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.
Vanke Tianfu Cloud City in Chengdu, China by Aedas
May 3rd, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Aedas
Vanke Tianfu Cloud City, designed by Aedas, is a prime mixed-use development in Chengdu comprising office, exhibition, hotel, residential, retail and market facilities. Situated within the Tianfu new development zone which is designated for hi-tech and sci-tech industries and in close proximity to Xinglong Lake, the project design is inspired by tech cloud.
The development occupies four land plots which are connected by a central green axis. Grade-A office, eco-office and SOHO towers, exhibition venues and hotels are planned on the three plots towards the north; while other towers, clubhouse and market place are concentrated on the southern-most plot which is close to nearby residential districts and schools.
Greenery is incorporated throughout the project, with terraced façades and expansive green-filled balconies with panoramic view of Xinglong Lake to serve as social space. The luxurious 54,000-square-metre central green axis ingeniously connects different programmes and buildings in a park-like setting while enhancing pedestrian experience. Sustainability features such as green roofs and sky gardens are adopted to reduce heat gain and cooling load to mitigate heat island effect.
Vanke Tianfu Cloud City enjoys accessibility advantage from future subway line and station. Multiple underground parking entrances also increase accessibility. The project is set to become an important hi-tech and commercial hub in Chengdu and western China.