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.
Wuhan Qingshan Riverside Business District (Wuhan CBD) urban design project covers a site area of 2.19 square kilometers. Our concept for the proposals aims to transform the area into a vibrant 24 hour open-space community.
The Wuhan Tahan masterplan is an 18 hectare office led mixed use development, strategically located in the city centre with close links to Wuhan Plaza business district, the Financial Business Centre and Wangjiadun CBD.
The concept includes IKEA as unique anchor store plus a hypermarket, and further anchor store, international and domestic fashion retailers, substantial restaurant & cafe offers, electronic and sports destinations, cinema and other entertainment venues.
The buildings are designed with generous proportions and high quality materials, and take inspiration from Chinese bronze pots.
The New Pujiang Centre is a district-level project which forms part of the Minhang 2035 masterplan.
Located in central Greater Yangzhou, the new Ecological and Technological New City covers an area of 8,100 hectares. BDP was invited to take part in an international competition for the conceptual design of this new city.
The masterplan provides a large-scale campus with world-class teaching, laboratory and research facilities.
The masterplan was conceived to respect the contours and context of the site and to integrate the existing network of canals and reservoirs into a cohesive layout
BDP has been appointed to design the Jiabao Smart Bay Future City Practice Zone, a new smart and sustainable city neighbourhood in Shanghai.
Global, interdisciplinary design consultancy, BDP has won an international competition to complete the urban design of the New Pujiang Centre in Shanghai, China.
BDP has recorded strong growth and positive financial results for the financial year ended 30 June 2021. The practice achieved an operating profit of £13.6million - an increase of 2% on the previous year.
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.