URBANUS encloses mixed-use shenzhen development with 'artificial mountain volumes'
 

URBANUS encloses mixed-use shenzhen development with 'artificial mountain volumes'

URBANUS has completed a mixed-use complex in china that comprises a range of apartments, offices, and even a theater. the project forms part of a high-end commercial complex, adjacent to shenzhen’s central business district, which also boasts a pair of skyscrapers designed by SOM. responding to the scale of the towers, the design team created a series of ‘artificial mountain volumes’ that echo the form of the surrounding topography. in doing so, the architects have established a small town connected with quiet sidewalks.

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT
all images by ZtpVision

 

 

officially named ‘SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT’, the development’s larger venues mediate between the scale of the skyscrapers and the intimate network of pedestrian passageways. the URBANUS-designed scheme comprises a shopping mall, offices, and apartments, creating a new neighborhood which integrates residents, business, retail, and culture.

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

 

 

the development is divided into four sectors. zone A is a residential block that contains loft apartments, each with a private courtyard for socialization. in zone B, a hotel and office space enclose an inner garden, while a black box theater is capable of hosting cultural events. the C district hosts more than 20 three- to four-storey offices which form a small village community at the center of the site. D, the final zone, takes the form of another ‘mountain’ and contains a large exhibition center.

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

URBANUS SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT

 

 

project info:

 

name: SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT
client: shenzhen kezhigu investment co., ltd.
architect: URBANUS
location: shenzhen, china
design: 2012-2013
construction: 2012-2018
site area: 64,000 sqm(top area of shopping mall)
floor area: 105,000 sqm
LOFT building storey: 3~14
LOFT building height: 36.45-67.5m

 

principal architect: meng yan, liu xiaodu | wang hui (interior)
project general manager: zhang changwen, lin haibin, jiang ling
project manager: zhou yalin, zhang xinfeng, zhang jiajia
project architect: zhao jia, travis bunt, juliana kei (architecture) | zheng na (interior) | wei zhijiao (landscape)
team: su yan, zhang haijun, lin junyi, wang yanping, sun yanhua, zang min, cao jian, han xiao, zhang ying, wang ping, li nian, chen guanhong, yu xinting, xie shengfen, liu kan, silan yip, darren kei, sam chan, neo wu, danil nagy, daniel fetcho, yuan nengchao, lian lili, wang lianpeng, chen hui, zheng zhi, li weibin, milutin cerovic (architecture) | fang xue, liu nini, chen biao, li xintong, li yongcai, zhu yuhao, gao jieyi, chen zhenzhen (interior) | lin ting, zhang yingyuan (landscape) | xu luoyi (technical director) | wang fang, wang yingzi, wen qianyue, tang disha, guo xusheng, su wushun, tian ye, wang jiahui, tian tao, li jiapei, yu kai, shi xianlin, zhang zhimin, lin xiaoyan (internship)

 

LOFT design collaborators:
structural & mechanical collaborator: ARUP
construction documents collaborator: CAPOL
interior design collaborator: shenzhen decoration and construction industrial co., ltd.
landscape collaborator: shenzhen BLY landscape & architecture planning & design institute
facade consultant: zhuhai jingyi glass engineering
lighting design consultant: SPEIRS+MAJOR
logo design consultant: corlette design

 

design firms for other parts:
tower & ballroom building design: SOM
retail podium design: ARQ

 

photography: ZtpVision

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