The project is located in Sino-Singapore Eco-city in Tianjin, Haiyun road to the north, Ke Yuandong road to the east, Hai Yunnan road to the south, Keyuan road to the west. We were asked to take over this project with an already finished structural works, but completely new building program. The key challenge was to match this new program with the existing conditions. The complex is composed of two towers and a connecting base. One of the two towers will be used as hotel, while the other one will serve as office building. The podium between the two towers will be a commercial area. The entrances of the towers and the commercial areas are designed separately.
The Handan City Yinda City Plaza is located in the center of Wuan city, north of Wuan square and Zhongxing road. Offices, apartments and an hotel are organized in 5 towers which are connected by a commercial podium. The complex is devided into two plots, east and west of Xinhua Road. Two plazas on the -1 level serve as pedestrian connection between these two plots.
The objective of the design is to form a inspiring landmark at the entrance to Tianjin Airport Business Park. A gradually rising surface, allegorizing a “stairway to heaven”, is forming a sculptural event in cautious, yet also ascinating way. It is actually the initial image of a diversified, sophisticated sequence of spaces which lead to a beautiful park, flanking the south-west side of the building complex. The richness of urban space resulting from this arrangement is to the benefit of the adjacent projects. Very similar to a group of people having a conversation, the 6 buildings stand in a relationship to each other, make contact and communicate. With regard the functional aspects, the specific organization of buildings and open spaces allows for a great variety of dispositions with representative entrances to the buildings, as well as being a prime location for commercial facilities. This also implicates homogeneity regarding the location values of the different commercial and business areas. The position of entrances as well as the floor plan layout can be changed in many ways, so that it is possible to offer a great variety of solutions for business and commercial uses.