Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, Chengdu, China

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, The ONE, Building, Chinese Development Images

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza Chengdu

The ONE Shopping Mall / The St Regis Hotel / Office Tower, China – design by Aedas

22 Dec 2015

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza, Chengdu

Location: Chengdu, China

Design: Aedas, architects

Aedas-designed Evergrande Huazhi Plaza reveals elements of the natural landscape of Sichuan, China

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza is a large scale mixed-use development located at the heart of Chengdu, containing retail, office, residential and hotel elements. The shopping mall, The ONE, was recently opened while the hotel, operated under The St Regis brand, and the Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower are already in operations.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

All buildings within the Evergrande Huazhi Plaza reveal elements of the natural landscape of Sichuan. Huanglong, literally ‘yellow dragon’, is a scenic spot in the Sichuan province known for the colourful pools formed by calcite deposits.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Designed by Aedas, Evergrande Huazhi Plaza drew inspirations from the natural terraced pools to give a regional character to the commercial complex, balance between form and function, and create an urban oasis for the vibrant city centre.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The ONE’s architectural form, space and materials drew inspirations from the natural terraced landscapes and pools of Jiuzaigou. The earth-tone granites with random patterns and texture translate the rocky element of the natural terrain into the façade design. The architecture incorporates a series of staggering terraces at varying heights to the interior space, creating a fluid form and architectural space in alignment with the overall design of the development.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The St. Regis Chengdu, on the other hand, has an elegant façade design. Warm colour toned materials such as Brazilian granite, timber-patterned architectural features and pearl white window mullions are used to echo the warm and welcoming hospitality of The St. Regis. The curtain wall system uses glass and granite as two key materials – the unitised glass curtain wall expresses movement and verticality, while the granite cladding shows pride and firmness. The combination of these two elements transforms the hotel tower into an architectural metaphor of mountain and waterfall.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The 36-storey Evergrande Huazhi Office Tower offers super Grade A office spaces. It adopts an unitised curtain wall. The glass façade spreads out at the bottom of the building to form an entrance canopy as a distinct feature of the building. The grand entrance lobby is artfully articulated with sculptures, green wall and water features, echoing the verticality and faceted elements of the architecture.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The hotel tower on the east and office tower on the west form a gateway to the development and drive people flow to The ONE. There is also a green spine with outdoor escalators and staircases to link up the landscaped terraces on different levels of The ONE and connect the entrance plazas in the north and south, drawing people from the ground level to the central piazza on Level 4.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The spine also blurs the boundaries between indoor shopping mall and outdoor retail streets. Such spatial design reflects the city’s indigenous, outdoor, leisurely lifestyle – providing outdoor terraces for al-fresco dining and pubs and creating an urban park for the community.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

The nature-inspired design is a melodious combination of aesthetics and practicality. It unites all four programmes of the development and creates a unique mixed-use project of Chengdu.

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza – Building Information

Project: Evergrande Huazhi Plaza
Location: Chengdu, China
Architect: Aedas
Director: Ed Lam
Client: Evergrande Real Estate Group
Gross floor area: 430,000 square metres (Retail: 72,000 sqm; office: 60,000 sqm; hotel: 43,000 sqm; residential: 150,000 sqm)
Completion year: 2015

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

Evergrande Huazhi Plaza

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