Community is central to our scheme. Providing a complete community with a variety of functions and a variety of environments will create a greater range of activities, interests and social opportunities. And this not only leads to greater “happiness” but also in a work context, greater creativity and communication. Thus the scheme consists of a gradation of spaces and volumes, and not merely a repetition of a building unit common to earlier industrial parks.
Beginning with the main spine set along the main street, a coherent, recognizable “common ground” has been established among residents and the public at large. The spine itself has a hierarchy, with the building mass building up toward the centre, creating a defined core location, important for identification and way-finding. Spreading off from the spine are a variety of more semi-public/semi-private spaces and volumes that emulate the scale and characteristics of villages. Not only does this allow for an environment conducive to greater community engagement, through the greater potential for interaction in the spaces in-between, but by making the indoor/outdoor interface more indeterminate a closer relationship to nature may be created.
Client: Donghu High-tech Park Development Co., Ltd.
Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
Site Area: 380,000 m2
Building Area:760,000 m2
Design Date: 2020