liu xiang design wins shaoxing cultural creativity park project
all images courtesy of liu xiang design
washington DC-based architecture film liu xiang design has won a competition for the ‘shaoxing cultural creativity park project’ in the zhejiang province in china. situated at the cross section of shengli east road and pingjiang road, the development of di dang city center will leave a lasting impact on the image and quality of the surrounding architecture. squares are used as key design elements to draw out the overall shape of the towers, with a green stairway cut-out in the layers of massing. the form of the balconies references undulating terrain, visually breaking up the exterior façades. a natural water park is integrated into the landscape, while the set back podiums feature a two story high colonnade. this public space runs along the river, offering pedestrians a 30m wide walkway and connecting them with city roads.
southeast view of the buildings along the yuelong river
the elevated podiums are all interconnected, freeing up the space below and forming open squares in between. the three towers are made of vertical cylinders that are orientated to enhance the interaction and views of the river. the use of polygonal lines and the overall layout helps to connect the buildings with the environment and transportation.
view along the xishi road
northeast view of the building along yuelong river
night view of the intersection of ping jiang road and si shi shan road
design company: liu xiang design inc(lxd). washington d c.
design principal: liu xiang ra
client: shaoxing government.
size: 160000 square meters
completion date: october 2016