The project’s goal is not just to view an industrial park or a landmark high-rise building in isolation, but to propose a comprehensive area that integrates industrial development, urban construction, and cultural symbiosis from the perspective of urban development. It not only integrates with the region but also expands from a point to an area, focusing on long-term development. Therefore, the overall urban design concept is “The Eye of Science and Innovation, Transforming Cocoon into Butterfly,” aiming to transform the region into an incubation base for innovative industries through the construction of an industrial ecosystem.
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The Eye of G60 Yangtze River Delta Urban Design
Urban Design (Concept)
Shi DaoHong, Jiang Dongyan, Chen Jingwen, Jin Su, Ning Quan, Shu Tao
United Arab Emirates
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The overall layout is centered around the commercial landmark and office blocks on the southern side, with the central axis of public functions and spaces serving as the backbone, and multiple research and development clusters as wings, collectively creating an ecosystem for industrial transformation. The planning forms three urban development axes: along Jiuxin Road for urban display, along Shenglong South Road as the central vibrant spine, and along Beimaojing Ecological Headquarters Island.
The design of the commercial and office area considers both the concepts of “The Eye of Science and Innovation, Transforming Cocoon into Butterfly.” It integrates four tower buildings into one, creating a shape reminiscent of a butterfly. The main entrance, the main interior courtyard, and the circular skywalk form three “eyes,” symbolizing “The Eye of Science and Innovation.”
The science and innovation area is located on one side of the central vibrant spine. Our main design concept is to create a high-energy, small-scale, and large-scenario environment, fostering a vibrant and warm science and innovation community.
In addition to designing attractive building forms, it is equally important to ensure the feasibility of the design. The design also pays specific attention to the treatment of key nodes in the spatial form. The facade incorporates design team’s technical principles, featuring hidden windows to prevent strong winds from entering the interior while maintaining the integrity of the facade.
The design of “Transforming Cocoon into Butterfly” is the result of continuous collaboration and iteration. We practice innovation through design that is visible, down to the millimeter, sustainable in operation, and creates warm and engaging scenarios. Together, we design the future with technology and art.