zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park)
may 22, 2011
zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park)


‘linkong economic park / hongqiao SOHO’ by zaha hadid architects, shanghai, china
images courtesy of zaha hadid architects

now obtaining permit for build is zaha hadid‘s multi-purpose structure for SOHO china, entitled ‘linkong economic park’.
located within the great hongqiao business zone close to the main transportation, airport and city center, the retail and business
complex is the second building designed by hadid for the largest property developers in shanghai, china.

conceived as a meandering ribbon-like form, the design aims to bind the facility together with the surrounding community.
pinched in its appearance, the smooth and complex structure creates a series of dynamic spaces that seem to reflect the
vibration and energy of the city. iconic and bold, the mixed-use ‘park’ stands out from the retail context of its neighboring plots,
possessing a highly visible identity that when complete, will become a destination in its own right.


overall view of four wings

defined by its calligraphic gesture and distinctive metallic envelope,
the mixed-use building features four twisting and elongated
volumes, each representing a distinct cluster of activities. intimate
courtyards sit in the negative space between the intersecting wings,
and together with the green roof, integrate nature into the dense urban
environment. curvilinear forms and expansive interior volumes
continue throughout the internal spaces, where the architecture begins to dictate how the facility is used and experienced.


courtyard


inside the retail zone


corporate office


corporate office


site plan


(left) aerial view of site
(right) night view

comments policy
LOG IN VIA
login with designboom
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

product library