JDS/Julien De Smedt Architects has shared with us the proposal for a mixed-use development in Hangzhou, China which recently won the Belgian firm the First Prize in the invited competition. The design team also included engineering firm China CUC. The Hangzhou Gateway program includes offices, commercial, a restaurant, and a post office on an area of 23,619 m2.
Project Description from the Architects:
The concept of the building is to create a gateway that is neither closing-off or dividing the city. The 15-story tower features offices, restaurants, post office, a terraced roof garden and a sunken passage that leads through a shopping center. The rooftop terraces offer generous views to the distant nature while the stone louvers provide a sustainable solution to the office conditions. The building will become the gateway for the Gongshu District and an icon for the urban transformation of the old industrial neighborhood.
Name: Hangzhou Tower PRC
Project: Mixed-use, Offices, Commercial, Restaurant and Post Office
Location: Hangzhou, People's Republic of China
Size: 23,619 m2
Budget: 22 Million EUR
Client: Hangzhou Xintiandi Group LTD
Team: JDS, China CUC
Type: Invited Competition, 1st prize
JDS Project Team: Julien De Smedt, Andrew Griffin, Francisco Villeda, Lasse Lyhne-Hansen, Qian Dong, Wouter Dons
Check the image gallery below for concept diagrams.
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