Chapman Taylor exhibits and speaks at Smart China EXPO in Chongqing

Chapman Taylor exhibited and spoke at the Smart China EXPO event in Chongqing, Central China, from 25-29 August. Our team outlined its design vision for the Chongqing Liangjiang urban innovation zone – a new, sustainable and technologically advanced university and R&D district in the rapidly developing city.

Smart China EXPO brings together industry leaders from across the world every year to discuss and showcase developments in smart technology and its applications within an overall theme of “empowering economy, enriching life”.

Shanghai Director Peter Mackey

During the event, Chapman Taylor Main Board Director Chris Lanksbury met Liu He, Vice-Premier of China’s State Council, and engaged in a short discussion about Chapman Taylor’s plans for the Liangjiang masterplan.

Chapman Taylor Shanghai Director Peter Mackey signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the project client and was interviewed about the Liangjiang masterplan vision for several national and local television channels and newspapers. He also met UK trade minister Graham Stuart and gave a series of speeches, including to the inaugural UK-China Future Intelligence Forum on the topic of ‘regeneration and reinvention’.

Chapman Taylor won a major international design competition to create the urban innovation zone on a 680-hectare site at Chongqing Liangjiang. 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.

Chapman Taylor’s masterplan concept is based on the integration of the beautiful natural environment with new technology facilities, and creates a connected series of five university campuses surrounded by R&D clusters. The organic form of the campuses follows the undulating contours of the existing site, producing a dynamic combination of urban spaces.

Our masterplan creates a unique sense of place in which to nurture learning and innovation

The valley formed by the hills to the east and west perimeter of the site is to become a lake. At the northern end will be a national laboratory and the ‘Centre of Ideas’, a place which is the collaborative heart of the masterplan. The south of the lake is surrounded by beautiful landscape interspersed with social, sports and cultural villages, which are a contemporary interpretation of the traditional villages of the region.

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.

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.

UK Department of International Trade Smart China Stand | Chongqing Liangjiang urban innovation zone

Peter Mackey (建筑学职业深造文凭)

董事, 上海

彼得作为查普门泰勒中国区的董事,负责监督和协调设计中国区所有的内部设计和总体规划项目,拥有超过25年的丰富经验。

彼得于1993年取得谢菲尔德大学建筑学职业深造文凭,经过在英国以及中国香港工作多年后,于1997年来到上海。

彼得于2007年作为中国区创始董事加入查普门泰勒,查普门泰勒的一些最大型、最成功的商业项目都是由彼得经手完成的。

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