Central Business District in Changchun

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Central Business District in Changchun

Commercial Building Development in China – design by HENN architectes

20 Dec 2016

Central Business District, Changchun

Architects: HENN

Location: Changchun, China

HENN wins 1st prize – Central Business District

Central Business District in Changchun

Changchun is an industrial city in north eastern China and is regarded as the centre of the Chinese automobile industry. Situated not far from Jilin University, the Central Business District (CBD) construction site in Changchun provides an opportunity for urban development to focus on the city’s growth to the south.

Central Business District in Changchun

The owner of the site is Changchun High & New Technology Real Estate Corporation Inc. The staggered street grids of the surrounding areas were the starting point for the design because they extend into the area and intersect with each other to form diverse building footprints.

Central Business District in Changchun

The three office towers are of different heights and were positioned in such a way that the neighbouring residential district is not overshadowed.The environmental conditions – wind, position of the sun, shade and the severe winters in the region – were crucial for the formulation of the building masses and façades.

The aerodynamic profile of the building reduces the down draughts and thereby improves the quality of life on the streets and squares. While the façades are more firmly closed in the main wind direction, the influx of light is increased to the north and south, opening up the view of the neighbouring parks. The southern section of the building project is intended for office use while hotels and a conference centre are planned for the north.

The aim of the office areas is to attract tenants from the fields of research and technology. In contrast to the traditional, massive plinth construction, the high-rise buildings stand in a public space where paths and squares interlock with the surrounding green areas on a local scale. Small-scale retail and gastronomy zones are planned for the public areas. The shop units extend over two to three levels and open up onto a protected courtyard area attractively developed in the form of a landscape garden.

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Central Business District Changchun – Building Information

Client: Changchun High and New Technology Real Estate Corporation Inc.
Location: Changchun, China
Lead architect: HENN – Berlin, Beijing
building area: 43 400 sqm
design period: ab/since 2016
construction period: 2016 – 2020
competition: 1. Preis/ 1st Prize

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