Zhuzong Vanke Plaza was the ‘Winner of Mixed Use Category’ in the 2014 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award. The judges’ citation, published in a special MIPIM edition of Architectural Review, said: “This genuine mixture of uses has been designed with a sense of panache often missing in this sort of amalgam. The bravura approach has paid off with a proposition that managed to combine multiple activities without resorting to a one-size-fits-all mall.”

Zhuzong Vanke Plaza is a 127,000 sqm development located in Beijing’s rapidly growing southern suburbs. Comprised of live/work towers, a retail podium and leisure amenities, its interlocking volumes add interest to its form and variety to the experiences it offers.

With activities that need large volumes close to the ground, a key move was to create additional ‘ground planes’. The ‘lower plane’, on levels four and five, comprises a series of restaurants laid out on an orthogonal grid. The upper ‘ground plane’ is conceived as a group of pavilions for small offices and larger towers of live/work units laid out within a garden accessible to the public as well as occupants.

A clearly articulated escalator expresses its external circulation route which supports two operational schedules - one for the 12 hours of daytime in the three floors of the retail podium, the other for the area above, where restaurants, bars and cinemas will be open, encouraging activity 24 hours a day. Sections showing the internal volumes showcase the project’s architectural expression within a functional and commercial context.

在这里,超越常规的思维方式激发了传统城市形态的多样化演变,也为城市的生活发展提供了真正有意义的契机。

住总万科广场位于快速发展的北京南郊,是一个建筑面积127,000平方米,集居住、办公、裙房商场、休闲娱乐设施于一体的城市综合体项目,其穿插交错的形体不仅丰富了建筑形式上的趣味,还拓展了公众体验的多样性。

人们普遍习惯在建筑首层展开公共活动或者商业行为,但首层面积往往有限。因此项目的一个重要设计举措是在竖向层面创造了更多额外的“首层”。新的“首层”出现在第四、五层,有着一系列正交柱网布置的餐厅。再往上更高的额外“首层”则在一个向公众及使用者共同开放的花园中,由一系列小型办公空间及更大的商住两用塔楼构成。

建筑的另一大特点让两种运营模式共生。室外自动扶梯清晰呈现了建筑的流线逻辑,通过巧妙的流线规划,使两种运营模式同时存在成为可能,既满足一到三层集中商业白天12小时的运行需求,又为三层以上的餐厅、酒吧、电影院等需超时营业的业态提供独立开放的条件,满足现代都市生活24小时不夜城的需求。内部体块的剖面表现了功能与商业语境下的建筑化表达。

Zhuzong Vanke Plaza Beijing

北京住总万科广场