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The Heart of Yiwu

An ‘Urban Living’ Plaza, central Zhejiang province, China – design by Aedas Architects

27 Aug 2015

The Heart of Yiwu, Zhejiang province

Location: Yiwu, central Zhejiang province, China

Design: Aedas

Aedas designs a one-stop lifestyle complex that reflects the historic quality of Yiwu in China

The Heart of Yiwu

Sited in a city renowned for one of the world’s largest small commodity wholesale market, this Aedas-designed project is set to become a one-stop lifestyle urban complex with a combination of large-scale retail, dining and entertainment facilities, allowing visitors to enjoy shopping, food and beverage, cultural and leisure activities in a single destination.

The Heart of Yiwu

Yiwu is traditionally a trading city growing along the Yiwu River. The form of the project is inspired by the Chinese character ‘川’, literally meaning ‘a river’. The historic city wall of Yiwu, on the other hand, inspired the façade design. Chinese bricks are used to give texture to the side facing Beiwen Road.

The Heart of Yiwu

The design incorporates an outdoor circulation route, which resembles the ancient Chaoyang Gate and its 42 steps where traders in the past passed through every day. Together with the internal circulation route, they bring people to the upper retail floors and the outdoor rooftop platform.

The development will be a 24-hour social, cultural and lifestyle centre, with landscaped squares, outdoor plazas, cultural spaces and pedestrian streets.

The Heart of Yiwu

The Heart of Yiwu – Building Information

Project: The Heart of Yiwu, An ‘Urban Living’ Plaza
Location: Yiwu, China
Architect: Aedas
Design Director: Leo Liu
Co-design Director: Keith Griffiths
Client: Hangzhou Commerce and Tourism Group
Gross floor area: 146,000 square metres
Completion year: 2016

The Heart of Yiwu

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