The global architecture firm Aedes conceived a new mixed-use skyscraper in an urban area of China. A townhouse that could allow residents to live, work, relax and shop, all without ever leaving the building.
Designed to help revitalize the Ba Gua Ling Industrial Zone in the heart of Shenzhen, the 55-story building features a commercial hub on the first levels, with two towers rising upwards before splitting into four to form a park of sorts. terraced. Shirble - The Prime (from the name of the Chinese department store that would be housed below), it would have one of the towers intended for offices and the other three for residential apartments.
Urbanism in supersonic transformation
The Ba Gua Ling district in Shenzhen used to be a center for the printing industry, but has experienced a high rate of urban decay for years. Shirble - The Prime aims to redevelop the area. With its height (about 250 meters), the complex overlooks the city just like the figure it inspires: that of the protective eagle that watches over everything from the top of the world.
The new complex was designed in relation to the surrounding landscapes and transport systems, taking into account both the cross ventilation and the maximization of the internal views. Shirble - The Prime's housing options include units of various sizes, from large apartments to small lofts, while a 'sky park' (approximately 150 meters high) offers outdoor space for walks and hangouts. Also at that level there will be a gym, club house, garden terrace and other recreational facilities. Residents, employees and customers will find spaces to socialize in the commercial area, characterized by both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Shirble - The Prime: skyscraper-city
The architectural details of Shirble - The Prime are geometric, offset by the more organic shape of the commercial pavilion and sky park levels. The rounded rectangular balconies of the residential towers are decorated with silver-white aluminum finishes. Their appearance contrasts nicely with the asymmetrical and flowing lines of the pavilion and park surmounted by trees.
Green also adorns many other levels. Connecting with the natural world creates a little extra oxygen for residents and employees. For its innovative design that brings together many aspects of life under one roof, Aedes won the International Property Award 2020 for the best international residential architecture for high-rise buildings.