Multifunctional Complex, Shanghai Mixed-Use Development, China Building Project, Chinese Architecture

Multifunctional Complex, Shanghai

Chinese Mixed-Use Project – design by rrc studio architetti

16 Jul 2013

Shanghai Mixed-Use Project

Design: rrc studio architetti

Location: Shanghai, China

Multifunctional Complex Shanghai

The project involves the construction of 240,000 square meters of residences, retail and hotel components with a strong focus on leisure activities in the basement. The Complex is located in the most prosperous expansion of Shanghai activating, at the same time, a vibrant commercial zone, a private residential area and a lively, walkable district for buiness and entertainment.

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To maintain a real street presence, the project is defined by a basement, collector of commercial and recreational activities such as a cinema, exhibition spaces, a public theater and an indoor plaza with restaurants and cafes. The transparent base ties three towers together both functionally and compositionally, providing an easily identified central entrance into the shared lobby; the towers, different for height and size, contain various programs and are characterized by the penthouse that offers services like the Spa and the sunny terrace for the residences, a belvedere for the offices and a pool for the Hotel. This services provide abundant outdoor living space for the tower, tying them into the surrounding neighborhood.

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The intervention is designed to use energy and water efficiently; high performance glazing on the windows, the curtain wall and daylight decrease the need for electric lighting. In addition to these devices, the Complex will integrate other advanced building systems, like natural ventilation, to be an example of sustainable architecture.

Multifunctional Complex – Building Information

LOCATION: Shanghai, China
DATE: 2012
CLIENT: Private
TYPE: Mixed Use, Retail, Office, Hospitality, Residential
BUILT-UP AREA: 240.000 sqm – 2.6 million sqft

Tower 1: Hotel, Residences
Tower 2: Offices
Tower 3: Residences, Offices
Basement: Retail park and green roof

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