As the third phase of a multi-phased project, the Jining Cultural Center is poised to become a vital hub for commerce, leisure, residential and cultural life. Located within the Shandong Province in China, the new mixed-use project was established to fit ambitious programming in harmony with the district’s cultural facilities group, achieving a symbiotic relationship with four cultural buildings sited adjacent.
Viewed from north to south, the project includes seven towers; a hotel, four office buildings and two residential complexes. The central unifying element for the mixed-use site is an expansive elevated platform known as High Land Park. Set six meters high, the park integrates earlier phases, uniting the urban complex and cultural buildings in a design expression acknowledging the rich aesthetic and architectural diversity of the site.
Connecting the platform with underground parking is a retail podium which lends support to the hotel tower. Four street retail-anchored buildings bring a human energy to the elevated platform with pedestrian activity and capacity for seasonal events to further activate the site. Throughout, sunken plazas will provide access to and from parking located at the basement level.
The towers seamlessly merge with the platform through the landscape and intentional paving that extend towards the towers’ façade. Two grand curves dictate the form of the seven towers and make a sweeping gesture, a controlled, yet kinetic basis for the site’s form and space. The grand curve and momentum from the platform up into the towers all build toward a dramatic architectural gesture.The World Architecture News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here