长春万科蓝山1948商业区

部分标志性的旧厂房、以及一些风格典型、独特甚至是奇怪的工业遗址得以无缝整合。在原址发现的大量让人惊叹的人工制品经过加工,变为艺术雕塑。设计以同样的方式保留了景观元素(主要是在厂区内生长超过60年的成排大树),使之成为新 “商业景观”的组成部分。尽管不是每处的原有建筑结构都能得到完整的保留,设计仍然做到了在外立面建造和路面铺设中大量使用原有砖材,同时投入了巨大的精力,重塑建筑外形,使之与当地特色相契合。

这一独特商业区是基于长春当地的文化、环境以及曾受俄罗斯影响的具体城市规划条件而度身打造的。

本项目是将废旧工业遗址改造为综合开发项目的杰出范例,也是此间鲜有的成功案例之一。尤其是在夜幕之下,“长春1948”焕发出一股特殊的魅力并营造出一种奇幻的氛围。

抚州“横街”历史文化街区改造

此次介入项目的中心理念是保护已建成和未建成的历史建筑,并且在保留自身文化和建筑价值的前提下实现逐步改善,同时将与旅游业相关的商贸功能进行有机融合。

保护既有建筑和文化体验的目的是保持已有的历史感、时间感和生活方式。分阶段开发方式将这一历史名胜逐步改善,恢复原有文化,并根据需求的增长逐渐合理增加体验内容。

项目的工作背景分为三大部分:中国城市规划设计研究院作了历史和文化背景研究并完成保护规划的介入阶段;建筑测量、现场研讨、技术勘测和分析;以及商业战略和产品定义。

通过这三大要素的结合,以物质遗产(即保护和修复的建筑与景观)、文化遗产(临川高雅文化和当地历史功能)以及新旅游理念(旨在吸引和服务游客的商业功能)为基础,打造“新横街”。

位于主交叉路口的广场是横街的核心地带,通过牡丹亭广场这一温暖、生动、高雅的室外空间体现该地区最重要的价值。

最为高贵的民国和赣派建筑外立面得以修复并成为典雅的酒店和图书馆,与高雅的临川文化一脉相承。

所有历史功能均得以恢复,银行和传统手工作坊成为结合餐厅或咖啡馆的展示空间。

东侧是布艺和手工艺区,重点是东乡仓街交叉口的布艺广场,广场两侧的赣派外立面建筑得到修复,重新用作餐厅、精品酒店和布艺工作室。

项目研究和分析的重点是寻找横街身份,同时涉及文昌里街区历史、城市特征和潜力、建筑和景观传承以及自身商业历史功能。

横街部分的城市作用是联系南北区域,形成完整的文昌里历史文化区,融合所有现有资源,成为“临川文化之窗”。

 

场地现有建筑的实际条件各不相同,拥有价值不同的各种建筑风格。保护策略将以重点突出这些价值为目标,指导介入设计工作。

场地中的传统建筑风格主要体现在外立面上。外立面分析结果表明,42%为赣派风格,36%为混合风格或已损坏,4%为民国风格,18%为1949年建国后现代风格。

为了加强和突出建筑价值,项目对外墙进行修复、修缮和重建,拆除没有价值的部分,强化了横街的历史特色。同时添加部分现代元素,实现多样化、真实的城市氛围。介入设计后,80%为历史风格,7%为民国风格,6%拆除开辟公共空间,而10%为现代元素。

另一身份来源是横街原始的商业功能组合,这在横街最早一批居民心中记忆犹新。项目对这些功能进行恢复和整合,成为旅游资源、展示空间和工作室,并与咖啡馆和餐厅相结合。

节点1和节点2展示了开发和介入第一阶段中的策略。

节点1

第一步是建立新的城市连接通道,提高连通水平以及南北文化合力。

新广场是横街与新的南北通道十字路口的地标建筑。广场和新街巷均采用曾被遮盖的明代墙面。

将现有功能进行恢复,成为展览空间,其中包括与街边店铺出售的传统手工艺品相关的作坊。

具有较高建筑价值的建筑作为文物建筑得到保护。

方案建议打造精品酒店,采用复原的民国和赣派外立面,保留室内布局,损坏部分仅保留原空间布局,用于新客房功能。

节点2

方案建议在横街和东乡仓街路口拆除价值有限的现代建筑,建设另一座广场。

对两家布艺作坊进行修缮和重建,将现有手工艺品商店修复成游客记忆中的外观。

在广场中设置雕塑。

其他建筑则改造为咖啡馆、餐厅和青年旅社,而这些建筑所在的街巷今后将与整个文昌里街区的中心广场相连。

华航“合众广场”综合体项目

项目的狭长地块(480米x 65米)及其与具有高度商业价值的东风大道的关系奠定了设计战略,并为总体规划提供了灵感。形如梳子的建筑布局创造出多个面向主干道的U形庭院。经过精心设计,这些庭院拥有极为舒适的尺度和环境,让人们愿意在此驻足并最大限度发挥商业价值。

通过多次改动,项目设计最终解决了一大难题——通过大楼后方的条形建筑将7栋建筑(4栋高楼与3栋低层建筑)相连,而条形建筑主要起到停车功能,从而将车库与高楼直接联系起来。

如果说长春是一座拥有重要汽车工业的城市,并且汽车已经改变了这座城市,使其高度依赖汽车的话,该项目则勇于接受挑战,将汽车作为一项设计元素。

项目主要设计主题是将庞大的整体分解、缩减成一系列截然不同但相互关联的体量,并在其间加入多个公共广场,通过相互作用创造出一个动态的空间构成。

办公项目分为四栋塔楼,其中一栋高达100米并包含一座酒店,从四环路和东风大街就能远远望到,将成为该地区的地标。

最高8层的低层建筑以及低层部分设计有食堂和餐厅、会议设施、物流和呼叫中心、零售空间等。所有大堂均面向主干道;办公空间今后可采用灵活分区和精心设计的核心区域进行改造,优化可用空间。

整个设计以比例、平衡和宁静为基础,十分契合中国北方地区以及工业生产和城市结构均明显受到西方文化影响的城市。为达到这一目标,干净的几何造型和有限的材料种类是关键。而且所用材料同样反映出与这一重要场地相适应的尊贵感。表面材料主要采用花岗岩、钢材和玻璃,目的在于减少岁月对美感的影响,并体现出建筑的自然耐久性。

上海宝钢吴淞口创业园启动区项目

节点1:“艺术创意文化区”,位于产业转型地块的北部边缘,与市郊相连。该地块地理位置特殊,对于宝钢集团和上海具有历史意义和重要价值,因此将成为中心与外围之间不可或缺的纽带。回溯到1978年,正是在这里,宝钢工程动工典礼隆重举行。

鉴于第一座厂房的历史价值和魅力,建筑方案保留了宝贵的建筑和构件,并将其与创新材料及新功能相结合。

该地块的功能定位是文化和高标准创意发展项目。沿同济路建造带有商业裙楼的写字楼,为整个社区服务,并且充当高架道路与该节点低层文化中心之间的隔音屏障。该地块中心区域将成为文化中心,拥有钢铁博物馆、图书馆、娱乐厅、工作室以及为创意人士打造的联合办公空间。河流西岸是一个开放式广场,设有咖啡馆和餐厅,可在此放松休闲。

为了突出该节点在城市以及历史和文化层面上的重要地位,项目提议建造一栋超高层建筑,作为宝钢集团成长历程和可持续发展的象征。超高层建筑为高端商务功能、金融服务、办公和五星级酒店提供空间。计划在71楼开设一间360度全景餐厅/酒廊酒吧。

节点2:“铸造城市生活区”位于东侧同济路与北侧水产路交汇处。该节点一分为二,包括东西两个部分。

东部地块毗邻地铁和公交站,因此该地区活跃度很高,是中高层写字楼和Soho塔楼的理想场所,带有商业裙楼,容纳购物、娱乐和餐饮业态,并且建有幼儿园、儿童游乐场、语言学校和舞蹈学校,为居民提供服务。

西部则是另一种风貌,环境更加静谧,拥有迷人的既有建筑和优美的户外景致,赋予该节点大隐隐于市的特质,为逃离城市喧嚣提供了完美空间,可在此参观各类文化展览,或者走进小餐馆、咖啡馆和酒吧,尽享美食佳酿。

节点3:“科技创意办公区”,位于吴淞口创业园的南部边缘,旧钢管厂坐落于此,该节点与周边地区(如大型住宅和商业区)有着更加紧密的联系。作为创业园的最南端区域,该节点是整个区域的南大门,以沉稳典雅的形象迎接访客。

现有厂房布局向外伸展,与大道垂直,各间厂房鳞次栉比,气势恢宏。基于既有建筑的线性阵列占地特点,新建空间向上拓展,形成东西走向的堆叠钢板造型。 新建筑的表皮包覆柯尔顿钢材和凹凸有致的遮阳方窗,彰显工业特色。

 

天津东丽湖欧风小镇

鉴于风靡中国所谓的“欧式风格”在国内形成了一个极其片面的欧洲形象,本项目试图以另一种方式诠释这一风尚,同时尽量避免不均衡开发的错误做法,以免沦为廉价且毫无特色的人造环境。

对“白色村庄”主要特征构成元素的研究表明:仅对建筑(外立面)进行复制照搬,完全不足以捕捉其精华和氛围;这些村庄的设计,是综合考虑了有机规划、蜿蜒的街道、各种尺度的广场、建筑(白色传统墙面)尺度、体形和体量等种种因素,最终才形成了这种独特生动的建筑环境。

莱茵之华从传统“白色村庄”的建筑设计和城市规划中获得灵感,在设计中糅合了蜿蜒的街道、公共和私密广场、美丽的白色房屋、各式窗户和阳台、风景迷人的庭院、湖畔小道、本地植被、以及散布于总平面的各种娱乐、商业、市政、休闲、零售和住宅设施等各种功能,营造出活泼而随意的人性化氛围。

设计方案打造了最具品质感的生活、工作和休闲环境,凸显繁华热闹的小镇与自然宁静的“婚礼公园”之间的反差。

设计对于东丽湖的现状水景进行了进一步优化,并结合其它景观特色,打造出一道连续的、拥有独特视线联系的都市风景线。游客可在此进行各种绿色休闲和动感娱乐活动,或于湖畔小道漫步,感受醉人的自然环境。

精心设计的开放空间和水景设计进一步提升了街巷的品质;而车辆禁行则确保了小镇的步行环境,使其成为一个交通便利、令人愉悦的游览、居住和工作之地。无车环境不止带来洁净的空气,还形成了紧凑的建筑布局,在实现最大限度的自然采光的同时,营造更多的荫凉。

莱茵之华的设计旨在通过简约而经济的建筑构图,实现最佳的视觉效果。达到这一目标最有效的方式是:借助可满足不同需求和用途的恒定几何常量,实现灵活的建筑布局。

设计规划了三个大型广场,作为整个小镇的构架。

入口广场以欢迎的姿态,面向主要入口道路和停车场设置,用作游客咨询和集结点。

主广场位于小镇中心,周边环绕最重要最具标志性的各类建筑(剧院、教堂、博物馆、罗马浴场)。和众多欧洲小镇一样,主广场作为一个公共场所,是各类节庆活动、特产市场、婚礼庆典、夜生活和重大事件的发生地,也是整个小镇的核心所在。

水景广场通过一条木栈道与东丽湖直接联系。木栈道上可举办各种活动,也是欣赏东丽湖的美景的理想之地。广场以休闲功能为主,设有露天餐厅、酒吧、咖啡厅等,还可进行各种水上活动。

三座广场通过两条主街相互联系。街道两侧遍设画廊、精品店和手工艺品店。石子路面的街道随意蜿蜒,适合悠闲漫步。

除了主街道和广场这两种城市的主体架构,设计还特意打造了一个由巷道、庭院和小型广场组成的白色迷宫,使小镇的构成元素更加多元化,并营造出形形色色的城市空间。

建筑地块根据不同的建筑类型进行组织,使每条街道均有其独有的特色和氛围。蜿蜒的街道是探索者的天堂。游客将沿途发现各种惊喜:可人的小型广场、私密的庭院空间、以及悄然隐匿的咖啡馆,恍若置身另一时空和地点。

尽管灵感源于传统的地中海式建筑,建筑依然保持了新颖的特色,并遵照设计目的和功能量身打造。

城市结构布局严格遵循了项目的商业开发策略,即打造一个“全年全天候运转活力都市”的经营理念。

项目规划了酒店、商铺、创意产业、办公和其他机构、水疗和康体中心、餐厅、酒吧、影剧院等各种设施。要成功运营此类设施,必须将其纳入一个整体旅游概念中。

有鉴于此,设计打造了各种活动——春天有复活节集市、情人节和狂欢节活动;夏天有水上剧院和音乐节、地中海美食集市、西班牙斗牛比赛;秋天有巴伐利亚十月啤酒节、葡萄丰收庆典、秋季市场;冬天有溜冰、传统圣诞节集市、欧洲新年等,确保项目整年的繁荣经营。

上述经营策略与建筑和城市格局、景观以及照明概念相结合,最终打造出一个具有典型的欧洲小镇氛围和特色的成功项目。

 

 

 

 

 

兰州国际商贸中心

除此之外,地块西部是一条现存的商业步行街,北部是历史悠久的集贸市场。两者之间的围合突显了该地区高密度的城市氛围。
新项目为了满足容积率为5.5 的要求,通过布置极具吸引力的综合功能区,集住宅区,SOHO,办公区,大型购物中心,现存新友谊宾馆为一体,提高城市的密度。

尽管可以通过纯粹的向高层发展提高城市密度,但是我们的设计应尊重现有城市建筑格局,延续现存街道,小型广场,轴线等重要的城市肌理。
占据大面积土地的购物中心被分成不同高度的小体量建筑,打造一个极富活力的屋顶景观,部分建筑体量的屋顶可作为休闲平台,也可作为屋顶花园,来补偿减少的地面绿化。拓宽的街道形成小型和大型广场,并设置绿化区和下沉花园。

地块北部的住宅塔楼与商业裙楼连接起来形成了两个极富吸引力的绿色私密庭院。
最后,地块最具代表性的东南角毗邻主干道,从远处看,宏伟独立的新友谊宾馆楼成为了该地的地 标性建筑。
更重要的是,立面的色彩突显其独特的位置。首先我们需要考虑兰州本身的城市色调,整个城市与周边自然环境紧密相连。黄色,棕色,浅红色等各种颜色相互交织,既突出了独特地沙漠氛围,又构建了与周边山峰相协调的暖色调蓝图。将这些独特的颜色应用在规划建筑的外立面上,也是建筑设计的一部分。

(功能:住宅楼以及SOHO包括211,000平方米的首层商业区(部分为办公区),118,000平方米的购物中心,酒店类包括64,000平方米的会议中心,42,000平方米的地下购物中心,64,000平方米的地下停车场。)

‘Love Island’ Changde

The business concept aims at a vivid inner-city district with multifunctional 24/7 uses in all floor levels – the mere opposite of any sort of Potemkin village that is dead after 6pm and above ground floor.
In contrast to the neighbouring ‘German Street’, the ‘Love’ theme suggested a more Latin inspired architecture with the warm atmosphere of the Mediterranean in the language of buildings, in colours, materials, open space design and landscape.

Size and location of the site inspired the proposal of a distinct urban structure of South-European character. European architecture from different epochs creates the atmosphere of a Mediterranean town, with small streets and alleys and a central plaza, and an overall flexible structure that can adequately host different functions.

The site with the Chuanzi River running in the south provides a unique and very valuable landscape with outstanding views toward the river, and also views from the river to the site. This feature is advantageous for restaurants and hotels, for water events and sport activities. For the opposite riverside and neighbouring residential areas it provides high-quality living adjacent to the water and to recreational areas. Last not least, the riverside park is extremely valuable for photo-shooting and hosting special events, here with a special focus on wedding or engagement celebrations.

A user-oriented concept: People and love

The project’s success lies on attracting the biggest possible variety of users: Young and old families, couples and singles, well educated & culturally interested people, or simply curious visitors with the wish to immerge into a foreign world to find distraction.
Why will people come? Who will come, and what will they do?
• People meeting people: Whether coming alone or with some friends, this is the right place to meet a special someone and fall in love.
• Couples in love: Young couples or older ones can enjoy a variety of activities while getting the chance to know each other even better or re-kindle their love
• Engagement: To propose to a loved person, ‘Love Island’ can guarantee the most romantic sceneries and events for a great surprise.
• Getting married: For a special and planned wedding the area provides various options for each couple and their families, for the preparations and for the day of marriage. Last not least by having ceremonies in opulent and exotic banquet halls with splendid river views and romantic Renaissance gardens in front.
• Families, neighbours and residents: Everyone in the surrounding areas will feel very welcomed to come and spend a nice day in family due to the countless fun activities available

The aim is to have non-stop day & night use during all seasons (24/7/365)
• Eating & drinking (catering): With facilities for day & night use, with close connection to European culture, theme restaurants, specialties restaurants from different countries, gourmet and typical (fast) food restaurants, bars, cafés, ice-cream parlours and juice shops.
• Outdoor activities: Renting shops for roller skaters, segways, tandem bicycles, paddle boats, canoes. Relaxing in the park, photo shooting. Seasonal markets like Christmas market, fish market, autumn fruit market, Easter market, flower market. European (national) festivals or events, like French wine festival. Cultural events like annual open air concerts (pop music in spring, classical music in autumn), shows, theatre, dancing or acrobatic festivals. All kinds of water sports or activities combined with water
• Indoor activities: Museum, cinema, speed-dating place, KTV, amusement arcades. Roman bath, wellness, spa, beauty salons. Wedding-related services like ceremony facilities, dancing school, photography studios, travel agencies.
• Shopping: All kinds of shops related with weddings (fashion, jewelry), food specialties shops (wines, bakery, chocolates). Wedding related arts and crafts from European countries.
• Hotels: Honeymoon hotel; small boutique hotels with at least 5 star standard

Urban and landscape structure

The masterplan proposes a playful arrangement with denser and less dense structures. The urban pattern develops different kinds of open spaces, yards and atriums, public squares and enclosed garden courtyards, with different degree of privacy, furthermore landscape-like gardens towards the river. The area features winding alleys with an intimate village-like atmosphere, and a big central plaza with the most representative buildings, suitable for hosting the main events and celebrations.
The church is the core and focal point of the development and its campanile is the outstanding landmark that can be seen from almost any location surrounding.

The overall urban character is romantic, elegant and relaxing.
Since one of the most important commercial concepts is wedding photography, all buildings and open spaces have been designed to serve as outstanding sets for outdoor photo-shooting.
All buildings have 2-4 levels, and towards the river, elegant and eye-catching facades.

The structural arrangement ensures that density, volume and fragmentation of the buildings are diversified according to the different functions that they occupy.
The circulation system of the site is a dense net of walkways with different hierarchies. The structure is highly permeable. Many passages run through the site in north-south-direction. With an additional landscape-axis, the waterfront and the park are connected with the urban hinterland.
A main walkway runs through the area from west to east, ending in the main plaza and focusing on the Bell Tower.
The main square also contains the main gate towards the complex, thus becoming the main articulator of all circulations.

The church is the iconic building in the main plaza and is, with its apse, directly related to the river landscape. A large lawn (with small groups of trees) surrounds the church and opens towards the river for outside activities.
With a long flight of steps the green area gently slopes down to the water and provides nice views over the riverside park, which includes groups of palm trees reminding of the Mediterranean.
In the other direction the open lawn allows good views to the church and the preeminent Bell Tower.

The required parking lots are mostly arranged under the elevated platform of the lawn. Additional surface parking space is available near the main entrance and the hotels.

Architecture

The design style is Mediterranean and Southern European, comprising stylistic and typological references from Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
The aim was to achieve a charming mixture of simple and elegant buildings in a combination of different styles and epochs, which also inspire the thematic flavour of the private gardens. One of the rare instructions from the investor and operator was to focus on styles predating the 20th century; nonetheless some modernist or clearly contemporary buildings are included to create a more authentic and less artificial atmosphere.

The materials used for facades are mainly plaster, in Mediterranean pastel colours and textures, mixed with grey or beige colour natural stones and red clay roof tiles.
Facades are symmetrical, hierarchical, repetitive surrounding the main plaza and facing the river; they are more random along the smaller alleys, imitating a quasi naturally grown town quarter.
Main architectural design elements are arcades, balconies with metal railings, stone window frames, friezes and roof mouldings, columns and arches, terraces, pergolas and garden colonnades, as well as pavements and vaulted arcade ceilings.
Additionally, the overall lighting design and signage complete the comprehensive European style, as well as the careful and sensitive landscape design by LML, Berlin.

The secularized church – hosting a theatre-like multi-functional event space and named “Florentine Hall” – is the central element of ‘Love Island’, in architecture and in its immediate creation of urbanity. Its transitional location creates two totally different aspects. On one side we find the typical urban arrangement with a regular church-square and the irregular “village” behind. On the other (back-) side is the church surrounded by a vast lawn which gives an almost rural, countryside-like character.

Areas and typologies

• The  “S p a n i s h   v i l l a g e” (A10-A15): Inspired in traditional Spanish or Italian small towns, this area creates a small village with main and secondary alleys, passages, bridges connecting buildings over the street, with enchanted roof terraces and a small intimate plaza, ‘Piazza Cupido’.
• The  “I t a l i a n  P i a z z a” (A4-A9, A16): Inspired in the main squares of notable Italian cities such as Venice and Florence, the ‘Piazza del Primo Bacio’ hosts buildings for high class restaurants, shops and hotels.
The buildings are inspired in a mix of civic Italian and Spanish renaissance palaces, the church – in its main façade – by ‘Santa Maria della Croce’ in Florence, the Bell Tower by that in Rovinj in Croatia. Furthermore two expressions of modern architecture (A4, A8) can be found, the latter inspired in the ‘Palazzo da Civilità Italiana’ of the early modern movement in Rome. An urban colonnade flanks the sides of the plaza and includes the main gate to the compound, in the shape of a colonnade with fountain.
• The  “R u r a l  P a l a c e s” (A1, A2, A3): This group of three buildings meant to host wedding banquets and celebrations, are inspired in traditional rural palace architecture from France, Italy and Portugal. Each has its own private garden for outdoor celebrations, with richly ornamented landscape, enclosed and protected by a colonnade.
• The  “L o v e  M u s e u m” (A0): Finally, this piece of contemporary architectural design is meant to be a landmark on the river, visible from all adjoining waterfronts. It establishes an axial relation with the bell tower of the church, in close relation with the water and harmonious integration into the landscape of the park.
The architecture is modern, with light coloured steel and transparent glass as main materials. The building’s shape is a composition of two intertwined wedding rings, with a sculptural diamond in the center. Both rings create a continuous exhibition space, a linear exhibition that becomes a loop. The rings are interconnected to create continuity between inside and outside, indoor exhibition, outdoor exhibition and riverside terrace.
In the center: the Diamond, a glass-clad sculptural platform for multimedia exhibition.

Begonia Bay Resort Village

  • ‘Darentang Resort Village’ (Plots A+B): The two biggest plots stretching along the beach host a five star resort village with two hotel buildings ( tot. 416 keys) and 161 holiday villas in five different sizes from 99 to 476 m². The two plots are separated along a green promenade leading to the beach.
  • Commercial Service Centre (plot C): It takes the remaining part of the beach, with outdoor covered public facilities that also serve the seaside resort, including the functions of swimming, diving, and other water activities, restaurants, bars, shops, and parking facilities.
  • ‘Houhai Fisher Area’ (plot D): The existing fisher area along the mouth of ‘Tielugang’ side-bay is providing convenience for fishing business, typhoon shelter, and floating seafood restaurants, but currently in a mass and in bad conditions. After planning and design, the plot will become a scenic spot for tourists to experience life and work of fishermen; tourists are planned to have original, ecological seafood in rows of typical local fishermen’s boats, meanwhile the Houhai villagers have the opportunity to get a catering business with independent property right. They can rent out or transfer their houses/boats.
  • ‘Houhai Fascinating Town’ (plot E): A resettlement area for the locally removed residents called has been planned, with tot. 362 houses, educational facilities and commercial areas to provide an additional source of income for the residents.

As opposed to the busier ‘Yalong Bay’, ‘Begonia Bay’ has been reserved as an alternate land for urban development, featuring beautiful scenery, the absence of urban noise, and an excellent location regarding overall resources and environment.
Located at the main point of Haitang Bay, the so-called “Houhai Golden Bay”, the planned resort’s health program has been selected by the municipal government from worldwide top Chinese medicine health-preserving resort projects.
As seaside tourist city, Sanya has a large concentration of leisure resorts, but few health-themed ones. The planning concept makes use of the advantageous environmental resources in order to create a competitive property with healthy leisure experience for people.

The five star hotels will be managed by a professional Chinese Medicine team of the investing Tianjin Medicine Group. Hotel functions include guest rooms mainly for high-end customers to spend vacations, providing medical baths, healthy sleep, etc., Chinese restaurants serving herbal cuisine etc., and a spacious SPA including health diagnosis and treatment area, acupuncture moxibustion, medication area, and massage area.

Both in East and West, humans have always been committed to the pursuit of harmonious relations between themselves and their natural environment and developed their distinct theories about the connection between both. China has a long cultural history of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice and health treatments. This Eastern wisdom is unique, broad and profound. Chinese medicine stresses the concept of the whole, with a dialectical attitude towards the human body itself and the balance between man and nature. Chinese medical scientists are working to find the link between body and nature. Whether in the medical or in the architectural field, ancient peoples have developed vast experience in research and practice.
Chinese medicine theories of “organic naturalism” have developed a concept of “Heaven and Man” that fits well with the desire of people to pursuit a healthy life-style.

Combining the existing environmental advantages with an overall planning strategy, the design considers health and leisure together, and combines human activities with natural scenery. Two guidelines have been developed: The functional planning proposes an integrated industry with vacation, leisure, wellness and medical treatment functions. Secondly, regarding the landscape planning, TCM health elements have been integrated, whereas the landscape fully serves recreational functions and uses the splendid natural scenery.

Hohhot Donghe Centre

The plot is also situated within a disconnected system of public areas. At the east side, the plot is linked to a public green belt following the riverside, however interrupted by the bridge. At the west, there is a public plaza for the use of the surrounding office buildings, and at the north, there is a large public square in front of the city hall. Hence, the pedestrian circulation is of high importance to determine an appropriate environment and to achieve a connective and useful public space.

The massing follows three main principles: First: Public green links to integrate the surrounding public areas. The ground floor level is sliced in a curved shape to lead the pedestrians into an organic flow, which defines and separates the public circulation from the private ones. Second: Volume Retention. Due to the reduced land area available for the program, the buildings are arranged in groups to be combined, and thus, obtain a better use of the space. All the uses are then grouped forming 3 main towers. Finally: Rotation for optimized views. The two smaller towers are rotated to face the mountains in the North and the river in the East. This layout allows the two buildings not to block each other, while opening the view from the residential tower.

Regarding the façade, each group is visually divided in two opposite colors, where each color has a grid with different density answering the structure and the modulation of the interior space. Then, special elements breaking the grids, with similar materiality, are placed towards the west, to create focal points, visible from the bridge.
The project is intended to be developed in two phases, each one with specific uses. The first stage will contain mainly the Hotel and SOHO. Whereas the second stage, as further development, will have the residential tower, office tower and complementary uses such as commercial areas, kids educational center, spa and small cinema which will be placed at the core of the public space, to increases the flow of users through the public space.

Dalian Wanda Mall

The design inspiration comes from the natural elements of stones, water and greenery. Six volumes, like pebbles in a brook, are connected by flowing curves and integrated into the topography of the mining pit. The whole image resembles water stones on green fields.
The third floor of the mall is connected with a professional football field planned to be located on the west side. The east is adjacent to the planned Wanda Hotel group including a big conference center. People standing on the terraces can see the southeast urban eco-park which covers the entire lowest level of the mining pit. On the south side a large parking area meets the requirements of the public function.
The building envelope is formed by multiple layers which resemble the original surrounding environment, creating excellent outdoor viewing terraces. Several large spatial domes are inserted like pebbles on the water.
The internal shopping street is interconnecting 5 theme parks and an independent show stage space, creating a distinct circulation with rich indoor and outdoor spatial experiences. The three underground floors facing the southern lower levels of the pit are for parking and supporting areas.
The façade of the building is inspired by water flows, having natural curves and depth, while also producing different folds and vertical changes that enrich the visual experience.
Here, architecture is transformed into a flowing, soft and natural element with a strong character, providing transparency, privacy, or connections. The building itself and its surrounding special geographical environment contributes to establish Wanda Mall as a major urban landmark for Dalian.