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Science Town Project / Spark Architects

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
  • Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, RafalKapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
  • Area: 33000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Guangzhou Vanke

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© Guangzhou Vanke
© Guangzhou Vanke

From the architect. 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.

© Guangzhou Vanke
© Guangzhou Vanke

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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