Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan province. It is one of the three most populous cities in Western China. It represents the country’s western center of logistics, commerce, finance, science and technology, as well as a hub of transportation and communication. Moreover, Sichuan area is becoming one of the favorite places for investment in Central and Western China. It is also an important base for manufacturing and agriculture.
The establishment of Chengdu Tianfu New Area aims at reconstructing a modern international urban environment suitable for residence, industry and commerce. In Tianfu New Area, the Taiping town is an important historical base that reflects traditional Chinese architectural elements: symmetry, hierarchy, horizontal emphasis, and curved roofs.
Taiping’s hierarchy system is carefully orchestrated, a circulation system of main and secondary roads that connects all the parts of the city; a green system that connects parks, street curbs, courtyards and boulevards; independent artistic functions that are interconnected the main art district; buildings with its specific characteristics withholding on its own function.
Taiping town project is surrounded by terrains; it includes an historical center and a preserved land. By introducing the “Art Mile” that consist multiple galleries, museums, exhibition centers, Taiping Town is transferring itself into a modern cultural district. Opera house and the main museum gave a Taiping a final touch on its cultural planning, filling in the blank of artistry theme development in Sichuan.