The site is an acute triangle, the south part being beside the Xiaopujiang River, along whicha number of buildings have been placed to form a landscape commercial belt. This has been echoed on the B1-9 plot opposite forming a complete commercial and entertainment center. There are five buildings in all, arranged as a combination of six to seventeen-storey high-rises, and while these buildings seem to be independent, and they are in fact conceptually related, forming a landscaped inner courtyard. The outer edges of these buildings overlap the high-rise control line in order to take advantage of the landscape resources of the Xiaopujiang River, creating an open river interface and largest possible internal courtyard space.
The five buildings have also been arranged on the site to form a harmonious relationship with each other and to ensure sufficient spacing. Additionally, they have been oriented to best benefit from the landscape of inner courtyard and the landscape along the Xiaopujiang River to the south.
The inner courtyard is the characteristic space of the development.It connects with the city through a gap between the buildings, extending its open space into the community and providing users with a rich spatial experience.
Client: Shanda Group
Location: Shanghai, China
Site Area: 18,000 m2
Building Area: 54,000 m2