Science Town Project / Spark Architects

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Architects: Spark Architects
Location: Guangzhou, China
Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
Design Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
Area: 33,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Guangzhou Vanke

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Located at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandiurban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square. The shop lots serve as a mixture of convenience stores, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating located in the sensitively landscaped streets.

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The convivial pedestrian environment is overlooked by the sculpted form of the SOHO residential building that featurescolourful pop out balconies; the balconies break up the scale of the building assisting in the creation articulated three-dimensional hillsidecum urban village milieu for the developmentwhich has been hailed as the first lifestyle centre in Guangzhou.

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Cite: "Science Town Project / Spark Architects" 10 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=341478>

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    It was a treat to watch these pictures, some of them looked very similar to what you took while you were in China. Thanks.

    Roshan

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