The Yong Yin Mixed-Use Complex is located in the heart of the hustle-bustle of the Shanghai CBD District. It is on one of the most important North-South thoroughfares, Xizang Road, and is within 150 meters of the busiest commercial street in Shanghai, Huaihai Road.
The complex consists of three major components: a 5-storey commercial/retail podium, a 28-storey service apartment tower and a 16-storey office tower. There is a clubhouse located on the 6th floor, which incorporates the roof of the podium. It serves as amenity space for the service apartments and the offices.
One of the major tasks in designing this mixed-use complex has been resolving the circulation for each function. It was essential that each component have its own identifiable entrance appropriate to each function and surrounding context.
The resulting design presents two elegantly shaped monochromatic towers on a stone and metal podium, each component thus identified within the massing of the building. Entrances are located at logical points in relationship to this massing making each prominent and recognizable. A large open space on the ground floor level of the podium (left) attracts pedestrians from the streets while the curved glazed entries on the ends are easily identified with the towers. However, these components are tied together within a unified design by the use of a sophisticated and elegant materiality: clean and bold finishes and an uncomplicated approach to detailing.
The ground floor interior design takes its cue from the building’s clean and bold exterior by making straightforward use of materials and with an uncomplicated approach to detailing. However, in contrast to the cool elegance of the exterior facades, the interior spaces of the ground floor are dynamic and energetic, providing the visitor with an upbeat introduction to the building.
Client: Shanghai Pudong Development Bank
Location: Shanghai, China
Building Area: 57,000 m2
Completion Date: 2001