Yangpu Bay, Hainan Location City: Yangpu Bay

A thriving waterfront city inspired by Hainan culture.

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Masterplanning, Mixed Use
Planning Committee of Yangpu Economic Development Zone


Key Info

Smart city with a mix of uses and sponge city to reflect the natural landscape.
5.21 km2
Masterplan Concept Stage

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A design concept respectful of Hainan culture

Originally salt producers, the Hainan people have a rich history and connection with the land and sea. The coastline of the area is covered with mangroves. We analysed the site and how to protect birdlife and wetlands, proposing an ecological buffer zone. The coastline will become colourful and flood-adapted, with different site elevations to create a high-quality coastal urban form.

Five urban hubs

It will be a modern and distinctive smart city. There will be five kinds of urban hubs: commercial, residential, research & developmental and ecological. Each hub will introduce green to the city, enhancing the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature and creating valuable public space. We have identified several core buildings including landmarks such as a Free Trade Building and an Entertainment Centre. Cultural buildings include a Community Centre and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Base.

The International Business Avenue

We have designed a multi-layered area containing buildings of different uses, including for business and cultural innovation. We aim to create a strong, ecological, open, multi-functional, habitable and viable urban space. This area is designed to serve the development and further construction of the city; a new model of city-industry integration with high-quality public services.

Chapman Taylor won a design competition to masterplan Yangpu Bay in March 2022

The International Future Community

The International Future Community, the largest development site, contains ample amenities and pleasant open streets. The reinterpreted traditional veranda form is applied to the main street interface. The aim is to create a coastal community that will attract international talent.

Yichun Xu (M.U.P.)

Associate Director, Shanghai

Graduating from the University of Michigan (Postgraduate) and Nanjing University (Undergraduate), Yichun has 4 years of experience working in New York, and 3 years of experience working in China, before joining Chapman Taylor in 2018.

As an expert in the Chinese market, she has worked on a wide range of design projects including largescale masterplans, urban design projects, tourism planning, station design, landscape design and architecture projects.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Urban Design / Project Management

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