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Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China

Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China
Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China, Courtesy of Ennead Architects
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Ennead Architects has unveiled the plans for its new project, the Qilin Technology Innovation Park, located in Nanjing, China. The 468,000 square meter project seeks to give a new direction to Chinese urbanism, as it moves away from the trend of “individual architectural trophies,” and towards “creating a holistic district identity and memorable urban space on a human scale.”

Inspired by Silicon Valley, the new science and technology district will create a “24-7 mixed-use urban research hub,” with commercial and government office space, conference facilities, residential buildings, hotels, retail environments, and public open space.

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The design is characterized by three goals: to create a clear district identity; to create a series of engaging public spaces; and to maximize the urban connectivity among all facets of life within the neighborhood.

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Thus, “the district’s buildings are composed of two primary façade systems and a series of large-scale sectional profiles,” that recall the region’s distinct “horsehead gable” roof profiles, while also creating terraces and communal spaces.

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Moreover, central spaces and connective corridors facilitate social and productive collisions that support both research environments and civic spaces.

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Learn more about the project here.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Design Partner

    Peter Schubert
  • Management Partner

    Kevin McClurkan
  • Senior Designer

    Andrew Burdick
  • Project Managers

    Steve Peppas, Jing Lu
  • Project Architects

    Eugene Colberg, John Majewski, Jeffrey Yao
  • Project Team

    Stefan Abel, Bernardo Almonte, Jorge Arias, Christina Ciardullo, Darla Elsbernd, Erkan Emre, Billy Erhard, Brad Groff, Wanlika Kaewkamchand, Julie Kaufman, Jazzy Li, Francelle Lim, Kate Mann, Adam Mead, Nikita Payusov, James Rhee, Adam Sheraden, Chris Shusta, Na Sun, Chuck Wolf, David Yu
  • Area

    468000.0 sqm

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Ennead Architects Announces Plans for New Tech District in China" 08 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/778430/ennead-architects-announces-plans-for-tech-district-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
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