To mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China, the Arte Charpentier firm had the honor of meeting the Vice Mayor of the City of Nanjing, who was visiting France.

Andrew Hobson, principal, and Mingding Pan attended an official event in Paris on Wednesday, May 14, 2024, dedicated to promoting Sino-French investment and trade for the Qinhuai district of Nanjing city. On this occasion, they presented the firm’s innovative projects and resilient approach.


Following this presentation, Andrew Hobson took part in the signing ceremony, a key moment in which he formalized business agreements. These signatures mark the start of new business opportunities in China, specifically in the city of Nanjing.

The event highlighted the firm’s ability to integrate its skills in sustainable urban planning and architecture in an international context. The resilient approach presented by Andrew Hobson and Mingding Pan reflects a synergy between French architectural expertise and the specific needs of the Chinese territory.

Andrew Hobson emphasized the importance of preserving natural resources, using ecological technologies and implementing sustainable transport solutions in Nanjing’s projects. These elements are essential for the development of resilient neighborhoods and the creation of green spaces that contribute to residents’ quality of life and social cohesion.

In conclusion, these commercial agreements pave the way for fruitful collaboration between France and China. They show how international partnerships can lead to innovative, sustainable projects that benefit both countries.