Vanke Qingdao Business Park | CLOU architects

Qingdao / China / 2018

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Qingdao Vanke Business Park located in Chengyang District has been developed by Vanke as a hub for innovative businesses. The park's latest addition is a colourful stepped mixed-use complex designed by CLOU. Accommodating a bookstore, a small city hall and retail spaces provide exciting meeting places for cross-cultural communications.  The design reflects CLOU's ongoing exploration of stepped architecture and office and commercial design integration.


[Sculpted Architecture with Stepped Terraces]


The design responds to the predominately small and medium-sized companies and young creative retailers in the office park. Opening what would traditionally be a closed building, we created exciting paths of exploration and vibrant social spaces.


CLOU has carved the 10,000 sqm massing into a sculptural form with stepped terraces for a proposal that shifts character from different viewpoints.


The human-scale terraces become an extension of the office areas. Varying semi-private spaces are curated into a series of vertical landscapes with the flexibility to host creative outdoor events.


The volumetric form resembles stepped boxes paired with geometric windows and expresses a rational beauty. The façade design plays with shades of pinks and silver, which, from a distance, creates a luminous effect that animates as one approach.

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    Qingdao Vanke Business Park located in Chengyang District has been developed by Vanke as a hub for innovative businesses. The park's latest addition is a colourful stepped mixed-use complex designed by CLOU. Accommodating a bookstore, a small city hall and retail spaces provide exciting meeting places for cross-cultural communications.  The design reflects CLOU's ongoing exploration of stepped architecture and office and commercial design integration. [Sculpted Architecture with Stepped...

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