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Wuhan, Hubei, Cina: Unstudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

Hanjie Wanda Square is a luxury shopping plaza which will house international luxury brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

Unstudio’s approach considers the Hanjie Wanda Square as a contemporary classic, combining both contemporary and traditional design elements in one concept.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

The concept of synergy of flows is key to all of the design components; the fluid articulation of the building envelope, the programming of the dynamic façade lighting and its content design and the interior pattern language which guides customers from the central atria to the upper levels and throughout the building via linking corridors.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

The interior concept is developed around the North and South atria, creating two different, yet integrated atmospheres. Variations in geometry, materials and details define these differing characters.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

The North atrium is characterized by warm golden and bronze materials reflecting a cultural, traditional identity. in the South atrium Silver and grey nuances with reflective textures reflect the city identity and its urban rhythm.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

Both atria are crowned by skylights with a funnel structure which connect the roof and the ground floor, in addition to integrating the panorama lifts.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

The façade design focuses on achieving a dynamic effect reflecting the handcrafted combination of two materials: polished stainless steel and Alabaster.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

These two materials are crafted into 10 differently shaped, but standardized spheres. Their specific positions in relation to each other recreate the effect of movement and reflection in water, or the sensuous folds of silk fabric.

UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square
UNStudio Completes the Hanjie Wanda Square

Location: Wuhan, China Architects: UNStudio Project Team: Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos, Astrid Piber with Ger Gijzen and Mo Lai, Konstantinos Chrysos, Ariane Stracke, Veronica Baraldi and Thomas van Bekhoven, Elisabeth Brauner, Rodrigo Cañizares, Luis Etchegorry, Albert Gnodde, Ka Shin Liu, Chiara Marchionni, Cynthia Markhoff, Tomas Mokry, Iris Pastor, Machiel Wafelbakker, Shuang Zhang, Jinming Feng, Xinyue Guo, Cheng Gong Model making: Patrick Noome, Todd Ebeltoft, Ali Ashgar Funnel structure: Arup Sha Facade: Arup Sha Lighting facade: agLicht Local advisors and constructors: Csadi, Central South Architectural Design Institute Ldi façade: Beijing JinXinZhuoHong Facade Engineering Company Ltd. Ldi interior: Beijing Qing Shang Architectural Design Engineering Co. Ltd Ldi Lighting: Biad Zheng Jian Wei lighting design studio Landscape design: Ecoland Building surface: Facade 29.920 sqm Interior: 22.630 sqm Year: 2013 Client: Wuhan Wanda East Lake Real State Co., Ltd Photos: Edmon Leong

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