Art & Architecture + [Urban Design]

Changsha, Hunan, Cina: Ksp Wins the Meixi Urban Helix Competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

In Changsha, China, KSPJürgen Engel Architekten won out against international competitors in the architecture competition with its concept for the Meixi Urban Helix.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

In the two-stage competition, participation in which was by invitation only, the design submitted by the German architects was awarded first prize.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

The concept masterfully highlights the start of the new urban axis on Lake Mexi and creates a multi-functional, public space, which opens up to the city. in total the spiral is up to 88 meters in diameter and around one kilometer long.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

Along its entire length the ramp will feature diverse facilities, from micro-hospitality outlets to children’s play areas to sun decks and various areas of greenery.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

The Meixi Urban Helix comprises a six meter wide accessible ramp, which spirals to a height of 30 meters.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

As a vantage point it affords visitors a panorama view of the urban expansion and of Lake Mexi. the Urban Helix is due to be completed in 2015.

Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition
Ksp wins the Meixi Urban Helix competition

Location: Changsha, Hunan, China Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten Area: 20000.0 sqm Year: 2014

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