SHENYANG CITY HANG LUNG PLAZA
The design for the Hang Lung Dou Mu Gong Mixed-use Development in Shenyang seeks to create a dynamic new icon for one of northeast China’s most vibrant and swiftly developing cities.
Situated at the south side of City Plaza with ample frontage on Qing Nian Da Jie, the site is undoubtedly one of the most desirable development sites in the city. KPF’s design features two dynamic office tower forms at the north site which act as a gateway from City Plaza to the development and serve to reinforce the edge of the part. Between these two elements is a large canopy which covers a plaza in front of the main retail entrance. The central zone of the retail mall is situated a bit further south, thus allowing easy access from the later phase office tower and the hotel tower.
Finally, the southeastern portion of the site is reserved for three serviced apartment buildings and retail stores specially tailored for the needs of apartment residents.
The architectural language of all buildings is based on a gently curved geometry, which is meant to suggest the flow of the river. The office towers and hotel slab taper subtly in section to open up a sense of space in the middle of the complex. The office towers are conceived as a family of forms and are united though the use of a consistent curtain-wall design. These towers are capped by floating crystal forms that sparkle during the daytime and function as beacons at night.
MIPIM Asia Awards Future Projects Category
Mixed-use: office, retail, residential and hotel
Total area: 1,166,000 GSM
Retail: 81,000 sm
Office: Tower 1 = 190,000 sm, Tower 2 = 210,000 sm
Residential: Tower 3 = 121,000 sm, Tower 4 = 115,000 sm
Hotel: 105,000 sm