The Zhangjiang Dolphin Bay Project is located along the Zhihui River in the core area of Zhangjiang Science City, adjacent to Haike Road, and connected to Zhangjiang Future Park in the north. There are three blocks of site in the east-west direction. Haike Road on the Southside will build an office building of about 100m height to form the high-rise skyline of Zhangjiang Central District. The cultural and sports center on the north side of the site has already passed the international competition, and selected the famous Dutch office MVRDV as the main creative team to build a The landmark building of the district, which will become the most important cultural and sports facilities in the Zhangjiang Central District in the future and an important destination for organizing urban activities. Therefore, whether it is an external landmark building or an internal low-density environment, the Dolphin Bay project has occupies a unique urban resource.
For urban planning aspect, through the study of the types of traditional urban streets in Shanghai, the advantages of kindness feeling for pedestrians, and on the basis of making full use of the superior landscape conditions of the project, The concept of “going through streets and having gardens ” has rejected the efficient way of homogenous arrangement of the building blocks. but allows each unit to be misplaced, the outdoor space is sometimes open and sometimes narrow. It’s a way of providing multiple links to the city in the north-south direction. The urban road and the pedestrian street of Zhangjiang Future Park; a garden-like spatial sequence with a winding path in the east-west direction.
For the building design aspect, The platform on rooftop space and semi-shaded space on first floor are created by dislocating building units of separated floor simultaneously. Courtyards space under the upper floor are shaped with different scale and environment which allows people to customize various activities to suit their different needs. Even there are charging seats. People can hang on the terrace, work in the sinking courtyard, and do the meeting, truly providing office space for anytime, anywhere, and inspiring people’s creativity and imagination.
For the building design, there is the horizontal displacement of the upper and lower sections of the building volume. On the one hand, along the landscape side of the northern side of the Zhihui river, a roof terrace is formed, and at the same time, the cantilevered semi-public space is formed along the south side of Haike Road. The space, in conjunction with the sinking courtyard adjacent to the building, forms a three-dimensional courtyard form. In combination with the volume relationship, the first layer of the façade material is made of dark stone, which is like a stable pedestal. The second and third floors are made of glass curtain wall, which is crystal clear and transparent. It shows the unique and temperament of the park. .
The main entrance of each building is designed with a black mirrored logo wall with built-in lighting. Combined with the entrance display stand, it is convenient for the company to show its publicity. After entering the hall, set up a two-story lobby with the hardcover lobby of the basement. Each corner of the building has a landscape-oriented hollow wall courtyard, which increases the spatial level of indoor and outdoor landscapes, and provides a semi-private rest courtyard.
The second and third floors are glass façades, and the auxiliary space is concentrated on one side of the building. It provides the user with a large flat layer of 270°view and the opening fan of the glass facade, which fully considers the possibility of using small space and guarantees that every small room could have good natural ventilation. The building unit has reserved a multi-purpose possibility for the user in multiple usage. Each floor of the unit has a landscape terrace and the user can hold outdoor party activities, etc.; the roof can also replanted as a roof garden and greatly enrich the building’s fuction.