Client: Chongqing City Urban Planning Bureau
Role: Masterplanning, Urban Design, Architecture and Landscape Architecture
PRP were commissioned in 2008 by the Chongqing City Urban Planning Bureau to provide an extensive range of design services to help reinvigorate the city centre's YuZhong Peninsula.
Chongqing is the largest city in western China with a metropolitan population of 32million, and undergoing rapid urbanisation and modernisation. The YuZhong peninsula is the centrepiece site of the wider 2 River 4 Shore urban design campaign that was originally commenced by the Chongqing government in 2007.
PRP has developed the overall vision and instigated a new planning framework for the YuZhong Peninsula, a 13km² area of the bounded by the Jialing and Yangtze Rivers forming the dramatic heart of the city.
Raising the international profile of the city to enable greater inward investment and improving the quality of the living environment at a human scale, the proposals looked at the legibility of this vibrant and complex city, improving connections to the river front and developing character areas within new urban quarters.