Suture the originally divided urban islands,
Connecting Lianhua Mountain and Bijia Mountain,
Form a complex urban landform of “valley roaming”.
The overall plan of the project is designed by SOM, which is divided into Phase I (North District: Apartment) and Phase II (South District: Office, Commercial, Hotel). The format includes a diversified shopping experience space composed of brand streets, shopping malls and small towns, and industrial research and development building, high-end business apartment, LOFT and Mandarin Oriental hotel. In terms of architectural design, Upperhills also invited top firms with different expertise to complete the single design of the entire project. SOM is responsible for the design of the industrial R&D building (including the hotel), ARQ is responsible for the design of the commercial part of the southern district, and URBANUS is responsible for the design of LOFT. GRAVITY is responsible for the design of the North District apartment.
| 城中城 · 超级城市综合体 |
City within City · Super City Complex
What is interesting in the planning is that SOM separates the banquet hall and conference hall of the hotel on the top floor of the tallest tower and accommodates them in a separate volume. The architect’s intention is to incorporate the landscape of Bijia Hill into the interior and become the background of the ceremony. To create a sense close to nature and make full use of the special landscape advantages of the venue. Therefore, this single banquet hall has also become the focus of part of the hotel design.
Two super high-rise office buildings are located at the crossroads in the southeast corner of the site. They have the best landmarks and are as far away from the apartment as possible to reduce the pressure on the apartment.
The other “mountain” on the south side of the base was initially set as the headquarters office. The depth of the building volume is relatively large, ranging from 26m to 56m. Through the establishment of large through holes in the building facade, the installation of inner patios in different areas, and the installation of overhead platforms at the ends of the commercial complex, the indoor and outdoor areas have greatly enriched the level of space. The aisle office space in the building connects multiple inner courtyards, lounges, outdoor overhead platforms and other spaces of different levels in series, forming a rich spatial experience.
| 城市围合 · 高低错落的小镇商业 |
City Enclosure · Small Town Business with High and Low Heights
深业上城向内围合出一个安静的空间，以细致的步行街道联结3-4层的高密度的办公 LOFT，排列出一个高低错落，空间变化丰富的小镇，其中纳入 LOFT剧场、展示交易中心等公共活动空间，从外围的“大”和“实”逐渐过渡到内部“小”而“虚”非常有活力的区域。让商业、办公与住宅人流在同一街区活动，创造了一种居住、办公、商业与文化空间融合的聚落式街道生活新模式。
Upperhills enclose a quiet space inward and connect the 3-4 floors of high-density office LOFT with meticulous pedestrian streets. It arranges a small town with different heights and rich spatial changes, including LOFT theater and exhibitions. The public activity space such as the trading center gradually transitioned from the “big” and “real” on the periphery to the “small” but “virtual” area inside. Let the commercial, office and residential people flow in the same block, creating a new settlement-style street life mode that integrates residential, office, commercial and cultural spaces.
A “black box” small theater is set in the center to activate future regional cultural activities, and the gray-white ceramic slabs on the facade give people a feeling of returning to the original. The volume of the group building is interspersed and combined to form a rich spatial form such as overhead passages, terraces, courtyards, balconies, and corridors.
The office and the commercial platform are connected by vertical transportation. The office crowd can stroll along the commercial street when they go downstairs, and they can continue to work when they go upstairs. They can live in the north area and see exhibitions in the south. The spatial model creates a multi-dimensional lifestyle. The simple geometric method is used in the design of the single building of the small town. It is clean and has no unnecessary decoration. The color matching uses a large area of warm color wall and off-white buildings to form a strong visual impact. The color matching is a bit like Mondrian’s paintings characteristic.
| 景观天桥 · 连接城市绿地与商业 |
Landscape flyover · Connecting Urban Green Space and Commerce
The flyover was designed by SOM, borrowing from the “winding bridge” method of Chinese classical gardens. The curved circulation is different from the monotonous and rigid linear shape designed to ensure rapid passage of pedestrian bridges in the past. Plants are also planted on both sides of the flyover to shield the traffic interference below, eliminate the boundary between nature and business, so that people can enjoy the beautiful scenery while walking. They can slow down and form a leisure mentality before entering the town.
The corridor becomes the link of urban valley roaming linking Lianhua Hill Park and Bijia Hill Park, ensuring the visual transparency and pedestrian crossing between Lianhua Hill Park and Bijia Hill Park. And with the help of the space on the top floor of the Upperhills, the two are combined naturally, reducing the overall cost of the connection, and at the same time creating a new urban experience for the citizens.
| 经典形态 · 简洁大方的室内设计 |
Classic Form · Simple and Generous Interior Design
There are still many bright spots in the design of the shopping mall: the column network of the entire space is unconventional and the corridor space is column-free, which minimizes the line of sight. In order to enhance the sense of space in the mall, each floor in the mall has a net height that is rare in domestic malls, and the overall linear movement is also quite classic and practical.