Case Studies

Chengdu, Wenjiang

Year
2012

Project Director
Ed Parham

Partners
HYHW Architects

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Existing Chengdu spatial accessibility analysis.

"It's totally clear to me when I see Space Syntax’s work that l believe in it."

Paul Murrain
Urbanist

The opportunity
Beijing-based HYHW Architects were invited to develop an urban masterplan in Chengdu City near Wenjiang. Space Syntax was appointed to undertake a strategic analysis of the design proposals including site and case study analysis and design recommendations.

Our contribution
Through a series of baseline analysis, the strategic masterplan was assessed according to its location, linkages, street layout, land use pattern and landscape character. This led to the creation of a series of design recommendations for the masterplan.

The outcome
Space Syntax’s recommendations  highlighted the need for the creation of a pedestrian-oriented street network  and land use pattern. Working closely with the HYHW team, our recommendations were translated into final design proposals through a series of design workshops.