The Xihu South Neighborhood Center will be the first, largest, and most comprehensive neighborhood center to be constructed among the four comprehensive community-level neighborhood centers planned for the West Lake New District in Tongling. With the city’s rapid and extensive development, these neighborhood centers will not only provide basic service functions, but will also play a crucial role in establishing community life by stimulating interactions, creating a sense of place and belonging, and developing long-term relationships between neighbors. Therefore, in addition to its clear functional areas, the center has also been designed to actively promote collective activities through a large number of shared spaces such as squares, courtyards, “stilt floors”, activity platforms, and green environments.
The architectural design of the center has been inspired by Tongling’s characteristic natural environment and scenes of traditional life. It proposes a unique urban style integrating modern service functions with a modern expression of traditional spirit and imagery.
Client: Tongling Construction Investment Holding Co., Ltd.
Location: Tongling, Anhui, China
Site Area: 25,000 m2
Building Area: 48,000 m2
Design Date: 2018