The gate that carries the memory of the city.
Riviera TwinStar Square is a landmark building in the financial center of Lujiazui district, and has won the CTBUH Annual Best High-rise Award. The two towers were built on the site of the former Shanghai Shipyard, with the intention of “the gate of memory”. It constructed the image of a giant ship through virtual space, connecting the memory of Shanghai Shipyard and leading to the future of Lujiazui Financial District.
| 以隐喻手法唤醒城市记忆 |
Awakening the Memory of the City with Metaphors
The building is like a monument in which the virtual and the real are inverted. The virtual space constructs the image of a giant ship, like the silhouette left by a giant ship after passing by, connecting the memory of Shanghai Shipyard.
As a first-line landmark along the Huangpu River, Riviera TwinStar Square stands in the most prosperous Lujiazui Financial District in downtown Shanghai, and is close to Pudong Binjiang Park. The graceful architectural form outlines a beautiful skyline, as if it is a sculpted modern urban landscape, which is impressive.
| 以结构设计呈现发展之变 |
Presenting Changes in Development through Structural Design
The glass curtain wall creates a sense of lightness, the stone frame adds Chinese colors. The façade lines change with the shape. The middle is dense and the upper and lower are sparse, implying that the building is like an open city curtain.
The entire building is symmetrical to the axis of the original slipway, simulating the curvature of the side of the giant ship. Two elegant curves show the beauty of rigor and the charm of history.
The hotel tower is like the waves of a giant ship entering the water. The coherent space gives people a continuous experience, creating a sense of balance, order and solemnity.