UNstudio will design yongjia world trade center in china
UNstudio will design yongjia world trade center in china UNstudio will design yongjia world trade center in china
jul 19, 2013

UNstudio will design yongjia world trade center in china

UN studio will design yongjia world trade center
all images courtesy of UNstudio



UNstudio have just been named the winners of the competition to design the the yongjia world trade center in the chinese riverfront city of wenzhou.  the new complex in the riverside area will establish a green axis to the river front and create framed neighborhoods in the sky. located in the oubei sanjiang area in yongjia, the building is positioned to become an integrated functional area with businesses, residences, tourism services, as well as leisure and entertainment programming. 
the functional shift of the WTC area, from a business and financial district to a mixed-use development which includes cultural and recreational facilities and a high percentage of residential properties, will create a forward-looking and sustainable city district that has all the components needed to support economic growth whilst propelling social connectivity and local identity.
 five towers ranging from 287 meters to 146 meters tall overlook the entirety of the peninsula and enjoy panoramic riverfront views. the conceptual underpinning of the bordered volumes is that of a tray-like landscape of habitable volumes. ample greenery in form of sky gardens and lounges delineated commonly used spaces– a micro-scaled iteration of the proposed zoning idea that embeds differently themed areas into the water-bordered region.




the mixed use towers will connect the city to the riverfront



each of the five towers are distinct, tray-like compositions



programming that integrates business and leisure activates the region



model view of the new WTC



a sketch shows



project info:


client: shanghai world trade (shanghai) holdings group
location: wenzhou, china
building surface: 500.000 m_ above ground
building site: 4 plots total 154,900 m2, the developable area is 111,237 m2
programme: towers with offices, residential and hotel, podium with retail and cultural functions
status: competition 1st prize

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