zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park)
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.

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) 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.

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) courtyard

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) inside the retail zone

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) corporate office

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) corporate office

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) site plan

zaha hadid: hongqiao soho (linkong economic park) (left) aerial view of site (right) night view

  • hope they are not gonna built it in China

  • The Lady is just great!

  • Considero que China, debe demostrar con sus estructuras que es una potencia mundial, con responsabilidad social, con conciencian hacia el desarrollo sostenible concluyo que estos proyectos son austeros, vanidosos, egoístas, no demuestran ningún aspecto positivo de una potencia, solo que es un niño rico que no sabe en qué gastar sus mesadas

  • horrible. this is not the future. this is a cartoon

  • future brazilia… nuff said. helicopter urbanism…?

  • i wonder when will her pen get back to sanity ! ……. anytime soon !

  • it was almost the same remark as posted by “dissapointed in repetition” in which I stated Zaha Hadid is doing the same trick over and over again.

    Is db now using censorship in favor to architects?
    I thought db is/was an independent institution?


    – “I am from China,I love Zaha!!!!”
    – “no way…!”
    – “like worms, I donot like this”
    – “Brilliant Zaha, I do love her work.”
    – “Wow, this is awesome”
    – “amazing Zaha!”

    even contribute less to “the larger conversation”.

    What part of my post did you find inappropriate?

  • @cj: the comment was not constructive nor were you contributing to the larger conversation. it was an inappropriate remark, therefore it was removed.

    jayme / db
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