progetto CMR, the architecture firm led by massimo roj, has presented plans for a major new project that is currently under construction. located in chongqing, the economic engine of southwest china, ‘xiantao big data valley’ combines high-tech IT facilities with a full range of residential facilities, creating a self-sufficient district. alongside offices dedicated to big data production, the project also includes apartments, retail outlets, schools, and a luxury hotel. large green areas — including parks, gardens, and lakes — also form a large part of the plan.

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all images courtesy of progetto CMR

 

 

the client asked progetto CMR to design a scheme that manifested its core business — big data — in the form of architecture. this is particularly evident in the project’s centerpiece — a three-tower complex that represents the three core components of data processing: storage, sensing, and data mining. the buildings are symbolically united at their crowns by a circular structure, which serves as exhibition space. here, visitors can enjoy views on the surrounding area at a height of 100 meters (328 feet).

progetto CMR xiantao
the 700,000 square meter (7,534,737 sqf) development is currently under construction

 

 

five sculptural SOHO buildings are located adjacent to the landmark complex. six office buildings are also included. finally, a wave-shaped hotel embraces the park and the lake, while forming an intimate and secluded part of the plan. the 700,000 square meter (7,534,737 sqf) development is currently under construction and was recently selected as a finalist of the 2018 MIPIM awards.

progetto CMR xiantao
the project combines high-tech IT facilities with a full range of residential facilities

progetto CMR xiantao
glazing has been used to convey a sense of transparency

progetto CMR xiantao
three towers are united at their crowns by a circular structure

progetto CMR xiantao
the self-sufficient district includes apartments, retail outlets, schools, and a luxury hotel

progetto CMR xiantao
the scheme is located in chongqing, the economic engine of southwest china

 

 

project info:

 

name: xiantao big data valley masterplan
location: chongqing, china
area: 700,000 sqm
built area: 315,350 sqm
status: under construction
uses: commercial, education, residential, office, retail

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