Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex Building

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Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex

Chinese Mixed-use Architecture: Building Development – design by gad architects China

19 Sep 2018

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex Building

Design: gad architects

Location: Xixi National Wetland Park, west part of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex Building

The site is located on the north side to Xixi National Wetland Park with superior landscape resources. However, due to the expansion of urbanization, the region has been rapidly developing under the push of the local government.

A high density city center with modern high-rise office buildings and luxury residences is being gradually formed beside the nature park. The project is a 246,000 square meters building complex of offices, business and some supporting facilities in this area.

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex building China

With the aim of landmark and openness, four L-shaped slab buildings with large openings are used to encircling the site due to the landscape cross. The internal volume is modeled on the traditional wetland settlement pattern. It ensures the maximum utilization of landscape resources and strengthens the sense of place as an understated elegance park. Simple and reasonable structures present a non-conventional visual impression, making the buildings a group of futuristic city sculptures.

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex building China

We set up different design strategies on the external and internal interface. The huge volumes of the external interface make the building a visual focus of the region. Large openings invite everyone to come in and share a good public space. The internal volume is modeled on the traditional wetland settlement pattern. By analyzing the spatial characteristics of Xixi Wetland, architects extract the typical wetland space form, combine with the traditional Chinese courtyard space, try to express the essence of wetland architecture space with modern architectural techniques.

The project started in October 2012 and the construction finished in December 2016 in Hangzhou, China.

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex building China

For economic considerations, architects have decided to simplify the complex surface morphology and use the conventional construction strategy to realize the unconventional visual impression. The three-dimensional irregular form and structure is realized by dividing the block by the two-dimensional horizontal lines of sun-shading louvers. Large-span vierendeel steel truss is used for the large opening. Descending the bottom plate of the revolving door to realize the frame free design. The core tube is set on one side, providing more possibilities for the plan. Revit was used to ensure the building quality.

Compared with small scale projects, large volume project design needs a more prudent design strategy. Architects take the responsibility of building the high quality urban space, dig into the potential value of the business logic, break away from formulaic style and priori establishment, seek a delicate balance between modernity and localization, and gradually solve the severe problem.

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex building China

Respect for the original wetland landscape, the project aims at integrating the project into the natural environment of the site. How to design a high quality urban space, redefine the image of a landmark building, while maintaining cultural tradition of the Xixi wetland spirits, becomes the major challenge of this project.

Cloud Park was concieved by Zhang Wei, Meng Fanhao, Xie Lei, Tang Yan, Zhu Mingsong, Zhao Liang, Sun Tao, Miao Chunle and Zhu Min.

gad earns the celebrated Platinum A’ Design Award

A’ Award and Competitions are delighted to share that the work Cloud Park by Meng Fanhao has been awarded with the renowned Platinum A’ Design Award at Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition

Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition Platinum A’ Design Award Winner

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to see that the work Cloud Park by Zhang Wei, Meng Fanhao, Xie Lei, Tang Yan, Zhu Mingsong, Zhao Liang, Sun Tao, Miao Chunle and Zhu Min won the renowned Platinum A’ Design Award at Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition elected as the winner by the international awarding commission of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions among numerous projects.

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex building China

Winner Design: Cloud Park

Meng Fanhao, the lead designer of the winning project Cloud Park says “With the aim of landmark and openness, four L-shaped slab buildings with large openings are used to encircling the site due to the landscape cross. The internal volume is modeled on the traditional wetland settlement pattern. It ensures the maximum utilization of landscape resources and strengthens the sense of place as an understated elegance park. Simple and reasonable structures present a non-conventional visual impression, making the buildings a group of futuristic city sculptures. ”

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Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex China – Building Information

Team Members: Zhang Wei, Meng Fanhao, Xie Lei, Tang Yan, Zhu Mingsong, Zhao Liang, Sun Tao, Miao Chunle and Zhu Min

Specifications / Technical Properties:
Site area: 74301 m2
Built area: 246046 m2
Ground area: 148602 m2

Image Credits:
Image #1: Yao Li
Image #2: Yao Li
Image #3: Yao Li
Image #4: Yao Li
Image #5: Huang Jinrong

Website: http://www.gad.com.cn

Designers’ Name & Surname: Meng Fanhao

Cloud Park Xixi Green Office Complex Building images / information received 190918

Location: Xixi National Wetland Park, China




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