Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area in Qingdao, China by RTA-Office
February 7th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: RTA-Office
The 200.000 square meters complex aims to create a new and contemporary urban space. We have distributed the volumes on the parcel in order to get at the same time both an open public space and an intimate one. The many passages through the project offer walk paths for resident and visitors. The mixed-use project occupies an entire block of the city of Qingdao.
We have studied thoroughly the environment and character of the city to propose a project that the city can feel its own project and that has a unique character. Qingdao is famous for the Tsingtao brewery, established in the city by the Germans and that produces Tsingtao beer, the most famous in China and exported all over the world.
This strong reference suggested us both the shape of the project and the colors. We paid special attention to the configuration of the volumes; we set them very carefully and in a harmonious way. And also we paid attention to color-scheme; the result gives a touch of elegance and warmth to the complex.
Different uses are distributed in buildings:
All public functions are placed on the ground level and on lower floors, giving social life to the complex.