Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, has experienced considerable growth over the last decades. Recent policy statements propose Chengdu has the potential to be a Tier 1 city, alongside cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Cistri prepared a conceptual plan for a site of about five square kilometres within the second ring road with the lead design and planning partner firm. Our team prepared future economic positioning for the city and the site, proposing focus industries and development potential scale and mix of property.

Ensuring the unique cultural heritage and behavioural characteristics of the city and its population were embedded in the strategy was of particular significance. Cistri navigated this requirement by integrating the river and the slower pace of the city alongside aspirations for growth in economic activity and prosperity.

The Cistri team established the market positioning, focus industries and development scale and mix for the site