Impressive development looks like it's peeling open

World renowned architecture and design studio RMJM have taken the classic shape of a building and split it open in this landmark development in Pingshan, Shenzhen

Designed by RMJM Shenzhen

From the architects:

Located on a cleared site immediately adjacent to the main arterial route from Shenzhen to Pingshan, RMJM Shenzhen's Pingshan Eye will be the centrepiece to the new gateway developments that will define and complete the neighbourhood’s eccentric and historic character.

The design focuses on resolving two paradoxical concepts of 'Openness' and 'Enclosure'. The studio developed the concept of The Eyes of Pingshan, which feels like the building is looking out onto the future of Shenzhen while at the same time appearing to peel back the facades to reveal the buildings within.

From street level, the focal points of the complex are the ‘Eyes of Pingshan’. However, when you enter the complex, you’re taken on a journey through several levels to the central rooftop courtyard.

This is where the theme of ‘enclosure’ is achieved. By situating the multiple open, outdoor spaces above street level, RMJM Shenzhen has created a sense of safety and protection from the busy world outside.

The complex, multi-purpose cultural facility features a wide range of elements from 5-star hotels; high standard office and commercial facilities; public, retail and leisure functions; a fully integrated public transportation hub and station; governmental facilities; routes to the local neighbourhoods all of which are set within a fully accessible multi-level landscape.

Designed as a multi-purpose cultural facility, this central monument will become an eye-catching attraction in its own right due to its unconventional shape and special facade material.

“By integrating technologies, developing smart and sustainable innovations and utilising our materials we can produce buildings with physical longevity, while our dedication to devising aesthetically and tactually interesting projects offers them cultural longevity too.”

Hua Yang, Design Director RMJM Shenzhen

Phase 1 of Pingshan Eye  phase 1 is due for completion at the end of 2022.

Story by: Trendsideas

07 Jun, 2020

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