Hangzhou Winland Center, Winland Group China Towers Design, Modern Chinese Architecture Photos

Hangzhou Winland Center

21 Oct 2022

Arquitectonica + Farrells completes Hangzhou Winland Center

Celebrating the coexistence of old and new

Master plan and architecture design is from Arquitectonica ; Facade design: Farrells

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, East China

Winland Group China Towers Design

Photos by Winland Group

Hangzhou Winland Center, China

Farrells recently completed Hangzhou Winland Center in China. Located on the banks of the Grand Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the 230,000m² mixed-use project consists of 2 iconic office towers connected to a retail base linking 7 retail villas and 6 residential towers, weaved together by a network of elevated link bridges and sunken courtyard, walkable retail streetscapes, plazas filled with cultural events and residential courtyards.

Winland Group China Towers Design

The site, located next to the Grand Canal, a strategic link between Beijing and Hangzhou, is thriving with lives and activities. The formality of the masterplan and building design of Hangzhou Winland Center pays tribute to the significant ancient Xiangji Temple adjacent to the site, by setting back 30 metres to preserve a clear skyline for the temple and preventing it from being overshadowed by the towers.

Winland Group China Towers Design

Massing concept came from analysis of the pedestrian movement, key points of interest, view corridors and site permeability. There was a strong symmetry going through the development which created a number of legible spaces. Architectural elements were meticulously selected in a controlled palette of materials, colours, textures and finishes to awaken memories and refresh senses, celebrating the mutual existence of the old and the new.

“The scheme was inspired by the formality of the neighbouring Xiangji Temple. The buildings are expressed as interlocking oblongs, a principle well explored in Piet Mondrian’s paintings. Dramatically sculpted façade components create an enticing, truly unique balance between order and playfulness!” said Stefan Krummeck, Design Principal and Director at Farrells.

Winland Group China Towers Design

Timeless and elegant forms are adopted in the development of the façade design for the office towers, which are punctured with playful cantilevering boxes adorning the iconic façade. These minimalist white, jewel boxes are reminiscent of clouds floating in the backdrop of blue tinted glazing reflecting the limitless sky.

Winland Group China Towers Design

The residential towers of cascading heights are arranged such that views and daylight are maximised, the towers embrace greenery and openness offering a calming and serene environment to the residents. Inter-connected residential podiums and the retail villas provide a pleasant sheltered walkway which encourages circulation between functions. To offset the rigidity and formality of the masterplan and to connect with the historic background of the Grand Canal and the listed silk warehouse across the street which supported the silk industry Hangzhou was renowned for, curved Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) panels in a delicate smooth muted off white finish form a series of silky drapes along Lishui Road.

Hangzhou Winland Center Towers, China

Designed with sensitivity and inclusiveness, Hangzhou Winland Center is a desirable place for live, work and play. It will serve to contribute to the fast-changing advances in the international cultural, economic and technological evolution for many decades to come.

Hangzhou Winland Center, China – Building Information

Project Details:
Project: Hangzhou Winland Center
Architect: Farrells
Client: Winland Group
Completion Year: 2022
Design Lead: Stefan Krummeck, Polly Kwai


Farrells is an international firm of architects, urban planners and designers, founded by Sir Terry Farrell in 1965. With headquarters in London, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, the architecture firm is a group of diverse talent that has delivered a broad range of architectural projects worldwide.

Farrells work at all scales and sectors; including urban masterplans, cultural, civic, transport-related infrastructure, residential and mixed-use commercial complexes. Farrells are committed to creating innovative, social, and transformative architecture that sustainably connects people, the community and the environment.

Hangzhou Winland Center Towers, China

Chinese text:


杭州英蓝中心 (摄影:英蓝集团)

Hangzhou Winland Center Towers, China

Farrells新作 — 杭州英蓝中心庆祝新旧共融

Farrells 最近在中国杭州完成了英蓝中心项目。该综合体项目位于京杭大运河畔(大运河位列联合国教科文组织世界文化遗产)。项目总建筑面积23万平方米,与地铁连通,底部商业部份连接起2座标志性办公大楼、7栋商墅和6栋住宅楼,与空中连廊和下沉广场构成的网络交织在一起,形成多层的步行式商业街区、文化艺术广场和住宅庭院,为地区带来无休止的活力。

Hangzhou Winland Center Towers, China

Farrells的设计总监及董事Stefan Krummeck表示:“项目方案的灵感来自邻近庄严的香积寺。建筑物被设计为互扣的长方体,这是画家皮特·蒙德里安的画作中探究的原则。经塑造后的立面组合不但引人注目,在秩序和趣味之间更产生了一种迷人而真正独特的平衡!”

设计负责人:Stefan Krummeck, 季嘉惠

Hangzhou Winland Center Towers, China

Farrells国际建築设计事务所由Terry Farrell爵士於1965年创立,公司总部及主要分公司设於伦敦、香港和上海。我们是由建築师、城市规划师和设计师等多元人才组成的恊作团队,在全球各地开发了多种类别的专案设计,涵盖不同规模和领域,包括城市总体规划、文化、政府、交通相关基建设施、住宅及商业综合体等。我们致力於创造创新、有社会性及改造性的可持续建築,连接人、社区和环境。

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Hangzhou Winland Center, China design images / information received 201022 from the architects office Farrells

Location: Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

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