BDP has been involved in projects in China since 2007. Our studio in Shanghai opened in 2010 to support these projects and BDP has now developed a long term strategy for continuing to work here. Our team of dedicated professionals has expertise in the design of projects across most sectors and the capability to develop detailed design solutions.
We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning. Our expertise covers residential, retail, commercial, education, leisure, transport, and healthcare sectors.
BDP brings skills involved in the design of great buildings and environments into a single, managed service.
Our team in China comprises masterplanners and urbanists, architects and landscape architects and we also have access to the combined expertise of all of BDP professionals including, interior designers, engineers, urbanists, sustainability experts, lighting designers and acoustics specialists to deliver a truly integrated way of working — resulting in high quality, effective and inspiring built spaces.
We adhere to a very simple design approach placing the user at the heart of the design process which shapes the architectural, functional and social concept within each project.
As the importance of integrating social value into design increases Beth Bourrelly explores its effects on social cohesion, wellbeing and happiness.
Ged Couser looks at the challenges of designing cancer hospitals that facilitate the concept of team science in both research and treatment.
Architect director, Jeremy Farrington, looks at how we can take positives and learn from our colleagues in Asia who have already experienced the same changes and effects that the UK embarks upon during the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming operational and effective whilst complying with Government guidance, safety measures and restrictions.
Singapore studio leader Jeremy Farrington talks about how BDP and Nippon Koei are collaborating on large infrastructure projects in South East Asia for greater integration and physical and economic connectivity in the region.
BDP has won an international design competition for a new cultural centre for Nanhai Lihu New Town 10km south of Foshan in south east China.
BDP has completed the south campus at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China following the opening of the International Business School (IBSS).
A bilingual state-of-the-art kindergarten, primary and secondary school with staff dormitories has replaced a disused vocational college with residential towers.
Architect director Bruce Kennedy explains how international relationships built on trust and mutual understanding enable projects to be delivered to a coordinated masterplan without compromising the individuality of each concept.