City”, completely in synergy with the surrounding landscape.

Home to over 7,000 artists since the 1990s, the community has a unique cultural village character which is an attraction for many visitors.

The 678-hectare site will be focused on two new and renovated art villages, each with its own distinct character and dynamics. The art villages are connected by new urban boulevards and green belts to coordinate the currently disparate functions. The existing village is to be renovated to provide a predominantly pedestrianised system of new streets and squares.

Airport City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Airport City in Jeddah will be a world-class, mixed-use development which will become a leading destination for visitors from across Saudi Arabia and the GCC region. The 1.91 million m² GBA masterplan for Airport City introduces an innovative mixed-use community concept to the region, creating diverse tourism and business opportunities while also providing a dynamic lifestyle and family entertainment venue.

A vibrant transport orientated development creates a new hub gateway to Jeddah and beyond at the strategically important meeting point of the airport, high-speed railway station and the motorway junction between central Jeddah and the Northern Expansion Zone.

Büyükyalı, Istanbul, Turkey

A residential-led, mixed-use scheme in a spectacular location on the coastline of the Marmara Sea, Büyükyalı is designed as one of Turkey's most sought-after new quarters. The project, conceived as ‘four quarters, one community’, is an attractive and sustainable place to live for families, single people and young couples who wish to enjoy the benefits of Istanbul – including Kazlicesme Sahil Waterfront Park, a stunning new marina and access to the new Zeytinburnu metro line. Büyükyalı provides a broad range of uses and facilities, including 1,500 homes with prime sea views. 15,000m² of public space will incorporate fashion, culture, art, music, kids clubs, a hotel, restaurants and a new marina. A new mosque and school are also being constructed. Hard and soft city spaces are juxtaposed in the masterplan, creating streets, squares, gardens and courtyards.

Chapman Taylor is the principle design architect on this 340,000m² GBA residential development for Ozak-Yenigun-Ziylan Partnership, which is due to complete in 2018/19.

Mui Dinh Ecopark, Mui Dinh, Vietnam

Intended as an unrivalled hospitality-led, mixed-use development, this 728 hectare masterplan is inspired by the rich local history of Mui Dinh. Six resort hotels and a boutique hotel provide a total of up to 7,000 rooms, with an additional 500 ocean-facing mountain villas. All the residents will have access to many leisure facilities, including an ecopark, theme park, a casino, a beach club and a mountain clubhouse. The scheme incorporates environmental sustainability in every aspect.

The Vietnamese government has recently approved the urban plan, masterplanned by Chapman Taylor, for Mui Dinh, and construction has begun.

Sanya Baopo Cultural and Sports District, 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.

Liverpool Waters, Liverpool, United Kingdom

One of Europe’s largest and most important waterside regeneration schemes, Liverpool Waters has been unanimously granted outline planning consent for a 1.7 million m² development by the local council. Envisaged is a world-class, mixed-use waterfront environment which will help Liverpool compete economically with similarly-sized cities such as Hamburg, Barcelona, Boston and Toronto.

Chapman Taylor masterplanned this groundbreaking project, and has continued to be involved in realising several of the plots. The scheme is currently under construction.

Xili Hub Area, Shenzhen, China

The 189-hectare Shenzhen Xili Hub Area is an innovative, efficient and attractive urban district as one of the city’s three key master hubs, seamlessly integrating a new high-speed railway station within the district and the wider city. The new urban hub will serve as a showcase ‘station city’ which will be an international exemplar for how to successfully integrate a major transportation development with its surrounding urban environment.

MediaCityUK Phase Two, Manchester, UK

The £1 billion, 211,000m², second phase of MediaCityUK gained planning consent in September 2016. Already home to the BBC, ITV, University of Salford and over 250 creative media businesses, MediaCityUK is a major digital media hub, centre of learning and established visitor destination. The Phase Two scheme includes a major residential component, comprising 1,800 private sale and build-to-rent city apartments and town houses. It will also deliver over 55,000m² of additional office space, retail and leisure uses, as well as a sequence of new public spaces.

Chapman Taylor’s role on Phase Two includes the development of the overall masterplan and individual plot briefs, coordinating the work of six other architects on ten plots and also designing three of the buildings, including a 470-unit build-to-rent apartment building with ground floor restaurants surrounding a landscaped court, an 11,000m² BCO ‘Grade A’ office building, and a 1,050-space multi-storey car park, with an office, a live/work space, an energy centre and an LED ‘media wall’.

Oaks Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Oaks Prague is a new 140 hectare residential and leisure community offering 150 luxury villas, 105 high-quality apartments, a country club, a tennis academy, an equestrian centre, a kindergarten and an 18-hole golf course. Situated in the beautiful Czech countryside yet only half an hour from central Prague, this high-quality residential property is designed to suit the needs of those who value country living within touching distance of the capital.

Chapman Taylor is in charge of Design Management for the overall project, as well as designing individual component buildings. The use of natural materials, and a focus on energy efficiency, is at the heart of a responsible design ethos which aims at all times to respect the needs of the locality. Phase one of the scheme will complete this year, with full completion in 2022.

Daxing New Town, Beijing, China

Chapman Taylor’s competition-winning concept creates a 1,380-hectare innovation district for Daxing New Town which will strike a balance between the requirements of urban and rural areas and will blend with the surrounding natural environment in a context-appropriate way.

The mixed-use district, the design for which is now in development, will include residential buildings, shopping centres, entertainment venues, cultural amenities, offices, co-working spaces and hotels, within a landscape defined by beautiful parkland and lakes.

Yangpu Riverside, Shanghai, China

Chapman Taylor’s competition design creates a new, mixed-use, 1,100-hectare masterplan for one of the former industrial heartlands of Shanghai. The riverside design makes provision for residential areas, research and development start-ups, a central business district, a mixed-use area and a smart development area incorporating the very latest concepts in sustainable and technologically advanced ‘future living’. The nearby University of Shanghai Science and Technology school will be served by a new university innovation cluster, providing a home for cutting-edge research, while the area’s protected industrial heritage will be refurbished to a high standard to provide a vibrant campus community.

To the north of Gonqing forest park will be an industrial incubation R&D district, well served by public transport, while the only island in the Huangpu River, Fuxing Island, will be home to a state-of-the-art 'smart development' which will produce a very low carbon footprint and act as a model for future sustainable districts.

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept proposes to regenerate an important urban development area of Shanghai and create a city district fully equipped for the demands of the 21st century.

Sa Pa resort, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam

Chapman Taylor’s context-sensitive masterplan for the Sa Pa resort in Vietnam’s Lao Cai Province creates a major cultural and ecological tourism destination for northern Vietnam.

The planned development will offer luxury hospitality for travellers in a beautiful hillscape setting, including comfortable resort residences and a wellness centre which draws architectural influence from the local area. It will also provide agricultural and medical research facilities, while a central retail area will offer a market outlet for the local H’Mong hill tribe to display and sell products and food, helping to boost the local economy and showcase local history, traditions and culture.

Coc San urban masterplan, Lao Cai, Vietnam

The Coc San urban masterplan for the expanded city of Lao Cai in Vietnam will provide a modern and sustainable district in a luscious green mountain setting near the border with China.

The masterplan will include residential areas, a logistics centre, a retail boulevard, a cultural park, mountain villas, resort hotels, a commercial, district, a leisure and entertainment centre, a medical treatment centre and new urban farms.

Shanghai Media and Experience hub, Shanghai, China

Shanghai Media and Experience hub will be an advanced media, culture and technology zone which will serve as Shanghai’s foremost hub for innovation and digital interactivity. The development will offer the very latest in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, new media, big data and the internet of things across a mix of facilities, including theatres, high-tech laboratories, a cultural exhibition hall, a digital library and flexible work and meeting spaces.

The masterplan envisages three themed office and media areas surrounded by a residential community belt, all focused on a core development of media facilities, offices, a hotel and a university within a beautiful waterway landscape. The hierarchy of spaces will include stimulating and vibrant public areas, places which are semi-open and others which are for the exclusive use of campus occupants.

Xuan Khanh Lake ecological tourism and Buddhist spiritualism destination, Son Tay, Vietnam

The new Xuan Khanh Lake ecological tourism and Buddhist spiritualism destination creates a convenient location for weekend relaxation, lakeside living and meditation in nature for visitors from the city and beyond.

Xuan Khanh Lake is located in Son Tay, a provincial town on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital. Son Tay is known for its thousand-year-old heritage village and a laterite brick temple. Xuan Khanh Lake has recently also become well-known for the discovery of an almost extinct animal – the Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle.

The new resort will comprise several hotel and residential elements, including a luxury eco-hotel, a lakeside resort, a wellness resort, a spiritual retreat and hilltop and “floating” villas.

Xiyong Dapeng, Shenzhen, China

Chapman Taylor, in collaboration with Martha Schwartz Partners, is creating a masterplan for a coastal tourism resort at Xiyong Dapeng in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.

The area has three kilometres of silver-white sandy beaches and is rated as one of the eight most beautiful coastlines in China. Chapman Taylor’s masterplan harnesses the location's unique ecological and cultural characteristics, creating a first-class coastal tourism resort centred on the three core aims of environmental, socio-cultural resilience and economic resilience.

Nanchong Shunqing CBD Urban Development, Nanchong, China

Chapman Taylor is creating a major urban design scheme for central Nanchong in China. Located in the Shunqing District of the city, the 140-hectare Nanchong CBD Urban Development site is well positioned in the northern part of city centre, where the county-level government is based.

The development plot is surrounded by several major public institutions, including higher education and healthcare buildings. The location is a strategically advantageous one within North East Sichuan and the wider Chengdu-Chongqing region.

The site’s industrial and cultural heritage is an important element of the urban design, with excellent surrounding tourism resources helping to position Nanchong as “China's Excellent Tourism City”.

Qilong Innovation Park, Chengdu, China

Qilong Innovation Park is located on the south side of Chengdu in Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, where the green landscapes of Qilong Park and Langan Weir Branch Canal meet. The urban cultural and creative park design draws on characteristics of both Chengdu and Japanese culture, forming an integrated development of rail interchange stations and an urban service core. We are also collaborating on the design of cultural and creative innovation facilities within an organically growing urban and ecological landscape.

The plot is located on the city’s east-west Chuangzhi Development Axis, with the Dayuan Core and Gazelle Valley Industrial Centre to the north and Tianfu Software Park to the east. In addition, Metro Lines 5 and 20 cross here, forming a strategically important public transportation intersection. Our design for Qilong Innovation Park is inspired by all of these interweaving characteristics, architecturally reflecting the symbiotic relationship between them.

Chapman Taylor’s design approach combines creativity with commercial astuteness to deliver successful places and spaces for people to enjoy. Our masterplans are tailored to the needs of clients and communities so that our developments create maximum social and economic value.

Chris Lanksbury (B Arch Dip Arch RIBA)

Group Board Director, UK

Chris has been at Chapman Taylor since 1979 and has played a major role in the expansion of the practice as a global design business with particular responsibility for the strategic direction of the international business.

Chris is fully involved in leading the design of projects and has worked on many different types and sizes of buildings in over 60 countries around the world. He believes architectural design is a carefully managed and collaborative process which draws inspiration from the brief, the function and the place.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure / Office / Residential / Hospitality

คริส อยู่กับ Chapman Taylor มาตั้งแต่ค.ศ. 1979 และมีบทบาทสำคัญในการขยายบริษัทสู่ธุรกิจการออกแบบไปทั่วโลก นอกจากรั้งตำแหน่งเป็นประธานของห้างหุ้นส่วนที่จำกัดความรับผิดชอบแล้ว คริสยังเป็นสมาชิกของคณะกรรมการบริหารนานาชาติและประธานกรรมการประจำสหราชอาณาจักร กรุงเทพ บรัสเซล บูคาเรสต์ เคียฟ มาดริด มอสโก นิวเดลี ปารีส ปราก เซาเปาโล เซี่ยงไฮ้ และวอร์ซอที่มีบทบาทต่อเนื่อง และแม้จะประจำอยู่ที่กรุงลอนดอน เขาก็เดินทางไปมาระหว่างสำนักงานในประเทศต่างๆ อย่างสม่ำเสมอ

คริสเป็นนักออกแบบผู้เป็นที่ต้องการอย่างสูงจากความสามารถด้านอาคารที่หลากหลายและประสบการณ์ที่ช่ำชองในการทำงานกับมาสเตอร์แพลนขนาดใหญ่ รวมถึงงานสำนักงาน โรงแรม ร้านค้า และพื้นที่สันทนาการ

เขาออกแบบโครงการมามากมายในกว่า 50 ประเทศรอบโลก และมีความพยายามอย่างยิ่งยวดในอันที่จะทำให้อาคารทั้งหลายกลืนไปกับสภาพสิ่งแวดล้อมที่มีความแตกต่างทางวัฒนธรรมและเศรษฐกิจได้อย่างดีที่สุด

คริสพยายามพัฒนาคุณภาพของงานออกแบบอย่างสม่ำเสมอและทำให้แน่ใจว่าการออกแบบตามแนวคิดนั้นสามารถเกิดขึ้นได้จริงอย่างมีประสิทธิภาพ และทำให้สถานที่นั้นๆ ประสบความสำเร็จในเชิงพาณิชย์และสถาปัตยกรรม

Chris si unisce a Chapman Taylor nel 1979 e da allora svolge un ruolo importante nell'espansione del gruppo come studio di progettazione a livello globale. È uno dei quattro soci di Chapman Taylor e ha particolari responsabilità nella direzione strategica del business internazionale.

Chris è inoltre pienamente coinvolto nella direzione dei progetti e ha lavorato su progetti di diverse tipologie e dimensioni in oltre 60 paesi in tutto il mondo. Egli ritiene che il progetto architettonico debba essere un processo di collaborazione accuratamente gestito che trae ispirazione dal brief, dalla funzione e dal luogo.

Aree di competenza:

Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure / Office / Residential / Hospitality

Крис является частью компании Chapman Taylor с 1979 года и играет ключевую роль в расширении и развитии архитектурного проектирования на международном рынке. Он является одним из владельцев компании и отвечает за стратегическое направление международного бизнеса.

Крис по прежнему принимает активное участие в процессе ведения проектов и обладает мировым опытом в проектировании зданий любых видов и размеров в более чем 60 странах по всему миру. Крис убежден, что архитектурное проектирование – это, прежде всего, тщательно контролируемый совместный процесс, который черпает вдохновение в таких вещах, как задание на проектирование, функциональность и непосредственно место.

Области специализации:

Разработка генпланов/Многофункциональных комплексов/Торговых объектов/Развлекательных объектов/Офисных помещений/Жилых комплексов/Гостиничных комплексов

Chris ist seit 1979 bei Chapman Taylor und spielte eine wichtige Rolle beim Ausbau des Unternehmens als globales Design-Unternehmen. Er ist einer der Eigentümer von Chapman Taylor und trägt besondere Verantwortung für die strategische Ausrichtung des Auslandsgeschäfts.

Chris ist noch voll bei der Design-Leitung von Projekten involviert und hat bei verschiedenen Arten und Größen von Gebäuden in über sechzig Ländern der Welt gearbeitet. Er glaubt, dass Architektur ein sorgfältig gesteuerter kollaborativer Prozess ist, der durch das Briefing, die Funktion und den Ort inspiriert wird.

Schwerpunkte:

Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten / Bürobau/ Wohnungsbau / Hotelbauten

مدير مجلس إدارة المجموعة ، المملكة المتحدة

يعمل كريس في تشابمان تايلور منذ عام 1979 ولعب دورًا رئيسيًا في توسيع الممارسة كعمل تصميم عالمي. وهو أحد مالكي تشابمان تايلور ، ويتحمل مسؤولية خاصة عن التوجه الاستراتيجي للأعمال الدولية.

يشارك كريس بالكامل في قيادة تصميم المشاريع ، وقد عمل على العديد من أنواع وأحجام المباني المختلفة في أكثر من 60 دولة حول العالم. وهو يعتقد أن التصميم المعماري هو عملية تعاونية تتم ادارتها بعناية وتستمد الإلهام من الملخص والوظيفة والمكان.

مجالات الخبرة:

المخطط الرئيسي / الاستخدام المتعدد / المتاجر/ الترفيه / المكاتب / السكني / الفنادق

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