Wuli District, Kunming, China


Key facts


Kunming, China


Yunnan Sanlian Properties






76 hectare site

Brock Carmichael participated in a commission to regenerate a 76 hectare site in central Kunming, South West China.


The development of the Wuli Masterplan aimed to create an urban living complex that contributes to the sustainable urban development of Kunming. The Wuli Masterplan comprised building functions of retail, office, residential, hotel, soho, education and culture, along with a diverse public realm including parks, plazas and green roofs.

The central park is the green heart of the masterplan – integrating planting of native species, water features and habitat protection with elegant landscape design elements; providing social spaces for sport and leisure, cultural performance, public art, education, contemplation and meditation.

Main vehicle access routes are restricted to the site perimeter to minimise traffic and promote public transportation, with a street syntax that forms orthogonal grids and creates urban block divisions of order and integrity.

Diverse functions contained within urban blocks, with the introduction of a freestanding tower concept which offers frontage and entrance to towers and podiums independently, as well as creating ground level outdoor public spaces for a mix of users.