Sanya Baopo Cultural and Sports District Location City: Hainan, China

A key district in the expansion of one of China's most important trading centres.

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Masterplanning, Residential, Leisure, Workplace, Transportation
People's Government of Sanya


Key Info

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, served by excellent transport links.
950 hectares
Masterplan Concept stage

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Sustainable and efficient

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.

A catalyst for development

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.

Multi-layered landscaping

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 interacts with the architecture and the transport infrastructure to provide a dynamic and diverse urban environment.

Convenient connections

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.

A new and exciting place to live and work

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.

Chapman Taylor created this leisure, culture and residential-focused masterplan as part of a competition design for The People's Government of Sanya.

Rainer Cai (Masters degree (Urban Planning))

Associate Director, Business Development and Sales, Shanghai, Shanghai

Rainer is responsible for business development, marketing and sales 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 / Sales / Masterplanning / Retail / Mixed-use

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