The early partners of the firm were deeply attracted by the characteristic landscape and culture of the African land. They believed that the modernity of the building should not be at the expense of the local culture and surrounding environmental characteristics. Therefore, every project of the firm during this period was looking for the soul of the land where it is located to interpret it into the architectural space. The main representative works include: black Culture Museum, Dakar University, planning of Senegal's new capital, etc.
The European urban centers in the 1980s were facing dilapidation and pollution after industrial relocation. How can we make the absolute advantage location of the old city use its value again? Through the ecological treatment of pollution and the micro renewal of the neighborhood, the office has given the old city a new charm. The main representative projects are: urban design for the two rivers in Lyon Confluence, La Défense CBD reconstruction plan, BP France headquarters, etc.
Abundant oil reserves gave the Middle East ambitions to flourish during this period, and a series of new towns and large-scale project developments were staged here. As a main member of the French expert group, the firm used in-depth analysis and formal interpretations of local architectural characteristics, and gave a space design that not only meets the needs of economy and rapid construction, but also meets the local living habits and cultural belonging. The main representative works are: Bahrain New City Reclamation Plan, Turkmenistan Oil and Gas Center, Doha Medical City,etc.
China, which has undergone reform and opened up, has become the protagonist of urbanization in this period, and the world has begun to enter the era of sustainable development. How can we still reserve fexibility for future development in the process of rapid urbanization? Based on the urban theories and experiences accumulated in the past few decades, Ifad has pioneered the ten principles of sustainable development. It not only respects today's rapid development, but is also responsible for the living environment of the next generation. Representative works include the urban and landscape design of Hengqin New District, the architectural design of the urban complex in the Binhu New District of Hefei, and the urban design of the Dongguan Marina Bay Landscape Corridor.