Liangjiang Masterplan Location City: Chongqing, China

​A 680-hectare, sustainable innovation district for Chongqing

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Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Development & Investment Group Co. Ltd.


Key Info

Five university campuses, R&D clusters, a national laboratory, a collaboration centre and social, sporting and cultural villages.
680 hectares
Design competition won

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An R&D and Innovation district for a new development area

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.

University campuses and R&D clusters

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.

A new lake

The organic form of the campuses follows the undulating contours of the existing site, producing a dynamic combination of urban spaces.

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.

Social, sporting and cultural villages

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.

Connectivity and sustainability

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.

Chapman Taylor's masterplan creates a unique sense of place in which to nurture learning and innovation.

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