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Exterior façade of the second and third floor
Aerial perspective of the construction
View of the second floor open hallway
September 2011
China
Qingbaijiang Market Street Project

The Qingbaijiang Market Street Project is a three-storey, wood-frame building that consists of retail shops on the ground floor and houses the Qingbaijiang Grammar School on the upper two floors. Located in the outskirts of Chengdu, Sichuan, this 888 square meter mixed-use building is a 1+2 hybrid concrete and wood structure.     

This project is particularly significant because it demonstrates the commercial potential of wood-frame construction in a three-storey mixed-used layout, which is common in many Chinese cities. The design of the Qingbaijiang Market Street Project proved to local developers and businesses that hybrid, wood-frame buildings are structurally sound, cost competitive with concrete, brick and steel construction, and energy efficient.  

FII China, in partnership with Canada Wood China, provided design support, quality assurance and B.C. lumber materials. Completed in 2011, the Qingbaijiang Market Street Project marked the final phase of the Canada-B.C. Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction Program.