Case Studies

Chengdu, Wenjiang


Project Director
Ed Parham

HYHW Architects

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Existing Chengdu spatial accessibility analysis.

"I know that these techniques work from the tough environment of practice. I love the world of analysis, observation, of research, but also passion, imprecision, the hunch. Space Syntax is the testing of the interaction of these opposing worlds."

Norman Foster

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.