British Town, Chengdu Qingyang Industry Development Zone


Location: Chengdu, China

Service: Urban Plan & Architecture Design

Area: 215,000 square m

项目地点:中国  成都




Halcrow has scooped excellence award for the international concept design competition of this project and was commissioned to undertake architectural design in 2006 through 2007. The development is situated at the intersection of Cheng-Wen-Qiong Highway and Chengfei Avenue in the southwest part of Chengdu City. This affordable housing project for a resettled community of 5,000 was inspired by the small town of Dorchester in the UK. The total site area is 215,000 sq m of which 155,000 sq m is residential. This project began from a prize winning concept design for an international design competition.

Inspired by the plans of traditional British small towns, the development incorporates a distinct road network and offers a range of pedestrian scale streets, crescents, town squares and local parks.  In an attempt to break away from the contemporary planning practice in China of creating large and visually impermeable blocks, this plan looked at creating much smaller residential clusters and a visually perforated block edge. The residential clusters were linked together by community and commercial activities.



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With a pedigree stretching back to 1868, Halcrow is one of the internationally renowned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms in the world, with its headquarter based in London, England. Halcrow has a rich history of exciting projects through the decades. According to the American Engineering-New Record Magazine 2011, Halcrow Group Ltd ranked 36th of the top 200 international design firms.

Halcrow(China) is a professional design company established in Shanghai in 2002. We focus on for China's urban planning and architectural design business, and provide an international high level design service for customers.