July 2021

Puy Du Fou Shanghai: 1st immersive theme park in Asia & Groundbreaking ceremony

Archetype China is pleased to be part of the Shanghai City Concept Project with Puy Du Fou Asia.

Puy du Fou, which started in the Vendée region in France in 1970, is the best living history and legend park in the world. It is famous for its spectacular shows with thousands of actors and trained animals recreating the high drama of history with mind-blowing special effects. Extending its success worldwide, it opened its second location in Spain 2 years ago, and China is its third project which will consist of an immersive show, themed restaurant, and bars.

Archetype was awarded this fantastic opportunity in Oct 2020, providing Project Management, Procurement Management, BIM Modeling & Coordination, and Construction Management services to the project.  On July 15th, 2021, a groundbreaking ceremony was held in Shanghai. 

While all other Puy de Fou parks are outdoor parks in greenfield conditions in Europe, Puy de Fou China will be the first Puy Du Fou theme park in Asia and the first in “City Format”. Located at the Everbright Convention & Exhibition Centre in the heart of China, the project needs to finish following a scheduled target and close coordination with multiple partners on this existing building.  It includes working with interior decorators, show area & technical show equipment designers to work on necessary structural adaptation on this existing building.  We also have closely worked with the local Design Institute, Arcplus, to respect as much as possible the artistic aspect of the project yet staying fully compliant with Chinese Code. 

Puy de Fou China will open on summer 2022 and promises to be the world’s most immersive experience. We are truly proud to be part of this unique project.  Stay tuned for our next update!