The Aedas Tower, an imposing structure in the shape of a large gate is about to be built in Beijing in the port city of Chongqing.
The project, an illuminated idea that will bring splendor to the whole city, is the result of the union of two different intelligences: the architecture studio Aedas and the Chinese Railways Engineering Group Eryuan. Together, these two giants presented an extremely successful project, which won the competition for the design of the cruise terminal in the port city of Chongqing.
This new tower, almost a new city gate, will be built in the port area of Cuntan. It is estimated that it will occupy 100.000 square meters, combining facilities with various destinations. Let's see in more detail what the team's projects are.
The Aedas Tower as the dragon's gate
Do you know the Chinese legend of the "dragon door"?
According to Chinese tradition, the dragon's door is nothing more than an opening, something that must be crossed in order to access a higher level of life.
Like the ancient dragon gate, the Aedas Tower will form a gateway for all visitors arriving from the port. The building, in fact, includes two towers connected at the top by a commercial bridge. The shape resembles that of an arch, of an access passage. The two towers will house different structures; hotels, offices, apartments, even a "sky club".
The project seeks to promote the essence of the Chongqing spirit, materializing a fundamental part for the future development of the Cuntan port area and the wider urban space.Andy Wen, Aedas Global Design
The green park
The Aedas team's project of the Chongqing Cruise Terminal constitutes a layered urban space built on a composite transportation system, which unites the plot with the surrounding area through three-dimensional greening.
Leaning against the elevation difference between the towers and the site's descending terrain to the south, the "Dragon's Gate" creates a cascading path of greenery along the rooftop park. A path that seamlessly connects the project with the cruise terminal and the riverfront. the pedestrian park is also dotted with nodes of vitality, including commercial spaces and underground restaurants, submerged courtyards along the winding multi-level paths, which connect nature with the urban environment.
The main building's podium atrium is designed as a transfer room. A large environment that welcomes passengers from the metro station and surrounding bus stops with a dynamic commercial space. The transfer room is accessible from all directions through an underground plaza, a roof garden, an underground commercial space and even the elevated walkways that connect to the surrounding lots. the expansive pedestrian system will provide a seamless transfer experience between subway, road and cruise ships, adding commercial value to the entire port area.