The project is located in Pudong, Shanghai, close to Lujiazui financial center, 31 minutes away from Shanghai city center by drive; and only 14 minutes from Shanghai New International Expo Center; the north and south sides of the site are Yangpu District and Zhangjiang Science and Technology Park, both within 20 minutes by car. This site has an excellent access, and it can be directly connected to from Lujiazui to here by going through Shijidadao to Yannggaozhong Road .
According the research of current site situation, it is concluded that the current status of the site does not match the urban image of Lujiazui financial center. There are four main points:
1. The main building has no design sense, is old and worn, and does not match the surrounding environment.
2. The building is low in construction, the facade is worn out, and the tiles fall off, posing a safety hazard.
3. The main body is corroded and cracked in many places, the pipeline is chaotic, and there are serious safety hazards.
4. Walls of the main building are old, stains are serious, doors and windows are aging, and ventilation and lighting are poor.
Lujiazui is located on the banks of the Huangpu River in Pudong area, Shanghai, facing the Bund across the river. There are multinational banks of China and the world as well. The area is one of the most influential financial centers in China, and also the core area supporting Shanghai’s financial development. The opportunity of the intelligent era is that Lujiazui will usher in the renewal and development of the artificial intelligence industry. In this case, the concept of “finance is the theme, culture is complementary, and intelligent upgrade” is proposed.
In architecture design, this project connects the volume of intelligent industry through spiraling public space. And apply three design strategies: super street, enjoyable block and ecological garden. Different from traditional CBD, it adopt community office mode and form an aerial community. The form of the building space create a transparent and appropriate office environment and a good image of the city.
Meanwhile we build a vertical aerial garden, providing people with a leisure place and connecting all the enterprise together, interacting with the urban interface on different high level and making a three-dimensional aerial living room. The rooftop garden stretch all the height is a unique platform to exhibit and communicate, where enterprises can interact and talk to each other. GKD high-tech knitting net is adopted in the glass curtain wall, so the indoor rooftop garden is still suitable and comfortable while it shows its own image to the outside world.。Besides, we can connect sports and communication through the renovation of river and provide a rich and delightful riverside scenery.