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.
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.
Shanghai studio architect director Peter Marshall is a speaker during the afternoon session at the Global Urban Regeneration & Academic Forum when he will present Liverpool One and London’s Nine Elms as case studies of successful city regeneration.
BDP has won an international competition to design a new library in the Jiangbei district of Nanjing. The winner was chosen from six competitors and responds to the rich and distinctive character of Nanjing while boosting Jiangbei’s presence as an up-and-coming cultural area.
Architect director Peter Marshall is one of the speakers at the A @ W 2015 conference in Shanghai. He will present on the first day at 13.30 on the subject of urban regeneration using BDP’s Liverpool One project as an exemplar case study.
InterIKEA Centre China opened its third BDP designed shopping centre, LIVAT Wuhan, in April 2015, following previous openings in Wuxi and Beijing last year.
Peter Marshall has joined BDP as architect director based in the Shanghai studio.
BDP has completed a commission by Wuhan City Government to masterplan a new Central Business District (CBD) in the Wuhan Qingshan Riverside District in China. Wuhan has a population of over 10 million and its recent growth has outpaced the national rate with the city set to become one of China’s eight megacities by 2025.