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China Vanke Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. It is currently the largest specialized residential property developer in the country. At present, China Vanke’s operations span across 54 cities in four regions, namely the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Region, Shanghai Region, Beijing Region, and Chengdu Region.

China Vanke has developed over 400,000 residential properties across the PRC and has undertaken over 200 property management projects, with total annual revenues exceeding RMB 100 billion. China Vanke also operates in the commercial property sector, developing large-scale shopping malls, hotels, serviced apartments, and office buildings. Properties under this business segment are mainly located in first-tier cities in the PRC.

Driven by China’s growing population and its rapid urbanization, China Vanke has developed a full offering range, including low-rental housing, affordable housing, commodity housing for mainstream customers, and state-of-the-art high-end residential housing so as to meet the demands of various types of customers in different stages of life and income groups.

China Vanke has been active in developing methods of prefabrication since 2006. The company has identified prefabrication as a technological breakthrough in residential construction, enabling reduction in energy consumption and waste discharge as well as enhancement of residential functionality. Furthermore, effective prefabrication processes can help to extend a building’s lifespan, further contributing to resource conservation.

For more information see the company’s website

Programs

Reframing City Districts (ReCiDi)

A research project conducted by the Universities of Turku and Tampere which aims to form a new conceptual framework which will help shape the collective identity and common vision necessary to realize the future low-carbon and sustainability targets.

Systemic Architectures for Sustainable Urban Innovation (SASUI)

An action learning and research project conducted by Aalto University and the University of Tampere which aimed to form a better understanding of the architectural requirements for successful innovation projects.

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