Chengdu, formerly the capital city of Sichuan Province is also known as the ‘land of fish and rice’ and ‘land of abundance’. In 1995 under the policy of ‘the construction of socialist Xinmin Town’, the Chenghua district of Chengdu City became one of the first examples of planned urbanisation in the country. A large number of farmers had to abandon their old houses and move into the new ‘home point’ housing with its unified development and planning.
The area for redevelopment was 33 square kilometres with the district government deciding on the outline plan which also set ‘style control standards’ to guide the development agencies and departments throughout the process.
The outline plan is divided into three: on architectural features, the environmental and construction criteria.
Designing this development proposal, apart from team visits to Chengdu took over a year with a team of 7 and was presented in over 300 pages of detail.