In the Chengyang District, a business park for innovative businesses has been developed by Vanke. As a recent addition to the park, a colourful, stepped, mixed-use structure, designed by CLOU, was introduced to reflect the park’s vibrant, creative culture.
The building’s open design is another tactic used by Vance to foster an open environment amongst its young and creative retailers. The site hosts a majority of small and medium-sized businesses. By opening what would have traditionally been a closed building, the firm created an environment that invited exploration and created a vibrant social atmosphere.
Retail spaces and a bookstore also provide meeting places for cross-cultural communication on the site. This building reflects CLOU’s exploration of stepped architecture and the integration of office and commercial design.
CLOU converted the 10,000 sq m mass into a sculptural design with stepped terraces that changes the character of the building from different perspectives.
In addition, an extension of the offices is created by the human-scale terraces. A series of vertical landscapes provide a variety of semi-private spaces for hosting outdoor events.
The volumetric form resembles stepped boxes, paired with geometric windows, expressing a rational aesthetic. Pinks and silvers are used in the façade design, creating a luminous effect at a distance. All of the building’s features were intentional to represent the brands and individuals it hosts inside.