杭州新天地 Hangzhou Xintiandi Office Towers
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Plot K was the entry project; the challenge for this particular design was to get the impact of the lobby despite its small size in plan. The 3 floors height and the bridge connecting both towers allowed us to enhance the vertical effect and make it looks monumental.
Our approach looks for the relation of human with nature through the sunlight. By opening a top light transformed the roof of the bridge we emphasis the vertical space while adding symbolism and dramatics. The vertical impact can be seen only after passing the reception area. The back wall is folded pointing the top light. We follow the triangle geometry to produce a dynamic effect which includes all the elements. The new and original creation enhances the sophistication of the whole plot.
Two types of stones and key areas made by metal match the high ending business level. The warm tones bring the feeling of bright and fresh like the sun.
In Plot E a bright and light interior opposed to a heavy and massive hermetic envelope. The closed black box is opening step by step like a valley; soft natural lines produce a gap dividing the 2 towers with harmony.
From the ground lobby we follow the concept of nature connect human. The high ending office tower is reflected in the luxury and high tech materials. A perfect combination of stone, metal and glass create a unique space with outstanding impact. The sequence from one height to triple height gradually increases the scale of the interior.
The soft lines enhance the metaphor of man made nature and complete a dynamic space always changing while moving. The second floor restaurant and gym can take part in this composition adding sophistication through a delicate design elements cantilevered in the atrium.The flow moves horizontally to the right and left to find the calm on the lift lobbies areas at the end of this creative experience.
Every plot and tower follows a particular geometry, using materials which look for the perhaps nostalgic connection between man and nature.