Located in the south of the Huangpu District, Shanghai and adjacent to the Puxi section of the Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai One Sino Park is a building complex that comprises residences, office buildings and commerce. In 2013, GOA was commissioned to design the project’s four high-rise residential buildings in the west, three multi-storey residential buildings in the south, No.11 office tower, No.18 and No.20 office buildings, and a set of multi-storey commercial buildings in the north.
The overall design was complicated by the originally scattered buildings within the site and the inability to adjust the design of two office buildings that are close to the subway due to time constraints. After a comprehensive balance of landscape directions and sunlight conditions, the architect decided to turn the front and back rows of high-rise residential buildings respectively westward and eastward by 45° to form an L-shaped perpendicular relationship. In this way, the new design can fit into existing construction clusters, and the interval between the two rows of buildings enable the buildings of the back row to get the optimal river view. In addition, such perpendicularity makes it possible to create within the residential cluster multiple courtyards, which, together with elevated floors, landscape corridors and wall panels, can create an interesting combination of varied spaces and provide residents with a diversity of places for socialization and interaction. Considering that South Zhongshan No.1 Road to the north of the site is an elevated road, the architect uses an inner streets that leads to residential buildings to building complexes, retailing space of office buildings, and independent commercial buildings in the east and north. Moreover, the sinking square is linked to the subway station and the underground commercial space to attract more visitors.
In terms of style and form, the architect uses a modern and minimalist styling language to balance the highly compact urban space. The multi-storey residences in the south are a fusion of dry hanging stone, dark glass and metal to look unostentatious yet deluxe. On the other hand, to optimize the view of the river, high-rise residential buildings chose big glass windows with a facade of horizontal metallic lines, which echoes with surrounding office buildings in terms of material and color, thus forming a group of urban landmarks of consistent styling.
2013 - 2019