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.
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.
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.