Roberto Vega Peralta

Roberto Vega Peralta

Chicago, IL, US


Nansha City Ecological Oasis

Nansha City Ecological Oasis
Nansha, China

CLIENT City of Nansha, China
SIZE 150 million f² (14 million m²)

Conceptual Urban Design, Research
Modeling, Presentation Graphics, Delivery

A small team across offices worked on a competition
for a low carbon community in the Pearl River Delta in
China. The challenge was to address an environmentally
sensitive, 4,500 acre site with a 14 million square
meter build out for an expected community of 250,000
to 300,000 people. The approach was to create a sense
of place and human scale with a mindful connection to
the rich natural habitat of this area.

A very fast-paced and ambitious five weeks marked
a lot of firsts at Perkins+Will, including the first urban
design large scale project to use Revit for design,
development feasibility and sustainability
performance, working with Sherwood as a
consulting engineer.

It was also the firm’s first large scale urban design
international competition in China and first submission
exclusively in Mandarin Chinese without a local partner.
It became also the first San Francisco/Atlanta/Shanghai
Urban Design joint effort.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Nansha, China