Wenzhou, China (2014)
site area: 7.8 ha
GFA: 489,000 m2
type: mixed use, hotel, office, residential, retail
This vibrant lifestyle complex is centred on a new visual axis following a line from the nearby mountains to the river. The project will be the principle urban statement within the district forming a smooth integration of multiple residential options, from SOHO to Serviced Apartments to Residential Apartments, supported by diverse retail podiums, with exceptional connections and bridges that link the new vertical city?s commercial heart to the riverside esplanade and waterfront recreational facilities.
The development operates across three sites, the neighbouring plots I-1 and II-1 forming an interconnected matrix of efficient connections at the underground level and with elevated aerial bridges and landscaped networks. The lighting design on the facade accentuates the graphic pattern of ribbon-like fins flowing along the building’s surface.
Plot I-4 features a hotel and recreation complex, conceived as a singular icon that captures the flow and energy of the Oujiang River within it’s energetic rippling and undulating facade.
The podiums of Wenzhou Vertical City will offer gardens, landscapes, terraces, and promenades, giving and outdoor life to urban living. Moving between the two centres via multiple links and bridges will allow for easy flow throughout the entire site and across the waterfront.