global architecture practice kohn pedersen fox (KPF) has designed the mixed-use complex, ‘huamu lot 10’, for a site in shanghai, china. the design aims to create a sustainable urban environment that welcomes visitors to experience nature and art in an active setting, establishing a new form of urbanism. the design principal, jeffery a. kenoff, defines the project as ‘an integrated place of culture and commerce.’

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces

huamu lot 10’s central plaza

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KPF articulates ‘huamu lot 10’ by three office towers and a future museum, carefully situated around a grand central plaza which is designed to accommodate large-scale artwork. each of the three towers is efficiently planned and rationally massed to make a strong statement and respond to a variety of functions. the glass curtain wall façades allow for panoramic views and bring natural light to the buildings’ interiors, while horizontal elements emphasize their rigidity and break up the verticality of the structures.

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces

the central plaza is activated by surrounding gallery space and is designed to accommodate large-scale artwork

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the most notable aspect of the design are the subtle cantilevers formed at uniform heights, creating a visually connected ‘sky gallery’. at night, these galleries are illuminated to become bright features in the city and marking ‘huamu lot 10’ from a distance. the scheme also incorporates stepped gardens located on the roofs and terraces, providing occupants with outdoor gathering spaces and boasting impressive views of the city. by incorporating the cantilevered elements at the mid-point of the towers, the project aims to create a unique identity within the shanghai skyline.

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces

office entry: the lobby as art gallery

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces

view of the towers from below

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
huamu lot 10’s design organizes three rectilinear towers around a central public space

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
gallery spaces cantilever over the plaza and provide views of the surrounding city

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
isometric sketch of huamu lot 10 © jim keen

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
aerial sketch of huamu lot 10 © jim keen

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
sky gallery diagram © KPF

KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
huamu lot 10’s axial relationship between shanghai and century park

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
huamu lot 10’s smart façade features

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KPF reveals new mixed-use project in shanghai with cantilevered gallery spaces
1) grand plaza, 2) canal and terraced gardens connected to museum, 3) sky gallery

massing diagrams © KPF

 

 

project info:

 

architect: KPF / kohn pedersen fox

client: poly real estate group, shanghai pudong properties group

location: shanghai, china

area: 278,858 m2 / 3,000,000 ft2

 

design team:

local architect / structure and mechanic engineer: tongji architectural design (group) co., ltd

façade consultant: RFR

landscape: aspect studios

design principal: jamie von klemperer, FAIA RIBA

design principal: jeffrey a. kenoff, AIA

managing principal: inkai mu, AIA

managing principal: rebecca cheng, RIBA HKIA PRC class 1

project manager: sean roche, RIBA

senior designer: katsunori shigemi, AIA

senior designer for interiors: rodney bell

technical coordinators: michael linx, AIA, eric engdahl

KPF project team and contributors: matt burdalski, wenxin chen, lin du, stav eilam, ben fox, greg kamback, cindy kubitz, hui rong liu, rayka luo, nicolas madariaga, ingram mao, oscar obando, laura sandoval, hu wang, fan yang.

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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