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上 海 偏 建 建 筑 设 计事 务 所 上 海 市 黄 浦 区 鲁 班 路 88 号 4 号 楼 301 室 邮 编 200023
Location: Nanchang District, City of Wuxi
Area: 15,000 sqm
Client: spg land
The design brief called for a sensitive response to the industrial heritage and conserved buildings on the former compound of flour production factories. The design scope includes a series of low-density street retail architecture that links up four landscaped public plazas, water-front promenades and two bridges. This site has all the characteristics of the famed historic Jiangnan canal systems, where canal-front architecture gave distinctive regional character to the project. This design reinterprets the materials and rhythmic quality of the existing industrial fabric in an attempt to bring about a more humanized scale in the experience of the street, while providing necessary public amenities for the development. environment. A series of street level commercial spaces challenge the traditional podium-and-tower type through the deployment of another kind of scale and form - that of a mixture of mid-century industrial roof forms and sequences, coupled with a range of new industrial materials.