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Sanya Baopo Culture and Sports Center Area Urban Design

Sanya, China

Ai +Architecture LLC, in collaboration with South China University of Technology, was awarded first prize in an international urban design competition for the Sanya Baopo Culture and Sports Center Area on Hainan Island, China. The 945 hectare project study area, which includes Baopo Mountain, lies to the north of Sanya City at the edge of Hainan’s central mountain range. The design proposes a major new landscape corridor linking Baopo Mountain with existing open space parcels and natural areas to its eventual connection to Sanya Bay in the south.

Baopo’s new nature corridor is framed by public oriented uses including a sports village, competition venues and cultural and government facilities along with commercial, residential and hospitality uses. It will provide ecological and water quality benefits as well as open space linkages and recreational amenities, ultimately transforming the Baopo district into an environmentally responsible, balanced, active and dynamic northern extension of Sanya City, reconnecting Sanya Bay with Hainan’s beautiful central mountains.

Client: Natural Resources and Plannin Bureau of Sanya 
People's Government of Sanya

Collaboration: South China University of Technology